About Poor Calvin’s

Inspired Cuisine with Thai and Asian Roots and a Southern Accent

Poor Calvin's Dining Room and Chef

The Restaurant

Established in November 2012, Poor Calvin’s is a unique oasis in Downtown Atlanta that offers a rare cuisine of Thai fusion with Southern influences. Originally from Vietnam but raised and classically trained in Germany, owner and chef Calvin Phan has brought his perspective of international culinary fusion to the front line of Poor Calvin’s. This quaint restaurant, acknowledged as one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets, serves up an innovative blending of Eastern flavors and Western techniques and presentations, using only the freshest and most flavorful of ingredients. Chef Phan also presents an impressive dessert menu, all made in house, including one-of-a-kind delectables like the Suspension Cake and Fuji Apple.

Owner and Chef

Chef Calvin Phan was exposed to the restaurant business at an early age, having come from a family who owned several restaurants, of all calibers, in Europe. Through this solid foundation he immediately fell in love with culinary arts and decided to fulfill his life-long dream of working with food by attending culinary school in Germany. After completing his training, Phan worked as a chef in Switzerland for two years before moving to Georgia; where he opened and ran a thai restaurant in Statesboro for 3 1/2 years before moving up to Atlanta in November to work within a larger scale.

Guests can enjoy a free Uber ride to and from Poor Calvin’s to any Midtown or Downtown Atlanta hotel guest. Simply call ahead to reserve your ride.

MARKET MENU

Brunch

Saturday 11:30-3 | Sunday 11:30-3

A La Carte


WAFFLE small | 4

MIXED GREENS | 4

SWEET POTATO | 4

PANCAKES | 5

2 EGGS your way | 4

FRESH FRUIT | 4

STONE GROUND CHEESE GRITS | 4

BACON | 2

CHICKEN LINK SAUSAGE | 4

SIDE OF TOAST | 1

MAC AND CHEESE small | 4

BEER BATTER CURL FRIES | 4
with pimento dipping

GOURMET FRIED ONION RINGS | 5

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES | 4

SOUPS

CHICKEN COCONUT | 6
bamboo shoots, mushrooms, coconut milk

SHRIMP TOM YUM | 6
bamboo shoots, mushrooms, lemongrass broth

SMALL BITES


LOBSTER WONTONS | 9
stuffed with cream cheese, mango glaze, caviar

FRIED GOAT CHEESE | 9
stuffed in kale mashed potato, fried green tomatoes, gourmet onion ring, curry mustard

STEAMED SEARED CHICKEN DUMPLINGS | 6
ground chicken and vegetables,ginger soy sauce

STEAMED MUSSELS | 11
creamy lemongrass broth, toasted bread

BEIGNET BASKET (fried DONUTS) | 8
berry compote, mascarpone cheese whipped, goat cheese

BEEF SATAY | 9
grilled beef skewered, peanut sauce

ART. AND CRAB | 12
whole steamed artichoke, crab meat pimento

LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE | 9

FRIED DUCK ROLLS | 8
hoisin sauce

JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE | 12
gourmet onion ring, curry mustard sauce

FRIED CALAMARI | 8
Japanese mayo and pineapple dipping sauce

ENTREES


SEAFOOD OMELET | 12
calamari, shrimp, scallops, Lobster, green onions, cheddar cheese, straw mushrooms, Japanese mayo

EGG BENEDICT | 16
jumbo lump crab cake, poached egg, kale mashed potato, hollandaise

CHICKEN WAFFLE13
buttermilk fried chicken, whipped mascarpone cheese, fresh fruits

MEAT LOAF  | 14
kale mashed potato, toasted bread, fried onion ring, tiger shrimp, thai curry

SHRIMP CAJUN SAUSAGE AND GRITS | 16
stone ground cheese grits, sautéed mushrooms, bamboo shoots, fried EGG

LOBSTER FRIED RICE | 16
eggs, vegetables, top with tempura lobster tail

FARM EGGS | bacon, sausage, crispy rice, poached egg 14

SURF AND TURF BLT | 12
pimento cheese, fried green tomato, fried egg, grilled shrimp, thai beef jerky, your choice of cheese grits, fresh fruit or veggie fries

FRIED CHICKEN | 17
airline breast, lobster macaroni and cheese, squash, asparagus

SMOKE SALMON OMELETTE | 14

Lunch

Tuesday - Friday 11:30-2:30

SMALL BITES

LOBSTER WONTONS | 9

cream cheese, caviar, mango glaze

FRIED DUCK ROLLS | hoisin sauce 8

JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE | 12
gourmet onion ring, curry mustard

BASIL  ROLLS | 5
mixed greens, glass noodles,  in soft-skin rice paper, hoisin sauce

FRIED GOAT CHEESE | 9
stuffed in kale mashed potatoes, fried green tomato, onion ring, curry mustard

STEAMED CHICKEN AND PORK DUMPLINGS | 7
ginger soy sauce

COCONUT SHRIMP | 9
pineapple dipping sauce

FRIED CALAMARI | 8
japanese mayo and pineapple dipping sauce

STEAMED MUSSELS | 11
creamy lemongrass broth, toasted bread

BEEF SATAY | 9
skewered grilled beef, peanut sauce

ART. AND CRAB | 12
whole steamed artichoke, crab meat, pimento cheese

LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE | 9

POP ROCKS DUCK Pâté | 8
duck foie gras, toasted bread, berry compote, pop rocks

SIDES

MIXED GREENS4

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES4

ASPARAGUS | 4

BROCCOLINI | 4

SOUPS

CHICKEN COCONUT | 6
bamboo shoots, mushrooms, coconut milk

SHRIMP TOM YUM | 6
bamboo shoots, mushrooms, lemongrass broth


ENTREES


MY BEST FRIEND’S MEAT LOAF | 10
kale mashed potato, thai curry

LOBSTER FRIED RICE | 16
eggs, vegetables, top with tempura lobster tail

SIAM CHICKEN STIR-FRIED |SHRIMP 12 | CHICKEN 10
pineapple, cashews, vegetables, sweet chili herb sauce, jasmine rice

FRIED CHICKEN | 12
airline breast, lobster macaroni and cheese, squash, asparagus

CRISPY BEEF | 10
certify angus beef tip, sweet soy glaze, arcadian greens, jasmine rice

HICKORY SMOKE BACON PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE | 12
eggs, cashews, cabbage

CURRY (green, red, pamang, or massaman curry) |
seasonal vegetables, jasmine rice, (massaman curry topped with cashews)

PAD THAI NOODLES ( Vegan option ) | CHICKEN OR TOFU 10 | SHRIMP 12
eggs, bean sprouts, ground peanuts | protein choices for your curry and Pad Thai

Dinner

Every day 5-11

SMALL BITES

LOBSTER WONTONS | 9
cream cheese, caviar, mango glaze

FRIED DUCK ROLLS | 8
hoisin sauce

JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE | 12
gourmet onion ring, curry mustard sauce

STEAMED CHICKEN AND PORK DUMPLINGS | 7
ginger soy sauce

COCONUT SHRIMP | 9
pineapple dipping sauce

FRIED CALAMARI | 8
Japanese mayo and pineapple dipping sauce

STEAMED MUSSELS | 11
creamy lemongrass broth, toasted bread

BEEF SATAY | 9
skewered grilled beef, peanut sauce

ART. AND CRAB | 12
whole steamed artichoke, crab meat, pimento cheese

LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE | 9

POP ROCKS DUCK Pâté | 8
duck foie gras, toasted bread, red wine lavender jelly, pop rocks

PORK BELLY SLIDER | 9
white asian bun, truffle balsamic, wasabi aioli

PIMENTO CRAB FRIES | 12

OCTOPUS CEVICHE | 12

grilled octopus, mango salza, avocado, duck confit citrus

SIDES

MIXED GREENS4

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES4

TRUFFLE FRIES4

BROCCOLINI | 4

ASPARAGUS | 4

SOUPS

CHICKEN COCONUT | 6
bamboo shoots, mushrooms, coconut milk

SHRIMP TOM YUM | 6
bamboo shoots, mushrooms, lemongrass broth

Vegetarian Bites


FRIED GOAT CHEESE | 9
stuffed in kale mashed potatoes, fried green tomato, onion ring, curry mustard

BASIL ROLLS (Gluten Free) | 5
fresh vegetables wrapped in soft-skin rice paper, curry mustard sauce

SPANAKOPITA BITE | 9
fillo dough wrapped spinach, feta, curry mustard, wasabi aioli

VEGGIE CEVICHE | 7

STEAMED ARTICHOKE AND PIMENTO CHEESE | 7


ENTREES

WESTERN 4 COURSE OMAKASE DINNER | 40 per person (min. 2 ppl)
reservation only, selected availability

CHEF’S TABLE KAISEKI DINNER | 100 per person incl. drinks pairing (min. 4 ppl)
reservation only, selected availability

GRILLED CHILEAN SEA BASS | 29
sun dried tomato, asparagus, quail egg, artichoke heart blanco

LOBSTER FRIED RICE | 26
eggs, vegetables, tempura lobster tail

FRIED CHICKEN (free range airline breast) | 19
all nature organic airline breast, lobster macaroni and cheese, seasonal greens

CRISPY BEEF | 18
certified angus beef tip, sweet soy glaze, arcadian greens, jasmine rice

MEAT LOAF *spicy | 18
fried green tomato, onion ring, kale mashed potato, Thai curry

GRILLED LAMB RACK New Zealand | 26
kale mashed potatoes, asparagus, Thai curry | add blue cheese 2

RIB BEYE | 28
certified angus STEAK, kale mashed potatoes, asparagus, demi glaze

DUCK DYNASTY | 27
seared maple duck breast, tiger shrimp, kale mashed potato, seasonal greens

HAWAIIAN PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE |  22
hickory smoke bacon, eggs, cashews, raisins, mixed greens

BLACK TIGER SHRIMP PAD THAI NOODLES (vegan optional) | 22
eggs, bean sprouts, ground peanuts

SEARED SCALLOP TOBAN YAKI | 25
seasonal vegetables, sesame mirin glaze, jasmine rice

RED GROUPER THAI CURRY |25 (other meat optional)
seasonal vegetables, jasmine rice

SIAM BLACK TIGER SHRIMP AND SCALLOP STIR-FRIED | 24
pineapple, cashews, vegetables, sweet chili herb sauce, jasmine rice

SWEETS

MOUNTAIN  FUJI APPLE | 14

caramel fuji apple, covered with home made caramel, dark chocolate,

drizzle with white chocolate and nuts

SUSPEN CAKE | 7 

red velvet cake, stuffed with mascarpone cheese, berries, tapioca pearl

TOASTED POUND CAKE | 9

salted caramel whiskey caramelize banana, brandy peach ice cream

 

Drinks

Red

Cotes Du Rhone
Louis Bernard, Rhone Valley,FR | 8/29

Pinot Noir
Matthew Fritz, North Coast,CA | 9/34

Cabernet Sauvignon
Wheelhouse, Napa Valley,CA | 10/38

Merlot
Pennywise, CA | 10/38

Malbec
O.Fournier “Urban Uco”,Mendoza, Argentina | 9/34

Zinfandel
Gen5 “Old Vine” Lodi, CA | 9/34

94 Point Robert Parker ( Limited Availability )
2011 Tournon Shiraz, Australia | 10/38

Red – By The Bottle

Blends
Santa Christina | Toscana, Italy 2011| 34
The Offering2010 | 70
The Prisoner 2012 | 90

Pinot Noir
Formation, Monterey County 201 | 40
Lyric, Santa Barbar 2011 | 60

Malbec
Piatelli Premium, Mendoza 2011| 40
Tapiz Black Tears 2008 | 90

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spellbound, CA | 32
Souverrain, CA 2011 | 40
Obsidian Ridge 2010 | 65
Ehlers Estate 2010 | 105
Zinfandel
Napa Cellars, Napa Valley 2011 | 40
Anarchy, paso robles 2010 | 60

Grenache
Shatter, Maury, France 2011 | 50
Sans Liege Pickpocket 2010 | 110


White

Muscato
Obikwa, South Africa | 7/26

Albarino
Eidosela, Rias Baixas | 8/29

Sauvignon Blanc
Leese Fitch, CA | 10/38

Pinot Grigio
Stella, Italia | 8/29
Pinot Gris, Monterey | 38/bottle

Chardonnay
Calina, Valle de Casablanca, Chile | 8/29
Kendal, Jackson, CA | 34/bottle

Riesling
Leitz Out, Rheingau Riesling | 8/29

(Limited Availability)
Rose,Charles&Charles | 8/29
Botani, Dry Muscat | 8/29

Signature Cocktails

Poor Calvin’s Fusion Cocktail
infused vodka/berries/pineapple | 8

Midnight Overture
square one basil vodka/grand marnier/pressed blackberries | 9

Dark and Stormy
ron 8 anos barcadi/house made ginger beer | 9

Pisco Sour
moai di pisco/lemon juice/egg whites | 8

Frankly, my dear
hendrick’s gin/house rose water/st.germain | 10

Fuji Apple
frangelico/vanilla-apple vodka/apple butter/molasses | 9

Hugo’s Aviation Cocktail
bombay sapphire/lemon juice/violette | 9

Sazerac
absente/hennesey/rye whisky/house bitters/flame orange peal | 10

Mango Jalapeño
pressed jalapenos/mango nectar/ mango vodka | 8

Grape Smash
hennessey/press grapes/brown sugar | 9

Sangria
rum/brandy/fresh juices | 8

Negroni
campari/Death Door Gin/sweet vermouth | 8

Last Word
death’s door gin/chartreuse/luxardo | 10

Sparkling & Champagne

Philippe Fontaine
France | 8

Domaine Ste Michelle
Brut | 30

Domaine Ste Michelle
Rose | 30

Beers


Asahi (Japan) | 5

Asahi Black (Japan) | 6

Kirin Ichiban (Japan) | 5

Sapporo (Japan) | 6

Singha (Thai) | 6

Tiger (Singapore) | 3

Leffe (Belgian Ale) | 5

Amstel Light (Amsterdam) | 4

Sweetwater 420 (Atlanta) | 4

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | 5

Dragon’s Milk 10% (Michigan) | 8


BRUNCH SPECIAL

6 glass|BOTTOMLESS 15

bottomless served until 2:45 pm

* RED SANGRIA      * MIMOSA      * BLOODY MARY      * CAPE COD      * SCREW DRIVER

POOR CALVIN’S ST-GERMAN BERRY CRAFT 25-bottomless

 

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
09/07/2014 - 27/08/2014
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bottomless Wine Wednesdays
Poor Calvin’s, Atlanta Georgia
10/07/2014 - 28/08/2014
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Live Jazz Every Thursday Night
Poor Calvin’s, Atlanta Georgia


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Poor Calvin's Absolute Fusion

Poor Calvins 510 Piedmont Ave. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
United States
Phone: 404.254.4051
Email: info@poorcalvins.com

Hours

LUNCH
TUES-FRI 11:30-2:30
Dinner
EVERYDAY from 5-11 (3 on Sun)
SUN 5-10
BRUNCH
SAT-SUN 11:30-3

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