Whole snapper at Sweet Auburn Seafood
Whole Snapper at Sweet Auburn Seafood

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.

bang bang shrimp
Bang Bang Shrimp-Huge fried shrimp tossed in a sweet Thai dynamite sauce

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.

Quail ?? Cornish game hen and Lamb at Sweet Auburn Seafood
Cornish game hen and Lamb at Sweet Auburn Seafood. Hens were very tasty and glazed in a sweet sauce. Lamb chops looked great and I hear that they were cooked perfectly, I didn’t get one, I guess I was too busy taking pictures. Oh well, I guess I”ll try those next time…and there will be a next time.

Everything was tasty and beautify presented (they like a tile if seems). I will definitely return to Sweet Auburn Seafood for date night ASAP

Auburn Renaissance Cocktail
Auburn Renaissance cocktails at Sweet Auburn Seafood. Jack Daniels, peach schnapps and some other really tasty stuff. I’m a brown liquor girl so this was right up my alley.
Dessert at Sweet Auburn Seafood
Dessert at Sweet Auburn Seafood. Incredible chocolate cake and bruleed cheesecake

The kind folks at Sweet Auburn Seafood treated me to a delicious meal, however all opinions are my own.





2 Comments on Sweet Auburn Seafood

  1. Corey
    December 14, 2014 at 12:28 am (9 years ago)

    Awesome pix. Chef and food photographer, how talented

    • Demetra Overton
      December 14, 2014 at 12:40 am (9 years ago)

      Why thank you so much. You’re sweet to say so


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