Atlanta >Food & Dining > Radial
1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030733.762603 -84.337627
Neighborhoods: Eastside, Eastside, Candler Park
Breakfast Great ... Pasta dishes at dinner not so much. – I have enjoyed eating at Radial for many years... the breakfast menu is awesome and this review comes from nothing but love.
However, recently on a night out with friends we went to Radial to try out the new dinner menu. Three out of four of us had a different pasta dish. To be honesty it wasn't the worst pasta I have had ...but it wasn't great either.
We discussed between us and agreed that there was no flavor to the dish that enticed the taste buds to eat more. The consensus between us was...
"Uneventful and we wouldn't order a pasta dish again"
I never toss the baby out with the bath water so, I /we plan to go back and try something else on the menu.
Having said that I believe that it's important to express to the owner(s) when you feel you didn't have the best experience. So Frank, coming from love... work on the pasta dishes crank up the flavor. To be fair the fourth friend had the special of the night and "loved it!"
My favorite place now serving dinner AND drinks! – I've been going to Radial consistently and particularly since new ownership and chef changes last year. Now it's gotten even better! Not only with updated renovations to the dining space, Radial now is open for dinner and boasts a full bar. I was there recently and had wonderfully braised pork and pappardelle, and couldn't resist sampling my other party's short-ribs which were perfection! Radial has always gotten dessert just right, so I was not surprised by the great array of wonderful desserts they've added to the dinner menu. Overall, thoughtfully composed menu, eco-friendly business values, commitment to the community and local economy. Frank Bragg got it just right!
New owner and a new chef! – I've noticed the changes at Radial Cafe over the past few months, and its just getting better! I really like the daily special pancakes and there is usually a special french toast too. I always add the pure maple syrup to take my cakes over the top! I enjoy the casual but attentive service and can honestly say that my coffee was always kept hot and filled. I love to meet friends here during the week and on weekends during the popular Saturday and Sunday brunch...talk about fun energy!
Wonderful service and the food was excellent. I was able to really appreciate the taste of organic food. The herbs and spices added made it even more delightful. We also admire the quality of service they gave us. It was a truly wonderful experience at Radial.
Appetizing food at Radial – A friend of ours suggested this place, I tried it out once. My friend was right. The food was superb and tasted really fresh. The entrees were piping hot and the server made me laugh with his jokes. Great place.
Great Breakfast – I travelledacross town based upon the reviews and I was not dissapointed. I had the Hash and it was refreshing to see something that was not from a can. I could taste all the herbs. The raspberry jam was wonderful and so was the hummus plate.
I will be back!
Radial...a wonderful addition to Atlanta – Phil is wonderful..we started going for lunch,then events were held there, and the more we go..the more we love it! They even give out birthday meals to friends on myspace! good food in a great location.
Community friendly - a great place to go
Our go to place for a GOOD, GREEN breakfast – Radial is a great place for breakfast, lunch or brunch!
This is a green restaurant with organic food.
The food tastes good and the price is right!
Owner Phil Palmer is good to the local community.
Love the different artists exhibited in the restaurant. Cool vibe.
Mmm...Radial omelet!! – Radial is awesome. My favorite items are 1) their signature omelet which comes with deliciously sauteed mushrooms, onions and red pepper, pepper-jack cheese, and tomato and sour creme on the side 2) their AMAZING hashbrown potatoes--they are sliced au graten style and contain some sort of magical, spicy, creamy heavenly seasoning 3) their patio and 4) the fact that they are so committed to being an active and positive part of the community by hosting all sorts of wonderful events such as local art exhibits and joining the Green Restaurant Association.
If you haven't been, you should definitely check them out. You'll be sure to find delicious food served by friendly folks at a price that won't break your budget. Have an omelet for me!
Great Breakfast / Brunch with wonderful weekly specials! – Radial is one of my favorite places to eat in town for Breakfast, Brunch / Lunch. It has a nice casual feel with a great mix of people The food is always fresh and reasonably priced, and the servers & host(esses) are always friendly.
On my latest visit I had the special Cinnamon Butternut Squash Pancakes. They were perfectly cooked and super tasty. I mean where else in-town can you find pancakes with squash in them, that are also delicious to boot.
Some of my personal favorites are the Vegetarian Biscuits & Gravy with Rosemary Fennel Gravy (you can get them with real sausage too), The Jerk Patty Melt, The Breakfast Burrito, and of course any version of Pancakes.
Some other noteworthy specials are the Southern Fried Catfish & Smoked Gouda Grits, Bananas Foster French Toast, The Breakfast Casserole with flaky layers of bread, mixed with veggies and sausage, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, and the Biscuit French toast (Yes you are reading this correctly! It's just like it sounds instead of using bread they batter and cook up biscuits totally INSANE!)
If you are ever looking for a new regular Brunch spot in Atlanta this is the place. I've taken countless out of town friends here and every time they return we always have to make a trip back.
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