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by Ward Younkin on
A great place if you're into sushi. Oh, wait. I'm sorry. That was supposed to be fried, COOKED fish. Seriously -- there's not much I can say good about this, the original Six Feet Under location about which I've heard so many good things. I gave their 11th Street (???) location an equally abysmal review for the very same reason. They. Cannot. Properly. Cook. Fish. I went to this location as a 2nd choice for lunch with co-workers today, banking on the good word I've heard about it relative to its Midtown/West Atlanta counterpart. Parking was free, albeit hard to find -- very unlike the "ante up for my tip" valet parking at the other location. +1 stars for no prissy valet parking. The place was packed for lunch, but we were promptly seated and attended to. Our server was quick with drink orders and getting in our food orders. I thought he was more "present" than the wait staff at the other Six Feet location. +2 stars for decent service. We didn't wait long for lunch -- it came right out about 10 minutes later. It was all correct, and the portions of even the fish/chips that I ordered were decent and (possibly?) better than the other location. +1 stars for prompt food arrival. And this is where it all falls apart. I get halfway through the 2nd fish (of my fish and chips), and bam -- raw dark meat. I'm not whining about a little bite that didn't get cooked here. I'm talking a good half a piece of cod (hidden in an overly thick layer of breading) NOT cooked. Sushi raw people. Actually -- more like frozen raw. -3 stars for the same damned problem that the other location suffers -- not being able to cook a piece of fish. Worse yet -- $10.50 for this, one of THE cheapest entrees on the menu. So -- yeah -- the "better" location gets 1 star too. Way to go, Six Feet Under. If you were a sushi bar, the raw fish might've earned you points. NOTE -- The manager was cool and didn't charge me for the lunch. I tipped the waiter. What little value that is worth compared to NOT getting uncooked fish is noted in the 1-star rating.
by L. d. on
Unfortunately, we were not impressed with Mykonos Taverna. To start, they were out of the Skouros red wine as well as the next red wine we selected, so we ended up with a (small pour) house merlot. Our waiter, though willing, had to check on everything, and left in the middle of taking our order to take care of another table. Then, he took our dinner orders incorrectly and we ended up with two similar but not the correct dishes - instead of a gyro we got a gyro wrap (in a tortilla iso pita bread); instead of a pork souvlaki dish we got a some other pork dish, which ultimately was the one on the bill at $2 more! The pork dish was cold; the gyro was filled with something that resembled thick-sliced meatloaf but without any of the tangy white tahini based sauce. Instead of tasty and fragrant with lemon and oregano, the food was clunky and heavy handed. The hostess staff was kind and I had really looked forward to trying this new restaurant in an area of Atlanta that needs more dining options - but we won't go back.
by Dustin Gothe on
I experienced an internal conflict with my approach for this review of Tao. As a place to meet for drinks, Tao is a visually-stunning destination with a chic atmosphere and dramatic interior. The lounge area can get crowded, but it's a lively, energetic, and aesthetically attractive crowd (I've been waiting all week to use the word aesthetic in a sentence haha). The bartenders certainly know how to make a drink (as they should at $15+ a glass!). Therefore, as a lounge, I would give Tao a 4 star review. However, I feel the quality of Tao as a restaurant has fallen off a bit, as I was disappointed with the food and service of late. Specifically, I used to enjoy the Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon, but the last time I had it I was uninspired. I'm not sure if it's Tao or if it's me, but something changed. For a Filet Mignon, the meat was tough while emanating a dull taste. The tempura onion rings, while good, did not provide much of a compliment to the wasabi crusted meat. The sashimi and rolls served at Tao were good, not great. I suggest the angry dragon roll. The service at Tao has always been so-so, bu I do realize I have to keep things in perspective and that we (my party) choose to dine at Tao for reasons other that the service haha. However, the reservation staff desperately needs to be upgraded, for the past two times dining at Tao, I've had to wait at least 30 minutes to be seated (and, judging from other rateclubs reviews, I'm not the only one complaining). I'm not sure if Tao does that by design, but I would believe that an inefficient reservation system would have a negative marketing appeal for Tao, no matter how impressive the Buddha statue is. Since Tao is probably known more as a restaurant than as a lounge, I ended up putting more emphasis for my rating of Tao from the point of view of the whole dining experience. I'm not sure if I'll come back to dine at Tao, but I wouldn't mind meeting for a drink or two on a weekday night.