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Mar 18, 2009 08:02 AM

Romantic birthday dinner in Atlanta

My boyfriend and I have birthdays this weekend (I'm the 22nd, he's the 23rd). We're looking for someplace romantic anywhere from in town to vinings to the perimeter area. Our budget is around$100 for the two of us, hopefully including a modest bottle of wine. We can go a little above that if necessary. I'm not thinking Asian or Indian for that night; other than that, any suggestions are welcome.

I just started a job near Floataway Cafe and wouldn't mind showing him that area...would Floataway be a good choice?

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  1. Floataway Cafe would be an ideal choice! The menu varies seasonally like all the Star Provisions restaurants and the food is great.

    "Romantic" is relative to what exactly you're looking for but you could call the restaurant and request a corner booth as opposed to a table in the middle of the room, for instance.

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    1. re: HaagenDazs

      Floataway is a great choice, I agree!
      Second choice kinda close is Woodfire.
      Third, and I love it is Alfredo's, it is what it is.

      1. re: Katj

        Floataway and Woodfire are in the same category.

        Alfredo's is the place to go when you need to feel like you're in the mob. ;-)

    2. I enjoy Ray's on the River when I visit Atlanta. Nice views and food has always been good. The bottle of wine might push this over your budget but IMO it's worth it.

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      1. re: filmguy

        They just started a 39/per person 3-course menu...

        1. re: Reignking

          Restaurant Eugene has a cheaper ($10 cheaper) 3 course menu and the food is FAR better.

          1. re: HaagenDazs

            I'm looking for it -- and can't find any info on it. This is besides the Sunday Supper?

            This might be the reason -- he has restructured the menu.


            1. re: Reignking

              No, you're right it's only on Sundays. Ray's may have the $39 everyday but I still think the food at Eugene is better by a mile.

              1. re: HaagenDazs

                Undoubtedly -- Ray's food is solid, but nothing special. You know what you are going to get there. However, the cheaper menu and setting may fit the OP's wish list.

        2. re: filmguy

          Ray's has been around for decades... while it's a fun place to go enjoy a Sunday brunch, it's not exactly the culinary capital of the city. From a born and bred Atlanta native, and with respect filmguy, please skip Ray's and venture out to some of the nicer culinary destinations Atlanta has to offer.