The Best Places to Eat in Atlanta

When one thinks of classic Atlanta cuisine, soul food may spring to mind—comforting staples like fried chicken, green beans, grits, waffles, and mouth-wateringly good pecan pie. In recent years, Atlanta’s culinary repertoire has blossomed into something new. It’s now home to world-class chefs that are transforming traditional cuisines by throwing Asian, Ethiopian, and even Colombian influences into the mix. Now, almost anything goes. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. These Atlanta restaurants are the cream of the crop. They each raise the bar, offering not only recommendation-worthy dishes but also wonderful atmospheres and first-class service.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar, La Petite Maison - Atlanta, C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar - Vinings
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, French, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Vinings
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7:00 PM

Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Buckhead
746 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch

From the contemporary artwork on the wall to the lattice-back chairs, Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar has an edgy, sophisticated vibe that promises something special from the get-go — and they certainl...

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Outdoor Eating in Atlanta / Georgia

La Petite Maison - Atlanta

$$$$·French·
Sandy Springs
2,029 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

A lot of places use the word “bistro” to describe the atmosphere, and few take it to heart. But at La Petite Maison, it's the real deal, complete with authentic cuisine redolent of the south of France...

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C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar - Vinings

$$$$·Seafood·
Vinings
3,378 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar offers a true rarity in Atlanta: an authentic raw bar, complete with a huge variety of oysters on the half shell. Created by Rich Clark, a former manager of the famed Atlanta ...

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Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia

Anis Cafe and Bistro

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
4,109 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch

Thanks to Anis Café and Bistro, diners don’t have to travel to France to sample authentic Provençal cuisine. In fact, they don't have to leave Atlanta at all. Inspired by his family’s olive fields and...

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Outdoor Eating in Atlanta

Kyma - Atlanta

$$$$·Greek·
Buckhead
5,222 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

Created by the legendary Atlanta chef and entrepreneur Pano I. Karatassos (who is the former owner of another iconic Atlanta eatery, Pano’s & Paul’s), Kyma is more than a seafood restaurant — it’s a c...

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Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Atlanta / Georgia

Bistro Niko

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Buckhead
7,897 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem

With their black lacquered tables, polished brass rails, and upholstered mahogany booths, Bistro Niko looks more like an elegant 1920s Parisian café patronized by American expatriate artists than a 21...

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Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Atlanta / Georgia
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Le Fat

$$$$·Vietnamese·
West Midtown
783 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies

Warm and inviting, Le Fat offers a respite — and not just from the hubbub of Midtown Atlanta. The Vietnamese menu shakes things up, taking a step away from the city's typical offerings. Take in the da...

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King + Duke

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
3,078 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating

In the mood for something completely different? This library-themed, multi-level restaurant that showcases a gobsmacking 24-foot open hearth, where meals are cooked over a crackling wood fire. King + ...

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JCT Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
5,815 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

This uber-cool rooftop bar and restaurant is the ultimate sophisticated urban hangout, and the contemporary cuisine is every bit as enjoyable as the breathtaking view of the sky line. An eclectic menu...

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American in Atlanta
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Corner Cafe - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
909 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch

Corner Café deserves their distinction as one of the most iconic restaurants in Atlanta, thanks to their daily array of fresh, baked-on-site breads and pastries. Open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch,...

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Brunch in Atlanta / Georgia
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Sufi's Atlanta

$$$$·Persian·
Buckhead
233 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Worth the Drive

Since 2010, Sufis has reigned supreme as Atlanta’s premier Persian restaurant. The secret to their success is their commitment to excellent traditional Persian cuisine. In addition to familiar dishes ...

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Child Friendly in Atlanta

Davio's - Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
1,589 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Founded by famed chef Steve DiFillippo, Davios combines two classic cuisines — steakhouse and Northern Italian — to create a surprisingly adventurous menu. Specialties include a range of antipasti dis...

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Chops

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
5,786 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

It's impossible to ignore Chops Lobster Bar — this is not a typical seafood restaurant. Cross the threshold into the dining room and behold the dazzling, golden brick arched ceiling set off with gold ...

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Steak in Atlanta / Georgia
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Murphy's

$$$$·American·
Virginia Highland
3,813 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating

Set in the trendy Virginia Highlands neighborhood, Murphy’s serves upscale comfort food, which is to say contemporary versions of down-home favorites. These include many Southern classics, and they're...

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Brunch in Atlanta

The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
6,871 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

Atlanta may be landlocked, but there’s plenty of fresh seafood close by, and The Optimist ships in favorites like Gulf shrimp from neighboring Alabama, as well as local Georgia river trout. House spec...

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Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia
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Terra Terroir

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Brookhaven
1,149 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

Stepping inside Terra Terroir is stepping inside one of Atlanta’s most stunning dining rooms. The warm redwood and blue tones are livened up with contemporary art and photography. It’s a fitting backd...

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Notable Wine List in Atlanta / Georgia

Antica Posta

$$$$·Italian·
Buckhead
1,698 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cosy

Antiqua Posta is anything but a typical Italian restaurant. Owned by Marco and Sandro Betti, two brothers who grew up in the Tuscan hills outside Florence, this elegant eatery is the only restaurant i...

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Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia

UMI

$$$$·Sushi·
Buckhead
2,140 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Over the years, Atlanta has had its share of sushi restaurants, but few have become as iconic as Umi. Polished wood is set off with gold lighting, giving the atmosphere an air of luxury while diners e...

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Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia
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