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DESPERATE! Need Restaurant for Dad's 70th B-day near Winward Pkwy / Alpharetta / Mall of GA

ggggaea Oct 7, 2010 06:52 PM

Hello out there,

My family will be in town the w/e of Oct. 22 for a bat mitzva which happens to coincide with my father's 70th Birthday, and my immediate family is looking to make off that Friday night to celebrate Dad.

We all live in NYC and so far I've completely struck out here. Everything I've come up with (Woodfire Grill, Star Provisions, Bacchanal) appears pretty far off, and I'm still hoping to create a bigger impression that the golden arches.

I'm looking for something upscale, quiet; market menus are great, as is French bistro or a good steakhouse. In NY he likes Annisa, Chanterelle (RIP), Wallse, The Odeon, Cafe Lu, Balthazar.


Thank you VERY much!!!


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

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    ggggaea Oct 7, 2010 07:17 PM

    Update--With great relief, I actually just made a reservation at Restaurant Eugene and it looks great! I'd still love to hear from anybody who wants to pipe in on this.

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

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    1. re: ggggaea
      bobstripower Oct 7, 2010 07:37 PM

      Eugene is no where near Windward--its very good but a little high priced for waha you get,in my view.Id also consider Le Petite Maison Maison in Sandy Springs,maybe 20 minutes from Windward--country French,very good and resonable.Pesti in Roswell is the same type restaurant.If you have a bbiggger group, try Violettes at I85 and Clairmont. All are alot less than Eugene
      If you want a NY type restuarnt that is excellent,and not crowded on weekends,try McKendricks--its at Perimeter Mall, again a 20 minute run--its a "steak" house ,but has lobster etc.As a native NYC guy, yoll fell like your at home here in Mckendricks

      1. re: ggggaea
        rcburli Oct 7, 2010 07:39 PM

        Take a look at Bistro VG. Closer to you.

        If you are willing to drive to Eugene, why not Bacchanalia? Same distance basically.

        Bistro VG
        70 W. Crossville Rd., Roswell, GA 30075

        1. re: rcburli
          edwardspk Oct 8, 2010 07:37 AM

          If you're willing to drive into town, I would definitely pick Bacchanalia over Restaurant Eugene. I would also pick Aria over Restaurant Eugene.

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

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        ggggaea Oct 9, 2010 09:30 AM

        Thanks soooooooooooo much everyone!

        I had though Restaurant Eugene was about a 10-15 minute drive from the Winward Parway Area. I'll look into all of these other options.

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

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        1. re: ggggaea
          GianniB Oct 13, 2010 12:05 PM

          I can promise you Eugene is more like a 45 minute drive. At that time, anything Perimeter or inside is at least 30 minutes.

          There's a good steakhouse on Windward Parkway and GA400 called Cabernet. For Italian, Trattoria One-41 is excellent.

          Good luck.

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