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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?

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  1. what part of town will you be in and will you have a car

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    1. re: jeffbatl

      will be at Emory University and will have a car. tks

    2. 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!

      1. 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.

        1. Italian, Antica Posta, La Grotta
          Steak, Bones
          Not to miss Restaurant Eugene or Bacchanalia
          Have a great time oh and you could try out Woodfire Grill also.

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          1. re: Katj

            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.

            Have fun!

          2. French - FAB
            Italian - Antica Posta
            Thai - I agree with stacystacy13 on getting Vietnamese food instead. If you're a true Hound ;), you'll venture out to Buford highway and try the asian places there. (And it won't cost you anywhere near $40)
            Have fun!

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            1. re: dallen

              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.

              1. re: LizATL

                These are not necessarily in the Emory area, but I like Horseradish Grill for upscale southern, and for French-ish, Babette's is wonderful.

            2. 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!

              1. thanks to all for the suggestions, will let you know how it goes.