Yes, Kimball I know. Waiting on artwork. But! Betimes, in the wake of the OSYROMSR posts of one-star Yelp reviews of Michelin-starre restaurants the Cod does not get to visit very often, I thought it would be fun to look a little closer to home. With Whitney Otawka at the help, Farm 255 in Athens, Ga has emerged as one of my favorites. Otawka is an Acheson vet, staged w/ St. Tom, and is serious but not pedantic about her food. The cinetrix and I had a chance to look in yesterday, had a ridiculous egg thing, absurd homemade ricotta, a delicious charcuterie plate, etc. I find it hard to imagine not enjoying a meal here, but it can be done, if you're Tina P!
Not impressed. We had a reservation for new years eve where the menu was set. This is the only time I have ever been here so my opinion is a bit biased, but nothing on the menu was worth the price. We had a table of ten so everything on the menu was ordered and shared...and not a single thing was worth the $30 per plate price (just for the a-la-carte main course not including sides and libations)...my tummy was still growling after dinner....it's too bad bc I was very excited to try the "farm to fork" concept...but everybody was very disappointed...and after a hefty $80 check per couple, we ended up at 5 guys stuffing our starving faces with cheeseburgers.
Wow. A $40/guest total on New Year's Eve and you're not Cheesecake Factory full? Call Amnesty International. People who review Kroger and their dentist on Yelp may not dig Farm 255, but I recommend it for the rest of you.