Sunday, July 18, 2010

Slaughterhouse Rules

Abattoir is a somewhat new but certainly hip restaurant located on the west side of Atlanta. I heard from many locals this was the place to go for a great meal and they were right. What they didn't tell me was what to expect from the interior. Not only is Abattoir housed in a former meat packing plant (how golden is that!) but the neighborhood real estate is so happening it is worth investigating residential rentals for yourself. All you need to be a hipster is located in this neighborhood.

Upon entering I immediately loved the rustic wood counter and gallery of
prints behind the hostess desk.

A curvy mohair love seat, salvaged wood walls and
feed sack floral display in the reception area.

A long tufted banquette, harvest table and wicker chairs to the right
of the bar scream private party. Notice the wooden utensils
hanging against the corrugated glass wall.

The opposite side of the bar gives you a sneak peek into the kitchen
(under the rough linen shades).

Smiling through the neutral palette of the restaurant were these
lime green bar stools- a welcome surprise.

The main dining room above with handmade industrial lighting. I loved the waiters work station being center stage for all to view. Large kitchen towels (used as napkins) filled the trough on another rustic work table.

My favorite touch were these giant metal grain baskets above each table.

And no restaurant visit is complete without spying on
the bathroom decor, which was perfect.

Oh and the menu! You know you're in for something special when a restaurant of this caliber offers beef jerky, egg salad and 'food in a jar' as an appetizer! It was all amazing.