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Romantic birthday dinner in Atlanta

martyparty Mar 18, 2009 08:02 AM

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?

  1. HaagenDazs Mar 18, 2009 08:21 AM

    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
      Katj Mar 18, 2009 09:27 AM

      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
        HaagenDazs Mar 18, 2009 09:37 AM

        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. ;-)

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      filmguy Mar 18, 2009 02:56 PM

      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
        Reignking Mar 19, 2009 01:48 PM

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

        1. re: Reignking
          HaagenDazs Mar 19, 2009 05:08 PM

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

          1. re: HaagenDazs
            Reignking Mar 20, 2009 01:35 PM

            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
              HaagenDazs Mar 20, 2009 02:01 PM

              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
                Reignking Mar 20, 2009 02:28 PM

                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
          HaagenDazs Mar 19, 2009 05:06 PM

          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.

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