If anyone tells me to dine at an airport restaurant, I would usually roll my eyes at him since those types of restaurants don’t usually care about the quality of the food, the decor of the establishment tend to look cookie cutter (e.g. a nice looking sports bar), the cost value doesn’t really make sense to me at all. However, I would make an exception for the upscale One Flew South.
The Asian inspired interior looks and feels zen despite the bustling activity just outside this restaurant. Simple, clean, and bright, they allow passer’s bye the opportunity to eaves drop on your experience. The space is dominated by white and wood, sans the forest painted wall. White on white tables line the floor while a full bar (heavy on the wood) and marble covered sushi bar sit comfortably apart.
My server are friendly, attentive and accommodating and adaptable to my schedule (if you are rushing to your flight or taking your time since your flight isn’t departing for the next three hours).
I started off with a Southern Belle ($15), a concoction of Redemption Rye, Cocchi Americano, chamomile, and honey. The delicate floral flavors of the cocktail were tasty but it’s a bit too cloyingly sweet for me.
My appetizer was a half roll of uni (sea urchin) maki. There were three regions of uni available at the time but I have opted for Santa Barbara uni’s quality is fine but the rice was a bit too soft and wet for my preference.
The main entree thyme roasted pork belly, arugula salad and caramelized red onions ($25) was a tasty dish but the pork was cooked a bit too much (the ends edges of the slices were dry). The onion were cooked to the point the onion’s sweet complex flavors made it delightful and the arugula was a welcome bitter flavor to lighten up the fatty pork belly.[alpine-phototile-for-flickr src=”set” uid=”26389565@N00″ sid=”72157666532219343″ imgl=”flickr” shuffle=”1″ style=”gallery” row=”4″ grwidth=”1200″ grheight=”800″ size=”640″ num=”30″ shadow=”1″ border=”1″ align=”center” max=”100″]
One Flew South
Inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Concourse E
6000 N Terminal Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30320