TEN Atlanta is all over unexpected food combos. If something on the menu – like a chicken sandwich, for instance – seems ho-hum at first, take another gander. Yessir, that would be a sandwich with pickled carrot-daikon, cilantro and basil aioli. Not so plIt's not everyday that a couple dozen cultures collide peacefully, and the same goes for their respective cuisines. But at TEN Atlanta in Midtown, that's all about to change. The swanky space right off 10th Street opened its doors earlier this year, but it wasn't until about three months ago that they brought in Asian fusion connoisseur and former Buford Highway restaurant owner Chef Duc. Within a matter of weeks he'd gracefully woven his French-inspired Vietnamese expertise with Thai, Japanese, Italian and Irish fare. And it worked. Regulars are already digging the East-meets-West menu, and the space offers luxurious, comfortable seating and elegant decor.
Though items on the menu like burgers and chicken sandwiches may seem ho-hum at first, take another gander. That's a burger with an Asian twist – namely mint and cilantro. And the chicken sandwich? Think pickled carrot-daikon, cilantro and basil aioli. And now that we have your attention, there's also a delightful Bangkok Curry… with lobster. Yessir, these are the sort of cross-cultural food combos that we dream about. But if you, like us, started pinching yourself in disbelief – you should stop. It looks kinda weird.
Fisherman's Stew, $16
Tuna Tataki, $18
Bangkok Curry, $17
Seafood Carpaccio, $12
Paris Beef Rillettes, $8
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