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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.