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Cakes & Ale

155 Sycamore St. (Church St.) Send to Phone
404-377-7994 | Menu
MARTA: Decatur MARTA Station
Chef/owner Billy Allin’s backyard urban garden is the source of some of the ingredients for the contemporary American cuisine.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Open late for dessert and drinks Fri.-Sat.

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Cakes & Ale, Decatur, GA

Cakes & Ale Restaurant Review

: This distinctive establishment is known for its inventive cooking that has contributed greatly to making Decatur a dining destination. Billy and Kristin Allin share duties, with his realm being the kitchen and hers being the front of the house. Despite a seasonal menu, the arancini (rice fritters) with fennel pollen seem to have staying power, as do the potato gnocchi, with such adornments as a veal and rabbit bolognese sauce. The restaurant proposes so many vegetable dishes that no vegetarian will feel limited, but seasonality is respected. Desserts get equal attention: Georgia produces an abundance of blueberries, and we happily dipped into the blueberry crisp with house-made butter pecan ice cream. Pay the extra buck and get the bread, from the house bakery. It's outstanding. First-rate beers are available on tap and by the bottle, and the short wine list is well-constructed. Numerous selections are offered by the glass and by the carafe, as well as the bottle, many at sensible prices. The list is devoted to bubbles, and there's always a selection of rosés.


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