Located inside Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Bar Margot is a restaurant concept from one of my favorite Atlanta Chefs Ford Fry. The menu is defined as traditional American cuisine with European and Asian influences. The restaurant opened in 2015, and I finally had a chance to stop to see what the buzz was all about with this Midtown favorite.
From the moment you walk into Bar Margot, it has an upscale feel that is contemporary yet has an old world prohibition era feel. I visited on a busy Friday evening and the restaurant was bustling with professionals, athletes and Atlanta celebrities.
Exploring the appetizer menu, I started out with a few items that included the Bar Margot deviled eggs with speck and smoked paprika and garnished with beautiful pieces of proscuitto formed into a beautiful shape of a rose. The coconut curry mussels was light and tasty and the accompanying piece of toasted foccacia was great for dipping in the broth.
The star of the appetizers we enjoyed, was the hand-cut fries. Topped with crispy jamon serrano, parmesan cheese and served with a side of roasted garlic aioli for dipping. I don’t know what’s been going on with me lately, but I have developed this obsession with french fries and Bar Margot did a fantastic job with this one. It is the great accompaniment to one the restaurants fantastic craft cocktails.
For entrées the brown butter poached lobster tail was served with a roasted pumpkin and tarragon risotto, rice cracker and uni. I thought it was just adorable that the dish was also garnished with a cute mini pumpkin 😍. The risotto was creamy with a bite and the pumpkin added a hint of unexpected sweetness.
Please forgive me, but I neglected to write down the fish of the moment that evening, however it changes often. It was simply grilled and served with a seafood broth of mussels and pieces of lobster. As a side that evening, I ordered the vegetable medley that consisted of carrots, brussels sprouts, cauliflower purée and garnished with pomegranate arils that added a combination of sweetness and tartness.
Bar Margot’s menu is refined and the presentation is fantastic. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and late night. *Hint: those fries are on the late night menu 😉
Bar Margot – Four Seasons Atlanta
75 Fourteenth Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A. 30309
Until next time…Happy Eating!! xoxo
*My meal at Bar Margot was complimentary, however all opinions are my own.