If your boss asks you to plan a client dinner, or you get slacked with planning a meal for your extended family, make a reservation at St. Cecilia. From the floor to ceiling windows to the big menu of mostly Italian entrees and pasta, anyone you bring here will be happy. And with a long list of cocktails, wine, and beer, your aunt will probably forget to badger you about reading your cousin’s new iguana blog.
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R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill
R. Thomas in Buckhead is one of the most interesting places in Atlanta, with lawn art and a menu with everything from a burger to vegan dishes.
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Donetto in West Midtown is where you should go for a night out to eat Italian food and drink plenty of wine.
Vero is a pizza place worth going out of your way for, whether you’re picking up or eating at this Brookhaven spot.
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Saltyard in Buckhead is a great group spot, with a menu of unique small plates and larger dishes designed for sharing.
Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante
Storico is one of our favorite spots for Italian, especially pasta, but you can also shop their Italian grocery and take pasta-making classes.
Chai Yo is an upscale Thai restaurant in Buckhead that’s perfect for a well-planned anniversary dinner, or an impromptu weeknight out.
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