Thrive

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Thrive is an upscale casual restaurant where food, drink & lounge meet pleasing taste buds from around the world since 2007 with award winning dishes & specialty cocktails. Our salads, sandwiches, soups, sushi, steak, seafood & so much more are all prepared using the highest quality and freshest ingredients. Thrive is pleased to offer a stimulating wine list as well as a great selection of beer and sake. Join us for our After Work Mixer Monday – Friday from 5pm-7pm for $5 appetizers & specialty cocktails.

Come see why Jezebel Magazine voted Thrive in their top 100 Atlanta Restaurants three consecutive years, and Restaurant and Bar Magazine voted Thrive in their top 100 venues.
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AG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my best friend here for birthday dinner while we’re staying downtown for the weekend. We loved the food and the ambiance of the restaurant. Staff was very friendly and attentive. We got the fried green tomatoes for our appetizer, my friend had the grouper sandwich, and I had the Southern Fried Chicken. Everything was cooked to perfection and very flavorful. We would totally recommend visiting this place!!

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K
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance of this restaurant. The dim lighting, calming colors, and comfortable seating are perfect for a romantic dinner. The hostesses and waiters are very attentive and friendly. I always enjoy the food here, especially the fresh seafood. Everything is seasoned and cooked perfectly. Thrive is one of my top picks before attending an event in downtown Atlanta and they validate your parking, which is a plus.

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O
Atlanta
84 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our trip to Thrive is always welcome. We eat there every time we go to a play at The Theatrical Outfit.

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A
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a modern restaurant with good choice of meals that fit a wider spectrum of tastes: from steak to sushi. As I sampled all nearby restaurants during a week-long conference stay, I would consider it the best.

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TL
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Arrived 5 minutes late. We’re advised 10 minutes after sitting down that kitchen would be closing in 15 minutes. Waiter was immediately unresponsive and referred to manager. They had a large party in front of us. They apparently didn’t want us to wait. I eat out routinely and this by far was the worst service ever.

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CA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the lamb sandwich and chicken pot stickers. It was all delicious and the servers were very attentive.

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DS
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Hostess who greeted us was very rude and could not find our reservation. Even after I pulled up the confirmation email on my phone, she seated us very begrudgingly. Service was slow and wait staff seemed disorganized. Food was good when it finally came.

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AR
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We felt the hostess was “snobby” or arrogant from the moment we stepped into the restaurant. There was an event at the arena & the place was busy, but still no reason to act like your customers are lucky to be there. The waitress was lovely and personable. Unfortunately, we waited an HOUR for our food to arrive after placing our order. At 45 minutes, we asked after our food & it still took another 45 minutes. Then appetizers & dinner came out together. Not great. The fried green tomatoes were great. The pink boo sushi roll was honestly on the mushy side. Salads were good. Might try again, but certainly NOT on a busy night — they can’t handle the volume.

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H
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We made a reservation at Thrive to avoid having to wait and be late to an event around the corner from this restaurant. The restaurant was filled with other tables attending this event as well but they weren't prepared at all. We tried to order right away but still had to wait over an hour for our food. I don't think there's an excuse since this reservation was later than we wanted but earliest available so I think they should've known to expect a high volume of people. They're only a 6 minute walk from our intended destination so I'm sure they knew what was happening that weekend yet they had limited server's and runner's. I've never been here so I was looking forward to enjoying a new restaurant but it was a fail.

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LW
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My food was delicious. The sushi was amazing. The service was great.

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thrive Philly roll was hands down the best sushi roll I have EVER had

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OT
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great.

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C
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The fried green tomatoes with bacon pepper jam was excellent!

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A
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food, poor service.

We went here for sushi before a show. The food ended up being good, but the service was extremely slow despite the restaurant being less than half full. 10+ minutes to get our (canned) beers, 20 minutes to get our first sushi appetizer, another 20 minutes to get the rest of our meal. We were seated so we could see the kitchen and saw half of our sushi meal sitting there in the window for at least 10 minutes before they put the rest of it on the plate and served us. Sushi, especially, shouldn't sit out in the open like that.

We had to chase down our server for waters and for the check. Everything tasted good but they've got to get the service improved. Good thing we weren't in a hurry.

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HB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Will try and visit again next time I am in town to try more of the menu.

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CS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Went on Friday April 19th for Dinner. Place was not busy, majority of tables were empty. Took 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Another 15 minutes to get our drinks. Food order was taken when drinks were delivered. 30 minutes for food to make it to our table. We had 4 different Sushi rolls, all of them were bad.
Drinks were good, wait was way too long & food was not worth it.
Wont go back!

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DJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was great. We had sushi, it was just average. My local place is better. Not sure I’d rush to come back.

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AL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our first time was great, other than the rude hostess. Our second time was disappointing, hostess, wait staff and food, were very average.. Just not very high end or sophisticated..

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H
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The sushi was excellent. Very fresh and flavorful. Potstickers were great. Cocktails were fun!

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FD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food took a long time and we there weren’t a lot of people in there. The bar wasn’t knowledgeable. Food was subpar.

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AT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Way overpriced for the quality of the food. Sushi was all rice with very little fish.

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Sushi was too big.
Too many rices in 1 sushi.
It is not a regular size.
But taste is good and fresh.

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IS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A lively, maybe too lively, place with terrific happy hour cocktails and delicious food. It gets busy and noisy perhaps because it is one of the few interesting in that area.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I gave Thrive another try. Management really needs to hire more servers. It took over 40 mins for my friends and I to receive our food after placing the order. Once it came, the food was cold. The first time it happened, we were told there was a large party. This time there wasn’t a large party and it still took a long time for us to receive our food.

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C
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The lemon parm fries are excellent. Dip the fries in homemade thousand island sauce yum, yum good!!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was outstanding; however, the wait time to receive your food was ABSOLUTELY horrible.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, served fast, polite staff, and within walking distance to our evening event.. made a good evening great with all those features..

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DF
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We went to Thrive prior to an 8pm show at the Tabernacle. We arrived about 6:25 for 6:45 reservation. We waited at the bar and were never offered drinks.
We got seated about 6:45 and immediately let our server know we had a short timeline due to show. There were about 6 other tables seated at that time.
Everything took a long time to arrive. Drinks over 20 minutes and first food (a grilled chicken salad, vegetable sides and fries arrived at 7:35. At 7:40, we told the waiter to cancel our entree and bring the check. He returned with the entree and adjusted check, which was fine. The odd thing is none of the food was out of the kitchen hot so I’m not sure if our food had been in the window a while or what.
The food, though not hot was good. Had it been hot and a little more timely, the experience would have been much improved. We were also never offered a second round of cocktails.
All around it seemed they were unprepared for a typical evening where there are several venues nearby and I would think many fine prior to shows.
Sadly, it’s unlikely we will return and will make reservations at another place close to these venues in the future when we have tickets and need to dine before a show.

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CB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Waited an hour even with a reservation, food was terrible. Clearly understaffed

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Been here before food and vibe are solid. But the bar staff is lack luster. I arrived early for my reservation the bartender never acknowledged us for about 20 min while she fumbled around making about 3 mixed drinks. Finally took our order and had to track her down to pay and go to my table. Food is very good although the menu is limited. Get the fish sandwich if you’re hungry. Super tasty and large portion. We did wait a bit longer than expected for a sushi roll appetizer.... 45 min. If you need a decent date spot or a quick bite with the boys it’s not a bad option.

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OF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Had a reservation, was not seated til 30 minutes later

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J
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed in the food and service. We waiting long periods and food came out slowly and wrong. Service was very poor.

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SK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is incredible. The vibe is cool and the decor is very trendy and modern. Great selection of alcohol and some delicious drink options. The food is incredible too — i have several people and we tried every appetizer, a few sushi rolls, a couple entrees, and a dessert. Absolutely everything was delicious. I would recommend making reservations, the place can get quite busy some nights!

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A
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great choice before a show at the Tabernacle! Expeditious service, bright and sunny dining room, good food.

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NY
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had to wait a few min after reservation time to "allow kitchen to catch up," but all was well after that!

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MA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A meal at Thrive never disappoints! Great go- to restaurant in the downtown area. Favorites are sushi rolls, especially dragon roll, salmon, and Cobb salad. We always have good service here and never feel rushed.

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j
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to dinner for my brothers birthday and the experience was amazing from the moment we walked in. Our server was super kind and informative about the menu. The food was spectacular! I’m not much of a sushi gal, but their fried sushi is on point! I highly recommend this place for any and all meals.

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LP
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and food was very good!! Very pretty and noise wasn't as loud as most.

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JR
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lively bistro type atmosphere with great food and service...a little slow getting our check and we were going to a show-otherwise 5 stars!

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