The Hotel Clermont
I feel like calling it The Clermont is just wrong. The Clermont Lounge will always be "The Clermont". The new boutique hotel, complete with roof top bar and fancy restaurant, opened this month in place of the seedy roach motel that it used to encompass. Our anniversary was the day after the grand opening so we decided to celebrate it with dinner at the new 5 star Tiny Lou's. Jeb Aldrich is the chef and I have been dying to get to Noble Fin when he was there and never made it. Now I know what all the fuss is about.
Tiny Lou was a dancer at the old Hotel's Gypsy Room, which was there before the now infamous current strip club, The Clermont Lounge. She was notorious for being the girl who refused to dance for Hitler. She is featured on the plates, as well as the anniversary card that was given to us from the staff.
We arrived a little early so we were able to experience the roof top before and after dinner. The bartender is outstanding. One of the best in the city. It had just stopped raining so we actually had plenty of room to move around up top which almost never happens.
The drinks are amazing and strong!
Now let's talk about the food!
Get the bread service. For real the tastiest bread we ever ate. My daughter loves baking and bread so we had to bring her a slice back. It was hard to not eat it all!
No pictures of the food because we devoured it. Y'all this is the best dang food I have ever eaten, evah! Shane had the Steak Frites. I had the Skate Wing (which was substituted with Red Snapper, my fave fish). I do not even eat beef but man, I would eat steak every day if it tasted like that! The fish has a pistachio sauce that was so darn delish. Our app was Frisee Aux Lardons. Do not let the description scare you away (poached egg on dark chicken). I never knew an egg could taste like that.
Dessert? Yes please.
A strawberry-ginger sorbet. Not too sweet, not too weird. All I can say is this meal was worth every penny.
As with everything else that is Atlanta these days, the hotel has been gentrified. I would not hang out here on the reg. At least the roof is free, unlike PCM. I would however return for the seedy basement fun because The Clermont Lounge is one of the few things left of the real ATL.
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