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Sep 20, 2006 05:39 PM

Looking for recommendations in Atlanta

San Diego Chowhound staying at the Marriott Marquis for business, Thursday to Sunday, looking for a wide range of recommendations, from traditional comfort/soul/southern cooking food to more "upscale" modern southern cooking, to anything else that is a must see/eat/visit/drink.

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  1. Restaurant Eugene for your upscale southern cuisine.

    Whether you have a car or not will affect your planning, and there are many recent helpful posts with good ideas.

    1. I'd reccomend Baccanalia, for upscale. It was just ranked one of the 50 berst restaurants in the country by Gourmet magazine. It's farm to the table southern.

      1. Greenwood's; Southern meat & 3 in Roswell
        Harold's; BBQ dive south of downtown
        Watershed; American / Southern in Decatur
        Son's Place; off DeKalb Ave. east of downtown (although I've never eaten at Son's I hear it is good Southern food)

        1. Here is a timely thread for you

          and this woman has a judicious ear close to the ground.

          Zagat's is really only good for established places, not new, gone downhill, tired or the fleeting

          and if you look around here a bit

          1. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Atlanta is great. There is one in the downtown area, Buckhead and Sandy Springs. The food is always good and you can't beat the locations. The Buckhead one has a great bar to eat in also.

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            1. re: apb1235

              If you are going the Atlanta steakhouse direction, you do much much better at NY Prime, Bones or Chops (prefer in that order).

              1. re: rcburli

                Come ON! Ruth's Chris is a national chain! Good? Yes. Local? No! As for the 3 steakhouses above, I'd go for Bones.

                If you want upscale southern you MUST go to Watershed. No question.