I have been coming to this restaurant for around 3 years. I feel like this place is my home away from home. The food is really cheap for a sit down establishment with nothing on the regular menu over $10.99 and that is a shrimp basket. The portions are very good as well. When you are a regular customer you will occasionally receive free meal coupons either through the mail or in person. My advice for those who said they had bad service would to be to come during the week when the restaurant is less busy since the more crowded it is the longer food takes. Also any restaurant has high employee turnover so be sure to get a server like Jamar or Ouzan who has been there for a long time and that would improve your service as well. If you go on say a Wednesday though it is really intimate. They have Wii in the back room and regularly have concerts either through 99X or special events. On Memorial Day weekend there was a BBQ and blues event that was especially great. In the summer the patio is great especially if there is a breeze and in the winter they have a fireplace. One of the things I love most about it is when they have weddings and you can basically watch the wedding from where you are sitting if you are placed right. Depending on who is getting married the music is also usually really good on those nights. The restaurant is very inclusive and diverse. You can take your kids here and it is also very welcoming to GLBT people and is generally fairly ethnically diverse as well. If you are driving there is free parking and if you take MARTA it's very close to the Midtown station just walk to the end of the park right past Grady High School. The atmosphere is very casual and welcoming I never feel like I'm not dressed well enough to go there and never feel I'm looked down on as someone who is fairly working class myself.
I went for the first time to Grain with friends and we went roughly at 11:30pm on a Monday night and the place was small, but had plenty of open seats! This was a great bar to catch up with friends and I could also see it being a cute place to get drinks after a date too. I liked the classy and dark ambience to the bar. My friends Morgan and Katie ordered the Midtown Mule ($9). Morgan said this drink was too pungent for her but I personally liked it when I tried a sip. To me, the pineapple cancelled out an overly vodka taste! Katie said really liked it as well because the juices in it made it a little sweeter than a normal Moscow mule. For me, I ordered the Hemingway cocktail ($9). I believe this drink contained rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and a couple other of ingredients. It was too bitter for my taste so I found myself adding some lime and water to the cocktail. I would not get this drink again. The bartender was also extremely nice and I enjoyed speaking with him!
If you ever want to grab lunch in the park then I definitely recommend going to Park Tavern! This place is so lovely that often times there are events here or even weddings! Rainbow Roll– $12.99- King crab, cucumber and avocado on the inside with salmon, tuna & yellowtail on the outside– I love that this sushi comes with three types of fish! It was really great & I would get this again! I ordered it with sweet potato fries (yes I know- what a weird combo) but I loved that I could get both in the same restaurant! Buffalo Wings (kicked-up)- $8.99-These wings are served with celery and blue cheese for dipping. I personally love spicy foods so I got mine “kicked-up”. Would definitely recommend! Drink deal: Park Tavern offers a deal that says “When it Rains, We Pour $1 Drafts!” Keep this in mind next time it starts raining in Atlanta! There are apparently exceptions to this deal but it helps to be aware of them through their facebook and twitter page.
I returned to Joey D's after enjoying a great all-day happy hour margarita to try my tongue at the menu. I was really expecting a great meal especially after seeing the prices. We ordered the prime rib and the short rib ravioli. The prime rib was great but the short-rib ravioli was inedible in my opinion. The gravy-like sauce that choked the life out of the ravioli tasted like something that belonged on top of mashed potatoes instead of pasta. Instead of the waiter being sympathetic and understanding our dislike of the dish he gave an air of distain. This will be the last time I look to Joey to satisfy this sophisticated palate. However, I will most definitely be back for happy hour;)
I been to JR Crickets a couple of times at night. The environment is very casual and a not very loud. The drinks are good but they aren't strong. There is a frozen alcoholic bar which is nice in the summer. The food is average sports bar food. There are TVs you can see from any place in the restaurant that are usually tuned in to a game. The times I been to JR the service is extremely slow. The waitress are usually very friendly but it takes forever for someone to come to take my order and to receive your food so don't come if you're in a hurry. Given this, I will still return to JR because I like the feel of a lounge/bar but not overly crowded like a club.
If you are over 25 and have most of your brain cells still in tact..first and foremost, do not go to the new Havana Club sober. It is a bad euro disco club themed club on steroids! It's literally a warehouse that is divided in several sections that provide different music in each wing. In theory, this place could have been hot. But the theme of the night is"get as much A$$" as possible. As a woman in this place, you are grabbed and pulled on to simply see if you will bite. They will do the same to the following 15 girls behind you, If you want several one night stands in one place, maybe the car, or maybe the bathroom...then go to the Havana Club.
I been to JR Crickets a couple of times at night. The environment is very casual and a little loud. The drinks are good but they aren't strong. There is a frozen alcoholic bar which is nice in the summer. The food is average sports bar food. There are TVs you can see from any place in the restaurant that are usually tuned in to a game. The two times I been to JR the service is extremely slow. The waitress are usually very friendly but it takes forever for someone to come to take my order. The food and drinks come out very slow. I will return to JR because I like the feel of a lounge/bar but not overly crowded like a club.
This place was fantastic! There's something about knowing the phone number and going in through a phone booth that feels so special! We actually came from upstairs; we'd eaten at Amalfi prior. The cocktails were seriously delicious. You can't go wrong with any of them! The service was excellent and everyone who came to our table told me happy birthday. The vibe itself is amazing, with dark wood paneling, a painted ceiling and plush couches. You're able to smoke cigars there, but the filtration system makes the air very breathable. The waiter had fantastic suggestions of what to order. All in all, it was a fantastic night!
The manager here was super nice! Our waitress informed us that almost all of the food items in the restaurant are made in-house including their ketchup and vinegar which I thought was impressive! We started with two drinks that I wouldn't plan to get again: Peachtree & Spring (tasted like straight whiskey) and Peaches & Peppers Sangria (tasted too herb-y to me but my friend liked it!) I recommend the tavern fries and double stack burger! Get fries instead of the mac & cheese b/c the mac & cheese was a little undersalted. The peanut butter pie which isn't always available was amazing- get it if you can!
It's all true :) This place is fantastic. If you're looking for a _large_ selection of beer, excellently prepared bar food with vegetarian options, hip atmosphere and good service. I went there on a week night, sat at one of the many tables in the back. We got recommendations for beer and orders black bean burger / mussels / cesar salad. I messed up my order and asked for the arugula side salad after the order was already in; it got delivered promptly and didn't show on the bill. Wow. Service was prompt and with a smile. Prices very fair for the quality. We had a great time and will be back.