Salt Yard has opened on Peachtree Rd, next door to the new(ish) Watershed in The Brookwood condo building. They share a valet in the parking garage.
They feature – get this – small plates. The menu is slightly worrisome to a seasoned eater. There’s quite a bit of breadth, with little focus except on the size and shareability format. French, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, Southern…it’s all covered.
But I wasn’t there to “review”, just enjoy the company of some friends, all of us just returning from big trips during the month of May. One always inspired member of our group had the idea that we would each share four photos from our trip – people, food, landscape, and anything else crazy or interesting. We looked like dorks with our iPads, but it ended up being an enjoyable and equitable way to share about our vacations.
Service was good. It’s BYOB until they get their license so we brought wine and sake and beer.
Food – There certainly is something for everything, and execution varied, as is the case at new restaurants. Personally, I’d prefer more focus when it comes to dish conception.
Favorites of mine were the octopus, the liver parfait, scallops, kale salad, burrata, and the zeppolis for dessert.
scallops, sunchoke puree