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Buckhead Diner Restaurant Review: Designer Pat Kuleto used neon, stainless steel, enamel and vinyl to give this place a classic diner look. The signature appetizer, homemade potato chips with warm Maytag blue cheese, remains popular, although we think some newer starters give it a run for its money. Korean-style spring rolls, for instance, filled with pulled pork come with a quite fine barbecue sauce for dipping. Veal meatloaf with celery mashed potatoes and the banana cream pie have been Buckhead Diner standards since day one. We also like the fresh cod, surrounded by a beautiful "hash" of fresh vegetables. Brought over from the Atlanta Fish Company, a sister enterprise, the Hong Kong-style grouper with spinach and sticky rice is clean and healthful while still packing a lot of flavor. The veal chop, pounded thin, breaded and sautéed, does well finished with lemon and capers. Buckhead Diner's wine list emphasizes American and southern hemisphere value-priced wines and frankly lacks all excitement.