Location plays key here as this is very close to Phipps and Lenox but not surrounded by that busy-ness. Chef Haddad and manager Fabrice are charming. Lively bar scene and busy dining area. Reserve for weekends. Everything is French but a few twists to surprise you. F&B also has a nice patio that looks straight out to the street - great for people watching come summer and spring!
The recently renovated Atlas at the St Regis is a fantastic choice for a celebration event or a fun time with friends. They have the best spin on sophistication. Forget everything once you enter those doors. From the cozy lounge and fireplace library to the busy bar, plush seated area to Chef Grossman and team working their magic in the open kitchen, everything here is classy. The food, if the photos are anything to go by, was delicious. Meats cooked perfect and the sides flavorful to complement but not take away from the star. Highly recommended! You can valet at the St Regis.
They have changing menus so what you see here might not be available when you visit but they are real nice folks and happy to see you. More details on their website but remember they are inside the Terminal West space, you can park in the deck and get your ticket validated. They do close after lunch service so cannot exactly camp there all day bit they do have lots of folks that come in and work in the space. Lunch also does get crowded since so many offices nearby have their staff dining here but service is great and the chef is nice - go say hello!
Chef Ron Eyester's Timone's is one of three other establishments he owns in Virginia Highlands - Rosebud and Family Dog. I previously visited Timone's when it had newly opened and loved the offerings. Definitely thought it was a great place for the neighborhood to hang out. Unknown to most, they had closed for a wee bit in between to relook their menu and strategy for the business. They were not getting the crowds they anticipated and decided to change things up a bit. So now they've gone and revamped the menu with a bunch of new offerings including...wait for it...bagels and sandwiches to accompany the pizzas, meats and cheeses via a deli component to drive in the lunch crowd where you can pick up salads and such. Winning! The angry chef's done a great job breathing new energy into the menu, creating a fun space and keeping Timone's true to his original vision. The restaurant is named after his mother's maiden name and is an ode to the foods of his childhood. He uses traditional pizza making methods, all natural wheat flour and they make their own bagels now. As Chef said, "We are not reinventing the wheel, just carrying on a timeless tradition." (If you were wondering, yes, he is the same guy that was on Top Chef). I will be back to get some more of those breakfast bagels and cookies or coffee! Also PS - he does have a new concept Diner that's launched in the Atlantic Station area. And here I thought handling three restaurants in one area was a bit much. Clearly chef has his game on! Cant wait to check out Diner but meanwhile, here are some highlights from Timone's:
10 year home!
Atlanta GA was my home for my first ten years in the United States - the city has so much to offer :)
Atlanta Travel & Tourism Guide from Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau