Leon’s Full Service is inspired by days gone by, when visiting a petrol station would include having your car serviced by friendly attendants. Mark, Dave, Tom, and Ryan opened Leon’s Full Service in 2009 and immediately set about bringing the best possible service to hungry customers from all over the city. Main dishes include peach-glazed lamb ribs, seafood stew, and pan-seared trout. There is also a selection of small plates, such as grilled summer sausages or even steamed mussels. Desserts are sumptuous, with oatmeal cherry cream pie as just one option.
Leon’s Full Service, 131 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA, USA: +1 404 687 0500
In a city teeming with a fantastic selection of restaurants, Kimball House brings a more impressive level of class and sophistication. That said, Kimball House is not stuffy or pretentious. Guests are seated on a first come, first serve basis, and the place doesn’t take reservations. Kimball House uses food to deliberately reflect the seasons, and produce that best illustrate the places where it originates. Main dishes include glazed belly of pork, ribeye steak with confit mushrooms and bordelaise sauce, and sea bass ceviche. Starters include beef carpaccio and the incredibly indulgent whipped lardo, which comes highly recommended.
Kimball House, 303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA, USA; +1 404 378 3502