Sometimes you want an evening out with a little extra special effort in the service. We have chosen five of the most fun tableside preparation experiences at Atlanta restaurants. Did your favorite make the list? From the casual kitsch of guacamole to the high glamour of a souffle, plenty of Southern servers are willing to go the extra mile to make your night fantastic.
3344 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
If you are expecting a petite French bistro from the name of Bistro Niko, you will be surprised to find more of a bustling brasserie. Niko, the son of the former owner of Pano’s and Paul’s, a longtime Atlanta eatery, goes the extra mile to make your night out special and tasty. Be sure to order the cafe diablo with dessert, as this coffee is prepared tableside and the combination of cloves and orange peel is a unique treat for your senses. You will feel like you have taken a mini-vacation to the city on the Seine.
New York Prime
3424 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30326
Sometimes you just need a great steak, right? Located downtown near most of Atlanta’s major hotels, this is a great spot for business travelers. It is also a popular spot for birthdays and other celebrations for locals. New York Prime offers tableside service for its baked potatoes and several dessert items.
950 W. Peachtree St. N.W. #255
Atlanta, GA 30309
Steel is a convenient spot for meeting friends and business associates after work for a drink at the bar or for dinner. Whether you are ready for sushi or for one of the savory clay pot dishes, you won’t be disappointed. There is also free parking conveniently located around the corner from the restaurant, which is a rarity for downtown Atlanta. Be sure to ask for the unique coffee concoction prepared tableside for a a real treat.
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1198 Howell Mill Road N.W., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318
Bacchanalia is one of Atlanta’s best-known special occasion restaurants. The menu is typically five courses, so it is an indulgent evening truly meant to be shared with someone special in your life. Order a fig souffle for dessert and the waiter will plunge a spoonful of chocolate ice cream into the treat right in front of your eyes. There are plenty of little touches like that to make the evening stand out.
240 North Highland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
Italian butter made tableside? Yes, please! Barcelona Atlanta is known for having a cool and beautiful crowd, and it is recommended that you make reservations as it tends to be crowded no matter when you go. If you want a fun place to see and be seen in Atlanta, with great food as well, then this is a no-brainer. Just be prepared to wait a bit for your table and enjoy the view.
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