While champagne corks will be popping, New Year’s Eve is also a time to lift forks to usher in a new beginning. Buckhead is renowned for its dining scene and Atlanta-based lifestyle writer Dennis Malcolm Byron aka beer expert Ale Sharpton has a trio of dining destinations to consider when planning for your best celebration ever.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse's dedication to detail, meticulous cooking techniques demanding everything made by hand, a classically trained staff, and overall Southern charm collectively create a warm and elevated dining experience for a special New Years Eve. The extensive wine list, desserts made from scratch, and convenient location at Phipps Plaza ensure a memorable toast to 2019.
Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
A restaurant's adjacency to a hotel can often be considered a mere convenience. Not here! The world-renowned chef, two-time James Beard Foundation award recipient, and author Art Smith provides Atlanta with a culinary gem that truly holds its own; the glamorous InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta just happens to share the same real estate. Guests are immediately welcomed by the Bourbon Bar stocked with an array world-class spirits including more than 70 bourbon selections. It shares the foyer with the Ham Bar boasting a menu of hams produced by hand-picked farms throughout the region and then expertly prepared in-house using various culinary techniques. The main event is the bi-level dining area adorned with eye-popping décor, original art, and chic furnishings to complement the farm-to-table cuisine Smith is heralded for. Don’t forget the pastry chef’s “pie table” featuring an array of temptations anyone with a sweet tooth would dream to choose from.
If any Atlantan wants to experience what a night of dining in Thailand is like, simply book a one-night vacation to Bangkok Station. With the majority of the staff including the founders hailing from Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, their mission is to treat guests to inventive interpretations of their motherland’s most popular dishes, which are not only beautifully plated, but downright delicious. Nestled in the heart of Buckhead, this is undoubtedly one of the best dining destinations south of the Mason Dixon for not only Thai food lovers, but those who appreciate the craft of culinary genius. Its stunning décor adorned with nostalgia and furniture direct from the country further enhance the dining experience.