Bone’s Restaurant, located in Buckhead, is one of the premier steakhouses in Atlanta. Boasting excellent lunch, dinner, and dessert menus, as well as an ever changing (and growing) wine list, this is a restaurant built for your special night out. Bone’s has been loaded with so many awards and ratings, it almost seems unnecessary to provide one here. After all, with their Zagat rating, what else could really be said?
While it is true that much has already been written, Bone’s Restaurant is a special place and a crown jewel of Atlanta culinary. And hey, if you’ve never been, maybe this will be the review that gets you in the door (especially when you read my story about their service!).
The Bone’s Restaurant Menu
The Lunch Menu: Bone’s offers some great choices for your next business lunch. My suggestion would be to start with either the Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Cocktail, or with the Scotch Smoked Salmon. For your entree, I would in all honestly, skip the sandwiches. They are decent, but not what Bone’s does best. Go for the Crab Stuffed Trout or Seared Scallops instead. You can thank me later.
The Dinner Menu: Perhaps I don’t even need to say it, but the Prime Steaks at Bone’s are incredible, and they very deservedly, get the majority of the fanfare here. They are amazing, and to even the casual steak aficionado, they are a treat. But allow me to let you in on a little secret—they have food on the menu besides steak. While it all may look equally appetizing, here’s a trick: order the Mixed Grill. You will get a Filet Mignon, Lamb, and Pheasant Sausage. That last one, the Pheasant Sausage, is the piece that really sets off the meal.
The Wine List: While Bone’s does offer an excellent selection of wines, I want to offer a tip to the readers who would like to dine there, but not go crazy with the tab. Bring your own wine, and pay the corking fee. You will get your favorite vintage, and save a good bit of money. If money is no object, allow me to suggest the Trimbach “Frederic Emile”, 2001. A very good wine that won’t require a second mortgage.
P.S.: For you techies out there, you are going to love how they deliver the wine list. It is a proprietary iPad app called iCellar.
Bone’s is, admittedly, not the cheapest place to eat. As the old saying goes, though, you get what you pay for. You are going to have amazing service, incredible food, and the feeling that you are important, and nothing else really matters than the meal in front of you, and the friends and family with you.
That feeling alone is worth the cost.
The ambiance of the restaurant makes you feel as if you have discovered some secret speakeasy, and eating there requires a little insider knowledge. It’s a throwback to classic Hollywood in a way, set in the South. It’s a perfect place for anniversaries, adult birthdays, or a romantic evening with a very special someone.
Now, for the moment you have all been waiting for—I am going to tell you a story about the service at Bone’s.
One evening, my wife and I, along with some good friends, had an evening out for a birthday that started at Bone’s. One of our friends, the birthday girl, does not eat red meat, and none of the seafood dishes sounded appetizing to her at the time. She ordered an appetizer and a cocktail, but she really wanted a chicken dish. The only problem? No chicken dishes on the menu.
A while later, the waiter appeared an inquired how she would like her chicken prepared. Of course, she said, “I thought you didn’t have chicken.” Apparently, someone had gone to the grocery store, bought chicken, and they wanted her to have it prepared to her liking. This is the single most amazing bit of service I have ever seen in a restaurant.
Now, please do not assume that they will prepare you a dish that is not on the menu every day. I would imagine it had something to do with her being the guest of honor, but have you heard of too many other places willing to do this? I haven’t, and this commitment to guest satisfaction is on display every day.
Bone’s can be a little tough to find if you are not used to driving through Buckhead. Use the map attached (just zoom in) to help you get an idea of the location.
Worth A Visit?
Not only is Bone’s worth a visit, it’s a must visit. If you live in or around Atlanta, make it a point to go. Just make sure to dress nice, and make some reservations.
Visit Bone’s website for reservation information, and a full menu and wine list by clicking here.