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Mike Wolfberg's Guide to Atlanta, GA Restaurants

I have spent only one long weekend in this city, so I have very little to review. But I include here the few places I went and my reactions.

Buckhead Plaza, 70 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA, 404-262-2675
W-9, F-26, D-25, S-24
  I enjoyed an excellent steak here - the 16 oz. sirloin strip. The cottage fries were not crispy enough for me. The sauteed spinach was excellent. Guigal Chateauneuf Du Pape at $55 was very good; they were out of Vieux Telegraphe. I would certainly return here. I have been informed by an Internet reader of this review, someone I do not know, that " Chops seasons their Prime Beef with butter and a cheap seasoning salt that is super high in sodium."
Imperial Fez
2285 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA, 404-351-0870
W-6, F-20, D-24, S-20
  This is more than a food experience - it is a showplace. You sit in a lounging manner on cushions. You eat with no utensils. There are a few belly dance shows throughout the evening. The drink, Marrakesh, made from gin, vodka, strawberry liqueur, Grand Marnier, cranberry juice, and orange juice, was very tasty and strong enough for me (I like strong drinks!). The food quality was somewhat mixed. It sounded as if the quality was inconsistent across visits there. I agreed with the Zagat food figure of 20. It's worthy of a return trip due to its uniqueness. They take the Transmedia card, which helps, since it is pricy. I learned the chef upon which the place acquired its reputation had moved onto another restaurant.
1397 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA, 404-876-0676
W-8, F-24, D-20, S-21
  The ahi appetizer was great; so was the catfish entree. The mussels appetizer was not good enough - red wine was used. The key lime pie was quite good and a bit different - creamier than most, as if the whipped cream were part of the filling. This was claimed to be the mother of the owner's recipe.
Sushi Huku
Powers Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA, 770-956-9559
W-8, F-27, D-19, S-23
  This is off of I-285 to the NE off I-85. It was the highest-rated sushi place, according to Zagat, and was indeed quite good. It deemed more authentic than most places, although I have not been to Japan. The service was attentive and caring.

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