Travelling to Atlanta

Old Nov 3rd, 2005, 08:07 PM
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Travelling to Atlanta

I will be travelling to Atlanta in January for a conference. I will have some free time and would like to see the city. Could you suggest some great restaurants that are resonably priced. I will be staying at the Hyatt near the Convention Center. Thanks!
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Old Nov 3rd, 2005, 08:27 PM
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Hi avd, Atlanta sure has some wonderful restaurants. I hope OWJ sees this thread, she really knows the restaurants in Atlanta. I unfortunatly remember the fantastic food but not the names of the restaurants. Have a fun time!
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Old Nov 4th, 2005, 08:21 AM
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If you like seafood, and price is not an object, Ray's in the City is very good.
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Old Nov 4th, 2005, 08:32 AM
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Dailey's used to be a great downtown place for a reasonably priced dinner. There are tons of great restaurants in Atlanta.
 
Old Nov 4th, 2005, 08:55 AM
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Which convention center will you be at?
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I'd like to second the recommendation for Ray's in the City. I've sent a number of folks there and they've always told me it was good.
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They are opening the new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta at the end of this month...that might be worth seeing.
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Old Nov 4th, 2005, 12:12 PM
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Mary Mac's Tea Room will be very close to you. It's great Southern food. It's a real favorite of the locals. We feel that it is a "don't miss" on every trip we take.
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Ray's in the City is good - but the service was not great the last time I ate there. We had a big group so they may have something to do with it.

Dailey's is great and the dessert bar is unbelievable! It's hard to save room for dessert because the food is so good. Be sure to at least choose 1 dessert to share even if you think you are absolutely stuffed. Service has always been wonderful there.

For casual, more reasonable dining, Mama Ninfa's is across the street. Mama Ninfa's original rest. is in Houston and she "invented" the fajita. Good tex-mex food.

Next door is Mick's. The Mick's rest. used to be the sister rest's of the Peasant Group (Daily was a Peasant rest). The original owners sold the Peasants so I don't know who owns what now, but Mick's is a more casual, less expensive rest than Daileys - but good food.

The original owner of the Peasant Rest's was married to the daughter of Mary Mac. That recommendation is good for good southern cooking. It's not in walking distance though.

The food court at Peachtree Center is accessible by sky bridges for inexpenssive options.

Those are my favorites downtown. For a real splurge, Nicholai's Roof on the top of the Hilton is fabulous. Russian rest. with wonderful chilled flavored vodkas.

If you go to Mary Mac's travel just a block or so more to the Krispy Kreme that has been there for 50+ years and watch them make the donuts.

Have fun in Atlanta.
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Topping your earlier thread so you can see the responses so far.

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Old Nov 8th, 2005, 03:28 AM
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A friend of ours owns both Dailey's and City Grill. Maybe we're prejudiced, but we love both of them! City Grill in particular is an absolutely gorgeous place to eat, and the food is yummy.
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Both are yummy. Dailey's would probably be easier to get to from the Hyatt - ayd can just walk via sky bridges through Peachtree Center to get to the International Road door - and Dailey's is across the street.

The food is wonderful, but the dessert bar is out of this world! It is "reasonably priced" but not moderate.

My friend hosted her son's rehearsal dinner at the City Grill. Talk about a fabulous night!
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My sister-in-law (I still call her that although she is my brother's widow) recently remarried and the reception was held at City Grill. Instead of a receiving line, the wedding party was announced as they descended that beautiful marble staircase. It was fantastic, and the shrimp and garlic grits station of the buffet was pretty good, too.
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ayd, I just reread your original post and noticed that you were asking for ideas during your free time.

One idea would be to take MARTA to Midtwon and walk to Piedmont Park. There are lots of moderate restaurants in the area. The Park Tavern overlooks the park. I like Einsteins and Joe's on Juniper for outside dining (next to one another). There's a pub in the area and a good Thai restaurant. Lots of options in that area.

A new development has opened called Atlantic Station. The shops and restaurants are still opening, but there is a new Regal 16 theatre in the area. By January things should be completely open.

The aquarium is supposed to be a bit pricey but should be fabulous.

If there is a good show at the Fox Theatre, I'd definitely think about seeing somehing there. The Morrocan themed old theatre is magnificent.

The History Center offers walking tours of the Fox Theatre and certain areas of Atlanta. The "Driving Miss Daisy" tour is a good one. I'm not sure what the schedule will be in Jan., but that's an idea if you are interested.
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