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East Cobb Restaurant Reviews

From new spots like Seed Kitchen & Bar to older haunts like A.J.'s, we've rounded up what the critics are saying about places to eat in our neighborhoods.

So much attention has been paid to the November opening of Seed Kitchen & Bar at Merchant's Walk, largely because of high-profile Atlanta chef Doug Torbush

So what's the food really like? AJC critic John Kessler is generally impressed, except for the desserts. Of similarly themed places in Marietta and Roswell—a "contemporary dining experience for a neighborhood"—he likes Seed the best, giving it three out of five stars. 

His biggest compliment is calling Seed a "restaurant that doesn’t just recycle crowd-approved dishes and current trends."

If you're worried about the prices, Kessler does note that the steak is the only entree priced above $20.

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Creative Loafing recently tried out suburban fare beyond Chamblee and Doraville, stopping by one of East Cobb Patch's favorite spots: , located in the Pavilions of East Lake Shopping Center. 

Critic Brad Kaplan is generally appreciative, especially of the po'boys, though he falls short of giving them a ringing endorsement. 

Locals may take issue with his description of the area as "that stretch of East Cobb between Marietta and Roswell that seems to be on the way to precisely nowhere."

He wonders whether others from outside the vicinity will make the trek but tries to egg them on: "Hey, East Cobb is a whole lot closer than Louisiana."

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Thai cuisine is part of the Holy Grail of foodies, and the Marie, Let's Eat blog recently tried out Red Elephant Thai Cuisine on Windy Hill Road. 

The dining duo enjoyed the meal, although a bit dashed that there were few other diners on a Saturday night at a place that mainly caters to the lunch crowd of office workers in the Powers Ferry corridor. 

They then made their way over to the D'Lites Emporium on Johnson Ferry Road for dessert, with one enjoying a peppermint milkshake to die for.

Readers also gave both the Thai and the desserts good scores. 

Allison Sternberg January 14, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I read the Kessler review. It does not say that the most expensive steak is under $20. This is what is says, "Considering the reasonable prices (nothing but the steak exceeds $20), this menu begs exploration."
Michael Jacobs January 15, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Thanks, Allison. We've made that correction.

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