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2948 Clairmont Rd. NE (I-85, exit 91) Send to Phone
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In a romantic atmosphere, enjoy home-style French fare served in substantial portions at modest prices.
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Violette, Atlanta, GA

Violette Restaurant Review

: Violette draws not only neighborhood denizens but also tuned-in patrons from distant locations. The place remains the best memorial to its founder, Guy Luck, a native of Alsace, France. His longtime friend, Stephanie Belcher, keeps his spirit alive at the unassuming structure that Luck built mostly with his own hands. The simple, classy interior is set with white cloth-covered tables spaced to ensure conversation privacy. Through the windows one enjoys a fine view of Atlanta’s famous trees. Many of Luck’s favorites remain, although we lament the loss of the lunchtime veal meatloaf. But we still have such dishes as salmon rillette, country pâté, coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon, all at prices considerably lower than those you'll find in many upscale spots. Lunchtime possibilities include savory filled crêpes, salads just lightly dressed, escargots and steak frites. And, of course, French onion soup and quiche Lorraine. Dinner broadens the meats to include more steak, lamb, duck and seafood. For dessert, sample a wicked dense chocolate mousse. In the bistro tradition, the mostly French and American wine list offers lots of good values (many under $30) with an occasional deluxe selection. Adding to the enjoyment, a skilled musician tickles the keys of a grand piano playing jazz and salon classics, but we suggest securing a table away from the piano as his vigorous style can make conversation difficult.

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