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You’ve had grits, but you haven’t had grits the way Dogwood does them. Today’s Groupon gets you $35 worth of food and drink for only $15 at the sophisticated southern food Midtown restaurant at 565 Peachtree St. Redefine grits with toppings like butter-poached lobster, fried oysters, pimento cheese, and ham. Grits are just one way Dogwood turns traditional southern specialties into modern marvels: its menu boasts twists like a baby arugula salad with pickled watermelon, fresh mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic reduction.
Who knew watermelon even came pickled? The same guys who knew southern cuisine could be refined and complex: restaurateurs Shane Touhy and Scott Black. Chef Shane Touhy was recently honored with an invitation to prepare a dinner at the culinary central station: the James Beard House in NYC. Dogwood’s waitstaff is as expert and knowledgeable as the chef; ask your server anything about the huge wine list or details about the pheasant dumplings and get ready to take notes. Or let your taste buds figure it out. Just a heads up: most Metallica t-shirts clash with the black-and-white photos, plush chairs, and crisp white tablecloths (depending on which tour it’s from), so dress business casual to be safe.
More than 200 reviewers on OpenTable gave Dogwood an average 4.5 stars; 34 Yelpers gave it an average of four stars; 13 Citysearchers give it a perfect five. Creative Loafing’s reviewer liked it too. What are they saying? > * From the first bite of food I took at Dogwood – a small stack of eggplant, tomato and goat cheese blintzes – Touhy’s precision and creativity impressed me… His plates look a lot like what you’d find in old-school hotels, where the artifice of the food, the expense and design are more important than taste or ingredients. But Touhy takes taste and quality just as seriously as he takes appearances… The twists on Southern staples are often cool and successful, as when the two classic okra preparations—pickled and fried—are smooshed into one dish. – Besha Rodell, Creative Loafing > * There are few settings in Atlanta more romantically Southern than the block on Peachtree that houses the Fox Theatre. So, it’s fitting to have a Southern restaurant within walking distance of the historic bright lights that shine. Giant black-and-white photos of the namesake hover above white tablecloths and appropriately fancy stemware. Surprisingly, the menu twists modern aspects around Southern classics, the sort of food that would call out the Colonnade for being old and boring. – Jonathan Baker, Citysearch > * Dogwood never misses a beat. The food is always fabulous and creative. The personnel, starting with the valet parking attendants, to the wait staff are always attentive and friendly. LOVE any excuse to eat here!! Do not go there without ordering the Pimento Cheese Grits–the best grits dish in the world. – reviewer who dined on 06/20/2009, OpenTable > * The restaurant is nicely appointed and very comfortable even down to the comfy chairs. Perfect place for an intimate dinner or taking some pals for a fun evening out. Food….yummy!!! Everything exactly as it should be. Portions good, creative, taste-it was all there. Wine list excellent and reasonable with good by-the-glass options that paired well with the food. Wait staff, excellent. – bb_s, Citysearch > * When dining in Atlanta, forget about the deserted downtown and head up the road to Midtown to Dogwood… it combines the traditional and contemporary in both manners and food, using local and organic ingredients to recreate southern favorites. – Kathy P., Yelp
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565 Peachtree St Ne
Atlanta, Georgia 30308Get Directions