Hey there, sorry for the long post, but here's the situation I hope you guys can help with:
3 NYC chowhounds are going to be in Atlanta for an all too short weekend, next weekend, and are trying to find some great places to try. We like pretty much anything that's great food, atmosphere, service & value. We're native NYers and eat out a lot, and always like to try what's new, maybe trendy, and good. Willing to go to more expensive places, if they are truly wonderful, but overall we want good food & good experiences. Anywhere interesting and different is always great too.
Keep hearing Rathbun's is recommended, but not sure about it. From some research, here's a list below of what seems interesting and keeps coming up. Comments, suggestions on this list, any any other excellent places please?
Two Urban Licks
Bacchanalia (is it only prix-fixe available?)
element (no website? still open?)
French American Brasserie (FAB)
atlanta fish market
Avra Greek Tavern (lunch?)
Especially intereste in hearing: If you had to pick one great dinner to have, where would it be???
If we won't be able to get to dinner until late, (9-9:30, or maybe later) one night, is there a great place that serves late?
We especially need 1 dinner place, one late lunch/very early dinner (pre-flight home), and would love some great brunch/lunch suggestions.
We will be staying in Buckhead and will have a car, so getting around isn't a problem. I've never spent any time there except taking the train thru the city once, so don't know how quick getting around will be, but we're pretty open to going anywhere.
Also, any places/stores/food related outings you can suggest we might want to go on as well?
Thanks so much for any advice! We know very little about Atlanta and want to make the most of it!