The Vineyard Café on the historic Marietta Square is a favorite lunch spot because of its full tea service and decadent chicken salad croissants – making it one of the go-to eateries in town. They have now taken service past lunch and added an intimate dinner and theatre show and we were lucky enough to get invited to see one of these shows.
Located at 21 West Park Square, the café is found on the second floor. The walk up the weathered old steps is the first hint that you are in for something unique.
We were led through exposed brick hallways and creaky oak floors that wind into the main dining room where you are seated. If you are lucky, you may get one of the romantic tables up front with windows that overlook Glover Park.
You can then choose a selection from their beer and wine list as you wait for dinner service to take place. Next came a buffet style dinner. The menu offered the night we attended was a delicious lasagna, Italian sausage in a warm marinara sauce, a steamed vegetable medley, dinner rolls and a fantastic tiramisu that really finished off the meal with a bang.
After our hosts made sure that everyone had enough to eat, we were then escorted into the theatre and waited for the entertainment of the night; Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.
We found the theatre to be very cozy and noticed that there was not a bad seat in the house.
Every minute of the hour-long show was exciting. There were even instances where the audience had a chance to participate, which added a sense of community.
Having gone to dinner theatres before, we have had certain expectations on the level of acting skills associated with a small troop. This troop met and exceeded our expectations.
You don’t have to take my word for it, visit their website and click on the dinner theatre link to see some of the reviews of past shows. People are raving about not only the talent of the actors but also the food and ambiance.
Past guests Debbie and Jesse Medina stated:
It is totally amazing what they can do in a small space and with only a few actors.
Director Tony Smith brings 30-years of experience and talent to this play. Smith has directed other successful plays at the Vineyard Café such as The Importance of Being Ernest, Shirley Valentine, Steel Magnolias and many others. Steel Magnolias had so many sell outs that they had to offer additional showings.
With the success of these shows, the Vineyard Café will be offering “A Greater Tuna” in January, “Love Letters” in February, “The Owl and The Pussycat” in March, and “Dangerous Liaisons” in April. We suggest getting your tickets as soon as possible for the Valentine’s Day Showing.
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Kristopher R Drees is a 5 Time Emmy Award Winning News Producer and 40 Year resident of Atlanta, GA. He is an avid hiker, traveler, eater, sports and comedy writer and man-about-town. He has also written about Marietta’s Blue Mist Cafe and Lounge and Spring Restaurant.