N5: Arts Center Station

Take the red or gold line four stops north to Arts Center Station, named for its proximity to Woodruff Arts Center, home of the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony and the Alliance Theatre.  Here you can walk along Peachtree around the Midtown/South Buckhead (“SoBuck”) area and check out some of these restaurants.

Here’s a map of the area with the Arts Center and Midtown Stations marked as well as all the restaurants below.

Table 1280, practically on the lawn of the High Museum, is part of the Woodruff Arts Center complex. It is supposed to have a lovely courtyard and view of the museum, but this reporter has not been there, so let’s see what locals are saying on CitySearch.

TAP: A Gastropub*. I love to sit on the front patio at TAP at the corner of Peachtree and 14th.  Great food and atmosphere.  Modern fare including hearty entrées, soups and salads, burgers, tacos, and a mix of small plates.  35 beers and 2 wines on tap.  Inside is great too, but a little loud on weekend nights.

Shout, right across the street from TAP also has a great patio on the roof.  The patio is first-come first-served, and they say it’s harder to get a table on the roof after 6:30.  I’ve been here once and the salmon and Thai shrimp skewers were great and so were the service and the table on the roof.  Lots of fish dishes on the menu.

Tamarind Seed, right next door to Shout, gets great word of mouth for its Thai food.

Spice Market, a block from the cluster of restaurants above, is Pan Asian cuisine in a beautiful space — I hear. It gets great word of mouth.

South City Kitchen is two blocks from the cluster of restaurants above. If you’ve just got to get your fried green tomatoes or shrimp ‘n’ grits while you’re in town, you’ll find that and other Southern fare with a modern flare on the menu here. They also have a great patio, and there are a couple of bars and clubs on the same tiny block.

Tin Lizzy’s* is a cantina a couple of doors down from South City Kitchen.

*Also a bar. No need to order food.


About sonyalcollins
Sonya Collins is an independent journalist whose stories about public health, medicine and biomedical research have appeared in publications including WebMD.com, Scientific American, Yale Medicine, Georgia Health News, and publications served by the Georgia Public Health News Bureau. She is the editor of Primary Care Progress Notes, the guest-written blog of a primary care advocacy group, and editor of the Georgia Public Health News Bureau. She holds an M.A. in Health & Medical Journalism, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and she is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.

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