Being landlocked, Atlanta’s options for fresh fish are limited. The Fish Market has a reputation for quality and its retail outlet located in the back of the restaurant. Everything they sell is flown in daily, already cleaned, deboned, and ready to go. You can watch the fish prep cooks breaking down the fish in the large mirror at the market. There aren’t many whole fish, but you can call ahead and have something aside before it’s broken down for sale or the restaurant. — Jennifer Zyman
With a beer selection wide enough to please anyone from a keg-standing frat boy to a true connoisseur, Five Seasons Brewing Company serves up passionately crafted, in-house brews that give you plenty of bang for only a few bucks. Though their focus is beer, their wine and food menus are equally ambitious and rangy. The pommes frites, lobster cakes and grilled pizzas are perfect compliments to an already fabulous beer buzz. With the exception of a buttery pecan tart, steer clear of the sweets as their desserts are a little too heavy for a beer-laden belly.
Push past Alfredo's squat, square, intimidating facade to the welcoming atmosphere where the waiters are enthusiastic and the eggplant parmigiana is the real Italian deal. Avoid seafood dishes and try the steak in port sauce, as meat seems to be the kitchen's forte.