The Bar at Rathbuns - Courtesy of Rathbuns
Atlanta's own Iron Chef competitor and victor, Kevin Rathbun, still holds court in the cozy neighborhood of Inman Park. With his version of tapas, Krog Bar, now having bottle service and Rathbun Steak being the new powerbroker gathering place one might assume the flagship restaurant would lose some luster. Nothing could be farther from the case with Rathbuns.
Still serving up the favorites and not to miss; Mussells, Eggplant Fries, Lamb Scallopini, and the Day's open Ravioli. The tuna is always a raw plate option, and we recently discovered hand cut fries with blue cheese cream - cooked crispy to perfection.
The menu is always seasonal, with ingredients being sourced locally when possible. Short ribs appear in the winter months, brisket when the days become long and hot. Do not skip the grilled Veal Chop with charred local sweet corn and smoked gouda cheese. The Executive Pastry Chef, who is also a partner, creates some of the most affordable plates in town. Most less than $5, and three to be had for $10, and make sure you ALWAYS get the Peanut Butter Pie. This is surely a tribute to Elvis.
Dining Room - Courtesy of Rathbuns
The first year Rathbuns was open, Esquire magazine named the restaurant as top destination - Nationally ! Since then, the food and service have been seemless and consistent allowing Keving to continue building his Empire. If you have never visited his first and namesake restaurant you should do so. This truly is one of Atlanta's finest dining destinations.