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Is Table 1280 worth a visit?

Disneyfreak Sep 28, 2010 12:05 PM

This is my second business trip to Atlanta. I have been planning my dinners (for myself and a coworker) . Right now we have reservations at JCT Kitchen, Woodfire Grill and Table 1280. I picked Table 1280 because I liked the chef's style when I saw her on Top Chef. Is the restaurant any good? Or am I better off at Canoe?

I can't go crazy moneywize since I am on my company's dime -- $51 a day for food. My other choices are: Spice market, Serpas, or Rathbuns’s.

Rathbun's Restaurant
112 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Serpas Restaurant
, Atlanta, GA 30303

Table 1280
1280 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30309

Woodfire Grill
1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

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    samlev RE: Disneyfreak Sep 28, 2010 02:12 PM

    Avoid Rathbun's. Been several times and have been underwhelmed every time. Food is overly salted and the location is extremely loud.

    I would give Floataway Cafe a shot. It's owned by the same people that run Bacchanalia but is much lower in price while still very good. Another rec is Sotto Sotto. Very good Italian.

    If I think of more, I will post them.


    Floataway Cafe
    1123 Zonolite Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306-2015

    Sotto Sotto
    313 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307

    1. biskuit RE: Disneyfreak Sep 30, 2010 05:27 AM

      The chef from Top Chef is no longer at Table 1280 (I believe, they announced Gary Mennie is coming over), which might be a good thing rather than bad. That said, there are probably better options right now - Serpas or Ecco maybe. I'm not personally a fan of Rathbuns or Spice Market.

      Other options assuming you want to stay fairly close to Midtown - Bocado, Miller Union, La Pietra.

      40 7th Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

      Serpas Restaurant
      , Atlanta, GA 30303

      Miller Union
      999 Brady Ave Suite 106, Atlanta, GA 30318

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        bobstripower RE: Disneyfreak Oct 1, 2010 03:00 PM

        you cant do Rathbuns for $51,plus i think its WAY overrated,and quite pretentuos.I like Woodfire,and if you just want very good Italian food for a good price consider Alfredos off Clairmont-Its a time warp, taking you back to the 60s,but its been there foreverYou could do Priccis for 100 w/o drinks, but you can spend more right,it just comes out of your pocket

        Rathbun's Restaurant
        112 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

        500 Pharr Road, Atlanta, GA 30305

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          ted RE: bobstripower Oct 2, 2010 05:37 AM

          If you can't do Rathbun's for $51, I highly doubt that you can put together a full meal at Woodfire for less. And I'd throw the "overrated and pretentious" assertion in that direction too.

          I had to go look it up to refresh my memory, but I remembered there was one bad review of Table 1280. John Kessler went there this summer (http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/20...).

          I haven't been either there or Spice Market, but I'm surprised that they've survived the down economy thus far (ditto for Craft).

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          tenntexga RE: Disneyfreak Oct 8, 2010 03:51 PM

          You could do very well for yourself on $51 at Cakes & Ale in Decatur. Hubby and I just spent $58 on an amazing meal with 2 apps, beer for one and 2 great entrees. We were floored.

          Cakes & Ale Restaurant
          254 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

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