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1514 Monroe Dr. (Piedmont Ave.) Send to Phone
THIS ESTABLISHMENT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Real moms Agnes and Muriel provide the inspiration for this nifty retro-50s restaurant.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Agnes & Muriel's Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS This modest Morningside bungalow's casually dressed rooms sport bright colors, '50s and '60s memorabilia and lots of windows, making everything seem cheery. Mom's home cooking is the rule here. Green bean casserole uses fresh green beans, which turns the mundane into the notable. Vegetables---almost all done Southern-style---are a cut above the crowd in freshness and imagination. Collard greens, for instance, are seasoned with sesame seeds and a touch of lemon. Unusual veggie combinations, even when they don't work, make for an attractive vegetable plate. We loved the squash casserole, but although the watermelon and Vidalia onion salad sounds intriguing, we think it only marginally successful. But the grilled broccoli salad, made extra zingy by the addition of a light char and vinaigrette, and the unique grilled Caesar salad, are smile-producers. For main courses, everything from turkey meatloaf to the unusual salmon pot pie, salmon croquettes and moist, tender fried chicken takes on singular flavor. At brunch, get the salmon patties. The creamy macaroni and cheese is wicked. Dessert? The seriously silky chocolate cream pie. This wine list is sadly a study in the commercial.


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