Festival Survival Tip: Take Advantage of Local Dining Options Around Lefont Sandy Springs


The 2016 AJFF is a cinematic smorgasbord: 23 days, 77 films, and more screenings than ever – 169 to be exact (not counting the Day of Encores). It all may seem slightly overwhelming, but fear not. We've got some tips to help you along the way, and as we countdown the days to Opening Night, we'll be giving you pointers to smooth your festival experience.

For a complete list, check out the full Program Guide

Festival Survival Tip: Take Advantage of Local Dining Options

Look, it's called dinner and movie for a reason, or in some cases, a movie then dinner. Film festivals give us permission to indulge in an all-day movie marathon. Theaters provide plenty of tasty snacks and drinks. For a bigger bite to eat, reward one of our nearby restaurant partners with your patronage.

Where to dine out around Lefont Sandy Springs:

1. Seven Hens
6615 Roswell Road NE Suite 340 
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Counter service eatery serving chicken schnitzel in seven globally inspired flavors, for people who appreciate a better-for-you chicken experience.

2. Breadwinner Café
220 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Breadwinner Café has a simple menu of homemade soups, creative salads and gourmet sandwiches that together create a trio great for lunch.

3. Café Sababa
4639 North Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Awesome, fun and cool culinary experience with fresh, authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, including grilled chicken, fish, beef and lamb.

4. Café Sunflower
5975 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Award-winning vegetarian food since 1994.

5. Figo Pasta
1140 Hammond Drive
Atlanta, GA 30328

Fast, casual Italian restaurant serving pastas, salad and sandwiches.

6. For All Occasions And More
5200 Northland Drive
Atlanta, GA 30342

Atlanta’s top full-service kosher catering at its finest. Play host and get the most!

7. Hammocks Trading Company
7285 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Where southern coastal meets Baja California! Super, fresh, sustainable seafood, oysters and smoked brisket and chicken.

*Complimentary dessert with purchase of $20 or more ($6.50 value). Mention AJFF.

8. Il Giallo Osteria & Bar
5920 Roswell Road 
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Chef-Co-Owner Jamie Adams and his culinary team produce fresh pasta from scratch for all to see in front of the kitchen. Pastas include tagliatelle, pappardelle, several raviolis and the illustrious agnolotti with brown butter, sage and pecans, as seen on the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

9. Marlow's Tavern
The Prado
5590 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30342

The “best of the best” in American tavern fare served in a modern atmosphere.

10. Rumi's Kitchen
6112 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30328

The premier location for Persian cuisine. You are invited to Rumi’s Kitchen where fresh, healthy food, attentive Persian hospitality, and an atmosphere of love await you.

11. Under the Cork Tree
The Prado, 5600
Roswell Road NE #2
Sandy Springs, GA 30342

Mediterranean cuisine, tapas, and wine. A must try!

*Complimentary dessert with purchase of $20 or more ($6.50 value). Mention AJFF.