Your friend is dog-sitting in Brookhaven for the weekend and bribes you to come meet them for brunch. Put on something that isn’t sweatpants and head to Haven. It’s a nicer spot on a quiet street, but it’s always packed on the weekends. If you didn’t make a reservation, you might have to wait a bit, so grab a mimosa and take that time to look over the long menu. They have breakfast classics like eggs Benedict and a smoked salmon bagel, but if you’re more in a lunch mood, go for the fried chicken sandwich.
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For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
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Bocado in West Midtown works for basically any situation, with its big patio, great cocktails, and one of the best burgers in Atlanta.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, or it just being Friday, Miler Union is the perfect spot to eat upscale Southern food and drink good wine.
Leon’s Full Service
Leon’s Full Service is located inside an old Decatur gas station and serves great cocktails, which are what you should focus on.
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Atlas in Buckhead is a high-end Southern restaurant inside the St. Regis that you should head to for your next special occasion.
Aria is a fine dining restaurant in Buckhead with a seasonally changing menu, and great for celebratory dinners and special occasions.
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