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The 11 Best Atlanta Restaurants For a Romantic Date Night

When love is in the air, that’s something to celebrate. Fortunately, Atlanta has a wide variety of romantic restaurants for a special evening (or, heck, daytime can be romantic, too) out. One doesn’t need an excuse to cozy up to their loved one while delighting in a delicious meal, but it helps to know where to go when you’re celebrating something extra special like an anniversary or engagement. Or maybe it’s just a random date night. Whatever the reason, here are 11 of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants.

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Lia Picard
11 Restaurants
Updated 21 January 2022
Restaurants:Atlas, Ruby Chow's, Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Asian, Sushi
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, Old Fourth Ward, Midtown
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Atlas

$$$$
Contemporary American
Buckhead
4.8
1603 reviews

When you really want to impress your date, you take them to Atlas. Located in the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead, Atlas is a sophisticated American restaurant complete with an exquisite chef’s menu executed by chef Freddy Money and art on the walls from the Lewis collection. It’s also home to one of Atlanta’s most exclusive wine lists (request to see the Madeira cart for a post-dinner drink).


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Ruby Chow's

$$$$
Asian
Old Fourth Ward
4.7
516 reviews

Ruby Chow’s is acclaimed chef Guy Wong’s Chinese restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward. Here, he serves delicious bites such as the shoyu tomago and basil chicken in a sexy room completed by bold red and floral accents and intimate seating.


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Takeout available
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Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant

$$$$
Sushi
Midtown
4.6
436 reviews

Nakato is a beloved Atlanta institution that’s been serving diners sushi and hibachi for more than 40 years. The restaurant is run by the Nakato family, who pays attention to every detail and takes pride in excellent customer service.


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Takeout available
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WIN - Taste of Bali

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Buckhead
4.8
143 reviews

A trip to Bali would be great, but a dinner at WIN might be the next best thing. The Buckhead restaurant serves up Indonesian fare such as Bali-style grilled fish with mahi-mahi, cherry tomato salsa, shallots, and seasonal veggies.


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Trader Vic's

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
4.3
1398 reviews

There are only a handful of Trader Vic’s, the iconic tiki restaurant chain, left in the world, and one of them is in the basement of the Hilton Atlanta. If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path date night, look no further.


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Bones

$$$$
Steak
Buckhead
4.8
8650 reviews

You don’t have to be part of the “in” crowd to dine at Bones, located in Buckhead, but your date will think you are if you bring them here. Bones opened in 1979 and has since been luring people in with the promise of succulent steak in a plush atmosphere that now reads as upscale vintage.


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Iberian Pig - Buckhead

$$$$
Spanish
Buckhead
4.8
1424 reviews

Nothing says romance quite like tapas and sangria. And here, in a 100-year-old historic building off of charming Decatur Square, it’s especially romantic.


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Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Buckhead
4.7
2293 reviews

Located in Buckhead, Storico Fresco is ideal for an Italian evening of amore. The pastas are handmade, the wine list is well-thought out, and there are treats sold in the marketplace if you want to whip something up the next day.


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White Bull

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Decatur
4.6
1026 reviews

Located off of Decatur Square, White Bull is a seasonally driven restaurant with Italian touches. The pasta goes above and beyond with house-milled flour and creates a beautiful canvas for dishes such as cocoa tagliolini with venison bolognese, kabocha squash, and chestnuts.


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The Betty

$$$$
Continental
Buckhead
4.6
379 reviews

For couples looking for a staycation situation, The Betty located at the Kimpton Sylvan should be on the itinerary. You don’t have to stay at the hotel, of course, but your visit could include stops at the Willow Bar (think garden party) and St. Julep (think rooftop drinks).


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Anis Cafe and Bistro

$$$$
French
Buckhead
4.8
4429 reviews

It’s easy to forget that you’re in Buckhead when you’re at Anis. The romantic French restaurant is located on a quiet neighborhood street in a former home. Expect dishes reminiscent of Provence, such as salad Niçoise and beef au poivre.


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