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Watershed Restaurant

American Restaurant

Watershed Restaurant44
brunch • cake • fried chicken • mac and cheese

1820 Peachtree St Nw
Atlanta, GA 30309, US
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  • Photo of Atlanta Net
    3 years ago
    The Crabby Shrimp Burger at Watershed on Peachtree is almost a crab cake sandwich, but better. It’s a crab cake with chunks of shrimp in a patty, on a bun, served with a big slice of ripe tomato and remoulade.
  • Photo of Atlanta Magazine
    3 years ago
    Seafood mélange (shrimp, scallops, crawfish, and crabmeat in a bowl with bacon); pain perdu with apples, pecans, apple butter, and candied bacon; buttermilk biscuits with homemade preserves.
  • Photo of Atlanta Magazine
    3 years ago
    A half bird ($14.50) comes with two biscuits; order a la carte extras like custardy mac and cheese (arguably the city’s best) and a seasonal green vegetable like Brussels sprouts.
  • Photo of Michelle Ryan
    4 years ago
    A large selection of very fine cuisine, and occasional celebs.
  • Photo of Jan B
    4 months ago
    This was our first time dining at this restaurant but I have followed it for years when it was in Decatur. Always popular with excellent food reviews. The one on Peachtree Street in Buckhead is no exception. It is a beautiful modern, contemporary restaurant in The Brookwood Building. Valet parking is available through the garage in the back of the restaurant and very convenient. This is unique Southern food at it's best! My husband had the Beef Short Rib with Appalachian Cider Beans (very unusual but really tender and delicious) and I had the Chicken 'n Dumplings which were delicious!! The dumplings were "fluffy" and the broth was seasoned just right. We were both very pleased with our choices. For dessert, we had the Hot Milk Cake with vanilla ice cream and Salted Caramel Sauce which was scrumptious! All of their desserts looked and sounded wonderful! I would have enjoyed the Blueberry Cobbler as well. They only have fried chicken on Wednesday night and although I was really looking forward to having that, we weren't disappointed at all with their selections. This is "gourmet" Southern cuisine at it's finest!!! I'm sure we will return for more delicious food. Service was excellent as well and since we were going to the Atlanta Symphony, they got us in and out in a very reasonable time frame.
  • Photo of ChampagneFridays
    4 months ago
    If you want to experience true refined southern cooking then the Watershed is for you! Heirloom tomatoes... Tomato Pie ... Daily Specials. AND the drinks from the bar are younique yet tasty. As a die hard fan of the Watershed I lamented the move from Decatur ... but the vibe is firmly in place ... well done!
  • Photo of esapage
    4 months ago
    Took a group of seven to lunch there today. It was my first time and we had a really good experience. The portion sizes were perfect for lunch. The decor was quite nice and the restaurant was clean. Our server was very attentive although it seem like they might've needed a few more servers. I would go again for a quick pop in!
  • Photo of et7351
    5 months ago
    First visit to this restaurant. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. The restaurant was crowded as it was Saturday night. It was extremely loud and hard to have a conversation.
  • Photo of Sherrie-mom-of-2
    6 months ago
    I went with a group of four. The restaurant is a neat little place, sparsely decorated, but perfect! We started with the deviled eggs, grit fritters, and a watermelon special. All appetizers were great, especially the eggs. I had the tuna. Others in my party all had different entrees. We were all very pleased. Desert was fantastic also. I had the chocolate cake. Our waiter was exceptional. He checked on us without being intrusive. Water glasses were kept full. I would certainly return!
  • Photo of A TripAdvisor Member
    Met some friends in Buckhead and tried Watershed Restaurant on a Saturday evening around 7:30PM. The food was just average and overpriced. Pet peeve, all sides are extra cost, even bread! Acoustics bad or something, very noisy, and generally not impressed. Supposedly the fried chicken is worth going for on Wednesday, but alas, I won't be making the trek on a weekday to Buckhead.
  • Photo of Dennis B
    7 months ago
    The outdoor dining area is quite comfortable and in my opinion the spot to eat when the temperature is comfortable. Indoor bar is expansive. Indoor seating is nice and certainly acceptable; it can be a bit noisy inside. The decor is very open, modern, with high ceilings and hard flooring. The menu is a nice mix of fish, beef, lamb main dishes. Some nice appetizers. We really likes the onion rings side dish. The lamb and the short rib were excellent. The bar is fully stocked; the wine list has quite a number of wines across a good price range, but many of the wines are not easily recognized. There are no draft beers but they offer a few craft bottle choices. The service was very attentive. Overall a very nice choice for dinner.
  • Photo of K A
    8 months ago
    This place continually ranks at the top when discussions turn to the best fried chicken in Atlanta. Because they only serve fried chicken on Wednesday nights, some planning was required but eventually I was able to schedule a night to be there. The critics were correct – – this is excellent fried chicken! The coating is not too crispy, the meat is not at all dry but very moist, and the flavor is wonderful! I had previously only been here for Sunday brunch, and now can't wait to go back! One word of advice: there is excellent live jazz at the Sunday brunch. No live music on Wednesday nights, although eating fried chicken with jazz would have been awesome!
  • Photo of Norman_Luxury_Yacht
    Undoubtedly the best meal we had on this recent trip to Atlanta, including appetizers and dessert. Both the brussell spouts and mushroom tart were delicious openers and our main courses of roast chicken (the evening special) and lamb shoulder were nothing short of exceptional: tender and full of flavor. Chocolate cake was rich without being too sweet or too heavy. Our server offered excellent guidance on the menu and was well versed in methods of preparation. Ambiance was very pleasant, with a Saturday noise level that was bustling but within limits of tolerance. Our table of four had no trouble holding conversation in normal voices. The only request I'd make is to allow a bit more time between courses. Appetizers appeared quickly, and our main followed quite literally without pause; dessert and coffee came out sooner than needed. Judging by the open tables, the restaurant didn't need to turn ours so quickly, so clearly this was just a case of food coming out of the kitchen a bit too quickly. But it was meal we'll remember for long time. I rarely rate food 'excellent' but this was one dinner that truly deserved it. Also for the record, Watershed has a terrific, large bar that's sufficiently separated from the dining area.
  • Photo of LAtraveler2CA
    9 months ago
    The bar is beautiful and the hand-crafted cocktails wonderful but skip right past the food. We had an unfortunate dining experience but have returned for drinks from time to time. One of the items we ordered for dinner was pulled from the menu, mercifully. It was tuna tar-tar that looked like paste and tasted worse.
  • Photo of Rita H
    10 months ago
    I was very happy with my eggs and the biscuits were just right. The menu seems to have something for everyone. Kale salad is beautiful, and shrimp and grits are yummy!
  • Photo of M Richard M
    a year ago
    Went there for the fried chicken. It was good, but not worth the price. Felt as though we were intruding on staff as we had children.
  • Photo of _TejasRT_
    a year ago
    We had a lovely dinner experience at Watershed. We dined on the patio and enjoyed a drink at the bar before we sat down for dinner. The bar tender was very pleasant and they have a nice wine selection. Dinner included the vegetable plate, stroganoff and a chicken special all of which were good. Then we moved on to the chocolate cake and hot milk cake and they were a yummy end to the meal. Our server was very friendly and approachable. Would definitely return.
  • Photo of Sue Q
    a year ago
    Went to Watershed for an early Sunday Brunch . All 4 of us ordered something different and we all agreed it was quite good. I had the cornbread French toast with a blueberry syrup which was amazing. Small jazz band played which added to the ambience. Liquor is served after 12:30 on Sunday and reservations are recommended as it gets busy.
  • Photo of Loki2990
    a year ago
    We live in Buckhead within virtually yards of Pricci’s. So, the 4 of us load up and drive down Peachtree on a Friday night to dine at Watershed. The restaurant is pretty quiet for a Friday night at 7:30. We are seated in a unique booth and start with drinks. I have grown fond of selecting a couple of wine that are available by the glass and tasting a splash and then ordering a bottle/s for the table. I told our waiter of my selections and he informed me just order the Zinfandel because he considered it much better. So, we ordered wine, cocktails and starters. Everything about the service was in slow motion. We then ordered dinner, my vegetable plate was exceptional but my wife’s scallops were horrible. The overriding issue was it took almost an hour to get the entrées. We did have three different wait staff tells us they were “plating are meals” over a 15 minute time frame. All I wanted to do was get the hell out of that restaurant. In general, food was on average with terrible service. I drove past Pricci’s, The Fish Market, and many other fine restaurant for sub-par dining experience.
  • Photo of JLB_ATL
    a year ago
    Have heard a lot of great things about this place, finally got to try it on my birthday. I got the fried chicken which was juicy and delicious and the perfect sized portion. Enjoyed the biscuits and got mac and cheese on the side - also wonderful! We had cocktails which were also good. Our server was nice but afterwards I realized that I had never heard a server say "No" to requests as much as we did there...I asked if it was possible to get all white meat with the chicken - response was no. My husband asked if he could swap the grits that came with his flounder for another veggie - response was no. But other than that, this place has a wonderful ambience and the food was great!
  • Photo of EmilyAnderson86
    a year ago
    I sat at the bar for a weeknight dinner. The bartender was knowledgeable...I followed all of his recommendations (for appetizers, dinner, drinks AND dessert) and was not disappointed at all. The servers and bartenders were friendly, attentive and full of nightlife recommendations. They were not intrusive, but made me feel like I was an old friend. Each course was delicious...but my favorite would have the be the delicious cocktails--strong and unique. The décor was beautiful, the restaurant was not too loud, the food was wonderful, and the service was the best part.
  • Photo of EltonWG
    a year ago
    Sunday brunch is with Jazz, this time a trio: trumpet, bass, and banjo ... so sorta Dixieland Jazz. Food was trendy and Southern inspired. Portions were smallish and if you are picky ... well, you probably will find the food a bit odd. I had the cornbread french toast ... which fell apart when I touched it with my fork. There were just two small pieces, and some blueberry compote, disguised as syrup. Let's face it, it was just odd. But, hey, it is a trendy place. You have to go with the flow.
  • Photo of Itravelforfood
    a year ago
    I'm picky. I admit it. I like this restaurant's decor and location (easy on and off Peachtree Rd.), particularly for lunch, but the food is a little hit-or-miss. Starting with appetizers, we had the cornbread and the pecan pimento cheese log. The cornbread comes in 3 sticks. Slightly sweet, served with softened butter and honey. The pecan pimento cheese log was too hard to spread, but the flavors were good. The crackers served with the log are too soft to really enjoy with the pimento cheese, so we left half the log. I love pimento cheese, but I would pass on the log in the future. My dining companion had the meatloaf special and enjoyed it, but picked at the collard greens, which were not up to snuff. I had the pork sandwich. It was very very strange. It wasn't all country ham and the other meat was a fatty mystery. It claimed to be pulled pork" but it was jus a couple slices of country ham and the mystery meat. That the cheese was gooey is the best compliment. I kept trying to like it (the buttered, fried bread surrounding the odd interior ingredients is quite good), but walked away noting "never again." The fries were okay. There was some odd flavor from the oil. Not sure what they are fried in. I'd skip those again next time too. So, next time I'd try something else, but not sure I would make it my go-to spot for a business lunch in the future.
  • Photo of James C
    a year ago
    We dined here on a Friday night before a birthday celebration the next day i.e. we did not want to disturb our kitchen. This was a first visit and from the friendly greeting by the valet parker to the careful table selection by the hostess and a birthday greeting from the restaurant we were made welcome and before selecting our food were already comfortable with the experience to come. We chose a regional specialty for our appetizer the tomato pie and it was light, on a flaky crust and topped with red and yellow tomatos along with fresh herbs; just delicious. Next my wife enjoyed the trout with farm fresh vegetables noting that the serving was enough for two. The salmon cake special caught my attention and the two meaty cakes were served on a bed of fresh spinach and to accompany i ordered the miniature egg plant which was perfectly grilled and tender. For beverages we chose a white Burgundy with was excellent. I plan to add this restaurant to my regular list!

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