Twelve Eighty Inspired Dining At Woodruff Art Center

I participated in this dining experience as a member of Atlanta Food & Lifestyle Blogger Society. 

All opinions are my own.


Twelve Eighty Inspired Dining is a gourmet restaurant located inside Woodruff Art Center.

Twelve Eighty Inspired dining boasts a menu featuring local, farm-to-fork, offerings for everyone to enjoy.  But it’s more than just inspired dining.  It is an artistic display of food that I will never forget.

The space that houses this eatery is wide open with a futuristic industrial feel.  The bold chrome art and metallic/wood accents really turned the room into a work of art.  With a backdrop as dope as this I knew the food would be beautiful too.

Photo Courtesy of Twelve Eighty Inspired Dining Facebook Page

And so it was.  Since it was a media event to taste the Fall menu each course was introduced individually.  We were given separate utensils for each small bite that was served.  Cocktails were served with each course as well.  We got to try the entire menu so it was a lot of little bites but plenty to eat and drink.  Everything was indeed pleasing to the eye and equally as pleasing to the taste.

We were greeted with flutes of Gramona La Cuvee as we entered and were seated.


The Blackberry Mojito and the Skinny Margarita were two of my favorite cocktails of the many that were served.

Blackberry Mojito

Bacardi Light, Muddled Mint, Blackberry Syrup, Fresh Lime, Fresh Blackberries

Skinny Ginger Margarita

Hurradura Reposado, Lime, Ginger Syrup, Agave Nectar and Fresh Lime



From main appetizer, to main entree to dessert everything was impeccably prepared and served.  We tried many delectable dishes but these are the ones that stood out to me.

Pimento Deviled Eggs

Pimento Cheese, Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon, Fresh Herbs and Smoked Chilli Cream over a bed of mixed greens and pomegranate.



The “High Museum” Pastrami

Shaved Pastrami, House Made Slaw, Gruyere Cheese, 1000 Island Dressing and Marble Rye.


Crusted Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

Field Greens, Peruvian Purple & Fingerling Potatoes, Tiny Beans, Blistered Grape Tomato, Fresh Radishes, Egg, Nicoise Pesto, Citrus Vinigraigrette.


I would have never imagined that all of these things would taste good together but they really did.  Think of a really fancy deconstructed Tuna Salad.  This salad was bursting with flavors and textures.

All of the desserts were pretty and to die for.  There were three:  Classic Creme Brulee, Almond Tres Leches Cake and Pots De Creme Chocolate Pudding.


I have never been to Twelve Eighty outside of this media event.  I found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely go back to experience these dishes and the atmosphere again.

For more information on Twelve Eighty Inspired Dining at Woodruff Art Center you can find them on Facebook!

Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!