Chef Rob’s Caribbean, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA Restaurant Review

Visited Chef Rob’s for lunch recently by myself. I’m actually starting to enjoy eating by myself. I’ve found myself doing it more often since I have to eat out more for the book research. Chef Rob’s was on Scoutmob, so I took advantage of a half-priced lunch. It is located in Sandy Springs very close to 285, but can be tricky to find if you don’t know exactly where it is. GPS will tell you to turn onto Cliftwood. Turn into the first shopping center on your right and Chef Rob’s is about halfway down next to Sandy Springs Convention and Visitors Center offices.

I didn’t really have to look at the menu. I knew what I was going to get. A combo order of the goat curry and jerk chicken. It would be nice if they would let you substitute sides if you don’t want the rice and beans or vegetables. They have a long list of cocktails, that all sound great, but I didn’t indulge since it was only noon. Instead, I was interested in trying their Kola Champagne (a non-alcoholic soda) or Sorrell – a berry-like Caribbean drink (also non-alcoholic). But I thought the $5 for what would amount to be juice was a little too steep. So, I simply opted for water.

I thought the goat had a great flavor, resembling the curry that my family cooks. I found the heat level to be just fine, but my tolerance for heat tends to be higher than others. The jerk chicken had a nice spicy sweet taste which was in nice contrast to the goat. However, there were several chicken pieces I found to be extremely dry.

The plate that my lunch was served on was too small for the food. I assume this is to make it look like you are getting more than you actually are. Since there were bones in both the chicken and goat I ended stacking them on top of the vegetables I didn’t eat. I suppose I could have asked for another plate, but didn’t and left a little mess on the table as the dish was sort of overflowing.

Overall, I think it is way too expensive for what you get. If I didn’t have the Scoutmob, I would have ended up paying $17 for lunch with tip. Kind of an expensive lunch. I’ve been to Tassi Roti Shop and their buffet (read -all you can eat) is much less than that. Also, I noticed that for the groups of people there the food came out very slow and not all at once. So, while it is tasty, it is certainly not the place to visit on your lunch hour. The staff was all very friendly. I had multiple greetings when I arrived and a couple of the staff thanked me as I was leaving.

5920 Roswell Rd. Suite 117
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404 250 3737
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