Part of the Concentrics Restaurant Empire, ONE Midtown Kitchen opened back in 2002 and was an immediate success. Forward 13 years, and the allure of the neon sign, it’s swanky bar scene and modern look, still make ONE Midtown Kitchen a pretty sexy Atlanta destination. I had visited ONE Midtown Kitchen a couple years after they had opened and was thoroughly impressed.
If you are in the area, it is well worth stopping in to have a drink at ONE Midtown Kitchen. The bar is gorgeous with it’s wall of wine. It’s a terrific choice for a girls night out. Sit at the bar and have a few cocktails or glasses of wine and nosh on some apps. They’ve just launched a new menu and we were treated to a tasting.
While I liked a starter of Beef Tartare with fried shallots, I didn’t care for the tough sourdough it was served on top of. Impossible to cut, I just scooped everything on to the plate. I should have just ignored the bread, but, in true carb lover fashion, I had to take a bite. Even breaking the bread with my hands, it was so hard I scraped the roof of my mouth. The beef itself was quite enjoyable, though.
For a second course, we had a choice between Pork Belly and a Pappardelle (made in house). It was a tough choice as the pasta is served with cremini mushrooms and black truffle. But the end the sweet sauce description of concord grapes, cashews and chanterelles of the Pork Belly on ONE Midtown Kitchen’s new menu won me over. And it lived up to the expectations. It was indulgent and worth all the extra hours I will now spend at the gym to work it off. Oh and the 2012 Borgono Piedmont Dolcetto paired with it was one of the best wines I’ve had in quite some time.
For entrees, my Black Drum fish was tasty and the broccoli cheddar puree was interesting. However, when the plate of Braised Short Rib, the other option of the evening, was set down at my other dining companions’ side, I had entree envy, the beef’s enticing scent wafting over to me. I know what I’m getting next time I visit ONE Midtown Kitchen. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Who could forget the gregarious host Bob Bost who greets you as you enter through the OMK’s gigantic door.
Oh and don’t miss out on desserts here. They are small, but decadent. A house made Kit Kat Bar was delightful! Served with a toasted marshmallow and butterscotch ice cream, the rich dessert is perfect for sharing.
While I wish they still had the bottomless glass wine option available, their wine selection is still outstanding. See ONE Midtown Kitchen’s wine list here. In the coming months, you’ll see a design update at ONE Midtown Kitchen. We can’t wait to see the new decor! Disclosure: My meal was compliments of ONE Midtown Kitchen.
559 Dutch Valley Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
404 892 4111