My most important food mission while home in Atlanta over the holidays was to eat at The Optimist.
Since its opening last summer (2012), the modern fish camp has earned a spot at the top of Atlanta’s dining scene. I remember spotting the place on my way to work in June before it opened. The aged, cream brick exterior intrigued me. Through my car window I would try to steal peeps of the beautifully designed interior and unusual outdoor putting green. If only I had booked a reservation then, I could’ve tried it out before leaving for Paris.
Alas, I returned to Atlanta ready to splurge on a meal at The Optimist and see for myself what all the fuss is about. I met my friend Christie, who had previously dined there, for lunch one afternoon. I’m extremely grateful for her Optimist expertise as she suggested some of the menu’s best items. I think the pictures tell a better story than I ever could about our meal…
Well Atlanta food writers and foodies, y’all were right…The Optimist is amazing and (I think) worth the pretty pennies I spent for lunch.
The Optimist, 914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta