You just changed out of your work clothes and realized there's nothing in your refrigerator that appeals to you. You also have zero desire to get all dressed up for a typical Midtown meal. Here are 10 places you can go casual in one of Atlanta's hottest dining districts:
The neighborhood restaurant from Drew Van Leuvan, executive chef and owner of Seven Lamps and restaurateur Billy Streck of Cypress Street Pint & Plate and GRAIN boasts a casual atmosphere featuring steel, repurposed pine from a Georgia warehouse and reclaimed brick from a South Carolina textile mill. The menu features twists on Mexican influenced classics alongside staples of American cuisine dining- burgers, salads and sandwiches.
1545 Peachtree St NE #101.
Momma Goldberg's Deli
If you don't feel like eating an entire course-filled dinner, head to Momma Goldberg's Deli on 12th Street where you can order a sandwich, salad, wrap or soup to take to-go.
27 12th St NW.
The Vortex Bar & Grill
It's an Atlanta institution and they welcome you to come in casually dressed — if you’re 21 and older. Some may say they prefer it. The large, classic bar area, kitschy décor and grease-filled menu will keep you coming back for more.
878 Peachtree St NE.
Enjoy relaxed indoor/outdoor dining with a great view for people-watching at the 10th Street Mexican restaurant. Dining away from home is budget-friendly thanks to Zocalo's weekly dining deals, including $5 bottomless guacamole Monday-Friday.
187 10th St NE.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate
If Midtown had a Cheers, Cypress Street would be it. Though, instead of a postman and therapist at the bar drinking you're more likely to find a social media manager and event coordinator drinking and eating while working. In addition to their relaxed atmosphere, the eatery's large beer selection and gourmet American cuisine make Cypress Street a win-win-win.
817 West Peachtree St NW
Henry's Midtown Tavern
You've probably ogled their deck as you wait in traffic on 10th Street. There's no better time to try Henry's for the first time than when you just want a good meal. Their menu provides a line-up of typical American casual restaurant fare with plenty of televisions on hand to entertain if you come without a date. Dogs are welcome on the patio.
132 10th St NE.
Publik Draft House
Since its opening, Publik has become the go-to for Fox Theatre goers before a show. With dishes like the duck quesadilla and Sweetwater 420-infused fish and chips, it's easy to see why it gets busy. The good news is that you don't need to be dressed up to dine there, so wait until the show starts next door and then get your grub on.
654 Peachtree St NE.
Is there a better place in Midtown to take advantage of $2 Taco Tuesday? Probably not. Get out of those work clothes and into some eating pants then relax and enjoy the culinary ride through Mexican-Korean fusion cuisine.
818 Juniper St NE.
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