Gary’s Bistro has a new chef, a new menu, and they have Father’s Day specials.
They also have an excellent burger. The deal is, they don’t compress their meat the way most short order cooks do, and that leaves the meat almost melt-in-your-mouth tender.
I spoke about handling burgers this way in my article on the “Bittman burger”. Jimmy of Eat It Atlanta, as well, has touched on the advantages of being gentle when shaping burger patties. Also shown above are the mixed vegetable and grilled asparagus sides.
The service that characterized the restaurant hasn’t changed. It’s still exceptionally good. Staff tells me that part of the menu changes are to produce a more efficient restaurant. If you’ve ever seen any of Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, particularly the episode on the Fish and Anchor (season 5, episode 6), you’ll know that it’s important just from a performance standpoint to have a thematically consistent kitchen. If you try to be too many things to too many people, you end up being half of what you could be with everything you do.
1250 Scenic Highway, Suite 1240
Lawrenceville, GA 30045