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Atlanta Dinner

yankeefan Oct 12, 2007 07:54 AM

Traveling to Atlanta next week during the week - looking for the top suggestion for a good dinner that is pretty unique to the city and worthwhile.

Only requests are really that there are some decent seafood offerings and a place where I can sit at the bar for dinner and enjoy a good quality beer.

Thanks for any suggestions, look forward to hearing them.

  1. k
    Katj Oct 12, 2007 08:22 AM

    Well Bones is my favorite steak restaurant they do have seafood, and their lobster bisque is the absolute best ever, so that would be one suggestion.
    Woodfire Grill is a great choice also. You can check out their menu and see if that's what you are craving.
    Have a great time while you are here.

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      laurendlewis Oct 12, 2007 08:39 AM

      For good quality beer, Decatur's Brickstore is unmatched.. but typical pub food.

      One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, or Rathbun's might have the good vibe while eating at the bar kind of thing. Or Ecco.

      Kyma has great Greek food including some great fish entrees.
      Do not go to Atlanta Fish Market.

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      1. re: laurendlewis
        samlev Oct 12, 2007 10:34 AM

        I would second the Brickstore in Decatur. The pub food is actually very good though, much better than some of the schlock you will get fed at other pubs. The beer selection is amazing, over 600 at last count, primarily Belgian but with a good variety of German, English and American beers as well.

        1. re: samlev
          yankeefan Oct 12, 2007 12:47 PM

          That sounds like it has a lot of potential, gotta love a Belgian pub with all those brews. I wouuld have to imagine that they would offer some sort of mussel pots which would be great.

          Thanks for all this information. Im going to look into several of these recommendations and will be sure to let you know what I ended up with.

          Keep em coming...

          1. re: yankeefan
            ted Oct 15, 2007 06:51 PM

            Just be sure, unless the weather is too stunningly gorgeous not to snag one of the couple of tables outside (it's been like that lately), that you go to the top of the stairs and hang a left to get to the Belgian bar.

            My visit this weekend was a disaster- tried to fit lunch into the Chowpup's Sunday schedule, not remembering that they don't open til noon and don't serve til 12:30 (when the Chowpup hits the hay for a nap). They had an English bitter on tap that I hadn't heard of, and I didn't even get to try it b/c we had to book before the Chowpup melted into a puddle on the floor.

      2. jboeke Oct 15, 2007 09:17 AM

        It's not exactly an upscale unrivaled experience, but for a good beer and good food, my suggestion is 5 Season's Brewing company. What looks like your typical brew-pub on the outside (in a random area of town) has really great seafood specials using seasonal & local ingredients. And their beers - brewed in house - are terrific. They usually have about 5 to choose from, ranging from very pale to dark & thick. I think it's a great balance of both things you asked for: food & a good beer at the bar.

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        1. re: jboeke
          yankeefan Oct 15, 2007 05:46 PM

          Im actually going to be there for 2 nights- thanks a lot. This is perfect for the laid back second night, looking forward to it.

        2. ted Oct 15, 2007 06:53 PM

          One suggestion that kinda fits the bill is Six Feet Under (location near GA Tech). It has a good beer list, a great rooftop view of Midtown, and decent seafood (passable, nothing to write home about, but also relatively reasonably priced).

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          1. re: ted
            Davwud Oct 16, 2007 05:48 AM

            Mrs Sippi and I really enjoyd 6'U when we were in Atlanta this summer. Had the seafood sampler and a few beers. It was fantastic. Not the best seafood you'll ever eat but just good stuff and good beer. Neat place too.


            1. re: ted
              chickstein Oct 16, 2007 06:20 AM

              I think you mean GA State not GA Tech.

              1. re: chickstein
                laurendlewis Oct 16, 2007 07:29 AM

                There is a new location closer to GA Tech.

                1. re: laurendlewis
                  chickstein Oct 16, 2007 08:21 AM

                  Thanks! I have a house in Grant Park and I am familar with the one on Memorial. I don't live in Atlanta anymore.

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