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  • Vortex Bar & Grill

  • 3.0 stars
    (2 reviews, average rating: 2.5/5)
  • Cuisines: Bar & Grill
  • (404) 875-1667
  • 878 Peachtree St NE # 4 Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Neighbourhoods: Midtown
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JayS
1 Review
2010/05/01
  • CRAPPY SERVICE
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 5
  • Never thought too much of Vortex. $10 burger and a scuzzy and rude environment because that is "their thing." I can tolerate snobby biker/hippy types with no problem but today's behavior was outright stupid. We had a party of 5 and another couple was running late @ noon on a Saturday. The place was not busy but the hostess refused to seat us until our whole party was there. We waited for 20 minutes and finally just had them seat us. The other couple showed up 10 minutes later and the hostess insisted on sitting them across the place when there were empty tables all around us. It was the oddest thing - the sitting nazi. Only it wasn't just her. The bartender and manager had utter devotion to this stupid rule. I can understand if the majority of our party was missing but just one couple? Give me a break. Based on this, I wouldn't recommend this place to meet up with a group because someone is almost always running late due to Atlanta traffic. If these people were cool, perhaps it would make up for their scuzzy style but they are jerks. Why do people bother with this place? If you're a tourist, do yourself a favor and avoid it. They are totally overrated. Go to Little Azio's across the street. 10 times better.

  • Order: Overpriced burger
 
bderrly
17 Reviews
2008/09/28
  • A bar with good food
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • I went here with a large group because we were told that you had to visit the Vortex when coming to Atlanta. There is plenty of lighting, several televisions for sports, and a "dark" decoration style. Think Applebee's with skeletons riding motorcycles, tattooed women and lots of odd burlesque trinkets and vintage signs.

    The service was good; we had plenty of attention from the waitstaff and received our ordered items quickly.

    The food was high quality, I especially liked the fried zucchini that we had with some special dipping sauce. My double bypass burger was a heart attack waiting to happen. Two of us ate it and two of us were completely stuffed for the rest of the evening. That burger is truly a sight to behold.

    I'm not sure I would go back because it is not family friendly (18+ only) and the decoration isn't really my taste. Otherwise the food and service were good.

  • Order: fried zucchini, vortex fondue, double bypass burger, lots of other stuff
 
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