by Shea D. on
Margot G. + Shea D. + dual-long nights at work last Thursday + the next day off from work + Margot G. works right across the street = surefire equation for some after work drinks and an exciting game of Gin Rummy at the bar in Jake's Dilemma. And why not? There's a foosball table. A musty smelling back room that reminds me of Oscar Wilde's old English home (at least how I've imagined it in my head). A "private" party room downstairs...conveniently located right next to the restrooms. And there's even a beer pong table. So why not strike up a competitive game of Gin Rummy where Margot G. introduces new rules to the game at random? ;) It was the straightest bar I've ever walked into, but the bartender and server we became friends with were a-okay, so I won't hold it against them. We started with a pint of a new ale from Chicago that I've heard good things about, and the tap features a goose head. Again, why not? It seems to be the theme of the night. Fast-forward another pint later and we decided we wanted nachos. Add a third and final pint in there, and that's what I call an enjoyable evening. We bonded with the bartender over an obnoxious patron who literally had to be directed to where the tip line was on her receipt and where she needed to sign her name (and subsequently did not leave any tip at all). We chose to openly mock her. The bartender chose to give us a break on our bill. I like! We'll be back. And Margot G. kicked my ass at the Gin Rummy in case you were wondering...
by Elena V. on
This is a great alternative for people who like steak but don't want to succumb to the boring, run-of-the-mill Midtown joints. Coat check was friendly and efficient as was the service. I've been here several times and always had great waitstaff; perhaps the people complaining about the service are somewhat obnoxious or otherwise annoying themselves... The interior is nice, especially the plant/floral arrangements in the middle. The place has a very hotel-y feel to it. There was music playing but not overly loud- I was easily able to have a normal conversation. For appetizers the Fois Gras French toast is very savory- and comes with apple and sherry. The Tomato/ Prosciutto dish is nice too since they are heirloom so you get that organic feel. The steaks are good but nothing amazing. I have trouble telling the difference between the cuts but last time had a filet and it was good. What stands out more are the sides... the parmesan truffle fries, mac and cheese, broccolini, and mixed mushrooms are all delicious. My favorite is the sweet corn pudding- DON'T miss out on this one! Cocktails are well made, I like the Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler and Cherry Cosmo. My only complaint is the cocktails were too strong especially paired with dinner- the second one was like drinking vodka straight with a dash of cherry flavor. Then again, that may be a bonus for someone else... *Note: No reception with T-mobile. You have to step outside.
by Ema Orgain on
I went on a wednesday night because thats what they say. Now MJQ is really boasted about. I didnt see anything great about it. It is really more like a couples club if you want to dance, so if you are looking to mingle with others, you are out of luck. The scene there is, i guess diverse. Drinks are cheap, and the people there that look like kids but are actually in there mid to late 20s seem to love a beer called Blue Ribbon. My friends say it is something like Natty light...I would assume you can do better than that mr MJQ Im newly single, so maybe that is why I didnt like it so much...Everyone was partnered up already, and all i wanted to do is dance a bit. People were dancing, but not as much as you would think from hearing about it. I probably wont go back just because there are better places in atlanta....i just havent found them yet