Some restaurants are ideal for light bites and cocktails, while others are suited to strictly main course fare. Yet, ever so often you are rewarded with a restaurant that is capable of excelling in both areas, and the patrons are the beneficiaries. That is exactly the case with Midtown’s new hotspot Proof and Provision, where the trendy name is just one of the surprises you’re likely to find.

The location couldn’t be more perfect. Situated directly across from the Fox Theatre and housed inside the Georgian Terrace Hotel, Proof and Provision is likely to get a hip mixture of the theatre crowd as well as on the town players. Executive Chef Zeb Stevenson already has a stellar reputation helming the Livingston Restaurant upstairs in the hotel, so diners should expect more of the same delicious food, bustling city views and a sleek atmosphere. The tables are ideal for small groups and couples, with modern furnishings and cool color palettes that complete the look throughout.

The look of Proof and Provision is one thing, but the food is the star of the show. A few of the menu standouts serve as a testament to the variety of small plates and entrees offered here. Notables include: confit chicken wings, griddled prosciutto sandwich, shaved prime rib and a pair of French bread pizzas named “Harold’s Revenge’ and “The Copycat.” Appetizers that are perfect pairings with a choice cocktail are the deviled eggs, chicken liver mousse and select meat and cheese plates. Since the drinks are an equally featured player here, you have a choice of just about anything.

Proof and Provision is located at 659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, 404-897-5045. Operating hours are: 5 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays-Thursdays; 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ProofandProvision

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