Chef Sammy Davis Jr. is really doing his thing at Sweet Auburn Seafood on historic Auburn avenue. Being invited to a tasting event here was a real treat for me. The restaurant was jumping with activity including what I think was a reality show filming. Its a beautiful space, bringing to mind a Harlem Renaissance style speakeasy with dark wood and red brocade wallpaper.
Parking was a bit of a challenge in the afternoon, you may have to look around a bit, I found parking on the street a few blocks over. That was kind of dicey, the street was lined with broken parking meters so I wasn’t sure if I’d get a ticket. The day was off to a bit of a rocky start when I walked into the restaurant. I wasn’t greeted by a host or hostess for quite a while and there was no clear hostess stand at the time. After a few minutes a man ( I’m not sure who he was) assisted in helping me find my party.
Service started with a tasty spiked blueberry lemonade (with fresh muddled blueberries I might add) and that seemed to begin to turn things around. Sweet Auburn Seafood makes a good, strong drink. The food started flowing and I quickly stopped worrying that my car might be booted.
Everything was tasty and beautify presented (they like a tile if seems). I will definitely return to Sweet Auburn Seafood for date night ASAP
The kind folks at Sweet Auburn Seafood treated me to a delicious meal, however all opinions are my own.