Foodie Duty - Critic Reviews
One Flew South - Atlanta, Ga - Hartsfield-Jackson Int'l Airport
- State: Georgia
- City: Atlanta
As their website states, this is “The First Upscale Dining Experience at the World's Busiest Airport”! Head to terminal E in the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Atlanta, Georgia and you will find this Sushi gem amongst a menagerie of bustling hurried travelers. Chefs Todd Richards and Duane Nutter prepare eclectic and inventive Japanese-fusion dishes that will please the taste buds of even the most persnickety of travelers.
Attire: Casual to Business
Special Features: Atmosphere,seclusion, decor, cocktails
Reservations: not available
★★★★★ $$$$$($10-$20) ♪♪♪♪♪(noise level)
The menu contains a myriad of choices. From Chicken Noodle Soup with Ashland Farm Chicken, Ramen and Napa Cabbage, to smoked Georgia Trout Croquettes with caramelized apples and braised beets, and a sushi bar.
Cocktails, designed by famed bartender Jerry Slater, would fit right in at any urban speakeasy: the Portrait of a Bartender is made with Finian’s whiskey, St. Germain, and orange bitters, while the Lush Life mixes champagne, Russell’s Reserve Bourbon, Leopold’s Brother’s Blackberry, and bitters. Imbibe has already given the bar a thumbs up, and bloggers have been raving about the food. And what better way to while away the hours before your flight than with an “Aviation”?
The food is pricey but when reading the menu people will realize they have a lot of exotic dishes that are often difficult to find in the state of Georgia. The Kobe beef burger was very tasty and nicely seasoned, but overcooked. The sushi was top quality from what I've tasted on the East coast, although I know a few rivals on the West coast, where the “California Roll” is King.
I would not recommend going to the airport, just for the food, but it is definitely the best airport food, and cocktail experience I've ever had.
Hartsfield-Jackson Int'l Airport, Terminal E
6000 N. Terminal Pkwy. (I-85)
Atlanta, GA 30320