Dining out in ATL
Hi, some colleagues of mine and I will be in Atlanta Monday and Tuesday next week for a conference and are looking for some dining options downtown (steakhouse, seafood, ethnic is ok, but definitely not fast food). Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Mortons of Chicago is nice, a great steakhouse. upscale, but so good. It's located below the Marriott Marquis hotel. Also, Daleys is a great choice.
An excellent overview for Atlanta is to go the "50 Best Of" guide run by the Atlanta paper. I've been a big fan of Meredith Ford's reviews as she tends to include lower priced ethnic places (like Pao de Mel) and not list every pretentious restaurant in Atlanta. There's a wide variety of tastes and budgets represented. An excellent overview to the Atlanta area.
If you are looking for a great dinner check out Joel or Rathbans. Kevin Rathban was on Iron Chef and beat Bobby Flay, but who couldn't do that.
in downtown: good pan-asian is pacific rim bistro. two urban licks is close to downtown and is a trendy option. city grill is also a solid choice, as is dailey's which has live jazz and a cigar bar downstairs. the rooftop bar at the glenn hotel is an excellent choice for great drinks w/an even better view.
enjoy ur stay!