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We are traveling up to Atlanta and staying at the Four Seasons Midtown for a wedding this weekend. Here are some restaurants I have found on the boards, but if we only have one dinner Friday night and one lunch or brunch on Saturday, what can we not miss out on? It would be a group in their later twenties/early thirties. Entrees $30 and lower. Can include sushi if there is a to die for place. And we will have cars, but do not want to drive too far.

South City Diner
Holeman-Fitch
Dogwood
Restaurant Eugene - Iron Chef
Ecco - Italian
Two Urban LIcks - trendy small plates - fiery American
Serpas - everything upscale

Silver Skillet - breakfast
Noon - brunch on Saturday

Thank you for you help and sorry for the last minute post!

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Ecco
40 7th Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

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

Silver Skillet
200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Four Seasons
7130 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340

Serpas Restaurant
, Atlanta, GA 30303

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  1. If your group isn't too big, I'd go to Holeman & Finch. It's a tiny space and it'd be hard to get seated with a big group unless you go pretty early or catch it just right. Maybe a bit further afield, but we had a great meal recently at Sound Table on Edgewood downtown. Lots of yummy small plates (that add up, cost-wise, admittedly) and great cocktails.

    I'd add Highland Bakery for a breakfasty/brunchy meal. Or Alon's in Va Hi if the weather isn't too bad and you can grab sandwiches and eat outside.

    Folks have been saying good things lately about JCT Kitchen, FWIW. I've only been several years ago right after it opened and wasn't blown away.

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    Highland Bakery
    655 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

    1. Hello. I just wanted to mention that Holeman & Finch and Restaurant Eugene are next door to one another. As the Director of Hospitality and Fruition for both restaurants, I'd like to personally invite you to have a cocktail at one and dinner at the other. Call Jennifer Maley for a reservation at Eugene 404.355.0321

      -Judith Winfrey

      1. i lve the Silver Skillet,but its not a to die for brunch kind of place--we like the Buckhead Diner for brunch---Bacchanalia is the best in town,but you wont get reservs for Friday--my fav "meat" place in town is McKendricks out by Perimeter--itd be a 20 minute run to get there--ask for Taco. In town I like Aria or Priccis--the later has an incredible ossobucco

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        Buckhead Diner
        3073 Piedmont Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, Atlanta, GA 30305

        1. Empire State South for breakfast, lunch or dinner...Peachtree and 10th.

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          1. re: forgap

            It'd be worth your while to check out ESS. It's a fairly new place so it's not so much on the radar for many folks outside of the city, but it's already racked up quite a good reputation in and around town. Good for any time of the day. Excellent food (Hugh Acheson is the chef on the marquee, but Ryan Smith--formerly of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman and Finch--is in charge of most of the hands-on day-to-day chef work, and continues to be one of the culinary greats in town), great wine (Food and Wine just gave a nod to them), classic cocktails done right, and, amazingly, a dedicated coffee/espresso program run by talented baristas serving Counter Culture Coffee. They've got a nice, big space for you and your group and service has always been top-notch.

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