Starlight Café Review - Frank Sinatra-50s themed Restaurant at Marietta Square
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Just off of the Marietta Square is the gem of a restaurant known as the Starlight Café. This Frank Sinatra/50s themed Restaurant will make you long for the days of yesteryear and steal your heart away.
So what exactly is a Frank Sinatra/50s themed restaurant? Will this isn’t the dinner you’ve seen time and time again in Happy Days. The space is quite up to date. No jukeboxes or poodle skirts, here. The walls are however lined with the late and great of old Hollywood. If you want to see great pictures of Grace Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Dean Martin, and of course, the Great Frank Sinatra, this is the place to stop and star gaze while you eat.
Starlight Cafe Outside
You will find a menu at Starlight that is pocket and health conscious. All the items on their menu are organic. You can find grass fed beef, free range chicken and turkey, organic hotdogs and produce. Starlight also prides itself on providing beef that is never frozen. Any menu item can be steamed, grilled, or fried, which definitely makes for some interesting choices.
My personal favorite on the Starlight menu is the Sweet Baja Burger. Like all the burgers at starlight you can order a veggie, turkey, or beef burger. In the interest of my waistline, I prefer the turkey burger. The Sweet Baja option comes with all the burger standards lettuce, tomato, and onions, plus the extra special combo of diced Mandarin Oranges, fresh cream cheese, and candied jalapenos. Those candied jalapenos are amazing.
With their sweet and mild taste, they add just the right amount of pizazz to the burger. If you like your burgers to really fill you up, I’d strongly recommend the Whoa Mamma! This burger is sure to satisfy even the largest appetites. It comes complete with cheddar, Swiss, and American cheese, chili, fried egg, bacon and Texas toast in place of a pub. The best part? You can have either of these burgers, plus aside and a drink for under $10.
The sides at Starlight are what you have come to expect from any burger joint with a few standouts. There’s the usual fries, onion rings, coleslaw. Starlight also offers sweet potato fries and fried corn on the cob. If you are in the mood for something healthy, opt for the grilled veggies or side salad.
Starlight offers a plethora of interesting sandwich combinations such as the Fried pork tenderloin sandwich. Beware, it’s enormous. If you are cautioning on the lighter side there’s also the Chicken Avocado which comes with a great rosemary sauce. For the vegetarians, there’s a great marinated portabella sandwich with blue cheese.
If you are in the mood to experiment, I’d recommend any of the Big Dawgs at Starlight. You won’t be disappointed. There’s our own Atlanta Dog with chili, fresh slaw, and melted cheddar. For a real treat try it fried. The Chicago Dog is also a real winner with tomato, pickle, relish, onions, green chilies, and just a dash of celery salt to it.
For the late and early risers alike, Starlight Café also has a full breakfast menu, which they gladly serve all day. If you are a grab and go sort of person, try the Steak, egg, and cheese sandwich. The sliced rib eye on it is definitely worth getting out of bed for. They also offer a truly filling breakfast platter which features: three eggs done your way, hashbrown or grits, toast, and your chose of bacon or sausage all for $5.00.
There’s a limited children’s menu with the standard kids burgers, grilled cheese, etc. So this might be a nice place for a work lunch, but I’d hold off on dinner here. If you were to have dinner at Starlight, it would be an awfully early one, since currently they close at 3pm. However, word or Roswell Street is that Starlight will soon be expanding into a restaurant bar with later hours!
- Food 5/5- This place will keep you coming back
- Service 4/5- The counter hostess is sweet and makes an effort to come from behind the walk up ordering station to check on customers
- Atmosphere 4/5- There’s no better place to star gaze at lunch time.
- Price 4/5- Starlight proves that organic, healthy, and yummy doesn’t have to equal pricey.
166 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA, 30060
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Check it out online @ www.thestarlightcafe.com
Starlight Café Review is written by Ashley Strong-Green.