By Lindsay

KR SteakBar is Buckhead’s newest hot spot.  Located next to ADAC in Peachtree Hills, it’s the fourth restaurant Kevin Rathbun has opened in town.  KR SteakBar serves casual Italian-inspired dishes.  It was designed by The Johnson Studio – and it’s majorly sexy, y’all!  I mean, YOWZA.

So naturally, Kev + I had to see what all the hype was about.  And we never can resist a double date with this lovely couple

We had to pull some strings to get a last minute Saturday night reservation, and as soon as we arrived we knew why the string-pulling was necessary.  It was totally packed.  Totally.  Hardly any space to move.  It was quite a scene – particularly around the bar area.  I must admit, I was starting to fall in love…

After a short while, we sat in a booth nearby the open kitchen and began to peruse the menu.  Our server informed us that we needed to order several dishes in each category of the menu (salumi, pastas, appetizers, and entrees).  We thought that sounded a bit excessive – even for the four of us big eaters – but she was right.  Most of plates at KR SteakBar are truly designed to share between two people.

We ordered, our drinks arrived, and it was time to sit back and enjoy.  Pictured from left to right are two of the creative cocktails (lots of fun ingredients and took about 10 minutes to make) we sipped on.

Sophia: bitter truth apricot liqueur, bombay london dry gin, vanilla white pepper syrup, lemon juice, prosecco.
Toronto: rittenhouse 100 proof bonded rye, fernet branca, simple syrup, angostura aromatic, bitters.

And here’s what we ate…

Lamb Tartar with caponata.  This was my least favorite dish of the evening, but that was entirely based off of personal preference.  It was a hit with others at the table.

Pork Shoulder with shell beans and red onions.  Delicious.

Octopus with farro and candied lemon.  My favorite plate!  I wish we’d ordered five of these!

Pappardelle with bolognese.  Splendidly standard.

Tagliatelle Nero with calabrese chili and bottarga.  My second favorite!

Lamp Chops with agrodolce onions.  Kev got down with these.

Swordfish with fennel and lemon.  This bad boy was my entree.  I felt like I ordered the best at the table.  It was perfection.

Hanger Steak with mushrooms and brown butter.  We all tried this one and thought it was very good.

Shell Steak with espresso and horseradish.  Not pictured: A side of Polenta with mascarpone.  Also a solid order.

 

We finished it all off with the Olive Oil Cake with pistachio gelato and blood orange.  I wish I hadn’t shared it…  It was so good!

Our meal looks liked it was huge, but it really wasn’t.  I can’t stress enough that the plates are very small – including the entrees.  (And not going to lie, we stopped by Taco Bell at the end of the night because we were still hungry…)  That being said, I thought the food was really creative and absolutely delicious!  I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there.  KR SteakBar checks off my entire list of restaurant must-haves: great atmosphere, interesting design, excellent food, and good-looking people.  This place is HOT, and I can’t wait to go back.  Go see for yourself – but remember what I said about the portion sizes – and make your reservation ASAP or prepare for some string-pulling!

xx, L

KR SteakBar
349 Peachtree Hills Ave.

Atlanta, Georgia 
404.841.8820

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  1. Anjali says:

    My favorite part of this post if that you stopped at the Taco Bell at the end of the night. This is why we are friends ;-)

  2. Lindsay says:

    Love you. Obviously.



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