Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Daily highlight #78: Six feet under but better - Restaurant: Steamhouse Lounge

Blais's old midtown spot (where element used to be) found new life as the location for Buckhead transplant Steamhouse Lounge. Never have I seen this place so packed. Finally the roomy patio of this great building gets the love it deserves.

As the name suggests, Steamboat Lounge is seafood centric. Birthday girl A ordered up plenty of five dollar oysters, the Wednesday night special. You know what, these gulf oysters were actually briny, fresh, and all around damn good in the heat of August. We also asked for a pot of boiled seafood to share. My photo doesn't nearly do justice to the size of this 12 inch dutch oven. Generously filled to above the rim with oysters, mussels, shrimps, and crab legs, there was something for everyone. Luckily no one fought me for the crab legs. While I nibble on most things, when it comes to crabs, my stomach can expand to the great beyond. To my great satisfaction, none of the crab legs were dry.

A slice of lit up key lime pie came for A. After a drawn out birthday song, we got to dig in. The soft and smooth look of this piece raised my expectations during the song and the taste did not disappoint. Cool, creamy, and non too tart, this was a wonderful finish to a great summer boil dinner. I am so glad to know that six feet under, which has really drop the ball on food, now has a serious competition, if not replacement, in midtown.

Steamhouse Lounge
1051 W. Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-233-7980

4 comments:

tami said...

i really enjoyed my experience at steamhouse. i absolutely abhor six feet under...so it's nice to have a real seafood-ish option in town that doesn't make me cranky. :)

Anonymous said...

I think the name is actually Steamhouse Lounge....

Cathy said...

Tami! It's so good to hear from you! Hope all is well on your end. The new AC piece is great :)

Cathy said...

Lisa, thanks for pointing out my mistake with the name. I guess I was thinking Chinese hot pot steamboat :)