Forget dinner and a movie. Nothing beats dinner and a show. Here are some places within a stone’s throw of Symphony Hall, where music lovers can grab dinner, drinks or dessert:
Table 1280 You can’t beat the location — the sleek restaurant shares real estate with the ASO — and you’ll only have to park once. The American brasserie offers two dining experiences: tapas lounge casual and more formal plated dinners.1280 Peachtree Rd. N.E., 404-897-1280.
Trois Spacious, airy and elegant, the main dining room serves a prix-fixe pre-show menu (ask your server for details). The Bar at Trois is designed to feel like your rich friend’s living room, and serves up perfectly crafted cocktails until 2:30 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday. 1180 Peachtree St. N.E., 404-815-3337.
South City Kitchen Midtown With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Sundays are BBQ Nite. 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358.
Fuego Spanish Grill Cuban and Spanish favorites served tapas-style, and live flamenco music Thursday through Saturday are the main attractions at this popular date spot. The patio’s pretty cool, too. 136 Crescent Ave., 404-389-0660.
Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St N.E., 404-846-2000.
Nan This upscale Thai restaurant focuses on fusion rather than street cuisine. Leave the stress of your commute at the door; the opulent and serene dining room transports you miles away from I-75/85. 1350 Spring St. N.W., 404-870-9933.