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Atlanta Restaurants

Antica Posta: the best Italian in the city offering authentic upscale Tuscan dishes in a romantic redone house in Buckhead.

Haven : everything on the menu will tempt you...walk down to their sister lounge, Mix, for a drink afterwards....located in Brookhaven.

b.e.d.: food fit for a king - dine like royalty in your own private bed in Downtown...what to do after dinner? two words- VIP rooftop.

Rathbun's: remember how hot Bluepointe was when it opened back in 1999? Well the magician has done it again with his own place in Inman Park. Chef Kevin Rathbun will blow you away with his innovative cuisine that is as tasty as it is eccentric. From the eggplant fries to Elvis' favorite Banana Peanut Butter Cream Pie, you'll have to show some serious indulgence control to even leave your table....read more


Elements
Elements Bistro in Lyons, Georgia is the brainchild of Chef John Mark Lane. Chef Lane was born in Charleston, W. Va. From an early age he knew his future lay in the restaurant business. At age 15, he began at the bottom of the food chain so to speak and worked as a dishwasher at Café Society in Charlotte, N.C. Natural talent cannot be kept down and by the age of 16 he was a sous chef and creating lunches. He knew by this time he wanted to be an accomplished chef and one day own his own restaurant. He enrolled at the Culinary Arts program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C and on graduating worked at many local well know spots such as Trio Restaurant, Charley’s and Sonoma Bistro . In October 2007, he accomplished his dream and opened Elements Bistro and Grill.....read more


Atlanta Restaurants

Atlanta exhibits southern charm that extends to its fine eateries as it offers a delightful helping of southern delicacies. Although personal preferences and dietary needs will sway you toward one restaurant or another, the culinary delights from many of these fine establishments will tempt you with their aromatic scents and savory flavors.

Bacchanalia, a popular California-style restaurant that is located at 1198 Howell Mill Road, offers excellent service, new American cuisine, and a unique location within a refurbished warehouse. Reservations are highly recommended due to its popularity. This engaging establishment features a new menu weekly. Unfortunately, it is closed on major holidays and Sundays. A newly established gourmet market greets you in the front of the restaurant and features excellent cheeses, breads, and desserts for take out.

In an intimate setting alongside the Chattahoochee River that features lush landscaping, Canoe, located at 4199 Paces Ferry Road, is another of the restaurants offering New American dishes. It offers a variety of mouth-watering dishes including grilled duck breast, crab fritters, as well as a variety of other seafood dishes. Its menus features fresh ingredients of a local nature that change with the seasons. The restaurant is shaped like a canoe, requires dressy casual attire, serves cocktails, and features special events. Closed on major holidays, Canoe offers brunch, lunch, and dinner.

For fine dining in a "jackets required" setting, visit The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead at 3434 Peachtree Road. Not only does this restaurant feature legendary world-class standards, but also, it provides an intimate atmosphere for excellent dining. The cuisine reflects modern French dishes with just a touch of Asian influence such as stuffed guinea hen and lamb loin. A full bar, sophisticated entertainment, outstanding service, and a classy ambience complete the picture for this fine establishment that is open from Tuesdays through Saturdays. It is open most holidays with the exception of December 25.

For another opportunity to enjoy French cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean and Asian influence, visit the Joel located at 3290 Northside Parkway. Although some of the prices tend to be expensive, the daily specials tend to fit into most budgets. The restaurant features a 65-foot lounge bar, excellent service, valet parking, and cocktails. Closed on Sundays and most major holidays, the Joel requires dressy casual attire and reservations are highly recommended, but not required...read more about Atlanta Restaurants »


Savoring Savannah
Have you ever dined with a pirate’s ghost? The Pirate’s House in Savannah is reputed to have some lurking in its attic and in the old tunnel once used to shanghai drugged sailors. Almost as old as the city itself, the Pirate’s House began its career as an inn in 1853. It catered to the seafaring men who frequented the port city. The line between honest seaman and bloodthirsty pirate was thin in those times. Blackbeard, himself may have visited the inn on one of his forays into Savannah. Robert Louis Stevenson enjoyed the inn. He is said to have modeled the infamous Captain Flint of Treasure Island on one of the habitues...read more »


Jockey Club
If you want true Southern cooking then the Jockey Club located on the square in Washington, Georgia is the place to go. Now lots of restaurants brag that they have "The Best Southern Cooking" but the Jockey Club can back its statement up with some pretty convincing proof. They have their very own celebrity chef, Joe Barnett. Joe beat Bobby Flay in a recent Throwdown cooking his famous Shrimp and Cheese Grits. When I asked him why he was so sure he would win, Joe replied, "It's not a good idea to bet on a New Yorker cooking grits against a Georgia boy."...read more »


Musical Restaurants

There are lots of restaurants with musical ties but Georgia seems to have more than her share. Here are a few of my all time Peach State favorites.

Weaver D's in Athens

R.E.M. began their career in a converted church where they lived at the time. The church has since been torn down and all that remains is the steeple but it is noted on a self guided walking tour put together by the Athens/ Welcome Center and Flagpole Magazine...read more »




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