Hey gang, I know it’s been a while since I linked to my restaurant reviews on the travel web site UpTake.com … well, it’s time I got back in the habit. To kick it off, here is a review of Steel Restaurant and Lounge in Midtown Atlanta:
The first thing you notice when you walk into Steel Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown Atlanta is that, despite its proximity to the Georgia Tech campus, this isn’t a place students will frequent with any, er… well, frequency. Wait tables, sure, but actually sit down and dine? Probably not.
This is in no way to say the place isn’t good—it’s pretty fantastic, actually, but I’ll get to that in a bit—but your average college student isn’t going to have the cash on hand to make this the place to go after a particularly hard engineering exam. Steel has style, and you don’t get that trendy, Midtowny look on the cheap. This Asian-themed establishment is gunning for the lunch and after-work crowd from, oh, let’s say PriceWaterhouse Coopers or the Atlanta Federal Reserve.
OK, so, admittedly, Britt, Willie and I are not exactly your captains of industry, but we were hungry last Tuesday and Britt wanted sushi. Until recently, I didn’t know that Steel served sushi. I just know of it as a restaurant a couple of blocks from the office I pass by every evening on my way hone. But having been clued in, I suggested we give it a try. Additionally, we all acquired “Privileged Member Cards” from The Midtown Alliance,” which will get us 10-percent off at participating Midtown businesses. The back of our cards says Steel is participating, so we made the three-block walk and ducked inside.
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