Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia Highlands is in a beautiful old building a few blocks off Ponce. The menu is modern American (steak, roasted chicken, salmon) with a Southern twist (fried chicken, shrimp and grits).
I started with a beet salad. It included greens, walnuts, and goat cheese. It cleansed my palate and was a good way to start the meal.
My main course was a roasted half chicken. It was served on a bed of wilted greens and roasted potato wedges. The chicken was certainly competent but I just felt that it could have been a little moister. I did enjoy the touch of lemon.