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9 Buckhead Restaurant Week Reservations to Make Right Now

By Christopher Hassiotis
May 13, 2014
Photo by: Flickr / zeldman

With the fifth annual Buckhead Restaurant Week less than a week away, reservations for the best prix fixe lunches and dinners (and two brunches!) are already going fast due to their generous $15, $25 or $35 tiered pricing. It's a great way to check out spots you might not be familiar with, or ones that are generally out of your budget. The event runs Saturday, May 17, through Sunday, May 25, and with 35 restaurants participating, you couldn't hit them all even if you dined out every single day. We're here to help, digging through the menus and offering you the highlights. These are the can't-miss selections.

  • Anis Bistro & Cafe

    Serving: Lunch ($15)

    Why You Should Go: This long-running French restaurant gets lost amongst the shuffle of some of Buckhead's more hyped big names, but it's a reliable neighborhood standby. Their Restaurant Week menu offers three courses with choices like salad niçoise, a salmon croque monsieur and crème brûlée.

    2974 Grandview Ave.; 404-233-9889

  • Basil's

    Serving: Lunch ($25), Dinner ($35)

    Why You Should Go: Your four-course Mediterranean meal begins with one of four options, including toasted ravioli or steamed mussels. Salad options come next, and dessert's either tiramisu or baklava. Lunch entree options include chicken pasta, salmon filet with pesto and Greek shrimp, pork tenderloin or chicken with kalamata olives, while dinner's choices are rib eye, rack of lamb, grouper or tuna.

    2985 Grandview Ave. NE; 404-233-9755

  • Bistro Niko

    Serving: Dinner ($35)

    Why You Should Go: The first-course choices veer from light (chilled asparagus vichyssoise) to rich (roasted mustard-crusted pork belly), and the same goes for dinner, with options including Belgian-style boeuf carbonnade, shrimp en brique and classic coq au vin. Dessert's sorbet, profiteroles or crème brûlée.

    3344 Peachtree Rd.; 404-261-6456

  • Cook Hall

    Serving: Dinner ($25)

    Why You Should Go: Start off seasonally at the W Buckhead's restaurant with charred sugar snap peas and white asparagus on goat-cheese toast, or with deviled eggs and blue crab. Crispy duck tacos, roasted snapper or fried gnocchi are your entree choices, while dessert's a butterscotch pudding, cinnamon donuts or an Irish-whiskey sundae.

    3377 Peachtree Rd. NE; 404-523-3600

  • Del Frisco's Grille

    Serving: Brunch ($15), Lunch ($35), Dinner ($35)

    Why You Should Go: For one thing, it's one of only two restaurants with a brunch option. For another, lunch and dinner are both three-course meals featuring prime pot roast or a classic salmon and beurre blanc, followed by peach bread pudding.

    3376 Peachtree Rd. NE; 404-537-2828

  • Photo by: Flickr / ralphandjenny

    Flip Burger Boutique

    Serving: Lunch ($25), Dinner ($25)

    Why You Should Go: Richard Blais' creative burger joint is offering the same options at lunch and dinner. Start off with either a soup or salad, then choose from any burger and any side on the restaurant's menu, before wrapping up with a creative milkshake - a burnt-marshmallow-and-Nutella shake, for instance, or Cap'n Crunch-flavored one.

    3655 Roswell Rd.; 404-549-3298

  • Photo by: James Camp

    KR SteakBar

    Serving: Dinner ($25)

    Why You Should Go: Because how else are you going to get a three-course meal at this Kevin Rathbun spot for $25? Selections include carpaccio, arancini, pappardelle Bolognese, lamb sirloin, olive oil cake, almond cake, milk-chocolate crostata and more.

    349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE; 404-841-8820

  • Southern Art

    Serving: Dinner ($35)

    Why You Should Go: Taste the South with a first course of either bourbon-cured smoked salmon or fried green tomatoes, before moving on to buttermilk fried chicken or a rich shrimp and grits featuring wild-caught Georgia shrimp. Dessert's a 12-layer red-velvet cake.

    3315 Peachtree Rd. NE; 404-946-9070

  • Watershed on Peachtree

    Serving: Lunch ($15), Dinner ($25)

    Why You Should Go: Because chef Joe Truex's way with Southern food is uncomplicated and always exceptional. Lunch is lighter, with either a spring pasta or a pimiento cheese sandwich and soup followed by a Creole panna cotta, while dinner offers even more selections like shrimp and grits or a mushroom and kale farrotto.

    1820 Peachtree Rd. NW; 404-809-3561

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Places Mentioned

Anis Cafe & Bistro

French • Buckhead

Food24 Decor21 Service23 Cost$41
 
 
 
Bistro Niko

French • Buckhead Forest

Food25 Decor24 Service23 Cost$49
 
 
 
Cook Hall

American • Lenox

Food24 Decor22 Service22 Cost$38
 
 
 
Flip Burger Boutique

Burger • North Buckhead

Food24 Decor21 Service21 Cost$21
 
 
 
KR Steakbar

Steakhouse • South Buckhead

Food24 Decor24 Service24 Cost$69
 
 
 
Southern Art

Southern American • Buckhead

Food24 Decor22 Service23 Cost$33
 
 
 
Watershed

Southern American • Brookwood

Food22 Decor23 Service22 Cost$37
 
 
 
 
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