Last Word, a new cocktail and shared-plate dining experience, is now open in the Old Fourth Ward
We recently got our first taste of Last Word, which occupies the former P’cheen space in Highland Walk.
Warm, modern, comfortable, simple, classy. All of these words come to mind when you enter Last Word. Almost everything in the restaurant is crafted by hand – tables, bar, light fixtures, and booths. Seating includes a communal table and a handful of individual tables for parties of 2, 4, and 6.
Last Word is a social dining and drinking experience with a decidedly Middle Eastern flare. Owner Bernard Moussa’s Lebanese influence combines with the creativity of chefs Edward Russell and Matthew Palmerlee and beverage director Cole Younger Just to deliver an ambitious but simple menu. Add to that input from co-owner Matt Booth of Videodrome and you’ve got a team who knows how to deliver.
Food and Drink
Both the food and drink menu are subject to change depending on the season or availability of local ingredients.
Our visit to Last Word started with sharing the Swedish Punch, an off-menu hot beverage that set the tone for the evening. Available this winter only, the drink made from distilled cane sugar, red rice, and ginger, is served in beautiful Lebanese vessels.
We then enjoyed curry spiced Georgia pecans and sampled the house labneh while awaiting the rest of our party.
Our server walked us through the menu and let us know that the dishes increase in portion size as you go down the list. We placed orders for the Georgia shrimp, Armenian sausage flat bread, and lamb shawarma. All delivered unique and interesting flavors.
We couldn’t resist finishing the evening with dessert and settled on sharing the roasted dates and figs. This was an excellent decision. The atypical dessert was the perfect sweet finish for the evening.
In addition to providing the ideal setting for after-work drinks with friends, Last Word makes for a great date spot. In fact, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to try it out.
The restaurant will offer multicourse meals with optional wine pairings:
4 courses for $65
Wine and cocktail pairings starting at $35
Call Jackie at (404) 343-1274 to reserve your spot.
What others are saying
Creative Loafing, First Look: Last Word – The Old Fourth Ward newcomer makes a good first impression.
Cliff Bostock, January 19, 2015
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chefs’ fearlessness pays off more than it backfires.
Jon Watson, January 22, 2015
Hours and Reservations
Last Word is open Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:30pm. The kitchen is open until 12:30am each night.
404-343-1274 / 701 Highland Avenue, Suite 5, corner of Highland Avenue and Sampson Street