Cakes & Ale Restaurant

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Details
155 Sycamore St (at Church St)
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-7994
New American
$ $
Hours
Tue–Thu: 6:00 PM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 5:30 PM–Midnight

Much as its name indicates, this restaurant serves such fare as cakes and ale with a high-quality focus. It's a sort of down-to-earth place, fitting into that category of relatively higher-end restaurants that aim to be as comfortable and unpretentious as diners.

-Arthur Newbould

Foursquare Tips

  • The restaurant's fresh, wood-fired North Carolina trout with a heap of flavor-packed bacon and scallion housemade mayo was a no-brainer for CL's 100 dishes list.
  • The lunch-only grain bowl from Atlanta's resident vegetable whisperer chef David Sweeney is an ever-changing composition of honest goodness and one of CL's 100 Dishes!
  • Make sure to check out the Roasted Carrot and Carrot Puree, pac choi & kale, pear, pomegranate seeds, green onion, cilantro, coriander seed vinaigrette. Yum!
  • This is the kinda place where you could easily say "bring me anything" and you would enjoy it. Ask for a tawny port with dessert. You'll be happy you did.
  • crispy quail was quite good.
  • An "Indian Summer" or "A Perfect Day" await, or if you're feeling frisky, how bout a "Cloak & Swagger"? The bar may be longer, but the menu remains short and sweet.
  • So far my favorite place in Atlanta. I have gone head over heels for their swordfish dish. The fried collard greens appetizer is amazing also... Say yes to their endless supply of free bread!!
  • A short appetizer roster that includes two standouts: arancini (rice fritters) flavored with fennel pollen and okra, sliced longways, crisp fried, and served with a bullet of buttermilk ranch.
  • Aroncini are a must get. Grown up version with fennel pollen and lemon zest. Whole.new.level. Stop by the bakery to take away sweet treats for the next day. Well deserved top 10 restaurant 2012
  • Amazing meal from start to finish. One of the best restaurants in Atlanta.
  • Try the pt. And the lamb. And the trout with bacon mayo. (But ask the waiter to filet the trout for you). End scene.
  • The Oatis is pretty much Little Debbie's sprinkled with crack. Chase it with an Orval for a true F.K. experience.
  • The recently relocated restaurant continues to capture the local food loving hearts of Atlantans, who seem to prefer substance and ease over style and status. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Great Desserts!
  • Great bar - and food is locally farmed. My fave.
  • Good was amazing. All fresh and seasoned to perfection. Amazing place.
  • Its the best date-night spot around. But the main reason for the love is the adjacent Cakes & Ale Caf, an all-day spot serving feel-good, vegetable-heavy lunches plus the fudgiest brownies.
  • For a down to earth restaurant experience, Cakes & Ale aims to please with the philosophy of no frills, good food made with the finest ingredients.
  • Topping our list of hottest restaurants in Atlanta is Cakes & Ale Restaurant. As for the cake, try the delicious almond flavor. End your night with the masterfully made inquisition cocktail.
  • There have been some changes, but Cakes & Ale continues to capture the local food-loving hearts of Atlantans who prefer substance and simplicity over style and status.