What a pleasant surprise. I’ve always considered Georgia to be one of the “flyover” states, except when flying Delta Airlines, of course. But, last week I found myself in Atlanta for the day for a business meeting. The people we were meeting picked Bones Restaurant as our meeting place.
We hopped into a cab at the airport, and 15 minutes later, we were greeted by the Maitre D’ who checked our luggage for us, grabbed us a cocktail, and promptly seated us.
The restaurant seemed like an old-school steakhouse. We walked down a series of long hallways filled with diners in little nooks, enjoying their meals. Lot’s of wood, nice feel to the place.
The staff was professional and attentive. The menu, standard steakhouse. There were 3 cuts of porterhouse on the menu, 20oz, 24oz, and 28oz. I’m normally a ribeye kinda guy, but, a porterhouse can be pretty nice.
I started with a beef carpacio, and we ordered some seared bay scallops for the table. Very nice. Big, meaty scallops, not overcooked. The carpaccio melted in your mouth. Not as much citrus as I expected, but, delicious.
This was followed by a wedge of iceberg lettuce and blue cheese crumbles. Not much you can do to screw that up.
Finally came the main, my 24oz porterhouse. I ordered it almost raw. I told the captain to sear it on the outside, but, to leave it cold enough on the inside that a good veterinarian could still revive it. The steak cam out somewhere between rare and medium rare. Red inside, but warm. It was delicious. Great cut of meat. This was accompanied with some garlic smashed potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, and asparagus spears, served family style.
Everything was accompanied by some nice wines from their somewhat extensive wine list.
I finished with a warm pecan pie, an espresso, and a glass of booker’s bourbon in a snifter. The pecan pie was great, and made sense in this southern fly-over state.
Great food, good service, nice authentic feeling steakhouse. If you ever get stuck in the middle, give this one a try.
Filet Mignon was excellent as were the grit fritters.
This really is a top-notch establishment, though I find them to be somewhat overpriced, even in light of their excellent food and service. Expect to spend a minimum of $50 each...without an expensive wine or martini.
Bone's is more than just steak and seafood, more than great service and wine. If you are looking for that experience to show you how important and significant you are....you've found the right place. From Congressmen and local businessmen to the newly weds and good friends..... a diverse crowd enjoying the same special experience. Bone's is a must!
The food and ambience was great. The best hashedbrowns in the U.S. Will always schedule a visit to Bones on a trip to Atlanta. A little pricey but worth every penny.
There is not much more to say, but to recommed it to everyone who enjoys good beef and a side dishes.
Get the grit fritters. The best side dish I've had anywhere hands down and big enough to split by two healthy appetites. The steaks are delicious, in the top five I've had at any price. Service was excellent and not near as stuffy as I expected from a place with the reputation of excellence that Bone's has. Expect about $150 for two which represents a godd value in fine dining in Atlanta.
worst meal i have ever had and for 400 dollars (for four of us). sloooow service and far too undercooked meat. it was sent back to be cooked and when the SAME steak came out it was chewy and dry. not worth 32 dollars.
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