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I'm arriving in Atlanta too late on Monday night to have a bit, but Tuesday and Wednesday are in desperate need of good food! I'll be staying at the Marriot up by Marietta and I have a car so if it's not too obscure to find I'm willing.

What is Atlanta known for? I've been scrolling the boards and the hardest part is knowing where everything is -- it's quite confusing.

Asian is something I can pass on -- I get plenty of it at home. I'm skeptical about seafood . . . but I'm willing to be guided. Is there some particular food, or item that I must try before returning to the soggy NW?

Budget isn't an issue, quality is. Oh, and I'll be dining alone, so if that makes a difference, let me know.

Thanks!

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  1. I loved my visit to Seattle two years ago, and I I hope you have a great stay in ATL.
    I would go for good southern cooking, either Restaurant Eugene or JCT Kitchen.

    Or try Star Provisions. Explore the website and see what looks good to you, including getting lunch at the store.
    http://www.starprovisions.com/

    You could also try BBQ, but I'm not the one to suggest the place.

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    Star Provisions
    1198 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

    Restaurant Eugene
    2277 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

    1. Atlanta gets more rain than Seattle. :-)

      As far as where things are, you're going to be staying several miles northwest of the city. You will have to take I-75 South into the city in order to hit most of the restaurants that will be mentioned here (and have been mentioned elsewhere).

      rcburli's suggestions are right on the mark. I'd pick Restaurant Eugene or Bacchanalia before I'd hit JCT but just my preference. Bacchanalia (Star Provisions Group) has truly set the standard for local food based fine dining in the city. Others have come and gone, others have done well, but no one can argue that Bacchanalia is one of the longest lived and best restaurants in Atlanta.

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      Restaurant Eugene
      2277 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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      1. re: Shaw Oliver

        agree with Bacchanellia---for excellent steak/lamb etc, i love McKendricks at Perimemeter mall--you can find it easliy.If you go there ask for Taco as your waiterMostly business folks during the week,so youll be comfy there.I also like Aria in Buckhead
        also, theres a very good real Cuban place named Palomillos in Norcross--excellent food,especially the whole red snapper and the steak palamillo.And for execllent country French,try Le Petit Maison on Roswell rd--good luck

      2. Thanks for the advice! Sadly I was so exhausted by traveling and work I never made it out of my hotel except to go to Chick Fil-A. I'll be back, though, so I'll keep these recommendations in mind.

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        1. re: lmcsherr

          For next trip, some of the best bbq in metro Atlanta is close by. Sam's BBQ 1 on Lower Roswell Road and Dave Poe's BBQ on Whitlock Avenue are both top notch places. Bub-Ba-Q is on GA 92 just east of I-575 in Woodstock.

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          Bub-Ba-Q
          1976 Highway 53 W, Jasper, GA 30143