Atlanta, the bustling capital of Georgia, is a city known for its vibrant food scene that caters to every palate. The city's restaurants offer a diverse range of cuisines, from traditional Southern comfort food to innovative fusion dishes. Whether you're a local foodie or a tourist seeking a memorable culinary experience, the restaurants in Atlanta promise to take you on a gastronomic journey like no other. From upscale dining establishments to cozy neighborhood eateries, Atlanta's restaurant scene is a melting pot of cultures and flavors. This article will guide you through some of the best restaurants in Atlanta, each offering a unique dining experience that reflects the city's rich culinary heritage.
High-concept restaurant serving innovative tasting menus & wine pairings in a stylish setting.
Had a very enjoyable 8 course tasting with wine pairings that were excellent with each course. It was great to sit in the chef's seating and watch the preparation and plating of the presentations, as the dishes were each tastefully designed and artfully presented. Surprisingly, as a die-hard meat lover, my favorite was the asparagus dish. The added truffle risotto course was also exceptional. I enjoyed the urban chic atmosphere and highly recommend Lazy Betty with plans to return in the near future.
5 / 5
Gary Zolle Stone
First thing you notice when you enter is the unassuming building the restaurant is in. Don't let that fool you, however. The food and service are on par with some of the best restaurants I've dined in. We tried the four course menu with wine pairing. Gracie, our server and somme was super friendly and gave us amazing recommendations. The menu itself is thoughtfully crafted. The ambience is amazing. It's a perfect location to celebrate occasions or just an elaborate date night.
5 / 5
Wanted to love this place #local #independents but just couldn't. It hasn't quite hit the flavor for cost point. Lots of distinct elements in each dish but few cohesive bites. And some parts that were misses. For example the tile fish - my piece wasn't well trimmed and was unpleasant to eat. The one clam on the side was superfluous and didn't tie into the dish except that both were seafood. Some dish temperatures seemed off. Service was amazing. Excellent enthusiastic staff. The dishes just aren't there yet.
3 / 5
Lovely fine dining restaurant with an interesting tasting menu. The cocktails were well done and complimented the food nicely. This is one of the best fine dining options in ATL.
4 / 5
The dishes are there!!! With produce up there on the standards of restaurants in Tokyo, this place was quite impressive. Even the small portion of asparagus was worth the price, considering its' flavors were on several levels. And, the whiskey list was affordable.
5 / 5
Cozy eatery offering pasta, risotto & other Italian classics, plus an all-Italian wine list.
We had dinner here a few days ago and came as a group. We ordered many of the dishes on the menu as well as asked for advice on wines. The staff was very accommodating with our requests. The food was great and the pasta were delicious. we really enjoyed the scallops and the pasta with Buratta. I would come back again soon!
5 / 5
Our waiter was so friendly and sweet and our food came out rapidly! It was all soooo tasty - we had the caprese salad and it came with bread and olive oil. We also got the lasagnette and the fungi pasta.
5 / 5
Dined here for our anniversary! Dinner here was amazing! Definitely returning! Food, service and ambiance were great! My husband had the veal and I had the lasagna (side order of risotto…delicious!)
5 / 5
TLDR: Spend your money somewhere else. This place is not worth it. Cold pasta and brittle bread. Cheesecake Factory is better than this. Long version: We went here for an occasion. When we reached the front desk, it took them good 5-7 minutes for someone to even bother asking if we were helped. We get seated and it takes the server 15 minutes to even provide us water. We order our food and surprise surprise, the one of the pastas were too tarty and sour and both of them were lukewarm already. They were cold in about 3 minutes of being on the table. It just ruined the whole experience and wasn’t even worth it. There’s 10 other good Italian restaurants in town. Wouldn’t recommend taking chances here.
1 / 5
This place is such a gem! I ordered the Paccheri alla Calabrese which was to die for. Perfectly spicy with a freshly made burrata ball on top to balance it out. The atmosphere was great - very relaxing and definitely a great date spot! Their menu has lots to choose from - I wish I could come back here a million times to try more!
5 / 5
Laid-back eatery serving locally sourced breakfast & Southern fare in a retro country-diner setting.
The parking was a bit difficult, but free nonetheless. My friend and I arrived within an hour of close and the service was pretty spotty: I had to get up to ask for drink refills. There food was fantastic - good ole southern comfort brunch food. The pancakes are humongous! But of a creepy aesthetic but to each their own. Overall recommend.
4 / 5
I am never disappointed when I stop by this hometown cooking spot. The French toast ($13) was top tier. My husband has the biscuits and gravy and turkey sausage. I love the a la crate sides for when I’m indecisive or just want a little bit of everything. Parking is tight but if you get in early or when it’s not peak time you can find a spot.
5 / 5
First time here. Friday morning parking lot was full, but there is some street parking too. Inside lots of tables were open but they were busy. Immediate service, and to order and receive food quickly. Chicken and biscuits were great, so tasty. I can only imagine how chicken and waffles tasted. Our friends fried bologna sandwich was great looking, double thick bologna slices on Texas toast served with fresh greens. Basic breakfast is really basic, so try something else that includes their biscuits. Will come back again.
4 / 5
Home grown is always great! They have the best biscuits I have ever had in my life lol. Additionally both the fried pork chop breakfast (shown here) and the basic breakfast are great. The cheese grits are also amazing FYI. So far, it seems like you can’t really go wrong here.
5 / 5
Absolutely a must in Atlanta! We got take out that didn't disappoint. My son had the chicken & biscuit with gravy which he said was excellent. I had tge pimento cheese sandwich. Literally, hands down one of the best sandwiches I've ever had.
5 / 5
Old West-style steakhouse chain known for its burgers & chops made from bison.
We went here for lunch as it was an easy walk from the Coke museum experience. Their dirty martini was excellent, very salty. I ordered the chicken breast with mashed potatoes and broccoli which was a ton of food (and protein) but very salty. We also had the onion rings which is a huge basket, enough for four people. My son had the bison nachos and very much enjoyed them and cleaned the plate. Service was slow at first then much better and decor is nice but not many windows on the booth side. I realized going to their website that this a multi city chain so I doubt the food is home made. Still it was a decent lunch.
4 / 5
Clean restaurant! Excellent service and food. It's one of those places you've just got to go back to. Incredible menu. Jeff was our server. Definitely 5 star! The Brick Chicken plate with broccoli and potatoes was Excellent!!
5 / 5
The serving staff and manager here are so friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was cozy. The food was very flavorful. Our server, Morgan, had great recommendations. I loved their fresh baked cookie with vanilla ice cream and the bison nachos. The newly fashioned drink was made well too!
5 / 5
Fantastic service. Most of our food was 5/5, the stuff that wasn't was a very close 4/5. For appetizers we had the grilled shrimp (DELICIOUS) and the chips with onions dip (also, Delicious just not enough chips for the amount of dip given). There were 4 beer ordered and a Tito's with so, all just like they should have been. For entrees we had a bison burger (she loved it), a GIGANTIC chopped chicken salad, and a 12oz bison strip steak. The steak was under seasoned, in my opinion so I asked for some of their dry seasoning and it was perfect. There was quite a fat cap and bit of gristle though, probably around 3oz of the steak was inedible, but what we ate was very good. We will be back.
5 / 5
My steak was perfectly cooked and very delicious. The carrots and the broccoli sides were excellent. Onion rings were crunchy and also tasty. Drinks made just right. Elikai is very professional and made sure we were taken care of. We will definitely dine at Ted's more often.
5 / 5
Louisiana meets Vietnam with boiled or fried seafood, plus stiff cocktails & a playful atmosphere.
My boyfriend and I came after work. That was the first time I tried raw oysters, I was surprised because they tasted really good. Even though it's not a live oyster, the taste doesn't disappoint. And also we ordered boiled snow crab. I was very happy with their service, especially with Chris. He helped and taught us how to open the snow crab shell to make it easier to enjoy. Thank you.
5 / 5
I had driven past this restaurant at least 50 times and never been in. It’s very cute inside and the food was incredible. I went two weeks ago and have been thinking about the Po Boy ever since. Will definitely be going back! My husband and his parents really enjoyed the seafood boil they got. Everyone loved the fried oysters!
5 / 5
Found this place on google maps, then reserved a table on resy. Arrived early on a Sunday and was accommodated by the wonderful attendant. Service was a fast, food was great. The server could use a bit more training, but she could’ve also been new. She was extremely nice. I had the half shrimp meal and my partner had the shrimp burger. Everything was delicious.
5 / 5
Been here a handful of times. I am thankful for the easy bike rack access. I love the combination of Asian and Cajun flavors. Filling portions. This time they ran out of papaya salad which is one of my favorite Thai dishes. The mixed greens were a poor substitute. The crab claw dip was heavenly. The andouille on my rice and beans was cooked too hard. The Zombie #2 was delicious. I highly recommend this special place!
5 / 5
We visited Bon Ton from out of town during our stay in Midtown. We started with half a dozen raw oysters, which were just what you would expect. We then had the Bon Ton bowl with the braised meat and carrots as well as the 5" Buford Hwy hot fried shrimp Po boy and this is when the food became truly unique and stood out. A fantastic blend of Vietnamese and Cajun fusion! Both dishes were served with a side of hot sauce with dried shrimp, seafood flavors, and chilis. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Atlanta!
5 / 5
Upscale French-Russian dinner spot with city views is set on the 30th floor of the Hilton Hotel.
The food here is outstanding. Everything was very good. They have a plan where you can choose a three course or a four-course for a set price. They have a nice wine selection the view is absolutely gorgeous. It does not rotate but still a beautiful view. The only thing I could say there is they need to wash those windows. For these prices it would be nice if they had clean windows so you can look out. The service was very good. Very attentive.
5 / 5
Solid restaurant atop the Hilton. Food was good. Service was good (albeit very slow…I think they were understaffed). Ambiance was good. No serious complaints…just nothing memorable (except the people we had dinner with…they were fantastic). Menu was either 3 or 4 courses. Fois gras was just OK, but the beef tartar had a good salty punch. The branzino was cooked just right (crispy skin, moist and flaky…sorry for those who don’t like the word moist, but it was moist). The grilled cheese was lackluster. Other dishes were good but I’m pretty sure nobody will be talking about the food the next day. For the cost of the meal (I think it was $89 for 3 course or $100 for 4), I wish it had been more impressive. Overall a good place, if good is what you’re after.
4 / 5
Absolutely FANTASTIC experience, from beginning to end. Kevin got my wife and I a reservation when their online section was full, and gave us a great table with a beautiful view, and passed us off to Vasil who was an amazing server. He explained every dish, the way they did the ordering, and made suggestions. The drinks were absolutely delicious, and came to the table quickly. The crab cake and the salad were a great start to the meal, both very tasty. We both got the steak, and although there was a hiccup where my steak was overcooked, they fixed it immediately and without question! The truffle demiglaze was an absolute perfect addition to the melt in your mouth steak, and the carrot puree was an excellent accompaniment. The best course for last, we had the souffle and the molten chocolate cake, and neither lasted long at all. Amazing service, perfect experience. If we're ever back here, we will be visiting again!
5 / 5
The main course was delicious. I highly recommend the New Zealand Lamb Chops. The ambiance and view were spectacular- overlooking the city.
5 / 5
Lovely restaurant, great food. It wasn't too busy but dinner took 2.5 hours for a table of 2.
4 / 5
Farm-to-table New American cuisine in an elegant garden setting overlooking the Chattahoochee River.
Perhaps my favorite restaurant in NW Atlanta. Sits on the Chattahoochee river with great views and comfortable seating. The service is always excellent! One of the best run restaurants you will ever go to. Had the best experience last night in one of the private rooms for a wedding party. I highly recommend booking this place for a party and or wedding. They know what they’re doing. This was the second wedding party that I’ve attended here. Both times were outstanding.
5 / 5
I went here for an anniversary dinner and I can truthfully say that the salmon appetizer was the most delicious thing I have ever had in my entire life. Better than any other food I have ever tasted. We shared the salmon appetizer, and we each got blue fin tuna for the entree. We also shared the popcorn ice cream for dessert and it was delicious. It was expensive, but it is luxury dining. The service was incredible. The free valet was a great resource and the employees did a great job. They opened my door for me and were extremely welcoming. The hostess was so kind and was ready to seat us 20 minutes before our reservation. We chose to look through the gardens instead. The flowers were beautiful and they take great care of the plants. The river was gorgeous, and I hope to go back sometime soon. 10/10 recommend to anyone that is looking to celebrate something!
5 / 5
Everything was amazing but what really stood out was the staff!! Jacob, our server, was so knowledgeable and attentive! All staff we interacted with were definitely dedicated to a top quality hospitality experience!! We will definitely be back next time we are in Atlanta!! Make sure to spend some wine time by the river! The atmosphere is magical!
5 / 5
The food was perfection 🥰 the view of the river and sitting outside on a beautiful evening, was just what we'd hoped it would be. The service was impeccable. It isn't as pricey as I thought it would be. It's definitely not cheap. It is worth the price. Just do it. It might become one of your favorite places to celebrate big or small things. Or as in my case, small big things. Here's to new beginnings ♥️
5 / 5
This restaurant has harvested much hype / for our party, it fell flat and was a disappointment. Pros: nice ambience; they keep up their landscaping well and have river view. The service is better than your average restaurant, attentive, for the most part. Unique dishes on the menu. They do work to accommodate dietary modifications which was very nice. Cons: quality of the food was lackluster. Prices of the food aren’t worth it / at least not for how the food tastes. You’re paying for the “experience” more than a “tasty meal.” I found it odd how multiple times they came by asking if they could clear the table - I noted two of of people were finished and they could take their plates, but other two were still in process. All 3 times this happened, the person didn’t take the (2) plates, despite me asking. Very strange. As we walked out, I asked if they had mints- sweet lady said yes and she went somewhere to retrieve them, brought me back 2 Andes mints. I was very pleased they had some, just would be nice to offer it to all without having to ask Other note is the majority of folks who were there on a weekday night for dinner were businessmen. Nothing wrong with that, just interesting to note the clientele profile. Here’s a detailed report on our food choices. Kangaroo Appetizer - 4/5. kangaroo was perfect but the apple pie piece had no bridge of a flavor between the sweet / savory profile. The meat was cooked well; apple pie without the crust was misplaced (flavor wise they didn’t work) - needs like a chimi curry sauce. Not sure if the inclusion of Apple pie is their fall twist on the dish or a staple. But we wouldn’t order this again Venison - 4/5 - lacked depth; venison was not gamy. It lacked the complexity of a $50 entree. Cod - 3/5; needed a creamy sauce. Odd dish to be oil based with the cod, shrimp and ravioli. Burger - 3/5: very plain, just bread, meat, egg, pickled onion. Would have been better with tomato and cheese on it. Definitely not worth the price. The truffle fries were excellent Chicken - 1/5; very very dry with zero flavor. I only eat breast meat so cannot comment to the thigh. The truffle fries were the best thing about the dish, which is pretty sad (hard to mess up fries). The green beans had a nice flavor. Summary. Am I glad I went? Only partially, just to say I’ve been there. But I would not return. I’d call it a one and done.
2 / 5