One thing Downtown Atlanta has a lot of is great dining options. Every type of cuisine is featured in the urban metropolis known as Downtown Atlanta and many of the city’s top restaurants are located in the heart of this urban Mecca. So, when organizers of the Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week decided to create a special event that highlighted a culinary tour of the area’s most celebrated restaurants and eateries, it was an instant hit and soon became a part of the cultural and festival landscape.
Every summer, there is a week-long event where several of the Downtown Atlanta area restaurants create specialized three course menus for only $25.00 per person not including tip and tax. These menus are one of a kind and will only be available for the duration of the event, which makes the experience unique for each and every attendee.
Some of the restaurants expected to participate this year are: 30 Tables, BLT Steak, Legal Sea Foods, FAB French American Brasserie, Rise Sushi Lounge and No Mas! Cantina to name a few. This event is a great way for foodies and newbies alike to experience the diversity of Downtown Atlanta’s restaurant community without breaking the bank.
Unlike food festivals where one must purchase special tickets or coupons in order to enjoy the festivities, the Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week is simple and easy. All participating restaurants will be offering their special three course menus and attendees just select what they want and the rest is bon-appetite.
Last year’s event was a huge success with more than fifteen restaurants participating offering some of the most inventive menus ever created. The event was so popular, they had to extend Downtown Atlanta’s Restaurant Week past one week and made it three weeks long so more people could enjoy the event.
Downtown Atlanta’s Restaurant Week is a food-lovers paradise and a visitor’s delightful culinary journey through the diversity of cuisine available in Downtown Atlanta.
The 2010 schedule will be posted as soon as it is announced. Below you will find the schedule and information from the 2009 event.
July 27 – August 9, 2009
Lunch and Dinner hours vary by location. Reservations are recommended.
Participating Restaurants (2009):
The Glenn Hotel
110 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30303
BLT Steak (Bistro Laurent Tourondel)
W Atlanta Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30308
464 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312
F.A.B. – French American Brasserie (formerly Brasserie Le Coze, 1994-2006 at Lenox Mall)
30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30308
191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Legal Sea Foods
275 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Max Lager’s American Grill & Brewery
320 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308
No Mas! Cantina
180 Walker St, Atlanta, GA 30313
180 Northside Dr, Atlanta, GA 30314
250 Park Ave W, Atlanta, GA 30313
Rise Sushi Lounge
300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
12 W Peachtree Pl, Atlanta, GA 30308
768 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30318
Terrace on Peachtree
The Ellis Hotel
176 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
101 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30303