Only got a chance to have two meals in Atlanta. For lunch we went to The Buckhead Diner. This is a 15 year old establishment that many Hounds said had lost much of its spark. Still, we had to try it. Never been to Atlanta before. The place was beautiful...for a diner. I loved the way the decorated it. Upscale to say the least with waiters all dressed in white jackets. Reminded me of an upscale steakhouse.
Well, the appetizers were just ok, but our Pretzel Chicken Club was interesting and well prepared. For what they charged for the sandwich, $10, they could have included fresh cut fried and not god awful frozen fries with some kosher salt to 'upscale" them. It didn't work for us. I believe they have an off-site bakery under their chain and that's where they get that unique roll. But, without any question, the star of the meal was the White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie - Wonderful and worth a return trip...just for the dessert though.
The Atlanta Fish Market, I believe also part of the Buckhead Group, was a straightforward, serious fish house. The fish was excellent. My wife had the Snapper, a huge center cut filet, prepared Asian Style, and it was wonderful. I had the fried shrimp and scallops. Both were totally devoid of any grease. Seemed like a beer batter or tempura batter to me. This too was excellent. The prices were fair for the quality and quantity they gave you.
I was amazed at the level of service at The Atlanta Fish Market. There were literally 6 floor managers checking on the service to their customers. A great place if you want really good fish.