Atlanta Restaurants

This is a city known for its food; many a trip to Atlanta is planned around meals in its barbecue shacks, upscale diners, and chic urban eateries. Traditional Southern fare—including Cajun and creole, country-style and plantation cuisine, coastal and mountain dishes—thrives, as do Asian fusion, traditional Ethiopian, creative vegan, and mouth-scorching Indian food. Catch the flavor of the South at breakfast and lunch in diners and other modest establishments that serve only these meals.

Many restaurants will accept you just as you are; dress codes are extremely rare in this casual city, except in the chicest of spots. Although many restaurants accept reservations, some popular spots operate on a first-come, first-served basis on weekends. Waits at some hot dining locales can exceed an hour, especially if you arrive after 7 pm.

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  • 1. Antico Pizza Napoletana

    $$$ | Midtown

    Antico offers a big slice of cheesy, saucy, chewy, Naples-style heaven. The communal tables, as well as the Italian opera on the stereo, give the place a convivial vibe. The best seats are inside the kitchen, where you can watch the wood-burning ovens. Try the enormous Pomodorini pie, with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic, and basil. This place is popular, so be prepared for long lines.

    1093 Hemphill Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30318, USA
    404-724–2333

    Known For

    • Authentic Naples-style pizza
    • Communal tables
    • No substitutions on toppings

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted
  • 2. Bacchanalia

    $$$$ | Midtown

    Often called the city's best restaurant, Bacchanalia focuses on locally grown organic produce and seasonal ingredients. The current Westside location, a renovated warehouse with 20-foot ceilings, is decorated in deep, inviting tones. A four-course prix-fixe menu allows diners to taste all that the restaurant offers.

    1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30318, USA
    404-365–0410

    Known For

    • Splurge-worthy fine dining
    • Farm-to-table ingredients
    • Excellent wine pairings

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Closed Sun. No lunch, Reservations essential
  • 3. Marcel

    $$$$ | Midtown

    You’d never expect to be treated to such an expansive, fine-dining experience from the corner of Westside Provisions District where Marcel resides. A traditional steak house by way of France—the restaurant’s namesake was a French boxer—this place is a knockout in every sense. From the bread course served with Spanish olives, whipped ricotta, and smoked prosciutto to the expertly prepared cuts from local purveyor Revere Meat Co., you won’t want to leave. The service is friendly, with just the right amount of fussing over you—a hallmark of Ford Fry’s many top-notch restaurants in the area.

    1170 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, Georgia, 30318, USA
    404-665--4555

    Known For

    • Exceptional steaks
    • Wine list with 500 well-selected options
    • Potatoes four different ways
  • 4. Tiny Lou's

    $$$$ | Poncey-Highland

    This French-American brasserie at the base of Hotel Clermont doesn’t play it small. Decadence is at every turn, from the richly patterned floral wallpaper lining the staircase down to the perfect brioche bread service, cardamom-infused cream desserts, and deftly prepared main courses in between. Service is top-notch, at once warm and knowledgeable without being stuffy. Have a cocktail at the jazz-room dark Lobby Bar before or after dinner, or set off to the Study or back room if you can grab a seat before they’re gone.

    789 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30306, USA
    470-485--0085

    Known For

    • Richly prepared meats such as beef bourguignon
    • Well-curated, French-leaning wine list
    • Impressive date night

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.
  • 5. West Egg Café

    $ | Midtown

    West Egg is a great place to come for one of the city's best breakfasts, especially if you're staying in Midtown. It serves breakfast all day—locals swear by the blue-plate special and the old-fashioned oatmeal. For lunch or dinner, be sure to try the pimento cheese, particularly good on the fried green tomato BLT. The dining room is popular, so come early to avoid a wait.

    1100 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, Georgia, 30318, USA
    404-872–3973

    Known For

    • Excellent coffee
    • Huge breakfasts served all day
    • Big crowds
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  • 6. Argosy

    $ | East Atlanta

    Dark wood and a welcoming vibe make this cavernous bar with above-average food and a well-curated beer menu feel like a place you can sink into and stay awhile. Ask for their favorite bottled or on-tap brew, or take them up on an offer to sample one that's piqued your interest.

    470 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30316, USA
    404-577–0407

    Known For

    • Massive beer list
    • Wood-oven pizzas
    • Boozy brunch
  • 7. Aria

    $$$$ | Buckhead

    Chef Gerry Klaskala's talent is best captured by his love of rustic and hearty "slow foods"—braises, stews, roasts, and chops cooked over a roll-top French grill. Don't miss renowned pastry chef Kathryn King's mouthwatering dessert menu.

    490 E. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, Georgia, 30305, USA
    404-233–7673

    Known For

    • Perfect desserts from renowned pastry chef
    • Slow-cooked classics
    • Reputation as a go-to spot for special occasions

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch, Reservations essential
  • 8. Banshee

    $$ | East Atlanta

    With a food menu inspired by a range of cultures, from Italian to Native American, and a cocktail menu directed by some of Atlanta’s best barkeeps, this boutique eatery brings a level of sophistication to an otherwise pub-heavy scene. Rose gold pendant lights and rich blue hues, which tint the heavy velvet drapes separating the bar from the small dining area, give the place a serious bent, but the mini dinosaur figurines tucked away in unexpected spots let you know it’s fine to relax and “enjoy yourself”—and a pink neon lighted sign mounted against a hallway wall encourages visitors to do just that.

    1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30316, USA
    470-428--2034

    Known For

    • Owners who are vets of the Atlanta bar and dining scene
    • Fry bread with pepperoni butter
    • Tight quarters

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.
  • 9. Bar Margot

    $$$$ | Midtown

    This swanky hotel lounge features a seasonal menu made up of small plates meant to be shared, such as Georgia-sourced cheese and charcuterie, oysters of the moment, and more indulgent offerings like a 16-hour braised short rib. Don't miss the cocktails dreamed up by one of Atlanta's best mixologists, Paul Calvert. Sunday brunch—featuring dishes like an egg-white frittata, chocolate chip waffles, and mac and cheese with rock shrimp and jumbo lump crabmeat—is served at Park 75, the restaurant opposite Bar Margot, where celebrity sightings are common.

    75 14th St., Atlanta, Georgia, 30309, USA
    404-881–5913

    Known For

    • Luxurious setting
    • Well-crafted cocktails
    • Upscale small plates

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted
  • 10. Barcelona

    $$ | Inman Park

    The narrow wraparound patio is the draw at this buzzing Spanish-inspired restaurant and wine bar. The must-try paella and weekly wine specials help to keep patrons happy. Inside, rich wood tones and classic decor make the place feel a bit upscale, although the menu here is entirely approachable, even a bit indulgent with an emphasis on meats, cheeses, and some deep-fried favorites.

    240 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30307, USA
    404-589–1010

    Known For

    • Crowded but must-try patio
    • Low-key but tasty tapas and other Spanish staples
    • Affordable wine list
  • 11. bartaco

    $ | Inman Park

    Take an order card, grab a pencil, and decide what you want in your tacos; bartaco offers everything from falafel and fish to cauliflower and chorizo. You'll want at least two, even though it's easy to fill up on the unforgettable guacamole. The chopped salad tossed with lime vinaigrette is also a great choice, especially if you ask to have some seasoned shrimp added in.

    299 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30307, USA
    470-400–8226

    Known For

    • Long taco list with unique fillings
    • Breezy patio
    • Delicious and simple margaritas
  • 12. Bon Ton

    $ | Midtown

    When you see the lilac building, you’ll know you’re in the right place. Inside, say hello to the giant neon sign that reads “Fancy Service,” and settle into the eccentric atmosphere. Bon Ton is perfect for a night on the town—starting or capping off the evening with a round of fun cocktails—or digging into Cajun-style food with Vietnamese flair. Try the boiled peanuts appetizer, then indulge in a blackened catfish banh mi.

    674 Myrtle St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308, USA
    404-996--6177

    Known For

    • Unique fusion foods with an aesthetic to match
    • Intimate space
    • Vibrant vibe

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: No lunch weekdays
  • 13. Bread and Butterfly

    $$ | Inman Park

    Billy Allin helms this bistro that makes you feel like you're hanging on the sidewalks of Paris. The patio is absolutely delightful when the weather is warm, and the pastries, coffee, and wine are just as satisfying. Wait until later in the morning for the full breakfast menu, which includes delicious omelets and pancakes. A French-style happy hour with select wines ends the day.

    290 Elizabeth St., Atlanta, Georgia, 30307, USA
    678-515–4536

    Known For

    • Parisian-style setting
    • Great pastries and full breakfasts
    • Wine-friendly happy hour

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.
  • 14. Canoe

    $$$$ | Buckhead

    This popular spot on the bank of the Chattahoochee River has built a reputation based on such dishes as slow-roasted rabbit with wild mushroom ravioli and Swiss chard. Sunday brunch—with smoked-salmon eggs Benedict, house-made Georgia pecan sticky buns, and other offerings—is superb. The restaurant's tagline, "tucked away, not far away," is no joke—call for directions.

    4199 Paces Ferry Rd. SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30339, USA
    770-432–2663

    Known For

    • Relaxing views of the river
    • Excellent brunch
    • Hard-to-find location

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: No lunch Sat.
  • 15. Chrome Yellow Trading Co.

    $ | Sweet Auburn | Coffee

    If you’re looking for a pit stop after exploring all Edgewood Avenue, the BeltLine, or Krog Street Market has to offer, Chrome Yellow has you covered. This cool coffee shop hides within a generic black brick building, but once you walk inside, its aesthetic really shines with white paint, industrial metal, and light wood decor. Pastries aren’t always available, so when they are, they tend to go fast.

    501 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30312, USA
    470-355--1340

    Known For

    • Instagram-worthy design and look
    • Quality coffee and seasonal drinks
    • Walkable location
  • 16. Colonnade

    $$ | Buckhead

    For traditional Southern food—think fried chicken, ham steak, and turkey with dressing—insiders head to Colonnade, a local institution since 1927 and a magnet for gay men and the elderly. The interior, with patterned carpeting and burgundy banquettes, is a classic version of a 1950s restaurant.

    1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd., Atlanta, Georgia, 30324, USA
    404-874–5642

    Known For

    • Vintage atmosphere
    • Huge helpings of traditional Southern cuisine
    • Homemade yeast rolls

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: No credit cards, Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch Wed.--Sat., Reservations not accepted
  • 17. Cooks & Soldiers

    $$$ | Midtown

    The goal of Cooks & Soldiers is to serve good yet elevated cuisine, and it succeeds. If you truly get to know someone when you’ve eaten with them, Cooks & Soldiers makes this possible with tapas, or pintxos, meant for sharing, and foods cooked on the asador, or wood-fired grill. Walk over after exploring the shops at the Westside Provisions District for small plates of meats, seafood, or grilled veggies.

    691 14th St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30318, USA
    404-996--2623

    Known For

    • Spanish tapas
    • Classy interior
    • Wine by the bottle
  • 18. Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party

    $ | Candler Park

    Dr. Bombay’s is full of whimsy. From the outside, it’s cute, but unassuming. Once you walk inside, you’re met with rows of bookshelves with all books available for purchase and upside-down umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. This offbeat café offers various types of teas and private tea parties, or high tea reservations. A percentage of every sale also goes toward The Learning Tea, a scholarship program that supports women’s education in Darjeeling, India.

    1645 McLendon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30307, USA
    404-474--1402

    Known For

    • Teas sourced from India that go toward a good cause
    • Magical look and feel
    • Private tea parties with delectable pastries

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon.--Thurs. No dinner
  • 19. Eclipse di Luna

    $$ | Buckhead

    Live music and a twist on the standard date night keep this place bustling on weekends. The menu consists of tapas such as patatas bravas con romesco (potatoes with olive oil and a spicy sauce) and ceviche. The only real entrées are a roasted whole fish and a traditional paella overflowing with fresh seafood, chicken, and chorizo. The restaurant is at the very end of the Miami Circle design center.

    764 Miami Circle, Atlanta, Georgia, 30324, USA
    404-846–0449

    Known For

    • Traditional tapas menu
    • Dance-worthy live Latin music
    • Authentic seafood paella

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: No lunch weekdays, Credit cards accepted
  • 20. Flying Biscuit

    $ | Candler Park

    There's a long wait on weekends at this spot, which is famous for its biscuits served with cranberry-apple butter. Dinners may include roasted chicken or turkey meat loaf with pudge (mashed potatoes). There are also plenty of vegetarian options. Next door is a bakery serving biscuits to go, as well as freshly baked muffins and cookies; the bakery closes at 2 pm.

    1655 McLendon Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30307, USA
    404-687–8888

    Known For

    • Biscuits with cranberry-apple butter (also available to go)
    • Long waits on weekends
    • Surprisingly delicious lunch options

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Reservations not accepted

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