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.
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.