Delicious food, delightful drinks, perhaps a dessert for two - a few choices for Valentine's Day in the ATL
In the heart of Buckhead, yet somehow off the beaten path lies one of my favorite restaurants. No molecular gastronomy, or here today, gone tomorrow chefs - the team in place - Gerry Klaskala's excellent food, decadent pastries by Chef Kathryn King & solid wine recommendations by Andres Loaiza.
Top notch service and divine Italian cuisine, a trip isn't complete without vino or a cocktail from Alli
Kevin Rathbun surprised folks when he located in a warehouse setting in Inman Park but now its a standard bearer in the city. The menu runs the gamut & the sides are rich - in a good wat. Don't miss out on the banana peanut butter pie - my favorite dessert in the city
The farm to table concept is so passé at this point that Ecco kicks it up a notch with their own rooftop garden for fresh apps & cocktails.
Chef Todd Richards made be new in the kitchen but he's made waves in Atlanta for years, even gracing the pages of Esquire magazine. His dishes are elegant and the vibe is relaxed in this neighborhood restaurant. Don't hesitate to ask for wine suggestions.
Atlanta has a plethora of fine Southern restaurants, and although new, M-U feels like it's been around forever. There would be riots if the farm egg in celery cream dish was dropped on the menu, featured recently on the Martha Stewart show.
James Beard winner Hugh Acheson's Atlanta outpost is a Midtown favorite & its menu changes daily. I'm a fan of the superfood plate at lunch and you never know what will be on the dinner menu. The wine & cocktail program are killer & don't forget to leave room for dessert
Tucked into Inman Park you'll find a wildly creative menu by culinary rebel Robert Phalen. From offal to octopus, the choice is yours.
The Optimist is hot, with national acclaim and a chef that keeps adding onto his empire. The menu changes often and although seafood is definitely the main draw, beef, pork & chicken make regular appearances on the menu. Don't miss Chef Taria's creative desserts & the stellar cocktails.
Try one of the sampler platter specials to try a number of tapas at a fair price & be sure to try something new from the eclectic wine list