Brassica: 3376 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Brassica is a gem of a restaurand in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, inside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The restaurant offers a modern, upscale atmosphere with sophisticated and approachable menule. I recently had the pleasure of dining at Brassica and was blown away by the quality of the food and the attentive service.
After a long day of travel and work, my two colleagues and I were looking for something. After trying to get into a few different places along Peachtree Road and striking out, we were getting hungry. I remembered walking past a restaurant that didn’t look too busy as we ventured up and down the street. However, when we ended back up there, we couldn’t figure out how to get to where we saw people eating food. So we ventured into the Waldorf Astoria Hotel anfoundnd the hidden gem Brassica.
Upon entering the restaurant, we were immediately struck by the elegant ambiance, with its warm lighting, plush seating, and tasteful decor. When you enter, you will see the bar area in front of you. Off to the right is the dining room filled with tables and chairs for four people along one wall, and the other is adorned by tables featuring a half booth and half chairs setup. We chose to sit at a table with four chairs to allow us to converse better. The service was friendly and attentive, making me feel welcome from the moment we walked in.
The menu is Mediterranean-inspired, with French infused into some of the dishes. After perusing the menu, I started with the yellow corn bisque. My colleague Kevin decided to get the same starter, and we both enjoyed it very much. At Brassica, this classic soup is elevated with the use of fresh, high-quality ingredients, including gulf shrimp, bacon, and chopped croutons, and expertly prepared. It was rich and indulgent, with a deep corn flavor that was both sweet and savory. The creamy texture was smooth and velvety, with just the right amount of thickness to hold the flavors together.
They also served us fresh buttermilk biscuits with whipped butter and a jam spread.
Brassica Main Entrees:
Kevin had the Cast Iron Steak Frites. The steak was cooked to perfection – juicy and flavorful with a nice sear on the outside. The frites were crispy and seasoned just right. We were already impressed with the attention to detail in the presentation. Each of us tried a piece of steak, which basically melted in our mouths. It was an outstanding dish and made me wish I had ordered it.
Rochelle chose the healthiest option of all of us, opting for the Pecan Braised Roasted Salmon. The salmon was cooked to perfection and had a subtle sweetness from the pecan braising liquid. The dish was served with a side of roasted root vegetables, which added a nice contrast to the tender fish. Of course, the hint of bacon from the crumbles didn’t hurt by adding a bit of smokiness to the dish.
For my dish, I chose the Duroc Pork Chop with Lavender Honey Sauce. The pork chop was perfectly cooked, with a crispy exterior and tender, juicy meat. I am not a fan of Kale which came with the pork chop, so the creamed spinach was a welcomed change. The creamed spinach we shared as a table was the perfect accompaniment, providing a creamy, savory contrast to the flavorful pork. It was a hearty, satisfying dish that left my dining companions thoroughly impressed.