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Apr 26, 2012 06:50 PM

Moving to Perimeter Mall Area

Looking for breakfast biscuit recommendations (no chains). Also, mid-to-upper end evening dining.
How is Uncle Julio's?

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  1. Check out Sushi Huku just minutes from there. It's the best sushi in Atlanta in a very authentic setting.

    1. Einsteins on Peachtree at Hammond is excellent--- theres a very good Jewish deli on Chambllee just before I285 outside the perimeter as well As to dinner, theres lots of choices in/near the Mall.We love Le Petite Maison http://www.opentable.com/la-petite-ma... owned operated by a Fench family, excellent country French, veyr reasonable (for Frenc) prices. And my all time fav is McKendricks as a steak/seafood place--ask for Taco as your waiter

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        1. re: bobstripower

          That'd be Goldberg's.

          Uncle Julio's is OK- very chain-ish. Figo Pasta a few doors down is a good local pasta chain. Chequers is very good despite looking like a Ruby Tuesdays or whatever.

          Haven't tried the Eclipse di Luna on Ashford Dunwoody but we're longtime fans of the original in Buckhead.

          I was impressed by Com in Dunwoody for lunch- pho shop food plus nice atmosphere markup. And E 48th St Market in deep Dunwoody is a fabulous NY Italian deli.

        2. We love 5 Seasons Brewing Co. At Roswell and 285. Sounds/looks like just a bar, but food is seasonal and very good. Beer is great too! You also have Alons right across the street from the mall for gourmet goodies, sandwiches, etc. Great lunch spot. Several breakfast spots near Roswell and Hammond: Flying Biscuit is my fav, but J. Christophers has a cute, quiet patio when weather is nice.

          1. Flying Biscuit for breakfast. Uncle Julios is one of my personal faves (and it's just a few shops down from Gigi's cupcakes (gigiscupcakesusa.com). Get the steak/chicken fajitas and skip the cheese and sour cream (not needed). For a decent steak try Flemings and Joey' D's (they put a thick char on the steak by default so let them know if you don't want it.) There's a Capital Grille opening in the Fall as well. I too live near Perimeter Mall (10 minute walking distance) ping me if you'd like to grab a bite some time.

            1. The Perimeter area is pretty much all chains. You are near the mall, after all. if you travel further west on 285, you can find more local flavor. Canoe is a seafood restaurant over looking the Chattahoochee river. Horseradish Grill is upscale southern. OK Cafe is a local favorite for breakfast. Flying Biscuit is in the same shopping center. It's a local chain that serves breakfast all day. I've only eaten at the quaint original location, so not sure how well the spinoffs work.

              Uncle Julio's sounds like a fun place, but they are not food-centric -- as Mexican as Olive Garden is to Italian. For something truly authentic and slightly adventurous, head a bit south on 285 to Taqueria El Ray Del Taco on Buford Highway. Handmade corn tortillas, tongue tacos and Spanish-speaking patrons.