I have said it before, and I will say it again. Alpharetta’s culinary scene has been pushing hard in the right direction the past few years. Chain restaurants are slowly being overlooked for hipper mom-n-pop destinations, that are now popping up in the affluent suburb with greater success than ever before.
Places like newly opened Anabelle’s Table (5530 Windward Pkwy #101, Alpharetta, Tel: 470.719.9993) that were once mostly snubbed by soccer moms, have now become the norm.
The kitchen philosophy at this swank Alpharetta newcomer is to offer their suburbanite guests a straight-up delicious menu that has the local farmers’ dirty little finger prints all over it — great names such as White Oak Pastures and Goat Lady Dairy, just to name a few.
So, a meal here will understandably be a tad pricier than your average neighborhood restaurant in the burbs, but there are bargains to be had if you aren’t one of the lucky one’s who has the means to splurge on a wallet-busting Berkshire pork chop ($30) or rich, fork tender filet mignon pepper steak ($25).
Pop in during weekday lunch hours for a $10 soup and sandwich combo — the perfect poor man’s way to give that hearty, Texas-style venison chili a go. Or, take a stab at the Cluck-n-Gobble Balls, a lean mixture of White Oak Pastures chicken and turkey meatballs, topped with tangy housemade marinara and mozzarella cheese.
I like the lunch deal. In fact, at that price, I’d probably say that I love it.
My only complaint so far with this restaurant is that the stark white open dining room gives a cold, sort of stiff vibe. But the staff is mostly warm and friendly, which does help offset.
If the kitchen at this new Alpharetta eatery can keep kicking out the quality food they are currently putting out, Anabelle’s Table should have no problem overcoming it’s chilly dining room and well on its way to being a significant neighborhood restaurant — the kind of restaurant Alpharetta foodie soccer moms need.