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#151 Post by Armando Basarrate » June 27th, 2011, 10:10 am

In case this has not been convered (I did not see it on the updated list), Iberian Pig $15 (but waived for both bottles on a recent visit).

Also, FAB still $20 as of last week.

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#152 Post by Dennis Atick » July 8th, 2011, 7:08 pm

Though I was drinking Shochu tonight, found out corkage at Miso Izakaya is $10
Great food, too.
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#153 Post by Chad Richardson » July 9th, 2011, 7:53 am

Any corkage info (or just thoughts in general) on Pasta da Pulcinella? It's been around awhile and I've never been; considering going.
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#154 Post by Robert.Fleming » July 9th, 2011, 8:57 am

The quoted price at Double Zero Napoletana - http://www.doublezeroatl.com/ - was either $15 or $20, can't remember for certain, but was waived for our four bottles.

Excellent food, nice vibe, friendly but poorly-paced (though otherwise competent) service, very loud.

EDIT: They have added floor-to-ceiling drapes that break up the space and do a good job of dampening the noise.
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#155 Post by Dennis Atick » July 20th, 2011, 7:15 pm

$10 corkage at No. 246 in Decatur.
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#156 Post by Robert.Fleming » August 23rd, 2011, 10:54 am

$Zero at Gu's Bistro - but bring your own glasses.

Damn fine food.

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#157 Post by gandolflundgren » August 25th, 2011, 3:13 pm

What are some your favorite restaurants in downtown ATL? I will be moving to Atlanta in a few months to look for X-Ray Technician Jobs and will probably try every great restaurant and eatery in the area. As you can tell I am a foodie as well.

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#158 Post by Matt Mauldin » August 25th, 2011, 7:03 pm

This thread is a pretty good representation of the best Atlanta has to offer. Read back through the posts and you'll see some great spots. There are many, so happy hunting!
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#159 Post by bradkaplan » August 26th, 2011, 2:20 pm

Downtown is tough for restaurants. Lots of chain tourist joints. One that stands out as the opposite of that is Lunacy Black Market, a fun little place with great prices on small plates with a Mediterranean twist though really eclectic. Get out of downtown for dining unfortunately.
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#160 Post by John Liotta » December 15th, 2011, 1:23 pm

I've updated the list, though I'm sure I missed a few as I'm pretty jet lagged today. I added what I saw here plus closings and such. If anyone has any info on some of the new places that have opened it would be appreciated. TIA
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#161 Post by Chad Richardson » December 15th, 2011, 1:38 pm

John, thanks for keep this updated!
One that (I think) is missing from the list is 4th & Swift. My info may be dated, but I believe it was $25/bottle with a limit of 2 bottles per table.
Wildfire at Perimter is closing on 12/21 and supposed to reopen as a 2nd location of Capital Grille ($25, often waived).
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#162 Post by John Liotta » December 16th, 2011, 12:08 pm

Updated again. Thanks Chad.
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#163 Post by Ken Katz » December 20th, 2011, 6:29 pm

I believe I read a headline that FAB has closed

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#164 Post by John Liotta » December 20th, 2011, 8:33 pm

Ken Katz wrote:I believe I read a headline that FAB has closed
It has. But the owners are working on a new place in the Ritz Carlton residences.
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#165 Post by Chad Richardson » January 8th, 2012, 3:04 pm

So my wife wants to go to Nikolai's Roof for her up-coming b'day. As noted above, corkage is $35, and I believe their list has a high mark-up. Anybody know anyone or any secret password?
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#166 Post by John Liotta » January 8th, 2012, 4:56 pm

Not anymore. Used to be a really great place. Not sure it really has been for a number of years.
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#167 Post by bradkaplan » January 9th, 2012, 4:36 am

When did Bones go to $10? Didn't it used to be free corkage?
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#168 Post by John Liotta » February 7th, 2012, 4:01 pm

Updated again to reflect recent closings.
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#169 Post by Dennis Atick » February 9th, 2012, 12:29 pm

I could pick up the phone, but anybody know corkage at One Eared Stag?
Don't think its on the list on page one here.
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#170 Post by bradkaplan » February 9th, 2012, 1:29 pm

Yes, it's ... pick up the phone! (I don't know actually, and I'm too lazy, too).
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#171 Post by Chad Richardson » February 20th, 2012, 5:13 pm

Any Atlanta Berserkers going to see Brian at the Loring wine dinner tomorrow night at Valenza? I'll be there and would love to meet some of y'all.
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#172 Post by Dennis Sullivan » February 24th, 2012, 11:38 am

Chad Richardson wrote:Any Atlanta Berserkers going to see Brian at the Loring wine dinner tomorrow night at Valenza? I'll be there and would love to meet some of y'all.
I did my Brian-appreciation visit last week when Brian Talley came to town.

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#173 Post by Jeff Viscomi » February 29th, 2012, 2:06 pm

FWIW, La Tavola will waive corkage if you buy a bottle. They have a few pleasant and inexpensive 1/2 bottles of sparkling wine that are a good way to get started. Not sure if the other Fifth Group restaurants follow that rule.

Hoping the quality remains high now that their chef moved over to Ecco. Early returns have been good.

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#174 Post by John Liotta » March 8th, 2012, 11:09 am

Anyone have the scoop on Southern Art/Bourbon Bar in the Intercontinental?
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#175 Post by bradkaplan » March 8th, 2012, 6:56 pm

Don't know the corkage policy, but I am in no rush to go back to either the bar or restaurant.
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#176 Post by John Liotta » March 9th, 2012, 10:32 am

bradkaplan wrote:Don't know the corkage policy, but I am in no rush to go back to either the bar or restaurant.

I have to go tomorrow night . . .
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#177 Post by John Liotta » March 10th, 2012, 1:32 pm

Southern Art is $25 per bottle FWIW.
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#178 Post by John Liotta » March 11th, 2012, 7:27 am

The list has been updated again. Also, was not charged corkage at Southern Art last night.
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#179 Post by J a y C a i n » March 19th, 2012, 8:36 am

Went with the family last night to Little Szechuan. This place is an enigma to me. Their food is wonderful, but you would expect the standard "order by number" Chinese food from the decor and its strip-mall location. Service ranges from spotty to downright hostile. They keep banners up like "Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in America - 2006." They've also shown up on Groupon and ScoutMob which I consider to be the death-knell of any restaurant.

Anyway - corkage $10. We brought two bottles, and only got charged once. Glasswear is horrendous.

I haven't been to Peter Chang's Tasty China yet -- sounds like I need to go.

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#180 Post by bradkaplan » March 19th, 2012, 9:00 am

Jay, it's no longer Peter Chang's - he has flown the coop once again. This may be for the better actually, but I still prefer the original location up in Marietta.
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#181 Post by John Liotta » March 19th, 2012, 10:22 am

I updated that on the list FWIW. Also, there will be a new Tasty China near the Emory area soon.
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#182 Post by Dennis Sullivan » March 21st, 2012, 4:58 pm

I wouldn't mind at all meeting some of you whom I haven't yet, at Tasty China Marietta, or any companionable venue for that matter.
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#183 Post by Chad Richardson » March 21st, 2012, 5:27 pm

Dennis Sullivan wrote:I wouldn't mind at all meeting some of you whom I haven't yet, at Tasty China Marietta, or any companionable venue for that matter.
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#184 Post by Tim Heaton » May 3rd, 2012, 2:51 pm

Local 3 is now $10/btl

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#185 Post by Tim Heaton » May 4th, 2012, 5:51 pm

Chad Richardson wrote:Any corkage info (or just thoughts in general) on Pasta da Pulcinella? It's been around awhile and I've never been; considering going.
Just made a reservation for next Friday, I was told the corkage is $15. Will report back on food/experience.
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#186 Post by Michael Bowden » May 6th, 2012, 8:25 pm

Tim Heaton wrote:Local 3 is now $10/btl

Like I needed a reason to avoid this place....never been impressed with the food, especially for the reputation that it gets. I've been multiple times and have had multiple dishes when dining.
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#187 Post by Robert.Fleming » May 7th, 2012, 8:40 am

Michael Bowden wrote:
Tim Heaton wrote:Local 3 is now $10/btl

Like I needed a reason to avoid this place....never been impressed with the food, especially for the reputation that it gets. I've been multiple times and have had multiple dishes when dining.
A $10 corkage fee is a reason to avoid a place?

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#188 Post by Michael Bowden » May 7th, 2012, 10:49 am

Robert.Fleming wrote:
Michael Bowden wrote:
Tim Heaton wrote:Local 3 is now $10/btl

Like I needed a reason to avoid this place....never been impressed with the food, especially for the reputation that it gets. I've been multiple times and have had multiple dishes when dining.
A $10 corkage fee is a reason to avoid a place?
Not at all...actually $10 is a reasonable amount for corkage, especially when said place has decent glassware. My issue is that the food is lackluster and the benefit of going there was the lack of a corkage fee. Now with a corkage fee in place and mediocre food that combination is a reason to avoid. $10 corkage with good food is a welcome sight.....IMHO Local 3 does not deliver on the food portion of that equation....and that is the reason to avoid.
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#189 Post by Robert.Fleming » May 8th, 2012, 4:31 am

Michael,

Thanks for the clarification.
Though we disagree completely about the food at Local Three, we are in tune on the corkage policy.

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#190 Post by Dennis Atick » May 8th, 2012, 5:36 am

Robert.Fleming wrote:Michael,

Thanks for the clarification.
Though we disagree completely about the food at Local Three, we are in tune on the corkage policy.

Bob
I'm with Bowden on the food at Local Three. Two disappointing meals for me.
Not really my neck of the woods, so I haven't gone out of the way to try again.
May need to give it another shot. Zero corkage was a nice selling point.
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#191 Post by bradkaplan » May 8th, 2012, 6:28 am

I've had 4 mediocre at best meals there. I love it conceptually, but they've not been able to deliver on the concept.
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#192 Post by John Liotta » May 27th, 2012, 11:45 am

Need some updates from you guys. Anyone been to the new places that have just opened, like the Spence or the Optimist? Please keep updating other places as well.
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#193 Post by Dennis Atick » May 28th, 2012, 2:51 pm

John Liotta wrote:Need some updates from you guys. Anyone been to the new places that have just opened, like the Spence or the Optimist? Please keep updating other places as well.
Jeez, I thought you knew bloggers on the cutting edge of this stuff.
You're supposed to tell us. neener
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#194 Post by jwsobeck » May 29th, 2012, 2:28 pm

John Liotta wrote:Need some updates from you guys. Anyone been to the new places that have just opened, like the Spence or the Optimist? Please keep updating other places as well.
I went to the Optimist. Nice little raw bar. Slightly over priced to me. OK cocktails. Some interesting beers. Wine list...eh. Our fish was hit and miss. Loved the duck fat poached swordfish, though not the other elements with it on the plate. Skate was very poor.

Nice space. Good bar. Open kitchen.

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#195 Post by bradkaplan » June 2nd, 2012, 9:52 am

The Spence: 1st bottle waived, 15$ a btl thereafter

Their list looks pretty nice, by the way, too..
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#196 Post by Brian Love » June 13th, 2012, 5:21 pm

Late to the game, but Local 3 never charges us corkage. We call ahead and they clear it. Try the burger at lunch. Pretty good stuff. I'm a fan overall - besides, it's not expensive, you get what you pay for.... Their charcuterie is pretty darned good, too.

Long story short, Local 3 is one of the most corkage friendly restaurants in Atlanta and they do a bunch of wine events. I think we should try to support those places that actually like those of us that bring wines... Granted I agree the food has to be passable.

Going to the Spence on Sunday. I'm torn between bringing and checking out their list.

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#197 Post by Chad Richardson » June 13th, 2012, 5:56 pm

Brian Love wrote:Late to the game, but Local 3 never charges us corkage. We call ahead and they clear it. Try the burger at lunch. Pretty good stuff. I'm a fan overall - besides, it's not expensive, you get what you pay for.... Their charcuterie is pretty darned good, too.

Long story short, Local 3 is one of the most corkage friendly restaurants in Atlanta and they do a bunch of wine events. I think we should try to support those places that actually like those of us that bring wines... Granted I agree the food has to be passable.

Going to the Spence on Sunday. I'm torn between bringing and checking out their list.
Does Local 3 now serve lunch, outside of the sorta small space that I always thought mainly provided takeout for the office workers?
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#198 Post by Alan Gottlieb » June 17th, 2012, 8:02 am

Parrish( Inman park)
1st bottle free ater that 15 dollars. Food was good

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#199 Post by Brian Love » June 17th, 2012, 2:23 pm

Chad Richardson wrote:
Brian Love wrote:Late to the game, but Local 3 never charges us corkage. We call ahead and they clear it. Try the burger at lunch. Pretty good stuff. I'm a fan overall - besides, it's not expensive, you get what you pay for.... Their charcuterie is pretty darned good, too.

Long story short, Local 3 is one of the most corkage friendly restaurants in Atlanta and they do a bunch of wine events. I think we should try to support those places that actually like those of us that bring wines... Granted I agree the food has to be passable.

Going to the Spence on Sunday. I'm torn between bringing and checking out their list.
Does Local 3 now serve lunch, outside of the sorta small space that I always thought mainly provided takeout for the office workers?
I know they have lunch on the weekends, at least. Not sure about thru the week.

And the Optimist has $10 corkage.

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#200 Post by Brian Love » June 25th, 2012, 5:49 am

As a follow-up, went to Optimist and while they said corkage was $10, they didn't charge us. Maybe it was because the other couple in our party ordered another bottle, or we offered a drink to our server, or they just are crazy-wine-friendly. Regardless, we loved the food there - big thumbs up. The space is nice and big - tables aren't that cramped, it's not crazy loud, etc.

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