clubby setting with oak walls and leather seats. p }} mckendricks.com. ★★★★ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, 404/577-4366; 3379 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 404/816-6535. Generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees served in an upscale environment with tuxedoclad waiters. p }}} mortons.com. NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404/846-0644. Dine on Midwestern USDA prime beef, live Maine lobsters or fresh fish, with classic sides ranging from creamed spinach to cheese mashed potatoes. p h }}} newyorkprime.com. ★★★ PRIME 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Lenox Square. 404/812-0555. Superior primeaged beef, sushi bar and seafood offered in a casually chic setting. p } h2sr.com. ★★★ RAY’S ON THE CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. North Fulton’s award-winning steakhouse delivers with prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines. p h }}} raysrestaurants.com. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 5788 Roswell Road NW, Sandy Spring, 404/2550035; 267 Marietta St., Embassy Suites Hotel (Centennial Park), Atlanta, 404/223-6500; 3285 Peachtree Road NE, Embassy Suites Buckhead, Atlanta, 404/365-0660. Revered by steak connoisseurs around the globe for its USDA prime, aged Midwestern corn-fed beef, extraordinary Northwestern salmon and live Maine Lobster. p }} ruthschris.com. ★★ STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/461-7900; 5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/476-0102; 1640 Cumberland Mall, 678/305-9229. Enjoy premium steaks in an inviting mountain lodge setting. p }} stoneyriver.com. ★★★ STRIP 245 Eighteenth St., Atlanta. 404/3852005. Great steak and sushi with multi-level dining, lounge and patios in a super hip setting, with nightly DJ and open air rooftop deck. p }} h2sr.com. THE PALM 3391 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Westin Hotel. 404/814-1955. Prime cuts of beef and jumbo lobsters are served in a casual setting, with a caricature gallery of famous faces. p }}} thepalm.com. ★★★
HUNAN GOURMET 6070 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Atlanta. 404/303-8888.
Ray’s on the Creek Enjoy a variety of authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine in a relaxing setting. p } hunangourmetrestaurant.com. ★★ NAN THAI FINE DINING 1350 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. 404/870-9933. Rich, tasty Thai and Thai fusion dishes with an artistic flair, reminiscent of the grand style of the ’40s and ’50s. p h }}} nanfinedining.com. ★★ RICE 1104 Canton St., Roswell, 770/6400788; 1155 Hammond Dr., Sandy Springs, 770/817-9800. Grilled New Zealand lamb, Atlantic salmon, pad Thai and a variety of authentic Thai dishes. p } goforthai.com.
TAMARIND SEED 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 110, Atlanta. 404/873-4888. Savor authentic Thai, fresh curry and herb spices, meat, seafood and vegetables in an upscale setting, with specialties such as roasted duck breast, braised lamb tenderloin and Chilean sea bass. p }}} tamarindseed.com.
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