Ok, so for months now, my bro has been telling me I must go to Bricktop’s and try the deviled eggs, they are just that good. So, his birthday rolled around and I volunteered to take him to Bricktop’s to celebrate. I thought I’d get off cheaply, which is important as I am unemployed right now.
Located in the Terminus building and run by the same folks who brought us Houston’s, Bricktop’s seems very similar. It is a little brighter inside than a Houston’s but the decor is about the same and the clientele seem about the same as you would find in a Houston’s – people conducting business dinners. Or groups of business associates having dinner, but definitely not the scene for young hipsters.
I wanted to sample one of their specialty drinks, and having a fondness for vodka gimlet’s I decided I’d try theirs. I asked the server how it was and she pointed out that it tastes like a mojito only with vodka instead of rum. Ok, so why don’t they just call it that – A vodka mojito, because it has no business having the word gimlet anywhere near it. It was ok, but I don’t think worth the 10 bucks I paid for it.
We had waited quite a while for our drinks, but our server informed us it was because the kitchen had run out of limes to make the lime juice for my Gimlet. Nice that she took the time to tell us, instead of leaving us wondering if she had forgotten.
Our appetizer of deviled eggs with bacon came out shortly after our drinks. Six eggs for 8 bucks? I guess that is on par or what other establishments would charge. The deviled part of the eggs were a generous portion. The bacon, although not extra crispy as I like, did have a sweetness to it that complimented the eggs well. We devoured the eggs and bacon in what seemed like 5 seconds.
Timing was good here. We got our app shortly after our drinks arrived and there was about a 5 minute lag from when our app was taken away before entrees came out. I went for the fish tacos as the fish of the evening was mahi-mahi. Although Bro said he gets the rotisserie chicken every time he comes here, this time he ordered steak. Could it be because he wasn’t footing the bill?
The tacos had a great flavor to them, I really loved the blackened mahi-mahi, which is probably the best way this fish can be prepared. Had the fish of the evening been tilapia, I would have ordered something else. The tacos come filled with guacamole, slaw, and white cheddar cheese. While the tacos were delicious, I wouldn’t recommend getting them on a business meeting or on a first date as they are pretty messy. A couple bites into it and they were completely falling apart.
My brother’s steak was cooked medium and very tasty and juicy. He ordered mac n cheese for his side. I am off that for a while per my recent Nook experience. I ordered creamed spinach for my side. Now, I never thought I’d utter these words, but in relation to the tacos, mac ‘n cheese and creamed spinach: TOO MUCH CHEESE. Did I really say that? Yes, the cheese was too overpowering in all of these dishes and detracted from the rest of it. In fact, with the guacamole in the fish tacos, they would have been fine with the cheese left out completely.
I finished my tacos but bro couldn’t finish his steak. Perhaps it was due to the double coronary bypass burger he had had earlier in the day at the Vortex (they give you a free burger on your birthday). But we still took a look at the dessert menu. Nothing really jumped out at us. I did inquire as to whether or not they give free desserts on birthdays. Our server said no, but she could put a candle in the center for us. Gee thanks, that’s almost the same as getting a dessert for free.
The verdict? Bricktop’s is a great dinner spot if you find yourself in Buckhead on business and are craving something conventional. You know you’ll find that here. With starters just under $10, entrees are about $20 – $25. Sandwiches and salads are between $10 and $15.
3280 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Extras: They validate parking. You can slip the card in the box just out side restaurant.