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Excellent place for a date night or a girls night. Or any night where you want to impress somebody! Love the Italian-inspired modern cuisine here, and love that it's close to other midtown notables, like Piedmont Park, Botanical Gardens, and lots of bars and restaurants, if you want to head elsewhere after dinner. To start your meal, I highly recommend the burrata dish, and the pastas are an excellent entree choice.
01/25/2012Provided by Citysearch
Cool space and so-so service can not make up for the fact that my tuna was over cooked not to mention the saltiest thing I have ever eaten - the server brought our wine to the table under his arm and I must say that by the time he had popped it open it was too WARM to drink. I wish it was a better experience considering so many of my boys rave about it. I will come back again but hope for better service
05/11/2011Provided by Citysearch
There is nothing like springtime in Atlanta; it’s the season when it feels good to just get out and have fun. ONE midtown kitchen is no different. Getting out to dine at ONE will amp up the “feel good” with its amazingly creative offerings that come from Chef Drew Van Leuvan’s kitchen. Brilliant flavors and alluring textures rule at ONE. Using primarily local, sustainable produce, Chef Drew crafts distinctive seasonal foods that will stun the senses – foods come alive. The thrill of tasting flavors like these is like none other; this is one culinary adventure that’s not to be missed. Settle in and enjoy the all the pleasures that ONE has to offer.
The menu at ONE changes somewhat each night in order to serve the freshest ingredients available – it represents a celebration of seasonality. Start the festivities by exciting the palate with the pureed spread of edamame and lima bean that’s blended with roasted garlic, Dijon mustard, and fresh herbs. This tantalizing concoction is a tease of what creative flavors are to come. Besides being beautifully presented, the amazing Asparagus Soup is an expressive testimony of Chef Drew’s homage to spring’s garden. The soup is a layer of foamy cool white asparagus over a layer of warm creamy green asparagus. It is neither heavy nor vegetal- instead quite luscious and a treat to savor. Harvested in early spring are the highly anti-oxidant rich Fiddlehead ferns. These unfurled fronds are battered fried until crispy then seasoned with a splash of Tabasco and garnished with pickled onions and Sweetgrass Diary’s Asher Blue cheese- these are great nibblers. After slow cooking the cured Fudge Farm pork short ribs for 2 days, these “fall of the bone” morsels are glazed with a tangy tomato jam – yummy! But what are ribs without some of stinging nettles, pickled ramps, lemon zest, and a perfectly poached egg; this is the beauty of ONE, the unexpected.
It takes a knack to make pasta and more importantly a delicate touch. The nightly pasta offerings are packed with astonishing flavors. The half moon shaped, Mezzaluna, is filled with English peas and brown butter served over a curried hazelnut sauce that has an amazing zing that is crazy good. Whereas, the ring-shaped Tortellini is filled with fingerling potatoes, ramp, and a ricotta filling that’s bathing in a creamy potato brodo- it’s comfort food at its best. These tasty pastas are a menu highlight - don’t miss them.
The flavors and aromas become more pronounced with the large plate dishes. Served with scrumptious Cipollini onions, the succulent perfectly seared Nantucket scallops are cooked in brown butter sauce that’s drizzled with a lively sauce made with a red wine vinaigrette, chardonnay, and the highly flavorful guanciale- dried pork cheeks. If the mouth-watering hickory smoked La Belle duck doesn’t get the drool going, I don’t know what will. These mind-blowing tastes are realized after 2 days of cooking using the classic sous-vide technique, and then roasted to order in the wood oven. This savory duck is served over the creamy textured Sea Island Red Peas in a tomato-bacon ragout, and topped with a zesty green tomato chow chow. OMG these flavors are otherworldly. No worry- it’s OK to drool in amazement- it’s that good.
When you feel like you reached sensory overload, well shock the few unaroused taste buds with the delectable White Chocolate Financier – a moist almond brown butter cake that’s baked with strawberries and Valrona white chocolate, and accented with a slightly tart rhubarb preserve and Tres Leches sorbet. If nothing else, enjoy the gasp after each bite. When that springtime or any season urge to get out and have fun, don’t second guess it - grab a friend or that significant other as it all starts at ONE midtown kitchen.
01/30/2011Provided by Citysearch
I have never written bad review for any restaurant before and would never have if the experience wasn't this bad. This time its exceptional becoz I want everyone to know how bad their food and service is.
It was my husband's bday yesterday and we were around 20 people who went there.I had called twice, visited the place personally before, to request them for good service and still got such bad service that I really want them to know that they were very disappointing. Everyone told me don't go there and I still convinced my friends to go there and the servers were so mean and not interested in serving with a smile.
To be precise,I had requested them before to seat our party as and when they arrive and not wait for all of them to come together. They troubled our guests wth that first. Then we get seated and the guys wanted to go drink at the bar and the girl server was so mean that she told them you cant drink here go back to your seat ????? I mean who does that . Then they wouldn't come and even ask for water . It was my husbands bday and he didnt even get water forget any good service. Then the guy waiter I asked him to help me with the menu and I couldn't decide he just told me read the menu and just left .........in the middle of our conversation when I am deciding what i want to eat?????????? omg seriously.....Now comes the worst, I went to the complain to the manager Meg/Megen (i dont remember he name) She was taking there side and said 'those our best servers' and 'thats how it is that you shouldnt be ordering drinks on the bar' . And didn't do anything to fix the situation.
The food was whatever . i dont know what all happened ith our guests but I was let down by them . I felt very bad taking my business there and embarassing myself in front of my friends.I know nothing is going to change there even after me writing this review but I am definately never going back and If anyone is reading this review pls trust me its not worth a penny .
07/01/2010Provided by Citysearch
The food here used to be good, but now it's inconsistent. I went here with a friend a few months ago and had good food, then went back a few weeks ago and had really bad food. The ossobucco was too salty. The wait staff isn't really friendly and it's an expensive place.
02/20/2010Provided by Citysearch
Normally don't leave comments like this, but feel a need to communicate my experience this evening. When the adjacent table was served their dinner, I made a comment to my girlfriend that I thought it was interesting that they ordered the same thing as us. One of them picked around at the salmon while the other stared confusingly at his pork. Once the couple finally put it all together, they called the waiter over and mentioned that it wasn't the correct order. The food was promptly taken back to the open kitchen, of which we happened to be seated directly in front. I watched as the staff placed the dishes on a shelf and then they sent us both soup to apologize for the delay (I assume they wanted us to think they were still preparing our food).
I watched in disbelief as they brought me the same plate that had gone to the table next to me about 10 minutes prior. After observing this as well as all food in the restaurant being plated by staff not wearing gloves or washing their hands while we were there makes me question the food safety practices of this restaurant.
02/04/2010Provided by Citysearch
I travel constantly and frequent the Atlanta area. One of my favorite restaurants used to be One Midtown Kitchen. The calamari was second to none and the ossobuco was phenomenal. On my most recent trip to Atlanta my girlfriend and I went to eat dinner after my hyping up the restaurant for a few days. I must say I was EXTREMELY disappointed with the food. We were ""warned"" that they had a new chef and some of the menu items had been modified or eliminated. I don't mind spending money like that on good food but this was borderline gross. (Not to mention I felt like an idiot in front of my girlfriend.) I will not go back until they hire the old chef back! I am not the kind of person who complains about this kind of thing but I feel very motivated in this instance.
11/22/2009Provided by Citysearch
First, the space is great! Big, excellent lighting, warm feeling, good amount of energy in the room. Our waiter was top-notch, very knowlegeable about the offerings, details about ingredients, etc. Very affordable wine list with several at $20 and $30, all the way up to top shelf-$150. One of the best Butternut Squash soups ever, except served in a tall V-Shaped coffe mug, making it difficult the scoop out every last drop. Crab Fritter appetiser was very good as well, but not a difficult dish to perfect. I ordered the wood fired chicken breasyt expecting a ""Roasted-Juicy"" meal. What I got, in addition to two very small breast was swimming in broth, with diced carrotts. I ate one bite, and couldn't get the flavor, then another, and still a bland, smoky taste, a third bite, and the only overwhelming thing I tasted was ""smoked"" chicken. It was not described as such on the menu. Our waiter was more than gracious in offereing to replace it with anything on the menu - WITHOUT an attitude... I ordered the Flank Steak and Frittes. The portion I receivedv was much smaller than the guset sitting right next to me. Our waiter also explained that ""It's what everyone orders here"". Bite one, same smoky taste as the chicken, bite two, more of the same. Needless to say, I brought half home for the dog, as I was looking forward to a nice juicy piece of meat, not something tasting like smoky chicken. My girlfriend orderd scallops, shrimp, with grits. Her dish was swimming in sauce as well, and it was a very sloppy presentation. The scallops were cooked perfect, except there were far two few for the price. Chocolate Dessert was excellent, very good cup of cappucino, however $8 for a snifter of Sambuca seems more like Manhattan, not Atlanta.
Our bill, with a $30 bottle of wine was $118, with a $22 tip = $140. Totaly overpriced for the quality, consistency, and portions of food. Great spot for an after theartre drink and desert.
11/01/2009Provided by Citysearch
We took part in the Halloween special last night at One Midtown. We live in the neighborhood and always enjoy the creative decor of the large restaurant, but I am consistently disappointed with the food. The most outstanding negative came last night in the form leg of lamb. I watched my boyfriend slowly work through mounds of connective tissue and fat. It definitely fit the bill as a ghastly dish on the Halloween menu. What really frustrated us was the response from the waiter when he asked how our dinners were as he cleared the plates. I said so-so, he quickly dismissed us and said great, thanks for coming.
06/19/2009Provided by Citysearch
I ate here with my boo-diddy we had a great time. The host, Bob, was very amiable, and our server (Roberta) gave us great suggestions about the menu. I had Steak Frites and they were nice and tender. He had the Duck and it was oh-so delicious, even the lentil! We had a great time and enjoyed the atmosphere. Thankfully, we came when there wasn't a crowd but by the time we left it was starting to feel a bit cramped at our table-for-two.
05/01/2009Provided by Citysearch
This will be my 1st visit to One Midtown Kitchen, I'm celebrating with my wife and a few friends have both good and bad things to say about OMK, so I'm deciding to check it out for myself, we have reservations at 8:30, I called a couple of hours in advance to request a booth, before I can even explain what occasion or event my wife and I are celebrating, I'm rushed off the phone by, ""BOB"". I'll post my review if we have dinner there, after being rushed off the phone I'm not so sure we will even go!
Well, Bob turned out to be a great guy so maybe I was the one acting an a$$ on the phone, (I've been known to ba an a$$hole quite often) nonetheless, the food was decent, the service was excellent, Our reservations were for 8:30, we arrived around 8:20. I requested a booth and we were seated as soon as we walked into the restaurant. Our Waiter ""jose"" was excellent, all in all, I'll visit one again!
We went there for our anniversary and reserved a booth 3 week in advance, when we arrived a booth was not available, and we were seated in a table for 2 sandwiched between 2 tables of 4 people tables (very loud people. Food is 7 on a scale of 1-10. I would recommend it for a casual dinner not for something special.
I?ll get right to it here. The food.....starters were OK, one soup delicious, Caesar salad so so. Main, brisket, the chef's specialty, nicely cooked but not a lot of taste nor was there a lot of taste in the risotto which was more like really soggy tapioca and I wasn't too jazzed up about the balsamic cabbage. Desserts you ask?...Well the chocolate thingy with mint ice cream was really good. Fresh mint in the ice cream. The lemon tart was so-so. Not a big lemon taste there. So far just fair. You ask about service? Well, our waitperson Bernie was terrific and she and her wait partner really worked the room. Had a hitch with the food runner. Our entree was delivered to the table with us having barely finished our starter. The plates were still on the table. The guy gave us attitude as if we had done something wrong. I wasn't aware that we were supposed to clear our own table. I guess the entree plates were hot. OK, that's gotta hurt but when he saw the first course plates were still on the table he should have put our dinners down on the side (plenty of room for that), collected the plates and then served the dinner. Frankly that really ticked me off although when I mentioned it to a responsible person they were concerned and said they?d make sure they fixed that. Good answer. Also had a little problem with port being served with a ton of sediment. I think we're blaming that on a well-meaning new bartender who just needed a quick lesson. He should be good to go after that. All in all, with about $150 in gift certificates to Fifth Group restaurants, I have a funny feeling I'm going to have trouble spending that dough and I live a few steps away from Tap and Trois. It?s a shame. They really need to work on consistency and flavor. We?ll wait and hope for the best.
Phone: (404) 892-4111
Address: 566 Dutch Valley Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Cuisines: American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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