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554-A Piedmont Ave. (North Ave.) Send to Phone
A new location features Atlantic Star classics and slow-cooked dishes are the strong suit. Parties may be noise-generating and parking is skimpy but the atmosphere is welcoming.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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: Fariba and Tommy Todd gave up on their chic Decatur location and moved much of the menu to a new, less glitzy, but still very fun spot in Midtown. The pair put in hours of toil to craft a welcoming space out of an industrial garage site. Brick walls provide substantial texture, but as ceilings are high, the hard surfaces can generate a good bit of noise if parties are energetic, as often is the case. In nice weather, the garage bay door can be raised to give the front dining room an airy feeling. With Tommy now doing the cooking instead of hiring a chef, the pair has re-installed Atlantic Star classics on this menu. Here is the familiar daily ceviche, the steamed mussels, the goat cheese croquette with tomato basil fondue, the French onion soup, aromatic and thick with its layer of Gruy√®re cheese, and the roasted trout with capers, spinach, new potatoes and brown butter. Slow-cooked dishes are the strong suits in this house, so consider the slow-cooked pork with mashed potatoes and a horseradish sauce. The tender, tasty pork gets a nice lift from the bit of horseradish. Desserts are made in-house, and the most opulent of them all seems to be the chocolate torte, more like a dense, fudgy, chocolate terrine. Skimpy parking next to the building is a bit of a tight squeeze, but there’s more across the street in the shopping center. The space is divided into three different areas, two of which can be privatized. Cabaret entertainment always is on Saturdays, but check for specific dates and performers.


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