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Downtown Atlanta Restaurants

AgaveAgave
1528 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Service was fast and excellent and the food was delicious. We ordered grilled street corn, the scallop and lamb dinner entrees and had the peanut butter dessert. Everything was great and food came out fast! Our server, Tyler was awesome and always diligent. We will definitely go back and try their other food! More

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Ritz Carlton Atlanta - Special EventsRitz Carlton Atlanta - Special Events
11 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

The occasion was Mother's Day and Graduation Day. Since we were out-of-town, we were positively surprised by the attention of the waiters and waitresses. The food was a brunch buffet with many familiar items, but also less familiar. The fish and meats were excellent. Everything was fresh and tasty. The room is large, but it was not that noisy. A small band with singer performed hits from the earlier part of the 20th century. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1436 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Unfortunately I cannot remember his name however out waiter was Russian which made the experience quite authentic. He was knowledgable, quick to every need and very polite. We will be back again! More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
941 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great little place with outside seating More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1833 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

My boyfriend and I met at this restaurant almost 4 years ago and got to celebrate our 1 year anniversary last night. The food was delicious and the service was 10/10 even after we arrived late. It felt so special to be back, and everyone at the restaurant truly went out of their way to accommodate us. Thank to everyone and especially Janel for taking care of us! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1526 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Top notch service, food, atmosphere. We had an amazing experience from being greeted with the warmest smile ever, to our table being beautifully decorated for our anniversary to enjoying delicious food and free desert. More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
363 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Food, drinks, staff, ambience - all were AMAZING! Would definitely return! More

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PolarisPolaris
811 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great place ask for gray More

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the bqe restaurant & loungethe bqe restaurant & lounge
895 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

First time visiting and absolutely loved it! Ambiance great, “grown folks” dj on point! The food was incredible - shared the shrimp n grits and the buttermilk fried chicken with sides - absolutely delish!! Our waiter “Christopher” was fantastic - attentive, knowledgeable and funny - loved him!! My only regret - not booking closer to the band start time. More

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Rosie's Coffee CafeRosie's Coffee Cafe
15 reviews
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Café | Downtown, Atlanta

I had a very large party and they were extremely accommodating of us. Great service and delicious food! More

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Southern ElementsSouthern Elements
22 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I recommend Southern Elements to my associates. Was a good dining experience. More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6704 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great service, great setting, good food. Overall a magnificent experience. More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter MallRuscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
103 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

First time trying any Ruscello and everything was amazing. She She was a pleasure and a sweetheart! Food was incredible! More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3555 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Very accommodating, waitress Allaya (sp?) was absolutely wonderful. Food was to die for!!! You don’t want to miss a trip to Rays. It was pricey but so worth it!! More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1246 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Service was awesome and the food was great. One of the best restaurants I've ever been in. Will definitely visit on next trip to the A. More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke JointSweet Georgia's Juke Joint
1322 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I came to Atlanta for a conference and had heard about the Juke joint so I made reservations. My husband and I thought the band that night was great, the food and drinks were very yummy. I really enjoyed the bacon wrapped shrimp. I also ordered the fried chicken with mac & cheese and the greens. The chicken was very tender and I thought really good. My husband enjoyed his gumbo and he especially liked the smoked wings. Would definitely go again when I make another trip to Atlanta. More

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Public School - AtlantaPublic School - Atlanta
214 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

NEVER has there been a time when the entire family went out and nobody was complaining until now! Amazing would be an understatement. Definitely will be going back! More

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Amalfi Pizza - AtlantaAmalfi Pizza - Atlanta
222 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Atlanta

Business meeting went well, Server was exceptional. The food for the price can't beat it on Peachtree More

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Pacific Rim BistroPacific Rim Bistro
393 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

We were in Atlanta for a concert and this was next to where we were staying. This was a fantastic choice and will definitely be going back. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - AtlantaHard Rock Cafe - Atlanta
335 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

I enjoy going to hard rock and we were there for an event in Velvet Underground. We ate in the cafe before hand and our server disappeared after taking out order to 'do something'. For the price the food should be outstanding and it was 'ok'. Come on hard rock, i know you can do better! Also, in the Velvet Underground we were all given plastic cups, no water refills, just another cup. So much for saving the environment! More

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Truva - DowntownTruva - Downtown
480 reviews
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Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

In Atlanta for a convention. More

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Gyu-Kaku - AtlantaGyu-Kaku - Atlanta
88 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Atlanta

Copper was great. I do hope you all get some air conditioning better at the tables consider the stoves being on More

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & BreweryMax Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
1192 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Atlanta

The service was poor, we had special occasion notes but it wasn’t noticed, server seemed lost and inattentive. Overall food was good. Was disappointed that our special occasion notes and small request was not honoured. More

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Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz StadiumMolly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
51 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great lunch experience after our VIP stadium tour. The food is really good and the portions are very shareable. More

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Budi's SushiBudi's Sushi
23 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Atlanta

The Ocean Pyramid definitely lived up to the hype. I love that we were able to get in earlier than the reservation as we ended up having less to do before dinner. More

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Trader Vic'sTrader Vic's
1009 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

Service and ambiance were excellent. My entrée, bacon wrapped scallops was wonderful. The scallops were huge and so flavorful, just perfect. The appetizer, Crab Rangoon was not great. it may be a personal preference but they tasted like something in them had gone bad. Cocktails were delicious I had a Planters Punch and a Mai Tai. The punch was tastier but the Mai Tai had a real punch! I would go again for the scallops! More

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55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge
168 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

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Mother’s Day brunch was perfect at 55th and Park. The food was AMAZING and it was full of life and great music. More

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Suite Food LoungeSuite Food Lounge
344 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

$10 crab legs are a weekly must have! More

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Sweet Auburn SeafoodSweet Auburn Seafood
1210 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and a good time!!! I wanted the lobster tails but, they were out. However, the salmon and lamb chops were awesome. More

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ThriveThrive
1179 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

We had the lamb sandwich and chicken pot stickers. It was all delicious and the servers were very attentive. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial ParkRuth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
1733 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Very amazing experience,i had a party of 10 and my guest and i enjoyed the food as well as our waiter James! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
3079 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Waitress was attentive and got all of our food correct. Food was great. More

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Sway - Hyatt Regency AtlantaSway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
294 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

The fried chicken and shrimp and grits are great. Love the desert bar all you can eat or one time choice...did take awhile to get check More

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Paschal's RestaurantPaschal's Restaurant
1054 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Our server Justin was polite and provided the best service. More

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Big KahunaBig Kahuna
47 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Had a large party, the space was kind of tight. But the staff is very friendly and welcoming. A lot of menu options. Food was nice and hot when it arrived only downfall none of the food came out at the same time. More

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SEARSEAR
667 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Really good atmosphere and food More

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Escobar Restaurant and TapasEscobar Restaurant and Tapas
134 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was happy hour time when me and best friend the Graduate of the hour ! And the atmosphere was great, the assistant manager is awesome and also the bartenders. They are all so gorgeous ;FOOD AND DRINKS WERE excellent. I always make this a place for me to stop when I’m in town More

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Pittypat's Porch RestaurantPittypat's Porch Restaurant
1450 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Had a great time celebrating Mother’s Day at this cozy and southern restaurant. Excellent, knowledgeable and precise service. We were able to sit outside in the patio as requested and it was a fabulous experience. It even gave me a sentimental feeling during our dinner. I was worried about my order not being filling enough, but I was wrong! Great portion size, delicious entrees, salad and fixings. Can’t wait to return! More

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Prime MeridianPrime Meridian
405 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Meat was all overcooked Apps were amazing though. More

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Atlanta Braves All-Star GrillAtlanta Braves All-Star Grill
156 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Food and service was great. More

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Dantanna's DowntownDantanna's Downtown
199 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Good food and great place to eat before an event at the GWCC. More

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Old Lady GangOld Lady Gang
3403 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Everything was great! The service was top notch and the food was excellent. OLG was on point!! More

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Terrace Bistro at The Ellis HotelTerrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
96 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Service was great, Food also was good. The team that booked the venue and the servers were excellent More

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Tin Lizzy's - DowntownTin Lizzy's - Downtown
44 reviews
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Tex-Mex | Downtown, Atlanta

This was my first time along with several co-workers for Happy Hour. It was the first day on the job for our waiter and he was awesome. I didn't have any 'adult beverages', but my co-workers did and they loved all of the drinks. I had the Three Amigos appetizer and several tacos. The food was delicious. We also met the GM who was very nice and complimented our waiter. Great experience! More

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Restaurant 10Restaurant 10
25 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and service. More

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ROOM at TwelveROOM at Twelve
632 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

We visited for a college graduation gathering and the food and service was awesome! More

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The Sleepy PotatoThe Sleepy Potato
2 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

The Sleepy Potato is a new restaurant in Vine City. Come visit us for brunch!More

Local MotiveLocal Motive
Reviews Coming Soon
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Local Motives is a Locally Sourced, Vegetable Forward, American Cuisine made with Modern Culinary TechniquesMore

Downtown Atlanta Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Atlanta's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AgaveAgave
1528 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Service was fast and excellent and the food was delicious. We ordered grilled street corn, the scallop and lamb dinner entrees and had the peanut butter dessert. Everything was great and food came out fast! Our server, Tyler was awesome and always diligent. We will definitely go back and try their other food! More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1436 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Unfortunately I cannot remember his name however out waiter was Russian which made the experience quite authentic. He was knowledgable, quick to every need and very polite. We will be back again! More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1833 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

My boyfriend and I met at this restaurant almost 4 years ago and got to celebrate our 1 year anniversary last night. The food was delicious and the service was 10/10 even after we arrived late. It felt so special to be back, and everyone at the restaurant truly went out of their way to accommodate us. Thank to everyone and especially Janel for taking care of us! More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
941 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great little place with outside seating More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
363 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Food, drinks, staff, ambience - all were AMAZING! Would definitely return! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1526 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Top notch service, food, atmosphere. We had an amazing experience from being greeted with the warmest smile ever, to our table being beautifully decorated for our anniversary to enjoying delicious food and free desert. More

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PolarisPolaris
811 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great place ask for gray More

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the bqe restaurant & loungethe bqe restaurant & lounge
895 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

First time visiting and absolutely loved it! Ambiance great, “grown folks” dj on point! The food was incredible - shared the shrimp n grits and the buttermilk fried chicken with sides - absolutely delish!! Our waiter “Christopher” was fantastic - attentive, knowledgeable and funny - loved him!! My only regret - not booking closer to the band start time. More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6704 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great service, great setting, good food. Overall a magnificent experience. More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3555 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Very accommodating, waitress Allaya (sp?) was absolutely wonderful. Food was to die for!!! You don’t want to miss a trip to Rays. It was pricey but so worth it!! More

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Discover Downtown

Atlanta natives are hiding some secrets. Their beloved pimiento cheese, the pâté of the South, was invented in New York.[1] Can anyone prove that the first batch of fried green tomatoes was whipped up in Atlanta?[2] There are far more peanuts grown in Georgia than peaches[3], and frying was a West African innovation rather than a Southern one.[2] Traditional favorites still satisfy, but the Atlanta dining scene is enjoying more global influence than ever before. Buford Highway, which runs through the center of town, boasts 20 separate international communities.[4] As a result, you’re just as likely to find snow crab chawanmushi or mughlai paratha on the menu as shrimp and grits or fatback-fried catfish. Whatever you sink your teeth into, it will be served up with homey Southern hospitality.

Discover Downtown

Atlanta natives are hiding some secrets. Their beloved pimiento cheese, the pâté of the South, was invented in New York.[1] Can anyone prove that the first batch of fried green tomatoes was whipped up in Atlanta?[2] There are far more peanuts grown in Georgia than peaches[3], and frying was a West African innovation rather than a Southern one.[2] Traditional favorites still satisfy, but the Atlanta dining scene is enjoying more global influence than ever before. Buford Highway, which runs through the center of town, boasts 20 separate international communities.[4] As a result, you’re just as likely to find snow crab chawanmushi or mughlai paratha on the menu as shrimp and grits or fatback-fried catfish. Whatever you sink your teeth into, it will be served up with homey Southern hospitality.