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Review of Common Quarter


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Review of Common Quarter

jboeke | Mar 10, 2014 05:46 AM

Went to Common Quarter this weekend - new restaurant in Marietta opened by the team behind Muss & Turners and Local 3. I would call this well-executed Southern food, but not modern or fancy, which is probably what you'd expect from these guys. I started with the roasted carrot salad, which was a really nice surprise. The carrots we charred a bit with some spice rub on them, but still a bit firm in the middle. Served over a bed of greens with thin slices of radish and golden beets, chunks of avocado, sprinkled with pepitas and finished with a dollop of sour cream. Yummy and fresh! A nice transition from winter to spring in a salad. I had the pork shoulder, which was fall apart wonderful and tender, served over some super creamy polenta with roasted broccoli. I think the polenta was my favorite part of the dish. Hubby had 2 4oz. filets of trout over celery root puree with brussel sprouts and apples. The mouthful was wonderful mix of flavors and textures, so I gave him credit for ordering the better dish. We shared cornbread with pot likker which was a really nice touch - thin cornbread sitting in the greens and likker was exactly what you want on the side of a Southern meal. We also tried the lobster farro-and-cheese dish, which was unimpressive. While the farro held up as a nice sub for pasta, the cheese sauce was not enough to make it interesting and the lobster just laid on top felt out of place. Won't get it again. Dessert was good too - chocolate mousse cake with berry puree and chocolate sauce was exactly what my chocolate-loving hubby wanted. I didnt' take my kids this time, but the atmosphere would have allowed for it and I saw a kids menu online, which was surprising. All in all i think this will be a great addition to East Cobb dining. $90 for 2, but only 1 cocktail was ordered.

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