So this past weekend, Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week kicked off. I had found out about it on Facebook, and immediately knew that we would participate in it on our weekly date night. After quickly checking the website, me and hubs decided on White Oak Kitchen. The Yelp reviews were good and the hipster-ish name drew me in.
We were out and about on Saturday fairly early for a brewery tour, so we arrived for a slightly earlier-than-usual-for-a-Saturday-night dinner, which is why it may look a little empty in my photos. I have to say, I love the decor. It has all of these wood accents (of course) and has a huge wall of tall windows. All of the natural light gives the place such a nice vibe, not to mention, it's perfect for taking food pictures.
During Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week, participating restaurants put together a special prix-fixe menu at a fixed price that includes 3 or 4 courses. The price is always a steal for what you're getting and it's such a great way for diners to become aquainted with the restaurant and it's food! That is really the purpose of "restaurant weeks" in general--to get people inside these restaurants to discover or re-discover their offerings.
Because, I'm no bonafide restaurant critic, I will quickly let you know what we ordered. I ordered the watermelon salad, chicken, and of course, the chocolate pot de créme. Hubs ordered the tomato salad, pork, and the same dessert. We both added the accompanying wine pairings as well. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. From the salads (hub's salad was the winner), to the entrées (tie), down to the dessert (same). The wine pairings, also, perfectly complimented each course.
I also would like to mention that the service was impeccable, including the sommelier!
So, if you live in the Atlanta area or are visiting, go have dinner at White Oak Kitchen, or drinks even at their beautiful but cozy bar. I also recommend you try as many other restaurants as you can during ADRW, that's what me and the hubs plan to do!
White Oak Kitchen
270 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303