Maybe your family doesn’t live nearby, or maybe they do, but you’re still trying to avoid them. Either way, when you want a comforting birthday meal that feels home-cooked without actually having to speak to people you’re related to, head to Revival. Start with a few cocktails or a sweet tea on the roomy front porch of this historic former house in Decatur. Then move to a table inside and pass around plates of fried chicken, meatloaf wrapped in bacon, and sides like mac and cheese and sweet potato souffle.
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Chai Pani in Decatur serves traditional Indian street food dishes along with sandwiches, like the Sloppy Jai, that are great for sharing with a group.
The Iberian Pig
The Iberian Pig in Decatur is a great spot to go for tapas, wine, and one of the cities best (and only jamon-centric), Happy Hours.
Leon’s Full Service
Leon’s Full Service is located inside an old Decatur gas station and serves great cocktails, which are what you should focus on.
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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.
South City Kitchen Buckhead
For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
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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