by Kasey S. on
Mediocre service. Mediocre food. Great patio. Me and a friend came here for lunch today. I had the Ceviche Trio - the shrimp cocktail was delicious and very authentic much like Parilla on Lamar - but in a higher class establishment. The scallop and white fish ceviche tasted nearly identical and were heavy on the pepper. They didn't seem that fresh and I wasn't amazed. We also had strange service. Half the time we thought our waiter had gone home and were extremely confused. We kept saying "Where is Beto?" to no avail. The margaritas were strong and good. I started with the Swirl Marg (swirled with sangria not strawberry). Very strong. You will definitely feel it after only one. The second was the Mango Marg - sweet and less strong. Better for a lunch affair. I don't think I'd come back it was just okay and there are better places at The Domain.
by Stephen T. on
Ready, set, get ready to wait. They don't take reservations. First, I must note that, as with any new, trendy, hip hot spot, comes the loud and obnoxious "wanna be's." They came in their Accords, BMW's and VWs. As with most of the Atlantans I have seen dining, the guests look like they all pay with separate checks. It is a group unlike any other that strives for individuality and to be the person that laughs the loudest at each table for attention. I digress. After getting to FLIP, we actually left once waiting but decided to come back since the only close restaurants are Bacchanalia $$$$$ or Arbys. After seated, the waitress took a while to find us at our table. But, she made up for it with a smile and nice personality. The food - We ordered the FLIP burgers. The decor - There are very cool framed monitors behind the hamburger bar. The video and music are OK, but not very cool. The rest of the design is minimalistic, 70's modern mixed with baroque romantic. The seating is all Starke brushed aluminum. I noted the sinks I want in my bathroom from Kohler. The food came...the Flip just became Flop. Good luck trying to keep this small burger stack and bun in your hand. Maybe Slide would be a better name for this slippery thing. The taste is good, but you can't really mess up basics and a toasted bun that is buttered. As other revelers have noted, the Tots are "soaked" in oil and salt. Yes, this is ATL trendy at it's best. To top it off, it snowed tonight.