P’cheen is p’charming
P’cheen is one of those rare beasts that manages to morph itself from elegant eatery by day, into a hip, after-hours lounge by late night. Normally when a restaurant attempts that feat, either the food or the bar scene is lacking. Not so with P’cheen.
See for yourself and stop by on a Wednesday night for dinner, when they boast a $25 all-you-can-eat low country boil. Think spicy shrimp, corn-on-the cob, potatoes, crab legs, andouille sausage, and crawfish. But don’t think P’cheen is a Cajun restaurant. Oh, no…they’re a Cajun-Italian-Asian-Mexican-French-Spanish-Indian-Thai-Southern-Malaysian-British restaurant; though, they preferred to be called an “international bistro,” which probably has a better ring to it. They have something for everyone, and even with a frenzied menu, each dish is executed brilliantly and deliciously. Really, I could eat the coconut curry mussels for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But they’re not open for breakfast. The house charcuterie plate is a must-try. They make a salami that dreams are made of. (Don’t act like you don’t have salami dreams.)
Once you’ve had your fill of international bites, stick around for the rock and roll extravaganza that is “Rock-Paper-Records,” a weekly tribute to all things rock. The lights go down, the drink specials roll out, the DJ sets up, and the toes start tapping. Each week generally has some sort of musical theme. Last night’s nostalgic tribute had the DJs spinning songs that reminded them of their childhood…Fleetwood Mac, America, Electric Light Orchestra, The Who, The Ronettes, The Beatles – all the good stuff. The music rotates, as do the DJs. You might even see Chef Mike LaSage spin a few records. Yes, he cooks, he sings, he knows good music, and he does it all without getting barbecue sauce on the turntables.
P’cheen | 404.529.8800 | 701 Highland Ave NE | Atlanta, GA 30312