Brought to you by the owners of Seven Lamps and Grain, Tavernpointe is a gastropub new to the Midtown area.
Taverpointe resembles the Seven Lamps space in decor but is roomier. Located in the office building of 1545 Peachtree building, across the lobby is a theatre, so you can catch a show after dinner. The music at Tavernpointe is well thought out: it gives a fun vibe and is the perfect volume, not so loud you can’t still carry on a conversation.
Besides many local beers on draft and a terrific selection of wines, all wines are offered by the glass or bottle. Much like GRAIN and Seven Lamps, a lot of thought was put into Tavernpointe’s cocktails. I had the Time Invested cocktail with tequila, pear cordial, aperol, green tea and celery bitters. I thought it might be too many ingredients, which often results in an unappealing taste, but it was balanced perfectly, not too strong or sweet.
Now you could sit at the bar and have cocktails or wine and graze on selections from the Snacks or Appetizers section of the menu and be perfectly satisfied. The bar is huge and is a focal point of the dining room. Plus, items like the Black Mission Figs with bacon, tallegio cheese and balsamic drizzled over or the cumin-cured chicken wings don’t disappoint. If sharing, you may want to double your order of figs as you might get into a fight over who gets the third one. We also tried the Mussels and Spanish Chorizo. Although small, they had a good flavor with saffron and tomato, though there was barely any chorizo to be found. It was a nice touch to get the hand towels to clean our hands after the messy mussels. Wish more restaurants would do this.
Just added to Tavernpointe’s menu is swordfish. Served with a lemon caper butter sauce, it was quite delicious and flaky. A nice departure from how swordfish is normally served. Another dish, the Smoked Duck Breast was definitely a winner. It is served in a tamale and the portion is huge. If you have a couple appetizers, two could easily share this entree.
Make sure you save room to at least share one dessert. A sticky toffee date cake was excellent so were the sorbets. Tavernpointe’s chef makes desserts in house too.
Tip: If you don’t see the valet in front you may have to pull around the the back of the building to find him. The valet was terrific, escorting us with an umbrella from the street to the door to keep us dry! Taverpointe is open for lunch, brunch and dinner.
Disclosure: My meal was complimentary but the opinions expressed are my own.
1545 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309