Escorpion Tequila Bar & Cantina is a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. A colorful metal scorpion beckons thirsty travelers into the front door. Seated on soft cowhide bar stools, you eat under the grinning skulls painted on the ceiling. The fare is unique and thoughtful. First, munch on Octopus Ceviche and Quinoa Salad. Then opt for one of the specials, like Braised Goat, Barbacoa Tacos. The main draw, however, is the sheer amount of elaborate tequila concoctions Escorpion offers. Try a Tour of Mexico, which is three different shots of tequila, or opt for one of the more exclusive shots like Don Julio 1942. The kitchen at Escorpion stays open every night until closing.
999 Peachtree Street Northeast 28th Floor, Suite 2800 Atlanta, GA 30309
This private city club is located on a Midtown rooftop overlooking Atlanta. Members can stop by on a regular basis to enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine on the gorgeous rooftop terrace along with delicious small bites. The Peachtree Club is a favorite location for private events, from corporate events to weddings. The restaurant menu features American comfort food which is high on taste and presentation. You can become a member of this classy club by sending a request email, call ahead for details.
999 Peachtree Street Northeast Suite 140 Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown Atlanta possesses a treasure named Empire State South. Kick start the day with their wholesome breakfast and freshly brewed coffee to re-energize those tired nerves. The breakfast and brunch menu include bagels, sandwiches, yogurt, oatmeal, breads and more. Opt for the lunch boxes or enjoy a relaxed dinner with their exquisite choice of wines. The experienced chefs devote their skills to offer upscale versions of delicacies from the South which cannot be missed. Check website for upcoming events and more.
The Deadwood Saloon and Restaurant is located right in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Stop in for some tasty, fresh made bar staples like all kinds of burgers, tacos and wings. Deadwood is especially known, however, for its impressive selection of craft beers on tap, many of them local. Deadwood hosts themed events almost every night of the week, from football Sundays to beer pong night to poker night, you'll always find something going on. Deadwood is a great place to unwind after work with colleagues, makes for a perfect venue for team building activities.
Midtown Tavern is a neighborhood favorite restaurant. The ambiance is casual with its open-air setting and spacious venue. The menu features American dishes that can be enjoyed on an event night like the karaoke on Wednesdays. Check website for upcoming events and call ahead to know more.
For a taste of Thai street food, try Tuk Tuk Thai Loft, named for the colorful auto rickshaws found on Bangkok's busy streets. Located on the second floor, the open dining room and terrace provides beautiful city views. The menu offers a variety of small plates, salads, soups, noodles, entrees and desserts. The best way to eat at Tuk Tuk is to order a variety of dishes to share. Be prepared to order at least two small dishes per person as portions are fairly small. Standouts include the Moo Yang, pork skewers which are playfully served hanging upside down, Hoy Tod, a crispy Thai omelet, and Kra Pow Moo, minced pork topped with a fried egg. The restaurant also offers a thoughtful wine list.
659 Peachtree Street Northeast Georgian Terrace Hotel Atlanta, GA 30308
Located in the elegant 1911 Georgian Terrace Hotel across the street from the Fox Theatre, Livingston is a restaurant steeped in history. In fact, it draws its name from former Atlanta mayor Livingston Mims who once owned the property on which the restaurant sits. Boasting a beautiful interior complete with floor to ceiling windows and a spacious terrace, Livingston is the perfect spot to grab a drink before a show or relax with a multi-course dinner and a bottle of wine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Livingston offers farm-fresh New American cuisine inspired by Southern roots. Highlights from the dinner menu include smoked and fried oysters and smoked pork chop. On weekends, the restaurant offers a decadent brunch buffet where you can sample a variety of favorite dishes.
1545 Peachtree Street Northeast Suite 100, One Peachtree Pointe Atlanta, GA 30309
Tucked away in the Peachtree Pointe mixed-use complex, LPC can be easy to miss; however, critics and local foodies are very much aware of this Italian gem and consider it one of the city's best restaurants. Specializing in authentic, handmade Italian cuisine made from the freshest seasonal ingredients, the menu features a variety of hot and cold antipasti and addictive snacks to share. The interior has an old world European feel with rich red walls, fine art and plush velvet chairs. It's the perfect spot for a romantic date or an elegant business lunch.
Heralded by many as the "Best pizza in Atlanta," Antico Pizza specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza. When owner and pizzaiolo Giovanni Di Palma says authentic, he means authentic. The pizza is prepared in the ancient tradition, and wood-fired in stone ovens that were shipped from Naples. Only fresh ingredients from the Campania region of Southern Italy are used, including fresh mozzarella flown in from Naples each week. The menu consists of whole pizzas and calzones. Favorites include the Diaviola with spicy sausage and classic Margherita. The pizza is best eaten fresh from the oven, so grab a spot at one of the communal tables. For dessert, be sure to try a homemade cannoli with a shot of espresso-the perfect finish to the perfect Neapolitan meal.
Gilbert's Cafe & Bar has been a Midtown favorite spot for sometime now. Serving up some great food inspired from the Mediterranean region, the eatery has a laidback yet intimate ambiance. Their all-you-can-eat brunch is also very popular. Wednesday nights are reserved for karaoke, however reservation is a must to sing along.
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