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Fadó Irish Pub
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
273 Buckhead Ave.
phone: (404) 841-0066
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
I have to say, I had a blast this past Saturday at Fado in Buckhead.
While the menu wasn't the most extensive I've seen nor purely Irish, it offered a number of attractive and interesting options for food, which was good. I had the Steak and Portobello Boxty, which was good, but very spicy and not very Irish (more Italian) in flavor. I was a little surprised/disappointed to see that there were no menu items featuring lamb, but I got over it quickly. Based on what my friends ate, I'd recommend the Fish and Chips or the Trinity Steak Boxty. The bread pudding was excellent for dessert, as was the brie as an appetizer.
The beer selection wasn't astounding, but they had a nice list of the expected offerings from across the pond, and I had to smile when my friend ordered a Miller Light and they replied that they didn't have it. Personally, I had a Guinness (what else?) and a Lowenbrau.
We ate outside, but I really liked the setup inside, maximizing bar space with nice little alcoves with tables that also allowed conversation for those who wanted it, even with a live band (who was also very good).
If I lived in Atlanta, I could see myself eating, drinking, and enjoying myself regularly at Fado.
10-27-2003 03:39:28 |
More by RockyTopHeel
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
This is a cool place.
I visited when i went to Atlanta to visit my sister.
She was a bar tender at Fado's. I was there for the great Guinness toast. This place was so freakin packed you could barely move around.
The place is dark with lots of wood. I've never been to Ireland myself but this is how i picture a true Irish to look like.
It's a little pricey but that has a lot to do with the area.
Parking can be a little difficult as i had to park a few blocks away.
All in all this is a really neat Pub. Good atmosphere. I can't comment on the food as all i "ate" were a few pints og Guinness.
03-09-2009 22:42:08 |
More by BigMike
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This pub is located in party central for Atlanta, the Buckhead district. When I first moved to Atlanta I used to go to Fado at least once a week. However, for me personally I like going in the early part of the week and will not set foot in Buckhead after Wednesday. Everyplace in Buckhead including Fado is standing room only on the weekend. Parking sucks in Buckhead from Thursday thru Sunday as well. Those points aside this place has a nice Pub feel to it. The menu has great food and I love all the Boxtys. The beer selection naturally is Anglo-centric with Bass, Guinness, Harp, etc. The point is for a chain Irish pub this has a nice feel. Out of the two I have been to (Seattle and Atlanta) I prefer the Atlanta location far better.
01-25-2006 01:37:15 |
More by TheEclecticGent
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went to Fado's this past weekend on Friday night. Must say it was packed out. When I got there it was one in, one out at the door. Once we finally made our way in there it was shoulder to shoulder. Very busy.
The place is 3 stories, with at least 2 stories of seating. I heard there was an out door area on 3rd floor but couldn't make it up there. The bar, itself, is very impressive. Beautiful and huge. The thing is a work of art. The establishment is full of Irish items to give it that flair but the loud booty music to irish rock kinda took away from it a bit.
Once we lucked out and got a table, the waitress we got was a bit overwhelmed. She was tiny, 5' thing who could barely make her way through the crowd carrying trays of drinks but she did awesomely considering the crowd.
Selection was good. You don't have to go too far with hitting a tap well and any place I can get Boddington's on tap is good in my book.
I took a look at the food menu and it looked pretty reasonable and appetizing. I plan on going back and getting an Irish breakfast and catch some Irish sports, but I will make sure it is much earlier with less of a crowd. Constantly losing sips of Boddington's because homeboy in the pink polo couldn't stop swaying into me was a bit unsettling.
04-24-2008 03:08:35 |
More by everetends
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5
I am not 100% sure why this place gets a bad name. Is it a chain? Sure. But walking into this place, you would never know it. Deep and dark wood surrounds you, thinking you are in a legit pub. The beer selection is not anything to jump up and down about with staples like Bass, Harp, and Guinness. Plenty of Irish Whiskey though...
The menu is pretty varied. I had the Corned Beef Hash, and truth be told, it was the best I have ever had. The atmosphere is great with people watching soccer via satellite.
Well worth stopping for, should you be in the area.
10-25-2003 12:30:31 |
More by goindownsouth
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Went here to take a brief respite from the laundry list of holiday tasks.
Atmosphere is just what it's advertised to be. An Irish pub, with a few TV's scattered around showing soccer games. The layout and furniture is really cool, and I noticed a few items from the old location. A lot of tables with a good amount of bar seating and a small upstairs section.
Quality is good. Beers were served in room temperature glasses and were poured well.
Service was really good. Let me preface this by saying you would never come here if you were trying to find a rare beer, so I can't comment on how knowledgeable the server was. That being said, she was really nice, checked on us enough to make sure we didn't need anything but not enough to be annoying and had plenty of food recommendations.
Selection is less than stellar. A bunch of common beers from Ireland, England, and Germany, such as Harp, Guinness, Smithwick's, Boddington's etc.
Food was very good. I'd had the Irish breakfast once at the old location and had been dreaming about it ever since. It lived up to my expectations. Do yourself a flavor and try this when you go, it's also fun drinking a beer with breakfast food.
Value was a bit on the pricey side, but it is Buckhead and I was expecting it.
Overall this is a good place to go if you're in the mood for some different food or in the Buckhead area in need of a quick draught beer fix - just don't expect a whole lot of selection.
12-22-2008 23:26:09 |
More by glid02
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This may be the first review of the new location as it just opened within the last couple of months. It's only a block from the old location. It's on Buckhead Ave. next to the library. The neighborhood is changing fast. Lots of construction around, but plenty of street parking and valet.
First impression is this place is BIG. Much more open than the old location. But it also lost some of it's charm. Kind of a Disney take on an Irish pub. Lots of Irish bric-a-brac everywhere. Dark wood, low lights, etc. At least 2 levels of seating, maybe 3, but the upstairs was closed, so I couldn't investigate. I sat at the bar at about 3pm on a Thursday. There probably weren't 20 people in the whole place. I wasn't given a beer list, so I could only go with what I saw on the taps. After checking their website for the beer list, they seem to have a decent selection. 14 taps and 18 bottles. Nothing that would make this a go-to spot. But if I was taken there, I could find something to drink pretty easily. Service when sitting at the bar is always good. Very friendly and prompt. However, I can imagine on a Friday or Saturday night, the impression may be different.
The menu is small, but Irish-themed. Boxty, fish & chips, etc. I had the corned beef sandwich. The food is pricey. My sandwich was $9.25. If it was about $2.50 cheaper, it wouldn't sting as much. The beers are pricey too. A pint of Smithwick's was $6. Ouch.
It's a shame this place is so expensive because I could see it as a fun gathering place for a medium to large group because of the open floor plan. I do recommend going, but only if you have money to burn and a wide range of beer palates to satisfy.
03-27-2008 22:40:22 |
More by gabeerfan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Sure, it may be a chain, but you'd never know it by the looks of this place. It's a dark, labyrinth-ey woody space with some interesting nooks and crannies. The bar is cool, it kind of wraps around so the middle of the whole place so it's the same bar in the front room and back room. The ceiling of the back room has an amazing mural painted on it, and all of the furniture is unique (including one chair with at least a 10ft wooden back).
When we got there they were charging to get in to watch "the game." We assumed they meant the Notre Dame/Georgia Tech game, but it turns out they were talking about the Ireland-Germany soccer game. Luckily we weren't charged, considering we were just there for lunch and a few drinks. Anyway, it adds some faux Irish credibility to the place that "the game" meant Ireland soccer instead of Fightin' Irish football.
The beer selection isn't that great, but is about what you'd expect for a place labeling itself as an Irish pub. I wish they had a few micros. The food is quite good and somewhat reasonably priced. Service was efficient and friendly.
Note: this review is of the old location.
09-11-2006 21:43:36 |
More by shivtim
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