My favorite eateries in Atlanta, Georgia
I have to admit, I am a Buckhead Boy! Always Have Been! Always Will Be! I love Buckhead! But, living in the posh area of Atlanta comes at a price. With the beautiful living facilities, added features are the amenities: awesome workout rooms, coffee-shops, internet cafes, and those wonderful restaurants! Of course there are other notable areas in Atlanta like: Midtown and Cobb County, that also occupy very good restaurants that provide quality service as well. Buckhead, the area that allows Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza (mall) to speak obscene wealth would not live up to its name if it did not contain flawless restaurants.
Horseradish Grill – located in the heart of Buckhead and about two blocks from the famed Chastain Park, the Horseradish Grill is a restaurant created from an old-horse barn. With delicious food, along with iced tea that becomes insatiable upon the first taste, the people-service makes you want to return. A specialty would be their fried chicken…though any plate served provides one with enough nourishment to thoroughly hold one over until their concert event is over. You may even want to return after the show for a nightcap. When in the area, or even staying at the wonderful Wingate by Wyndham Hotel, ask to speak with the Manager, Richard, at the Horseradish Grill.
Atlanta Fish Market – Buckhead’s finest Seafood restaurant is best accommodated with a reservation made by the concierge at your hotel. Being chauffeured to this restaurant and picked up after your meal makes you feel like royalty. You definitely get more than you pay for at this dining facility. What’s more is the servers smile. If you’re looking for an intimate setting, the Atlanta Fish Market may not be the place for you. The patrons there are there to eat and to express their gratitude for having been seated to eat. Seafood is Seafood – but a platter is always what matters.
Cheesecake Factory – Who hasn’t heard of this smorgasbord? But, when you dine at the Cheesecake Factor in Buckhead, it truly is a privilege. This has to be one of the cleanest restaurants in all of Atlanta. Not only are the appetizers and main entrees to die for (almost literally because of all the delicious, scrumptious calories), the desserts will have your eyeballs searching for your forehead. There’s never a bad experience at this pad.
Anthony’s Fine Dining – owner Mary Aguirre sets this plantation-like home with Southern grace and Southern charm apart from any other restaurant in all of Atlanta. The restaurant also plays host to many wedding parties and provides the most intimate and romantic setting. Surely there is the special of the day, but every dish is quite memorable at Anthony’s Fine Dining.
Yes, Buckhead is a very special place in Atlanta, Georgia. Synonymous with wealth and class, Buckhead delivers. And it delivers well! But there is another area in Atlanta that is very special. That area is Midtown. Midtown is home of Centennial Olympic Park, Midtown Park as well as Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Midtown is not only considered beautiful because of its parks but the High Museum of Art contributes its artistic talent to the area. And, in speaking of art, there is one restaurant that deserves a lot of credit for its endurance and longevity.
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Mary Mac’s Tea Room – probably the most diverse area in Atlanta, Midtown houses this iconic establishment. Known for the photos of celebrities of today and yesteryear, Mary Mac’s Tea Room serves the best southern cuisine of any Soul Food restaurant in Atlanta. With fresh corn right-off-the-cob, fried chicken that will make you wanna slap yo’ Mama, carrot soufflé, and the delicious peach muffins, Mary Mac’s Tea Room is packed every night there is a performance at the nearby FOX Theater. It’s not bad that they have a pianist who is dressed the part as well. If you were to ask to speak to the chef, he will oblige you with no hesitation. Although you may wait a few minutes to be served, rest assured – it’s well worth it!
I mentioned five marvelous restaurants in the Buckhead and Midtown area of Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta plays host to many out-of-towners who seek a great meal before heading out to their show or ballgame. If visiting Atlanta, Buckhead for the first time, make your reservation for the Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta Buckhead. With their complimentary car service within a three-mile radius of the hotel, you can’t go wrong anytime.