When Top Flr opened in the summer of 2007, it signaled a change in the tempo, style and speed of Atlanta’s grand dining dance. And now, from the same duo of Darren Carr and Jeff Myers, along with partner Karl Injex, comes the Sound Table. A little less slick than Top Flr, the Sound Table nonetheless changes the tempo once again. Perched on the corner of Boulevard and Edgewood Avenue, the Sound Table proves that the best restaurants are the ones in which the owners create a place where they want to hang out. Chef Shane Devereux's menu has no unifying theme, except that the victuals could be collected under the title "drunk food": sticky Chinese pork ribs, Mexican elote, Peruvian ceviche. To compliment all this, barkeep Paul Calvert mixes some of the best cocktails in the city. Occasionally, the kitchen becomes so carried away with maximizing taste, it forgets about technique and pacing, but this neighborhood, this food, this vibe may prove that an all-out party is not only the most fun, it might also be the most viable.
Price: $$ ($10-$20)