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The Colonnade Restaurant Review: Since 1927, The Colonnade has securely occupied its spot as an Atlanta classic, attracting a raft of regulars and the occasional restaurateur on leave from his or her own establishment. In the bar, warmed by a fireplace and a faux library motif, patrons waiting for tables gather for strong drinks and conversation. The Colonnade serves some of the region's best fried chicken (lightly dusted with seasoned flour and always fried on the bone for flavor and juiciness) and yeast rolls, the latter a rapidly disappearing Southern treat. Come as well for the salmon patties, trout, bone-in ham steak, oyster stew and pies, especially the coconut cream. The classic green bean casserole left us cold, as did the butterscotch pie. But all other matters, and the sweet tea, were spot on. Refurbished years ago after a fire, the building was renovated retaining traditional details, such as floral-pattern carpeting, but the coffered ceiling now holds warm lighting. The atmosphere is bolstered by the veteran waitstaff and a quirky crowd. On Sunday, come whenever the spirit moves you after noon, as service is all day, but we'd suggest getting there before the after-church crowd hits it hard.