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Southern Bistro

4920 Roswell Rd. NE, Ste. 55 (Long Island Dr. NE) Send to Phone
Sandy Springs restaurant offering a classic Southern menu.


Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Southern Bistro, Atlanta, GA

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Southern Bistro Restaurant Review

: Operating for several years as Nancy G's, Southern Bistro represents a relaunch of the operation long owned by Colman and Nancy Goodrich. Inexplicably, the restaurant's sign calls the place "Bistro Chastain Park," but its official name is Southern Bistro. Ron Eyester has gone to Food 101, while its original executive chef, Justin Keith, has taken up the top toque spot here. Southern staples include a house-made pimento cheese made with aged cheddar and fried green tomatoes. Southern notes come in the form of cornmeal-crusted calamari. We like the shrimp and grits made with Georgia-grown Logan Turnpike stone-ground grits, andouille sausage and a light tomato pan sauce. Fortunately, this version of the low country classic hasn't had a plethora of disparate ingredients or cheese inflicted on it. At brunch, opt for adding a poached egg. Other dishes include fried chicken, but only at lunch or brunch; it’s done the right way with bone-in chicken. The wine list is serviceable; try the Chapoutier rosé with the shrimp and grits. For dessert, the caramel-iced pound cake and the toffee bread pudding will likely find fans, but we're not sure they're worth the calories. Banana pudding is a possibility, too. Expect a good kids’ menu.

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