Yebo Beach Haus Review - Atlanta, Georgia
A touch of the beach with small plates, grilled dishes, seafood, and specially crafted cocktails!
Yebo Beach Haus is a hip, trendy, yet romantic date night spot located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. Yebo serves dishes with South African flavors that are sweet, savory, and robust, yet so delightful to the senses. The restaurant has an assortment of fresh, simple, shareable plates that are a beautiful accompaniment to the light-airy-modern atmosphere of the restaurant. Yebo has a lovely open air patio that is in a courtyard area, filled with appropriately-spaced tables, heat lamps and fire pits with ample seating to be shared with an intimate (small) group. It’s such a fun environment for date night or dinner with friends.
I began the evening by sharing a few different small plates with my guests, starting with the Bobotie Crepes. Bobotie is the national dish of the country and cooked in many homes and restaurants. Minced meat is simmered with spices, curry powder, herbs and dried fruit. Then, after stuffing the crepes, they are topped off with a light, creamy hollandaise sauce and a sprinkling of raisins. The crepes were velvety and soft, and the aromatic spices in the fragrant curry sauce folded nicely into the meat stuffing.. These were by far one of the best appetizers I’ve had anywhere in a long time.
Another enjoyable appetizer were the shareable Ostrich Sliders with roasted tomatoes, arugula, and rosemary aioli. These were a pleasant surprise as the meat was less “gamey” than I had envisioned, yet when I think of a slider I think of a two bite-sized sandwich. This small plate was a generous portion with 2 medium sized sliders on the plate. Perfect for sharing with 4 people.
The entrees we shared were equally as delicious and mouth-watering as the appetizers. The halibut was probably some of the most delicate pieces of fresh fish I’ve ever had, and I tend to order fish everywhere I go for dinner. We shared this beautiful dish which was lightly covered in a red butter curry sauce, most delicate and flavorful. It didn’t overwhelm the tender brightness of the fresh fish, which I find most restaurants do so often. The other entree we shared was a bowl of Ostrich ragu bolognese, with wild mushrooms and fresh spinach served over tagliatelle. This is a pasta dish that was taken to the next level of culinary delights for great pasta dishes in the city.
Of course the evening was topped off with a rich, creamy flourless chocolate torte, homemade pistachio gelato, raspberry collio, and pistachio chocolate candy. Yebo quickly rose to the top of favorite dinner spots in Buckhead and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to try a restaurant that serves great food within this hip, trendy, neighborhood-friendly spot. YEBO BEACH HAUS has MY stamp of approval!