by Vicki H. on
I remember walking by the Latest Dish at least a hundred times without ever having an inkling of the delicious fare inside!! The no-frills exterior and location right near South Street (often a harbinger for overpriced, bad, or kitchy grub) definitely turned me off. Thankfully, a friend turned me onto it, and I haven't looked back since! The food is excellent and fairly-priced. The drinks seemed a little on the expensive side (my wine was $9 one time, another time my beer was $8), but a good selection. The revolving specials board keeps things interesting. I think the best dish I've had is the sesame-crusted fish of some sort (I forget what it was), but the crab cake special is also reaaaallly good. Additionally, the server is not only ADORABLE, but very attentive (always the same girl when I've been there)-- last time, I was on a bit of a time crunch because I was heading to the orchestra afterward. The server kept an eye on the time and gently reminded us when it was the time we said we needed to be out by. This is really a neighborhood gem.
by Lisa B. on
This place really isn't my scene. I have been here a couple of times on different nights and it just doesn't work for me. First, it is crazy packed...crazy CRAZY packed. If you love sharing sweat with the rest of Atlanta then this is the place for you. Even if you aren't dancing you'll be sweating from all the heat generated by the thousands of bodies in there. If you are dancing forget it - when you leave you are going to look like you just got out of the shower! There is no where to move so you better set up shop in an area of the club that you like, because you won't be moving. Also, the drinks are really over priced for what you get. Yes, I bitched about Vision and Compound for the price of their drinks but they look like a value compared to what Opera is charging. And please, someone teach these 'tenders how to make a good Long Island. I thought that Long Island would be offered in Bartending 101 but apparently not. I couldn't find one bartender to get the mixture right. The music is also a mess. From hard rock to rap superstar they mix it all together. I like to go somewhere with a good mix of music but it has to work together. The DJs at Opera will put a Metallica song with a Jay-Z beat. It's just a little spastic for me. Finally, this place really thinks they are something. They love to hold the line so that you'll have to pay cover. So plan on getting there early if you wanna get in for free.
by Arlen Carasco on
Alright, I admit, I truly judge a nightclub/bar by how good of a time I had. I went to Star Bar last night to listen to some live music with a few of my friends and I had a really great time. Yes, it is a dive - and has that sort of smug, we ARE cooler than YOU will ever be vibe, but I did not care one bit. I don't drink so this review is not alcohol fueled, I drank water all night and the bartenders were very gracious and flirted just the right amount without being creepy. (I love that!) Anyway, I think it's a great venue for live music and a really fun place to go hang out.