Craig Samuel and Ben Grossman (Peaches, the Smoke Joint) preach the comfort-food gospel at this down-home Clinton Hill hideaway. In the farmhouse-inspired dining room—outfitted with rural touches like vintage radios, cast-iron chicken figurines and blue wainscoting—wooden tables are set with dishes that span the South. Gold skillet rice with thyme-roasted tomatoes tip a hat to Charleston, SC; country ham with benne butter reps Finchville, KY; and their “extra-fancy” fried chicken—the house specialty—follows Memphis tradition, seasoned with lemon, a honey brine and secret-recipe hot sauce. In the brick-laden barroom, grab a stool at the copper-trimmed bar for cocktails that skew below the Mason-Dixon Line: A classic mint julep swaps out bourbon for sloe gin, while Kentucky's Bulleit whiskey meets Belle de Brillet and Gran Classico in the Marietta.
Fried green tomatoes at Marietta
Fried chicken at Marietta
Grits at Marietta
Burger at Marietta
285 Grand Ave
|Cross street:||between Clifton Pl and Lafayette Ave|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 4–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: G to Classon Ave, G to Clinton–Washington Aves|
|Price:||Average entrée: $15. AmEx, MC, V|
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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I love this place. Great food, great service, great vibe. Admittedly, I lived around the corner and it was my local, but I go back even now that I live further away.
I read the reviews and some of the negative ones seem to be from brunchers. I never did brunch there. I don't reallly do brunch and have ideas about people that do, like they're harder to please, for starters. So maybe if that's you, stay away. Otherwise, go. You won't be sorry.