Food in Atlanta, GA
I will be in Atlanta, next tuesday, wednesday and Thursday and would like some good restaurant suggestions, price range 40-60, french, steak, italian and Thai. Any thoughts?
French - there is a fairly new restaurant in Midtown - Trois. I haven't been yet, but have heard nothing but good things.
Itialian - Sotto Sotto in Inman Park, La Tavola in Virginia Highlands.
Thai - Nan Thai Fine Dining.
Hope this helps!
French - Trois is great, but my choice would be French American Brasserie (FAB) which is downtown. It is excellent.
Steak - NY Prime or Chops
Italian - Portofino
Thai - Nan is good. Low cost, nothign fancy, but great people and food - Rama 5 in Buckhead.
For Asian, defintiely go to NAM instead of NAN. It is upscale Vietnamese and the flavors are much more vibrant. Shaking beef (filet mignon) is what they are known for. I love all of the apps and exotic salads. They have a lemongrass tofu dish that my husband and I swear has drugs in it. So good and I am not even a tofu fan.
For steak, I'd recommend Rathbun's Steaks, but make a reservation.
Woodfire Grill is fun. I went there for the first time on Saturday.
Actually, although Atlanta does not generally have very good Thai, I really like Nan. It is upscale and the dining room is quite nice. Food has been very good the three times I have been there. Have not visited in a year, though, so maybe it has gone downhill. On the other hand, my one experience at Nam was just awful. I know others like it, but I just wanted to put in a plug for Nan.
Steak - Chops
Italian - Sotto Sotto or Antica Posta
French - FAB, but be aware that it does seem to have some consistency problems
Actually, Atlanta isn't really strong on any of the fronts you ask about. I second the Eugene recommendation for American upscale, and I'll add Element, for trendy "molecular gastronomy" food that is still accessible in a relatively casual setting. Joel is nice for upsacle dining as well.
I agree that a true hound adventure would be getting a car and driving down Buford Highway. Lots of great Asian and Mexican food.Do a search for specific recommendations or visit a local Atlanta food board.
Definitely Sotto Sotto for Italian. Another great neighborhood place that has a nice menu and great wines to match (and a nice patio to eat outside if it's not too hot) is Haven Restaurant in Brookhaven. Would be an easy drive up Clairmont Road (on Dresden). We've got a ton of steak places here in Atlanta, but most would vote on Bone's (very masculine) or Chops (more contemporary). Both are great. Trois is good, but very much a see and be seen place. Have fun!