UPATE: Serpas closed Thursday, July 15, 2021, after 12 years in the Old Fourth Ward.
Welcome to the first blog post of Tish Around Town (#TAT)! I’m really happy to start sharing my social experiences with you. My goal is to share my social world, and hope that you see something that can enhance and bring joy to your social life.
Picking the subject for my first post wasn’t an easy task. I have so many things I want to share, so many experiences I want to tell you about, but I had to narrow it down. I decided to start with a restaurant and though I was struggling to decide between some of my favorite restaurants, my confirmation came when I went to Serpas two weeks ago.
My partner in crime, Cherie, asked me for some suggestions for our friend Jamie’s birthday celebration. When selecting a restaurant food, service and ambiance, are the three things I look for. I suggested Serpas, Rathbun’s Steak, KR SteakBar, The Optimist and Sotto Sotto, which are some of my favorites (I will cover these in future blogs). She selected Serpas because it’s one of her favorites, and their menu can easily cater to both the foodie and non-foodie alike, which is a perfect selection for a group dinner.
Serpas is located in Atlanta, GA in the ‘Old 4th Ward’. It’s an old area with rich history that share the historical home of Civil Rights great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. Now, this “old” ward has a new facelift and Serpas is a part of this revitalized charm. Once you arrive, you can enjoy the complimentary valet parking, and then you’re just steps away from a savory meal.
When you walk in you’re greeted with a new school design with old school charm. An exposed brick wall makes the restaurant feel homey, yet chic. The open kitchen invites your senses to embrace the sounds and smells of food that are sure to please.
Our night started with a few drinks and selfies with my husband (my “Mister”) and Cherie at the bar while we waited on the group. Serpas has an amazing bar and because they change their drink menu a few times a year, you can always find something new to try. We tried the Country Mule, which was a great play on the traditional Moscow Mule.
Our group arrived, and we were seated at our table. The meal started out with ordering a few appetizers to share. At Serpas, you can expect everything on the menu to look appetizing, and we narrowed our selections down to three: calamari, salmon chips and duck egg rolls. The appetizers were just amazing! We enjoyed all of them, but everyone really enjoyed the salmon chips the most.
The crab and mushroom-stuffed trout, the rib-eye topped with crab meat, and the duck breast were the three favorite dishes at the table. I had the rib-eye, and it was cooked and seasoned to perfection.
Serpas delivered excellently across the board. Well prepared food, great service and amazing ambiance is why Serpas is at the top of my list. Executive Chef/Owner, Scott Serpas, a New Orleans native, has used his many years of experience in the industry to create a perfect culinary dining experience. When you want a true culinary experience, come to the place where they give you “True Food”.
Make sure you check out Serpas for dinner or Sunday brunch. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Neighborhood: Old 4th Ward
659 Auburn Avenue, #501 ( Studioplex)
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
I want your feedback and comments. Have you been to Serpas before? What are some of your favorite restaurants?