- Category: Brunch, 1st Date Spot
- Cuisine Type: Southern
- Fabulosity Ranking: 5/5
- Price: $
- Best Dish: Red Velvet Pancakes
Museum Bar is exactly what Atlanta needed! A versatile and sexy restaurant that also features a bakery (where you can purchase CamiCakes!), three lounges and a nightclub. Museum Bar is conveniently located near Turner Field and the Atlanta University Center and is open for brunch on Sundays as well as dinner Tuesday-Saturday. I had the opportunity to dine at Museum Bar during Brunch and was highly impressed at how large the restaurant was. The owners of Museum Bar renovated the original Stephen's Missionary Baptist Church and have modernized it with sleek stone walls and sexy gothic columns all encased in the restaurant's 30 foot ceilings. Talk about spacious! There are 3 levels each with its own custom bar. The main dining room being on the second, while the top floor boasts a large and spacious lounge area with a bar for patrons to enjoy cocktails and conversation. The bottom floor of the establishment is a swanky nightclub featuring a dance floor and stage for artists to perform. Museum Bar is the perfect fusion of food and entertainment all wrapped into one beautiful venue. You may be familiar with Museum Bar's executive chef Jason Ellis. Dubbed "The Chef of Atlanta" Mr. Ellis was a contestant on Fox network's hit show Hell's Kitchen and has also attended culinary school in Berlin, Germany. I have to admit Mr. Ellis is extremely talented, not only is he charming he is also has a creative edge that allows him to whip up succulent specialties in the kitchen. My girlfriend and I joined Mr. Ellis and his staff for Sunday Brunch and I just had to order the house specialty Red Velvet Pancakes ($8) that were drizzled with cinnamon roasted pecans, cream cheese butter and maple syrup. Have you ever heard of a better combination?? The pancakes were delightful and I highly suggest trying them when you visit Museum Bar. I also added a side of Turkey Bacon ($3) to my meal. My guest ordered the Fish & Grits ($12) which was comprised of two pieces of seasoned Tilapia fried crisp and served with creamy season grits. We also decided to share an order of the Fried Green Tomatoes ($3). My girlfriend who clearly has a deep love for fried green tomatoes was saddened to learn that the side dish was not accompanied with a red pepper sauce. But to our surprise Chef Ellis came to our table to discuss a sauce that might appeal to our taste buds. My friend told him exactly what she was looking for and within 20 min he had whipped up an amazing sauce for us to dip our fried green tomatoes in. I was truly impressed at his creativity and eagerness to please his customers. The dinner menu at Museum Bar offers a wide range of delicious items including Garlic Calamari ($12), Lobster Tacos ($12), Bourbon Cedar Wood Salmon ($18) and more. I cannot wait to return to Museum Bar and try some of these tantalizing dishes. If you attend school in the Atlanta University Center you DEFINITELY need to visit Museum Bar. It is exactly what our neighborhood needed and delivers a high class environment with exceptional cuisine. I will surely be back to Museum Bar and maybe next time I'll enjoy a cocktail at their legendary vodka bar!