If you are all about service when you go out for a fine dining meal, spend your next birthday evening at the RITZ-CARLTON DINING ROOM IN BUCKHEAD
. Don't be intimidated by the country club surroundings. Maitre d' Claude Guillaume, who spent several years at Seeger's, has a welcoming, paternal charm that sets the stage for a relaxed evening of elegance and pampering. Every server we've encountered here has a demeanor that's polished but wonderfully good humored as well. It doesn't hurt either that they're serving chef Bruno Menard's inspired French fare lightly touched with Asian overtones.
3434 Peachtree Road, 404-240-7035. www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/atlanta_buckhead