Unique people, delicious food, good-for-the-earth goods and lively music all come together in this melting pot of vibrant culture within Inman Park - ... More
Unique people, delicious food, good-for-the-earth goods and lively music all come together in this melting pot of vibrant culture within Inman Park - PARISH. Named one of the "Top 11 Restaurants for 2011" by The Atlantan, Parish has received non-stop acclaim since its opening. Parish boasts the title of "Atlanta's Top Restaurants" from The Sunday Paper, has been featured on CNN.com and proudly holds a 3 star review from The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Located in the beautifully restored 1890s Atlanta Pipe and Foundry Company terminal building in the heart of Inman Park, PARISH is defined by PARISH Restaurant and PARISH Market. The eatery's theme and purpose draws on the comforting influences that make regional cuisine and culture one of a kind.
I usualy don't write reviews unless the food and service was either excellent or not so good. Sorry Parish, the food was not tasty and the service poor. I asked for crispy trout, the trout was not crispy and the sauce on top of the trout overwhelmed the flavor of the trout (not tasty). Several others in our party were too polite to mention their dissatisfaction also.
Our server was a slow, but nice, however, the waitress that our other party had at another table kept telling our other party what not to order. The coffee was extremely strong. If the manager or chef had taken a look at most of our plates, he/she would have discerned that the chef was having a bad day since many of our party left most of their food on the plate. Who could go wrong with pancakes? Sorry Parish, the food nor the slow service did not live up to at least my expectations. To be fair, we did have a party of approximately 14 people, therefore, I am not sure if this was their issue. However, if you can't handle a party of 14+, then don't accept the reservation. The automatic gratuity should have been reduced to equal the poor service and quality of food that we were served unfortunately. I will not be recommending this restaurant at all.
We went to Parish for the first time on the spur of the moment last night. What a great choice! I had the roasted seasonal vegetables with creamy grits and my date had the crusted trout and hopping john. The roasted veggies were wonderful - very creative use of fresh, varied ingredients combined for outstanding flavors! I only had a bite of trout and would have liked more! A definite do-again very soon!
My boyfriend and I went to Parish last night and we had a great time. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon entering the restaurant. Our server was excellent and kept our drinks filled and allowed us the time to enjoy one course before taking our order for the next. The food was also extremely delicious. We started out with two appetizers, the sausage cheesecake and a sausage sampler platter. The cheesecake was pretty unmemorable, not bad just not great, but the the sausage platter was so tasty. My boyfriend had the ribeye which was huge and it came with great mac and cheese pancakes and really fresh tasting green beans. I had the andouille crusted catfish and it was scrumptious. Then for dessert we split a special Valentine's Day chocolate orange mousse with caramel ice cream and both were delicious. Portions were generous and prices weren't any higher than any other midtown/Inman park restaurant. Plus the decor was really interesting and we had a window seat which was nice because the whole restaurant is like a studio space with vaulted windows. We will definitely be recommending Parish to our friends looking for a new place to check out.