The Select

Sandy Springs, if you haven't been there recently, is on fire. A super-impressive new public mixed-use area called City Springs has opened up, a charming little mini city with an outdoor green space, conference center, amphitheater, playhouse as well as retail and restaurants. One of the new restaurants there is The Select, a sophisticated but breezy Parisian brasserie that emulates the world-famous Le Select that I think people are going to love.

Inside, the space opens up with high ceilings, big windows and an elegant 1920's inspired motif that feels more non-stuffy modern-European. Outside a terrace with plenty of seating feels like café on the Paris' Left Bank. Chef Matthew Rainey offers up some beautiful plated inspired by the olive oil belt of Spain, France and the Mediterranean with dishes like miso sea bass, steak frites, Faroe Island Salmon, Kurobuta Pork Chop, and Pan Roasted Select Chicken as well as some wonderful salads and fresh Oysters, and other seafood offerings. The dishes I tried were executed flawlessly and, best of all, were a notch below Buckhead prices.

If you are in the area to catch or a show or concert this is also a great place to get a craft local beer or one of the 30 options of wine by the glass and walk around the area freely. Great for families (they have a simple kids menu), date night or group outing, The Select is a unique spot that seems to check all the boxes and should do quite well.

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