Festival Survival Tip: Take Advantage of Local Dining Options Around UA Tara Cinemas


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 UA Tara Cinemas:

1. Atlanta Fish Market
265 Pharr Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

From the gracious service to the Southeast’s widest selection of fresh seafood, Atlanta Fish Market’s comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere is a relaxing retreat from the bustle of Buckhead. With more than 100 fresh varieties from the deep, flown in fresh daily, we have something for everyone.

2. Bistro Niko
3344 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

A nod to Paris, right in the heart of Buckhead. The classic French fare is authentic and simple, while the affordable wine list, exciting cocktails, and extensive craft beer ensure there’s something to suit all tastes. Grande ceilings, art from Paris and a patio overlooking Peachtree make Bistro Niko a destination and a neighborhood restaurant.

3. Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Phipps Plaza
3500 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

Davio’s Atlanta offers the same qualities that have made Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse a cherished favorite: The open kitchen, handmade pasta prepared with an expert’s care, attention to detail, legendary service, perfectly cooked steaks, and signature veal chop…it’s all here!

4. Del Frisco's Grill
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
3376 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

Located in Atlanta’s bustling Buckhead, Del Frisco’s Grille offers guests a stylish and inviting destination on one of the city’s most vibrant thoroughfares. Del Frisco’s boasts Atlanta's only double-decker patio, a focal point of the Buckhead curve, where guests can dine overlooking the energetic neighborhood.

5. Dolce
3035 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 201 
Atlanta, GA 30305

Capturing the elegance and ease of Fellini's 1960s Rome, Dolce brings ‘la dolce vita’ to Buckhead, with its fresh take on classics from handcrafted pastas, to indulgent seafood risotto, meatballs over creamy polenta, and a selection of specialty Neapolitan style pizzas.

6. The General Muir
1540 Avenue Place
Suite B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329

A loving tribute to the New York Jewish deli, and its hand-crafted roots. Traditional favorites are honored: Pastrami is cured and smoked in-house, bagels are kettle-boiled and hand-rolled, and all are joined by dishes that go beyond tradition, with a focus on fresh ingredients and simple preparations.

7. Marlow's Tavern
1520 Avenue Place
Suite B-120
Atlanta, GA 30329

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