Hey Atlanta hounds,
I'm planning a work trip in the first week of March, and can use some localized help to find dinner options. We haven't booked the hotel yet, but we've go it narrowed down to either the W Hotel in Midtown, or the Marriott Buckhead Hotel. I'd like your help to find some options in walking distance of those two venues.
I would also like an options for a caterer that can cook at a public park about an hour's drive north of the city. Not sure of where this park is just yet.
The walking distance part is important because there's going to be 50 of us, and logistically, we want don't want to arrange buses or limos just to move that many people to get dinner. Rental cars are not part of the plan.
One night, we're doing dinner + a presentation, so we're considering a restaurant with a private room that will accomodate 50. Alternatively, we might consider renting out the whole restaurant. That's going to be on a Monday night, so I expect that lots of restaurants would jump all over that.
Cuisine - can be anything, but it's 50 people whose tastes in food are probably all over the place, so nothing too esoteric. Me personally, I'm hoping for a great modern Southern menu.
Price - we're willing to drop some coin on our VIP guests. I would like a range that covers great hole-in-the-wall caterers to fine dining.