putting a steak in inman park.

last night i had the opportunity to eat at inman park’s and atlanta super-chef kevin rathbun’s new place, kevin rathbun steak. billed as ‘a steakhouse for the new millennium’ i can’t even begin to tell you how excited i was about this being both a fan of steak and kevin rathbun.

for those who are impatient, i’ll skip to the chase first; WOW. amazing, incredible, can’t reccomend highly enough. as for price our bill was around $110 before tip and neither of us drink so add some more to that for wine and cocktails. if that’s in your budget you owe it to yourself to go.

full review coming after the jump –

okay so let’s start with decor which to me is a crucial part of a dining experience. kr steak does indeed live up to the idea of a steakhouse for the new millennium. it sort of reminded me of a hunting lodge tripped out by hipster decorators. light fixtures reminiscent of deer antlers, odd shaped wood-paneled walls and dark, dim lighting that moved almost like the place was lit by fire. the perfect setting to eat a steak.

we started with an ahi tuna poke appetizer which was exceptionally good. not anything to call up the michellin guide about, but stiil, tasty and well prepared with a wasabi mayo.

then came the steaks. my date ordered the filet while i got the prime ribeye. the tough part was choosing from the multitude of accompanying butters and coverings that could be put on the steak. in the end, i opted for stiliton cheese butter and she opted for black truffle oil butter.


first the steaks were perfect cuts and cooked to perfection, no doubt, but big deal anyone can buy good meat and cook it right. but the butters? out of this world. they were prepared just right so that the taste melted throughout the meat. eating mine was like a suprise. every now and again i would hit a vein of stilton and just melt. the black truffle butter was incredible too, and the filet had so much taste to it, that i could understand why there was no need at all to wrap it in bacon.

we ordered mashed potatoes and onion rings for sides, both of which were as close to perfect as possible. the potatoes were perfectly creamy with enough lump in them to count and the onion rings had a nice spicy breading to them that crumbled as soon as i ate them.

i will say the only disappointment that i had was that the desserts were functional and good but not spectacular like the rest of the meal or like desserts at rathbun’s are. i hope they continue to work on upgrading that or maybe import some things from the rathbun’s menu.

service was of course, impeccable and melissa rathbun even came by every table to see if all was good. of course it was only night two they were open so i am sure there was added incentive, but still a nice touch.

if you want a steak, i really think after last night, this has to be the best place in atlanta to go to.

‘a steakhouse for the new millennium.’


1 Comment so far

  1. sabrina (unregistered) on June 8th, 2007 @ 11:05 am

    Thanks for the review. I’ve been wondering if I should check out the latest restaurant in my neighborhood, and you’ve let me know the answer is yes.

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