I went away for a weekend but I didn't go far. My hometown of Atlanta, GA is where I visited a delicious new restaurant called Viande Rouge. The atmosphere is that of a steakhouse with velvet red furniture, black and white pictures, black leather menus, and sharply dressed waiters. I've heard many good things about it so there I found myself on a lovely Saturday evening.
ESCARGOTS BOURGUIGNON was the first choice. It was prepared with crispy garlic, cremini mushrooms and red wine sauce, all contained within a flaky pastry. Very nicely done. Usually escargot is served in a special plate and eaten with tongs and fork but this was a different, fresh take on the preparation. Really liked this one.
Second on the menu were WAGYU BEEF MEATBALLS. I've been having terrible luck with meatballs lately so there was a lot of hope for this dish. Thankfully it didn't disappoint. Finally, some good meatballs. Juicy and delicious, not overwhelmed by the sauce, they met all my high expectations.
LOBSTER THERMIDOR is not on every menu and since I've never had it before we had to try it this time. It was a balanced dish with amazing cheesy sauce. I wish it was a little less grilled though, lobster was not as delicate as I was hoping for but either way it's worth ordering
Since it's a traditional steakhouse obviously you have to get some sort of meat. The choice for this evening was BONE IN FILET MIGNON. Simply and nicely prepared, delicious. Not much else to say here. Spinach and baked Alaskan king crab sauce with asparagus on the side made for an excellent steak dinner.
I definitely recommend you visit Viande Rouge. It's a great date spot as well as a wonderful place to get together with your friends and family. I know it's a little out of the way from downtown Atlanta but if you're willing to make the trip you wont be disappointed.
9810 Medlock Bridge Rd.
Johns Creek, GA
(770) 623 4959