Review of Top Floor (TOP FLR)

Top Floor in Midtown
674 Myrtle St.
(Intersection of Ponce de Leon & Myrtle St.)
Atlanta, GA 30308

Becca and Kristy dined at Top Floor on 8/3/2007.

What did you order? How was your food?

Kristy and I ordered Stella Artois to drink. We started our meal with an Artisan Cheese Plate. It was served on an attractive, modern dish presented at an angle. The cheese plate was delicious and included an exquisite, airy blue cheese; shallots; a mild layered-goat cheese; peppercorn relish; and a French cow's milk cheese that resembled cheddar. Kristy thought the peppercorns were an acquired taste, but loved everything else.

For our entrees and sides, I had Hanger Steak with Potato Gnocchi. My steak was tender and cooked perfectly, garnished with a sprig of thyme. The gnocchi was scrumptious! I am a comfort food fan, so the buttery but complex flavor of the gnocchi and cherry tomatoes was just what I wanted with the steak.

Kristy ordered Grilled Salmon with Asparagus and Tomatoes. She said it was cooked to perfection. The salmon was topped with olives, onions, and capers. She detected a light basil taste as well, and overall found the entire dish to have a fascinating mix of flavors.

Top Floor's dessert menu is a lot of fun. There is a truffle list, filled with interesting choices, and a nightly chocolate dessert menu. The Chef de Patisserie, Taria, creates these delights. Kristy tried the Boca Negra, a flourless chocolate cake served with tobacco-infused ice cream, and I had the Raspberry Mud Cake.

My dessert was very tasty. It came with a scoop of chocolate ice cream and a generous portion of sauce. Kristy's flourless chocolate cake was the crowning moment of the evening, though. Our hats off to Chef Taria for her perfect dessert! Kristy was so enthralled that she exclaimed, "I cheated on my fiance with this cake!"

Describe your impressions of the service. Was anything exceptionally good (or bad) about the quality of service you received?

Service was great. Everyone at Top Floor is friendly and attentive. The Chef de Patisserie and the owner checked on us to make sure we were enjoying everything.

What do you think of the decor and atmosphere?

Decor is trendy and chic. Menus and tables are cream with black-edging. Small candles dot the room and the windowsills. Gorgeous Asian-inspired murals adorn the walls, and one wall is black with a damask pattern straight out of Edgar Allen Poe. A pleasant atmosphere.

Was this a good value?

Yes, Top Floor serves cutting-edge cuisine at a reasonable price.

This restaurant is best for (Choose all that apply)

* Trendy
* Good food
* Outdoor

* Romantic
* Special occasion


Kristy: Amazing! 10/10

Becca: Lovely! 9.5/10 for cutting-edge cuisine.

Reviewed by Rebecca M.

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