Restaurant Review: Le Fat (Atlanta)
Per usual when prepping for a trip no matter how long or short, business or personal, or if it's my first time or 10th time visiting, I have to scope out the food scene prior to my arrival. This routine was no different when traveling to Atlanta last year. I read a couple articles and came across Le Fat - a Vietnamese brasserie in West Midtown, Atlanta. It sounded promising so I promptly made an OpenTable reservation and excitedly awaited the dinner to come. Our reservation was for 6pm on a weeknight so wasn't too busy and we got seated right away. First off, the interior was so clean and pretty which was inspired by the beauty of the 1920s Vietnam French-Colonial period.
While perusing the menu for only a few seconds, we quickly knew the Salt & Pepper Calamari ($15) must be ours. It did not disappoint. In fact, before it was even finished, we were thinking of how we could eat it again before the end of the trip or take a second dish of it to-go!
Next up, the main dish - I went with the Mi Cua Crab Noodle ($18) with lump blue crab, glass noodles, onions, and cilantro. Being a big seafood fan, I loved this dish and the fact that it wasn't drowning in a heavy sauce.
Another fun touch was their selection of coffee & tea. I had the Vietnamese Coffee ($5) which was brewed at the table with sweetened condensed milk. Heavenly. And, the perfect complement to all the savoriness of the meal.
Food and drinks - on point! Service - okay. All I remember is our waiter arguing with my friend about the difference between glass and rice noodles :)
I will be coming for you again, Salt & Pepper Calamari. Never change.
Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:00pm/5pm-10pm, Sat 5pm-11pm, and Sun 5pm-10pm