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Old 05-29-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Got a girl flying up to Atlanta next weekend. She's never been. I thought I would take her to the aquarium and she wants to go to lenox square to shop. Any other places I could take her to impress?
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:58 PM
YAZ
 
Location: Phoenix,AZ
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What's the name of that Japanese restaurant in Buckhead?

It's right next to the Hyatt.

Ya know, that really cool place upstairs?

Help me out here.

Last edited by YAZ; 05-29-2009 at 04:59 PM.. Reason: It's Buckhead, not Buckeye.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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What things would you and your date like to do? Restaurants, bars etc???

I will chime in on restaurants:

ONE. midtown kitchen great place and not that expensive. You must go and check the restrooms out.

Spice Market, Spice Market Atlanta, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, For reservations call (404) 549-5450 and W Hotels Atlanta: W Atlanta - Midtown - Hotel Rooms at WHotels.com at the W in Midtown. Go at night when it starts to get lively. My dinner at Spice Market was incredible. They also have a 5 course menu (each course consists of 2 items) for $48 pp. It was a great dining experience. Don't miss the ginger margarita!

Drinks at Krog Wine Bar by Chef Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun's and Kevin Rathbun Steak and then dinner at Rathbun's by Chef Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun's & Krog Bar - Best Overall Restaurant. Kevin Rathbun won on "Iron Chef America". Don't miss the dessert sampler!

TOP FLR cozy little spot.

Have fun!!!
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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What's the name of that Japanese restaurant in Buckhead?

It's right next to the Hyatt.

Ya know, that really cool place upstairs?

Help me out here.
MF Sushi?

http://www.mfsushibar.com/index.html
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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she wants to go to lenox square to shop.
Just make sure she doesn't discover the place across the street.

Maybe take her to lobster bar. $$$$
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: on the Beach
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Why not go up to the wineries up north? One of my favorites is Wolf Creek Winery.But there is about 5 or 6 that are close together in Dahlonega. Some don't have very good wine, but Wolf Creek, Blackstock and Three Sisters are all good. Wolf Creek serves lunch most weekends i think. You may want to call to be sure. Nearby is Amicalola falls, it's a steep climb (over 600 steps) all the way to the top but the waterfall is pretty and the view is rather nice too. You can of course, drive to the top, where you can park to see the view and rest awhile at the guest house/ inn at the top. The Inn might serve food, but it may also only be for guests, i'm not sure.

Stone Mountain is also an Atlanta icon of sorts. you could hike up to the top, or just ride the syktrail basket. You can see for miles once you're up there. The hike is moderate most of the way. It's about a mile up to the top. Take water bottles! It can get hot very fast.

Downtown you could hit up world of coke after the aquarium since it's right next door, and amble through olympic park and try not to be acosted by panhandlers. the CNN center has a tour, but i have no idea how interesting it is.

If you want shopping areas there's always atlantic station. Although i would not eat at many of the places in atlantic station. Perimeter mall also has a wide range of shops as does North Pointe Mall. Perimeter has a large variety of restaurants that are all pretty good.

There's always interesting thigns to see at the museums downtown as well. The High has rotating exhibits that are always pretty neat.

My favorite 'wow' restaurant is in vinings, it's called Canoe (http://www.canoe-atl.com/canoe_content.htm - broken link). It's gamey food, but always delicious, dressy, excellent service staff, good wine selection. Another good restaurant, in midtown, is Veni Vidi Vici (http://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/vvv.html - broken link). It's Italian, dressy, delicious, and they have good service and a good wine list.

hope this helps!
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Taker her to see the new Star Trek movie. Get extra butter on the popcorn.

Aside from that - browse the small shops in the Virginia Highland neighborhood, or if you feel nature-ish, take her to the Atlanta Botantical Gardens (chicks dig it).
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:39 AM
 
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Oh, I second taking her to Rathburns for pre-dinner drinks and dinner. Then you can go to Estoria, which is that bar at the other end of the Krog St tunnel. It's a bit more grungy, but a good place.

Then you could take her to a club, which I don't know anything about...don't go clubbing anymore, just pub crawlin, which you can do in Virginia-Highland.
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