Our region abounds in upscale, white-tablecloth restaurants where you can drop some serious cash. And, yes, they're worth it. In Atlanta, Joël is acclaimed for its French cuisine with Asian and Mediterranean influences. The Mansion on Turtle Creek Restaurant in Dallas prepares a five-star taste of Texas. But for a major splurge, make your reservation at The Inn at Little Washington. Nestled in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, it's arguably one of the best restaurants in the country, known for American cuisine and a 14,000-bottle wine cellar.