doubleipa (5) Georgia | February 20, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Visited this restaurant as a result of a review in the local paper. In addition to some of the best food we’ve ever had, they have 6 Belgium beers: St. Bernardus ABT 12, Saison Dupont, Moinette Brune, Corsondonk Pale Ale, St. Feuillien Triple, and an Urthel. The management and wait staff knew these beers, which had been selected specifically for the menu. This is not the typical seen-and-be-seen Buckhead place. This is a small, intimate restaurant that serves ultra high quality, organic food. What a pleasure to have a high-end meal with excellent beer. In addition to the 750ML corked selection, they also have Terrapin Rye and Bass in bottles. The manager says that adding the Belgiums has been extremely popular. There is even an upcoming beer and cheese event. The dessert menu even lists some cheese and beer pairings. I had the tuna tartare, blood orange salad, and the stripped bass. I started with the Saison Dupont and had the bass with the Moinette. The beer prices were not outrageous; I think the St Bernardus was $17. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only place in town that offers high-end food and beer, excpet of course Five Seasons. I hope more upscale restaurants follow this trend.