Wednesday, February 29, 2012

SPLENDID FRENCH CUISINE IN ATLANTA GEORGIA

After journeying to Atlanta Georgia for my spouse’s attendance at an SCBWI writer’s conference, we had lunch at an intriguing French restaurant near our hotel.

VIOLETTE RESTAURANT has been a “Diner’s Choice” award winner for two years in a row in the Atlanta French Food category.

Located on
Clairmont Road
in northeast Atlanta, Violette serves delicious French cuisine in a quaint, cozy atmosphere, with attentive, gracious service. The prices are reasonable as well.

Guy Luck, a chef from Strasbourg France, opened Violette Restaurant, named for his ex-girlfriend, in its present location in 1995, and its popularity has been ongoing. There is live guitar and piano music several nights per week



They serve quiche lorraine, boeuf bourgignon, country-style pate, fresh soup and salads (including beet salad), vegetarian pastas and hearty beef, pork, fish and fowl dishes.

Kathy and I were excited about the lunch items. We hadn’t had French cuisine in awhile, except at home. I wanted the lamb sausage, accompanied by couscous, a vegetable mélange and harissa (merguez a’l’harissa). Kathy was torn between the Bouchee a la Reine (Puff pastry filled with chicken, topped with a creamy mushroom sauce) and the Poulet Grand Marnier (a roasted chicken breast in an enticing orange-citrus sauce) finally deciding on the latter.

We both had a bowl of lentil soup before the entrée. It was delicious with a robust flavour. We finished the meal sharing a crepe Milton, which is an excellent dessert crepe filled with chocolate mousse and vanilla ice cream.


We were both very satisfied with the French cuisine served at Violette Restaurant.

If you are ever in northeast Atlanta, Georgia, you will enjoy dining at Violette Restaurant for the ambience, the service and of course the great food.


2948 Clairmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA  (404) 633-3363



I intended to supply photographs to accompany this but regretfully only have a few. We tore into the soup and the entrees before thinking of taking a picture so therefore only the dessert was photographed before devouring.

16 comments:

Gene Pool Diva said...

Ooh excellent. My sister in law lives in Atlanta and I'm sending her a link. have a great day Anthony!

Chatón said...

Great new format. My sister lives in Atlanta. She's single and always is looking for good date spots! Thanks!

Manzanita said...

I like the way you talk French food. :) That photo looks wonderful. I, too, always forget to take pictures until too late with whatever. I could have my camera in my hand and see a robbery in front of me and forget to take pictures.

I just glanced out the slider door and my woodpecker is out eating. He must not have a mate because he's always alone. I filled all the dishes yesterday and he must have received word. ha (Probably by carrier pidgen).

Susanne Drazic said...

Sounds like a very nice restaurant. That dessert looks yummy!

anthony stemke said...

GENE POOL DIVA: I have only positive things to say about Vioilette.

CHATON: She will love this place, the food is great.

MANZANITA: Thanks for making me feel a little better about my photograhic negligence.
I don't know about the woodpecker, I usually see them pecking alone, but suppose if you have a "double" feeder they can dine together, poviding they have a friend or mate. Perhaps he's going through a separation and: Vants to be4 alone.

anthony stemke said...

SUSANNE DRAZIC: Kathy and I really enjoyed the stuffed crepe, we cut it lenghtwise and shared it.

JishasKitchen said...

Thsnk you so much for this post..I am planning to visit Atlanta on next week-end..

My Journey With Candida said...

I have to laugh,... I take my camera with me most everywhere I go. I usually forget to take the picture until I am finished eating. I can be such a ditz sometimes, or maybe I am just so hungry that I don't think about anything but my stomach.

Your dessert looks wonderful. I sure do miss eating all that good stuff.

anthony stemke said...

JISHASKITCHEN: Have a great visit. Good French food at Violette Restaurant.

MY JOURNEY WITH CANDIDA: Yeah, I felt so stupid but when the plates were laid down we forgot everything and dug in.

nutschell said...

Beautiful pictures! And oh that crepe looks so yummy!

anthony stemke said...

NUTSCHELL: Thank You, wish I had remembered to photograph our entrees, they were beautiful and delicious.

Teena Mary said...

The restaurant sounds really amazing! The crepes look so yum too!!!!

anthony stemke said...

TEENA MARY: Violette is a lovely restaurant, the food was wonderful and the crepe with the chocolate mousse was a sublime dessert.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks like a fantastic place for french cusine, the crepe filled with mousse is making me crave a bite :)

anthony stemke said...

DEEPS @ NAUGHTY CURRY: Yes, I know what you mean.

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