This is only my second time at Bantam and Biddy, a restaurant in the Ansley Mall. They lived up to their reputation for excellent chicken, but for my money the sides were even better–fresh, house made, and as local as possible. It’s a great menu. And be sure to try something from the dessert case too!
The Spence is located in Midtown Atlanta, near the corner of Fifth and Spring. Executive Chef Richard Blais is so well know I don’t have to tell you about him (or his latest book). The Spence is part of the Concentrics Restaurant group that includes Parish (Inman Park) and Two Urban Licks among other great ATL eateries. With a pedigree like this, the restaurant is bound to be a hit, and of course it is. My day job is in Midtown Atlanta and I needed to take a client out for lunch. I don’t have an expense account so it needed to be both impressive ….. and affordable. The Spence fits the bill perfectly! We were close enough to walk, but they do have valet parking if you need to drive there. Though the menu is wonderful, we both went for the day’s specials:
I only wish I’d had room for dessert!
BTW, “Spence” is an archic term for the buttler’s pantry or larder (from late Middle English: shortening of Old French despense)