Lets see if they are better than Iron Age.
If you didn’t notice by now, I have slightly expensive tastes. I’ve always been that way though. I think my body deserves the best food I can buy. So with that being said I introduce you to another high end steakhouse. In previous reviews, I’ve traveled to Bones and Chops Lobster Bar. Now stepping up to the challenge of best Steakhouse in Atlanta comes New York Prime. NY Prime is in the heart of Buckhead with a very upscale look and feel. Bentleys, Maseratis, and Rolls Royce cars populate the valet parking entrance. The look inside is very upscale but busy.
After being seated we took a look at their menu. Obviously steak is their main type of dish but they also have seafood and chicken. We started off with the Thick Cut Bacon.
Saying that the bacon was thick cut is an understatement. This is not your typical bacon. It was more of a pork chop texture more than anything else. It was slightly undercooked as well. The second time I came here and got the bacon, it was cooked much better. After the bacon, I chose to get the Petite Filet.
With NY Prime they like to make their steaks medium rare with a charred outside. Sometimes I get sick if the steak is undercooked so I chose well done(yeah yeah I know….no steaks should be cooked that way ramble ramble). It still tasted very good. When no sauce is needed, that’s when you know you have a good steak. Still though, Bones still comes out on top. One word of caution, the plates come out sizzling hot so if you’re not careful you can burn yourself.
As a side we chose Steak Cut Fries.
In what world is this a french fry? This is basically a giant potato wedge and they gave us like 8 of them. Way more than we could finish. They were desperate for salt but overall they were good.
Finally for dessert, we chose to get the White Chocolate Banana Creme Pie.
Now THIS WAS DELICIOUS. White Chocolate Banana Creme Pie with a chocolate cookie style crust and topped with whip cream, bananas, and white chocolate shavings. It is a bit heavy for a pie slice but it’s pretty big overall. Technically 2 people can share the slice but I could’ve ate it all by myself.
I think in terms of steaks I rank in this order:
1 - Bones
2 - NY Prime
3 - Chops
NY Prime does have better appetizers, desserts, and ambiance but Bones still wins in the steaks category. You can’t go wrong with any of the three choices. So try them all. As with Bones and Chops, you’ll be paying a pretty penny but you can’t go wrong with any of the three. So yes I give NY Prime my stamp of approval.
Thick Cut Bacon, Petite Filet(2), Steak Cut French Fries, & Banana Creme Pie - $175(with tip)
Now here’s a hidden treasure. Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails is nestled in Downtown Milton with a Seed to Fork dining concept. Where is Milton? Exactly. Milton is 5 miles north of Alpharetta so if you don’t stay on the north side of town, driving to Milton can be a hassle. Thankfully the food makes up for the long drive. Plus my fiance and I wanted to try something outside of the norm.
As I stated before Milton’s Cuisine is a Seed to Fork restaurant. They grow almost everything in house in their garden and then cook it. It’s a fantastic concept that I wish more restaurants would use. After being seated my fiance and I started with the Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters as an appetizer.
These fritters were FANTASTIC. Crispy and sweet on the outside with the shrimp perfectly cooked on the inside. The best thing was the sweet chili syrup with the basil oil. The fritters were good without the sauces but I’m a huge fan of sweet chili aloli so they sweetened them up even more but didn’t overpower the dish. So good we ordered 2 servings.
After the fritters she got a steak while I got the Blackened Salmon.
The Blackened Salmon is served with Pimiento Cheese Grits, Garlic Spinach, Citrus Basil Beurre Blanc. If you’re not sure what Beurre Blanc is, it is a hot emulsified butter sauce made with a reduction of vinegar and/or white wine. Everything worked well. I’m normally not a fan of spinach but the mixture of the spinach with the white butter sauce, cheese grits, and salmon made not care that it was included. I’m pretty sure I didn’t leave a hint of anything on the dish. Again it was a very good dish.
Lastly we decided on a dessert cup.
This was the only miss for me. I CANNOT STAND dark chocolate. I guess it was my fault for not asking before ordering it but after one taste I instantly passed. My fiance likes dark chocolate so she ate it all and enjoyed it.
Milton’s Cuisine is definitely one of the best sit down restaurants in the Atlanta metro area. It’s just a pain to drive to Milton but rest assured if you go there you will not be disappointed. It’s a great place for a date too.
Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters, Blackened Salmon, Black Pepper Crusted NY Strip, Dessert Cup - $100(with tip)
I wouldn’t say that Chick-A-Biddy is one of Atlantic Station’s best kept secrets but sometimes it really feels like it is. Chick-A-Biddy is the brainchild of the guys who made Bantam & Biddy on Piedmont Ave and Yeah! Burger on Howell Mill. Think of Chick-A-Biddy as the fast and simple chicken restaurant. Obviously its focused on chicken with sides and they serve Brunch along with Lunch/Dinner. Before the movies I came here with my fiance. While she got the rotisserie chicken, I chose their Chicken & Waffle.
The chicken are 3 chicken tenders coated in their custom batter with a waffle. You also get apple butter and maple syrup for coating. Personally I like their take on this dish. The chicken has a very unique taste. It’s not your typical fried chicken but its pretty light in flavor. When it comes to the waffle, I swear to God they have the same waffle maker that I have at home. The waffle by itself is alright as it has its own unique taste as well. Think of Waffle House but weird. It’s something you’ll have to try for yourself. The apple butter and the syrup helps this dish substantially as it helps the waffle. I think personally the chicken can work without the waffle but not the other way around.
Chick-A-Biddy falls into a weird niche. Their brunch menu is better to me than their lunch/dinner menu but you have way better choices for brunch in the city like West Egg Cafe, Sun in My Belly, or Highland Bakery.
Also their prices are high for the value. If I’m going to pay over $25/person for dinner, I would expect a better overall ambiance, food presentation and general dining experience. Not that there is anything wrong with any of the above, but I would value the overall dining experience here in the $10-$15 range, not the $20-$25. I think the best time to come here would be before or after watching a movie.
Chicken & Waffle - $14.20
Have you ever been to Downtown Decatur on a Friday or Saturday night? You’ll be shocked to know that it’s a well kept secret. Tons of restaurants, nice walkability, and Decatur MARTA station right in the center. I was aware of the restaurants so the first thing I wanted to try was Leon’s Full Service.
Think of Leon’s Full Service as your gastropub restaurant complete with a ton of alcoholic drinks, both stand and custom made. From Bacon in a Glass to their Birdwatch Cocktail, they pretty much have everything covered. I came for food while my fiance came for the drinks. So for food I ordered their Cheeseburger and Pub Fries with some dipping sauces on the side.
The burger is your typical grass-fed beef with tillamook cheddar, house made catsup & mustard, b & b pickles, and baby iceberg lettuce. Long story short its a grass fed burger with cheddar you have probably never heard of and toppings. Everyone knows that I just like a burger with meat and cheese and maybe some ranch sauce for dipping. The burger was okay. Nothing was wrong with it but nothing really stood out with the taste either. You’re better off going to Grindhouse, Yeah! Burger, or Farm Burger for your burger fix.
Up next were the Pub Fries. Now when it comes to the fries its a pretty big bucket and you get 2 sauces to dip your fries in which is why they have such a huge hype. They have 14 different sauces so I chose the goat cheese fondue and cucumber-dill yogurt to step out of my comfort zone. The cucumber-dill yogurt tasted so bitter to me so I passed. My fiance liked it. My preference was the goat cheese fondue. Not soupy and just the right amount of thickness with the hint of the goat cheese flavor. It’s probably one of the better cheese fondues in the city.
I personally think that Leon’s is probably for people who want to get hammered while having some decent food on the site. It’s also pretty cheap in terms of the food. So personally I say this: Come for the fries, the mass amount of drinks, and come with a group of people for a better experience.
Cheeseburger and Pub Fries - $23.34