Best-known as the brunch spot where you can take Mom on Easter, Ray's now specializes in seafood. The menu is solid but the offerings are decidedly less exotic than at its counterparts across the city. This aside, what should earn Ray's a spot on your to-be-visited list is the food. Ray's features an attractive, large menu, modern seafood house format minus the Asian/sushi bar appendages. American flavors dominate.
Above the Dark Horse Tavern.
Atlanta's first South African restaurant and bar is located in a cozy bungalow in Buckhead. South Africa today is a multiracial society and a melting pot of immigrants. The menu at 10 Degrees South reflects this. It is a fusion of Portuguese, Dutch, French, African, East Indiant and even Malaysian flavors, with specialties such as "Sosaties" - skewers of beef flet topped with a sweet apricot curry sauce and "Cape Capensis" - a white mild fish topped with blue crab and a spicy peri-peri sauce. 10 Degrees South offers an exclusive and extensive South African wine selection as well as South African liqueurs and spirits.
Easy to miss in a drab strip mall just outside I-285, Hae Woon Dae serves some of Atlanta's most delicious and entertaining Korean cuisine, with bulgogi beef and other meat dishes charcoal-grilled in sunken cauldrons at your own table. The pickled kimchi sides come in so many colors and flavors you're bound to find one you adore.
The restaurant excels at simple beauty, in its classic American setting and in its flavor combinations. Cauliflower has just the right amount of lemon and caramelized edges to set it off. The antipasto plate will have you moving appreciatively from the warm semolina bread to the creamy feta cheese to the cured meats and pickled veggies. One may have a gut reaction to the all-around perfection, to the modern country club vibe, and feel of exclusivity. But there's no doubt that the Hil's food lives up to its surroundings, in quality as well as aspirations.
Vintage, Italian-American cuisine is alive and well at Alfredo's. The Cheshire Bridge Road institution has been serving up that old-style, heavily cheesy, tomatoey cooking for more than 40 years. The restaurant's throwback, wood-paneled dining room is heavily mirrored and homey. Come here for classics like veal saltimbocca, lasagna al forno, chicken cacciatore, and eggplant Parmesan. Like many Cheshire Bridge restaurants, Alfredo's has a serious cult-following. Be prepared to for a wait during peak hours or on weekends.
Buckhead ambiance (if that's your thing) in the OTP at this seafood, steak and sushi hot spot. Live music some nights, and the restaurant also hosts private events.
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.
Quaint French bistro in Ansley Park neighborhood.
Executive chef Matt Basford helms this longtime riverside retreat of Atlanta's upper crust. The theater of verbose formality can be an irritating throwback. But there’s no better or more special-feeling restaurant in town for events that may seem kind of throwback in and of themselves. Canoe still makes a grand first impression, and a pretty darn good fourth or fifth one as well.
Stick with the basics at this Norcross mega-trattoria and you'll be happy. Try the gorgonzola salad, the linguini with calamari, clams and mussels in red sauce, the penne with sausage, white beans and spinach. A lively, friendly atmosphere. Great for groups and kids.
Ecco, operated by Fifth Group Restaurants, remains one of the best restaurants in our city. Great wine list. The fried goat cheese with honey and cracked pepper is legendary.
The taupe dining room, suggestive of California wine country, feels relaxed at lunch and casual-swanky at night.
Pano Karatassos' paean to his heritage isn't just the best Greek restaurant in town; it's an exquisite, authentic voyage into Mediterranean cuisine. Start with mezze (tapas/appetizers) -- pan-fried cheese in ouzo, stuffed grape leaves, wood-grilled octopus and shrimp -- and progress to the impeccably fresh fish simply grilled and adorned with lemon and olive oil. Don't leave without sampling the homemade yogurt with Greek honey and walnuts.
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