Every year, Buckhead Restaurant Week acquaints diners with the eateries they pass daily by dedicating nine days to the fare and flavors of more than 30 gourmet spots. Each restaurant plans a prix fixe dinner for the occasion, which graces tables with three courses that embody the chef's characteristic style. Throughout the week, plates teem with signature morsels ranging from tender Moroccan tagines to blue-cheese-crusted steaks, each meal culminating with a decadent serving of dessert. For this deal, select eateries dusted off their Restaurant Week menus to prove, much like Cinderella's pumpkin time machine, that it’s never too late.Tantra AtlantaA caravan of Eurasian cuisine fragrant with mint, anise, and coconut parades across plates as candles flicker to the beat of pulsing tabla drums and burbling fountains. Throughout the restaurant, golden Buddhas and Middle Eastern art preside over clusters of red plush armchairs and intimate white booths.Tavern 99Sprigs of local produce bolster rib-eye steaks, beer-battered fish, and a slate of upscale pub fare as drinksmiths craft signature cocktails and pour 27 draft beers from behind marble-topped bars. Live bands cut loose on a scarlet-draped stage, rumbling the opulent tavern and two-level outdoor patio as 12 flat-screens glow with the day's sports games.Imperial FezMoroccan spices waft through twisted curtains and tin lamps as waiters brandish halal cuts of meat and vegetable-studded couscous. Shoeless diners recline on pillows and eat by hand, savoring belly-dancing performances that begin every night at 7:30 p.m.MosaicTucked away on a tree-lined side street, guests of the renovated colonial-style cottage sample the contemporary American flavors and local, seasonal ingredients of horseradish-glazed salmon and creamy veal milanese. White tablecloths flutter in the breeze on the spacious outdoor patio; inside, mosaic-lined mirrors splash abundant natural light across towering lemon- and burgundy-colored walls.Shula’s 347 GrillNamed for Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, the 347 Grill spotlights signature cuts of Premium Black Angus beef against a stately backdrop of dark-paneled walls and black-and-white sports photos. The dining room tucks guests into intimate, round booths as high-topped bistro tables enable more casual meals by furnishing ample room to mingle.
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At first, Tin Drum Asia Café's rapid service and bright decor evoke the aromatic street stands of Hong Kong, where founder Steven Chan ate throughout his childhood. The traditional ambiance is no accident—the franchise's name also harks back to a bygone era, when a tin drummer would awaken citizens and regale them with current events as they ate the day’s first meal. The electronic kiosks dotting the café, however, plunk this traditional scene in the middle of a cyberpunk setting. They allow patrons to customize their orders based on taste preferences and nutritional content, accommodating dietary endeavors such as vegetarianism and weight-loss goals.
This merger of technology and urban convention reflects a penchant for edgy ideas that also affects the menu. Items inspired by the culinary techniques of Japan, China, Vietnam, and Thailand share space in the savory catalog, taking the form of street tacos, soups, and mango chicken, a take on the general tso's staple that's sweeter than a syrup-soaked army helmet. Music is the final ingredient that charges the atmosphere. Nation's Restaurant News reports that it typically plays at an energizing 120 beats per minute and was a factor in attracting the café's initial college crowds.
At Tasty Curry, the air is filled with the smells and sounds of delicious, traditional Indian cuisine such as the aroma of creamy tomato gravies, rich spice blends, and zesty ginger, and the crackling sizzle of naan loaves, paneer, and chicken cooking in a clay oven. Throughout the space, vibrant colors pop out everywhere, from the rich, earthy red of the tandoori-roasted chicken, the yellows of daals and vegetable stews, and the deep green of the wallpaper, decorated with geometric designs. Friendly servers suggest popular feasts from the impressive menu, or lay out all-you-can-eat buffets of minced goat, homemade farmers' cheese, and chicken tikka.
At Niramish, turmeric bursts in sunset hues in curries. Mango and pineapple cut the spice in cool chutneys, and the aromas of ginger and garlic tangle in the air. Those scents drift from clay-oven tandoori dishes, curries, and fried rice. The dishes range from mild to hot and spicy, with mango lassis and buttered naan bread soothing palates still a-tingle from plates of tofu vindaloo cooked south-Indian style.
The chefs at Paradise Biryani Pointe draw inspiration from traditional Indian, Persian, and Middle Eastern cuisine as they prepare kebabs, curries, and rice dishes. The restaurant’s signature rice dish—biryani—is akin to paella and comes festooned with everything from mutton and chicken to eggs and veggies. Thali platters arrive heaped with mini portions of several dishes, allowing diners to sample a spectrum of flavors in one sitting. Regional spices can be tasted in the Hyderbadi goat curry and the Goan shrimp curry, all of which may be washed down with creamy lassi or Indian beer.