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A perfect capstone to an excursion only an hour north of Atlanta is dinner at 51 Bistro. Affable Dominique Chambon knows how to make guests feel at home, warmly received and at ease.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 51 Bistro Restaurant Review

: Parisien Dominique Chambon---his dad was mayor of the 15th arrondissement right after WWII---came to work in Atlanta in 1980. After seasoning himself in many fine Atlanta establishments, Chambon opted for the small suburban town and headed to Dahlonega three years ago. When he saw the town, with its square and its gold mining history, he fell hard for it. The intimate bistro is a fine dining value, with such dinner delectables as half roasted duck with sweet and dark cherry sauce, and minted pecan rice. Our dining companions also liked their bourbon marinated salmon and steaks. The French touch is everywhere, from the escargots to the foie gras. At lunch salads, sandwiches and soups rule, but there’s also a quiche of the day. The wine list isn’t long, but it’s well chosen, as befits a Frenchman’s lair. Crème brûlée and chocolate mousse hold court in the dessert department.


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