by theron t. on
Believe the hype, for this is about as good as it gets in Atlanta right now. Went here last week on a weeknight, and even though I made a reservation for the wrong day, they were still available to accommodate us. If you don't know, this place is booked heavily on any given night, and the fact that the management was able to still get us seated, was top notch. We had an early dinner (about 6pm), and I would highly recommend coming around that time. It's a good way to see the spot before it really start to get hopping. Service was great. Very attentive without being too aggressive. The servers seemed to be very well trained and have a good personality without being too nice. The decor is very nice and has an old house feel type of setting to it with modern and hip furnishings. Apparently this place gets some celebs from time to time. When we were there last week Lou Diamond Phillips was there and the night before, Jason Bateman was getting his Grill on. I thought about asking Lou for a table side serenade of "La Bamba", but he didn't really look like he wanted to be bothered. Maybe next time. The must have here is the 7 course chef's tasting menu. You don't know what's going to come to the table, but that's the fun of it. At $75 per person, it ain't cheap, but it's a great way to really get an overall sampling of this place. We had duck, scallops, lamb, salmon, and pork belly among other tasty treats. All of these dishes either rested on a bed of some tasty creative salad, or came with some super fresh local vegetables. Of course our last dish was a dessert. Cocktails are well made and pricey as well. The selection definitely competes with some of the other area hot spots. Also heard that you can walk up to the bar without reservations and get some booze and food without reserving a spot. That is if there's a seat available. :) Parking is almost strictly valet, it's complimentary and the easiest choice for that area. Overall, the tasty goods coming out of the Woodfire kitchen impressed me and the service was spot on. Two people with drinks could easily spend $200 here though. If you got it like that, I don't think you will be disappointed. Average working dude, this is a great place to celebrate a momentous occasion. I'm saving now for my next visit.
by Michelle G. on
If you're looking for a chill spot away from the hustle and bustle of Sunset, check this place out. I got here on a Thursday night around 12:30AM- Cover was $5. Upon entering, the first thing I noticed was that it smelled like Aunt Mary. From that alone you should already know that it's a smaller venue. It was a little crowded that night, but the crowd gave the place a nice, not-your-typical-Hollywood atmosphere. I hate places where people are rude- this is not one of those places. There are two bars and the bartenders are pretty cool. A bottled beer was $5- that's all I had. There are also places to sit inside and a spacious patio outside. Did I mention that I liked the music? Yea, I really liked the music. Lastly, you'll have to park on the street. It's on Melrose, right across the street from "COIN LAUNDRY."