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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    March 25, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 28, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Bacchanalia is Atlanta’s most celebrated restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine from chefs/owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. Expect incredibly fresh and flavorful choices with masterful preparation and presentation. Bacchanalia’s seasonal menu relies entirely on organic ingredients, many sourced from Anne and Clifford’s farm, so that diners can have an utterly unique dining experience each time they return. Bacchanalia offers a five-course prix fixe menu composed of a cold appetizer course, fish course, entrée course, cheese course and dessert course for $85 per person. The menu can also be ordered a la carte at the bar. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Not on bucket list but should be!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our bucket list includes dining at every AAA Five Diamond restaurant in the world. There are no AAA 5D restaurants in Georgia but Bacchanalia should really be considered for this designation as Georgia's first. Our experience rivaled the service, food quality, innovative approach, and setting that we've experienced at other AAA 5Ds.
The Bacchanalia sign outside the restaurant is HUGE but we were a little confused when we first walked in - there's a store in the front and you walk through it to get to the restaurant - we had to be directed. From there, though, our experience was awesome! Excellent wines, delicious food, great service! Highly recommended. I wish there was more room here to give all the details!"
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Quiet lunch w pretty good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/25/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"When I booked the reservation, my guess was that this was a chain restaurant. It is - primarily in California. We had lunch on a Wednesday and the restaurant was not too busy and very close to our hotel in Lawndale. The service was great. I had the capellini which was good. The only issue I really noticed was that the moscato d'asti and the cabernet that we ordered were poured into the same wine glasses - the ones that were sitting on the table when we arrived. I guess I must be a wine snob because I thought pouring wine like that was a little pedestrian. The restaurant reminded me of Bravo! and Macaroni Grill in Oklahoma. There are much better choices around manhattan beach for good food."
Dined on 03/25/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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Little Sister features East-meets-West inspired dishes served in a<br />relaxed social environment that feels more residential than<br />restaurant, as if you're being invited into the Chef Tin's home.<br />Little Sister's menu showcases Chef Tin's take on one of the more<br />interesting and rich collisions of food and culture that was borne out<br />of the European colonization of Southeast Asia. Dishes blend and<br />balance the spices and flavors of Southeast Asia with French<br />techniques and Dutch and British colonial influences. The menu is<br />continually and progressively evolving, reflecting inspiration and the<br />seasons. Chef Tin curates the restaurant's wine and beverage program<br />with a focus on intriguing labels, both domestically and from around<br />the world. Craft beer selection includes special batches from The<br />Brewery at Abigaile, brewed only for the restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent "tapas style" meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We didn't know that meals at Little Sister are served "tapas style" but I love eating that way and being able to try different things instead of just being confined to what I ordered for myself. We ordered the scallops in curry sauce (delicious), the salt and pepper lobster (my favorite of the evening) and the red braised pork belly (also delicious but we were too stuffed to finish it). We were advised to order 3 dishes which would have been perfect except that we also took up the offer from staff to have them make a special side of fried rice with some of the lobster. It was outstanding and worth doing. Paired w a bottle of Paso Robles Tempranillo - it was our favorite meal in Manhattan Beach. The place is small and a little noisy."
Dined on 03/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Down at the beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Strand House rises elegantly and iconically above the breakers. Like in an ocean front home, friends become family and strangers become friends. The indoor/outdoor space is elegant and dramatic and the tone is welcoming and casual. <br /><br />Master Chefs Neal Fraser and Greg Hozinsky present a colorful menu of traditional dishes expressed with fresh and exciting interpretations. They call their approach, "modern heirloom." Here, the freshest produce is hand-selected from local farms. Every dish is created with complex flavors, subtle textures and luxurious finishes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious brunch on a Sunday
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"For a Sunday, parking wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We were seated immediately right by the window with a beautiful view of Manhattan Beach. Wait staff are attentive and very friendly. Brunch menu was outstanding - hard to choose just one thing. I had the frittata with housemade chorizo which was delicious - just a hint of heat....perfect. Coffee was really good - we had 2 pots. I would definitely recommend and plan to return if we're ever back in Manhattan Beach."
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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