3725 Main St, College Park, GA | Directions 3033733.653608 -84.449606
Great food! But a little on the high end. – This is a great place with great food. Good to impress clients with but terrified to see the bill!
This place is adorable! – Adorable southern restaurant. Sooo-cute decor, really nice service, and delicious food! The Peach-tea I would not order again, but the Tilapia sandwich was amazing! Really close to the Atlanta airport, my friend and I stumbled upon The Pecan by accident. We both were impressed, and left happy and satisfied. If we were not headed to the airport in such a rush we would have stayed for dessert.... Mmmm..
Ripped Off – I am going to make this short. Took a group of people out to eat, made a reservation and 5 people didn't show up. We were charged for the whole group. When I reviewed the bill a couple of days later, mind you not looking for a refund, just looking for them to offset my next event. I was told to bad, I should have mentioned the issue that day. I have taken this same group to several restaurants and when the number is smaller than originally set we only pay for the food we consumed. Too bad the Chef seemed like a nice guy but because of the manager, i will tell everyone I know NEVER to go there.
Patty Label's Favorit – The only white table restaurant i discovered in downtown East Point, and minutes from Atlanta airport
Simply amazing - Tempted to LICK plate – This was absolutely amazing! I never thought I would find a fine dining experience in College Park and on a MAIN STREET! Then here come THE PECAN. I was floored. My entire family was visiting from Nova Scotia Canada and I was taken to the restaurant from a longtime Atlanta transplant. He had also only heard about it but never had gone. I ordered the Loin Chops with Haricots Verts and potatoes. The chops were melting in my mouth and the sauce was something both sweet and tart. I HATE veggies but these "french cut green beans" were crisp and sweet. The potatoes were just dense enough to not make me hungry still. My family had a variety of items including: Chicken dish and Seafood dish. My toddler niece even enjoyed her jasmine parsley rice and she's extremely fussy. For dessert I played it safe because I am not really into nuts so I had the chocolate cake BUT I wish I would have tried the PECAN pie. That pecan pie was ordered by 4 of us and boy did they rave about it. The pecans were strewn throughout the pie and not just on the top. You could actually see the pecans with every bite - very different. My sister ordered peach cobbler - this was her first cobbler ever since growing up in Nova Scotia Canada. Owner/ Chef Tommy also came out to greet us in his tailored suit. The staff was warm and friendly and not pretentious. Everyone dressed wonderfully - the way one should when you are out dining (ties for men and dresses for ladies). My family was so thankful to my close Atlanta transplant who also knew Owner/ Chef Tommy. We were so thankful that my family also invited Chef Tommy to come and visit Halifax, Nova Scotia and Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada. Let me add that I am a columnist and broadcaster who has lived in NYC for 10 years - I would dare put THE PECAN on a Zagat's best eatery anyday! Owner is a MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE former employee - great entrepreneurialship. - Thumbs up from "Victory Waters" of Victory Waters SPEAKS! and "Brother X".
The Pecan must be nuts! – I went to this restaurant around October of 2007. The food is incredibly overpriced for such a small portion of simple items. Though the lamb chops were excellent, the portions were incredibly small and cost about $30+ The sweet tea was, even for me, diabetes inducing. It was so sweet it gave me a headache. I would not recommend this restaurant. If you want to spend $30+ on 3 lamb chops, you'd be better off going to Fogo de Chao, where for $30 You get as much meat as you can handle! lamb, beef, pork, chicken. All excellent. If you happen to be in the college park area and want to dine in, (though not the same type of food) you'll feel much better about your money and the taste and portions of the food at Fina Bistro.
Horendous – I am in from out of town working hard I just wanted a good meal without having to drive downtown. The Pecan looked really promising. I had the green salad, ribeye, grits, and a single glass of wine. The salad was pretty good, basic mesclin greens with some candied pecans, 3 very thin slices of pear, a blue cheese, with a vinegarette. I ordered the steak medium rare it was closer to rare which was fine by me but it was a horrible piece of meat. I have never had such a chewy steak, muchless paid $30 for it. The $30 steak came with nothing, the pepper jack grits I had on the side were good but a seperate charge. Then when the check came I was actually charged $34 for the steak and $12 for the glass of wine that was $10 on the menu. This place was so overpriced I would not even send an enemy there. I cannot imagine how some of the reviews on here are positive.
Fantastic Restaurant – We arrived for a pre birthday celebration. Our party of 8 was seated almost immediately. We had a wonderful time. Our service was excellent, our courses were timed perfectly. The food was well worth the price, especially their unique dinner combinations. The owner pleasantly inquired about our satisfaction. Our wait staff was pleasent, patient and professional. I am very thankful for a great restaurant on the South Side of town. I plan to use this restaurant for a large dinner party.
Not worth it – By far one of the worst dining experiences I?ve had in long time, especially considering the prices. The restaurant has a pretty interior: exposed brick, plush red velvet curtains; elegant without being stuffy. The staff was adequately friendly. But my primary objective when I dine out is the food, which was for the most part abysmally disappointing. The little cornbread muffins and peach biscuits before the meal were delicious, the best part of the meal. Nothing else compared. When our entrees were brought out, we had to ask the hostess for steak knives because our server did not bring them. My lamb chops with mashed potatoes and green beans were mediocre. I thought the lamb was a little tough and gamey, but I?m not a huge connoisseur of lamb chops, so I don?t feel comfortable comparing them to another restaurant. However, my partner ordered the Surf and Turf, and I do feel qualified to comment on the strip steak. It was ordered medium rare, but came out very rare. It was as if the steak had been taken straight out of the refrigerator and slapped on the hot grill for a few seconds, seared on the outside but cold and bluish-red inside. The biggest disappointment of all was dessert. At $10 a slice, I was expecting a lot from the Chocolate Decadence cake. I can?t think of any restaurant in Atlanta that charges $10 for a slice of cake (Ritz Carlton?). It was an average sized slice of moist dark chocolate cake with a thick covering of dark chocolate icing. Sounds great, but honestly it didn?t taste ANY better than a piece of chocolate cake from Publix. No better. When I spoke to a friend the next day and told him we had eaten at the Pecan, he replied that he had eaten there and ordered the Pecan Chicken, and it tasted like it had been bought from Sam?s Club. If the cost of the meal had been something like $40, I wouldn?t have felt so bad. But as it was over twice that much (2 non-alcoholic drinks, 2 entrees, 1 dessert), I feel like I?ve been grossly ripped off.
Excellent Dining Experience! – We went to The Pecan when we had to spend a night in an airport hotel and wanted to go somewhere close for dinner. We had an excellent experience! It was only a short taxi ride away, and the decor was warm and welcoming. The service was terrific and the waitress was friendly and answered both our food and tourist questions graciously. Best of all, the food was delicious and the crab cakes were the best I've had anywhere! We plan to visit The Pecan again the next time we travel through Atlanta.
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