While you’re downtown before or after the show, indulge yourself with some of the eateries, pubs, and bistros just a walk away from The Balzer Theater at Herren’s. Many of the city’s most cherished restaurants find a home in our downtown neighborhood. Bar or table service? Casual vibes or a fine dining atmosphere? Would you care for some Southern tradition or international cuisine? Our local Atlanta eateries are as ready to serve a perfect dinner as we are to put on a dynamic show. Here are a few recommendations to try out:
The Landmark Diner is a classic piece of dining tradition open 24 hours a day. At any moment, you can grab breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee, dinner, or dessert from their huge menu, which offers everything from traditional American staples to Greek and Italian cuisine.
Open 24 hours
Sweet Georgia’s sure is one hip and happenin’ spot, daddy-o. Treat yourself to a nostalgic juke joint atmosphere and a creative take on Southern standards like their house-made pimento cheese and black-eyed pea hummus, aged white cheddar mac-and-cheese, peach-glazed salmon, and aged ribeye with crispy crawfish, ya dig?
Thurs and Sun: 11AM-12AM
Fri and Sat: 11AM-1:30AM
A ’round-the-corner dinner favorite of T.O. employees, Slice offers a piece of the pie for every taste bud: pizza by the slice or as a whole with dishes from the usual pizzeria fare to other specialties like Pesto Pollo or Sweet Pea, pasta entrees, hot sandwiches, salads and a full bar. And of course, there’s always the chance to see some of the night’s favorite artists and performers grabbing a great dinner or relaxing after a show.
A critically acclaimed Broad Street landmark and favorite lunch spot of T.O. employees, Georgia State Professors, and downtown businesspeople alike, Reuben’s is famous for its—well—its Reubens. Reuben’s closes before six on most days, but it’s the perfect pairing with a Saturday matinee, or even just a snack whenever you’re downtown for any other reason.
Fri and Sat: 8AM-4PM
This American sports bar features a rarity that’s the second of its kind in the world: beer tap systems stationed right at your table. Plentiful high definition TV screens, a rooftop patio and private event rooms create a winning ambience when enjoying STATS’s Thai steak salads, NY strip steaks, classic cheeseburgers, sweet potato fries, and brownies a la mode.
Thurs: 11AM to 11PM
Fri and Sat: 11AM to 11PM
Sun:12PM to 11PM
If you haven’t had dinner at this western style monument to great eating and conservation, go the next chance you get. The culinary brain-child of Atlanta mogul Ted Turner, this eatery offers USDA premium beef, certified bison, chicken, and seafood. Open up their menu made of all-recycled paper and take a look at their cranberry-glazed roasted chicken, cedar plank salmon, or crab cakes. And of course, it wouldn’t be Ted’s without the certified signature bison, available on a burger, as a steak, and in meatloaf, to name a few.
Thurs and Sun: 11AM to10PM
Fri and Sat:11AM to 11PM
Theatrical Outfit thinks that you shouldn’t look any further than Georgia for quality and honesty in live performance, and the same has just got to be true for food. That’s why you simply can’t go wrong with a locally-sourced menu in a beautiful location. Order a salad, Panini or burger and gaze down Peachtree St. from their second floor patio. Make sure to take advantage of their seasonal selection, inspired by and sourced from local Georgia ingredients.
6:30AM to 11PM
Thrive’s 5,000 square foot space was designed by architect Bill Johnson and the eatery promises a “Food, Drink, and Lounge Experience.” What more do you even need from a restaraunt? After taking a seat around Thrive’s black walnut tables in their trendy modular booths, enjoy sushi, pan roasted duck, specialty drinks, soy glazed short ribs, wild mushroom risotto, and more.
Thurs and Fri:11:30AM to 10PM
Sat: 5:30PM to 11PM
Take a trip up the Hyatt’s 22 stories on a glass elevator to experience a view as stunning as your meal at The Polaris. Absorb the Atlanta skyline from The Polaris’s rotating lounge while sipping on one of their handcrafted cocktails or over a chef-inspired shared plate made with ingredients from Polaris’s own Rooftop Bee Garden, complete with the restaurant’s 60,000 bees. The Polaris is the perfect place to go for a legendary meal in a legendary spot.
Thurs: 5PM to 12AM
Fri and Sat: 5PM to 1AM
Thurs: 11AM to 10PM
Fri: 11AM to 11PM
Sat: 8:30AM to 11PM
Sun: 8:30AM to 10PM
A center of culinary culture in the Virginia Highlands, Murphy’s has been serving up classic and contemporary American cuisine for thirty years. Whether you’re on the hunt for some famous fish and grits, the daily catch, or just a cozy dining atmosphere, you can find it at Murphy’s. Be sure to check out their bakery and wine shop!
Alma Cocina translates into English as “Soul Kitchen,” and you’ll see exactly why when you try their Latin and Mexican food that is both authentic and a new approach to classic fare. If you’re looking for tried and true staples that’ll add some spice to your day, be sure to stop by. Their menu of Latin-influenced cocktails goes above and beyond the traditional margarita, but of course, their margaritas are exceptional too.
Thurs: 11AM to 3PM, 5PM to 10PM
Fri: 11AM to 3PM, 5PM to 11PM
Sat and Sun: 5PM to 11PM
If you’re looking for a tender steak and a comfortable environment, be sure to check out the Atlanta Grill. They take their service and atmosphere as seriously as they take their food, and you can enjoy sumptuous chops and seafood among dynamic murals and warm hues inside or on the veranda among the flickering lanterns and wrought-iron railings. If you’re interested in more live entertainment, enjoy it at the Atlanta Grill from six until ten.
6:30AM to 10:00PM all week
We hope that with our recommendations, you’ll get the maximum out of your night at the theater. Theatrical Outfit is committed to the urban nuance and local flavor of our beloved city, and nothing showcases local flavor like a delicious dinner downtown. Enjoy!