Over at Creative Loafing, Angela Hansberger takes a first look at Community Smith. Hansberger says diners can find good food and better cocktails at the Midtown restaurant:
In many ways, Community Smith is as charming as its [fox] mascot. The space is rather beautiful, and the different seating areas let you cater your dining experience to your mood. While I'm not quite convinced of Willix's "modern meatery" description, the food here is very approachable and the bar staff has its cocktail program down. Despite its efforts to achieve neighborhood appeal, most diners appear to be out-of-towners and hotel guests from next door. But Atlantans do love a good patio. Perhaps, once the rooftop beer garden opens as the weather warms, al fresco-loving locals hungry for outdoor dining will forge some of that community spirit Community Smith is going for.
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