770/435-0700. The Old South meets the big city, with contemporary Southern cuisine dished out from the exhibition kitchen. p }} southcitykitchen.com. ★★★ SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, InterContinental Buckhead. 404/9469070. Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar, vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge area. Menu highlights: baked oysters with crispy pork belly, chicken and dumpling soup and Low Country seafood platter. p }} southernart.com. TAP 1180 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404/3472220. A convivial place with innovative comfort food and an extensive draft beer and barrel wine selections. p } tapat1180.com. TERRACE 176 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, The Ellis Hotel. 678/651-2770. Flavorful farm-to-table dishes, from Georgia mountain trout to Amish chicken breast, served in a chic setting. p } ellishotel.com/terrace. THE CAFE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUCKHEAD 3434 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404/240-7035. Delightful menu, sunny ambiance and live piano music. Seasonal patio seating. p }}} ritzcarlton.com. ★★ THE SUN DIAL RESTAURANT 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atl., The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 404/589-7506. Offers a 360-degree dining experience, 723 feet above the city, with contemporary cuisine and live jazz. p }}} sundialrestaurant.com.
Chops Lobster Bar RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404/355-0321. Seasonal cuisine and boutique wine combined with gracious service in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}} restauranteugene.com. RIVER ROOM Post Riverside Town Square, 4403 Northside Pkwy., Atlanta. 404/2335455. New American cuisine served in an elegant and modern European atmosphere. p }}} riverroom.com.
setting, from soups, salads and appetizers to specialty burgers, pizza, pasta, fish and beef. } saltfactorypub.com. ★★★ SEASONS 52 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 770/671-0052; Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. 404/846-1552. A seasonally changing menu of fresh food grilled over open wood fires and a by-the-glass wine list in a casually sophisticated setting with live piano music in the wine bar. p }} seasons52.com.
SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770/569-9199. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/8048880. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }} sagewoodfiretavern.com.
SHULA’S 347 GRILL 3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel lobby. 404/848-7345. Signature meals from Hall of Fame football coach Don Shula in a casual chic setting. p } shulas347atlanta.com.
SALT FACTORY 952 Canton St., Roswell. 770/998-4850. Neighborhood gastropub with exceptional food and drink served in a comfy
SOUTH CITY KITCHEN 1144 Crescent Ave., Atlanta, 404/873-7358; 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Suite 401, Vinings,
THREE SHEETS 6017 Sandy Springs Cir., Atlanta. 404/303-8423. A refreshing escape with cocktails, music and small plates. } threesheetsatlanta.com. ★★★ TRUFFLES CAFE 3345 Lenox Road, Atlanta. 404/364-9050. Upscale gourmet café with a diverse menu of Low Country dishes, fresh fish, center-cut steaks, soups, salads and sandwiches. p } trufflescafe.com. TWO URBAN LICKS 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta. 404/522-4622. Fiery cooking with wood-roasted meats and fish, plus a touch of New Orleans and barbecue, in a chic warehouse. p }} twourbanlicks.com. VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} villagetavern.com. WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE 1820 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta. 404/809-3561.