Quality Inn Northlake
2155 Ranchwood Drive
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: (770) 491-7444
Fax: (770) 621-9496
Bars & Cafes
Dance the night away or simply chill out with a hookah at this lively nightspot located close to the DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Whether you're looking for a relaxing night out with friends or an energetic night of dancing, Jett Lounge has something for all party animals. An extensive selection of spirits keeps the night flowing. There's also a menu of delectable food choices if you're feeling peckish. The club attracts renowned DJs from Atlanta's clubbing circuit. Check website for more.
Set away from busy Atlanta hot spots, Violette has quietly become one of the town's most memorable destinations for French cuisine. Quaint and quiet, the long dining room is walled entirely by glass on one side, making it wonderful for cheery lunch dates. The distinguished bar at the entrance features a gifted piano man on weekend nights and maintains a wine list one would expect of a great French restaurant. Very traditional French, out-of-this-world sauces highlight practically every dish. Don't crawl out without trying the escargots, tenderly sauteed in light butter.
Overlooking the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport runway, the Downwind Restaurant offers a fun and affordable place to take the family or grab lunch before a flight. Airplane memorabilia and large windows looking out over the runways set the stage for an exciting meal. Planes take off and land often at this moderately busy regional airport, offering a good show while you dine. The menu is simple, featuring burgers, sandwiches and salads, along with some Greek favorites.
The animated Monsieur Gropp, owner and proprietor of this chic neighborhood cafe, is responsible for the whimsical prevailing atmosphere, and has attracted a large local following over the years. For more than a quarter century, Petite Auberge has delighted and surprised regular patrons with crowd pleasing dishes. Their impressive wine bar has more than 100 types of wines from Italy, Austria and France that will go well with your meal. Visit this restaurant for a delightful French culinary expedition.
If you can think of a sporting event, it's probably playing on one of Famous Pub's 50-plus screens. If your game is not being shown, just ask; if it's on TV anywhere, they'll find it for you. While you watch, dive into a basket of the pub's famous Buffalo Wings, or pick your way through the better-than-average lunch and dinner menu. Several pool tables and numerous bar sports and video games are peppered throughout, so there's plenty of fun for the kids; or for you, if your team is losing.
Visit this charming tea room in the Chamblee Antique Row for a Zen-like tea tasting experience. Zen Tea offers over 100 varieties of the beverage from around the world. Sip on a herbal chai, oolong tea or a fruit flavored one served in stylish teaware. A flight of teas is much recommended, or enjoy your selection while exploring the historic neighborhood. Their tasteful decor makes for a great ambiance. This place hosts live entertainment over the weekend and regular meditation and yoga workshops.
A part of the Outback Steakhouse chain, this Toco Hills eatery follows the same amiable and lively atmosphere that it is known for. Delicious grilled steaks, seafood and chicken dishes are in the offing alongside fresh salads and hearty soups. The food is prepared from scratch everyday giving it a unique freshness to the flavor. A good place to dine in with family and friends, Outback also has a full service bar.
Tin Roof Cantina is one of Midtown's rowdier and more laid-back joints, offering drink specials and live music most weekend nights. Patrons flock during the lunch hour for affordable Mexican fare, highlighted by an award-winning quesadilla dip, but after dark, the party starts. The full bar serves tropical drinks and many draft beers.
A meal at Red and Green Brazilian Steakhouse is as close as one can get to an authentic Brazilian churrascaria experience in Atlanta. Head to the salad bar for fresh delights and a wide spread of timeless globe-spanning favorites. Turn the sign from red to green and traditionally-attired Gauchos will present to you freshly grilled skewers of succulent cuts like Rump Steak, Beef Ribs and Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon. Pair the barbecued specialties with classic cocktails like Tequila Sunrise, Cosmopolitan and the country's very own Caipirinha. The ambiance exudes an earthy appeal and tiled walls and tropical accents give it an upscale touch. End your meal with traditional Brazilian Flan.
True to its name, Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub is painted sunny yellow, with large abstracts in red, yellow, and orange lining the walls. Serving 'global comfort food' for dinner and weekend brunch, the menu features anything from American southern classics like country fried chicken and Carolina Flounder to the spicy Wok Fried Maine Calamari. The establishment pulls most of its visitors during the after work hours and weekends, who come in for a taste of ice cold beer or mixed drinks. Sit inside or enjoy the outside air on the large patio.
Pallookaville Fine Foods is the collaboration of Jim Stacy and John Gianoulidis. It started off as Pallookaville Corndog Wagon originally but now is a full-fledged carnival-inspired restaurant with a soda fountain. Set in a Tudor Revival building, it is vibrant with its colorful chairs, wooden and metal tables, and vintage quirky memorabilia plastered on its walls. Savor their famous Corn Dogs such as Corndugula, Corndogski and Cornleone. Other noteworthy dishes include their Pork Burger, Frankfurter Sandwiches and, Fries and Spuds. The items served in their soda fountain is made from a local organic dairy. Indulge in their egg creams, milkshakes and sodas. They also serve alcoholic beverages.
ChocoLaté Coffee's owners started their coffee shop in 2002 as a way to escape the corporate world. With two locations in Atlanta and one in Decatur, this coffee shop allows its loyal patrons to escape, as well. Local artwork hangs on the walls to add flair, and the atmosphere is decidedly relaxed. The offbeat architecture and low lighting set the mood, and there are plenty of places to kick back, including overstuffed couches. Smoothies and pastries complement a full menu of organic coffees and teas. In addition to the pastries, there are gourmet desserts available to tempt every sweet tooth.