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Jul 2, 2012 01:15 PM

Atl-Fox Theatre/Downtown


I am coming in for a night and looking for a great place to eat for dinner near the Fox Theater area or in that vicinity. I will have a car, but know Atl traffic is tough. Lunch will be at Flip and am open to dinner...there will be 3 of us and just dont have time for a tasting menu. Pretty open with types of food: seafood, Italian, modern american, southern, Thai, Asian,. Looking to spend between $15-45 a plate. Looked at Veni Vidi Vici and wasn't sure if Woodfire Grill would be too far.

Thank you for your help!

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  1. Empire State South or 4th & Swift would fit the bill nicely. Both are very good New Southern Cuisine restaurants. Additionally, both are probably only 10 minute drives (at the most) from the Fox.

    Hope this helps.

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    1. re: samlev

      2nd ESS and 4th and Swift.
      great spots and very close to Fox.
      If ATL were a walking city, you could walk to both. But it's not....quick car ride.

    2. Vein is much better than woodfire. Get the suckling pig. I like empire top. Dint go to livinstones

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      1. re: bobstripower

        Thank you. I will look these up. Are there any really good seafood/Oyster type bars or really good steakhouses so I can have a couple more options...

        1. re: dmb1354

          Bones,Chops and Rathbuns are not that far with a car--I like Bones of the 3--for Italian i like Priccis--Atlanta Fish Market is also excellent

          1. re: dmb1354

            Look at the Lobster Bar at Chops. That may knock out both interests in one.
            The Optimist (despite mixed reviews on this board) is the newest place in town and they have a raw bar.

            1. re: rcburli

              My one caveat to going to Chops, Bones, et al. is that they are a considerably longer drive through Atlanta rush hour traffic (assuming going to a show on Friday night at 7:30 or 8) and therefore would cut into time at dinner, etc. Chops/Bones are probably 25 minutes with good traffic conditions and 45+ in bad. Rathbuns depending on the route can take up to 25 minutes.

              While I highly recommend Bones and Rathbun's Steak (I would avoid Rathbun's, too salty), another option might be STK on Peachtree. It has received very high reviews but I have not tried it yet. It is also similar in distance to ESS from the Fox.