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My favorite table: Lunch in the “Hot Tub”

photo-67Whenever I eat at Leon’s Full Service I’m always happy to snag the table the staff refers to as the “hot tub.”

It’s a semi-private kidney-shaped table carved from the dead space between the hostess stand, the bathroom corridor and the bar. A high back wall keeps it feeling private enough for lively conversation — even when the rest of the place is jamming.

Are there any other great tables around town? It might be fun to compile a list of tables to to put on your radar when making reservations or scouting the room.

33 comments Add your comment

Al

January 27th, 2011
2:14 pm

i’m partial to the front table in the window on the bar side at yacht club.

FoodFan

January 27th, 2011
2:38 pm

Al – 2nd the EAYC bar table, definitely one of the best in town.

Any of the booths around the bar at Seasons 52 Perimeter – much shorter wait (if any at all), full waiter service, and the ambience of the bar with the piano player is much better than the rest of the restaurant.

Mark

January 27th, 2011
2:39 pm

There is a large, triangular table at Manuel’s. Its currently in one of the large back rooms, but many years ago, it was in the room off to your left when you enter from the North Highland entrance. That room was a sort of private party room. My frat from GT would often get that room.

KoPP

January 27th, 2011
2:51 pm

Were you and the crew in the hot tub last November the week of Thanksgiving?

Vic

January 27th, 2011
2:51 pm

I love this table too.

Donkey200

January 27th, 2011
2:57 pm

I’m with the front window table at EAYC. If there are just two of you, the little window table behind the door’s pretty cool, too.

Donkey200

January 27th, 2011
2:57 pm

Also the window table and window bar seats at Cakes and Ale.

Mark

January 27th, 2011
2:58 pm

Front table wedged-in near door at the Righteous Room. Same thing at the Brick Store, but the one on the left. Love to be near the door to see folks come in and survey the whole place, while being tucked in and unmolested.

Nicki

January 27th, 2011
3:02 pm

We love the big LSU table in the back right corner of the bar area at Henry’s in Acworth.

Silver Spoonin

January 27th, 2011
3:03 pm

VIP room at Chop’s, Men’s Grill at my Country Club, renting out the back room at Bone’s are all better than anything else, IMNSHO

kevin

January 27th, 2011
3:03 pm

I agree with Mark on with the wedge table near the door at the Righteous Room.

Muffin

January 27th, 2011
3:08 pm

I agree with Kevin & Mark about the front table at Righteous Room too! I also like the pillow table in the back when it’s really cold outside because that front table can get chilly!

ATLien

January 27th, 2011
3:14 pm

Eeek! The secret, awesome table, is out! I better not find it full next time we go to Leon’s.

kevin

January 27th, 2011
3:17 pm

I too like the pillow table in the back, Muffin.

USMC dawg

January 27th, 2011
3:27 pm

“i’m partial to the front table in the window on the bar side at yacht club.”

Amen brother! That’s a great table to get.

Bur Furger

January 27th, 2011
3:28 pm

Any table at Southside Steve’s, you’d think it wouldn’t have so much atmosphere but man, it is epic in there. I have eaten there like 5 times in the last month and I’d never been before that.

goodegirl

January 27th, 2011
4:04 pm

There is a table at P.F. Chang’s (yes, P.F. Chang’s) called the Captain’s Table in the kitchen. It’s fun because you can see everything that goes on in the kitchen, and you’re totally out of the main dining room.

Techrandy

January 27th, 2011
4:28 pm

The Georgia Tech table at Dave Poe’s!!

Ganners

January 27th, 2011
5:00 pm

I love the tables that are behind the curtain at Scallini’s. Tiny two top with just enough room. Super private even on the busiest of nights.

Carla

January 27th, 2011
5:59 pm

Yeah whoo hoo! Love those tables and have many happy memories at scallini’s! Glad to see people still love it there. The little curtian booths are the secret of atlanta!

HollywoodDon

January 27th, 2011
7:26 pm

The first round table at Moe’s & Joe’s…great seat for the games on TV….close to the beer taps….quick access to the juke box, waitresses’ first aid crossing point, and watchin Cliff on that video game where you find the differences in photographs…..nirvana in other words…..indeedy…….HD….don’t ask about the Vern Equanox table…..

q1

January 27th, 2011
7:40 pm

I am minimally familiar with dining out places in metropolitan Atlanta, I have dined out a few times in Alpharetta. There was a strip mall that had a fine dining establishment for canines. No, no, no, I did not dine there. I liked to look in and i noticed that there were some choice booths near the front that were usually empty. I decided it was more than some of the pedigree poodles could bare to be continually stared at. The table that seemed to be most coveted was near the grill where the charcoal stakes were broiled.
As for myself, I am a bit paranoid about eating in a restaurant. I always go for the corner booth at Ruby Tuesdays. Great food and reasonable. If I was a local personality, i would like to be where i could meet my fans, that is about it.

q1

January 27th, 2011
7:50 pm

I would like to dine at the round table at the Agonquin Hotel, great conversation with Robert Benchley. George Kaufman, Dorthy Parker, Edna Ferber and Haro Marx.

bob

January 27th, 2011
7:56 pm

any table in the VIP room at chops lobster bar!

beth

January 27th, 2011
8:17 pm

love the tables in the “semi-private” rooms at Floataway…curtains for groups and pillows too!

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Pete

January 28th, 2011
10:33 am

there’s a table for two at dante’s down under that is literally inside of an old english phone booth. definitely an intimate and unique dining experience.

Ganners

January 28th, 2011
11:33 am

Dante’s has several great private tables. I love the elevator table on the second floor. There is also a tiny table where you have to sit beside each other inside the ship. Now I want fondue……

daniel

January 28th, 2011
11:55 am

I enjoy tables by the window at Murphy’s in the highland. Nice for people watching.

Atlanta Native

January 28th, 2011
2:30 pm

Aria’s basement table.

Loves me some food

January 28th, 2011
4:51 pm

I love the semicircle booth in the back of George’s in Va-Highland. It’s just fun there!

Lisa

January 30th, 2011
1:07 pm

The little curtained booths for two at Peter Chang’s.

jimmy

January 31st, 2011
12:48 pm

The table closest to center stage at Alluvia.