Cafe Intermezzo – Dunwoody

GRADE: A-

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Food – My experience here was absolutely phenomenal. I had the Chicken Florentine which was a grilled breast on a bed of spinach and topped with spinach and artichoke, garnished with roasted red peppers and parmesan cheese. The unique thing about this dish was that how they used the spinach, artichokes, peppers and cheese. It was all used as a light garnish/seasoning rather than just a bunch of ingredients chopped and loaded on top of the chicken. Even in addition to the well-designed dish, it was executed with perfection too. The chicken was very juicy and perfectly cooked as well as the spinach. It was perfect. Afterwards I had the cheesecake for dessert. If you haven’t been in to try the dessert and do their pastry walk, I highly recommend it. Even if you don’t want an entrée, go in for dessert. You won’t be disappointed.  Food gets an A+

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Ambiance – This place had a great outdoor patio. I couldn’t even imagine eating inside with such a lovely outdoor dining area. The décor here perfectly matches what I would have in mind for a traditional European café. It was great and I am sure I will be back here many times, in part due to the atmosphere here. It’s perfect for a date, a business meeting, or just a relaxing evening with your friends. Ambiance gets an A+

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Service – Of the reviews I see of this restaurant and talking to others who have been here, a common complaint is slow service. I experienced this slow service myself. Now if you have ever been to a foreign café you know that compared to the USA, the service is much slower. Some meals can take 3-4 hours. So I am torn between trying to admire the slow service for contributing to the authentic European café experience or dislike it because we had longer waits than we liked here. Whatever you prefer just expect good service but slower than normal. Service gets a B-

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Price/Quality – It was $75 for me and my date. 4 glasses of wine, one entrée and two desserts. I felt it was fair. The entrée was $10 and glasses of wine were around $7 each. The only thing that might surprise you is the dessert which was around $15 per dessert. Now that may seem a little steep but once you see and taste the dessert here, you will gladly pay the price. For my experience and what we got, I had no problem with the bill and will return very soon. Price/Quality gets a B

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Uniqueness – Another authentic European café in Atlanta? I can’t think of one. Even among all restaurants in Atlanta the food here was incredible and the ambiance was among the top. It was great enough experience and unique enough that I will be back here many times. In fact I think I have found a new favorite first date spot. Uniqueness gets an A

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