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. Enjoy a more savory feast with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a three-hour cabana rental and $50 worth of high-end fusion fare at Park Tavern (a $75 value).
Citysearch named Park Tavern the Best Budget Date Spot and Best Rainy-Day Date Spot in 2008 and the Best After-Work Bar in 2009. Feasters can unwind in the cabanas, which extend shade to Atlantans, their dogs, and their overheated pet giraffes. The cabanas overlook the midtown skyline and bestow beauteous views of the Atlanta sunset. Park Tavern's summery menu of high-end fusion fare blends classic pub grub and East Asian influences, with chef specials such as the tuna tataki—a slab of seared bigeye tuna with avocado and sesame soy sauce ($14.99). Carnivores can take refuge in the burger specials, each of which proffers a fresh-ground bison patty reclining on a bakery-fresh roll with homemade condiments ($7.49+) or the Niman Ranch hot dog, a beef frank served with heirloom tomatoes, roasted corn, and guacamole ($7.99). Though this deal does not include alcohol, parched Park-goers can whet their whistles on any nonalcoholic drink or vapor.
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.
500 10th St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309Get Directions