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Apr 2, 2011 02:10 PM

Buckhead on Business

About 5 of us will be in the Buckhead area for a week. We will have a car. Any don't miss places in Buckhead or Atlanta in general? Casual to's all on the table. Thanks you for any help given.

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  1. For Buckhead itself, I would recommend Bones and Kyma. One is a steakhouse (Bones) and the other is Greek.

    As you have a car, I would recommend that you explore a little. Depending on your price sensitivity, you can go expensive to inexpensive.

    Here are several of my favorites:

    Bacchanalia - expensive, perhaps the best restaurant in the city.

    Iberian Pig - On Decatur square. Spanish tapas style restaurant. A personal favorite and a 2 second walk from the Brickstore, which is an excellent Belgian style beer bar with a several hundred beer selection.

    Antico Napoletana - very good pizza. Can be pricey for a pie but worth it.

    Fox Brothers, Community Q, or Harold's for BBQ. Harold's is the Atlanta institution having been around since 1948 or so. Fox Brother's and Community Q are both quite good but I have to give the nod to Community Q for due to their better sides.

    Silver Skillet for down home southern style food.

    Kyma for Greek and Bones for a steakhouse. Both are in Buckhead.

    Hope this helps. I will post more if you have any further questions.

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

    The Iberian Pig
    121 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030

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      1. re: twodales

        No problem. Another couple of recommendations:

        Woodfire Grill and Restaurant Eugene. In my opinion both are excellent and close to if not equal to Bacchanalia. If you are a Top Chef fan, Woodfire Grill is Kevin Gillespie's place.

        Antico Posta for great Italian.

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

        Woodfire Grill
        1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

    1. Holeman & Finch should be a stop on night during the week. Their burgers are great, but so is everything else on the menu. Their charcuterie is unreal.

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      1. re: mikek

        Bacchanalia is great---McKendricks is a great steak hous as well, and a decent bar scene durung the week--lots of buisness types--steak and lobster with bernaise sauce at McKs

      2. Bistro Niko is another great place. Excellent food, nice wine selection, and reasonably priced.

        Bistro Niko
        3344 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319

        1. Buckhead seems to be overwhelmed with big, corporate, high end dining options lately. You can always have a good meal at one of them (I have a weakness for Buckhead Diner and the Lobster Bar), but if you are looking for something smaller, with more character, here are my suggestions.
          Buckhead: Anis Cafe, Portofino. Eclipse di Luna. Aria.
          Brookhaven (just north of Buckhead on Peachtree Rd): Tierra Grill for lunch on their patio, Haven.
          Virginia-Highlands: Murphy's, Surin of Thailand, George's or Yeah Burger for burgers.
          Decatur: Watershed (go early Tues with reservations for the Southern fried chicken cooked in a cast iron skillet), Cakes and Ale, Iberian Pig, Leon's Full Service for cocktails/apps. Taqueria del Sol for $3 tacos that will blow your mind.
          The additional appeal of Virginia-Highlands and Decatur is that you can park the car and walk to shops and restaurants and pubs. Two of the few walkable neighborhoods in Atlanta. Have a great time!

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

          Peachtree Cafe
          99 Jeff Davis Rd, Thomaston, GA 30286

          Eclipse di Luna
          764 Miami Circle, Suite 138, Atlanta, GA 30324

          3199 Paces Ferry Place, Atlanta, GA 30305

          The Iberian Pig
          121 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030