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Jan 18, 2013 - Al fresco in Atlanta

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Atlanta, Georgia, with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charters Atlanta. The humidity and temperature are within comfortable limits, so much so that you’ll feel you wouldn’t even need the air conditioning in your fully equipped Bus Charters Atlanta charter bus. Enjoy the wonderful Atlanta weather in spring during your charter bus visit by visiting some Atlanta restaurants that are the best places for al fresco dining.

Seize the day during your charter bus visit of Atlanta by dropping in at Carpe Diem. This laid back, cosmopolitan restaurant is great for parties and get togethers on its sprawling patio. The menu is familiar, serving tapas and appetizers that are of sufficient size to be a small main course. The niçoise salad is made in the traditional manner with mixed greens topped with sashimi-grade tuna. There is a reasonably priced wine list, with some adventurous selections, and the staff ensure that certain red wines are served correctly at cellar temperature.

Ireland has a rich and famous pub culture, and this tradition is kept alive at Fadó. Pronounced f'doe, it is an Irish expression meaning "long ago". Easily reached by charter bus from downtown Atlanta, this pub is a blend of old and new, reminiscent of the great old pubs of Ireland, but serving food and beverages with a contemporary twist. The rooftop patio at Fadó has a heated floor, allowing for dining to continue even if the weather gets a little chilly. Irish dishes vie with American standards such as burgers, and there are some unusual cross-bred items on the menu. Traditionally boxty has been a potato-based pancake filled with some sort of meat and vegetable savory, such as corned beef and cabbage or steak and mushrooms, but Fadó, boxty also substitutes for tortillas in their version of a "quesadilla."

For a taste of the classic South, take your charter bus down to Ray’s on the River. Taking good advantage of its position along Atlanta's iconic Chattahoochee River, Ray's on the River captures wide angle vistas of the river and its traffic, while inside, the restaurant's multiple levels seem to give it a stage-like presence. The menu at Ray’s revolves around fish and steak. The fish menu is seasonal, but you will always find Georgia trout and grouper to be available. During salmon season, Ray’s is a must visit for charter bus travelers. If you like your meat red, Ray's serves prime rib and hand-cut steaks, such as a 16-ounce New York strip or 22-ounce bone-in rib-eye. The wine list is broad, ranging from eye watering, expense account only bottles, to value for money California favorites.

For a good time dining out in Atlanta, give Bus Charters Atlanta a call to find out how they can help you plan your trip with a selection from their fleet of charter buses and friendly, personalized service.

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