Saints and Council is a great spot for good friends to get together over craft dishes, cocktails, and conversation (and no agenda) to spend as much time as they want in a relaxed environment. The atmosphere is the perfect blend of work and play and is located in the heart of Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta. Inside Saints and Council you will find modern-day decor, impressive vaulted ceilings, a warm fireplace, and dinner tables that remind you of home. Outside there is an airy patio featuring a fireplace and greenery. I recommend Saints and Council for an elevated date night, weekend with friends or after-work socializing. What I tried at @saintscouncil :
The bubbly was Faire La Fête Brut from Limoux, France. Then I tried four signature cocktails. My favorite was the Saints of Summer which had a strawberry shrug.
I tried three shared plates. I went with the Local Burrata for my first shared plate which had burrata, asparagus ribbons tossed in white balsamic, basil oil, chili oil, and grilled crostini.
Then I tried the chilled seafood platter featuring stone crab, ten jumbo shrimp, mussels, stone ground mustard, and cocktail sauce. Next, I had crispy pepper jelly glazed belly with braised collards, jalapeno cheddar polenta cake, pepper jelly, and glazed pork belly
Afterward, it was time for entrees and I tried three. I tried the North Georgia Trout a grilled trout with pepper beurre blanc, and arugula with warm bacon vinaigrette. Then it was time for Chimichurri Lamb Chops which were grilled lamb lollipops, mint chimichurri, green mini garbanzo, potatoes, cilantro mint yogurt, blistered grape tomatoes, and feta. I wrapped up with the Berkshire pork Tomahawk with fennel honey sauerkraut, peach mostarda, and haricot verts.
The sweet ending was dessert! I had the Cast Iron Strawberry Shortcake which was a sweet biscuit in a cast-iron skillet, strawberry jam, macerated strawberries, and vanilla ice cream. I also had Peanut Butter Pie a peanut brittle crust with creamy peanut butter mousse filling served with peanut butter-infused whipped cream and peanut butter mudslide cookies.