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Fine Dining times three

Ash-roasted carrots at Restaurant Eugene

Ash-roasted carrots at Restaurant Eugene

In today’s paper, I offer a slightly longer take on the three restaurants among our Atlanta 50 that offer a fine dining experience. They are Bacchanalia, Restaurant Eugene and Woodfire Grill.

Fine dining? Yeah, the term is kind of fusty, but it does indicate that your meal will involve an indugent number of courses, including small gifts from the kitchen, that your wine choice will involve a consultation with a sommelier, and that the service will be top shelf.

Here’s the article.

- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog

3 comments Add your comment


May 3rd, 2013
2:15 pm

We love you but you seriously need to tell you editor they’re crazy to try and charge for this.

Kiss of death….RIP AJC


May 4th, 2013
10:19 pm

I like two of these very much and am hopeful that I will grow to like the third in time. I have always enjoyed Bacchanalia even back in the day when it first occupied that cute little house on Piedmont. If I want to celebrate an anniversary or other special moment in my life, and I’m not looking for a huge hunk of beef, Bacchanalia is where I go. I also enjoy Restaurant Eugene although, I must admit that I haven’t been there enough to have it register as one my “go to” places. As for Woodfire Grill, I’m almost happy that Kevin Gillespie has moved on because the place had become more about celebrity and less about good food and even less so about fine dining. It’s really a shame that a city the size of ATL has so few fine dining establishments yet it’s really indicative of the area’s demographics; lots of high-end steakhouses for the business crowd and lots of good restaurants for the young up-and-comers. Those of us who want to, occasionally but not always, make our way through a 4, 5 or 7-course meal with wine are definitely in the demographic minority.

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