I visited Ziba’s Restaurant & Wine Bar on a Friday evening to partake in happy hour libation specials. Ziba’s was the gracious host to a Michigan State University Black Alumni – ATL Chapter, happy hour gathering. Marcie, the owner, has a great personality and is very welcoming. Marcie also bleeds Green and White as a MSU Spartan should. All alumni things aside, Marcie runs a great establishment. When visiting a smaller neighborhood restaurant & bars I think it is great to actually have the opprotunity to speak with the owner and get an understanding of their restaurant goals and hopes for the business.
The wine bar offered a nice selection of drinks and small plates in an intimate setting. The exposed brick walls and plush couch seating along the right side of the restaurant gave the atmosphere a cozy vibe. The left side offered small dining table to seat parties of up to 6. The venue has tin printed ceilings and crystal chandeliers that create an unexpected elegance. At first glance the restaurant and bar seem small but once you notice the patio dining area, and the side room dining area you realize that it is designed for larger capacity.
Popular dishes at the restaurant included the Crab Cake which is very reasonably priced during happy hour and garnished with a tasty crisp corn relish. A drink favorite was the Southern Harvest which connects us all to our beloved state of Georgia. The Southern Harvest is a mix of fresh lemons, peach nectar and Bourbon. It is a strong drink, yet refreshing.
Ziba’s Restaurant & Wine Bar is located in the Grant Park neighborhood. Grant Park is a gem in Atlanta. The area consists of charming homes from previous decades that have been restored and contemporary structures that add to the eclectic makeup of local home owners in the area. This place is definitely worth your happy hour time!