Join your Annual Conference colleagues for dinner to discuss professional topics that matter to you in a small, intimate setting. Personally connecting in an intimate setting will allow you to benefit from the wisdom of diverse experiences and foster new relationships with industry colleagues. The table topics will not be prescribed (as in years past) but will be determined by the group—a catalyst to truly connect with one another. Join us in the HBA Community to share what topics you’d like to discuss.
What are last year’s dine around participants saying?
“The dine around was the highlight of my first HBA Annual Conference. The stories shared with the women I met provided genuine support and camaraderie. I look forward keeping in touch with these wonderful women.”
“An absolutely excellent worthwhile event. I will register for dine around again next year.”
“This was one of the highlights of the event for me. I met a great group of women who I plan to keep in touch with going forward. This is the kind of experience I was looking for in the conference.”
“This was really great. It was the best way to network.”
The 2015 Annual Conference dine around program will take place on Wednesday, November 4 at trendy restaurants fairly close to our headquarter hotel, Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The Annual Conference dine around program is open to registered Annual Conference attendees only.
You must register for this session in order to attend. Please note that the meal cost is not included in your conference registration. Bring cash or a credit card for the cash bar too. No refunds will be accepted; however, transfers between restaurants will be allowed until November 4 or until the restaurant has reached capacity.
Brief descriptions are provided below. For full event details, click on the restaurant name to visit the event details page.
To reserve a seat at the restaurant of your choice:
- Review the dine around descriptions below to identify what restaurant most interests you
- Go to the registration desk at the Marriott to register for a dine around.
Dine around restaurant descriptions
Established in October of 2000 and set in the historic Cotton Mill general store, Agave has been named the Best Southwestern Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. This eclectic southwestern eatery appeals to a wide cross section of taste and styles while focusing on guest satisfaction in the high energy dining room and bar. Meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $40. This restaurant is located less than four miles from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
At Baraonda, tradition is a way of life that is relished and often celebrated with good friends, great joy and exceptional food. Baraonda transports guests to Italy while embracing the warmth and southern charm of Atlanta. Meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $57. This restaurant is located less than two miles from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Opened in December 1980, Murphy's is one of Atlanta's most cherished restaurants. Located in the heart of Virginia Highland, Murphy's is the longstanding hub of neighborhood activity. The acclaimed restaurant offers upscale comfort food, gracious service and a cozy setting. Meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $55. This restaurant is located less than three miles from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Unique people, delicious food, good-for-the-earth goods and lively music all come together in this melting pot of vibrant culture within Inman Park –The Brasserie & Neighborhood Café at PARISH. Named one of the “Top 11 Restaurants for 2011” by The Atlantan, Parish has received non-stop acclaim since its opening. Parish has been featured on CNN.com and proudly holds a three star review from The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Located in the beautifully restored 1890s Atlanta Pipe and Foundry Company terminal building in the heart of Inman Park, PARISH is defined by The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café. The eatery’s theme and purpose draws on the comforting influences that make regional cuisine and culture one of a kind. Meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $59. This restaurant is located less than two miles from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Ray’s in the City is the Quintessential Downtown Atlanta Restaurant. Enjoy hand-cut steaks, made-to-order sushi and seafood flown in daily from the Atlantic and Pacific all in a casual, yet elegant setting. From exceptional service and entree recommendations to wine pairings, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are committed to providing you a truly memorable dining experience. Meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $63. This restaurant is located less than two miles from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
STEEL Restaurant features a diverse menu representing the color, flavor and textural contrasts of the best regional specialties from, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Korea. Meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $51. This restaurant is located two blocks from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
*Sold out* TWO urban licks has been heating up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its “fiery American cooking” since opening in the fall of 2004. The one-of-kind experience available at TWO urban licks has won over the Atlanta dining scene making it one of the city’s busiest restaurants on a nightly basis. TWO has garnered an abundance of local and national accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List”, Bon Appetit’s “Hot 50 Tables” and one of Rachael Ray’s “favorite restaurants” in the country as told to InStyle Magazine. Nominated year after year as “Best Restaurant Scene” and “Best Place to Take an Out of Towner”, it is no wonder that guests keep coming back for more. Meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $66. This restaurant is located less than two miles from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.