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Jun 20, 2007 08:33 AM

Dinner recommends in Atlanta, vegetarian friendly near CDC?

Several of us have a short trip planned to Atlanta for just a day and am looking for good dinner recommendations in Atlanta. We're staying near the CDC, so that would be ideal, but I'm open to any suggestions. One person in our small group is vegetarian, so I'm hoping for something vegetarian friendly, although the rest of us eat everything. Our budget is moderate ($10-15 per entree, roughly) and we're really more interested in good food over ambiance or atmosphere. It would be nice to get a variety of suggestions in types of food, since I'm not sure what people like/don't like (Indian, Mexican, American, whatever...). I pulled a couple of ideas from previous posts, but most of them leaned towards Italian (Osteria, Fritti, Ecco). Thanks!

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  1. I haven't been there in quite awhile, but Le Giverny at the Emory Inn (right across the st from CDC) used to be really good and very cute.

    You're close to the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood, in which I recommend Murphy's, Sala, Noche, and La Tavola. All great.
    For a casual meal, Mediterranean Grill is so delicious and the owner (Sam) is super nice. It is located in the Emory area at North Decatur and Clairmont roads.

    1. If you'd like a welcoming taste of good southern cuisine look no further than Mary Mac's Tea Room-down-home, generous portions, the most heavenly Parkerhouse Rolls and Cinnamon Rolls (served at table when you take a seat:} and the most charming wait staff you can imagine. I'm a vegetarian and the side dishes are plentiful and delish-try the fried green tomatoes or turnip greens...divine! A true taste of the South.

      1. There is the most wonderful Lebanese restaurant called Nicola's on LaVista. You are in for a treat if Nicola is there too. He's a most generous host and he loves to dance. It is utterly charming and the food is great too!

        1. -Nicolas is good
          -There is a Thai place in a strip mall at the corner of Briarcliff and LaVista
          -Near the corner of Clairmont and North Decatur Road (very close to Emory) there is an Indian place a lot of people like called Bojhanic (sp). I prefer some of the other ones in Decatur like Udipi Cafe (all veggie and great). In that same shopping area there are some other restaurants (Chinese, mexican, etc.)
          -In the Highlands - La Tavola, Sotto Sotto or Fritti for Italian (with drinks that might be out of your budget though)