Skip to main content

Brookhaven: Cinebistro

The Avengers gave me the impetus I needed to visit Cinebistro. It's one of those movie-and-a-meal places and definitely going for the upscale market. The lobby is well-decorated and has an extensive bar. They will also serve bar items to you with your meal in the theater. Their system is a little different from the one used by Movie Tavern. At Cinebisto all the table service happens before the movie starts. After the lights go down, you can still go to the bar and order food and drinks. (And don't worry, they have popcorn and candy, too.) Overall the service was very good. My only very minor complaint was with the table, which was a little small for my taste. It made me feel like I was flying coach.
In a fit of healthiness, I went for the veggie burger. I do think that a veggie burger is a pretty good test for a kitchen---an unimaginative one doesn't taste like much of anything. This one was a very good specimen with several different flavors. The cheese, beans, and spices all worked together while still remaining distinct. The fries were pretty good, too. The first three movie trailers I saw all featured Bruce Willis. It promises to be a long summer... CinéBistro on Urbanspoon

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Olympic Flame

Olympic Flame is in the industrial section of Marietta Bouevard. This is a quiet part of town, without the traffic and people of midtown. Olympic Flame has been here for almost fifty years. Unlike the Silver Skillet and White House, which cater to the white collar crowd, Olympic Flame is a workingman's place. You can see this as soon as you walk in to find counter service. You can also see it in the menu, which favors portable breakfast a.k.a. breakfast sandwiches. They do have a seating area with classic Greek diner decorations. (Did some salesman sweep through town and sell every Greek diner the same posters? Or is there a greekdinersupplies.com from which everyone orders their Greek Diner Wall Hangings Kit?) I decided to eat inside, so I ordered and took a table. As I waited, guys stepped up to the counter, ordered, and sat to wait for their to-go breakfasts. This is two orders, an omelet plus biscuits and gravy. The gravy was the star, made with a rich dose of chi…

Decatur: Golden Buddha

category: interesting Chinese/Korean restaurant
summary: ask for the special menu---ordering the right thing is important

Hyesoon and I went to Golden Buddha on Clairmont for dinner. I've driven by there dozens of times and never been in. Even if I had, I probably wouldn't have ordered the right things. It turns out that this restaurant has a big reputation among Georgia Tech students as a good place for Chinese/Korean food that is good and reasonable. The restaurant is totally nondescript and, like many Asian restaurants, have a special menu that they generally give to Asians but not Causasians. I suspect that some of their dishes are ho-hum, but I definitely enjoyed our meal from the special menu.
My favorite dish was the seafood soup (which, by the way, is on the regular menu).  This large bowl is a half-serving.  It is chock full of seafood, a healthy dose of noodles, and a little greenery.  The broth was delicious. It was spicy but just enough to tickle your tongue. The tas…

Seattle: Blueacre

Blueacre is a chef-owned on 7th Street in downtown Seattle. The space is very large and casually elegant. I went there for a seafood fix and wasn't disappointed. The bread was outstanding and the butter that went with it was excellent. Here is my salmon. It was cooked just right, finished but still juicy and flaky. The cherries were a nice adornment but the hazelnut shavings were the star add-on. The Pacific Northwest grows a lot of hazelnuts so the pairing is a natural one. The rich, almost caramel-y taste was a perfect accent to the salmon.