REVIEW: The General Muir, Druid Hills, Emory, DeKalb
If you’re into breakfast, you cannot have missed the West Egg Café in West Midtown and Chef Todd Ginsberg replicates his success there with The General Muir, an authentic deli experience. In a tribute to the New York Jewish deli, meats are cured and smoked in-house and bagels are hand-rolled and kettle boiled. If you are from the New York/New Jersey area or have visited often, you will find you are uniquely able to appreciate this gift to the Atlanta foodie community.
The General Muir is located just off Clifton Road directly across from the CDC in a mixed use development called Emory Point. It’s swanky on par with Atlantic Station or Avalon and it makes for a very nice setting.
There’s two trademark dishes that The General Muir is known for – the pastrami and the burger. We decided to order both. The first thing you’ll notice about the pastrami is this is not the thinly sliced pastrami that you find everywhere else. It is thick and flavorful. This is true pastrami like none that I’ve ever experienced outside of New York City. Couple that with a Kosher pickle and the subway tiles on the floor you can almost imagine yourself in the Big Apple. Amazing. Period.
The burger is a double stack of meaty goodness that will make carnivores scream for more. Its thick, meaty, greasy and gooey with all of the artery-clogging fat molecules that one could ever hope for. Everything we had heard was correct – The General Muir burger ranks one of Atlanta’s best. The fries were delicious and work well with both the pastrami and the burger. It’s not a lunch you’d tell your trainer about, but you may call mom just to let her know when she comes to town that you want to take her here.
If you are looking for a trendy, upscale spot without the stuffiness you really need to swing by The General Muir for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and sample the WOW! We think that you’ll be blown away. Guten appetit!