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Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

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Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

Hi Atlanta!!

I will be celebrating my birthday in Atlanta for a weekend in March. My husband and I are foodies--we love good food--where should we eat?? I love soul food, italian, west indian and steak. My 2 favorite things are chocolate desserts and appetizers with goat cheese. We are open to "hole in the walls" and top class--as long as the food is top notch.

Please advise.

thanks so much

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1. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

Bacchanalia

http://www.starprovisions.com/bacchanalia.php

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2. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

At least some of your decision would be based on where you are staying. Just like DC, you wouldn't necessarily want to drive 20 miles to dinner. For a variety of places to eat and shop, check out Decatur. www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com

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3. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

For an appetizer with goat cheese, it's hard to beat Ecco's iconic fried goat cheese balls with honey and black pepper. I eat at Ecco quite often, and have never been disappointed.

Otherwise, for finer dining I love:

The Optimist, Miller Union, Empire State South, Serpas, 4th + Swift, Lure, No. 246, Abattoir

The Inexpensive Eats Top Question on the right has a listing, by neighborhood, of my favorite less expensive local restaurants.

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4. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

thanks so much--wil definitely go to ecco!

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5. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

Some of my faves----Buckhead Diner, Chops, Pasta Vino, and for "soul food", try Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles, it's a hoot!

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6. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

if you want to try real southern kitchen cooking go to Carvers--its very casual but fantastic southern food

for great Chinses, szechuan style its Gu's Bistro---incredible food by a family from Chegngdu china

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7. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

I thought Carver"s was closing? I love Canoe for a fine dining experience and the Burger for brunch on Sunday at Holeman and Finch is another favorite.

You MUST get the buttered popcorn sundae at Canoe. I dream of it and I NEVER order dessert.

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8. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

Carvers closes at the end of March.

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9. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

Carver's in closing in March but reopening in the fall - at a new location a block away.

http://www.carverscountrykitchen.com/

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10. Re: Atlanta Restaurants--where should we eat??!!

thanks foor input on Carvers--hadnt been there for 6 mos--it was a very small place, maybe teyll add some space