C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar
Don't let the strip-mall location fool you: C&S serves exceptional seafood and steak inside a space that'll transport you to an old-school Manhattan steakhouse with its tiled floor and argyle booths. The extensive menu shows off the background of the two Atlanta food-scene vets at the helm, who boast experience in fine French and American restaurants, particularly in the high-end quality of dishes like shrimp & goat cheese beignets, grilled swordfish, and sautéed grouper picatta. You'll want to order something from the full and fresh raw bar, too, such as oysters, clams, or king crab.
Located in an unassuming shopping center in the Vinings area, C&S is an upscale hidden gem. The restaurant’s interior is luxe with plush seating and wood accents, and has an impressive selection of seafood on display. If you're feeling fancy—and if you're dining here, you probably are—order one of the plateaux de fruits de mer. The "le petite” includes six oysters, six clams, four shrimp cocktails, a one-pound lobster, tuna tartar, and—funny enough—a colossal crab. The “le grand” takes things up a notch even more with 12 oysters, 12 clams, eight shrimp cocktails, a two-pound lobster, tuna tartar, and a colossal crab. They also make a killer Old Fashioned with Michter's rye, 18.21's Prohibition Bitters, demerara syrup, filthy cherry juice, and burnt orange peel.