Food

Seafood Dinner at The Optimist

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My husband’s family was in town so we got the opportunity to go to new restaurants, one of them was The Optimist and I might say that until now is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta! Not just the food was delicious, but the whole experience was great. The chef-owner is Ford Fry, is a well-known chef who owns 10 restaurants, most of them are in Atlanta, for example JCT Kitchen, no. 246 and King+Duke.

As appetizers we ordered the β€œOpportunist” Plateaux for the table, it had oyster, king crab, shrimp and ceviche, everything was super fresh and delicious. They also served a very tasty bread that was similar to a brioche.

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For main course, I ordered the Georges Bank Scallops that was one of the best scallops I have ever had, just to think about it my mouth start watering! My husband ate the Redfish which was also really good, the Whole Grilled Fish and Cioppino were other dishes served to our table, all the plates had a great presentation and tasted delicious.

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It is a little bit pricy but for a special occasion is the perfect spot! They serve a super fresh and delicious seafood, the decor is beautiful and the service was great!

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Photos – Andrew Thomas Lee

THE OPTIMIST
914 Howell Mill Road – Atlanta

Food

Date Dinner at 5Church

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I just moved to Atlanta a couple weeks ago and as a foodie I love to discover new foods and restaurants. Last Saturday, my husband and I went out on a date dinner at a super nice place, the 5Church in Midtown.

The restaurant has two floors, one inside, and the other an outdoor terrace with a bar. The weather was great so we decided to stay on the terrace that had great atmosphere and a nice view.

For a starter, we ordered a Margarita Flatbread, which went so well with our white wine, the day was really hot and the wine was a great refreshing.

For the main course I ordered the Shrimp and Grits, that was a little spicy and had an amazing mix of flavors. My husband ordered the Prime Steak with the wagu fried rice and chimichurri sauce which was also delicious.

After dinner it started raining, so we took cover and enjoyed the shuffleboard they had on the terrace. That was a lot of fun to finish the evening!

The food, the atmosphere and the service was great, we would definitely come back again!

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Photos – Courtesy of 5Church Atlanta

5Church Atlanta

1197 Peachtree St NE #528 – Atlanta