Since August 2011, Table & Main: A Southern Tavern has lured guests to the restored home it occupies in historic downtown Roswell. The jovial mood of the place is similar to what you’d expect of a friend’s dinner party. The menu features Southern cuisine crafted from local ingredients.
Partner Ryan Pernice and Executive Chef Ted Lahey—who was recently dubbed the hottest chef in Atlanta by Eater.com—both longtime Georgia residents, collaborated on the restaurant’s menu as well as the beverage program featuring more than 30 bourbons, ryes and American whiskeys.
Crafted from fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally as much as possible, this is Southern cuisine done right.
If you don’t think that you like okra, this popular side dish is likely to change your mind with its light buttermilk breading for gentle flavor and crunchy texture on vegetables skillfully handled to maintain crispness. Order a bowl of the she-crab soup and avoid letting your dining companions sneak a taste or they’ll soon be dipping their spoons back into the bowl again and again. Tempting entrée options like fried chicken, barbecue tuna, shrimp and grits, charbroiled Wagyu burger and others offer up a challenge: How to choose just one?
Bottom Line: Southern fare done right by friendly folks. A great addition to the Atlanta dining scene that’s especially convenient for folks who live in Roswell yet good enough to lure in-town dwellers OTP*.
*Translation for non-Atlantans: OTP = Outside The Perimeter or beyond the boundaries of I-285.
Table & Main
1028 Canton St.
-Photos by Ian Bagwell
-Text by Hope S. Philbrick
Thanks to Table & Main for hosting the recent media dinner; this affords the research opportunity but does not sway opinion.