Atlanta is a great place to be social. There is always something fun to do and too many restaurants to try. I recently found one of my new favorite go-to spots in midtown. TOP FLR is located in a cozy two-story brick building on the corner of Myrtle and Ponce De Leon. The restaurant/bar offers tons of specialty drinks along with delicious bistro dishes, pizzas and salads.
When my friends and I walked in, we were not greeted immediately and didn’t really know where to go. Finally, a few moments later, a bartender asked us if we would like a table and we were seated by another employee. We browsed the drink menu, but weren’t sure on what to order, so we asked our waiter for suggestions. He was very good about tailoring his suggestions to our preferences and we all settled on drinks. I ordered the Strange Horse and it was very tasty; everyone at the table enjoyed it.
While we waited for everyone to get to the restaurant, we ordered the mussels as an appetizer. It was served in a coconut-line soy broth with fresh, hot bread on top. As the time passed, I began to realize that we were the only group at Top Flr for dinner. This place is definitely a date night spot. In fact, our table even got some looks for being a little loud. About half an hour later, our last group member arrived and we ordered.
My friend Stacy and I decided to split the Top Flr Mac N Cheese (sharp cheddar, smoked gouda and spicy panko crust) and Smokey Tomata Pizza (grilled onion, goat cheese and fresh mozzarella). Allison went with a fresh salad, the Local Lettuce Blend (asian pear, fromage blanc, pistachio and honey lavender dressing) while another friend opted for the Spanish Chorizo Flat Bread (queso fresco, tomatillo, pickles shallots and jalapeno). We were all very pleased with what we ordered and were equally amazed by the rich flavors of our dishes. After all was said and done we each rated our experience with high marks.