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Old 10-21-2008, 12:27 PM
 
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I'm going to be in Atlanta for two nights and looking for good places to eat that are in a fun neighborhood, price point is not really important ( I love tapas, mediterranean, south american or other eclectic type places). I also really want a place that's in an actual neighborhood with other restaurants, bars, shops, etc and not a chain or in a strip mall, etc, because I would like to eat and then explore the general area on foot. My group (3 people) are all between 30 and 50, so we are not looking to go clubbing, and would like to be able to hear our actual dinner conversation. However, we certainly want to enjoy ourselves.

I've never been to Atlanta and currently live in downtown Philadelphia, so I'm used to walking everywhere and enjoying unique neighborhood restaurants.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Billerica, MA
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Virginia Highlands would be a great area, though there are quite a few bars in the region, so it might be a little noisy. Not sure if that matters.

Another one would be downtown Decatur.
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Check out Pura Vida. It's in a neighborhood called Virginia Highland that is perfect for an after-dinner stroll to windowshop, people watch, etc.

Also, check out Creative Loafing (weekly alternative paper), Atlanta Magazine and the AJC. All of their online editions will really list everything you will want to know.

Have fun!
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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This thread may have some good reccomendations>>>
Restaurants/Bars in Midtown & Virginia Highland
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Woodstock
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mmmm....the OK Cafe....Linda is the best waitress

not a bar, not a club, not eclectic...or upscale...

Just good freaking food....yum. the roast beef rocks...and the milkshakes, the lemonade, the turkey
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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One Midtown Kitchen
ONE. midtown kitchen

Two Urban Licks
TWO urban licks

Spice Market - you can easily go to the Whiskey Bar and explore Midtown Atlanta
Spice Market, Spice Market Atlanta, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, For reservations call (404) 549-5450

Floataway Cafe (off the beaten path though)
Star Provisions
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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Floataway Cafe (off the beaten path though)
Star Provisions
I have driven by and wondered about the Floataway Cafe. Across from Sage Hill Shopping Center at Johnson Rd/Briarcliff--'Zonolite Rd', which leads you to a small industrial park. You would never expect to find a restaurant. Actually, you can't see it--just the top or side.

The menu looked delicious and I plan to visit.

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Old 10-21-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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I have driven by and wondered about the Floataway Cafe. Across from Sage Hill Shopping Center at Johnson Rd/Briarcliff--'Zonolite Rd', which leads you to a small industrial park. You would never expect to find a restaurant. Actually, you can't see it--just the top or side.

The menu looked delicious and I plan to visit.

Floataway Cafe is divine.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Floataway is really good - but pricey.
We had an awesome meal recently at Food 101 in Va. Hi/Morningside. Different atmosphere than Floataway, but we thought the food better than what we had at Floataway or Bacchanalia. Just an opinion to consider.
Have fun!
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Start earlier and check out the shops around the water plant at Huff Road and Howell Mill - I think the area is called West Urban Market. There is Star Provisions (not to be missed!), and other great unique stores. You can then end up at Tacqueria del Sol for the best fish tacos and margueritas!
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