3125 Briarcliff Road Northeast at Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
The Ethiopian tour of Atlanta chugs along, with the latest stop at Bahel. I picked out this joint in part thanks to a Scoutmob deal. As it turns out, this was not the first option for a dining destination, but with the original choice being bizarrely packed at a later hour (must’ve been some private party), Bahel came to our rescue. I’ve found that the Ethiopian places never are too crazy crowded, even on weekend nights. Thank goodness for that.
When Dave and I stepped into Bahel, no one else was seated inside, though there were some folks sitting outside. Being the sole diners in a spot is always slightly awkward, but it wasn’t an issue as a few parties filtered in soon after. The hostess was really gracious and welcoming. We decided to order our usual: yebeg tibs and lamb kitfo, along with a veggie combo. I like my meat, but the veggies are just so full of life and happy flavors, I gotta get ‘em when I’m going Ethiopian.
Here’s the standard jumbo platter with injera and the dishes. The injera was unlimited which was a good thing. I love all of the vegetables, but some of the highlights include the greens (collard greens I guess?), lentil, and cabbage. Yebeg tibs and the kitfo (I think we became bold and went for medium) hit the spot as usual. No qualms here.
The hostess/server was really concerned when she noticed that we hadn’t eaten much of the yebeg tibs, but we assured her that it was delish; it was just that we were stuffed. She kindly boxed it up for us, and then we were out the door, content with our dinner at Bahel.