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Restaurants for a Business Lunch in Downtown

Heading to Downtown for a business lunch meeting? Whether you are having a casual check-in or an important negotiation, there are some great restaurant options for all moods Downtown. Here are some suggestions:

AG, Modern Bar & Steakhouse

The AG, Modern Bar & Steakhouse inside the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown blends Southern style with seasonal ingredients. Choose from grilled steaks, seafood and popular cocktails — and enjoy all of it in a stylish setting. If your meeting involves a large group, check out The Kitchen, a beautifully designed private dining space with seating for 10. If your business dinner is private, consider The Hideout, a secluded corner that offers a level of intimacy with a privacy curtain and cozy leather booth.

Where: 181 Peachtree St.

Alma Cocina

Have a business meeting at Alma Cocina Downtown.

Alma Cocina serves contemporary Mexican and Latin American cuisine with fresh ingredients and creative twists on old favorites. The roasted chicken mole is full of flavor, while the guacamole comes with three choices. The street tacos are a revelation with masa fried shrimp, chicken tinga verde and fried avocado. Alma Cocina also has a Buckhead location.

Where: 191 Peachtree St. NE

Amalfi Pizza

This traditional Neapolitan pizzeria centered around two 6,000-pound wood-burning brick ovens imported from Italy is centrally located Downtown near many offices and hotels. The 170-seat dining room has large semicircular booths, perfect for quiet business meetings.

Where: 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE

By George

Located in the Candler Hotel, this restaurant serves classic cuisine inspired by contemporary American cooking. The menu is spearheaded by two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson. The beautiful setting and chef-driven menu are perfect for your next lunch meeting.

Where: 127 Peachtree St. NE

Corner Bakery

If you’re looking for a quick and casual experience for a lunch meeting, head to Corner Bakery for a delicious bite with plenty of healthy options. Grab a cup of coffee at the end and stay energized for the rest of the day.

Where: 270 West Peachtree St. NW

Cuts Steakhouse

Cuts has a great setting for a business lunch.

This steak house serves succulent steaks, short ribs, and several Southern classics just a block off Peachtree Street. Cuts Steakhouse provides a fine dining experience that includes drool-worthy Southern dishes such as shrimp and grits and fried lobster tail.

Where: 60 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe features a chef-inspired menu.

This popular spot features a chef-inspired menu. Don’t miss the steak burger. Located in the heart of Downtown with MARTA nearby, the Hard Rock Cafe is an ideal location to do business and catch up on the newest tunes. Hard Rock also offers a variety of private rooms and catering options for your next company lunch or gathering.

Where: 215 Peachtree St. NE

Ray’s in the City

The surf and turf from Ray’s in the City will leave you satisfied.

Located steps from AmericasMart, in the heart of Downtown, Ray’s is a sound choice for a business meal. The menu offers everything from mussels to salads to blue plate specials. Insider tip: The crab cakes are a regulars’ favorite.

Where: 240 Peachtree St.

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails has great options for lunch to please all appetites.

For premium whiskey and bourbon cocktails and a warm Southern meal, this modern-rustic hangout will serve you well. From the tasty American cuisine to the uniquely crafted cocktails, the creative zest at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails will definitely impress your associates.

Where: 270 Peachtree St. NW

Explore the gastronomy of the city and head for business lunch in other neighborhoods.

Born and raised in Mexico, Daniela is a bilingual journalist living in Atlanta. She is passionate about telling stories that highlight the diversity and the blooming gastronomic scene in Atlanta.

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