The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's John Kessler reviews Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, giving the BeltLine-adjacent restaurant two out of four stars. Kessler says the "campfire cooking never tasted so good."
I do kind of love this menu. The prices are fair. The food has more going on than first meets the eye. The theme doesn't grow tiresome. Much to the contrary, it seems free of the affectations that beset more serious restaurants. How grand to crack open a shiny foil packet of "silver turtle braised goat" and eat the steamy shred-apart meat on rusks of grilled bread with pickled eggplant and minted yogurt.
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