Like most people in Athens, I'm drawn to the downtown scene when I go out to eat. However, last week I ventured outside my comfort zone over to 237 Prince Woodfire Grille (on Prince Avenue) - and it was well worth it.

First I just have to say how amazing it is to go somewhere and not have to worry about parking! There's a parking lot in The Bottleworks so you don't have to worry about cruising up and down Broad and Clayton fighting for a spot.

Walking into the restaurant, you enter a lounge and bar area which is separate from the restaurant. There is also outside seating on the patio so you have several places to enjoy your meal or a drink. The ambiance is great, the restaurant isn't too big and the big woodfire oven next to the bar is really cool.

They had a great selection of salads, entrees, and pasta dishes in addition to the unique pizza creations cooked in the woodfire oven.  The menu isn't too pricey, and there are great drink specials every night of the week.

I went back over the weekend to talk with the owner and find out a little more about what sets this restaurant apart from everything else Athens has to offer.

There are tons of great unique restaurants in Athens, and I'm definitely going to add 237 to my list of favorites.