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Downtown Atlanta for one special meal

susantrader Jul 22, 2009 01:55 PM

I live in the burbs outside of Atlanta, but with 5 kids, I don't do a lot of fine dining. I will be in downtown for one night (our anniversary) and we're looking for something special. It doesn't necessarily have to be fancy, but I'm not talking Matt's Rib Shack or the Varsity, good as those places may be. Does anyone have any suggestions for the downtown area?

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    Reignking Jul 22, 2009 02:00 PM

    Bacchanalia...not -exactly- downtown, but close.

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      rcburli Jul 23, 2009 10:35 AM

      why downtown especially? are you staying in a hotel there?

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        amykw21 Jul 23, 2009 12:48 PM

        Floataway Cafe & Top Flr come to mind. Neither is really fancy but both have great food. Floataway may be better setting for your special occasion.

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          rcburli Jul 23, 2009 02:04 PM

          although floataway is not anywhere near downtown...does the OP have a car and willing to drive? That changes the whole game.

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          OILSLICK Jul 23, 2009 04:37 PM

          Hsu's , right down town if it's still there Try the duck for 2 but call ahead to make sure they will save one.

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            Clarkafella Jul 25, 2009 08:35 AM

            Hsu's is wonderful- I've always enjoyed the food. But if it is for one special night, I'm wondering if the restaurant at the top of the Westin might be a good choice. I have no idea if the food is any good, but the view can't be beat- it would certainly be at least worth dropping by the bar for a nightcap...

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            CG09 Jul 24, 2009 06:21 PM

            Take a cab or drive to Rathbun's if you haven't been there. It has never disappointed me and is not that far from downtown.

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              chowbax Jul 27, 2009 05:52 AM

              Downtown has a lot of great options - French American Brasserie, BLT Steak, Legal Sea Foods, Peasant Bistro...
              If your anniversary is within the next two weeks, you are lucky because it is is Restaurant Week. 3 course meals for $25 http://www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/re...

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