Wyatt Williams reviews Victory Sandwich Bar's Inman Park outpost for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, awarding the restaurant two out of four stars. Williams says the casual eatery has an unpretentious cool factor:
The unusual thing about Victory is that you can actually enjoy the food, rather than just abide it. I don't mean to say you'll have any revelatory culinary capital-E "experiences" at Victory. That's not the point. It's that you can wander in the front door, drop down on a stool, catch a bartender's eye, order a $4 sandwich and a $5 beer, and a have a smarter, more interesting, better tasting meal than $10 tends to buy.
Creative Loafing's Brad Kaplan takes a first look at Marcel, Ford Fry's Westside Provisions District steakhouse. Kaplan says it's a noble homage to the dining of yesteryear, and for those on a budget, lunch and light-night are good options:
Marcel flaunts its throwback lavishness compared to Buckhead's more conservative steakhouses. If you're eager to embrace such spectacle and drop a couple hundred bucks (or more) on dinner, go ahead, gussy up and go toe to toe with Marcel. I'm more likely to duck in for a simple salad at lunchtime, or join the merry crowd munching on $10 steak frites and burgers at midnight on a Friday night.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Atlanta Restaurant Blog thinks Southern Art is a terrific choice in Buckhead. Friday Date Night says Atlantans should dine at Ecco more often. Fried Chicken Lips says Revival is good, but it needs to be better. Burgers, Barbecue and Everything Else disagrees and thinks Revival is spectacular. Eat It, Atlanta is a fan of casual spots like Little's Food Store and Home Grown.