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The Pecan Restaurant Review: Located in a historic building, The Pecan boasts flattering peachy tones and soft lighting that enhance the large dining space, creating a romantic environment. Revealed during a renovation, a nearly iconic early advertising sign is painted on one wall that obviously at one point in the past was an exterior wall. Very little has changed on the menu in the nearly 10 years since the restaurant was established. Still available are the leek and asparagus soup and the carrot soup, the crab cakes with spicy Creole rémoulade, and the 16-ounce rib-eye grilled over pecan wood. Buttermilk-soaked, pecan-crusted oven-roasted chicken breast is one of the restaurant's signature dishes. Sides include grits with pepper jack cheese, and the peppers aren't too hot for wine. A single large salmon cake, a traditional Southern comfort dish, comes perched atop a generous serving of the grits. All desserts are made in-house, but after that big a meal, all you may want is the homemade pecan ice cream. Of course, pecan pie is among the offerings. The too-short wine list is new-world focused, and most of that from California. Proximity to a MARTA rail station (College Park) makes dining at The Pecan accessible even to northsiders.