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Attending a meeting in November and have a reservation for Bacchanalia. Would someone like to give me their take on this place?

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  1. one of the best in the city--to me can be a little pretentious at times,but total package is great-just depends on what youre looking for.Priccis,Aria are also very good Italian,and McKendricks & Bones do an excellent steak/meat

    1. Best restaurant in Atlanta. The crab fritter appetizer is addictive. They also do a great job with fish and beef. You're best to go with the 4-course tasting menu over a la carte from a price standpoint.. But I have no qualms encouraging you to keep your reservation.

      1. I ate there on Thursday night. Absolutely fabulous! The amuses were great. The first a cheese and bechamel filled gruyere was really interesting. I make gougeres a lot for parties and found the addition of bechamel really terrific. The second amuse was a chilled onion soup with really tasty and interesting croutons. The croutons tasted bacony and were extremely crunchy. I started with the Kumamoto oysters which were pristine and topped with something seasonal but, to my taste, needed a bit more acidity. My SO had the wonderful Thai flavored crab cakes in all of their citrusy glory. I ordered the pan fried trout with a multitude of tomatoes prepared various ways with a tomato vinaigrette. Very good. My SO loved his veal schnitzel and potato salad. For the cheese course I really loved the romano cheese and peaches. It was a perfect combination. My SO was thrilled with the Montgomery cheddar and apple salad. The intermezzo was fairly unusual but tasty. I think they called it an apple smoothie. It was a creamy candied cinamon apple drink in a glass rimmed with salt and sugar. I was pretty full by dessert so I simply tasted my medly of fruit sorbets (good) and my SO loved whatever he had for dessert. I couldn't sample the mignardeses but they looked nice :-). I have never left this restaurant less than thrilled and this was no exception.

        If you have room for other meals on your trip I highly recommend two other restaurants we ate at during our recent visit: La Pietra Cucina and Ecco. Although La Pietra was sold out of 3 of the 4 dishes we wanted to order we still ate very well and the pasta with the chile braised pork sauce at Ecco was absolutely wonderful!

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        La Pietra Cucina
        Atlanta, GA, Atlanta, GA

        Ecco
        40 7th Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306