More than any other chef, Kevin Rathbun is responsible for defining the restaurant food of Atlanta: Practically every culinary trend and compulsion is represented here and, for the most part, Rathbun's does it bigger, better and bolder. The menu is ludicrously large, but choose wisely and you'll be rewarded: a colossal 20-ounce bone-in rib-eye, slathered in warm blue cheese vinaigrette; a tiny Jonah crab tart, all warm, gushing custardy richness and flaky crust surrounding a generous pile of hot crab meat; the best bone marrow appetizer in town; tender chicken livers a la plancha. The bar and wine list lacks strong vision to set tastes and standards, but that’s the exact opposite of the feel you get from the rest of this enterprise. This is still a restaurant that we should be proud to define ourselves by.
Price: $$$ ($20-$30)
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