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Atlanta is the vanguard of the New South, with the charm and elegance of the Old. It is a city that balances southern traditions with sleek modernism. In Atlanta, the peach trees are plentiful and the tea is sweet, yet this city boasts three skylines and the world’s busiest airport. Atlanta has been burnt to the ground and built back up; it has seen the horrors of war and felt the pain of droughts and floods. Atlanta knows rebirth and endurance though, perhaps better than any other city. It was host to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, gave birth to the greatest figure of the Civil Rights movement, is the beloved capital of the state of Georgia, and has become the enduring leader of the American South.

Filled with a wealth of attractions and activities, Atlanta offers something for every visitor. Metropolitan museums highlight the arts, the Civil War period, Atlanta and Georgia history, science and technology, and African-American history. Some of Atlanta’s well-known tourist destinations include the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the CNN Studio Tours, Underground Atlanta, and the High Museum of Art.

Atlanta is an exciting destination with world-class restaurants, a festive nightlife, and an abundance of cultural attractions. Atlanta has developed into the entertainment and cultural center of the South with more than thirty-eight million visitors from around the world each year. It is with great pleasure that the AAR welcomes you to the city and we sincerely hope that you enjoy your visit.

For more Atlanta visitor information, guidebooks, and maps, contact the Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau or view their website at www.atlanta.net.


Price Guide (for average entrée):
$ = up to $10
$$ = $11–20
$$$ = $21–30
$$$$ = $31 and over

Agatha's — A Taste of Mystery
161 Peachtree Center Avenue

Agatha’s presents original mystery comedy with audience participation six nights a week, served with a five-course dinner with wine and murder. $$$$

Atlanta Grill
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
181 Peachtree Street NE

Southern-inspired cuisine in a club-like, warm atmosphere. Seasonal seating is available on the veranda overlooking famous Peachtree Street. $$$$

Azio Restaurant
229 Peachtree Street

Azio offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine in a refined yet casual setting. Offering a stunning ambience, a vast selection of Italian fare, and a reputation for great service. $$

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
250 Park Avenue West

Baja Fresh serves bold, fresh Mexican flavors for lunch or dinner. All entrees are made with never frozen, all natural, hormone free, fire-grilled, chicken, steak, and slow-roasted pork carnitas. Don’t forget the handmade guacamole and salsa bar hosting six salsas made fresh all day, everyday. $

BLT Steak-Bistro Laurent Tourondel
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard

BLT Steak’s design integrates select traditional elements of the French “Bistro” and an American “Steakhouse.” $$$

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland and International Boulevard

Casual dining at its best. Weekday buffet with a trendy Southern twist. $$$

Corner Bakery Cafe
270 Peachtree Street

Morning, noon, and night, the kitchen is always cooking! Corner Bakery offers mouth-watering sandwiches, hearty soups, crisp salads, and decadent sweets. $

One CNN Center

Aged steaks and fresh seafood in a comfortable and energized upscale environment. $$$

Durango Oak Fire Steakhouse
230 Peachtree Street NW

Steaks, chicken, ribs, and seafood are grilled on a real oak wood fired grill to quickly sear in the natural juices and flavor. $$

FAB — French American Brasserie
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd

Nestled in the heart of downtown Atlanta, with panoramic views of the city skyline and the charm of brasseries from centuries past, F.A.B. offers fine French cuisine with American steaks and chops. $$$$

Gladys Knight and Ron Winans’ Chicken and Waffles
529 Peachtree Street NE

Owned by legendary R&B singer Gladys Knight and gospel sensation Ron Winans, this sleek restaurant serves up traditional soul food with a nouvelle twist! Experience the signature dish combination chicken and waffles and don’t forget to top it off with delicious sweet potato cheesecake! $$

Haveli Indian Cuisine
Atlanta Gift Mart Downtown
225 Spring Street

A unique and elegant favorite since 1985. Finest north Indian food, seafood, chicken, lamb, goat, and vegetarian dishes. $

Hsu’s Gourmet Chinese Restaurant
192 Peachtree Center Avenue

Hong Kong-style New Cantonese cuisine. Specializing in seafood and Peking Duck in two courses. $$

Il Mulino Italian Restaurant
191 Peachtree Street

Il Mulino reflects the infectious enthusiasm and joy the Mascis take in bringing the Italian tradition of fine food and hospitality to your table. Simple, straightforward, wholesome, and always fresh — it’s the Il Mulino tradition. $$$

Luckie Food Lounge
375 Luckie Street

A modern day American eatery serving food from the evening into the night with outdoor dining, an exotic sushi bar, and an audio-visual experience not to be missed. $$$

Mellow Mushroom Pizza
400 West Peachtree Street

Mellow Mushroom is the place for pizza, sandwiches, salads, and calzones in downtown Atlanta. $

Metro Cafe Diner
229 Peachtree Street

Metro Cafe serves up steaks, omelettes, chops, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, and much more! Open 24 hours. $

Negril Caribbean Cuisine
180 Auburn Avenue

Jamaica has long been known for its exceptional cuisine around the world. Now you can enjoy a taste of Jamaica at Negril Caribbean Cuisine, featuring authentic Jamaican dishes freshly hand-prepared daily. $

Nikolai’s Roof
255 Courtland Street NE

The cuisine features classic French and authentic Russian specialties. Elegant decor is the perfect complement to its exquisite dishes and its dramatic views of Atlanta’s skyline. Atlantans and visitors from around the world agree that Nikolai’s makes every occasion special. $$$$

Peasant Bistro
250 Park Avenue West NW

Peasant bistro is a sophisticated, dramatic two-story restaurant overlooking Centennial Olympic Park and the Atlanta skyline. $$

Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant
25 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW

Pittypat’s Porch, downtown Atlanta’s oldest restaurant, has delighted guests for over 40 years with it’s “old southern charm and new southern flavors!” The one-of-a-kind atmosphere, southern hospitality, and homemade southern cuisine make Pittypat’s an ideal dining location. $$

Prime Meridian Restaurant
100 CNN Center

The Prime Meridian Restaurant is a unique dining space that overlooks Centennial Olympic Park and the Fountain of Rings. Enjoy international cuisine in an open kitchen atmosphere. $$

Ray’s in the City
240 Peachtree Street NW

Ray’s in the City is the best casual dining seafood house offering great price value while delivering the highest level of hospitality in the industry. $$$

RISE Sushi Lounge
300 Marietta Street

Atlanta’s own Master Sushi Chef Tony Wang prepares the freshest sushi, Asian tapas, and offers an array of sakes and soju. $$

Room at Twelve Hotel
400 West Peachtree Street

Room elevates the typical steakhouse standards, providing an extraordinary dining experience for residents and locals alike. $$$

Rosa’s Pizza
62 Broad Street NW

Come visit an authentic New York pizza restaurant serving Atlanta for over twenty years! $

300 Marietta Street

STATS offers food America loves to eat. Seasonal ingredients with unique favors that will have you rethinking typical bar food. $$

Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar, and View
Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St., NW

Voted Atlanta’s Best “Best View of Atlanta,” this restaurant features a thrilling scenic elevator ride, panoramic views of the city, self-guided walking tours, and telescopes to bring distant sights closer. $$$

Sweet Auburn Bistro
171 Auburn Avenue

Chef Glenn Law has developed a special brand of “New South” recipes for the person with a discerning taste palate. Not soul food or Southern cooking, but touches and influences of them to create a new dining experience. $$

Sweet Auburn Bread Company
234 Auburn Avenue NE

Home of the world famous Sweet Potato Cheesecake....fit for a President! Featured on Food Network’s, “$40 A Day” and “Road Tasted.” $

Ted’s Montana Grill
133 Luckie Street

Ted’s Montana Grill features comfort food for the twenty-first century, including bison, beef, fish, and “brick chicken,” in a Craftsman-style bar-and-grill setting. $$

176 Peachtree Street

Overlooking Peachtree Street and located in the Ellis Hotel, Terrace provides the perfect ambiance for cocktails in lively downtown Atlanta. After downtown sightseeing, savor the Terrace, featuring upscale Southern specialties with a twist, such as Fried Green and Red Tomato Stacks and Southern Style Corn Cakes. $$$

Thelma’s Kitchen
302 Auburn Avenue

Thelma’s is as down-home, family-friendly a place as you’ll find downtown. Indeed, Southern-style comfort food steals the show at this unassuming dining room, where the kitchen serves up heaping, unforgettable portions of everything from fried chicken and farm-raised catfish to mac-n-cheese and sweet-potato pie. As for the clientele, expect an eclectic mix of neighborhood regulars, stray students in need of home-cooking, and folks from nearby corporate HQs — yes, even tie-wearing business execs crowd around the tables from time to time. $

Thrive Restaurant
101 Marietta Street

Thrive combines the elements of delicious food and extensive drink choices with a luxury, upscale setting. Located in Centennial Tower, this restaurant is a unique blend of sleek, contemporary style designed by renowned architect Bill Johnson of The Johnson Studio. $$$

60 Andrew Young International Boulevard

Upscale Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Lamb, chicken, and beef kebabs will appeal to your senses. $$$


495 Peachtree Street

Django is a multilevel restaurant and lounge which includes three separate dining areas, as well as a bar and lounge downstairs. Live DJs are featured weekly, as well as special events on a regular basis, to provide you with some of Atlanta’s finest entertainment.

Fandangle’s Restaurant and Martini Bar
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland and International Boulevards

An Atlanta hotspot featuring innovative American cuisine in eclectic surroundings, including a sleek underlit bar serving Fandangle’s specialty — eight Georgia themed martinis as well as wine, beer, and cocktails.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
848 Peachtree Street NE

The Gordon Biersch heritage of superior beer, great food, and good times are now served up in the heart of Midtown Atlanta on Peachtree near the Fox Theater. Hand crafted and brewed to perfection, Gordon Biersch goes to great lengths in serving each guest the freshest beer possible. This commitment to serving nothing but the finest and freshest has led to numerous awards.

Max Lager’s American Grill and Brewery
320 Peachtree Street NE

Wood-fired makes the difference! Come taste the flavors of downtown Atlanta’s oldest independent brewery restaurant. Wood-fired steaks, seafood, burgers, ribs, and pizza are complemented by signature salads and desserts, hand-crafted cocktails, and beers.

Royal Peacock
186 1/2 Auburn Avenue

Located in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn historic district, the Royal Peacock Club was once one of the city’s premier African-American music venues early in the twentieth century. Originally named The Top Hat Club, the Royal Peacock Club officially opened its doors in 1938, hosting both local talent and national acts. Today, the club features both live or recorded popular music in a come as you are low-key atmosphere.

Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Bar
Hilton Atlanta Hotel
255 Courtland Street, NE

You will get a feel of the Pacific islands with this bar’s exotic interior, Polynesian cuisine, and potent tropical cocktails. Famous for its mai tai, Chinese wood-fire oven cooking, and prix fixe luau dinners.


Centennial Olympic Park
265 Luckie Street NW

Located in downtown Atlanta, this twenty-one acre legacy from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games features “The Fountain of Rings” with four shows daily.

CNN Center
190 Marietta Street

Journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide and get an up-close look at global news in the making! Inside CNN is a 55-minute guided walking tour with exclusive, behind-the-scenes views of Atlanta’s CNN studios and a glimpse of news and broadcasting.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE

Encounter prehistoric creatures, cultural treasures, hands-on science, exotic shells, activities for children, and the world’s largest dinosaurs. And you won’t want to miss stunning rotating special exhibitions or the incredible five-story experience of an IMAX film.

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street NW

The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest with more than eight million gallons of water and more aquatic life than any other aquarium.

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street NE

The High Museum of Art’s collections consist of more than 11,000 pieces and include nineteenth and twentieth century American and decorative art, significant European pieces, modern and contemporary art, photography, African art, and folk art. Dalí: The Late Work brings together a stunning collection of more than forty paintings, plus film, sculptures, and photographs — many never before seen in public. The exhibition considers for the first time the diverse body of work that Salvador Dalí created in the last forty years of his career. Reinventing himself during the 1940s, Dalí used his art to visually explore science, psychology, and religion — as he often said, painting the subject matter of his time.

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is home to the presidential papers of the Carter Administration. An exhibit of significant events occurring during Carter’s life and political career includes photographs with interpretative text. Several exhibits focus on important twentieth century issues such as war and peace, disarmament, and the economy.

Margaret Mitchell House
990 Peachtree Street

Tours feature the apartment where Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind, a movie museum with a portrait of Scarlet, exhibit galleries, and museum shop. This two-block historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Martin Luther King Jr. Center
449 Auburn Avenue

The King Center utilizes diverse communications media to educate people all over the world about King’s life, work, and his philosophy and methods of nonviolent conflict, reconciliation, and social change.

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue SE

Oakland, founded in 1850, exemplifies the nineteenth century “rural garden” cemetery movement. It is the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s most noted citizens. It is also a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city’s rich and fascinating history unfolds before you.

Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Street NE

The New American Shakespeare Tavern is unlike other theaters. It is a place out of time — a place of live music, hand-crafted period costumes, outrageous sword fights with the entire experience centered on the passion and poetry of the spoken word. With an authentic British pub menu and a broad selection of Irish ales and premium brews, the Shakespeare Tavern is a place to eat, drink, and nourish the soul.

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
1440 Spring Street NW

The Museum’s extraordinarily vivid exhibitions use the personal remembrances of Atlantans to explain seminal moments in the Jewish experience. Creating Community tells the story of Atlanta Jews creating and experiencing community. Absence of Humanity tells the story of the Holocaust through historical photographs and documents, personal memorabilia and family pictures, and in the voices of those who survived and made new lives in Atlanta.

World of Coca-Cola
121 Baker Street NW

From a multi-sensory 4-D theater, a special one-of-a-kind World of Coca-Cola bottle produced exclusively for our guests on our bottling line, and an opportunity to sample over sixty beverages from around the world, you’ll experience something new and inviting around every corner of the new World of Coca-Cola.

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue SE

Zoo Atlanta inspires value and protection of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From native wildlife to critically endangered species, the Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals from around the world.


200 Peachtree
191 Peachtree Street

A stunning retail and entertainment destination in the recently renovated historic Macy’s building featuring world-class traveling exhibitions, specialty retailers, restaurants, and over 40,000 square feet of special event space.

Atlantic Station
171 17th Street

Atlantic Station is a 140-acre live-work-play community featuring Dillard’s, IKEA, Regal Cinema 16, TWELVE Hotel and Residences, boutiques, cafés, restaurants, and fine dining all grouped around a central park in a beautiful streetscape setting.

Little Five Points
Moreland Avenue and Euclid Streets

What Greenwich Village is to New York, Little Five Points is to Atlanta. Located along the boundary between two turn-of-the-century residential neighborhoods — Inman Park and Virginia Highlands — the business area reflects its bohemian air in unique retail stores, restaurants, bars, theater companies, music venues, cultural activities, and colorful people.

The Mall at Peachtree Center
225 Peachtree Street NE

Come and explore over seventy shops, restaurants, and services in the heart of downtown Atlanta! Sites and shops include Brooks Brothers, Pendleton, Benihana, and more!

Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama Street

Six historic city blocks in the heart of Atlanta transformed into an urban market with unique shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife! Underground Atlanta offers history tours on Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM and on Sunday, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM only.


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