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The General Muir
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American | Druid Hills / Emory
Tin Lizzy's - Emory Point
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Tex-Mex | Druid Hills / Emory
Chris' Pizza
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Mediterranean | Druid Hills / Emory
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Ritz Carlton Atlanta - Special EventsRitz Carlton Atlanta - Special Events
9 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Worth every penny; great food, live band, and excellent service! More

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AgaveAgave
1301 reviews
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Regional American (Southwestern) | Downtown, Atlanta

it was my BIRTHDAY and I had an excellent time. the food was great and our waiter was awesome More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1356 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

The service was impeccable as was the food. Thanks!!! More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1725 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Simply one of the best spots downtown! Everyone, even my TX colleagues, love this place. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1449 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Great Crab Cakes, Salads, Steaks, and Vegetables - served by a well trained, friendly staff - Perfect. More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter MallRuscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
91 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent food and service right inside Nordstrom on the 3rd floor - love this place. More

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Gyu-Kaku - AtlantaGyu-Kaku - Atlanta
9 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Atlanta

The service was good! But it doesn’t have house sake, and the nigori sake either. And they meat some of them are too salty not tast like the once I had in NYC More

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Truva - DowntownTruva - Downtown
427 reviews
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Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

Wanted something a little different than your regular chain steak houses. The food was delicious! Great service. I’d definitely go back! More

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Public School - AtlantaPublic School - Atlanta
158 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

My daughter and I decided to have dinner close to her flat, so booked with Public School. The edamame hummus was inspired, and the truffle fries delightful. I became so full I took most of my salmon caesar salad home - and it was a taste treat the next day. The waitstaff was attentive without being overbearing, and the decor was really clever - check out the molecular structures on the ceiling! It was brilliant, and I cannot wait to book again! More

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Rosie's Coffee CafeRosie's Coffee Cafe
6 reviews
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Café | Downtown, Atlanta

Very good food for the price. Nice atmosphere and great service! Would recommend to anyone that loves breakfast food anytime of the day More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3269 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Very good place! Convenient location, food and service are extremely good More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
287 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Waiter was good, food good. Thank you! More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
839 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

The cocktails were fantastic! My friend got the Joelene and I got this old Peachtree. Both drinks were lovely. We went out for drinks and dessert and so for dessert we got the beignets and the chocolate bomb mousse. The vibe, ambience, service and food were all absolutely fantastic! Will definitely recommend! More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke JointSweet Georgia's Juke Joint
1224 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

Food and waitstaff was excellent. More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1106 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Our waiter was extremely helpful and very friendly. The food was great and the prices were reasonable. We will definitely be back. More

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PolarisPolaris
705 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Server was new (1 month). Not quite the par I have come to expect by the other experienced servers. Kind but not focused. Doesn’t my overall rating of wonderful for Polaris. More

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the bqe restaurant & loungethe bqe restaurant & lounge
755 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

I had a great time and the service and food was excellent! More

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Restaurant 10Restaurant 10
17 reviews
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Regional American (Contemporary Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

Don’t let the location down by the stadium stop you from going. The food here is excellent. Had the brisket with baked beans and the Mac N Cheese and it was some of the best I ever had. The fried pickles are also really good. More

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Suite Food LoungeSuite Food Lounge
297 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great Staff, Great Food, outstanding services, awesome atmosphere More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6368 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

I love it the restaurant was awesome our waitress was wonderful miss Anne we love her very patient explains each meal that we had ordered plus our drinks. We will definitely go back 👍 More

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Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz StadiumMolly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
47 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

Mollie B's is an experience! Warmly greeted and welcomed by all the staff, the restaurant offers an outstanding view of Atlanta's latest landmarks! The scope and size of the stadium are astonishing but the restaurant is comfortable and sophisticated. Food was delicious and the staff was quite attentive. I do suggest you make a reservation and in our case, I noted that we had a birthday girl with us to honor. The restaurant made a lovely presentation of a piece of cake for our girl and two staffers even sang. It was just such a charming touch and memorable for our friend. Go for the fun of the experience and enjoy a very special luncheon. In fact, I have been twice in six weeks for those very reasons to celebrate two special occasions. Hope to return soon! More

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Pacific Rim BistroPacific Rim Bistro
366 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

Awesome food, sushi is great and amazing service!!!!! More

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Paschal's RestaurantPaschal's Restaurant
951 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food, amazing and incredibly kind service. I enjoyed the restaurant a lot and look forward to returning my next time in Atlanta. More

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ThriveThrive
1104 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great spot for a date, dinner with friends an over all great spot! More

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & BreweryMax Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
1129 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Atlanta

Best restaurant experience we had the whole week of the conference. The service was exceptional, food was reasonably priced and very tasty, and we loved exploring all of the beers on the menu. More

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Amalfi Pizza - AtlantaAmalfi Pizza - Atlanta
182 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Atlanta

Great pizza! Meatballs were wonderful! Pasta is homemade which was great. I wish they had more of a selection of entrees. Will definitely go back when I am in town. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial ParkRuth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
1581 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Everything was outstanding, food, service and ambiance. More

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Sway - Hyatt Regency AtlantaSway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
258 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

I had a fried chicken and expected good, but I was disappointed. The out side was crunch and meat was tender, but meat was smell like broiler chicken. The service was excellent, but the chicken...... More

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Sweet Auburn SeafoodSweet Auburn Seafood
1060 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

very nice place and the food was very . I would recommend them to anyone More

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Hard Rock Cafe - AtlantaHard Rock Cafe - Atlanta
221 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent service.. great food!! The atmosphere was nice . I got my food in less than 10 minutes!.. Drinks are strong! That's a plus😆 More

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Old Lady GangOld Lady Gang
2956 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was amazing. Macaroni and cheese is the best. I definately recommend honey glazed salmon!! Service was awesome as well. More

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55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge
89 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was easy setting up reservations. I was in a party of 5. When we got there we were seated immediately. The waiter was very pleasant and checked on us periodically. The food was very good. Everything was fresh and hot. The mimosas tasted amazing as well. I will definitely go back when I am in Atlanta. More

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Pittypat's Porch RestaurantPittypat's Porch Restaurant
1325 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

Large dinner portions. The collards and peas were sweet, which we didn't care for. The bread pudding was good but key lime pie was rubbery. More

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Prime MeridianPrime Meridian
375 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

Had a business meeting there and the food was great, (breakfast buffet) the service was very good and we had a corner table that looked out over Olympic Park. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
2844 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

It was great we went for my girlfriend birthday. We made a reservation and we had a table in a separate area from the rest of the customers it was very nice . Her name was also placed at the top of the menu with a happy birthday to make her feel special it was nice ! More

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Trader Vic'sTrader Vic's
939 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

Great service and excellent bananas foster from our server Ki. After you finish the obligatory Mai Tai order a Trader Vics Stinker. They are unique and delicious. Passable food, wonderful drinks, fun environment. More

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Budi's SushiBudi's Sushi
17 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Atlanta

The sushi was great and fresh. More

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Tin Lizzy's - DowntownTin Lizzy's - Downtown
24 reviews
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Tex-Mex | Downtown, Atlanta

Our server Sharmaine was awesome. He was always right there on the spot to take care of us and he was extremely interactive with all of the other guests. Our food was great and for our party of 2, our bill was only $22 (no drinks, 4 tacos and app.). Thinking about cancelling our reservations tonight so we can go back to Tin Lizzy’s More

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Escobar Restaurant and TapasEscobar Restaurant and Tapas
97 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

I had my bday event here it was supposed to be at 11pm with a 15 mins grace period. However, I was running alil late and actually got there at 11:24pm and they still let me sit down with my party. Omg I had the best time of my life and so did my friends. The sections are small so if my complete party would of showed up there weren't have been no where for them to sit down. But the drinks was good music was slick on repeat but the crowd was lit . I enjoyed myself. And they do smoke in there so if your not a smoke be aware. More

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SEARSEAR
646 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

We eat here every January when we are here for market, Sear is one of our favorite’s, we Highly recommend this restaurant, great food, and great service More

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Atlanta Braves All-Star GrillAtlanta Braves All-Star Grill
142 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great venue for sporting events More

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Dantanna's DowntownDantanna's Downtown
178 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

All was great. McKinley was a great waitstaff. Request him! Knowledgeable about the menu AND attentive. More

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ROOM at TwelveROOM at Twelve
603 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Last minute choice/ very pleased More

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Southern ElementsSouthern Elements
21 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

The drinks were very tasty and you will received the Southern Hospitality you expect in the South. I loved the fried chicken, very juicy and well seasoned and the drinks were divine. But the waffle wasn't very warm and a bit too chewy for my liking. Our server, Dai'Ja, was phenomenal and made it a very pleasant dining experience. More

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Big KahunaBig Kahuna
38 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

We loved Big Kahuna's so much we went there three times, in the week we were there for work. Casual and fun environment. However, it was deliciousness of the food that really brought us back. Queso was almost drank from the bowl. The grilled chicken for the Cali Mex sandwich was cooked to perfection. Tacos were superb. They were super busy the Wednesday night we were there, and we could tell the staff was a little stressed, but we still felt they did a great job and the best they could. Will visit again in ever back in Atlanta. I never write reviews but had to, since I'm already missing the place. More

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W KitchenW Kitchen
5 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Menu online was out of date. See new menu (8/18) attached. They had the main restaurant area closed and only the bar was open. No hostess, but the bartender was able to have someone check me in for my reservation. I was 1 of 3 people there when I went in. I got the butternut squash ravioli with butter sage sauce. The sauce was a little heavy. Other than that, everything was great. Bartender made my specialty drink and it was perfect. More

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The Sleepy PotatoThe Sleepy Potato
1 review
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

The Sleepy Potato is a new restaurant in Vine City. Come visit us for brunch!More

Downtown Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AgaveAgave
1301 reviews
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Regional American (Southwestern) | Downtown, Atlanta

it was my BIRTHDAY and I had an excellent time. the food was great and our waiter was awesome More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1356 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

The service was impeccable as was the food. Thanks!!! More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1725 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Simply one of the best spots downtown! Everyone, even my TX colleagues, love this place. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1449 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Great Crab Cakes, Salads, Steaks, and Vegetables - served by a well trained, friendly staff - Perfect. More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter MallRuscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
91 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent food and service right inside Nordstrom on the 3rd floor - love this place. More

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Gyu-Kaku - AtlantaGyu-Kaku - Atlanta
9 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Atlanta

The service was good! But it doesn’t have house sake, and the nigori sake either. And they meat some of them are too salty not tast like the once I had in NYC More

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Truva - DowntownTruva - Downtown
427 reviews
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Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

Wanted something a little different than your regular chain steak houses. The food was delicious! Great service. I’d definitely go back! More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke JointSweet Georgia's Juke Joint
1224 reviews
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Regional American (Southern) | Downtown, Atlanta

Food and waitstaff was excellent. More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
287 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Waiter was good, food good. Thank you! More

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Public School - AtlantaPublic School - Atlanta
158 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

My daughter and I decided to have dinner close to her flat, so booked with Public School. The edamame hummus was inspired, and the truffle fries delightful. I became so full I took most of my salmon caesar salad home - and it was a taste treat the next day. The waitstaff was attentive without being overbearing, and the decor was really clever - check out the molecular structures on the ceiling! It was brilliant, and I cannot wait to book again! More

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