Just like when you take a break from the new releases on Spotify to listen to some Frank Sinatra or Aretha Franklin, it can be fun to eat at an old school restaurant that isn’t trying to be cool, hip, or just serve Instagrammable food. When that’s the case, checkout Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead. With white tablecloths and exceptional service, you’ll feel like you’re back in the 1980s when a perfectly cooked filet with a lobster tail really was the finest of fine dining. Besides the surf and turf, make sure to get the steak tartare, which is customized tableside, and the smoked gouda mac and cheese, because life is all about balance.
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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Bistro Niko is a cozy French spot in Buckhead perfect for a date or small group dinner.
When you want to eat great Thai food in Buckhead, and sit outside while you do it, head to Bangkok Station.
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Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits
Watchman’s in Inman Park feels a little like a beach vacation, with a seafood-heavy menu and a long list of oysters.
Victory Sandwich Bar
Victory Sandwich Bar in Inman Park is a great place to stop right off the BeltLine for a few little sandwiches, whiskey Coke slushies, and ping pong.
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The next time you’re looking for a celebratory dinner spot, go to Umi and get one of the three, multi-hour omakase options.
Watershed in Brookwood Hills is an Atlanta favorite that serves everything from classic fried chicken to a $350 popcorn and champagne combo.
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