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Presenting: Atlanta's 9 Best Hotel Restaurants

Shayla Martin | July 20, 2018

One of the best ways to truly connect with a destination is through its cuisine, and sometimes a hotel restaurant just doesn't cut it. But in a city like Atlanta where food in the centerpiece of most experiences here, hotels around town have realized that they can't skimp when it comes to on-property dining outlets. The following hotels have knocked it out of the park with their restaurants, offering forward-thinking cuisine, collaborations with celebrity-chefs and some of the freshest ingredients sourced below the Mason-Dixon line.

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Mandarin Oriental

Why it made the list

The Café and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes of Asian-inpsired regional cuisine like She-Thai soup, a play on southern She Crab soup with crab, shrimp, lemongrass, coconut milk, mushroom and basil, or Georgia trout filet with lemongrass mussel broth. In keeping with their Far East heritage, the hotel offers a Dim Sum Sunday brunch from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection

Why it made the list

ROOM at Twelve Downtown serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, mainly focusing on classic American dishes on the breakfast and lunch menus, but taking an Asian-fusion turn for dinner. The dinner menu features nigiri, sashimi, sushi rolls and steakhouse-centered entrees like seared lamb rack with sauteed brussels sprouts and sweet carrot puree.

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The St. Regis Atlanta

Why it made the list

English-style Afternoon Tea at Astor Court, is a must-do traditional experience featuring a menu of savory sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Devonshire cream, pastries, and of course a variety of tea. Tea themes change monthly, so check the website for upcoming themes. Atlas serves seasonal American cuisine reflected in dishes like lobster en croute, or Border Springs rack of lamb with green garlic lentils.

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Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Why it made the list

AG is a traditional modern steakhouse, down to the dark wood-paneled and cozy booths. The menu is straightforward with cold and hot starters of both meat and seafood, Iceberg and Granny Smith Apple salads, and high-end cuts of meat including filet mignon, Wagyu and French rack of lamb. Classic steakhouse sides like roasted brussels sprouts, whipped potatoes and creamed corn round out the menu.

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Loews Atlanta Hotel

Why it made the list

Serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar is a casual spot for Modern American fare with southern twist. Think: jumbo buttermilk pancakes topped with assorted mixed berries in the am and smoked fried chicken with pickled vegetables and potato puree in the pm. There's also a Burger Bar featuring a menu dedicated solely to creative burgers, boozy milkshakes and signature potato chips and frites.

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InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Why it made the list

Celebrity Chef Art Smith runs Southern Art restaurant, whipping up farm fresh southern dishes. For breakfast there's a full buffet with omelet and waffle stations, or praline French toast and fried chicken biscuits on the a la carte menu. Dinner is made up of southern classics like fried green tomatoes, chicken and dumpling soup and Georgia shrimp stuffed ravioli. If swine is more your speed, don't miss the Ham Bar right next to Southern Art, showcasing artisan ham and charcuterie plates served with house-made mustards, jams and toast.

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Glenn Hotel

Why it made the list

Glenn's Kitchen serves an all-day menu of approachable but sophisticated southern dishes, with appetizers like Nashville hot chicken or pimento cheese with bacon jam, and entrees including Carolina Gold rice with local vegetables and roasted mushrooms, or Mesquite smoked pork chops with braised greens.

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Georgian Terrace

Why it made the list

Livingston Restaurant + Bar serves a full menu elegant southern cuisine that ranges from whimsical small plates like asparagus frites and cauliflower popcorn, to tried and true southern classics like blackened Carolina trout with roasted jalapeno polenta, or a low-country seafood boil with cracked crab, shrimp, andouille sausage, joyce farms chicken, new potatoes and Georgia sweet corn.

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Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Why it made the list

Funky and colorful Bar Margot, run by hometown celebrity Chef Ford Fry is a favorite spot for lunch and dinner for both hotel guests and locals. Seasonal, New American menus include cheese and charcuterie plates, housemade pasta, southern-inspired small plates and entrees like lobster pasta with squid ink spaghetti or South African spiced chicken breast. The late-night menu is also clutch, with hearty dishes like crab toast, deviled eggs and peaches and cream shortcake for dessert.

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