In addition to charming contemporary chompers with a rotating menu of seasonal sups, Le Giverny Bistro's culinary quests have earned it awards and accolades from previously pleased palates. Nestled snugly in the European-style Emory Inn, Le Giverny manifests mellifluous dinner and lunch menus, sprinkled with Mediterranean-style spices and furnished by local farmers markets. Chef and Paris-native Rémy Kerba starts lunch off small with a bevy of baby bites to exercise adult appetites. Robustly ruminate on Kerba's famous house-made pork rillettes, accompanied by dijon, cornichons, and baguette croutons ($8), or the iceberg and blue cheese salad, topped with crisp bacon and creamy homemade dressing ($6). Both dinner diners and lunch-goers can languish over Le Giverny's sautéed rainbow trout grenobloise, pan-fried and covered in toasted almonds ($14 for lunch, $19 for dinner), or the grilled fillet of salmon, splashed with a basil and olive-oil pistou ($14 for lunch, $18 for dinner). Evening eaters can feast on a bistro staple with the steak-frites specialty ($26), in which herbed butter coats a center-cut strip steak, earning it friends with steak knives, butter knives, and sophisticated babies alike.
Anis Café & Bistro takes its diners on a trip to Southern France with Provençal versions of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and the cozy setting of a French cottage. Although Anis serves dinner and lunch, today's Groupon is for the recently added Sunday brunch. Beret-bearing specialties include the cured-salmon croque monsieur with sweet tomato, soft goat cheese, roasted Bermuda onion, and capers ($11). Eggs get their moment in the pan with the three-egg omelette, a fluffy sleeping bag of scrambled oeufs stuffed with your choice of fillings such as asparagus, broccolini, tomatoes, artichokes, portabello mushrooms, sausage, chicken, and prosciutto ($12). Shellfish open up to compassionate brunchers with the Moules Marinières, mussels in white wine, garlic, parsley, and cream ($11). Carnivorous connoisseurs can make it a meatier midmorning with the steak frites–– grilled bistro steak with sauce au poivre, french fries, and baby greens ($17). For a sweet ending or scrumptious main course, Anis also serves the Parisian favorite Nutella crêpes, filled with bananas, Nutella, and toasted almonds ($8). Anis is cocooned in a converted house that has been renovated to reflect the atmosphere of a homey restaurant in the South of France. With exposed brick, warm lighting, and an eclectic collection of art adorning the attractively hued walls, Anis is a romantic destination for couples and their oblivious third wheels. The bistro also boasts a tree-shaded outdoor patio that is open to dining and ennui relishing year-round.
The chefs behind Cravings American Bistro please palates and eyes with elegant arrangements of hearty American and seafood fare, escorted to tables atop simple china. Begin a night of lively discussion and synchronized digestion with a choice of six appetizers, including lobster mac 'n' cheese smothered in truffle oil, jumbo broiled crab cakes swimming in sweet-chili aioli, and house-rubbed ribs glazed with a mango barbecue sauce. Seafaring entrees such as the tropical, pan-seared Island grouper and the spicy, fettuccine-laced shrimp Diablo occupy tables with sunken-treasure-finding tips before succumbing to the white noise of chewing. Ravenous carnivores can opt for a 12-ounce new york strip steak—a choice cut of Montana strip loin accented with fingerling potatoes and asparagus stalks that double as stylish stirring sticks for a date's martini.
When you stay at Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, you'll be in the historical district and close to Michael C. Carlos Museum and Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Fernbank Science Center and Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Make yourself at home in one of the 325 air-conditioned rooms featuring high-definition televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Emory Conference Center Hotel.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and a technology helpdesk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.
Steve Masri is a busy man. If you followed him around for a day, you might find the chef and owner of Olive Bistro hand picking fresh salad greens and high-quality olive oil, lamb, and imported tahini to incorporate into his Old-World family recipes. Masri—who, according to a 2010 review by Meridith Ford Goldman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was born in Sardinia and raised in Israel—works hard to honor his heritage with dishes such as from-scratch hummus and fragrant rosemary chicken. But he also adds his own signature twists, including the daily ravioli special and a tomato-basil sauce that replaces traditional marinara in his moussaka and lasagna.
And Masri's dedication has paid off. His pair of intimate bistros were on CBS Atlanta's 2012 list of the Best Mediterranean Cuisine in Atlanta, and Cliff Bostock of Creative Loafing Atlanta was one of several reviewers to recommend the falafel, saying that it has "no equal in the city." The Midtown location earned three Best of Citysearch awards in 2008 for its salads, sandwiches, and small plates. The bistros' outdoor patios make ideal spots to chat with friends over shared meze and a bottle of wine, or construct a replica of the Parthenon out of sliced eggplant.