Behind a paywall, Jenny Turknett of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution gives Endive Publik House two out of five stars. She says it still needs work to make the jump from catering to full-time restaurant:
By catering standards, Endive Publik House wins best in show. If it can retool for restaurant service, where food and service are the main attraction and not ancillary components to an event experience, it can rank higher by restaurant standards.
The thing is, I wouldn't go here expecting the satiety of a full meal. Think instead of enjoying a beverage from a thoughtful craft cocktail list (or a glass of wine from a perfunctory hotel selection), and then supplementing it with enough food not to starve.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Creative Loafing's Sucheta Rawal enjoys the festive atmosphere at Fanoos Persian Cuisine in Sandy Springs. InTown's Collin Kelly takes an OTP barbecue road trip. Marie, Let's Eat takes a walk down memory lane at Old South Barbecue in Smyrna. ATL Food Snob thinks something is a bit off at Varuni Napoli. Bella Vivere is a huge fan of the new Sweet Auburn Barbecue in Poncey-Highland. Burgers, Barbecue, and Everything Else has a good meal at the Local in Marietta. Friday Date Night has average barbecue at Smokebelly. Crush Crave dines on a tasty brunch at Horseradish Grill. Hot Dish Review is fine with the Mexican food at La Hacienda.
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