Bar Margot, popular chef Ford Fry’s hotel restaurant, is located in the Four Seasons Midtown Atlanta.
Disclosure: My meal at Bar Margot was complimentary.
The staff at Bar Margot couldn’t have been more friendly or accommodating, from our server, to the bartender, everyone was pleasant and a delight to interact with.
After a long day, I was ready for a cocktail, and the Gin Margot, Bar Margot’s twist on a gin and tonic, hit the spot. It was incredibly refreshing, but enough to make me feel the alcohol kick in. That’s a staple on the menu but the other cocktails are fabulous as well. Pictured below is the Old Cuban. The combination of rum, lime, mint and champagne was delightful.
A crab toast with large chunks of crab are presented with creamy avocado. I’d order this again and again, it’s dreamy. Another fabulous starter at Bar Margot with a generous portion, is the steamed mussels (see picture below). I don’t love kalamata olives, but it was easy to avoid them and just enjoy the spicy broth.
Next up was the Lamb Tartare. There was a delicious Asian spice in the tartare that was divine. And they aren’t stingy at Bar Margot with the tartare. Even with these share plates we were relatively full. Now if they could just make the potato chip taco shell like at Hampton + Hudson…
Oh and above right, how gorgeous is this Octopus? The citrus and saffron aioli that this is served with was a winning combo. Glen loved the citrus of the grapefruit to the cut the salt and I enjoyed the saffron aioli for the same purpose!
I’ve had Bar Margot’s ribeye before, which was delicious. My friend even remarked it was the best steak he’d ever had. On my most recent visit, I went for fish instead. The swordfish was plentiful and served with fried okra. Being a Ford Fry restaurant and located in a hotel, you might assume dining here would be ridiculously expensive, but staying in the share plates and “bread + flour” section of Bar Margot, you can have a delightful and quite reasonably priced meal.
Bar Margot was hopping on the Friday night when I visited and those cozy booths they have make you want to lean in closer to your date. Service was spectacular throughout the entire evening, very impressive for hotel dining. Bar Margot is an incredible destination for both locals and out of towners.
Tip: If you happen to be staying at the Four Seasons and getting an Uber to pick you up, put in Bar Margot as the destination rather than the hotel, otherwise your driver may get lost.
Bar Margot website
75 Fourteenth Street
Atlanta, GA 30309