AGREEABLE ALFRESCO

Treehouse enlivens with old favorites

So savory and flavorful, the Georgia pecan waffles at Treehouse don’t need syrup.

Walking into Treehouse is like entering a backyard get-together. If this is your neighborhood, it’s comfortable straightaway, filled with neighbors and friends who visit regularly. If new to the party, the restaurant is welcoming and informal. A sign reads, “Seat yourself.” Most folks congregate on the patio […]

BLUE RIDGE BUZZ

A Buckhead institution stays relevant with unparalleled hospitality…

A seared crottin and toasted baguette hints of lunch in the French countryside.

Occasionally, new eateries get so much chatter that even skeptical foodies get giddy with anticipation. But a 23-year-old place that still has everyone talking? This I had to see and taste to believe.

Casual […]

TIMELESS BRASSERIE STYLE

F&B is both charming and decadent.

F&B’s menu is filled with simple yet luminous dishes, such as this starter of crab claws.

Chef Gabriel Capo’s menu is bolstered by the flavors of the Mediterranean.

F&B charms, even tucked away on the ground floor of the glitzy Ritz Carlton Residences. It’s the kind of place you can […]

SMALL PLATES, BIG FLAVORS

Saltyard offers a lesson in worldly comfort food.

Crispy skin of duck confit with tangy mustard jus and Southern fried cabbage.

Crispy skin of duck confit with tangy mustard jus and Southern fried cabbage.

The bone white plate held a burnished bronze portion of duck. A tawny pool of jus gathered around, while a bundle of pan-fried shavings of maroon and green-white local cabbage huddled […]

BONA FIDE BBQ

Thick slices of smoked brisket and turkey on a Delta Double combo plate.

Thick slices of smoked brisket and turkey on a Delta Double combo plate.

Smokebelly wafts over Buckhead with old-school tradition.

Driving through Buckhead, past the posh retailers of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and the swanky St. Regis hotel, I pull into, of all places, a barbecue joint. Talk of barbecue ignites a […]

A STAGE FOR SUSHI

Sashimi platters are stunning with minimalist simplicity.

Sashimi platters are stunning with minimalist simplicity.

Brookhaven’s The One Sushi Plus makes room for all discerning diners.

The server lifted the glass dome from the white plate, releasing a drifting swirl of intoxicating smoke. My sushi novice friend and I were intrigued, and this smoked toro was only our first course at The One Sushi Plus. Could […]

DON’T MESS WITH HOUSTON’S

It may be a chain, but consistency never wavers.

Thai steak and noodle salad is a perfect marriage of sweet and salty, and a brilliant dish for summer.

Thai steak and noodle salad is a perfect marriage of sweet and salty, and a brilliant dish for summer.

Did you know that one of America’s best-loved restaurants has been quietly minding its business in Atlanta since […]

WELL-KEPT SECRET

1Kept offers a cool vibe and contemporary flair.

1Kept’s cabernet-marinated steak-frites comes with chimichurri and awesome fries.

1Kept’s cabernet-marinated steak-frites comes with chimichurri and awesome fries.

To get to this Peachtree Road restaurant, you have to drive down a steep hill next to Moroccan mainstay Imperial Fez and bear left into a parking lot where there is no valet. The owner, a tall, American-born dude […]

MY BIG FAT GREEK DINER

For 68 years, people of Buckhead have begun their day at the White House!

Demos Galaktiadis, who came to America from Greece as a young man, has shepherded White House restaurant on Peachtree Road since 1971. He gets our vote. Photo: Sara Hanna Photography Demos Galaktiadis, who came to America from Greece as a young man, has shepherded White House restaurant on Peachtree Road […]

LIFE’S A BUFFET

Chama Gaucha brings (another) taste of Brazil to Buckhead.

Gauchos deliver the meat like this bottom sirloin tableside.

Gauchos deliver the meat like this bottom sirloin tableside.

Even in America, where binge eating often feels like a competitive sport, “buffet” can be a pejorative term. If you don’t believe me, mention Golden Corral or Old Country Buffet to a CrossFit junkie. It’s like flinging holy water […]