Eat, drink, explore

Our nightly wine receptions will offer only small appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. We recommend making reservations at one of the spots in the “Dinner” section below.


Our favorite place for coffee is Ebrik’s, just a short walk down Park Place at Decatur St. All day Friday, and from noon on Saturday.

The Highland Bakery is located in the lobby of the conference facility. Great for quick coffee, sweets, and lunches. Not open Saturday.

For a Saturday morning fix before coming to the conference, try Jittery Joe’s, a block north of the hotel at 181 Peachtree.


For a quick afternoon meal nearby, we recommend one of the many restaurants on Broad St., just south of the hotel and one street west of Woodruff Park:

NaanStop  —  Tin Drum Asia Café   —   Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup   —    Blossom Tree   (closed Sat.) — Reuben’s Deli —  Rosa’s Pizza (closed Sat.). Or you could take a longer walk, eastward on Edgewood Ave. to the unique Sweet Auburn Curb Market, which houses Grindhouse Killer Burgers and more.


If you have a little more time and an appetite but still want to walk, you might consider restaurants a bit further but still in the general area of the hotel:

Bistro @ The Ellis Hotel, 176 Peachtree St. 678.651.2770

Alma Cocina, 191 Peachtree St. NE, next to the Ritz-Carlton

(404) 968-9662


The SunDial Restaurant (tourists like it for its view)  —  Alma Cocina  —  Ted’s Montana Grill   —   Park Bar (near Centennial Park and CNN)  —  Pizzeria Vesuvius  —  Meehan’s Public House


This is a select list of places we like which are only a short cab or Lyft ride away. Almost all have seating after 9 PM. (If you want to stay downtown, see end of list.)



887 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 815-1399

Cooks & Soldiers

691 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 996-2623

Barcelona (Westside):

1085 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 872-8000


Inman Park:


40 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

404) 589-1010

Bar Mercado

99 Krog St.


Sotto Sotto

313 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307 (404) 523-6678


299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307 (678) 732-0360


753 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (404) 577-2332




659 Auburn Ave NE #501, Atlanta, GA 30312

(404) 688-0040




242 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

404) 588-0006

Empire State South  —  Two Urban Licks  —  Ecco  —  Miller Union  —  Top Flr   —  Park 75  —  4th and Swift —  Sotto Sotto (or Fritti right next door, or  Barcelona across the street)  —   Abattoir  —  Floataway Café —  La Tavola  —  Porter Beer Bar  —  Bocado —  or Agave, for example.

Explore downtown

The Residence Inn’s website offers information on the Georgia Aquarium, the Atlanta History Center, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center, and more, and you might check out Atlanta’s newest downtown attraction, the SkyView ferris wheel.

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