REVIEW: There Bar & Eatery, Brookhaven, DeKalb
Our readers know of our skepticism when it comes to bar food and gastropubs in general. I hoped when I visited There Bar & Eatery I’d be surprised like when we reviewed Venkman’s in the Old Fourth Ward. I met with a client on Monday who was raving about the burger he had at There in Brookhaven and he insisted I try it. Yes, you might notice it is in Brookhaven Towne Center where we reviewed Olive Bistro Mediterranean Café last week.
My co-worker that I normally go to lunch with and I proceeded, not understanding what we were getting ourselves into. I have to admit that even the tagline “Bar & Eatery” tended me to think “bar food” and clinch my teeth in anticipation of what was to come. Read on, and be as surprised as I was.
My friend ordered the There Burger which is a grass-fed beef burger with the Rosemary and Garlic Fries from the lunch menu. I am trying to behave myself, so I ordered the Bison Burger (bunless) and Grilled Asparagus.
When the food arrived, the first thing that caught me was the presentation. I could tell just from looking at how this food was plated that we had wandered far off the typical bar food path. One bite of my Bison Burger and the seasoned taste struck me, coupled with the flavors of the cheese and spicy mayo. It was marvelous. My friend shared that he liked it better than the FarmBurger we went to a few weeks ago. The Grilled Asparagus was pretty awesome and reminded me alot of the asparagus we had at Reel Seafood.
We went into There with an ugly predisposition and we were surprised at how great the food was and we have to proclaim – this is not bar food. Give There Eatery & Bar in Brookhaven a shot – you won’t be disappointed! Guten appetit!