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Comfort Food with comfortable prices at Lenox Square Grill

Lenox Grill
Lenox Grill
Lenox Square Grill

Atlanta offers an array of exotic eats, but sometimes, the country girl in me just craves home cooking. Recently, I was thrilled to dine at Buckhead’s newest comfort-food spot, Lenox Grill.

Occupying the enormous space in Lenox Mall once filled by The Clubhouse, Lenox Square Grill serves up the usual bar and grill fare—with a southern twist. The menu, like the space itself, is huge. Sandwiches, salads, burgers, entrees, the signature Mac ‘n Cheese Skillets and even brunch—served all day.

Being a southern gal, I pride myself on being a cornbread connoisseur, and nobody makes it better than my Maw-Maw—but Lenox Grill comes close. This appetizer was served in an iron skillet, and offered a generous portion considering the $2.95 price tag. Accompanied by a side of butter, of course, this cornbread was moist, buttery and just plain delicious.

Though a few of the southern-inspired entrees caught my eye, (Beer Can Chicken and True Southern Catfish), I’d heard I had to try one of the Mac ‘n Cheese skillets. Reasonably priced from $6-$7, the skillets are offered in a variety of options—from the Beans and Franks skillet to the Cajun Shrimp skillet. I tried the Loaded Potato variety, served with bacon, potatoes, scallions, sour cream and topped with bread crumbs.

The portion was more than enough for one, but I somehow managed to make room for it all. Mac ‘n cheese isn’t rocket science, but Lenox Grill’s version was creamy and not Velveeta-y, and the skillet was baked to perfection with a crispy, delicious layer of melted cheese and bread crumbs on top.

The B.F. had the Chicken Philly, which was good, but a bit messy. With a mere $8.95 price tag, this nearly foot-long sandwich sure beats the Philly’s at most other bar and grills.

Sides include the usual suspects: fries, mashed potatoes and sweet potato fries, mixed in with some traditional southern-style sides like cinnamon apples, green beans and collard greens. The B.F. had the sweet potato fries, which were crispy and sweet, with a little too much grease.

Desserts include icebox pies like Blackberry, Peach and Pecan, as well as Root Beer and Coke Floats and Milkshakes. The B.F. and I split a sundae-shop sized Chocolate Milkshake—a steal at only $2.95.

Service was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food came out in a timely manner. We were shocked when the bill came, as our entire bill—20% tip included—was less than $30.

Being a gal that loves tasty food at a reasonable price, I’ll definitely be making repeat trips to Lenox Grill. The brunch menu looks promising and the massive bar is the perfect place to get drunk after a day of fighting holiday-shopping crowds in Lenox Mall. Getting through the winter will be a whole lot easier with the warm comfort food—and cheap prices—at Lenox Square Grill.

                                                             ~Blair Branch

Lenox Grill is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and is located at 3393 Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

The crew from A Social Mess is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party at Lenox Grill, with tickets for only $65! Check out the details at A Social Mess.com.

Comments

  • Bethany Atlanta Relationships Examiner 4 years ago

    Hah! Haven't been there, but the home cookin' sounds fabulous!

  • Sam 4 years ago

    Can't wait to try out the Southern Fare offered. Sounds Great, with a great price tag.