Mid­town

Where Atlanta - - DINING -

ALLUVIA Amer­i­can. Amer­i­can fare and a vin­tage wine list are served in the land­mark night­club, The Chee­tah Lounge. Cigar and smoker friendly; valet park­ing. Din­ner is served un­til 2 am. Must be 21 to en­ter. L&D (M-Sa), Br (Sa). (AE, DS, MC, V) www. thechee­tah.com. 887 Spring St., 404.892.3037. $$$ Map3/D5

THE BARRELHOUSE Amer­i­can. TThis bistro fea­tures a great se­lec­tion of craft beers, and de­li­cious food at af­ford­able prices. The menu fo­cuses on lo­cally sourced, sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents; it changes ev­ery few months to make sure the food is al­ways fresh. L&D (M-Sa), Br (Sa). (AE, MC, V) www.bar­rel­house­atl. com. 22 5th St. NW, 404.844.5601. Map1/E4

EM­PIRE STATE SOUTH South­ern. Chef/owner Hugh Ach­e­son won James Beard’s Best Chef South­east in 2012; Ex­ec­u­tive chef Ryan Smith is a CIA grad and has worked at some of the city’s top restau­rants. To­gether they make beau­ti­ful South­ern food. B&L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). (AE, DC, MC, V) www.em­pirestate­south.com. 999 Peachtree St. NE, 404.541.1105. $$$ Map3/D5

LIV­INGSTON Amer­i­can. Mod­ern new Amer­i­can res­tau­rant di­rectly across from The Fox Theatre. Pop­u­lar dishes in­clude but­ter-poached lob­ster with tar­ragon gnoc­chi, grilled skirt steak with hand­cut fries and house-smoked duck breast with baby turnips. B&D (daily), L (M-F), Br (Sa&Su). (AE, DC, DS, MC, V) www.liv­ingsto­nat­lanta.com. Ge­or­gian Ter­race Ho­tel, 659 Peachtree St., 404.897.5000. $$$ Map3/F5

MARY MAC’S TEA ROOM South­ern. This At­lanta in­sti­tu­tion has been serv­ing clas­sic South­ern food since 1945 in­clud­ing grilled liver and onions, coun­try fried steak, and chicken and dumplings. L&D (daily). (AE, DS, MC, V) www.mary­macs.com. 224 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, 404.876.1800. $$ Map3/F6

OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM Seafood. The sleek res­tau­rant of­fers an ex­ten­sive wine menu and white-coated servers. Seafood is flown in daily from around the world in­clud­ing steak-cut Alaskan hal­ibut, sea­sonal fa­vorites, and hard-to-find del­i­ca­cies like true Dover sole and blue fin tuna. L&D (daily). (AE, DC, DS, MC, V) www.theo­ceanaire.com. 1100 Peachtree St., 404.475.2277. $$$ Map3/C5

SIL­VER SKILLET RES­TAU­RANT Break­fast. Lit­tle has changed in 50+ years at this land­mark res­tau­rant. Go for the true South­ern break­fasts, fried chicken and awe­some home­made pies. No reser­va­tions. B&L (daily), (AE, MC, V) www.the­sil­ver­skil­let.com. 200 14th St. NW, 404.874.1388. $ Map3/C4

SOUTH CITY KITCHEN MID­TOWN South­ern. The res­tau­rant spe­cial­izes in South­ern cui­sine with a so­phis­ti­cated twist. Dine on shrimp and grits, but­ter­milk fried chicken, she-crab soup, fried green toma­toes and banana pud­ding on one of the best pa­tios in the city. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). (AE, DC, MC, V) www.southc­i­tyk­itchen.com. 1144 Cres­cent Ave. NE, 404.873.7358 $$$. Map3/C5

STK AT­LANTA Steak. This hot spot of­fers steaks in three sizes. Sides in­clude sweet corn pud­ding and parme­san truf­fle fries. D (daily). (AE, DC, MC, V) www.theoner­estau­rant.com. 1075 Peachtree St. NE, 404.793.0144. $$$ Map3/D5

VENI VIDI VICI Ital­ian. This chic Ital­ian trattoria of­fers an im­pec­ca­ble menu of North­ern Ital­ian cui­sine in­clud­ing hand­made pas­tas and ro­tis­serie meats. The res­tau­rant was re­cently fea­tured on Food Net­work’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.” L (M-F), D (daily). (AE, DC, DS, MC, V) www.buck­head­restau­rants.com. 41 14th St., 404.875.8424. $$$ Map3/B5

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