Dine at one of Atlanta's hot spots for delectable dishes

October 1, 2008

Learn more about Atlanta's restaurant scene before heading to the joint meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the European Society of Ophthalmology Nov. 8 to 11.

Around town:
Note that price ranges for all restaurants are approximations based on dinner for one person plus beverage. Prices may be subject to change.

LOCAL FAVORITES

Kevin Rathburn Steak154 Krog St. Suite 200 Phone: 404/524-5600 Prices: $50+ Hours: Mon – Thu, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.; Fri – Sat, 5:30 – 11:30 p.m.; closed Sunday http://www.kevinrathbunsteak.com/
This modernized version of a steakhouse offers an open kitchen where USDA prime meats are prepared to your taste, along with a menu that includes seafood and Italian, Creole, and Asian cuisine.

Krog Bar112 Krog St. Suite 27 Phone: 404/524-1618 Prices: $10 - $20 Hours: Mon – Sat, 4 p.m. to close http://www.krogbar.com/
Next door to Rathbun's (see listing below), this wine bar features finger sandwiches, cheeses, sweets (such as chocolate-covered almonds and orange-almond biscotti), and wines from Italy, Spain, and France.

La Tavola992 Virginia Ave. NE Phone: 404/873-5430 Prices: $30 and under Hours: Lunch/brunch: Sun only, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Dinner: Mon - Thu, 5:30 - 11 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 5:30 p.m. - midnight; Sun, 5:30 - 10 p.m. http://www.latavolatrattoria.com/
At this private trattoria, treat yourself to the Italian classics or branch out and try something exquisite such as cauliflower risotto or spinach and smoked ricotta ravioli.