The Deer and the Dove restaurant and its adjacent coffee shop and evening wine bar, B-Side, open today just off Decatur Square. Both are owned by Wrecking Bar Brewpub chef Terry Koval, Jenn Koval, and George Frangos (Farm Burger).
While B-Side offered sneak peeks last weekend of its wood-fired bagels and coffee, dinner tonight is the first opportunity for diners to experience Koval’s “rustic new American dishes,” many of which are prepared via a wood-burning oven.
Evan Cordes (Cast Iron) serves as Koval’s chef de cuisine at the Deer and the Dove. Koval remains Wrecking Bar’s executive chef, and says he has a “good team” there in Little Five Points as well as in Decatur under the guidance of Cordes, allowing him to pull double duty at both restaurants.
As for the menu, expect vegetable, cheese, and charcuterie platters served with fresh breads baked at the restaurant, shared plates such as crispy rabbit legs fried in fermented buttermilk and grilled octopus and shrimp terrine, and entrees including a large seasonal vegetable plate, duck sausage roulade, and a pork sausage tagliatelle.
The restaurant’s bar offers a handful of classic-based cocktails, beer, and cider as well as a selection of mainly French and Italian red, white, and sparkling wines.
Take a look at the menu:
B-Side’s cafe serves a “bodega-style” breakfast with wood-fired bagels and schmear in the morning and lunch sandwiches, soups, and salads until 3 p.m. before shifting focus to natural wines, cocktails, and small plates in the evenings. The Kovals and Frangos hope to have the wine bar up and running later this summer.
The Deer and the Dove, Tuesday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch forthcoming.
B-Side, Tuesday - Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Evening wine and food in the near future.
155 Sycamore Street, Decatur.