Mon, 12/22/2008 - 9:05pm
By: bj7755

Very rewarding!

It is under the same roof that was Romano’s Macaroni Grill, (We won’t talk about the Irish sounding failure that occupied the same building until we all mercifully ran them out of town)

A very interesting menu that has an Asian flair BUT with some great other items as well as a very unique interior

The Chicken Sambucco was a work of art visually and had a very rich brown earthy sauce accompanied by mushrooms and other vegetables.

The Shrimp and Scallop Diablo on fettuccine was just on the edge of being TOO spicy and was filled with large shrimp and perfectly sautéed scallops and was delightful.

We watched the owner manage this establishment and clearly she is concerned with quality as we saw her move from kitchen, to desert area and all over the restaurant with the quiet goal of making everything perfect.

We will return in 5-7 days and I will post our next experience trying new menu items as we always visit any new establishment at least 3 times.

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Submitted by g8trgrl on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 6:27am.

Just wanted to agree with the dining experience at Magellan's. Went there for lunch yesterday & thought the food was great. The atmosphere is nice too. I had an asian wrap - with sweet potato fries - it was yummo! Give it a try if you are looking for something different. The menu has very interesting choices. The lady behind me called the hostess/manager over to rave about the pasta dish she had eaten for lunch. There were not many people in there, so I want to get the word out.

On to Maxwell's on 54 next!

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Submitted by SLUF on Fri, 01/02/2009 - 2:24am.

This is the first bout of good comments i've heard about Magellans, but I can report that I tried Maxwell's on 54 and it was great. It's a little more upscale, but it was worth the money. Great food and service.

Submitted by rmoc on Fri, 01/02/2009 - 2:11pm.

Is it over by She's and Johnny's Pizza?? The building looks like that strip. The menu looks great.

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Submitted by SLUF on Fri, 01/02/2009 - 4:31pm.

Yes, it's over there in the old San Francisco Bread Company building, but they have totally redone the inside and it had a bar too. When we went they just had beer and wine, but I think they said they were going to have a full bar available in the future.

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Submitted by walker3 on Tue, 12/30/2008 - 6:09pm.

We had dinner there this week and it is definitely a place that I would like to see survive in PTC.

I had the salmon which came with smashed potatoes (made on site, yum) and my vegetable medley arrived without a crinkle cut carrot to be found (Julianne instead) plus three lovely spears of asparagus.

One of my dining companions was a vegetarian and the kitchen prepared her entree without any fuss to her dietary preferences.

Our waitress seemed inexperienced and a bit nervous, but there seemed to be plenty of seasoned staff; a sommelier to pour the wine (really a wine savvy bartender who was nicely knowledgeable) and a manager to keep things on track. Our gal was pleasant and eager. With some more experience, she will probably settle in and be fine.

I’m not a huge foodie, but for comparable prices, I’d rather have handcrafted, fresh than the institutionalized food available at the chains. I hope Magellan’s makes it.

Submitted by g8trgrl on Tue, 12/23/2008 - 12:04pm.

I am glad to hear about Magellan's being worth a try. I don't like wasting money on bad dinners, as I did at the Irish Bred Pub, I would not recommend it to anyone. I will give Magellan's a try & hope it is worth it. We may not have many choices here in PTC, but I think it shows when a restaurant is not any good, the word gets out & they have to close. I still wish for some variety. Why can't we get a Mongolian Grill type restaurant? Those places are a hit wherever they are!

Submitted by jackyldo on Wed, 12/24/2008 - 1:33pm.

Had friends split a bill there a couple of weeks back and use their debit cards. Next day one noticed on line he'd been debited 3 times for same charges. He contacted his 2 friends and same thing had happened. They went down and met profuse apologies about new technology, new staff, need for more training etc. etc.

had lunch there on Monday with daughter and son in law -- There were 4 other lunch diners there at Noon ( that does not bode well).

About 15-20 minutes after we ordered, we we told Kitchen was backed up with a big catering order and so our food 1 club, 1 Reuben and 1 Burger would be taking a little longer. About 10-12 minutes later it arrived. The Club and Reuben were fine, the Burger so well done and charred it looked like it could be dropped at the next Thrashers game.

They took off the price of the burger and offered discount coupons, cut right from advertising circulars with a competitors coupon on the back..

This seems to have been the same story as 3 Dollar Cafe poor kitchen work, management not training staff properly and just not a real good handle on how to run a restaurant.

The franchise looks like a big investment with a hefty overhead, better get it together quick.

Submitted by daisyheadmaisy on Tue, 12/30/2008 - 11:11pm.

It was in the strip mall complex across from Piedmont-Fayette Hospital, across from Season Tickets. It was pretty good when we ate there, but the benches for the tables were the most uncomfortable ever!

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Submitted by zoes on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 11:07am.

DH and I went there about a week ago and they were stacking the furniture. It was a real disappointment. That was a good restaurant and they let us bring our dogs onto the patio (big kudos in my book). Their benches were quite uncomfortable, but the food was good and the service was nice.

Sigh. Another one bites the dust.


"Never love anything that can't love you back."

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 1:16pm.

Maybe why they closed. I wouldn't go there with dogs in or nearby the food! Scooting their tails around on the floor.
Patios or not---no way, Jose!
Dogs are outside creatures--as are cats.
Get a kid!

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Submitted by zoes on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 1:34pm.

We were outside. On the patio. You can sit inside. Many coastal communities are very dog friendly and I have missed that.

"Never love anything that can't love you back."

Submitted by g8trgrl on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 10:50am.

It is obvious the critics of dogs in restaurants have never been to Europe. You people would freak out to see all the dogs invited into restaurants. Not that I want to sit near an untrained dog.

I wonder if the people typing their blogs proof read their work? I am amazed at the lack of spelling ability by so many people these days. (Your - should be you're) amazing..... to, without the second o when needed.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 11:18am.

It is known as "fragrant meat" in China.
Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

Submitted by mysteryman on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 12:03pm.

Having traveled the world i am well aware of cultures other than our and their ways, there many numbers of countries out there where your dogs or cats can find welcome accomodation, in public place not just restarauants, do not get me wrong i love animals and have several, dos and cats, however i do not want them looking at me while i try to enjoy my meal, i know im going to catch it by saying once again that the only time a dog or any animal has any bussiness in a restaruant is when its served hot off the grill, i liken it no less than having to sit next to the family with the unruly kid, or crying baby, you knew your kid was not going to behave before you even came out for a night on the town. Theres nothing more enjoyable than trying to enjoy your meal while having to listen to a crying baby, excuse yourself and take that kid outside so the rest of us can enjoy our meal. Same thing with the dog, how ignorant, but then again i forgot, for the parents are nothing more than kids themselves only concerned about themselves, they have no respect for themselves let alone anyone else. The sad part is the establishments share in this matter as well for lo and behold do not usher a few ignorant individuals, to uphold the atmosphere and comfort of the rest of the paying guest. Food is not the only reason we frequent your bussiness, it the vibe, atmosphere, and tone as well, if you want pets at your establishments better put mighty dog on the menu...PEACE...

Submitted by mysteryman on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 11:02am.

Go back to Europe and take your dog with you, i like the part about untrained dog, how about i do not want to sit by untrained adults for that is where the problem is, oh and i did not know there was going to be a spelling bee at the end pf my post since the new generation coming up does not even spell or can,t spell anyway L.O.L K.M.A B.F.F GOD BLESS....P.S. would you like a pop???? or poop with your meal..NYCE

Submitted by g8trgrl on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 3:59pm.

My spelling bee test was not for you. But, now that I look at your stuff. Shouldn't the A in the middle of your diatribe have a period after it? ha ha ha and GOD BLESS to you too.

Let's all discuss the people who bring their toddlers and babies to the movies next!

Submitted by mysteryman on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 4:26pm.

Tu che, i heard that, people who decide to have kids need to realize that this decision will require them to change their lifestyle in the early years, meaning no more nights on the town for a while, stay home and play mom and dad, if you want a night out on the town, pawn em of on grams or gramps, if they are unable to see after them guess what,guess you have to stay home eh...Your infant or toddler has no bussiness going to a movie. I see it all the time strooler tent and all, at STARBUCKS, THE MEXICAN RESTARUANT WITH THE MARIACHI BAND, what??? DID YOU THINK THE KID WAS GOING TO GO TO SLEEP WHEN WHEN THE BAND STARTED TO PLAY?? Get real, have some consideration for others..Or is that to much to ask??? I know BRING IT...HOLLA BACK.

Submitted by mysteryman on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 7:07pm.

As we sat down recently at our favorite P.T.C patio. no sooner than our food was served, a family of four arrives by golf cart, with their german shepard literally in tow. I:E strapped to the back running behind cart...nice. Anyhow here they come dog and all, as always seated right next to us. oh well as they tied the dog up to the rail i thought are they kidding? Anyway the dog did o.k. until a lady with a kid in a stroller approached on the sidewalk outide, the dog goes nuts trying to flying over the railing hanging itself by its own leash. The owner litteraly knocks over the table in which they are sitting and declares, OH MY GOD, as he pulls the dog back over the railing. I went inside an enquired with the manager as if he was going to address the situation, and was told, Oh well theyre a regular customer and that he did not want to interrupt their meal, and would speak with them on the way out. Wow what about my meal being interupted by the attempted mauling, nice... I returned to my seat to try to calm my guest and salvage the evening, at this time the dog proceeds to crap and urinate all over the patio, fortunately for us one of the servers quickly comes out to clean this up right in front of us.. can you say Check please... Needeless to say that was it. A call to the local health dept apparently did not faze this establishment, for a week later the same family of clowns was observed by a friend of mine, who now like me will no longer frequent this establishment..GENERATION $5.00 ALIVE AND WELL, ENJOY YOUR MEAL

Submitted by skyspy on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 7:05pm.

Happy New Year!

Submitted by mysteryman on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 4:37pm.

You are the man, "More pickle juice please" Absolutely why not L.O.L God Bless...

Submitted by PTC Avenger on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 1:54pm.

People who bring their dogs to restaurants (or any public place for that matter) make me want to kill myself. We get it, you like your dog. You probably need the emotional reassurance that your dog provides to you. Do us all a favor and keep your dog away from the restaurant, patio or not. Not only is it a health concern, it is also a safety concern (of course this depends on the dog). But the fact remains, restaurants are for people -- leave the dog in the car or at home.

I especially hate when I see women carrying around a small dog a la Paris Hilton. Hey, newsflash, you're not trendy, you're not chic, you're not rich. Ditch the dog already.

Submitted by mysteryman on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 5:37pm.

The only time a dog or any animal belongs in a restaruant is, when its served hot off the grill, or is a guide for a handicapped individual, i know the prophecy dictates that right before the second coming man and animal will bed down as one, but i do not think we are there yet. Enjoy... P.S some of the local restaruants are offerin 10% of on monday nights B.Y.O.D BRING YOU OWN DOGGY...NICE

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