Table at Ten
990 Piedmont Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-347-3360 | TEN@TenAtlanta.com
Monday – Friday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Brunch)
Monday – Friday 5 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Fried Green Tomatos – $7
Build Your Own Salad (Sm.) – $15
After my friend and I finished with the AMA Job Fair (he was recruiting, I was begging people to hire me) we decided to grab a quick bite at Table at TEN in Midtown.
There was no method to our madness in choosing this place. It was on our side of the street, it seemed open, so why not?
We were the only two in the place seeing as we got there right at 5 p.m. on a Friday. We grabbed a seat at the bar and it didn’t take us long to feel right at home.
Our bartender was great. After asking us a couple questions about what we wanted to drink (we were both undecided) he helped us pick a beer on draft that was a bit darker than a pale ale, but not as intense as an IPA or Stout. The name escapes me but I will do everything in my power to figure it out!
Jason has never had fried green tomatoes but claims he loves the movie. Can you imagine never having had fried green tomatoes after watching that movie?! PLEASE. So I more or less INSISTED we order them.
As you can see the plating made me sort of giggle…we watch a little too much Kitchen Nightmares and I feel like Gordon Ramsay would have an issue with how the sauce was just kind of…slopped on there. But the tomatoes themselves made up for it. They were lightly fried in cornmeal so the coating wasn’t too thick (which can cause it to fall off the tomato and get soggy). The tomatoes themselves were tender and sweet. I was disappointed there were only five slices on the plate. I could have eaten five more!!
Then we decided to split a salad. Our bartender, bless his soul, made sure to tell us that the small was enough for two people and the large was obscene.
I normally dislike it when restaurants have a “build your own” option on the menu. Mostly because I’m lazy. I get that it gives you the choice, which is great – but at the same time…do I really want to go over each category, total how much each ingredient will be in my head (and there are three categories with three different price points)? No. I don’t. That’s what I do every week when I grocery shop man! Just make a really phenomenal salad and list it!
But Jason was into this…so I agreed. (Woe is me…right?)
Our salad was:
Spinach for the base – $4
Tomatoes – $ 1
Broccoli – $ 1
Olives – $ 2
Feta – $ 2
Artichokes – $ 2
Grilled Chicken – $ 3
Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette and Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette on the side.
You know when you go to some salad bars and you think you’re being all healthy because ya know, you could have gotten the cheese fries. So you load up your plate with all the veggies you can fit (plus like, 1,000 croutons and a cup of bacon bits) you get back to your seat, you take your first bite AND……..something just tastes off? It tastes almost fake? Or stale? You can tell these bagged cucumbers are just NOT that fresh! And those olives? They’ve been sitting in their juices since 2002! And man, you can taste it!
I was worried that’s what we were going to have on our hands…
This wasn’t the case at all.
Everything, from the spinach to the tomatoes tasted so damn fresh. The tomatoes were sweet and juicy (not just flavorless water capsules that burst in your mouth), the broccoli didn’t taste old and the chicken?
DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOATHE RUBBERY CHICKEN?
I mean, you can FEEL the difference between GOOD chicken and NASTY chicken. It was grilled to perfection and super tasty!
My time at Table at Ten was so much fun and so enjoyable – and I plan on coming back ASAP! Not only to explore their menu further (I’m coming for you, shrimp and grits!!) but to check out the night life at the bar!
Between the decor, the food, the drinks and the staff – everything came together to make the entire experience a 10 out of 10!