Restaurant review of Atlanta restaurant Gypsy Kitchen. A Spanish restaurant infused with Moroccan and Indian flavors.
Atmosphere: Gypsy Kitchen is a modern restaurant with a beautiful Moroccan Flair. The bar is a showcase with a large bull in the middle and beautiful tiling. There are beautiful touches of wood and metal hanging lanterns. The restaurant is quite pretty and minimal at the same time. As it is one large room, the noise level can probably rise significantly. It was fairly empty the night I was there. ♥♥♥♥♥
Food: Gypsy Kitchen bills itself as mix of modern and traditional Spanish cuisine infused with Moroccan and Indian flair. The menu is broken down into six parts. The top lists a la carte cheese and charcuterie options. Next are Pinchos Calientes Y Frios, hot and cold snacks, small nibbles to share. Tapas are next, small dishes perfect for sharing. Raciones or entrees, slightly larger portions meant to be shared. Platos Largos Y Vegetales, large plates and vegetables for the table and finally GK Experience at entire meal that must be ordered one week in advance.
I was very excited to see Padron peppers on the menu. I’ve had them at Five & Ten in Athens and loved them. These were not as good. They did not have that delicious char on them that I have come to love and the manchego was lost in the bold flavor of the pepper. We also tried the Patatas Bravas, fried potatoes served with pimento aioli. The potatoes were nicely fried and the sauce flavorful, unfortunately they were not as good as I have had elsewhere. Chorizo served with charred Belguim Endive and Salbitxada sauce was a table favorite but not a favorite of mine. Again I’ve had better chorizo elsewhere.
From the tapas section we tried the Grilled Octopus with saffron potato mousseline and shallot sofrito. Octopus was slightly chewy. The mousseline was delicious and the dish was beautifully presented. Lamb Meatballs were next. The bread was fresh and the meatballs were moist and delicious. The sauce made this dish. We wanted more bread to finish off the delicious sauce. Gulf Shrimp A La Plancha was a disappointment. The dish lacked flavor and acid. Serrano Ham & Cauliflower Croquetas were quite good. They were perfectly fried and had delicious flavor.
From the Raciones we did try the “Paella” Fried Rice which is served with a fried egg on top. Again it was not overly inspiring. There were a few small pieces of chorizo and a few shrimp.
Dessert was a true winner. The churros with shaved manchego were unbelievably good. They were light and airy sprinkled with a delicious spiced cinnamon. I would happily eat them again. ♥♥♥
Service: The restaurant was very slow while we were there. Service was prompt and fairly friendly. We personally prefer a slightly more talkative server.♥♥♥
Perfect for: Large groups, Ladies Night Out, Friends, Foodies
Address: 3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste A209, Atlanta, GA
Hours: Sun – Wed 5pm-10pm
Thurs – Sat 5pm-11pm
Parking: Valet Parking is available and shared with many other restaurants. Be prepared for a wait.
Dress: Business Casual
Price: $31 – $50 per person
Overall: Gypsy Kitchen was good but not great. The food is much better at Cooks & Soldiers and is more inventive. I did love the atmosphere and found the restaurant quite pretty and appealing. It did transport me to Spain. I would not bother to go again. There are too many other restaurants that are better. ♥♥♥