Despite Internet rumors, folding a piece of paper hamburger-style and sprinkling it with Mrs. Dash will not make it taste any less like trees. Instead, today’s deal lets you exchange a printed Groupon for a more savory feast at Park Tavern. For $15, you get $40 worth of pub fare and refreshing drinks at this neighborhood establishment in the heart of Midtown, or use your Groupon toward a day-of admission and drink tickets to one of two events: Shamrock with Yacht Rock Festival (March 6) or Oyster Crawfish Festival (March 27).
Citysearch has named Park Tavern the Best After-Work Bar, Best Budget Date Spot, and Best Rainy-Day Date Spot in the past two years. Park Tavern’s menu features classic pub grub done classy alongside fresh sushi. These are the tavern’s clear fan favorites, and for good reason—they’re charismatic, handsome, and made fresh daily. The bison or beef hamburgers ($6.99–$7.99) get ground and hand-pounded on-site before being served on a hot-out-the-oven bakery roll with homemade condiments. The full sushi bar features a variety of rolls ($5.99–$15.99) made with fine ingredients such as Hawaiian fish delivered fresh daily. Other food options include the mahi-mahi sandwich ($8.99), balsamic grilled-chicken salad with toasted pecans and gorgonzola ($10.99), and Georgia-raised chicken-breast boneless wings ($8.99). Park Tavern also features a kids’ menu to feed finicky eaters universally accepted bites from the Play-Doh factory such as PB&J rolls ($5.95) and chicken nuggets ($5.95).
Once the craft beers (brewed both on- and off-site) are factored in with the food, a formidable lineup takes shape that has been known to reconcile archenemies and melt marshmallow men. A smooth, light-bodied Druid Hills Pilsner or a malty, traditional Park Trail Ale (both $4) provides the perfect foreground for spotting the original touches scattered throughout the tavern’s renovated historic building, which used to be a stable until the horses decided to run for public office. If feasters don’t feel like basting their eyes in Park Tavern’s gravy-view of Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline from the Park Tavern patio, they can either watch the game on one of the tavern’s large flat-screen TVs or play Wii with their kids on one of the dedicated screens.
The Park Tavern was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Metromix Atlanta says: > * Whether it’s Bloody Marys on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, hanging out with friends listening ot [sic] a great acoustic set or having dinner al fresco with a stunning Midtown backdrop, you’ll find it at Park Tavern.
Insider Pages users and Citysearchers give the Park Tavern four stars, Yelpers rate it three, and 74% of diners at Urbanspoon like it: > * Nowhere better to sip a cocktail and take in the Atlanta skyline. – lisabrownjones, Citysearch > * Let’s face it. What’s a day in Piedmont Park without a trip over to the Park Tavern to wrap things up. A day out followed by good food, good beer, good friends on the patio with a little live music thrown in every now and then. – Foodie T., Yelp
The Park Tavern combines the historical grandeur of a century-old locale with the forward-thinking practices of a modern, eco-friendly restaurant. Some of the original woodwork and stone from its past life remains, chronicling the building's history as a horse stable in 1905, a golf clubhouse in 1928, and a space shuttle in 1969. The Tavern’s current layout contains an elegant events space, a dining room with an outdoor terrace, an ice-skating rink, and a live music and festival venue that features the annual Oyster Crawfish Festival.
Adopting green habits, the Tavern's owners developed a rainwater-recycling system to feed its plants and water its landscape, and switched to low-flow plumbing and LEED-certified hand dryers. Its concern for the environment extends to its menu as well: locally harvested ingredients and wild-caught fish support coastal communities and local farms while simultaneously ensuring each plate contains quality, eco-friendly fare. The lineup of dishes includes sushi rolls brimming with sashimi-grade Hawaiian tuna and meaty burgers bursting with fresh-ground Angus beef or great range bison, all of which can be paired with a house microbrew.