Atlanta downtown dining recs
My brother and I will be in Atlanta for one night next week, staying at the Marriott downtown, which is right near the Westin.
I did a search here of Atlanta downtown and read through everything, but many of the places people have recommended are steak or seafood, and we are both vegetarians.
The hotel's website mentions that Azio Downtown is nearby. I did not see this restaurant listed in Chowhound posts. I looked at their website and they have a few veggie basics. Has anyone ever been there? Is there a dress code?
If anyone has any recs for places nearby that are veggie-friendly, please respond.
Thanks for your help!
I've eaten there twice, and enjoyed it both times. I don't think that they have a dress code or anything, but you probably wouldn't be comfortable in cut-offs or tank tops. I can't remember exactly what all we had (a party of 10 or so), but I do remember everyone enjoying themselves- unfortunately, there wasn't a vegetarian in the group...
A block or so over in the Gift Mart or the Merchandise Mart there is an Indian place- I've never known anyone who has eaten there, but I do know some folks who have eaten at several events that they catered, and they said that it was really good...Might be a better choice for a vegetarian!
there are a few vegetarian friendly places if they still exist around atlanta. Don't know which might be downtown, but try these: Broadway Cafe (Briarcliff Rd, 404-329-0888), Cafe Sunflower (2 places both are veg, one on peachtree and one on Roswell), Camelis on Glenwood is also veg (404-622-9926), all veg Indian at Madras Cafe (404-320-7120), Terra Grille (Peachtree, 404-841-1032), Veggieland is mostly vegan thai (on N. Phar, 404-231-3111). There are a few more listed in Healthy Highways (www.HealthyHighways.com).
Azio is a good, consistent Italian restaurant. I work right next door to where you're staying and we go there for group lunches, customer visits, etc. No dress code, but I'd say business casual would be appropriate over jeans. You won't get anything cutting edge or especially unique there, but if you want a good, hearty pasta dish, you could get it and not have any complaints.
There's also a nice Chinese restaurant at the end of the same block on Courtland called Hsu's. Very good Chinese food, in my opinion, and a nice atmosphere. Chinese usually offers some vegetarian options, which is why I thought of it.
If you do eat seafood, then Ray's In the City is also nearby.
I've only been to most of these places for lunch, so my expectations and opinions are for lunch-only. I would assume they would do a comparable if not improved dinner.