Omnivore - Dinner at Carroll Street Cafe
I dined at Carroll Street CafÃ© (208 Carroll St., 404-577-2700) in Cabbagetown a few nights ago. I was glad to see that it, and the other businesses on Carroll Street, had not been shut down by tornado damage.
As much as I like this restaurant's specials (like the leg of lamb at right), I was not impressed with the tapas. An example is a take on lox and cream cheese (top photo), served with pita bread. The lox tastes lost in its place atop cucumber "boats." A cheese pizza and some (not-very) Thai beef weren't much better.
Nonetheless, everything else about the place is compelling even if you just drop by for espresso or a glass of wine. It's a romantic spot that reeks of European style.