Scout Notes: Keep your pants on, Scout: in this case, we're talking about strips of the steak var...Keep your pants on, Scout: in this case, we're talking about strips of the steak variety, not the verb. But for such a sultry spot, the risque name is appropriate. This Atlantic Station hotspot practically vibrates with liveliness, so don't go expecting a typically stuffy steakhouse ambiance (no pinstripe suits! No stuffy white tablecloth decor! No gelatinous creamed spinach on the side!). In this restaurant's case, the energetic atmosphere is as much of a draw as the food, and both have drawn their fair share of buzz over the past few years since setting up shop at the former steel mill. Strip's dramatic tri-level complex features a dining area, a rooftop deck, and dance-worthy upstairs bar and sushi lounge. But no matter where you choose to settle, a full food menu awaits, featuring the best in sushi, steak, and globally inspired dishes. So, even if you skip the dining room and head right to the upstairs dancing action, your tastebuds will be fully satisfied. No teasing here.
The dramatic and cavernous space, which was one of the first to set up shop in Atlantic Station, is what you make of it: a romantic steak dinner for two, melon mojitos and sushi for a group, sangria and dancing to a live DJ on the weekends. Whichever you choose, the experience is bound to be good. Especially if it involves any kind of eating. Chef David Silverman, who has been cooking in Atlanta for years, has put a modern spin on the classic American chophouse menu, sprinkling culinary influences from Asia and the South with finesse. From Indian-inspired tandoori salmon to Southern barbecued ribs, Strip's kitchen hops from culture to culture to come up with creative global fare, in a way that Tom Catherall's restaurants do so well. And don't even get us started on the sushi--the in-house sushi maestros were all trained by Aja's Chef Jimmy Meas, a ninja in the art of the roll. The crowd favorite, hands-down, is the langosta, a beautiful roll with fried lobster tail, avocado, mango, a secret sauce, and more. It's the kind of maki that makes you feel oh-so-worldly just nibbling on it. Tip: for extra worldliness, add Strip's signature melon mojito. You'll be flying first-class on a G6 and speaking six languages in no time.
Langosta Roll, $12.95
Jimmy's Special (Sashimi & rolls), $16.50
Tandoori Spiced Salmon, $16
10-ounce New York Strip, $24
18-ounce Cowboy Ribeye, $32
Sunday & Monday, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.