T+L Reports: Small Dining in Atlanta
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T+L Reports: Small Dining in Atlanta

Recently, celebrity chefs have been eschewing expansive
dining rooms in favor of intimate spaces (see Masa in New
York City and Joël Robuchon at the Mansion in Las
Vegas). Now this expanded chef's-table approach has landed in
Atlanta. Local culinary pioneer Guenter Seeger (formerly of
the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead's Dining Room) shut down his
restaurant, Seeger's, for a massive redesign. It has just
reopened, decorated in warm yellows and ivories, with Donghia
settees, handcrafted wooden tables, Garnier Thiebaut cotton
tablecloths—and half of the original 64 seats. Those
lucky enough to snag a reservation receive star treatment,
starting with the Kumamoto oyster amuse-bouche, through to
the blueberry-flecked Meyer lemon gelée—and the
smoked Georgia mountain trout with horseradish and American
caviar in between. Best of all, these edible treats come
without the feeling of being at table number 114. Who says
bigger is always better?Seeger's, 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd.;
404/846-9779; dinner for two $275.

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