Finally there is a restaurant worth getting excited about OTP in the North metro! Sure there are plenty of decent spots in Marietta, Sandy Springs and Roswell, but none that get folks talking like this place has; I’ve spoken with several people and seen tons of posts, articles and even tweets on what Table & Main is doing in their quaint cottage on Canton St! What they’re doing is taking familiar southern ingredients and techniques and executing very well; oh and they also get creative and mix it up a little bit…see a BBQ Tuna special a few months back.
Table and Main is located in Roswell on historic Canton St which is a mecca for local restaurants and quaint little shops that line either side of the tree laden road. In addition to a great dining menu, they have an extensive bourbon program that includes over 40 selections, including my favorite the Black Maple Hill Small Batch! Did I mention they have a beautiful front porch and side patio area that’s perfect for sipping on one these in the early evening?
Aside from the porkgasam experience, we had the shrimp and grits and an incredibly beautiful scallop dish with a summer vegetable ragout. The shrimp were large and cooked just enough to maintain a tender and juicy consistency and the grits were well seasoned, creamy and smoky! Definitely a southern classic, but so well executed that it was well above what you would get at most places.
The scallops were my second favorite; served with a vegetable ragout of corn, zucchini and lima beans in an incredibly creamy ver blanc sauce, they literally melted in your mouth. Again, a simple dish done amazingly well.
Other favorites on past visits included the aforementioned bbq tuna, the fried chicken (yeah I know, but it’s really good) and the pigs in quilts. Aside from the food, service is top notch and they really know the menu and accompanying wine list, so feel free to have them guide you. Table and Main just feels right…every time I leave I think about when I can come back. The restaurant, the food, and the folks behind it all are genuine and they make you feel welcome. They strive to make even the little things special including bringing the check in a classic southern novel where former guests have left notes about their meal…how cool is that.