Always looking for a good steak, this cuisine critique takes us to an exclusive, upscale steak house, Stoney River Legendary Steaks. Although, they have locations in six cities throughout the country, their motto is “a collection, not a chain.” From the moment you enter the restaurant, patrons realize, this is not just an evening out for dinner, it is an elegant sanctuary.
Their menu can vary from city to city; however all locations offer pasta, fish, soups, salads and of course, signature steaks. The appetizer list is very diverse with something for everyone. Delicate desserts paired with a great espresso are the crown jewel to a lavish-tasting meal. Full bar and a vast wine list are offered. Reservations are recommended.
Already a repeat customer at Stoney River of Atlanta, I have enjoyed their jumbo shrimp cocktail, served with a tangy, yet delicious cocktail sauce. However, the Whiskey shrimp on country toast is a grand prize winner. Large shrimp, cooked on a crispy baguette toast, covered with a creamy Jack Daniel’s mustard sauce is absolutely one of the best appetizers I have ever consumed; however, make sure to allow room for the unmatched steaks offered at Stoney River.
Topping the list is the 7 oz. or 10 oz. coffee cured filet. Espresso is the secret ingredient for this tender, succulent steak. Perfectly cooked to your specifications, it is served with au gratin potatoes and sautéed green beans…a truly award-winning dish. The 14 oz. New York strip, a superb prime rib, 12 oz. rib eye, a 22 oz. “cowboy cut” rib eye and a 12 oz. filet are all standard offerings.
With a staff eager to please and friendly, your dining experience is sure to feel first class. Without a reservation, expect a wait. Although, moderate in size, the dining room is a romantic, darkened ambience that is comfortable. With a large Aspen-like stone fireplace in the center of the restaurant, couples will feel as if on vacation. Formal attire is not required, collared shirts and slacks are recommended.
Desserts include a Cappuccino Creme Brulee and a Stoney River chocolate fudge cake, among others. the Creme Brulee is perfect for couple sharing.
Stoney River of Atlanta is considered an upscale restaurant and prices are moderate; however, consider it money well spent for a satisfying dining experience.
Stoney River of Atlanta
1640 Cumberland Mall SE
Atlanta – call 678-305-9229 for reservations