The newest gem on the West Side masters all things meat
It has become clear that Atlanta is starting to rack up restaurants that are genius in both design and food, and Abattoir certainly makes that list. Housed in the White Provisions building off of Howell Mill, the look and feel of this restaurant emulates a chicer version of an Anthropologie store (if thats possible) with a color palette and design aesthetic that ultimately sets the mood for the evening. A great restaurant for sharing plates versus ordering your own meal, this restaurant is one of the masters of Offal and cured meats, and should be respected for its ability to turn such things into a tasty work of art. Settle in with a glass of the Petite Syrah and munch on house favorites such as the airy yet spicy chicharrones, which you?d almost think were good for you, if you ignored the fact that they were fried pork skins. The pommes frites are perfectly done and can compete with some of the best in the city, and the kumamoto oysters were the perfect blend of fresh and salty. Move on to the steak tartare whose mix of freshly chopped garlic and jalapeno pepper gives it a nice kick, and compliment with the marinated beets & arugula salad which made even this Russian Princess? mouth water. Make sure you try the berkshire pork tasting, who?s mixture of pork offerings (especially the pork belly) were practically orgasmic, and even made my dining companion from Singapore give the bacon pork fried rice a legitimate thumbs up. Another treat not to be missed were the glazed veal sweetbreads which were paired well with the contrasting tastes of daikon radish and ginger. Insider tip: This restaurant has some of the most personable and attentive waiters in town, so get to know them for the best recommendations throughout dinner.