Fodor's Expert Review The National

$$$ Athens American

Owned by Chefs Peter Dale and Hugh Acheson, this refined but casual eatery evokes the atmosphere of a European café with its Mediterranean-inspired dishes that make creative use of local ingredients. Prosciutto-wrapped grilled figs, hummus with lamb, and slow-roasted beef hanger steak are a few favorites. The ever-changing vegetable plate is pretty spectacular, too. Wine is a focus at the bar, with flights available for those craving variety. Local craft beers from Creature Comforts and Terrapin also figure prominently.

American Trendy Intimate Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater $$$

Quick Facts

232 W. Hancock Ave.
Athens, Georgia  30601, USA

706-549–3450

www.thenationalrestaurant.com

Known For:
  • Mediterranean-inspired fare
  • Creative use of local and seasonal ingredients
  • Laid-back, wine-sipping environment
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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