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2948 Clairmont Rd. NE (I-85, exit 91) Send to Phone
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Home-style French fare, such as coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon, is served in substantial portions at modest prices.
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Dining room at Violette, Atlanta, GA

Violette Restaurant Review

: Neighborhood denizens and tuned-in patrons from distant locations seek out Violette, which remains the best memorial to its founder, Guy Luck, a native of Alsace, France. His longtime companion, Stephanie Belcher, keeps his spirit alive at the unassuming structure that Luck built mostly with his own hands. The kitchen keeps the faith with many of the founder's favorites, although we lament the loss of the veal meatloaf. Still, there are such dishes as salmon rillette, country pâté, coq au vin or boeuf bourguignon, at prices considerably lower than those you'll find in many upscale spots. Lunchtime possibilities include savory filled crêpes, escargots and steak frites, along with lighter fare. 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 artist tickles the keys of a grand piano playing jazz and salon classics.

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