Atlanta near Woodruff Center
We're coming to town for a Woodruff Center Concert and hope to park early at the Woodruff Center and walk to a good restaurant -- something more than meat-and-three, less than second mortgage. Suggestions? What about Table 1280?
Unfortunately, there hasnt been a lot of buzz lately about Table 1280 since the most recent chef set in. From all accounts, the food is solid but not terrible inspired. That having been said, its a beautiful space and so convenient to your destination.
The other bad part is...there are only a few spots within walking distance. Nothing in the meat n three category. Rent is too high in that 'hood. What you *do* have nearby is Tap, which I have been two a few times.Its on the corner of 14th and Peachtree. Its not going to change your eating paradigm or anything...but its solid and nowhere near second mortgage (www.concentricsrestaurants.com). Ive had a good little pub burger there on an english muffin and some other casual dishes.
From the same restaurant group is Trois, which is more upscale (you can find their website on that same URL). French cuisine that has been written up in many publications nationally this year. If I remember correctly, they have a pre-theater menu that might suit your needs.
On the other side of the street is Tamarind Seed, the new location of the most popular and most widely acclaimed Thai food in Atlanta. They moved to that location and opened about 8 months ago (maybe less). They dont have a new website yet...but they are also on the corner of 14th and Peachtree but on the other side of the street.
The last option that I can think of is Shout. It was, when it opened, a very scenester place...small plates, martinis, etc. I haven't heard anything - positive or negative - in a long time about the place. Im sure they have a little of everything on the menu for everyone...but I cant vouch for the quality of the food or the experience.
Please don't go to Shout.
Trois serves very good food, but the service is pretty bad...plan ahead with your timing if you go there.
Tamarind is excellent, and I've never had a bad meal there.
Can't comment on Table 1280.
Other possibilities are on Crescent Ave...South City Kitchen, Front Page News, Fuego.