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Could literally eat this every day until I die
My boyfriend and I came across Poor Calvin's about three years ago and it is by far my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. I go there for all special occasions, the entire experience is incredible. The service is some of the best I have ever experienced and is always consistent. Not to mention the food! The Lobster Fried rice is my go-to, but you have to get an appetizer. The menu rotates seasonally I believe, and Calvin does not disappoint! A super eclectic restaurant with a unique ambiance that you will not be able to stop thinking about.
The toasted pound cake with bourbon butter pecan ice cream, fresh strawberries and bananas, and a healthy drizzle of caramel sauce is to die for. The cake is warm, buttery, moist, plus all the other adjectives used to describe a perfectly baked pound cake. Plus, you cannot go wrong with homemade ice cream on top of warm cake. It is SO good. Fun fact: the pound cake is green in color due to the incorporation of pandan leaves, a plant used in South and Southeast Asian cuisine for its banana-like, nutty flavor.
Just tried the curbside service for Tuesday takeout and it was awesome! Thank you Poor Calvin's for staying open for food options during this pandemic.
I loved it
Poor Calvin's has the best specials! I often order Lobster Wonton's and Lobster Fried rice too! My wife loves the pescatarian options. This is our go-to celebration spot.
This meal was delicious I could not take my eyes off of it from how they styled the food on the plate to the taste. Everything was wonderful and the waiters were simply divine.
I absolutely love Poor Calvin's and their service is impeccable. I tried the friend chicken recently with the Mac and cheese and it was phenomenal! Perfectly seasoned and a generous portion. I always had their take on a Long Island iced tea... and WOW! Again, I love this place.
This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The Pad Thai is not your normal flavored dish. It is an explosion of flavors. All five dishes that were eaten at our table were phenomenal. It's a must go in Atlanta.
The lobster fried rice was the best thing I've ever tasted in my life. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it! I can't wait to come back and order it again, plus try everything on the menu!
Perfect presentation and taste was out of this world?
This is the BEST LOBSTER FRIED RICE in the world. The lobster is tempura style and pairs well with the fried rice. The portions are nice and large too and reheats well for leftovers.
By far the best pound cake I ever had. Comes with Strawberries and Bananas. Just delicious
Absolutely marvelous! A friend of mine has been telling me about the seafood here for months! My husband and I FINALLY caved and decided to give it a try and it was, no kidding, one of the best meals either of us had ever had. Poor Calvin's takes the foods we know and love and puts a spin on them that is simply unforgettable! We will most certainly be returning for Valentine's Day!
One of the best meals I've had in Atlanta! Just GO!!!
This is one of the best meals I've ever had. Every single time I come to Poor Calvin's I get the same dish because it's so good and any time someone visits me in town I take them to get it too. It's a perfect meal if you're looking for something you can't get anywhere else or for a special occasion (we went again for our fourth anniversary dinner). Also, try the crab wontons and the Long Island Tiki, they're delicious!
All of the food here is amazing but the lobster fried rice is by far my favorite dish! They do not skimp on the lobster chunks and the flavor is superb. Poor Calvin's is typically my very first recommendation anytime anyone asks me a great place they should try for lunch or dinner. Awesome customer service and great vibe whether for brunch or dinner!
First time going was recently and I live here in atlanta GA the food was so good I called back later that night to try the crab meat grilled cheeses but its only available during brunch hrs I alos tried the seafood egg rool it was AMAZING cant waitto go back MUST TRY MUST GO!
Best dumplings I've ever eaten! Seriously just told my husband to get 30 orders. YUM!!!
The smoked duck breast is unlike anything I've ever eaten before. I'm talking the CRUNCHIEST skin, SUCCULENT meat that cuts like butter, the perfect ratio of JUICEY fat, and a beautiful SMOKEY bacon-like flavor that perfectly compliments the bed of SWEET pineapples, cashews, and FRESH vegetables that the bird is delicately laid upon. This yumminess is dressed with a DELICIOUS coconut curry sauce that makes me want to lick my plate clean. All I can say is - YUM!
This dish is always my favorite to order because the balance of flavors is perfect and it's just so crazy delicious! Get it with the fish - even if you're not a fish person, I promise you'll love it.
The Lobster Fried Rice was absolutely delicious! It came out hot and contained large pieces of seafood but was perfectly balanced with the wonderful combination of fresh veggies and rice. I can't wait to pick this item up again!
Came here for solo lunch date via the recommendation of a coworker. As soon as I walked in I was instantly welcomed by the hostess and another employee. I loved the decor and size of the restaurant; very trendy yet homely vibe. I was seated very quickly; en route even the bartender was very nice and engaged in conversation. Martin was my server and I was completely satisfied with the service I received from him. He was very patient and helpful when I was deciding what to choose. He was very attentive and also towards the end of my experience gave me some background on the chef (Calvin) and the brunch times and dates. Thank you Martin! FOOD: I honestly wanted to try everything on the menu! Being that I live a pescatarian lifestyle, I loved that the menu had plenty of options for me. Let me just tell you, I was in awe of the curation of the dishes as they were described on the menu. This is truly Asian X Southern fusion cuisine at its best! I stepped outside of the box, and order the lobster wontons. I typically don't like the mix of something fried with cream cheese, but I tried it anyway. At first bite I was in love. I have never tasted something so delicious and all of the flavors literally created a party in my mouth! For my main entrée I got the Thai fried fish curry plate. This included a very nice size piece of fresh fried fish (I forgot to even ask what type of fish it was, I'm just gonna call it a good catch!) , on top of coconut curried vegetables, and a side of rice. This this was so delicious and so fulfilling. I ended up having leftovers to go. It is definitely something that I would order again. Another huge plus about my whole meal: my food was a very nice and hot when it got to my table and stayed hot. I highly recommend this place if you want your tongue to taste some different flavors, and experience some very fresh and well thought out recipes. I will definitely be back to experience the brunch and dinner menu also. I am so satisfied with my first visit here
I have a friend who is skeptical about anything not from a restaurant he's never been to. I took him to Calvin's ordered the Crispy Beef for the both of us, and sat back and watched as his mind was blown. Fast forward about 15 minutes and he was ordering another order to take home. Fast forward 24 hours and he was back ordering the same thing. Calvin's dishes are experiences which can become insatiable cravings.
The pad Thai was excellent! You can definitely tell a good Thai place by the pad Thai
The lamb chops are absolutely delicious. The sauce was so flavorful and smooth. This dish is a winner.
There are usually only 2 places I go to for brunch in Atlanta. Tried Poor Calvin's just to step outside the box. I had the crab fries and they did NOT DISAPPOINT! I love crab and fries so I tried it and I'm currently in love.
My husband and I love this place so much that we drive from Dublin, GA to eat. We have done that twice because this place is worth a 2 hour drive! The restaurant is so nice and the staff are great! This place was recommended to us years ago and we always recommend it back to all of our friends and family. This place is a must try!
Tasted absolutely wonderful! Presentation was perfect also.
These were the best serving of beignetts I had ever eaten! With these pipping hot donuts served with three individually created dipping sauces,, was definitely an enjoyable treat!
OMG....I just had this dish last night and it was absolutely amazing. TONS OF MOUTH WATERING FLAVOR with every single bite. I almost licked the plate LOL
This was my first time at Poor Calvin's and it did not disappoint. I had heard about this dish from others so I gave it a try. It was amazing! The beef was perfectly cooked with just the right amount of sweet and spicy and the veggies with it were a perfect addition. I will be back!
One word..AWESOME.. Amazing taste in food, melt in mouth tofu with crunchy greens..added to my favorites..
Their Lobster Fried Rice is the best Fried Rice I've ever had. I stopped in one night for dinner and being that it was my first time there I asked for suggestions from the waiter. The waiter suggested the Lobster Fried Rice and told me how popular it is and how "you can not go wrong" with this dish.... "You can not go wrong" is a understatement, this meal is filling and extremely tasty. Always order their Lobster Fried Rice, you will thank me later. It is well worth the money!!
We ordered several dishes...Fried Chicken, Lobster Fried Rice and the crab grilled cheese. I washed mine down with a passion fruit margarita. I love the quaint ambiance of the establishment, the courtesy of the employees and the amazing food.
When I am craving fried chicken, one of the first spots on my mind is Poor Calvin's. They have mastered the crispy crunch of the chicken skin you want without drying out the meat. This dish is packed with flavor and accompanied by lobster mac and cheese. You'll want a whole bowl of it! Its creamy, cheesy, and super delicious! This was the first dish I tried and it was sooo hard for me to try anything else the first 5 times I went. That's how good it is!
The way that the food was displayed was a work of art that matched the succulent taste of the lamb chops. The banana pudding was the best that I have ever had; so smooth and creamy.
Had the Shrimp and Grits during brunch with the girls on Sunday! Amazing!
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