Atlanta restaurant reviews and food news with the AJC's dining team

When your kid teaches you to cook

11:31 am Jun. 19, 2015

“This was my salvation,” Rachel said, as she crumbled pieces of dry, rubbery cheese into a bowl.

She had chopped onions, tomatoes and an entire bunch of cilantro sitting on a cutting board. Our scruffy old

New Brazilian Steak House: Same as it ever was

3:53 pm Jun. 5, 2015

Here is the thing about Brazilian steakhouses: They are all the same. Not similar, but die-cast replicas. They have precisely the same pretty-as-plastic vegetables in their salad bars, the same hunks of seared meat being

Atlas restaurant review, Buckhead

2:19 pm Mar. 23, 2015

3 stars [excellent]
88 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-600-6471

A meal at Atlas replaces Paces 88, the first St. Regis restaurant, which arrived on the scene with formal service and a wan, beige-on-beige color scheme that

Restaurant review: The Cockentrice

11:45 am Feb. 27, 2015

The Cockentrice
99 Krog St., Atlanta
3 stars

Q: What do you get when you cross a cockentrice with a turducken?

A: I don’t know. But, whatever it’s called, we can’t print that word in the newspaper.

Do we need

Oak Steakhouse restaurant review, Alpharetta

11:41 am Feb. 20, 2015

Oak Steakhouse
950 Third St., Alpharetta, 678-722-8333
1 star (good)

“It tastes the way a pet store smells,” said my wife, not sure how to react to the bite of dry-aged steak I had just offered her.

Me, I found

Cooks & Soldiers restaurant review

12:53 pm Feb. 13, 2015

Cooks & Soldiers
691 14th St., Atlanta
2 of 4 stars (very good)

The Castellucci Hospitality Group is a metro area family affair. Patriarch Federico Castellucci II founded the once-flourishing Northside chain of Roasted Garlic restaurants and then