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ipsedixit Jan 31, 2013 10:37 AM

Any suggestions? Any cuisine, price not an issue.


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    andabien Jan 31, 2013 12:42 PM

    McKinnons Louisiane is quiet, classy, quite good.

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      chloebell Jan 31, 2013 02:37 PM

      Chops Lobster Bar, Kyma, Bones



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      dlight Jan 31, 2013 03:57 PM

      Aria is one of Atlanta's best restaurants. It's on East Paces Ferry. If not Aria try Kyma for the only decent Greek restaurant in town.

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        bobstripower Feb 1, 2013 07:04 AM

        agree with aria--- also Bistro Niko is outstanding, as is Empir State south--we also like Bocado, very upetmpo, great menu--a little loud though with the way its built..For the best steaks et al its McKendricksbut theyre not in Buckhead--Bones is very good though

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          rcburli Feb 1, 2013 01:26 PM

          Empire State South and Bocado not in Buckhead.

          Antica Posta is excellent for Tuscan.

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          OZtoATL Feb 2, 2013 05:56 AM

          There are several good choices below, but I would go for Restaurant Eugene or Holeman & Finch given you criteria. Same ownership, just different style and price points. If you want to leave Buckhead, ESS, Bacchanalia, Bocado and other mid-town options might come into play.

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            BigEdAtl Feb 3, 2013 03:43 AM

            Aria, Restaurant Eugene, Kyma are probably your best bets in Buckhead. They are all relatively expensive, but all very good. Holeman and Finch is awesome, but does not take reservations, and since you said price is not an issue, I would guess want more upscale than it.

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              jsaf237 Mar 2, 2013 05:17 AM

              Had dinner at Bistro Niko. Frame of reference = NYC (w. village) so expectations not high but my standards are. And French bistro fare might be my favorite in the winter months. The place was pretty packed at 8 on a Friday night which is a good sign and the decor looks amazingly like pastis/Balthazar altho not that amazing since everyone seems to be taking a page out of Keith McNally book of bistro places.

              Ate at the bar and had about the most bistro-esque meal one could have: frisée salad Au Lardon + steak frites. The salad was a little overdressed making the frisée not crispy and the croutons soggy. The poached egg was room temperature and did not have the desired effect that it should. Kind of a bummer but edible.

              The steak frites was slightly better. The hangar steak was cooked well and the sauce was ok but the fries were kind of weak. I still ate it all.

              Overall, food 6.5/10 with a good atmosphere and wine goes up to 7.5 and the fact that its not nyc but I'm using NYC standards: 8/10

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                hungree Apr 21, 2013 09:15 PM

                should have gone to restaurant eugene or holeman and finch.

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                bobstripower Mar 3, 2013 11:51 AM

                hers a link to urbanspoom om Biistro Niko--generally scores well http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/9/1484741...

                1. Tehama Mar 4, 2013 04:50 AM

                  We had an absolutely lovely birthday dinner at Antica Posta this past weekend. It was a very special place with exquisite and friendly service.

                  We had grilled octopus for the appetizer course that was lush, flavorful, and tender followed by a magnificent seafood risotto. The entree was a beautifully seared sea bass. I've attached a photo of the delicious birthday dessert. Wish Antica Posta was in Raleigh, but I will certainly go back the next time we are in Atlanta.


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                    sadcake Mar 12, 2013 12:52 PM

                    Anis. Quiet, off the beaten path, French.

                    1. Aabacus Mar 20, 2013 09:55 AM

                      I'll go another direction and say Buckhead Diner. Yummy but a little over priced.

                      Get the calamari. Hella good.

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