We frequent the Buckhead area for great shopping and restaurants. One place that had caught my eye during it's development was Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse. I wasn't really sure what to expect as the restaurant has only been open for 2 months now.
Chama Gaucha is a Brazilian Steakhouse with locations in Houston, Chicago, San Antonio and now our beloved Atlanta. The decor is modern and warm with dark wood finishes and beautiful walk-in wine cellar as you enter the restaurant.
Ocean Prime opened in October 2011 and has been a gem of Buckhead ever since. The location used to be a quaint Jazz Restaurant and Lounge and has transformed to a high-end, elegant restaurant that has been awarded several “Best of” awards by local publications.
Our first experience at Ocean Prime was during a special birthday. The staff was welcoming and truly made the experience special. Our server greeted the celebrant with a glass of champagne to start our dinner and went the extra mile throughout the evening.
Cafe Elan @ Chateau Elan is casual fine dining at such a heavenly resort and winery. Located in the winery building, Cafe Elan shares the building with the winery restaurant and Irish pub attached.
The food is immaculate. From the bread and salad to the tender steaks and decedent creme brulee, the experience was heaven prancing on my taste buds. I truly felt like royalty during my weekend stay at the resort and the dinner at Cafe Elan made it that much better. I had the 16 oz Cowgirl Ribeye cooked medium. It was seared to perfection and had the right about of marbling. The mixed green salad was tossed in a white wine vinaigrette with goat cheese, homemade croutons, grape tomatoes and sweet onions.
**Note: Spice Market has been replaced with a new restaurant called TRACE since Fall 2014.
Spice Market is a hidden gem within Midtown. Unless you frequent the W Hotel or visit Atlanta and stay at the hotel as a guest, Spice Market isn't usually on your radar for places to eat in Midtown Atlanta... however, it should be!