Where to Eat in Downtown Atlanta: SEAR (Atlanta Marriott Marquis) Friday 12 April, 2019

SEAR restaurant is a modern take on the classic American steakhouse and fuses it with Southern-inspired flair, all of which is complemented by the specialty bourbon bar.The in-house restaurant located conveniently in the iconic downtown Atlanta Marriott Marquis underwent a massive interior design and menu refresh. So the new and improved SEAR is true southern hospitality with an authentic Georgia themed menu. Sear’s re-envisioned menu is led by the culinary talents of Executive Chef Renato Gerena, who has over 21 years of experience with Marriott.

With a locally-sourced menu curated by in-house chefs and a design aesthetic that mixes farmhouse modern with industrial chic, Sear provides restaurant patrons with an elevated sensory experience from arrival through dessert. From rich woods and industrial-style beams to one-of-a-kind artwork commissioned by Atlanta-area artist Lynx Nguyen, Sear has a distinguished look that feels both rustic and modern at the same time.

Georgia Peach Mule

A Georgia twist on a classic Moscow Mule!


Chef’s House Butter Bread marquis honey sea salted banner butter

Now this is a start any guest here should order. These are freshly made house butter bread and they are absolutely delicious. You get options of both honey butter and apple butter, which is amazing spreads for the rolls! Fun fact: SEAR inhouse their own honey with their own honey production farm above the hotel. Locally sourced honey is the best!

Mason Jar Pickled Shrimp fennel, sweet onion, jalapeño, citrus, cornichon, micro cilantro, oat & seeds crackers [GF]

I am all for shrimp items and this is the first time I have ever had picked shrimp. It was so delicious and citrusy! It was served in a mason jar in which I always say, anything served in a mason jar taste 10x better!

Georgia Shrimp Bisque brioche croutons

An amazing soup you can order year round. I love a good shrimp bisque and this Shrimp Bisque was a great order.


Stone Mountain Pecan Grouper 29 root vegetable hash, espelette pepper

Now this dish was one of my favorite meals of the evening. I was excited by the name of the dish alone which is called the Stone Mountain Pecan Grouper. I grew up in Stone Mountain, and I love they created a dish that blended the monumental mountain namesake with the states favorite nut (pecan) and created this unique meal. Who knew pecan could be paired crusted over a savory grouper? I would highly recommend this as an entree. You wont be able to get this anywhere in Georgia!

Pan Seared Diver Scallops celeriac puree, swiss chard, popped sorghum, shichimi-togarashi

Scallops made with a cool twist with adding popped sorghum to the meal. Sorghum looks like popcorn but it is actually not made of corn its a grain.


Black Forest Cake a modern interpretation of the classic opalys chocolate kirsch mousse, grappa cherries

This comes out on a pretty plated dish. I love the concept of the Black Forrest cake and the grappa cherries are infused with alcohol so this is a more grown and sexy dessert.

Georgia Peach Cobbler house made cinnamon ice cream

Cannot have a true Georgia dessert without Peach Cobbler! Delicious and baked to perfection and you have to have a scoop ice cream to seal the deal!

Stone Mountain Pecan Cheesecake milk chocolate rocher pecan glaze, caramel cream

Another dish named after my native hometown of Stone Mountain. Another Stone Mountain + Pecan combo with cheesecake! Yum!

 In addition to the new rustic-yet-industrial look, the renovation includes a spacious lounge area and exquisite bourbon bar. 

Along with other renown dishes such as Butter Basted Cauliflower Steak, Braised Pork Chops, Dry-aged Steak and Seared Scallops, Sear will carry over 25 bourbons, hand-crafted cocktails and a variety of wines. Sear is dedicated to providing its patrons with the freshest local and seasonal ingredients from a variety of farms throughout the metro Atlanta area, including Banner Butter, Joyce Farms, and Thompson Farms. So every guest will always get an upscale experience with a farm to table feel! I truly enjoyed that this entire meal was a literal taste of Georgia and stayed true to the theme. People forget that Atlanta the city is still part of Georgia, which is still filled with southern charm.

Learn more about Sear’s hours and menu here. #SearATL

Which Georgia inspired dish would you try?


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