Atlanta is known for its fabulous restaurants and award-winning chef with most of the top picks located inside the perimeter. But when you live in the city, as I do, you rarely need to venture outside of the perimeter to eat out. So I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon bistro VG in Roswell recently before I attended a wedding celebration in downtown Roswell. I sought out Van Gogh’s restaurant because of my past experience with them when I lived here 1985 – 1996 because of their cutting-edge menu and décor and learned that it was remade and renamed as bistro VG.

bistro VG bar

The bar (where we had appetizers, Champagne and wine) has a beautifully stylish décor that I just didn’t expect in one of our area’s suburban restaurants. We enjoyed a selection of artisan cheeses which ranged from goat- and cow-milk selections and the salt and pepper fried calamari. I found the staff friendly and knowledgeable about the food and the extensive wine list. While some of Atlanta’s longtime restaurants have rested on their laurels of food and décor the Van Gogh’s original owners have kept this neighborhood restaurant up to date with a fresh, trendy, contemporary face-lift with its new name, décor, and menu through the creations of Chef Rich Velazquez: wood-fire pizzas and pastas, meats, seafood and poultry, small plates, appetizers, salads and desserts. If you take the time to get passed the bar then enjoy the restaurant which is intimate, just as beautiful and has an impressive lunch and dinner menu. Lunch and dinner served Monday – Friday. Dinner served Saturday and Sunday. Outdoor dining and amble parking. 70 West Crossville Road, Roswell, GA. For more information go to bistro VG.

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With a Southern Twist is all about good living in today's South. A true Southerner, the author's passions include food, home design, travel, restaurants, shopping, and entertaining. It is a fun blog about one of her most beloved regions of the country, shared through personal experiences.