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Mar 8, 2008 12:37 PM

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.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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!

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          1. re: ksolo

            Also a sister restaurant of two urban licks is one midtown kitchen. Richard Blais use to be the chef there and the food was great. not sure who the chef is now, but that is a good restaurant group so I'm sure it is still good.