Ladies and gentlemen, drum roll please! My new favorite spot for cocktails in Atlanta is… Cook Hall at the W Buckhead.
My husband and I tried it for our date night last week. We loved it!
Between the dark wooden tables, mason-jar chandeliers, felt-wrapped chairs, and chalk boards throughout, the rustic atmosphere at Cook Hall is welcoming and cozy. Not to mention it has one of the best patios in Buckhead—a giant brick-wrapped outdoor space, facing Peachtree Road (for primo people watching).
We started with cocktails. I had the West Side, a vodka-lemon-mint drink, and hubby had a cherry wood-smoked Old Fashioned—it was still smoking when it arrived at our table!
|Smoked Old Fashioned: Buffalo Trace bourbon, bitters, Luxardo cherry|
|West Side: Lemon-infused Tito's vodka, mint, soda|
They also have these fun make-your-own cocktail kits that come your choice of liquor along with mixers, bitters, and herbs.
Per a friend’s recommendation, we tried the homemade ricotta as our appetizer. Holy amazingness!
|Ricotta, served with local honey, black pepper, warm flatbread|
|We also got the fried cheddar-jalapeno cheese balls: Om-nom!|
|And the crispy duck tacos with spicy chipotle coleslaw|
For our main course, I ordered the roasted snapper and the hubs got the braised short ribs. Portions are a little smaller than most are accustomed to (6 oz instead of 8+), so we also shared a side of the caramelized cauliflower.
|Roasted snapper, spring vegetable salad, red chili vinaigrette|
|Braised short ribs, stout mustard, crispy onion ring|
|Caramelized cauliflower, hummus, raisins (sounds weird but is super tasty)|
Pretty stuffed at this point, we ordered dessert anyway—we couldn't say no to homemade sorbet with a shot of tequila to pour over it! A great way to end a great meal.
|Homemade sangria, mango, and sour apple sorbet + tequila!|