La Fourchette is the new "Bistro/Lounge" located at 3133 Piedmont Road. I think it opened this week. Calling it a "lounge" probably isn't a great word choice because the restaurant is really pretty and deceptively so from the outside. I think this space used to be Agnes and Muriels or just sitting empty for awhile. According to our waiter, the tables, chairs, etc. all came from Joel, as well as the executive chef (Jeffrey Wall) and the wine picked out by Perrine, Joel's former sommelier.
We had a great experience for a just-opened restaurant. All of our food was well-executed and incredibly delicious. Two at the table had Grilled Loup de Mer with leeks, crispy fingerlings, mussels and a saffron emulsion. It was perfect. I had a beautiful endive salad with watercress, candied Georgia pecans, local chevre with a cider vinagrette. Once I noticed the black truffle french fries listed on the sides, that was all I could think about. It turned into my entree and it didn't disappoint. Another in our party had slow cooked salmon on top of french beans, organic farro and a mushroom vinaigrette. It too was delicious. I thought the menu items were reasonably priced from $17-27.
The wine list looked nice, but we had already come from a champagne reception and didn't need to imbibe any more than we already had.
The service was great, but we were one of only three tables in the restaurant at 830p so I would have expected nothing less. They seemed very eager to please and gave us two delicious desserts on the house -a Tunisian Beignet and a cannoli filled with coffee cream.
I would love to see this restaurant survive because I can walk to it from my home. Well - I can walk to a lot of restaurants from here, but this one is the closest... We will definitely be back and take our friends.
Oh, the website is www.lafourchetteatlanta.com