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I am appalled. This restaurant is sopposed to be up scale and have very good food. The up scale they got right but the food was not even remotely up to par. Some of the breads in the basket were burnt. They're crab cake was mostly filler. And their macaroni and cheese... I've eaten blue box that tastes better. Don't go to paschal's restaurant, it's over priced and not even close to worth the money.
Went to the restaurant excited to be there for my first time. Got there, and the manager was upset with our party because we didn't bring cash for all 40 of our guests. So rather than give us good service, the waiter and the manager had an attitude the whole time.
We came in on the but end of the situation, but the manager told us the party was full? As if we were not welcome to join in. Then the waiter says and I quote "I don't eat this food, so I can't tell you what is good." His attitude was despicable. He never brought us our drinks, and when we did get them, I had to go to the bar to get refills. Then to top it off, when he brought out the food, he immediately brought out to-go boxes, as if he was saying, its time for you to leave. And the worst part is, the manager stands by and watches this buffoonery go on, because she is upset we didn't follow her rules.
Unbelievable. Never again. First and Last experience!!! Sad, poor example of a so called historical restaurant.
An Atlanta soul food insitution. Make sure to order the fried chicken. They also offer a great Sunday brunch. Large venue with private rooms to host events.
Went here for a surprise birthday dinner. The food was delicious. The peach cobbler was just soo yummy!
The food was ok, but the prices were rediculous. The decor and architect of the building was amazing. I would simply go back if they lower the prices. I can get the same quality meal at Mary Macs.
Food is wonderful! Every time I come to Atlanta from N.C. I go! I have recommended this restaurant to anybody I know that travel to Atlanta. History is great!
So good I'm taking time out of my schedule to write reviews on multiple sites. I've been here twice in the past two days. Sunday brunch (off the hook) and yesterday; ribs, cheese grits and cobbler.
The Staff... Efficient, charming, courteous and caring!
The environment... Elegant, open, airy and welcoming!
The food... OFF THE HOOK!
The restaurnat was very elegant and the decor was beautiful . The food was not good at all and very over priced. We had a party of six and no one in the party was pleased with there food. The mac cheese was not good and was very cold . It was my grand daughter birthday and i was not pleased at all to say the least. Wanted to give my family the experince of eating at a Historic Restaurant.
Historic Restaurant in Atlanta!!
Everything is good! That's all i can say! :) The fried chicken and mac and cheese!!
Customer service is great!
I always recommend Paschal's to Atlanta visitors.
When it comes to soul food it has to be just right and this place got it. The Fried chicken is cooked to perfection everytime. Great sides such as greens, white rice, sweet yams, fried okra and the list goes on. The pull pork is my second favorite and I top it off with their biscuits. The food is addictive!!
First time going was for lunch yesterday. Service was great! Waitress was very nice. I was very pleased. The ambiance is great. Love the photos on the wall. But most importantly, the food was awesome! I heard about the history and I will return. Catfish fingers are the bomb! Prices start at $15 for entrees. I went for lunch where they have $10 sandwich and fries. I also used a Living Social deal where you get $40 worth of food for $20.
I just dined at Paschals this evening with a group of nine others. Our server, Jarvis, could not have done better. He was most attentive to our needs almost before we asked. He was quick about clearing dirty dishes and advancing to next courses. I come to Paschal's relatively frequently. While all servers are good, he is by far the best I have experienced. The food was great too.
Great food at outrageous prices. Fried chicken and one side for lunch at $14 is exorbitant. And I wondered why we were one of only five small groups in the entire place. What a shame. If you want great "southern" Our Way Cafe is a delicious cost effective alternative at $3.00 for A La Cart entrees. I can get four orders for Paschal's price.
So disappointed!!! I waited soooo long to try this restaurant with my mom!! I visited the one in the ATL airport. The server rushed me when trying decide what I wanted (the only one in line) and the cashier was not friendly at all!!! I ended up getting the porkchop dinner with Mac & cheese and collards. Everything was bland!!! The greens were under cooked and the breading on the pork chop had absolutely no seasoning!!! Would have preferred Popeye's over this!!! SAVE YOUR MONEY...DONT GO HERE!!!
The lemon pepper wings were really good. They were covered with lemon pepper seasoning and you can really taste it.
The service was bad. I was greeted at the hostess stand at 5pm with the restaurant was 3/4's empty. They still asked me to wait to be seated. No big deal.
A guy in a tie came up who looked managerly like, asked me if I wanted to sit at the bar. I obliged.
I asked the bartender for coffee. She left the bar for five minutes. This happened several times. She had to get her own non-bar drinks and food. Not good.
I did have a question so since the bartender wasn't around I figured that I would ask the hostess who was also missing.
So, I asked the dude with the tie that was setting a table. He told me that the Sunday Buffet was over even though all of the food was still out 1 hour later. No biggie.
I did order the wings which were delicious. A runner did bring it out. She dropped it off and scurried off. I didn't get a napkin. She didn't care if i needed anything else.
So on and so on. They can do better.
On 5/23/15 my family had a graduation dinner with about 30 guests. We had reservations at 5:30p.m. I was totally disappointed with the food and service. The restaurant only designated one server to take care of 30 guest! It took about 2 hours to get our food.
Then when the food did come out some people food came out before others. We were not able to have our food all served at once. I ordered the chicken, shrimp, pasta that was not good. My mom had the fried chicken that appeared to be refried:( The app. were good; but the entrees horrible.
There was nothing memorable about my dining experience. The food quality was not up to par and the chicken tenders my newphew ordered seem to be the same kind they serve at Sonic's or DQ.
Just visited your restaurant a few minutes ago for lunch with a few others, the ambiance was wonderful and the food was delicious. You get your money's worth for a very adequate portion. Jocelyn, our waitress, was approachable, attentive and amazing. Will definitely be back. Love the photos.
Everything was awesome, starting with our waitress all the way down to the food. The pictures on the walls were so great to look at and discuss. Saturday was good but Sunday brunch was amazing. Thanks for such a wonderful experience. We are already planning our next trip back down.
I love to stop by Paschal's every time that we have a layover in Atlanta. The fried chicken, potato salad, and mac & cheese was delicious. I wasn't a fan of the corn bread however, I had a good experience overall.
The place is nice HOWEVER....
1. Why have a hostess if that person is NEVER at the front. My family and I were waiting to be seated for a good 20 minutes. We arrived around 930 pm , which is close to closing, the place was nearly empty. We never saw the hostess, a waitress came and sat us.
2. My husband says, "the chef must be dead because there ain't NO SOUL in this food!"
3. The rice was so hard I thought I was eating popcorn kernels.
4. The "seafood" pasta only had like 5 shrimp but a lot of chicken and sausage!
5. All of our food was cold.
If you want to dine in for soul food this restaurant is great dinning area nice décor of Martin Luther king and other civil rights activist. The fried green tomatoes were a hit the gulf shrimp had a kick. Loved the fried chicken and greens. Great service
There are a few places I can eat without it upsetting my stomach. I really say the food has taste and the don't cross containment the beef with the chicken. The yams aren't better then mine lol but I always have seconds. I would recommend
My family & I ate there on Sunday for brunch. The omelet station cook was very slow and his omelets looked like those of an inexperienced cook. The scrambled eggs looked powdered. However, the fried chicken, fish, Mac & cheese, yams & collars were good. if you're looking for a decently priced soul food brunch I would recommend Paschals
So far not very happy with the hostess who confirmed a 1:15 slot...but gave it to another group right before us. Then after telling us a 10-15 mins wait time we weren't seated until 45 mins later. Only to wait another 10 mins before being greeted by the waiter. Not good so far...will update you guys shortly.
Made a reservation for a large party for dinner at 6:30pm, got to the restaurant and waited about ten minutes for anyone to approach the hostess stand and greet us- the wait staff just continuously walked right past us. The hostess informed us that our reservation had been confirmed for 4:30pm and that we had missed it (which we would never do because it was a work day). The hostess could not identify the male who incorrectly took the reservation and told us that there was no room for us because a different large party was in the 6:30 slot. The male taking the reservation even repeated the reservation time back over the phone. We asked for a manager and she approached us very rudely (dressed in a minnie mouse ensemble...) She never once apologized for the error or tried to fix it.
However, valet was amazing! Our entire party left at once and only one guy was working and he ran back and forth to get each car!
Nothing. Seems to have been an off night, but on a friday? Inconsistent service, questionable food, and way overpriced. Specifically fried okra was soggy and cold, fried chicken was salty and tasted burnt, and the mac and cheese was horrible. Waiter also refilled a coke with sweet tea and didn't bother bringing dinner rolls to the table. Total cost for two was $60.
My fiancé and I went on a Sunday and were surprised to find a brunch bar that we really enjoyed with all of the southern favorites. We are hard to impress but were very impressed with everything that we tasted including the desert bar. We plan on going back and also doing our rehearsal dinner here.
I enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at Paschal's this evening.I was really looking forward to the Sweet potato fries. I was not disappointed! The fried. Chicken, Green Fried tomatoes, and peach cobbler a la mode were superb! We found our Waiter, Brandon very helpful too!
My family and about a party of twenty went to eat and enjoyed time with a family member from out of town...where do I begin. They station with the fried chicken was out along with serving plates. Stood in line for over 15 minutes before plates were brought out for serving, chicken ran out again within 5 minutes of what we thought was a fresh serving. There were 5 other stations that had run completely out of food. Once we did get our food, sat down to eat, cucumbers from salad bar were soured, fried chicken after my cousin and i bit into it was sour and smelled rotten. Informed one of the managers she looked at it smelled it and said oh and walked away. Needless to say we won't be going back or recommending this restaurant to anyone.
I had heard great things about this place from my auntie, so I decided to go for a pre-birthday dinner for myself. However the night I went...the service was horrible. I was seated in a timely
manner by the hostess due to my reservation. But it took the waitress 10 min to come greet us. She had a large party at another table so I let that slide. She came back after another 10 min to get just our drink order, I had a lemonade and a rum coke. This took another 15 mins to get to my table, but it wasn't what I ordered, she brought sweet tea and a different alcoholic beverage. At this point I have had enough. I had to ask another waiter to get management for me since our waitress yet again had left my table and didn't even get my food order. It might have not bothered me so much if the couple sitting right behind me that arrived about 5 mins after me didn't get their drinks and food order in before I even got the drinks to my table. Management came, they comp't the beveragesame and attempted to correct the problem. But again I was completely over it and decide to take my patronage elsewhere. I'm not sure that I will give this place another chance or not yet. But I was highly disappointed and annoyed to say the least.
This place fried chicken was good, sweet potatoes were great and the mac & cheese too. I would have given 5 stars but our waitress took forever to do anything. Geesh!?! We had to hound her for our check, to bring out water etc... The food is good but the wait is the worse part. 3/13/16
We took my dad there for a birthday luncheon and the food was great! I love the look of the place and the staff was very friendly and inviting! I would definitely recommend this place.
My boyfriend and I came to paschals anticipating a great dinning experience and tasty southern cuisine. Boy o' boy was our experience quit the contrary! First, we were told our wait time to be seated would be 30 min but in fact we waited for nearly an hour ( we arrived at Paschals at 810 they closed at 9) the dining room had many empty tables and about three waiters working the floor. Second , service was disgustingly slow and just somewhat unprofessional. When we finally were seated it took the waiter way too long to greet us. We ordered water and that took 10 min to reach our table . Finally our food arrived which surprisingly did not take forever. But we had to wait another couple of mins to eat because they had forgotten to give us silverware!!!! ...Think things got better ?..... NO! fried chicken was not throughly cooked the rice was uncooked the food just wasn't good! Then we asked for the check and it took the waiter another 10 min to bring the check.. We were seated next to the kitchen and i could hear inside to what sounded like a jolly time while us patrons were annoyed with service ... This place is a hot mess do not go !
My mom and sister were in town and wanted soul food. I pass by Paschal's everyday but never been inside so we came here. The food is ok. Just ok. Nothing spectacular, just ok soul food. The macaroni and cheese was BLAND. It needed salt and pepper. I should note that I NEVER put salt on my food but the mac needed it. The collard greens were delicious. My sister ordered bbq wings. They were big and she devoured them. My mom ordered shrimp and grits...again salt and pepper were needed and she also had to ask for a spoon because they were thin.
I think people just go to Paschal's because it's been aroun forever. There's better soul food out there.
We went to Paschals yesterday to celebrate my sister's graduation. We were a group of 11 women who had never eaten there before, we were initially told our wait would be 25 mins which ended up being almost a 2 hrs wait. After being seated who had to wait almost 10 mins for a waiter to come but I must say that we really had a great waiter Craig who gave us great service, so because of Craig I will try them again with a smaller party. And everyone really enjoyed there food!
Walked in the restaurant was not Evan half full but the staff seemed non existent after 3-4 mins at an empty host stand we were told it will be a couple minutes. I asked how long to be sure and she said 20 so we sat at the bar. After 10 mins and yelling out asking for help he slapped the menus down and quickly walked away. I yelled out 2 waters as he was walking away so that I didn't die of thirst and boredom since I've been here 15-20 mins and the waters still aren't here smh.
So he shows back up with the water and is very polite says sorry for the wait ect things are looking up from here. Wow the food was so fast and the service is good fried chicken was the best I've had in a long time. The collards were great and the candied yams couldn't have been better I left happy.
The service wS greT and the food wS off thecbain!
We had a large party of 16 and had no problem getting reservations. Our waiter was excellent and checked on us regularly to ensure we were satisfied. The fried chicken and rosemary baked chicken were flavorful and juicy, but pricey. We made a mistake, however, when we ordered the over-priced fire cracker shrimp appetizer. For $10 we received a coleslaw mix surrounded by only 4 regular sized-shrimp to serve 3 people. Some in our party also had the fried green tomatoes and wondered why the tomatoes were so hard. The overall prices were a bit high for the type of food served. Sixteen dollars for fried chicken?
This was my and my husbands first time, but everything was great. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. She was also the bartender but was able to manage both with ease. The food was great and the "legendary" chicken measured up to the hype!! We will be back!!!
Our experience was less than impressive. Having heard nothing about this restaurant before, my family and I decided to try something new! We were quickly seated, but our waitress did not introduce herself for at least ten minutes. When she finally greeted us, we were able to quickly order our food and drinks. Unfortunately, our table was never checked on again. Forty minutes and three glasses of melted ice later, our food arrived to our table. We had ordered an appetizer, but it never made it. We asked then if we could have boxes and our check to go, knowing if this woman walked away from our table again, she would never return. It was only when my family and I were ready to leave did the waitress begin caring for our table. Only then did our glasses finally get refilled. Needless to say, the food wasn't the best, but it was the poor service that will keep my family and I from returning to Paschals.
Online this restaurant LOOKED amazing....but when we got here it proved to be ridiculous!! The temperature in the restaurant is too warm! Our food came after waiting forever and our fried chicken tasted like it had SALT WATER in it!!! And the gumbo was the WORST we've ever tasted!!! It looked and tasted like dog food!!!! WE WILL NEVER COME BACK!!!! Please don't waste your time coming here!!!
First time and very satisfied! Service was excellent. Our waiter was educated on the history and shared his insight on Henry J. Russell, founder and black billionaire in Atlanta. (Deceased).
The ambience was cozy yet sophisticated and the patrons were beautiful and appeared professional. I had the shrimp and grits and it was scrumptious! We will be back.
Our reservation party of 7 was greeted with a friendly smile when we walked through the door and it only got better. Our server, Alexis, introduced herself with a warm smile and quickly took our drink orders. While we were still reviewing the menu, she brought our drinks and plenty of hot melt in your mouth cornbread and dinner rolls with soft butter. (I hate cold bead and butter) 4 of us had the highly recommended fried chicken, collard greens, mac & cheese and candy yams. Someone else ordered the shrimp and grits, and 2 others the efouffee and fried cat fish. Not a single complaint from any of us except the catfish strips we ordered as a appetizer were a little skimpy. We washed it all down with the delicious strawberry lemonade.
Our server Alexis checked on us from the time she brought the food and repeatedly throughout the meal as we shared jokes with her. She earned and got a 20% tip. When we return to Atlanta, Paschal's will be on the top of our list and we certainly highly recommend it.
Sooooooooo bad. In an empty restaurant at 1pm with many dirty tables, took 15 min to have a waitress take drink orders, 30 min later when everyone's drinks were empty she finally came back to take orders, one guy's food never came and someone else ended up sharing his since we were there an hour and a half before the food came out. As a fellow waitress I had to help her set the drinks and food in the right places while she was struggling. The only other table that came in while our group of 10 workers was there got bread and service immediately from another server. The food was.. food. Definitely never returning, it was a painfully awful lunch for 2 hrs.
Our grand daughter wanted to take her father (our son) out to celebrate his birthday, at the restaurant that she had heard such wonderful things about. Our family, a party of 7, went to the restaurant on Tuesday evening, September 13, 2016, around 7:30pm.
Our grand daughter was quite impressed with the decorum, and was excited about the historic posters and writings on the walls connecting Paschals to the Civil Rights Movement. She was also excited about the items on the menu and could not wait to order our meals.
After the waitress took our orders, she told us that she would return with some corn muffins and butter for us to begin with. When the waitress returned, she brought us some mini corn muffins and butter as an appetizer. However, the corn muffins were cold, dried out and stale, as if they had been sitting around most of the day.
We brought this to the attention of the waitress, who apologized and said that she would get us fresh muffins. In the meantime she took our orders for meals and drinks. While we waited for our food, the waitress repeatedly stopped by our table to let us know that she was checking on our food. Just before the she came back with our food, she returned with what she said was fresh muffins, which turned out to taste like, the same old muffins, reheated. Despite the fact that the muffins were warm, there was virtually no difference in the taste or the texture. Once again we brought this to the waitresses attention, her response was that the muffins were free. I promptly informed her that, free or not, the muffins were no good if we couldn't eat them. She agreed, and moved on. She finally returned with the food and once again, we were extremely disappointed with what we were served. The fried chicken, which is supposed to be their specialty, was dry and tough as if it had been cooked earlier in the day and possibly left under a heat lamp until served to us around 8pm. It was beyond edible. I have lived in Atlanta all my life and grew up with Paschal's reputation.
It is unbelievable, to me, that a restaurant with such a great reputation and rich history as Paschals, would risk that reputation, by allowing food like that to be served in their restaurant, at any time. My wife and I have eaten at Paschals many, many times in the past. Needless to say, after this experience, we will not be returning.
I love the fresh variety of Southern food on the menu and the quality of taste is excellent. The customer service is wonderful as they great each and every customer with a glowing smile. I have seen people come in with LARGE parties with no reservations on Brunch Sunday and expect to be seated in 10 minutes, and guess what? The staff makes every attempt to seat them in a timely manner. I will continue to eat here as my Sunday location.
Fried chicken was hot and juicy but not well seasoned aside from too much salt. Side dishes are great (our table tried cheddar grits, mac and cheese, candied yams, and cornbread dressing) while the overall star of the meal is the peach cobbler dessert. The restaurant was not busy the night we went but the service was slow. Then I saw the waiters sitting down at a back table chatting and once in awhile they remembered to check their tables. Still, this is an institution with a long history. Knowing that Martin Luther King and other Civil Rights leaders often dined here make it a landmark worth visiting.
Not impressed. Had several seats open....still took 30 mins to seat us. Gumbo was great! Mac n cheese was cold, they added cheese on top and it of course didn't melt. Catfish wasn't hot or crispy. Manager on duty never came to greet the guest he stood at the bar the whole time. Our waiter Travian was cool.
Ate there for the first time today with my family. They had several reservations and we didn't have one. The manager was very friendly and attentive. We didn't wait no more than 5 minutes before he stated he had a spot for us. Our waitress was excellent and the food was delicious. We will most definitely visit again!
Had the famous fried chicken. It was to die for! The service was great and the fried green tomatoes were delicious. Great experience!
Excellent service by Whitney. Everyone walked by and checked on my group. Food was great!
The server seemed overwhelmed and confused. The food selection was that of a typical "Southern" restaurant. I had the fried chicken, Mac and cheese and the collards. The fried chicken was good, seasoned well, not greasy, crisp; however was not hot. The mac was really good. The greens were not as good as I had hoped..lack seasoning and smokey flavor. The house tea was excellent. I would come back for a casual meal.
I was there for the first time New Year's Eve. We had brunch prior to the big game ,and found the food to be very good and the atmosphere nice, with a flair of sophistication. Therefore, we decided to purchase one of their New Year's Eve packages. Big Mistake !
Upon our return to the restaurant, we found the staff ill prepared to accept patrons. We were placed in a room to wait while our celebration area was being decorated and the food set up and ready.
When we were finally allowed to go to our designated area, we were placed upstairs with patrons that had purchased a lesser package than we had purchased. Therefore, we had no one available to service our table, or provide us with the party favors and other amenities that came along with our package. We found ourselves constantly asking the only person available to us (the bartender) for any services that we needed.
I feel this could have been a better experience if a few things had been done a bit different. I would like to make a few suggestions from a patrons perspective.
1. Offer only one tier packages (as this seemed to be the biggest source of confusion for the staff ).
2. Close a few hours prior to the event and give the staff plenty of time to prepare both the facility and the food prior to the patrons arrival.
3. Have a set time for patrons to arrive, (as we were given three different arrival times).
We had a reservation for 8 pm and we weren't seated till 920 pm. Once seated the waiting did not stop ! Once we placed our order at 940 and our food came out just before 11 pm. When we finally got our food it was flavorless and just gross. There were 5 of us and we each ordered something different and non of us liked our food. During this time our waitress never came by our table for refills or to ask if we needed anything. We had to call her to us and she would forget what we had asked her and for our drinks. Honestly we wanted to just walk out. The food and service was absolutely terrible and the bathrooms were not clean. I don't know if this I how the place normally runs, I hope not. If it is, I do not know how they stay in business.
Our party had a 8:15 reservation and we did not get sat til 9pm because "the server hadn't set the tables." As a host, it is their job to ensure that by the time the guest arrives, their table should be prepared. Once we were sat we had two servers who divided the table taking half of our party. Half of our table received waters while the other half didn't. There was clearly a poor lack of communication and slow serivce between the servers because by the end of the night, only one server was serving our party of 12. Not only was there a lack of communication but the bartender had trouble concocting a drink for our party. Our appetizers came before our drinks and the wine glass was dirty. As a server, before pouring wine you should always check the glass to make sure it is clean which mine was not. The food was OK but definitely took a while to make. Management definitely needs to work on their service and have a staff meeting addressing these issues. Although it was only my first time attending this historic restaurant, my friends and I will not be returning.
Nice employees, but incredibly slow service. Had a 5:30p reservation, seated a little before 6:00p, drinks arrived at almost 6:30p, and food arrived after 7:00p. After finishing we were then forced to wait nearly an hour for our checks (8:20p).!
Although I enjoyed my roasted chicken, my friends did not enjoy their meals (shrimp and grits, seafood platter, collard greens, etc.)
This should not have been a three hour experience.
To be historic I definitely was hoping for better 😞
1.Coller greens was boiled in water no seasoning.
2. Fish was cold and bland.
3. Grits was cooked like a 4 year old.
4. Nice atmosphere but the kitchen need some class to the food.
You can't such a beautiful cozy place with food like a church yard sale.
Unfortunately I eat all over the world and certainly know what soul food is.
Had a new waitress. She was fine. Made a few mistakes but she was very cordial. Food just ok. Daughter had the gumbo said it tasted more like soup. Lemon pepper wings had no flavor. It was my first time there. I may go back to try the signature fried chicken bit that's a big maybe
Awesome brunch! Denay exhibited phenomenal customer service. The fried chicken was fried to perfection and the Mac n cheese was delicious. What a great atmosphere. Excellent variety of food offerings for a Sunday brunch. I'll definitely be bringing my family back.
We made reservations one month prior to coming and staff was slow and confused about where to seat us. They had to rush and find a table for us. I ordered the catfish dinner with green beans. Honestly the green beans were not seasoned. They tasted like they microwaved it while it was in the can. I came with three guests and all of them were not satisfied with the quality of their meals. I did love the catfish and the fried chicken that my friend ordered. The waitress kept forgetting items and we had to ask her about them multiple times. The waitress was friendly and a joy to be around but very forgetful. The booths were very small and i have a slender body type. It was very cramped and seating was very uncomfortable. Overall, it was an okay experience. I would not come back for a sit down dinner but I would recommend certain items off of the menu to friends.
I've been here a couple of times; once on a date and once for a birthday party. Both visits were enjoyable. The food and service were equally great. This is a great place to get a traditional southern home cooked meal without having to do the dishes.
I love this place! Wonderful service all of the servers were well mannered and quick. We received our food in a timely manner and literally had no complaints they even made my sister a Shirley temple at her request! A must go in the city!
Absolutely the worst out of town experience I've ever had! My family travelled from Charleston, SC to attend my cousin's graduation last week Sunday and prior to our arrival, reservations were made approximately one month ago! We came in at about 7:20 and we were asked to wait 20 minutes. Long story short 20 minutes turned into an hour and 20 minutes. When we were finally seated at 8:40 our waitress walked over and informed us that they ran out of crab bites, ribs, etc...she went back to the kitchen to confirm everything that they did not have but returned to let us know that the kitchen was closed! Now I understand this is a busy establishment, however being that seating should have been reserved before our arrival, we should have not had to wait to be seated. If someone from management explained that we could not be accommodated earlier, we would have simply found another place to have dinner; but after investing in so much time waiting to be seated we stayed! We all left upset, hungry, and unwilling to support this business ever again! FYI this is how black owned businesses get a bad reputation..
Finally tried the renowned restaurant, had to order the fried chicken aka "the gospel bird". I was Not disappointed. The chicken is cooked well without all the added seasoning to try and mask the good texture of the chicken itself. Ordered mac n cheese, collared greens as sides and peach cobbler for dessert. All were made to satisfactory standard, while the atmosphere was very hospitable and amiable. Great place to visit if you are new to ATL and or a good place to have an overall good meal
Got the steak meat special with mac n' cheese and some veggie sides. Was a terrific meal. Steak was cooked perfectly and seasoned with juices + butter. A bit pricey, but will definitely be back again.
Servers were also bringing their A-game and made me feel loved given I was eating solo. I'm looking to return for the pistachio cake.
While in the Atlanta area for my nieces graduation I heard about this restaurant and decided to give it a try. Initially I made reservations online but later realized that I needed to modify the time. I called several times and was directed to voicemail each time. This alone should've discouraged me from ever visiting this restaurant. But instead I thought that I'd stop in for takeout before heading back home.
When I stopped in for take out I avoided valet and park in a spot out front designated for take out ordering. Once I entered the restaurant I approached the front counter and was made to wait for a few minutes while a male and female carried on a conversation as if a customer wasn't in front them. SMH. Once I was able to ask about placing an order I was directed to the bar where I placed my order.
I decided to try their fried chicken because in the reviews that I had read no one had anything negative to say. I specifically asked not be given any chickens legs in my order and was told that I would be charged an additional fee for the modification. I agreed to the fee and continued with my order. I wish I had checked my order when it arrived because l definitely did NOT get what I paid extra for. I paid extra to not get a chicken leg in my order but I did. Also the sides that I ordered with my meal where not the best tasting.
I ordered macaroni with cheese and collard greens as my sides but greens where bland. The mac & cheese barely had any cheese. It was the worst mac & cheese that I had ever paid for. Thankfully the chicken was as good as the reviews said it would be. The service I received from this restaurant was poor and the sides I ordered were also.
I emailed the restaurant about not receiving the modification that I paid for to my order but the only response I got was that I had reached the wrong department. I would not make the mistake of visiting this restaurant again.
First time going there celebrating my cousin graduation ...great food and ambiance. Took too long to get seated but well worth the wait!!! Enjoy
We had a 6:30 reservation, party of 5. No problem being seated, although it was a slow Sunday evening. The food was excellent. The service was acceptable. Our waitress was pleasant, kept us informed, kept the glasses filled. It was obvious the establishment reads the reviews and is trying to do better. Definitely check it out, have a little patience, enjoy the food.
Great customer service ,great atmosphere and great food. The best yams ever. I hate that they ran out of macaroni and cheese. Being a resident of WISCONSIN, this was a delightful experience.
Great service provided by the bartender Sway. Food was amazing. Had the famous fried chicken and it went above and beyond expectation. Will definitely make this a stop during my trips to Atlanta when I can.
The food was really good and our waiter DeMonte' did an excellent job! He made sure to check on us and make sure that we had a good dining experience. Even the historical aspect of the restaurant was explained to our family.
Awesomeness! My waitress was Tay! This young lady was so very professional and helpful to us! Paschals is a true gem! From the atmosphere to the service to the food! 100% on point!
Food was good but the service was sub par. For the price you pay for food I would’ve expected better.
We went in with a reservation for 15 but they couldn’t put the tables together so our party was split up. There was supposed to be a person that sang to the birthday girl but they never came around to sing.
The waitress wasn’t as attentive as I would’ve liked.
My husband and I dined as Paschal's last Saturday. His college alumni association held their 30th anniversary celebration/dinner at Paschal's. The food and service were nothing short of superb. The food was fresh and well prepared. They even provided one of our table mates with a bottle of "hot sauce." We intend to make Paschal's our go-to place for dinner and Sunday brunch. Give it a try -- you won't regret it!
I decided to try this historic spot on a whim. First, let me say the brick architecture is absolutely beautiful. The service was a little slow, but my server was quite pleasant. I ordered the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and they were delicious. For my entree, I ordered the Rosemary roasted chicken with broccoli and sauteed green beans, but unfortunately I'm sad to say that they all were quite bland. Maybe the cook just didn't get it right that day, but I will still give them another shot because we all aren't always on our "A game".
The food is not the problem. Very good food, tasty and seasoned well. But the service is abominable. Been here 3 times and either finishing my meal before a drink is served or waiting in general for someone to acknowledge service.
I hosted a surprise engagement for my now fiance. Paschal's was very accommodating for me and my guest. The food was good and they allowed me and my guest to sit in the dining room and eat after our event. Great place to host an event, Sheila Flood the planner provided excellent service.
I came with a party of 10 for a birthday dinner. Three people in our party ordered shrimp & grits didn't get their food until several minutes after everyone else had been served. Anther guest and myself sent our food back (burgers) because they were overcooked, but we were comp'd so we're cool.
Luckily, I love Paschal's either way and I'll come back. I won't be ordering anymore complicated dishes though. I'll stick to fried chicken. Almost everyone that ordered fried chicken was pleased. I should have followed suit.
My best friend had her birthday dinner in the banquet room which was very average but nicely decorated (she added some of her own decorations which made the room appear much nicer than it really was). The dining area is definitely nicer than the banquet area. There is valet parking which is complimentary.
The hostess was not rude but she wasn't friendly either. I will contribute that to the large group that she was serving by herself. I believe she was probably tired.
It was buffet style with serveral options to choose from. Selection: fried chicken, ham, tilapia, macaroni and cheese, spring mix salad, ranch dressing and a veggie medley. They also provided rolls and cornbread. The food was tasty but nothing exciting. They are known for their fried chicken which my husband and mother thought was delicious. Everything tasted good but the dish that stood out the most to me was the macaroni and cheese. The macaroni and cheese was slightly oil but that was because of all the cheese. I'm a Southern girl so I know my mac and cheese. And it definitely met the mark. Definitely recommemd this spot for visitors to Atlanta.
*2.5 Stars* is being gracious but that's what I give this place. I drice by this place every day and told myself I'd go one day. I was take. By surprise at how empty it was during dinner time. Including us there were only 3 tables occupied and 2 people at the bar. The service was good and the decor is very nice...but that's where it stops. The food and drinks are expensive and not at all worth the money they charge. It's a "soul food" establishment with some of the most bland and undercooked soul food I've ever had. The food presentation was nice but the food left MUCH to be desired. The drinks were good but at $12 a cocktail, go somewhere else. Me and my girlfriend went and had dinner. 2 entrees and one cocktail a piece...meal was $67 and not good. We will never be going back.
The service is always nice, even though server turnover is high. The food is always fresh, hot and delicious. The ambiance is a little romantic, but yet pleasing for the whole family.
Great service. Catfish Etoufee is absolutely delicious! Waitress was attentive and fun to work with. Can't wait to go back again!
My first nine time dining at Pascal’s and I was truly impressed with the service and the food.
Re-server Andrea was focused on making our lunch a memorable experience. She had a attention to detail making sure corn bread and water glasses were filled.
I have the seafood gumbo and the fish tacos and they were excellent. Best gumbo I’ve had anywhere.
Last minute stop and it was the best decision my counterpart and I made. Awesome food and great customer service. The shrimp poboy, yams and fried chicken are grade A. We straight smashed this food and enjoying every taste of it. New employee Ron rocked the house. He was super genuine and knowledgeable of the menu and choices. Thanks for the recommendations my good sir.
I was here on January 28th, 2018 for brunch. I had never heard of Paschal's before but my good brother told me of the history behind it I was very happy they are still as great as the history suggests.
The price is a little more than what you are used to for Soul Food, but this place is in PRIME location literally in the Shadow of the new Mercedes Benz stadium. Any other restaurant located here would charge just as much, if not more. The interior is a modern tall-open concept with exposed brick and ventilation. Wall's lined with large pictures of notable leaders of the Civil Rights movement.
The brunch buffet was a SPREAD! Basically that room back there had some magic going on in it. I'd never had as great a choice of food for brunch before. Basically the food was so good that I had to purposely stop myself from eating or I would've never left. My server was very happy to serve me as swell as all there others who I came in contact with. If you're a fan of Soul Food or any good food and you haven't been here then I suggest you go and take in the full experience.
The food was decent. A party of 3, including myself, arrived two Sundays ago about 8:10pm. The restaurant closes at 9:00pm on Sundays. We were literally turned away by the hostest, who stated that she was unsure if she would be able to seat us. We observed THREE empty sections where the three of us could have sat comfortably (three separate tables). I am assumed that their business is booming seeing as how they could afford to turn people away. My fiancé and I returned about 5:30pm the following week on a Tuesday. The food was just okay. However, the waiter was extremely professional and pleasant. I am having a difficult time understanding why people are in the restaurant business serving "adequate" food. I anticipated delicious food. I was disappointed. Not sure that management is aware of the hostess' actions or not, but I hope an opportunity to read this review presents itself for the restaurant's sake.
I went with a group of about 40 and our servers were great and offered excellent service. The food is a little pricey but you most definitely get what you pay for. I had the New York strip with mac & cheese and fries. Absolutely delicious, highly recommend it! I also had a glass of their moscato, best I’ve ever had, and I don’t even like white wine.
Ask for Mrs Jackie, aka you new Aunt Jackie. She knows the history and the menu like the back of her hand and as personality for days. Food was great...seasoned and came out with the quickness. Drinks were good and strong. I would suggest the long island
I had eaten there 2 years ago and the food was great. Fast forward to February 2018 and went to Pascals to celebrate my mother in laws birthday and the service was extremely slow. Probably because there was only one waitress/server. There was a party of about 10 of us and about 8-10 other people in the restaurant and this person had to take care of all of us. Ridiculous!!! Our food took at least an hour or more to come out. And I am sure that there was only one cook. Now I am not blaming them because they were doing the best they could. I am blaming the management. This place is a historic landmark which should at least live up to legacy that was established in the past. Pascals, please provide us with a better customer experience.
First time in Atlanta and we wanted some soul food so we chose paschals. Our server Ron was great! Very friendly and sweet. He even told us a few places to go to have fun while we're here but the food was not that great except for the sweet potato yams.They were really good but the greens were nasty, the mac and cheese was dry and the ribs were decent but I wouldn't order them again. My sister had the seafood platter and seemed to enjoy her meal but my niece felt the same way that I did about the greens and the ribs. Dissapointed but Ron and our valet guy (can't remember his name) were really nice.
Very nice atmosphere. I went with 3 of my girlfriends which was our first time in Atlanta. The staff were very friendly and laid back. Plus whoever does the hiring, GOOD JOB. The guys were very handsome! (Had to throw that in there) The food was on point!!!! the kind of food that makes you wanna take a nap right after! I had the ribs, which were falling off the bones!! My other friend had the Shrimp & Grits which were to die for! They play nice R&B, and Soul music, which made it very relaxing. Nice place to go for a day date, dinner date, quick brunch, bite to eat, out with friends or Sunday dinner!!
Friends and family enjoyed a lite lunch. Food was delicious, however, it took a while. This restaurant encourages you to converse with your group because you will wait for your food. It's worth the wait, however. Also, we witnessed one of the hosts singing happy birthday to a young man. He was awesome - the singer that is. They should have paid him because he was THAT good!
Love the decor. The corn bread and the bread pudding were decent. My first soul food experience was disappointed. The service was extremely slow but the restaurant was not crowded for a late lunch early dinner. The waiter seems cold as if he did not want to be there. The other party of 6 was served quickly. For the price was not worth the dining experience. Maybe I was paying for the history surrounding this restaurant.
The food was decent, but the service was extremely slow. The hostess (who never smiled once as she greeted us and others) told us there would be a short wait since they were not really that busy. We ended up waiting approximately 30 min .(NOT SHORT) and the hostess seated other parties that came in after us. She finally realized that she forgot about us (we were sitting right next to the hostess stand by the way). She seated us, and told us she had forgotten about us. (So unprofessional) Our server was nice but very slow. The food was pretty good, but it was extremely tacky that you had to pay for any additional orders of bread(a few pieces of cornbread that were cut into extremely small pieces). Tacky, tacky, tacky!! I even heard several parties next to us complain about how appalled they were that they had to pay for another order of bread. Even your high end establishments offer unlimited bread and do not charge. Our server offered my daughter a complimentary dessert since it was her birthday, but never asked anyone else in our party if we wanted to order dessert. My overall assessment and many others that have visited this establishment is that Management needs to step up and instill in their staff how important customer service is. Hostesses and servers absolutely need better training. This establishment also need to follow the customs of all other restaurants and stop being so petty and tacky and charging people for additional bread.
I've only been here for Sunday brunch about 5 times and my son just asked to go this Sunday! We love the buffet. The waffle and omelet station is amazing and the guy that works it is very personable. Dre is always amazing. The entire staff is actually! I usually get there before church gets out and never come across a wait time.
OMG! That's all I can say about this restaurant. It's amazing 😁 The food was great and I love the ambiance of this place. The only thing that kept me from giving them 5 stars was the service. Our waiter seemed annoyed as if he didn't want to be there and was not very attentive. Other than that, I'll definitely go back. Be sure to order the fried chicken. It's the best around!
Everything I hoped it would be! Great food! Incredibly rich history! Fantastically courteous and professional staff! Sunday brunch was worth every penny of the $30.
I started off with breakfast items, since it was only about 11:30 a.m. Fresh fruit, and a made to order omelet. Followed that up with a sampling of almost all the lunch items -- fried chicken, baked chicken, green beans, collard greens, sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, and small amount of Caesar salad. For dessert, half a waffle (with bacon cooked in it) and a sampling of items from the dessert table -- just a taste of chocolate cake, key lime pie, and peach cobbler. And God tells us, "Eyes haven't seen, ears haven't heard, and people haven't even been able to imagine what I've prepared." So if Paschal's is this good, I sure can't wait to see what the new heaven and new earth are going to be like! Hallelujah!
It appears the staples are good, but steak was a miss. Menu says 3 week aged steak, but it was tough and it was cooked medium. Steak salad was cool. Overall, Overpriced in my opinion, as the portions were not generous. Nice atmosphere and love the space. Waiter was very nice. Unfortunately, will not be back when I’m back in Atlanta.
The service was blah. The food was bland. The atmosphere was nice. Really went there because we went to civil rights museum earlier. Lots of nice photos and history. I ordered a piece of pie with ice cream for desert, the restaurant was empty after 15 minutes cancelled. It was also very warm in restaurant
What a great place to take anyone who is new in town... Definitely worth the wait. However I highly recommend to make reservations for a large party. Our team came and ate and it was slap yo Momma good. Again definitely worth the wait.
Very historic place to grab southern soul food. Hostess was very nice and accommodating, such a nice atmosphere. The Catfish, Yams, and Greens were on point, as well as the crispy chicken wings. Not to mention the cornbread is like buttery pound cake. Delicious.
Blackened Salmon and mac and cheese were great, thumbs up!! Collard greens ..didnt seem fresh...thumbs down.... Atmosphere was great and the service was good. I was a bit circumspect of the need for Valet parking with such a small lot.
We ate here with a group of 15 people for my wife’s high school reunion. I ordered an appetizer of sweet potato fries and a main course of roasted chicken with sides of Mac & cheese and steamed broccoli. All of the food was fantastic, and our server was excellent as well. Our server’s name was Kardan, ask for him and make sure you get the Mac & cheese!
The ambience was nice, inside is cozy but open spaced. Nice touch... The food was really good and the strawberry lemonade was the bomb! Will be coming back. Our server, Christin, was great!
Visited around 4 pm on Friday before it got busy. Service was prompt, friendly. Had the famous fried chicken. Tasted great, crisp outside, juicy inside. Fried green tomatoes were good, appetizer crab balls were tough and unappealing. Water glasses kept full. Enjoyed my visit. Will definitely go back.
The food was good, but the portions of the sides are small....really small. The service was slow, very slow. I canceled my dessert order cause I had already been there like two hours. However, I love the ambiance and how there are pictures on the wall. I’ll come back but this would not be a restaurant I would frequent often.
Beautiful restaurant in Atlanta! They have valet parking, a bar, & lots of seating for eating! Great staff & lots of history in this building regarding Martin Luther King Jr & the others key Civil Rights Leaders used to meet & eat there back in the day. I learned they moved to this location several years ago but it is so nice! The menu's online & I believe u may be able to call ahead for pick up orders. They have soul food that is awesome! I ordered the fried chicken, turnip greens, & sweet potatoes, it was delicious😍 I recommend this place for lunch or dinner, I will be going back 😉
I absolutely love this place. It’s my go to soul food place. It’s best to make a reservation. The customer service is excellent and the atmosphere is very relaxing.
The fried chicken was mediocre, at best. They need to revisit their seasoning mix because it almost tastes like there wasn't any at all. The sides were good, though. I got a peach cobbler to go and the portion was very small, especially at a $6 price tag. I literally was done with the cobbler after 3 bites. The next time that I visit Atlanta, I'll be sure to skip this place. Mary Mac is much better and cheaper.
Pascals has always been one of my favorite places even during my college days at Clark - I actually had my family reunion dinner here. I love the ambiance and the culture of the restaurant and most of all the fried green tomatoes 😍. The last time I went the service was awesome! No wait. The food was perfect the wait staff was on point however I have had an experience where the wait for your order was longer than expected. All and all the food is good - not bad for a historical black owned restaurant.
Unfortunately did not like this place very much. Partially because I’m vegan (no meat, eggs or dairy) and there weren’t many options for me. My family however loved their food and had a great time. Worth the visit for the historic vibes alone though
Loved, loved, loved my really first real Southern dinner - fried chicken, mac and cheese, collard greens, candied yams and pecan sweet potato pie for dessert. The corn bread and crab cakes were delicious. Gerard are server was outstanding and he treated us royally. Exposed brick and loft like appeal completed the dining experience. I highly recommend Paschal for the service, food, ambiance and history.
Food was really good. I enjoyed the ambiance, and they had a pretty speedy service response time. Make your reservation in advance is easier then walk in. They have parking and valet option but a lot of people drive so if you can avoid driving do so. They can accommodate party groups and have a lot of history so its a great stop for people looking to visit Atlanta.
Food is NOT good. OVERPRICED. HORRIBLE SERVICE. Manager was rude to a member of my party after being told the food was not hot. He stated, "How hot should it be?" Later, he brought a to go plate to our table neatly wrapped in a plastic bag. He had a huge fake smile on his face and gently and slowly placed it on the table. Needless to say, it was not eaten. With an attitude like that, there is NO TELLING WHAT may have been added.It was gently and slowly placed in the parking lot upon or departure We will NEVER go back. DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME.
Came for a birthday dinner. I commend the servers for being able to adjust to the host adding more people to her reservation than she stated. I sat separate from the party due to space and had a separate server from the group but she was awesome every recommendation she gave was a hit. I really enjoyed the food.
Amazing food and atmosphere. Loved every minute of my dinner here. Service was incredibly friendly and attentive. Get the fried chicken and some green tomatoes. Your mouth will thank you and you will comment on my review thanking me! Haha!
Top it all off with a strawberry lemonade, great by itself or spiked.
Very nice, my aunt celebrate he 60th birthday there. It were so much fun. They had a live Band there, and they were great, they songs oldies from 1960's to the 80's. It were so much fun. The food were great, they serve, Green Salad with all the goodies in it, bake chicken, ham,ac& cheese, garlic string beans, roll and corn muffins, preach cobbler. It were right on point.!!!! And ice tea. And of course the birthday cake, which were awesome. And also e with all of that their love. It were very clean, dance floor were just the right size. Plan your birthday party now, u won't regret it.!!!!! Mary
Our Server was great, but Teamwork is definitely not their culture. Asked one Server for an item and he completely disregarded us. This guy was probably In his mid to late 20s, African American, and braided hair. Thanks to him, i wish not to return.
The environment was pleasant and the food was amazing, I especially loved the way that Mr. Slack gave us the amazing history of the Paschal brothers. This was such a warm and inviting atmosphere, I will definitely be returning soon. P.S. you have to try the fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and the candy yams!
Paschal's has an excellent buffet, or you can order items from the menu. The food was extremely well prepared, and was even seasoned well. The catfish tenders are a great appetizer before moving on to your entree; and there are enough of them that they can be shared. My guest and I normally order different appetizers so that we can each share with one another. Overall Paschal's receives more than 5 stars but I must implore you to get there at a reasonable time on the weekends so as not to have a long wait and to find appropriate parking...
It was nice. I really liked the atmosphere. Historic pictures were on the walls. I tried their catfish fingers, fried chicken, mac & cheese and candied yams. The chicken was ok. I think it could've used more seasoning but it was still pretty good. The m&c and yams were delicious! The catfish was good as well. Our waiter was attentive which also added to the meal. The ribs smelled really good so I'm excited to try them too! Price wise, they are reasonable. It was about $90 for 2 adults and one child. If you're looking for something new to try, this is it!
The fried chicken is always great. This is an excellent place for soul food. No place does peach cobbler better than Pascal's. If they served Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream with the cobbler, that would be a wow!
Two stars because I can't speak for the food or the dining experience however I was at the hotel across from this place and stopped in for drinks. The bartender Renata was very off-putting. She did not greet my party or offered any drink menus. After sitting and waiting for about ten minutes and the bar was not busy; we got seating easily, she asked if we knew what we wanted. Upon realizing that no one said anything to us she gave us a drink menu and hurried us to order. Not once did she smile or made us feel welcomed. After our drink order came she properly served us with our checks and never ever checked in with us after. Granted that we were not done ordering and had planned to stay awhile for a few drinks. We left for another place since our patronage was not needed.
Pass by here often and never stopped. Had dinner with some friends visiting from out town. Food was very tasty. I had the fried chicken, collards, and mac and cheese. Had a Kentucky Mule and was pleased with my cocktail as well. Will be back
I absolutely love the vibe of this place! Not to mention the AMAZING food. It’s definitely a jem tucked in the middle of a chaotic city. Free valet was offered to us, making the experience much more effortless and enjoyable. Every one of the staff members are truly amicable and made us feel welcome. I left with a smile on my face.
Had limited food on menu. No shrimp, potato salad or steak. Only salmon, catfish and chicken. What they did have was cooked well and nicely seasoned. Really wished I could have had what I wanted. Might have been exquisite. Mgmt was very apologetic, however. No compensation given. Could have given double servings of cornbread.
Visited after the MLK tour and decided to get the full experience of MLK Jr. and done at one of his favorite spots in Atlanta. Although this is the new...read this and 378 more