I went here with my hubby for our first date night post baby! I was already super excited because of all the wonderful reviews I had read, and I was not disappointed. So, first we were greeted by the complimentary valet when we pulled up, which is always a wonderful thing, especially here in Atlanta where parking can be a nightmare. Next, we walked in and spoke to the hostess, who seemed a little overwhelmed with the large crowd, but was still nice and quick to greet us and get our name. We had reservations for 7:30, but did have a 10 minute wait because they were a little behind. However, this was not too terrible since we were able to order a drink at the bar in the mean time. It was a Saturday night, so it was very crowded, but our drinks were ready very quickly, and the bartender was personable and helped me choose a drink that I would enjoy (I am not a big drinker), and it was delicious! Sadly, I do not recall the name of it. Once we were seated, we got our waters and cheese bread, and the waiter explained to us how things work with the red and green coaster.. turn it over to green for servers to come offer you meat, and turn it over to red to stop the servers from offering. Next, they brought out the side items while we went and loaded our plates at the extensive salad bar.. I had never seen anything like it! I tried most everything they had out and all of it was tasty. Next, we turned our cards to green and immediately were offered many types of meat. Every single thing I had was amazing, except for the lamb. I am partial here though, since I had never had lamb and was very hesitant to try it at all. My favorite meat was the filet mignon, but everything was cooked perfectly. You are able to choose which part of the meat you want by how it is cooked (medium rare, medium, etc). So, after many rounds of meat and tasting all the sides (which were good but nothing spectacular compared to the meat), we ordered dessert. We chose the papaya cream with the blueberry liqueur on top, and it was wonderful! Overall, I would give this place 6 out of 5 stars if I could! Totally worth the small fortune we spent! :-)
I was excited about trying all the unique food here. Since this is owned by the same folks who own Bacchanalia, I thought this would be a good place to try unusual foods like livers, sweatbreads, etc, because if it is not tastey here, it won't be anywhere. Well, the apps weren't that tastey. Even foods that I'm very familiar with, like kielbasa, was not what I expected. We didn't order any entrees, which are more normal like steaks etc, but the tables around us appeared to enjoy them. It's in an old warehouse, so can be loud and hard to hear. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Everything was outstanding! We really enjoyed our experience and time here. The hostess and maitre' d were very nice and; even the bus boys were super polite and friendly. We had a lamb tartar starter, braised pork shoulder and sea scallops. So many different flavors that were new to us made the items we ordered that much better. Definitely coming back for more!!