Legendary | Worth driving from anywhere
Frog Hollow Tavern
Review by: Michael Stern
No matter what you order in this stylish urban tavern, it is likely to be wonderful. On the Roadfood price scale, the Frog Hollow Tavern is a splurge (entrees in the $30 range); and despite the restaurant’s assertion that it lets “freshness speak for itself,” nearly everything on the menu is complicated and multi-layered with hints of this and that, subtle undertones, and surprise seasonings.
What to eat at Frog Hollow Tavern
Must-eats from the regular menu include silk-white dayboat grouper; an appetizer of beguilingly crisp arancini made with “dirty” Carolina gold risotto; a hefty “cowgirl ribeye” with teriyaki-like glaze; wild Maine mussels with grilled sourdough from Atlanta’s H&F Bakery; and crème brulee that is, in fact, agreeably unfussed-with other than a subtle shot of almond in the custard underneath its singed-crisp integument.
Frog Hollow Tavern is popular and crowded enough that reservations are de rigueur. The gatekeepers up front can be officious, assigning customers to the bar if they arrive a few minutes early despite plenty of empty tables in the dining rooms. Once a party is seated, service is professional, hospitable, enthusiastic, and genuinely helpful.
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