Midtown brunch is well renowned for hitting our Sunday G-spot. In between Myrtle and Piedmont St on Tenth is the local favorite Gilberts Café. Weekends make this hot spot a prime location for a homemade style all-you-can-eat brunch. With Gilberts’ motto of “3 items at a time til you get full” and an effortless emphasis on “unconditional hospitality,” Gilberts is a household name when it comes to brunch time. Gilbert's Cafe Outside Vi... More >>
Restaurants specializing in seafood have gained great respect over the years for their healthful nature. There is no shortage of such eateries in Midtown Atlanta—enough to accommodate whatever undersea meal in which you want to indulge. Here are the top five seafood restaurants in Midtown Atlanta. Seafood Platter 1) Lure Lure takes pride in serving freshly caught Atlanta fish to their customers. Opened by veteran Chef David Bradley in 2006, this is also one of the best restaurant... More >>
980 Piedmont is notorious for its haunting reputation to businesses that usually end up struggling to survive. But if any restaurant can break this curse, it’s definitely Campagnolo with its pioneering, fresh approach in its sexy and chic reinterpretation of classic Italian fare. With a passionate chef holding a culinary background in Classic Italian/French with Asian influences, Campagnolo produces spectacular flavor innovations like Brussel Sprout Panini, and ginger-snappish I... More >>
Joe’s on Juniper, Midtown Review- It’s Never to Late for Brunch If you’re looking for a great place to have brunch, then Joe’s on Juniper is the best place to visit. The Midtown tavern is known for their signiture cocktails, great food, and hot patio dining. The fun and relaxing atmosphere is perfect for “Blunch”, lunch, or dinner. The waiters are perky, friendly and excited to serve their next customer. French Toast Joe’s o... More >>
Ever wished you had an experienced Italian grandmother living next door who cooked fresh, tasty Italian home-cooking? Well, now you do. Welcome to Little Azio, a quaint and efficient kitchen bringing you the authentic flavors of Italy modern American twists like their assortment of brunch items like a brunch pizza topped with creamy poached eggs and exotic white truffle oil. Available for dine or take out, Little Azio will be on your mind day in and day out. Located on Pea... More >>
Rain is something you never need to bring an umbrella for. Located by Cheshire Bridge Road and Lavista, Rain takes the concept of “fusion” to the next level by providing a trio of cultural cuisines. From Thai curry to Japanese sushi rolls and Vietnamese basil rolls, you no longer have to live on Buford Highway to connect with a culinary Asian persuasion. Conveniently located next to the Cheshire Publix shopping center and the artsy, independent film cinema Tara Theat... More >>
Located on Cypress and 6th, Cypress is your neighborhood corner bar that provides intimacy with an edge. From the groovy artworks on the wall to the alternative, unobtrusive beats, when you walk in—you know exactly why you chose to live in Midtown. The menu is modern, simple and possesses a quaint charm about it as you browse through its content with edgy twists on modern classics such as Southwestern Eggs Benedict and Asiago Cheese Grits.A life long dream sprung from wife-and-h... More >>
Chef/Owner Aaron Born is openly "gay," and the Fifth Ivory exactly portrays through its renovated Victorian House that old adage of carefree happiness. A modern “Hakuna-Matata,” be prepared to leave all your worries behind when you enter this gay old piano bar located on 5th and Juniper. The concept delivers us the youthful vibrance of the idyllic Golden Days with the friendly, attentive focus of true Southern hospitality. Combined, you’re bound to have a gay ol’Time. More >>
Midtown is littered with condominiums that guarantee fabulous walking-distance venues for food, shopping, and social outings. But when you live in one of these high rises, you can sometimes get quite homesick, literally. Mulan cures your craving for Chinese by occupying one of the neighboring Victorian houses right on the corner of 6th and Juniper. On that block of restaurants consisting of gorgeous, renovated houses like the Fifth Ivory and the Takorea, Mulan serves Midtown its Chinese fix in... More >>
It seems like the latest trend in Atlanta Restaurants is the Latin Eastern kitchens. Located in the heart of Midtown, Takorea makes the Latin Eastern kitchen trend all its own with a specific focus on Mexican and Korean Street Food. Takorea Midtown Atlanta the Latin Eastern kitchen Outside view at night Because it’s located in Midtown, Takorea faces the ever present problem of parking in Atlanta. Be sure that you have a bit of cash on you if you are stopping by for dinner servic... More >>
South City Kitchen has been heating up the Atlanta scene with their contemporary southern cuisine since 1993. The popular restaurant is located in two locations, Midtown and Vinings. Both are designed with sophistication and a homely style. The menu offers a wide range of southern favorites and generational recipes. The people of Atlanta venture to the Fifth Group Restaurant to enjoy “Down South” classics that are plated with elegance. Tennessee Catfish There are a variety of appetize... More >>
When considering what restaurant group in Atlanta has consistently raised the bar in customer service, good value, and constant, innovative improvements: it’s pretty evident that Metrotainment Café comes to mind. Whether its Joe’s on Juniper or Joe’s by the Airport, Einstein’s, Metrotainment Bakery—each branch has its own unique identity and authentic contribution to this successful Atlanta-based company. And Cowtipper’s does exactly that: it kicks it up a notch, wild, Wild West st... More >>
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There are some occasions that call for a great meal—when that happens a prix fixe menu is a wonderful option. Whether you are looking for entertainment with your dinner, or just a great meal with friends, here are some of our favorite prix fixe meals in Atlanta. 1. Woodfire GrillIf you like local and seasonal food, you will love Woodfire Grill’s prix fixe menu. With two options each night, guest scan choose between 5 and 7 course menus—both require full table participation. The... More >>
While it’s fun to eat out, it’s also great to eat in. There are plenty of places in Atlanta that have take-away menus, but there are only a few that offer great fresh food at good prices. These are some of our favorite Atlanta area restaurants to order in from tonight. 1.Hearth Pizza TavernIf you are looking for fresh, oven-fired pizzas, you will love Heart Pizza Tavern in Silver Springs. They make all of their dough—and use fresh cheese and toppings. The signature pizzas are s... More >>
Located in the secret nook of Mill Street, just off the Marietta Square, Cool Beans is the official coffee and pastry spot of native Mariettians. While coffee shops provide a nice place to sit back and relax or to show of your trendy new apple product, aside from a nice atmosphere, I’m afraid that Cool Beans doesn’t have much to offer. The atmosphere itself is nice. Like most coffee shops, Cool Beans walls are covered with the colorful work of struggling artist. Ther... More >>
If you are planning a girl’s weekend getaway in Atlanta, one thing that you must do is sample some of the fantastic cuisine. Atlanta has a lot to choose from, and if you are with a group, you most likely will look for places that offer a variety. Before you make your decision on where to eat, check out these best dining recommendations for a girl's weekend in Atlanta. South city kitchen by Patricia Díaz's . 1.Two Urban LicksA lovely, industrial meets classy c... More >>
"So, you're an English Major; what will you do with that?" it's different for everyone, but this is the type of thing that makes me want to visit Cami Cakes. Those moist, melt-in-your-mouth cupcakes seem to make my lack of prospects after college seem completely fine. There are over twenty favors, and at least ten are there every day--from red velvet to raspberry truffle to banana cream. As I bite into my favorite, the salted caramel, my parents' disappointed faces disappear and I only have... More >>
Takorea is a restaurant that has supposedly combined the best delicacies of both Korea and Mexico. This combination definitely sets this restaurant apart from other Korean or Mexican restaurants, however odd the combination may seem. I’ve had the opportunity to taste Korean food plenty of times overseas, I would not consider myself an expert on Korean dishes but I will say that I am accustomed to it and have an acquired taste for it.
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Atlanta is host to many great date night restaurants. Whether you are craving Italian, classy American, or a unique experience, you will find it all in Atlanta. It is hard to sort through the myriad of restaurants to determine which ones will give you that ultimate romantic experience. To save you time and effort, here is a list of the top food spots in Atlanta for a couple’s night out.
The name says it all, the Melting Pot is fondue heaven, and what could be better... More >>
Yes, this is the infamous chicken and waffles owned by the queen of soul Gladys Knight herself and televised by the very popular show Man vs. Food. I cannot believe I lived in Atlanta for so long and did not decide to come to this restaurant until after I saw it on Man vs. Food. Well, regardless of how I came to know of this restaurant, now I know, and I was very curious to see if the credit that the show gave this restaurant actually cashed out at the bank.
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We had heard the rumors about waiting in line at Antico during peak lunch and dinner hours, so we decided to arrive right before they opened on a Saturday. Thinking they opened at 11:30 based on the hours listed on their website, we arrived just a few minutes before only to find a few cars in the parking lot and the sign on the door stating new Saturday hours opening at noon. We had one really hungry kid in our car and wandered across the street to McDonald’s to get some fries and pass the t... More >>
The Vortex is a great weekend lunch spot for couples and groups of 18 and older friends and family. The menu at The Vortex is loaded with bar snacks and appetizers including fried dill pickles, nachos, mini corn dogs, wings, and more. The menu items feature a wide variety of burgers custom designed to suit any palate. The weight (literally) is broken down in categories such as the usual suspects, The Vortex signatures, and The Vortex heart stoppers. The ultimate is known as... More >>
Empire State South serves Southern cooking with an adventurous twist. This is no greasy diner with grease and butter laden beans, greens, and chicken. It’s gourmet, eclectic, and purposeful. The chefs clearly put a great deal of thought into individually crafting each dish to deliver full flavor. Because they have reinvented most Southern dishes, I highly recommend viewing the menus on their website before you go to make sure there’s something you want to try.
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As you approach the door of the Après Diem Café Bistro, well you actually walk through the outdoor seating area first, which kind of puts you in the mind of one of those French Cafés you might see in a movie. The atmosphere of the overall restaurant is dark and somewhat mysterious; you might find yourself gazing around at the groups of people eating, drinking and socializing and wonder how they all came to be. The dark tone of the restaurant makes it a great first date spot or even better, ... More >>
The first time I experienced the Loca Luna nightlife I was with my Fiancé and about 6 other friends, we had pitchers of Mojito’s and loads of other drinks crowded our patio table. We were in the moment, the groove was awesome! The DJ was spinning and mixing it up like I’d never heard before. We were dressed to impress as we always do when we hang out, and so was everyone else! If you ever wondered where all the beautiful people went in the city, well let me tell you, they’re all at Loca... More >>
As the second largest business district of Atlanta, Midtown is home to two thirds of the city’s skyscrapers and popular restaurants. Nestled between Buckhead and Downtown, you can expect to find plenty of cultural attractions, as well as historical architecture gracing the streets. The steel buildings provide urban residential spaces to the residents of Midtown, while the majority of daily visitors are business professionals who commute. Altogether, the bustling neighborhood of Midtown is th... More >>
Located in the heart of Atlanta, The Melting Pot proves the theory that, indeed, cheese does have power. However, this superhero ingredient is not the only one saving the day against the foe of boring meals – and the others are not mere sidekicks either.
Recently, my mother and I decided to spend a Mother/Daughter Day together just because. Having never tried The Melting Pot – and being a fondue enthusiast – my mother suggested we treat ourselves. Getting my agreement was no... More >>