Felicia Prezzano and Tina Sivadon started out with a gift shop on the main floor of this Marietta Square storefront, and later came up with the idea of opening a mall restaurant upstairs. All I can say is Bravo!
... on the way upstairs
These two ladies have transformed this upstairs suite into a charming spot to have a nice relaxing lunch. With bay windows overlooking the square, you can watch the entertainment as the world streams by almost as an invisible bystander. None of the hustle touches you, but the life is in plain view.
If you choose, you can sit further back, away from the view, and concentrate on the conversation at your table. Either way, you will find The Vineyard as comfortable as the dining room in your home. Just take a look at the china. You will swear it is your grandmother's (thanks for that quote, Ann-Marie!).
Ann-Marie Reeder and I went to visit The Vineyard last week. We sat near the window, and shared a nice meal. Ann-Marie had hot tea, served in a French Press, and I got sweet tea with a peach flavor to it.
Ashley was our server. When she was asked to bring us what the restaurant was proud of, she was at a loss. The choices were too great. To start us off, Ashley brought out some appetizers, followed by three salad samplers.
The Orchard Salad (a mixture of mixed greens, pears, roasted asparagus, pine nuts, gorgonzola cheese served with a house apricot vinaigrette dressing), the Greek Pasta Salad and the Sweet Potato Salad. Of these, the nicest surprise was the Sweet Potato Salad. It was a very enjoyable twist on traditional potato salad. The sweetness made it almost like dessert!
The Vineyard Cafe offers a variety of menus, from catering to brunch and lunch as well as tea parties. Services include Boxed Lunches, Corporate catering and delivery (with notice). Call them at 678-581-3771 to book your next meeting, party or delivery. To see the menu, visit their website at www.thevineyardcafe.com
Whatever you do, the next lunchtime that you find yourself in Marietta near the Square, you owe it to yourself to try The Vineyard. Give yourself enough time to browse the gift shop!
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