By Lauren

So, the other night, my girl Meredith and I piled in the car and ventured north for dinner.  She had been raving about this place Table & Main for weeks and I decided it was time we make the long haul up… to Roswell.

I’m kidding.  It only took us about 20 minutes and it was WELL worth the drive. 

Table & Main is located right on Canton Street near Historic Downtown Roswell and if you haven’t been up there, you must!  It is DARLING. 

We rolled up to the restaurant, which is located in a renovated early 1900’s home…so charming and cozy… and immediately saddled up to the Bourbon Bar where we were greeted with:

c.h.e.e.s.e. s.t.r.a.w.s. (!!!)

Now, if you ask me, cheese straws in place of pretzels as pub grub is an excellent start for a fancy southern restaurant. 

We sipped our wine and enjoyed our cheese straws and had a great chat with Table & Main partner Ryan Pernice and his lovely mother and aunt – turns out, RP is a Georgia native who went yankee on us for a little while studying restaurant management at Cornell and then working in Danny Meyer’s NYC restaurant empire before he made his way back home to Roswell.

Total T&M VIP.

Table & Main has an aDORable main dining room in the “living room” of the house, so to speak… but it’s also got a pretty spectacular patio.  We waltzed outside, breezed past the garden and the cornhole and found our seats where we consumed the following:

Hogs ‘n Quilts: They will change your life. BBQ pork shoulder, chive crepes, GA vinegar sauce, Napa cabbage slaw.  As Meredith would say… “YUESS.” 

Fried Okra:  this was NO joke.  As you know, I am from Alabama so I take my fried okra pretty seriously and this buttermilk breaded and fried version blew my socks off. 

Scallops:  I had the seared diver-caught scallops with sweet corn succotash and truffled jus.  They told me it was one of their more popular items and it did not disappoint.  Side note: I feel like when I talk to boys about scallops in a restaurant, a common complaint is that the portions are too small – not the case here.  Table & Main definitely served up a heaping helping of mollusks!:

It was hard not to have dinner-envy when Meredith was served the most enormo burger…ever…complete with big ol’ steak fries… my favorite. 

Ok here’s the Q+DD on the burg at T&M: it’s a charbroiled 8oz house-ground Wagyu burger with cheddar, aioli, and bacon-onion jam and it’s officially going in the LK Top 3 Burgers in Atlanta.  (sure, that’s a real thing.  Starting now.)

Now, I love a fancy burger with weird and interesting flavor profiles - but this burger tasted like HOMEand you gotta love that. 

The food was absolutely fantastic (yay chef Lahey!), but better yet: the whole experience was warm and welcoming and lovely.  These are great people with a great restaurant.

(Oh and PS – ladies, if you don’t run up there to meet Ryan Pernice immediately…that would be a huge mistake.  Huge.  #wordtothewise.  #justsaying) 

Glad to know ya, Table & Main!  I’ll be back VERY soon.

xx, L

Table & Main
1028 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 869-5178
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