Hello, am coming to Atlanta from SF next week - staying downtown at Ritz C., and am planning a small dinner with a few former colleagues from NYC. Am looking for some Southern food but not too Southern, nice but not too fancy, and not too loud. We'll be cabbing it so not too far of a drive. Any recommendations/preferences among these three restaurants? I am really drawn to Wisteria as the ambience and menu looks amazing but I don't want anything too casual. Watershed looks great but is it too far from downtown?? Rathbuns looks like a no brainer but is their food 'Southern' enough to really get a taste of Atlanta? I am a big fan of home-style cooking being from the Midwest so presentation is not as much of an issue, but I do want it to be nice and not too homestyle.
Any input or suggestions among these three restaurants - which one we should pick and why - would be greatly appreciated!