Food and Wine magazine recently listed “America’s best lobster rolls” and The Optimist in Atlanta was one of their picks. Since I love a good lobster roll and we were in Atlanta for a wedding we had to check this place out.
Maine Lobster Roll
I am so glad this lobster roll lived up to the list. The lobster was tender and sweet and was lightly dressed. The roll was perfectly toasted. The only sad thing was, when I finished it up, I knew I was not going to have a good roll like this anytime soon. The dish came with a side of fries, but I added a side of salad and skipped the fries.
Shaved Celery & Herbs, Banyuls Vinaigrette
It was a nice salad and I specially enjoyed the dressing.
Blackened Whiting sandwich, Slaw, Fries
I took a picture of this dish, but the aliens stole it!!
My husband had the blackened fish sandwich and he really enjoyed it. I tried the fries and it was nice and crisp.
Our waiter was really friendly, polite and helpful. You could really feel the Southern hospitality. Vey different from the typical service you get back home in Southern California!