HD1 is housed in a cute building on Highland Avenue, about one block south of the Highland-Ponce De Leon intersection. The menu is mostly on the wall, on a blackboard as you enter. Though it’s a bar, there is no draft beer. That said, HD1 has plenty of craft and industrial beer options. The food? Let’s take a look.
If you think of the restaurant as a long rectangle, with one side having a long window facing the road, then there is a bar on the opposite side. There is a long shared table in the middle, and small tables circling the bar and big table, mostly towards the window side of the building. Any complaints I’ve had in the past about Flip’s lousy seating are also true here, but if you arrive early enough, it works. Then, the people press isn’t bad enough to intrude with this light hearted cuisine, and on our trip, table mates were both polite and engaging.
I was having trouble finding dogs and food with just the right stuff. The Haute Dog looked like a winner, but ended up ordinary. And maybe an ordinary dog is okay at a Super Target, but not here. The Chicago style dog just was a better food option. The pickles were good, and were fresher and crisper than supermarket pickles. The winner of all the items was the waffle fries poutine.
Creative, light hearted, not hard on the pocketbook. This place is close enough to Little Five Points to merit a stop or two when you visit.
664 Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306