Three Gavels

The National

  • Private Seating
  • Take-out Available
  • Walking Distance

.4 miles from the Courthouse. In the 90′s, when many of us lived in Athens, Hugh Acheson came to town and transformed Last Resort Grill into the premier high-end eatery in Athens.  In March of 2000, he opened Five and Ten and then spent the rest of the decade receiving national acclaim (2002 Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, 2007 AJC Restaurant of the Year, four-time James Beard Award nominee).  Unfortunately for us lunch goers, Five and Ten is a dinner-only place.  Luckily, a few years ago Acheson teamed up with killer chef Peter Dale to open this lovely place that serves lunch and serves it well.  The starters range from cheese appetizers served with honey, quince jams and baguettes to their famous soups (made with local ingredients and mostly vegetarian).  The entrees consist of creative salads and sandwiches and the selections change frequently.  Expect nothing less than top-notch meats and the freshest produce available.  The bar actually opens at 8:00am serving Counter Culture coffee with a changing daily menu of pastries, frittatas, empanadas and the like.  Not a quick in and out for lunch but well worth the time spent if you have it.

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