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On the town: Date night
Try these restaurants in Alpharetta, Roswell and Atlanta
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Anabelle's Table

About this article

This article was originally published in the July/August 2016 issue of M: North Atlanta, a publication of the Forsyth County News. To read the entire magazine, click here.

Anabelle’s Table
5530 Windward Pkwy., Suite 101
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004

Who knew there is a farm-to-table restaurant right on busy Windward Parkway in Alpharetta?
Chef Anabelle Pary and her husband, Scott, love the whole farm-to-table movement and wanted to embrace it in their charming restaurant.

They try to locally source much of the food and list the farms they partner with on their website. The menu changes with the seasons. To ensure they highlight the freshness of what is in season. Their use of quality ingredients shows up in their offerings. Start your meal with the collection of southern cheeses and Charcuterie, or a bowl of calamari with Sriracha Aioli.

Salad lovers will love their creative salad selection — they use locally produced Circle A Spring Lettuce. The grass-fed burgers are amazing — as are the various sandwich buns used by The Flour Artisan. It’s that sort of attention to detail that set Anabelle’s Table apart from other lunch and dinner spots. This is a great place to enjoy a delicious lunch while out running errands, or for a romantic date night dinner.

Pastis Restaurant and Bar
928 Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Are you in the mood for French food but don’t want to go to some stuffy, overpriced French restaurant in Atlanta? If so, head on over to Canton Street in Roswell and say, “bonjour” to Pastis. The casual bistro offers classic French dishes you would expect to see such as Croque Monsieur and Madame sandwiches, Quiche Lorraine and French Onion Soup.

But there is so much more to this eclectic menu. Lamb chop lollipops, escargot, mussels and a lot of sampler plates so you can try a lot of different bits and share. Besides the yummy food and bistro atmosphere, there is live music Tuesday through Saturday nights and jazz on Sunday nights. There is also a Sunday brunch with $12 bottomless mimosas. That is a good way to end the weekend.

Lure
1106 Crescent Avenue NE,
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

I know what you are thinking: If I am going to fight Atlanta traffic to go eat lunch or dinner in midtown, the destination had better be worth it. In the case of Lure, on historic Crescent Avenue, have no fear. Lure strives to provide a casual, yet classy setting and does not disappoint.

The coastal feel of the space transports you to your favorite beach restaurant. The patio is my favorite spot. Begin your upscale beach experience with some raw oysters or the Yellowfin Tuna Poke. The addition of the pineapple really made the poke. The gumbo is excellent, as are the fish tacos. There are also unique offerings. Can you say Skate Wing Schnitzel? All in all, Lure is worth the drive for both the food and the experience.