I should preface my commentary of Vinings Fish Company by saying that I am not a “foodie” or a cook, so I don’t necessarily have the knowledge to comment on anything….but I do like to eat!
Based on my experience, I love the atmosphere at Vinings Fish Company and they were super nice to my little boy.
I had the crab cakes as that’s somewhat of my test to determine if a restaurant is good or not as I try them everywhere. The crab cakes were excellent and served with mashed potatoes and green beans and plated very pretty. I wish they had some sort of sauce with them, as that is usually a determining factor if I’ll crave them or not.
They do have the children’s menu with fish fingers, fried shrimp, and the normal kid food like mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwich, etc.
I look at this restaurant as kind of fish “purist”, nothing fancy for the sauces, but great seafood. I’d go again.
Comments from My Dinner Companions
“I had the sautéed snapper and added crab. Fabulous.”
“On the shrimp and grits – I liked the red sauce, but I was surprised by it because I’m used to the brown roux in Charleston. Maybe people in different areas prepare it differently. It looked a little like a Creole dish, but without the heat! The grits were really yummy!”
The children’s menu comes with a mini-sundae which my son loved of course. The fried banana sundae – very delicious, but too much, needed to split it with someone. (Who can eat a whole banana and ice cream after a meal!?)
The key lime was good but milder than I normally like with a bit more tang.
The wine menu is extensive and covers most anything you’d like as well.
The bar is chic and was hopping by the time we left which was close to 8pm and I did recognize quite a few people there so it is a great spot to see Vinings and Buckhead people. Those I knew were Buckhead people, so they are headed our direction on their Friday out as well.