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Jennifer Zyman Gives The Luminary One Star

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The Luminary.
The Luminary.
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Creative Loafing restaurant critic Jennifer Zyman reviews The Luminaryawarding Eli Kirshtein's Krog Street Market brasserie one out of five stars. Zyman says the restaurant needs to improve to showcase Kirshtein's talent as a chef:

[Manager Jeremy Iles'] gracious service and the quality of the wine list cannot make up for Kirshtein's shortcomings as a first-time restaurateur and chef. French cuisine should warm you from the inside out, but the Luminary's overall lack of passion, personality, skill, and purpose left me cold. I have to believe Kirshtein can do better; his efforts at the Luminary do little to showcase his capability as a chef. After trying most of the menu, I'm still left wondering: "Where's Eli? What's he doing?"

THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Atlanta Restaurant Blog says Maya Steaks & Seafood is a fine addition to Sandy Springs. Friday Date Night says the barbecue is excellent and the location is perfect at Twin Smokers. Crush Crave enjoys the ricotta gnocchi and maple-bourbon creme brulee at Common Quarter. Marie, Let's Eat! says Bangkok Cabin doesn't serve the best Thai food in town, but it's above average. Bella Vivere thinks Cafe Ralik offers the best Mediterranean cuisine in the Atlanta area. ATL Food Snob believes Gunshow is still the most exciting restaurant in the city. Fried Chicken Lips is pleasantly surprised by O4W Pizza.

The Luminary

99 Krog Street Suite Y, Atlanta, GA 30307 Visit Website