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Downtown Atlanta Restaurants

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
1444 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and service. Nice selection. Salmon and drinks were very good. Complimentary valet as well. More

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

Cousin day More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1390 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Attentive staff and waiters, excellent food at a reasonable price with a great view. More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1783 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and we loved the seasonal guacamole! Will definitely be back soon! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1492 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Had a wonderful time. Martinez took great care of us and the food was delicious. More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
893 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Wonderful service and great food! Perfect end to a perfect day More

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

We were seated very quickly. Our server Arnoud was very nice, and attentive. He gave us complimentary soup & a dessert for my cousins birthday. It was our first time trying lamb we ordered the lamb special medium. My cousins was cooked closer to a medium rare and mine was a medium well, aside from the temperature differences the taste was still very good. I could not afford to come here regularly , but I will definitely consider it for my next special occasion. More

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

I love Ruscello, normally. It has been my go to lunch spot for years. Lately, they don’t seem to have it together. This is the second time in a row that something was not right with our experience. This time we each ordered a salad and 50 minutes later, we did not have our food. Our server, Kim, was absolutely fabulous. She checked on it and said they did not notice her ticket. That’s crazy! Kim took great care of us. My roasted vegetable salad was missing some of the ingredients but otherwise delicious.. More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1181 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

The fillet with blue cheese and lemon butter sauce was superb!! The service was exceptional! Our date night was a success! Thank you! We will definitely be back soon! More

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

We loved the ambiance and decor of PS 404. The burgers were very good. We will go back. More

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PolarisPolaris
760 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent meal that was perfectly prepared. Don't miss the Blue Dome dessert! We will be back. More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3425 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

We came out for my father-in-law’s birthday. The service was great; everyone was very kind and efficient. The food was delicious and seasoned well; I especially liked their special lobster Mac n Cheese. More

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

Best restaurant we experienced in Atlanta. Our waiter did me right by suggesting the lamb chops. Outstanding! More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6535 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

We had a great time at the Sun Dial Restaurant, the service and the food was exceptional. The dessert was to die for, it was so delicious. More

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

Solid experience with friends at Pacific Rim. Corteous servers. Unfortunately I had a bad gastrointestinal experience with the seaweed salad but that is probably my body and not related to the restaurant. More

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

we waited like 40 minutes for our reservation. They gave our table to the people that came after us. More

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

The dinner was great more than enough food. Music was outstanding Lindsey Webster was featured. Got a signed autograph of her new CD. More

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & BreweryMax Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
1161 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Atlanta

Some great home brewed beer S on offer and the food is pretty good, though not inexpensive! More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke JointSweet Georgia's Juke Joint
1266 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Wonderful atmosphere. Music, great staff, and southern comfort food with a kick. Recommended to all my friends More

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the bqe restaurant & loungethe bqe restaurant & lounge
831 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

This was my first visit to the restaurant, my family and I decided to stop in for lunch and we are so glad we did. The Food was amazing, the service and staff was impeccable and the lunch prices made us happy. The establishment was very clean and inviting. We will return to visit again from Jacksonville Florida. More

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

I love this place but I wish they would work on getting the food out more promptly. The servers are nice and knowledgeable but it takes a while for the kitchen and bar to get your order out in a timely manner. I have been several times and this is a reoccurring issue. Love the food, love the ambience and the service is great despite that. More

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

Been here about four or five times. It looks slightly pricy, but the food is worth it, and the ambiance makes you forget you are in the lower level of a big downtown Hilton. More

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

Logan our waiter was fantastic! But the bartender didn’t say a single word while we waited for our table for at least 10mins after a couple of attempts of us trying to get his attention. There was only 2 other ppl at the bar and he seemed only focus on making cocktails for ppl at their tables. Our food was great and the sushi roll Doc Ock was massive and delicious. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial ParkRuth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
1662 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

The waitress had excellent customer service skills and the food was great! My overall experience was exceptional! More

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

The food was AMAZING!! Price was moderate and totally worth it! My friends and I loved going to Amalfi. More

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Paschal's RestaurantPaschal's Restaurant
995 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food, great vibe. My second time here and I've enjoyed it both times! More

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ThriveThrive
1143 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

California roll was very good. Pot stickers were good but we like them a little crispier than they were. Salmon was delicious. Our favorite was the fried green tomatoes! More

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Sweet Auburn SeafoodSweet Auburn Seafood
1144 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Been plenty of times and the food is always great. Our waitress was sub par to say the last. Not indicative of the normal experience. More

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Prime MeridianPrime Meridian
397 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Two person business meeting over lunch. We were seated right on time and were also asked our table location preference which is a nice touch. Very courteous waiter, and since we did brunch buffet, food came when we were ready. Food was all high quality and appropriate temp. More

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Pittypat's Porch RestaurantPittypat's Porch Restaurant
1385 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent service and great food. Love the atmosphere in the middle of Atlanta downtown. A definite must on the list of stops! More

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Restaurant 10Restaurant 10
21 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food for the price and only a 2 minute walk to the benz stadium. The only thing i would change would to have a better selection of beer on tap such as (local beer), but besides that it's a great place to watch the game and hang out. More

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Sway - Hyatt Regency AtlantaSway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
278 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Fantastic service, really exceptional effort by Antoinette. Fried chicken lived up to the positive reviews. All you can eat pie bar was fun and good value. Be swayed to try this place! More

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

My party and I enjoyed ourselves so much! Mia our waitress was accommodating and sweet, the DJ kept the mood energetic and fun. I definitely plan on returning. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
2970 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

They have the freshest fish cooked with great sauces or simply grilled. Also, wonderful service. More

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Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz StadiumMolly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
49 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

If you want to see the beautiful Benz stadium this is the way to experience it. Food okay. More

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Old Lady GangOld Lady Gang
3110 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Food was average, it was like Sunday dinner at home. Not much catering to a vegan/vegetarian. My only issue with the whole experience was the fact that I was not notified that my reservations was cancelled due to renovations. My group and I were in town for a women's conference and at the last minute we had to find another location, the manager was nice enough to seat us due to the inconvenience from previous reservations. I would try it one more time to see if there's a different outcome. The dining was a little crowded and the menu was very limited maybe due to the location or something. I would try another location as I've heard so many great things about the experience. More

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

Great experience... Food was excellent. 2Chainz greeted us as well More

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Southern ElementsSouthern Elements
22 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I recommend Southern Elements to my associates. Was a good dining experience. More

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Big KahunaBig Kahuna
42 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was amazing!! More

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

We always count on the Atlanta Braves All Star for a decent meal when working the Atlanta Mart. Tonight was no exception. We arrived on time for the reservation and they seated us immediately with immediate service. All five of us had burgers and we all thought tonight, the burgers were the best ever. More

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

Great food, fun atmosphere. Friendly hostess & waitress. Able to seat us early More

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

It was difficult understanding the waiter, but the food was tasty. More

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SEARSEAR
658 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

My husband, friend, and I had a lovely meal at Sear. We had an early dinner (so there was little noise) and the food was tasty and at our table promptly. I had a terrific Georgia mule - I would definitely return for that cocktail! More

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Terrace Bistro at The Ellis HotelTerrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
91 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was amazing to be here and enjoy the food while celebrating our anniversary. More

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

The restaurant was small but beautifully decorated and the food was delicious. More

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The Sleepy PotatoThe Sleepy Potato
2 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

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

Downtown Atlanta Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Atlanta's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AgaveAgave
1444 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and service. Nice selection. Salmon and drinks were very good. Complimentary valet as well. More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1390 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Attentive staff and waiters, excellent food at a reasonable price with a great view. More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1783 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and we loved the seasonal guacamole! Will definitely be back soon! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1492 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Had a wonderful time. Martinez took great care of us and the food was delicious. More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
893 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Wonderful service and great food! Perfect end to a perfect day More

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Truva - DowntownTruva - Downtown
454 reviews
$$$$
Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

Best restaurant we experienced in Atlanta. Our waiter did me right by suggesting the lamb chops. Outstanding! More

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

We were seated very quickly. Our server Arnoud was very nice, and attentive. He gave us complimentary soup & a dessert for my cousins birthday. It was our first time trying lamb we ordered the lamb special medium. My cousins was cooked closer to a medium rare and mine was a medium well, aside from the temperature differences the taste was still very good. I could not afford to come here regularly , but I will definitely consider it for my next special occasion. More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1181 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

The fillet with blue cheese and lemon butter sauce was superb!! The service was exceptional! Our date night was a success! Thank you! We will definitely be back soon! More

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

I love Ruscello, normally. It has been my go to lunch spot for years. Lately, they don’t seem to have it together. This is the second time in a row that something was not right with our experience. This time we each ordered a salad and 50 minutes later, we did not have our food. Our server, Kim, was absolutely fabulous. She checked on it and said they did not notice her ticket. That’s crazy! Kim took great care of us. My roasted vegetable salad was missing some of the ingredients but otherwise delicious.. More

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

We loved the ambiance and decor of PS 404. The burgers were very good. We will go back. More

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Atlanta natives are hiding some secrets. Their beloved pimiento cheese, the pâté of the South, was invented in New York.[1] Can anyone prove that the first batch of fried green tomatoes was whipped up in Atlanta?[2] There are far more peanuts grown in Georgia than peaches[3], and frying was a West African innovation rather than a Southern one.[2] Traditional favorites still satisfy, but the Atlanta dining scene is enjoying more global influence than ever before. Buford Highway, which runs through the center of town, boasts 20 separate international communities.[4] As a result, you’re just as likely to find snow crab chawanmushi or mughlai paratha on the menu as shrimp and grits or fatback-fried catfish. Whatever you sink your teeth into, it will be served up with homey Southern hospitality.