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foodhound1 Jan 3, 2011 08:48 AM

I'm looking for a great restaurant in Atlanta-- I'm coming to town on a Friday through Saturday afternoon and am staying at the Hyatt Regency, so I'm looking for some place close to that area or a quick subway or cab ride away. I have about 90$ to spend. What do you think?

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    jla1960 Jan 3, 2011 11:58 AM

    You might want to do a search of the board for "hyatt" or "downtown"...here is one such previous post:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7400...

    You might also want to do a search for "midtown" and "buckhead"' which are accessible by cab or train and have many options. I have greatly enjoyed Ecco in Midtown, and it's about 2 blocks from the Midtown Marta station.

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    Ecco
    40 7th Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

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      edwardspk Jan 4, 2011 06:18 PM

      Best restaurants in town are Bacchanalia, Restaurant Eugene and Aria. Of these, Aria will probably come closest to your $90 mark. Your bill at the other two could be higher, depending on your choice of beverage. You might also consider Empire State South, Sotto Sotto and Miller Union.

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

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

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

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        foodhound1 Jan 4, 2011 07:03 PM

        if i had to pick 1 of the three which should i choose?

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          rcburli Jan 5, 2011 11:25 AM

          If you like cocktails, you might enjoy sitting at the bar at Restaurant Eugene. They have a great bartender and interesting drinks. The food is outstanding as well.

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

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            edwardspk Jan 6, 2011 01:03 PM

            Personally, my favorite is Bacchanalia, but it will push the limits on your $90 budget. The four-course tasting, plus a couple cocktails will get you to about $120 pp, inclusive of tax and tip. Price-wise, you won't fare a whole lot better at Eugene. So if the budget is a strict max at $90, you'd be happy at Aria. (Note: all 3 of these are "fine dining", dressy casual places. if you're looking for good food in a more casual environment, I would probably choose Empire State South).

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              rcburli Jan 6, 2011 01:51 PM

              Your cab to Aria will not be cheap...and Aria is not close (walking) to a MARTA (subway) station.

              Empire State South is pretty much on the train line. That would be easy.

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