Honestly ... I was disappointed. The Executive Chef, Art Smith, was previously Oprah's chef, and was a two time James Beard award winner.
I think Tom Sietsema's review, here, said it best, "At its best, Art and Soul is a restaurant that makes you forget you're eating in a hotel." ... everything else is really lackluster. I personally liked the decor, and the service was okay. But the food didn't really come across as Southern, the entrees were bland and flavorless. Though I will say the hoecakes were fairly interesting - and fairly Southern I suppose, but the rest of the meal was downhill.
Overall, I'd maybe give it a star or two ... If you are in the area and want a meal which costs more than it should - stop in, but if you are willing to actually spend good money on food do yourself the favor and walk around the block to Charlie Palmer's Steak.
Tim Shea: 1.5/5