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#301 Post by Dennis Sullivan » December 7th, 2015, 9:30 pm

Stunned to find last night that Tasty China has a sign on the front door saying Marietta law prohibits allowing customers to bring in any alcohol.
Our very spicy Dan Dan noodles and pork entree really could have used the 04 Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese sitting uselessly in my car. [swearing.gif]

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#302 Post by Brian Love » January 26th, 2016, 3:06 pm

Any updates of staplehouse allows corkage?

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#303 Post by John Liotta » March 7th, 2016, 1:25 pm

Anyone know the corkage for Brezza Cucina in PCM? Haven't been for dinner yet but I've been for lunch a number of times and I very much enjoy it (Jonathan Waxman's place FWIW, Adam Evans is the chef). The wine is not very good.
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#304 Post by John Liotta » April 19th, 2016, 5:00 pm

Interesting aside- when Todd French was in town I took him to Chops Lobster bar. We brought in three bottles of wine and were not charged corkage. I went this weekend with my wife and cousin and brought one, and ordered off of the list and was charged $15.
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#305 Post by Michael Bowden » April 20th, 2016, 7:19 am

TGM is still no corkage btw.
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#306 Post by Michael Bowden » April 25th, 2016, 1:30 pm

Brian Love wrote:Any updates of staplehouse allows corkage?

Heard last night that it was $30. Not sure of glassware (quality) situation, etc...
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#307 Post by bradkaplan » April 25th, 2016, 7:38 pm

If I remember right, the stemware at Staplehouse are good quality. Just did a quick image search to refresh my memory...



And they definitely have decanters.... but don't recall what/if I was charged when I've brought bottles in.
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#308 Post by Dennis Sullivan » April 25th, 2016, 9:33 pm

bradkaplan wrote:If I remember right, the stemware at Staplehouse are good quality. Just did a quick image search to refresh my memory...



And they definitely have decanters.... but don't recall what/if I was charged when I've brought bottles in.

Geez, Brad, wouldn't the wine drain out?
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#309 Post by bkanipe » June 17th, 2016, 5:51 am

Looking for a low key spot for later today up 400 and had a few to add to the list.

Hugo's Oyster Bar - Roswell, it's been a little bit but it was ~$10 depending on who you asked.

Kona Grill - Alpharetta (Avalon) - Earlier in the week - Was told $5 or $10 by hostess, but wasn't charged. Stems were ok, but food and service were good.
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#310 Post by Frank Murray III » August 3rd, 2016, 1:33 pm

Hi. Will be in ATL soon for a business dinner. Based on John's edits to the first post, is it fair to say that corkage is allowed in the ATL, but that the cost varies from place to place (which is essentially what we have here in California)?
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#311 Post by bradkaplan » August 3rd, 2016, 2:25 pm

Frank, basically yes. There are a handful of restaurants that don't allow it, so be sure to call ahead to confirm.
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#312 Post by Frank Murray III » August 6th, 2016, 9:11 am

Thank you, Brad.

My colleague picked this place, FWIW. http://www.rumiskitchen.com/
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#313 Post by bradkaplan » August 8th, 2016, 12:10 pm

Rumi's is really good - check the daily specials for more adventurous options.
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#314 Post by RKatz » October 5th, 2016, 1:25 pm

Bones is now $15

Eugene = $25. BOGO

Dish Dive = Free

Masterpiece Chinese (Duluth) = Free

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#315 Post by Phil Graves » November 7th, 2016, 10:39 am

Hal's has stopped corkage. No mas. no bueno.

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#316 Post by J Sanders » November 14th, 2016, 3:36 pm

Michael Bowden wrote:
Brian Love wrote:Any updates of staplehouse allows corkage?
Ate there last week, decent glassware and I don't recall being charged corkage...
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#317 Post by Dennis Sullivan » January 28th, 2017, 4:52 pm

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#318 Post by Mike Evans » April 10th, 2017, 9:59 am

Corkage is $30 at Staplehouse.

Bones has raised their corkage to $15.

Hopstix in Chamblee charges $10 and the bottle can't have been opened previously (I don't know why and it hasn't been worth asking). They use stemless tumblers, which aren't my favorite but it hasn't impaired my enjoyment of anything I've opened there.

I heard from a trustworthy friend that Mamak is no longer allowing BYOB, which is unfortunate.

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#319 Post by bradkaplan » May 16th, 2017, 5:48 pm

Stopped by South City Kitchen Buckhead tonight and Vajra was there - he's got some really fun/good stuff on the wine menu, especially their "cellar" selections which seem to be fairly well priced. Things that caught my eye...

White:
2010 Strub Niersteiner Ölberg Riesling trocken "Im Taubennest" - $32
2013 Dom. du Viking Vourvray Sec - $46
(2014 Dirty and Rowdy familiar, great to see, but $69)
2011 Dom. Bechtold Alsace Grand Cru Engelberg Pinot Gris - $65
2010 Ostertag Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg - $110
1996 HDB Les Genevrieres cuvee Philippe le Bon Meursault - $165

Red:
2003 HDB Cuvee Docteur Peste Corton (1/2 btl) - $92
2001 HDB Cuvee Mad. Collignon Mazis-Chambertin - $265
2013 Foradori Teroldego - $68
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#320 Post by bkanipe » June 29th, 2017, 9:03 am

Went to Table and Main in Roswell a few weeks back. Corkage is $15. Very enjoyable experience.
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#321 Post by bkanipe » November 27th, 2017, 11:39 am

The mrs. and I had a nice meal at Indigo Restaurant in Milton last Saturday night. Excellent food and corkage friendly. I don't know what they charge as it was waived ahead of time, but we will certainly be going back. The menu is excellent for our tastes. The wine list was pedestrian, but the cocktails were tasty and the stemware was very nice.

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#322 Post by Matt Mauldin » December 30th, 2017, 7:11 pm

My wife and I are in town visiting friends and family for the holidays, and received two nights at the Westin Peachtree Plaza as a gift. My wife wanted to do NYE at the Sun Dial since we were here.

I made the reservation, with a bad assumption that they would either allow corkage or had a more extensive list than the extremely boring and pedestrian list shown online. Bad assumptions. I sent them an email expressing dissatisfaction on both fronts, but I doubt it will help my situation.

Too bad as there are so many great dining options and wine lists in ATL. At least the view will be good and I'll save the bottle of Voge 2011 Vieilles Vignes that I packed for the trip.

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#323 Post by RKatz » January 28th, 2018, 10:19 am

Flemings is still Free corkage for 1st bottle per couple from experience (12 couples). Current rule is no option for an additional bottle, must order from list or cocktails. This is from the current manager.

We usually order a cocktail and share a bottle, so hasn't been an issue, but would not plan a wine group meal there.
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#324 Post by ykwon » February 24th, 2018, 6:51 am

Hello All - I’ll be in town on business next week. Most likely will try to venture out somewhere near my hotel (Marriott Marquee on Peachtree).

Are there any restaurants with great wine lists that aren’t super marked up from retail prices? Better yet, are there any kind of specials for half price bottles?

We’re thinking of eating at Atlas but their wine lists look fairly marked up.

Thanks in advance!
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#325 Post by Michael Bowden » February 24th, 2018, 9:31 am

ykwon wrote:Hello All - I’ll be in town on business next week. Most likely will try to venture out somewhere near my hotel (Marriott Marquee on Peachtree).

Are there any restaurants with great wine lists that aren’t super marked up from retail prices? Better yet, are there any kind of specials for half price bottles?

We’re thinking of eating at Atlas but their wine lists look fairly marked up.

Thanks in advance!
I really like Atlas and think that it is the best in ATL currently. They do allow corkage (unsure of policy currently).

Nothing that I know of on 1/2 bottles as I rarely purchase (wine) at restaurants and 1/2's are generally difficult to find.

There are no "great" lists in Atlanta. It's pretty sad. Lots of great restaurants out there.
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#326 Post by RKatz » March 1st, 2018, 8:35 pm

If you can, I would bring some wine. Almost all places allow corkage, usually $15-25, except for the rare free or $30 charge.

Nearby:
BLT steak is very nice, corkage has fluctuated over time, $25-30, wine is overpriced
Alma Cucina is upscale Mexican with unique dishes.
Had a nice meal with interesting dishes at a new place, The Consulate. Small but well curated list.

Short ride: Optimist for nice seafood ($12 cork) Donetto for New Italian, decent list. BocaLuppo for great pasta, usually no cork.
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#327 Post by Jeff_Davis » December 24th, 2018, 6:19 am

Banshee corkage = $20

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#328 Post by Dennis Atick » December 24th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Jeff_Davis wrote:
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Banshee corkage = $20
What did you think of Banshee? Has been on my list for months and just have not made it over there.
Have heard good things. Thanks.
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#329 Post by Jeff_Davis » December 29th, 2018, 6:40 am

It was good Dennis. More of a cocktail vibe, not much of a wine list to speak of, but the food was good to very good. It's worthy of a visit. It reminded me of a small, NYC trendy neighborhood joint (in a good way). The pastas were excellent.

If you're brave enough to venture OTP, we recently hit Holmes in Alpharetta after hearing good things. Again, more of a cocktail vibe without a serious wine list, but the food was fantastic and they charged us no corkage.

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#330 Post by Michael Bowden » December 29th, 2018, 12:50 pm

$25 at AIX (there might be a limit on # of bottles but I'm not sure).
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#331 Post by Dennis Atick » January 16th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Jeff_Davis wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 6:40 am
It was good Dennis. More of a cocktail vibe, not much of a wine list to speak of, but the food was good to very good. It's worthy of a visit. It reminded me of a small, NYC trendy neighborhood joint (in a good way). The pastas were excellent.

If you're brave enough to venture OTP, we recently hit Holmes in Alpharetta after hearing good things. Again, more of a cocktail vibe without a serious wine list, but the food was fantastic and they charged us no corkage.
Thanks, Jeff ! Holmes looks good. I need to pack a bag and make a day of it [wink.gif]
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#332 Post by Dennis Atick » January 16th, 2019, 1:54 pm

Also, White Bull in Decatur is getting better and $15 corkage, fwiw.
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#333 Post by RKatz » January 19th, 2019, 7:49 am

Be careful at Atlas. Didn't work to arrange corkage last night but shared with waiter and Somm. Charge on the bill was $25 for 1st bottle and $50 for 2nd. Would have stuck with 1 bottle knowing that. Food was great though!

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