If you’re looking for great food in an equally impressive atmosphere, head to 101 Steak. Located in the heart of Vinings, the restaurant’s vibe is a combination of a friendly neighborhood bar and fine dining.
“Our service is amazing. The servers do their jobs so well, and everyone cares so much about every guest that comes in here. It’s great southern hospitality,” says Kristen Horner, marketing director for 101 Steak.
Executive chef Joe Ahn brings together traditional steakhouse food with a bit of Asian flair. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, his eclectic background includes developing dishes from many different cultures, including Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and American.
One of 101 Steak’s most popular entrees is the 16-ounce Delmonico. And even though they believe that all you need for a perfect steak is some really good seasoning, sea salt and pepper, they do offer toppings such as caramelized shallots and a smoked blue cheese crust, as well as a variety of different butters and sauces including béarnaise and chimichurri. You can also add a lobster tail and jumbo shrimp to your plate.
The incredible sides, which come in small cast-iron dishes, can be ordered from the á la carte menu and include such favorites as crispy Brussels sprouts with a ginger soy glaze, sweet and spicy jalapeno corn brûlée, and creamy Vermont white cheddar macaroni and cheese.
To go along with your meal, choose from their premium wine list with its more than 100 varieties by-the-glass and more than 50 reserve wines. The Jordan, Prime and Quilt Cabernets pair well with the steaks.
Locally owned, 101 Steak has a low-key feel upstairs with a bar offering live music on the weekends, while the downstairs area features the elegant and intimate main dining room.