by Kurt Eltzroth on
Very good Israeli food with small plates, so you can really try everything. I love that. Highlights include the cauliflower (and i don't even like cauliflower!) and braised veal cheeks. Really everything was good, but those were truly impressive. Also, great cocktails (I particularly like the limonanna--like a citrusy, less sweet mojito) I will say, that both times I have been the servers have been sorta like robots with a speech to recite. Also, I found the servers' uniforms--navy dickies and tan military shirts--to be insensitive to the fact that war in the middle east is not a cute inspiration for fashion but a sad reality in the lives of Israelis and Palestinians. Poor form by the management.
by Britt Pescatore on
I've been regular at Parish since slightly before they opened. My pal and I were into the fact that someone in Atlanta cared enough for the historic and simple space to invest a handsome sum to restore and rework it into a restaurant and market. And, the fact that the food and drinks are solid brings us back. The original menu was cool, and now Nick has done a fine job with his offerings. I was sad to see a few things disappear, like the Chicken Pontalba and the once-excellent ciabatta & salted sweet butter (the current "bread" is pale and dry and disappointing), and the once great beignets were replaced with a lower-quality "doughnut hole" which we don't understand or appreciate. The wine list is good, especially for Atlanta. It is diverse in terms of price, varietal, source and quality. Ask Justin for advice. He knows his stuff. I don't have much to say about the "market" downstairs - its a take-out counter with wine-shop and baked goods. I don't use it. The food is well crafted and seasoned, with nice, simple New Orleans dishes. When the Pontalba Hash is on, it is on! When it is off, it can be drab or soggy (or both). I've had excellent crackling pork shank, perfect fried chicken, beautiful trout, curiously compelling savory cheesecake. Anything pork will be awesome. Gumbo was good, but not spicy enough for me. And when you ask for hot sauce, the option is: Crystal. Ooops. I think a small hand-craft (or house made!) hot sauce is in order. Gulf fish panzanella is groovy, well seasoned and proportioned. Parish is definitely a place to explore, and get to know the staff; they're fun and cool and can really help you organize a great experience. Oh, and please leave your infants in the care of a nice baby-sitter.
by sarah b. on
Quite the most amazing place I've been to dance at! It's not fancy AT ALL, but that's fine with me! I party tons in San Francisco, but I was SO happy when I got to MJQ and saw the crowd was probably even more diverse than those out in SF! I was visiting a friend in Atlanta, and him taking me here is my favorite part of my trip. Hands down. If you go to ATL, do yourself a favor and check this place out. Warning: it get's extremely hot in here and the bars get crazy crowded. I love you, MJQ.