PHOTO CREDIT: James Camp
Feeling the need to escape to a tropical island? Trader Vic's, located in the Hilton Downtown Atlanta, is the next best thing, with its intensely topical decor of palm fronds, tiki poles, and Polynesian long boats. Starters like the flower-shaped crab Rangoon and the butterfly shrimp flattened into rings tease the eyes as well as the tongue. The cocktails continue the experience with snazzy garnishes and specialized glasses. Head to the lounge for more intimate dining.