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Review of Blue Bicycle

Blue Bicycle
Ranked #3 of 81 Restaurants in Dawsonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a full service 68 seat restaurant in an unpretentious setting. Chef owned and operated since 2005. Eclectic menu leans toward French with a southern accent. Menu is seasonal with local items when we can get them and EVERYTHING is made in-house. We offer a range of selections for both the cautious and adventurous diner. Wine list of about 75 offerings with representations spanning the globe, including a handful of local N.Georgia wines. Full bar, crafting cocktails.
Reviewed February 26, 2014

It's a long way to Buckhead from where we live near the Outlet Mall so we were intrigued by the Blue Bicycle's billboard proclaiming "Buckhead Dining without the Drive". Being avid cyclists the name got our attention as well.

Our expectations weren't very high as we parked and surveyed the rather nondescript front door of the restaurant in an equally nondescript, well hidden class B strip plaza. next to the Outlet Mall.

Everything changed when we went inside and met the owner and his wife. Where to start... the food is fantastic .. rather French, smaller portions but freshly prepared and always unique,... this is definitely not an American chain restaurant. The wine selection is short but interesting, their "story" is one we can all relate to, they have several special event prix fixe nights throughout the year, and the prices are very reasonable. For example, each year they do a night dedicated to the release of Beaujolais Nouveax featuring unlimited Beaujolais and a four course meal (I had the trout) for under $100 a couple.

Suffice to say that we have become regulars, dining with them 5-6 times a year. It has become our special occasion "date night" place. This past New Years we invited 4 other couples to make the trek to Dawsonville and everyone was impressed.

The service can sometimes be slow on a busy night but there is no snob factor whatsoever as the owners are regular Joes and the staff are mostly local college students. It's in the country after all.

With the expansion of their bar area we will sometimes stop by on Saturday afternoon for a glass of wine with some bread and cheese after shopping at the Outlets.

They are closed Sunday and Monday for family time and to shop for the next week's meals.

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1  Thank boxsteratthebeach
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Fresh and interesting menu limited in number of offerings but perhaps this is why the items are consistently excellent. They also have an interesting prix fixe menu which is a great value. The atmosphere is inviting and warm with a touch of comfortable sophistication. The service has been outstanding on each of our visits. They suggest they work hard to source food locally and by the freshness, taste, and presentation we believe this to be accurate. The frequent specials are also very nice with some interesting nuances from time to time. Without question in our opinion, the best all around restaurant in the area. It has quickly become our favorite and has rendered trips to Buckhead for dinner unnecessary. Such a refreshing experience from the mostly ho--hum restaurants and chains around here. Even though they have been here now for a few years, people are still discovering it. If you haven't, perhaps its time you did.

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Thank John R
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We visit the Blue Bicycle regularly when in Dawsonville. Food and service continue to be first rate. Good variety of choices, something that is sadly lacking in the chain restaurants and Bar B Que places which surround the outlet mall area. Staff is friendly and knowledgable, and the owners are always present. Their fish entrees are particularly fresh and nicely prepared. Worth the drive from Atlanta or anywhere else.

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1  Thank W SCOTT A
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Casual and comfortable with great service and food. Nice wine selection. Different salt and pepper shakers on each table. Just wonderful menu selection. There is just one problem (and this is minor) you have to know where to look. It is behind the shopping mall. It is not where you would expect to find it. Believe me it is worth the hunt.

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Thank Plaztik
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Have reviewed 'the Bike' before, however wanted to review again since it's been a while. We have discovered that we absolutely adore (yes weird) their Cuban sandwich! It's honestly the best we have ever had, even over Cuban restaurants! Still love the Warm Chèvre on Mixed Greens with Smoked Bacon and Walnuts! You can add 1 or 2 crab cakes & this is a delightful meal with a glass of wine. :) Again, the fries are the best we have ever had - perfectly crispy, golden & salty. The chocolate macadamia mousse is perfection! I like that they source local product when possible, including N GA wines, and have weekly specials based on what's fresh. The chef is very friendly, often coming out to say Hey, and his wife has opened up & is quite pleasant. Love the rest of the staff too! Just a very pleasant experience all the way around. :)

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1  Thank redatl
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