This Foodie Friday features Abattoir, which is one of the places in Atlanta that we’ve been wanting to check out for quite some time. It has a 4-star rating on yelp and is also part of the same restaurant group as Bacchanalia, Star Provision, & Quinones. Needless to say, we had high expectations for this place.
What we ordered:
Warm appetizers: octopus dog, gulf crab cake, mac and cheese with fried egg and bacon jam
Entrees: hangar steak
& chef burger
A sampling of abattoir desserts included sugar pear tart, ruze dairy buttermilk panna cotta, pumpkin churros, and chocolate chess pie
If you noticed the burger being cut in four, let me tell you a little about our new burger tradition of splitting a single burger between Jacob, Kim, Rob, and I. It all started at Holeman and Finch, where they only make 24 of these highly acclaimed burgers that are really difficult to get. People line up hours before they even begin cooking them. We were determined to make this happen and arrived 2 hours early to find we could only secure ourselves the last burger. We all ended up eating a quarter of a burger and left very hungry, but left with a great story and new tradition.
The small plates were much better than the entrees. If I ever do go back, I would probably only order the small plates. Our favorite was the mac and cheese with the bacon jam. Or maybe we were just a huge fan of the bacon jam and liked anything it was on. The burger was good. Nothing impressive. It didn’t beat Holeman and Finch in the quarter burger taste test. The hanger steak, one of our main entrees, was inedible. It tasted like lighter fluid, and we couldn’t even finish it. Even if the hanger steak had tasted better, we weren’t very impressed with the place overall.
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