Oysters, caviar, top-notch cocktails, and a heaping helping of Southern hospitality. That’s Kimball House summed up for you. This Decatur staple located in a renovated train depot is renowned for its seasonal cocktails, so the menu is always changing. But favorites like the Afternoon Delight with absinthe, basil brandy, peach, lemon, honey, and cava or the Parisian Fizz with gin, lemon, absinthe, and champagne are worth tracking down.
Found in a former train station, the stylish Kimball House has been lauded nationally for everything from its design to its oyster menu and (especially) its cocktail program. The oyster selection is one of the best in the city with bivalves hailing from Maine to the Gulf Coast to Washington. The cocktail list includes classics like the French 75 (made with cognac, lemon, and carbonated picpoul) and innovative creations like Guava Batida (a concoction of mezcal, white guava, lime, and falernum).