By E. Brown
Dailey’s holds a soft place in my heart for several reasons. 1) It is the place I celebrated my true loves birthday before we were engaged. 2) The management goes out of their way to make sure your experience is special, and 3) The food is excellent!
Opening in 1981, Dailey’s was converted from an old warehouse and it has been a dining hot spot ever since. Located in downtown Atlanta, the restaurant is within walking distance of several hotels.
The atmosphere is typical of a converted warehouse — open and spacious, yet the decor and furnishings are comfortable and close. You’ll have no problem focusing on your companion for the meal, and going with someone is a must. When eating with two or more you can try many dishes and tastes. You’ll be hard pressed to find a bad item on the menu.
For appetizers I recommend Dailey’s Escargot and the California Strudel. The strudel is unique–a blend of cheeses, spinach, and ham baked in a phyllo dough.
For dinner I like the Seared Ahi Tuna and the Grilled Pork Chop. Although, the Pepper Crusted Swordfish is also hard to beat. All of these will keep your mouth watering for more. But, don’t fill up too much because you have to leave room for dessert!
One of the more famous aspects of Dailey’s is their Dessert Bar. The sweets I have enjoyed are listed:
Gran Marnier Cheesecake– New York style cheesecake flavored with Gran Marnier, topped with homemade whipped cream and served with fresh fruit.
Black & White Cake– Three layer chocolate cake layered with whipped cream and chocolate mousse filling, wrapped with a semi-sweet chocolate shell.
Hummingbird Cake– Three-layer southern spice cake with bananas and pineapples frosted with a cream cheese frosting and chunks of pecans.
So, next time you’re in town for a meeting or conference or just looking for a special place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary you have to go to Dailey’s. Their service is “second mile” even into the night.
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