Hello hungry people! Ever out in the city at I don’t know? 6 p.m or even 4 a.m? Hungry, and seeking for a real meal that is NOT your typical late night pig out (Cookout, Mcdonalds)? Well today’s post it just for you!
The other night, my friend kept raving about a place called “R. Thomas.” I used to pass by R. Thomas while driving down Peachtree Road, but I never knew what kind of food they served until I tried it. R. Thomas is a super funky, 1970’s hippie, California inspired restaurant. From endless breakfast options to chicken piccatas, R. Thomas has a variety of delicious California-inspired dishes for you 24/7. On the outside there are tons of cool knick-knacks to take pictures with and even live birds! As soon as you enter, you walk into a casual dining setting full of fun disco balls and retro beads hanging from the walls. The vibe you receive is super relaxed almost as if you’re about to watch the sun set at a west coast beach.
After I was handed the menu, I literally had to tell the waitress to give me an extra 5 minutes to decide what I wanted to order at least 3 times. I mean the menu was that overwhelming! There was so much to choose from. I could not decide if I should have ate french toast or a burger? So after my third round of looking at the menu, I decided to get the “Curry Coconut Seafood Linguine.” with a side of sweet potato bites. #YUMMMM Seriously, the best seafood linguine that my stomach has ever digested. The portion of the pasta was HUGE. You know how restaurants are stingy with fish in fish pasta? Yeah, this place was far from selfish. I was blessed with hella pieces of shrimp and salmon smothered in a smooth and creamy curry sauce. The sauce had hints of melted cheese throughout it and did not have an overwhelming coconut flavor.
My friend ordered their “French Toast” with some edamame and veggie sausage on the side. The french toast was topped with slices of banana and powdered sugar. As you all should know by now, I have a crazy sweet tooth! Naturally, I could not contain my self, so I ate half of my friend’s toast. The flavors of the cinnamon and the bananas dipped in maple syrup were the cherry on top of my late-night craving. I can honestly say that I could not stand up after that meal because it was so, unbelievably scrumptious.
Moving over, let’s talk about the prices. R. Thomas is pricey. There is no denying it. My pasta was $20 for just that huge bowl. I mean hell yeah it was good, but it was definitely on the higher end of my budget. However, I must say that the meal was worth the price.
In my last post I told you all that I would be more critical of my experiences, so here are my pro’s and con’s.
Pro’s- The service was great, the food was so delicious, and the decor was fabulous!
Con’s-The prices were very high. Yes, my blog is about my inexpensive food experiences, but the food here was really good so I wanted to share my experience with you all. So if you’re actually trying to spend a lot of money on your 2 a.m meal, then go ahead and ball out. Also, the restaurant rushes to clean. When I got my menu, it looked like it had tomato sauce spilled on it. I almost swiped my hand on it, but luckily I noticed the tomato blob and wiped it off before I got it all over myself.
Overall, my experience at R. Thomas was superb. The food was great at the end of the night, and that was all that mattered. So the next time you’re looking for a groovy spot to grab a bite, then I would recommend checking out R. Thomas. The food is great and you’ll enjoy your experience.