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?
You might want to do a search of the board for "hyatt" or "downtown"...here is one such previous post:
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.
40 7th Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
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.
2277 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
313 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307
999 Brady Ave Suite 106, Atlanta, GA 30318
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).