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June 2, 2002
Granted, instead of 50's sockhop music, classical piano makes an undercurrent of soothing sound. Instead of just rootbeer-float-type drinks, the full service bar offers a fine selection of wines. Instead of polyester uniforms, the waitstaff wears polished shoes and ties. Black and white photos of many, many celebrity customers such as Muhammod Ali and Annie Potts line the hallway near the hostess stand.
As for the food....
The menu fits the atmosphere. My husband thinks the Diner can be a little too creative with some dishes---cranberries in a tuna melt?---but the food always proves delicious. (After he ordered the tuna melt, he had to admit the small slivers of cranberry gave it an interesting zip he hadn't tasted before.) You can order a full entree or sandwich: it's all what you'd get in a regular diner with an upscale twist. I most recently enjoyed an absolutely wonderful portobella mushroom on foccacia bread sandwich served with the diner's specialty chips. Kids will like the hamburgers and fries, but I wouldn't suggest this place for very small children.
Lunch for two without alcohol is gonna run you $20+, but you'll enjoy your meal! At least eat here once. It's an Atlanta mainstay.
From journal Atlanta Restaurants
Charlotte, North Carolina
December 19, 2000
Think traditional American food with an upscale twist. I usually get the wild mushroom meatloaf. Take advantage of one of the appetizers. I like the calamari and the homemade potato chips with Maytag blue cheese.
From journal Atlanta from an ex-Native's Perspective