Cakes & Ale Restaurant

Row 1

155 Sycamore St (at Church St)
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-7994
New American
$ $
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. 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.