The Most Romantic Restaurants in Atlanta

Atlanta is the gorgeous capital city of Georgia. What many people don't realize is that one of the things that Atlanta stands out for is its dining scene. Atlanta has a little something for everyone when it comes to eating out, but its selection of romantic restaurants is particularly outstanding. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. When it comes to date night, there’s a huge selection of where to go. Here’s our guide to the most romantic restaurants in town.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Atlas, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Buckhead, Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Steakhouse, French American
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, Virginia Highland
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,440 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Seasonally fresh ingredients fill the menu at Atlas, an American restaurant in Buckhead that is also one of the best romantic restaurants in the area. Buckhead is Atlanta's upscale neighborhood, so ex...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Buckhead

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
1,576 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

Sometimes, the most romantic way to spend date night is enjoying a perfectly-cooked steak and a glass of wine. Ruth's Chris is a chain of outstanding steakhouses, and the central Atlanta location prom...

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Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont

$$$$·French American·
Virginia Highland
1,175 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

Another great hotel restaurant that may be one of the best romantic restaurants in Atlanta is Tiny Lou's. Tiny Lou's has a French-focus, but they are fun and funky with a lean towards comfort food. Th...

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Marcel

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Midtown
2,360 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries

Head to the Westside Provisions District in Atlanta and find Marcel, a restaurant that stays open late and offers an unforgettably beautiful ambiance. Marcel is the brainchild of Ford Fry and their na...

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Kyma - Atlanta

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

Atlanta's fanciest area, Buckhead, has no shortage of great eateries. Kyma is one of its best. They serve seafood with a Mediterranean flair, and the best way to spend a date is by ordering the specia...

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Chops

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

People say Chops Lobster Bar is one of the best romantic restaurants in Buckhead. This lobster bar specializes in the crustaceous delicacy, so take a beloved there to indulge with seafood and wine. Th...

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Bistro Niko

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Buckhead
7,898 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Bistro Niko is also in Atlanta. This is a more casual spot for a date night, but one that promises fun. The restaurant has a traditional French bistro atmosphere and menu. Order the steak frites or th...

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no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
2,314 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

Technically in Decatur, no. 246 is a trendy little spot that makes diners feel worlds away from the bustling city that is Atlanta. This restaurant serves Italian-inspired dishes driven by local ingred...

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Anis Cafe and Bistro

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
4,110 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch

When at Anis Cafe and Bistro, one may be in Buckhead, but it will feel like Provence. The menu here is distinctly French, and the specialties of the house include salade au jambon (a salad with prosci...

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The Palm Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
2,177 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

Another steakhouse chain that guarantees a romantic night in Atlanta is the Palm. The outpost of the Palm in Atlanta is distinctively upscale and almost clubby, so expect a more social, bustling night...

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The Optimist

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

There are several seafood standouts in Atlanta, but the one many locals think is best is The Optimist. This restaurant is also an oyster bar, sitting in the heart of downtown. At The Optimist, you can...

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St. Cecilia

$$$$·European·
Buckhead
3,249 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance

Go to Buckhead for the best romantic restaurants in the area, and make sure you do not overlook St. Cecilia. This Ford Fry restaurant focuses on European food, and you can find dishes from France, Spa...

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King + Duke

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

People warn that there is always a wait at King + Duke. This is actually a good thing because the food is just so good. However, it is important to be smart and book a table before you go, so you do n...

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JCT Kitchen and Bar

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

There are lots of reasons to go on a date to JCT Kitchen and Bar, especially since they are one of the best romantic restaurants in Atlanta. JCT is the brainchild of Ford Fry and the restaurant has on...

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Seasons 52 - Perimeter

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dunwoody
5,919 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

Seasons 52 is in Dunwoody, so people who live in the suburbs can also easily experience a romantic night here without having to go into Buckhead or the center of Atlanta. The same seasonal menu is at ...

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The Capital Grille - Buckhead, Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
3,419 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Sometimes, what makes a date night is a fancy ambiance. The Capital Grille in Atlanta is plenty fancy. This chain of steakhouses is pricy, but also incredibly elegant, so it's a great place for a roma...

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