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Best Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
The DINING ROOM AT THE RITZ-CARLTON BUCKHEAD may be searching the globe for a new powerhouse chef to helm its kitchen, but that’s no reason to avoid a celebratory meal within its clubby cocoon. Maitre d’ Claude Guillaume and his near-clairvoyant staff haven’t gone anywhere.more...
The DINING ROOM AT THE RITZ-CARLTON BUCKHEAD may be searching the globe for a new powerhouse chef to helm its kitchen, but that’s no reason to avoid a celebratory meal within its clubby cocoon. Maitre d’ Claude Guillaume and his near-clairvoyant staff haven’t gone anywhere. Their professional virtuosity lets you ease into an evening of engaging conversation with tablemates. This year the staff acquired an additional ace up its sleeve: 24-year-old sommelier Chantelle Grilhot, who knows as much about tending to customers as she does about wine. (P.S. The transitional kitchen is in the more-than-capable hands of ex-Bacchanalia and Seeger’s chef Daniel Porubiansky.) less...

Best Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Einstein's

Best-Looking Waitstaff (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Hooter's

Best-Looking Waitstaff (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Einstein's

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Locos

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Cafe 458

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Dining Room At The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
They move through the room with grace. They proffer wise opinions. They smile at you genuinely. If service means as much to you as the food in a fine dining experience, gather your shekels and splurge on a night at the DINING ROOM AT THE RITZ-CARLTON BUCKHEAD. We melt when maitre d' Claude Guillaumemore...
They move through the room with grace. They proffer wise opinions. They smile at you genuinely. If service means as much to you as the food in a fine dining experience, gather your shekels and splurge on a night at the DINING ROOM AT THE RITZ-CARLTON BUCKHEAD. We melt when maitre d' Claude Guillaume looks us in the eye and bids us a warm welcome. We grin through descriptions of cheese and suggestions of after-dinner treats from the mignardise cart. We relish feeling pampered, but not pandered to, as we savor chef Bruno Menard's cuisine. Thank God for career servers. "3434 Peachtree Road. 404-240-7035. www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/atlanta_buckhead" less...

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Hooters

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Wisteria

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Ritz-Carlton Dining Room In Buckhead
If you are all about service when you go out for a fine dining meal, spend your next birthday evening at the RITZ-CARLTON DINING ROOM IN BUCKHEAD. Don't be intimidated by the country club surroundings. Maitre d' Claude Guillaume, who spent several years at Seeger's, has a welcoming, paternal charm thatmore...
If you are all about service when you go out for a fine dining meal, spend your next birthday evening at the RITZ-CARLTON DINING ROOM IN BUCKHEAD. Don't be intimidated by the country club surroundings. Maitre d' Claude Guillaume, who spent several years at Seeger's, has a welcoming, paternal charm that sets the stage for a relaxed evening of elegance and pampering. Every server we've encountered here has a demeanor that's polished but wonderfully good humored as well. It doesn't hurt either that they're serving chef Bruno Menard's inspired French fare lightly touched with Asian overtones. "3434 Peachtree Road, 404-240-7035. www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/atlanta_buckhead" less...

Best-looking Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

Baraonda
The fra diavolo isn't the only spicy dish on the menu at BARAONDA, home to a dozen or so specialty pizzas, some noteworthy pasta plates and a cast of certified eye candy serving it all up. On a recent date, I found myself sizing up the "men"u, hoping my date would go south. Many eateries along this stretchmore...
The fra diavolo isn't the only spicy dish on the menu at BARAONDA, home to a dozen or so specialty pizzas, some noteworthy pasta plates and a cast of certified eye candy serving it all up. On a recent date, I found myself sizing up the "men"u, hoping my date would go south. Many eateries along this stretch of Peachtree offer some of the city's sexiest waitrons, but Baraonda takes the pie. "710 Peachtree St. 404-879-9962. www.baraondaatlanta.com." less...

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New Yorker Marketplace and Delicatessen

Best-looking Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

Hooter's

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The Dining Room
THE DINING ROOM at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead has everything a special occasion calls for: intimate tables, flattering lighting and sublime cuisine. It also has Claude Guillaume, the engaging maitre d' under whose direction the waitstaff shines. They don't make you nervous or intimidate you. Neithermore...
THE DINING ROOM at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead has everything a special occasion calls for: intimate tables, flattering lighting and sublime cuisine. It also has Claude Guillaume, the engaging maitre d' under whose direction the waitstaff shines. They don't make you nervous or intimidate you. Neither do they hover or interrupt conversations. Instead, they quietly guide you through a memorable meal with warmth and unassuming reverence. This is what luxury is all about. "3434 Peachtree Road. 404-240-7035. www.ritzcarlton.com." less...

Best Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Del Pizzo's Italian Restaurant

Best-looking Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Hooters

Best Wait BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park
1655 McLendon Ave. 404-687-8888 http://www.flyingbiscuit.com Atlantans love their restaurants and descend on them en masse. Plenty of places try to make long waits less arduous, but the most pleasant one for killing time may be the Flying Biscuit in Candler Park. Waits for weekend breakfast/brunch canmore...
1655 McLendon Ave. 404-687-8888 http://www.flyingbiscuit.com Atlantans love their restaurants and descend on them en masse. Plenty of places try to make long waits less arduous, but the most pleasant one for killing time may be the Flying Biscuit in Candler Park. Waits for weekend breakfast/brunch can take up to an hour, but in front of the restaurant are a line of benches ideal for reading a newspaper or people-watching, and the companionable block of Candler Park features several funky used clothing and record stores eager to capitalize on window-shopping would-be diners. If it's raining, though, it won't be quite so idyllic. less...

Best-looking Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Apres Diem
931 Monroe Drive 404-872-3333 http://www.apresdiem.com Apres Diem has been chosen Best-Looking Waitstaff "not" because former "CL" staff members have been known to marry its waitresses, though they have. And it has been chosen "not" because the staff has shiny hair, white teeth and fake breasts, whichmore...
931 Monroe Drive 404-872-3333 http://www.apresdiem.com Apres Diem has been chosen Best-Looking Waitstaff "not" because former "CL" staff members have been known to marry its waitresses, though they have. And it has been chosen "not" because the staff has shiny hair, white teeth and fake breasts, which they don't. Apres Diem's staff has been selected Best-Looking Waitstaff because they appear to be, well, so "European". The women are tall, slim and oh-so-slightly aloof in their casual chic attire, and the men are buff and flirtatious, some of them even sporting French accents. Coupled with the restaurant's European fare and bistro ambience, every meal there is like a mini vacation to Paris - or at least it seems that way after three Cosmopolitans. less...

Best Wait Staff BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Maggiano's Little Italy
Mostly young and male, relatively perky and corporately trained, neatly dressed in aprons and clean shirts, they exude the kind of confidence that sells humongous portions of four-cheese ravioli, fried calamari, roasted peppers, chopped salad, swordfish steak and whole chickens with garlic and rosemary.more...
Mostly young and male, relatively perky and corporately trained, neatly dressed in aprons and clean shirts, they exude the kind of confidence that sells humongous portions of four-cheese ravioli, fried calamari, roasted peppers, chopped salad, swordfish steak and whole chickens with garlic and rosemary. Drop a fork and they're there. Finish a glass of wine and ditto. And they smile, smile, smile. less...

Best Wait Staff BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
The Dining Room, Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
Under the direction of manager Peter Krehan, tuxedoed staffers move as if on greased wheels — explaining the fusion menu, pouring wine, announcing the arrival of dishes, setting down and removing plates, praising the food and, in general, acting as if enjoying every blissful minute. Their mood is infectious.more...
Under the direction of manager Peter Krehan, tuxedoed staffers move as if on greased wheels — explaining the fusion menu, pouring wine, announcing the arrival of dishes, setting down and removing plates, praising the food and, in general, acting as if enjoying every blissful minute. Their mood is infectious. Only a grinch could fail to enjoy the ministrations of these service masters. less...

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