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Season’s 52

Health Food in Disguise

All items on the menu are 475 calories or less. I’m not understanding that with the flatbread pizza type thing which is served on a plate that must be 2 feet long. It must be low carbs, but that is just too tasty to be that low in calories. And the stuffed mushrooms are too die for.

I think the fish is a better bet than the meat on this menu. My dining companions both had fish and it was delicious. I had the pork medallions which is supposedly the most popular item on the menu, but I bet no one orders it more than once after they taste the fish – especially the curried snapper. If you are dieting but are still looking for an upscale place where you don’t have to feel guilty about what you’re eating or count calories, this is definitely the place to go.

On Peachtree at W Paces
3050 Peachtree Rd., NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 846-1552
Seasons 52


Mosaic Restaurant in Buckhead

Mosaic Restaurant, situated just off the main drag of Buckhead, is one of those charming old homes that has been converted to a restaurant. Mosaic makes great use of the space inside and although it was pretty, we opted for their patio seating.

Mosaic definitely has a later crowd. We had reservations for 7:30 and on a pleasant June evening we were the only ones seated outside. By the time we were leaving there wasn’t one open table outside.

The service was exceptional at Mosaic and very attentive but not overly intrusive. The food, on the other hand, was average. Maybe if it was priced a little lower I would have enjoyed it more. But at nearly $30 an entree, the bar was set a little higher.

We started off with the Mosaic salad. I am always a sucker for artichokes and hearts of palm. The salad was a generous portion (of lettuce) and big enough for me to split with my other 2 dining companions. However, I spent more time looking for the almost non-existent artichokes and hearts of palm then I did enjoying my salad.

Next were the entrees: Lobster Ravioli, Coriander Crusted Ahi Tuna, and Pork loin with sausage and chick peas. The tuna and pork loin were ok, but there wasn’t anything spectacular about either one and the tuna definitely was not worth of the $27 price tag. I didn’t try the 28 dollar lobster ravioli but I’m guessing it was on par with the tuna and pork loin.

One great thing about Mosaic (besides the service and atmosphere): There is plenty of free parking available.

3097 Maple Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 846-5722

Five Seasons Brewing

Review of the day on 8/27/07

Can’t decide if the food or the beer is better.

They have such an eclectic mix of food – anyone can find something great on the menu. I usually opt for their pizzas (think granny smith apples and and serrano ham), but the duck both ways is another great entree.

As for the beer, if you are a beer aficionado and appreciate a complex beer like Chimay, this is the place for you. It’s hard to go wrong with any of the choices.

Back all that up with great, friendly service and you’ve got a great place to take out-of-towners.

I especially like it when they have the singles mixers going on. They always put them on the patio, so you get entertainment with your dinner ­čśë

5600 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 255-5911

Cafe Intermezzo

Pros: Pages and pages of coffees to choose from, huge dessert  selection
Cons: Parking, Slow Service

I’ve been going to Intermezzo since I was in high school. And even now, it’s still one of my favorite spots. I know, I know, if it’s one of my favorite spots, how come I only gave it 3 stars, right? The parking is hard to come by and they charge to park there. Ok, I could overlook that if the service was as good as the desserts. But, if you go, be prepared to wait, and wait, and wait (to be seated and to be waited on).

They do serve regular entrees in addition to coffee and dessert, but its not really anything special. Desserts are the star here. They have a huge dessert display case. The way it works is you go up to view the display area and can ask the workers behind the counter questions about the desserts. Once you make your selection, they write it on a piece of paper and you go back to your seat and hand it to your server. I used to think this was all very charming when I was younger. Now it just seems like a pain in ass.

But the atmostphere is worth it. I especially like the outdoor section which is great on cool fall evenings.

1845 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-0411