I’m going to cut right to the chase on this one – if you haven’t been to Gypsy Kitchen yet, GO. Make a reservation right now or and get ready for the Spanish-inspired feast of your life.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way, we can get on with the formal review 🙂
First of all, the new Shops of Buckhead are just stunning at night. The twinkly lights add a small town charm to this little nook of Buckhead in the big city. When your Google Maps tells you that you’ve arrive at Gypsy Kitchen, but you don’t see a sign, don’t be alarmed. You are in the right place. Just take the elevator up and you’ll think you just walked into Spain.
They went all out on the décor y’all and everything from the lighting to the linens to the furniture totally sets the stage for the overall dining experience before you even get to your table. We sat outside on the glass enclosed and heated patio because we are not quite accepting that patio season is over yet. (It was plenty warm enough to dine sans coats if you are wondering.) We started with two house cocktails while our lovely waiter (and actor) Warren went over the menu.
Everything on the menu is meant to be shared – my favorite way to dine so that I can try bites of everything – and there are snacks, small plates, medium plates and even large plates (for those who don’t like to share). Meg and I went to town and split a bunch of things as pictured below.
Believe it or not, everything was a highlight! Don’t be scared by the cauliflower croquetas, because they are fried balls of cheesy goodness – we couldn’t even taste the healthy stuff. The sauce on the lamb tagine was just perfect for dipping our bread after we polished off the lamb bites. Meg and I couldn’t stop eating the bread, and had to know their secret! Apparently they have been playing around with their house bread recipe, and let us tell you – they landed on a winner! If you don’t normally indulge in bread at dinner, you may want to break that rule when you dine at Gypsy Kitchen. There are so many lovely cured meats, cheeses and sauces to dip your bread in!
Did we mention they have amazing wines by the glass that won’t break the bank? I love a strong wine-by-the-glass list when you aren’t in the mood for a full bottle.
We were sufficiently stuffed after such a great meal, and we can’t wait to go back to Gypsy Kitchen for the overall dining experience. Who’s in?!