Is that guy in the picture even old enough to smoke?
We were just there. Well, at least long enough to be ignored - I guess we don't fit the demographics (we are mid-40's) and stayed under the radar of the wait staff.
But what a dreadful place! It would fit right into a shopping mall environment, as artificial as it is. The earlier Fado wasn't great, but at least it felt a little like a pub. This place seems designed to distract with the myriad TVs and noise while extracting money from the consumers.
We have been fortunate to visit pubs in Ireland, as well as in NYC, Detroit, Seattle and elsewhere. But in none of those places did I ever feel like a marketing target, or part of a herd of cattle, like I did at Fado. And perception is everything.
Please remove the article on the Marietta Bayou Room, since they have been out of business for over two years now. I have that phone number and get calls daily. PLEASE HAVE THE DECENCY TO GRANT MY REQUEST.
The Clubhouse? That place across from Lenox Square? Ugh. I remember a date took me there once, a french chef no less, and of all the places in Atlanta to go on a first date with a stranger, that's one of the worst. And the closer and closer we got, I thought, " No, please, he's not that unaware." But, yes, we went. And I immediately felt like I was in a drinking bar. Not that there's anything wrong with some dirt and sticky feel to make you feel grungy, but this place has zero personality. ( I guess I missed the man's area with cigars and such...)I like the Ritz. I like Clubs for what they are, in a steak house kind of way, but I've just never liked this place. It's like it has an identity crisis. It's actually not bad, but being stuck in a building across from a mall is not my first choice for dinner. And it wasn't grungy enough to makie me like it for that either. But I guess this peice is more about the finely stocked bar, which I wouldn't notice. Maybe it's a man thing. Guys always seem to like it there.
The beers are truly incredible and the best in their category. The atmosphere is amazing. The food was great and the server was intelligent and quick. We watched a wedding, watched people and dogs, and had a great day at the ole PT. Thanks, Park Tavern
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