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Atlanta -- hip / trendy but good?

JohnBT May 11, 2009 07:39 PM

I'm travelling to Atlanta on business for a convention and I haven't really been to the city before. I need to entertain some colleagues from other parts of the country. I'd like to find a place that's pretty hip and trendy, with a good bar -- the kind of place the rest of the folks in my group will remember as noteworthy. I have an expense account (helpful), but I could really benefit from some suggestions.

If it helps, we're staying downtown near the convention center. What little I know of Atlanta tells me that's not really the center for dining. As long as the restaurant is within taxi distance of the downtown, I should be OK.

I'm grateful for the help. Where to go for a good time?

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    rcburli RE: JohnBT May 12, 2009 05:37 AM

    Two Urban Licks comes to mind. I have always enjoyed the food, and the atmosphere is what you are looking for. They also have interesting drinks and wine service.

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      mattblen RE: JohnBT May 12, 2009 06:50 AM

      I've always liked Ecco.

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        sadie1 RE: JohnBT May 13, 2009 06:39 PM

        floataway cafe

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          rcburli RE: sadie1 May 14, 2009 06:29 AM

          Floataway food is excellent for sure, but not a good bar scene, nor would I call it hip and trendy.

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          SQHD RE: JohnBT May 14, 2009 11:17 AM

          Holeman & Finch has a pretty good bar scene. Great food and great, inventive drinks.


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