Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar is serving up delicious comfort food in a niche, relaxed, lodge-styled environment. I visited the Dunwoody location, next to Perimeter Mall. As soon as you walk up you are greeted by a red fire hydrant with a glass case showcasing the restaurant's specials. This was the perfect restaurant to enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The cozy leather hightops and cushioned booths provided the right amount of comfort as I prepared to dig into my meal. Each table had a painted dog paw on it.
The cocktail menu was really impressive and was a leather-bound book of at least five pages of craft cocktails, liquors, sangrias, wines, and beers. The menu was broken down into starters, salads, small plates, soups, noodles, bowls, sandwiches, burgers, sides, fish, chicken, meat, and sweet tooth (desserts). The signature dishes and drinks are highlighted in orange on the menu like the "Southern Fried Chicken Salad". Lazy Dog also has a lunch menu served daily until 4 pm and brunch on weekends between 9 am and 2 pm.
For cocktails, I started with the Smoked Maple Bacon Old Fashioned with housemade bacon-washed tin cup mountain whiskey, cedar smoke, Montenegro amaro liqueur, bitters, maple syrup, and bacon candy. Then I tried the Orange Tang Margarita made with Lunazul tequila, orange tang, triple sec, housemade sweet + sour, and fresh orange. Then it was time for starters and I tried three. My first was the Fried Hush puppies - potato mash, bacon, jack, cheddar, onions, and Tapatio crema first. Next, I had the Crispy Deviled Eggs that were lightly fried, topped with smoked paprika + bacon candy. Then I tried the Street Corn Fries - crispy french fries topped with melted mozzarella, tajin-lime sauce, charred sweet corn, tomatoes, queso blanco + fresh cilantro. Finally, it was time for entrees and I went with the Fettuccine Alfredo with a parmesan chardonnay cream sauce and added shrimp and chicken. I wrapped up with the BBQ St. Louis Style Pork Ribs, tender st. louis style ribs flash-fried until crispy, brushed with molasses BBQ sauce, peanut sesame slaw, and umami fries. Boy was I stuffed and ready for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Some of the art I enjoyed was the cowgirl riding a horse, a neon fluorescent "America" sign featuring license plates across the U.S., the metal dog statue, and various dog paintings throughout the restaurant. Features to look out for a Lazy Dog. T.V. Dinners are available for purchase that are frozen, ready to be placed in your freezer, and eaten whenever you like. By buying five and getting one free your freezer will be stocked! Super dog-friendly and sunny patio! I will be visiting again and bringing my dog!
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