Discover Trending Restaurants in Atlanta

Atlanta might be known for delicious and classic Southern comfort food, but it’s also home to an amazing array of international tastes. From Buckhead to Perimeter and dozens of neighborhoods in between, there are hundreds of chefs plating up farm-fresh cuisine with a twist. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Elegant European eateries, fine French bistros, turbulent Thai plates, and other ethnic flavors are sprinkled with Southern hospitality to make up one of the most exciting food scenes around. Find the most popular, trendy restaurants in Atlanta and see what everyone's talking about.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Marcel, Bistro Niko, St. Cecilia
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Contemporary French, European
Neighborhoods:West Midtown, Buckhead
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Marcel

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Midtown
2,426 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

Marcel, a grand American steakhouse by Ford Fry, features padded leather seats, unobtrusive lighting, and elegant dark woods to create an interior that is intimate and lush. The menu changes seasonall...

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Bistro Niko

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Buckhead
7,960 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance

Traditional French served with a twist and more American ingredients is the recipe behind every dish in the Bistro Niko kitchen. The tall, comfortable booths offer a little privacy in an otherwise ope...

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St. Cecilia

$$$$·European·
Buckhead
3,287 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance

Renowned local restaurateur Ford Fry delivers an establishment steeped in Old World charm at St. Cecilia. Round tables, industrial lighting, and rustic accents combine for a trendy, upmarket locale th...

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no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
2,363 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

Simple, elegant and with the kitchen on display, no. 246 takes classic Italian to new heights. Diners enjoy watching dishes come together and can see the wall of wood dwindle as fresh-smoked preparati...

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Italian in Atlanta / Georgia
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Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,468 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu

Enjoy a unique fine dining experience at Atlas, a contemporary American restaurant that is as well known for the art on the walls as it is for the art served tableside. Usually, the walls display sele...

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Anis Cafe and Bistro

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
4,159 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch

Romance, entertainment, and fine dining rolled into one is the Anis Cafe and Bistro experience. Located off the main drag in a converted house, this restaurant serves classic French cuisine in a laidb...

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Ecco Midtown

$$$$·European·
Midtown
4,474 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine

For a continental dining experience, Ecco is the place to be. This fine dining restaurant offers the best in Old World service combined with interesting decor items like a round chandelier and black t...

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Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia
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Seasons 52 - Perimeter

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dunwoody
5,960 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Seasons 52, a grill and wine bar, has two great locations in the Atlanta area, one in Buckhead and one in Perimeter. Both serve up a delicious selection of crispy flatbreads like the garlic pesto chic...

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Nan Thai Fine Dining

$$$$·Thai·
Midtown
3,154 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries

Unique light fixtures, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant place settings create a welcoming ambiance at Nan Thai Fine Dining. The ethnic menu includes traditional items like Kai Yang Masaman, a gri...

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Terra Terroir

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Brookhaven
1,171 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

One of Brookhaven's best-kept secrets, Terra Terroir is an oasis of peace and privacy hidden in an urban jungle. The outdoor patio is one of the best in the city, and the interior design is just as in...

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South City Kitchen Midtown

$$$$·Southern·
Midtown
5,855 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

No list of best trendy restaurants in Atlanta would be complete without South City Kitchen. This established eatery continues to serve up some of the best comfort food available outside of Sunday dinn...

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Southern in Atlanta / Georgia
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JCT Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
5,833 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies

The polished, yet rustic interior of JCT Kitchen and Bar effortlessly advertises the theme of this restaurant — down-home cooking done gourmet. Sunday Supper starts with warm biscuits, deviled eggs, a...

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American in Atlanta
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Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont

$$$$·French American·
Virginia Highland
1,217 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

Atmospheric is one word to describe the eclectic ambiance at Tiny Lou's. Though unaffiliated with the adult club in Hotel Clermont's basement lounge, the restaurant takes its name from a former headli...

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The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
6,955 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

White subway tile, wrought iron, and industrial details form the laidback and welcoming decor at The Optimist. This seafood joint takes the fruits of the sea and serves them in an upscale and relaxing...

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UMI

$$$$·Sushi·
Buckhead
2,187 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

Atlanta's in-the-know diners have lists of tops spots that serve every type of cuisine imaginable, including the simple, elegant bites of sushi served at UMI. The decor is as refined and simple as the...

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Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia
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King + Duke

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
3,098 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

The 24-foot open hearth in the center of King + Duke does more than dominate the decor. It also advertises the type of cuisine — rustic food prepared with traditional, primitive techniques. Low and sl...

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Chops

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
5,794 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

Chops Lobster Bar isn't just trendy, it's iconic. In fact, this establishment regularly brings in awards as one of the best steakhouses in the country, and that shows in everything from the service to...

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Special Occasions in Atlanta / Georgia
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Kyma - Atlanta

$$$$·Greek·
Buckhead
5,228 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Pristine white and navy blue with occasional grey accents create an almost otherworldly experience at Kyma. This Mediterranean restaurant serves fresh, light recipes that turn vegetables into the unsu...

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MF Sushi- Atlanta

$$$$·Japanese·
Inman Park
699 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Bar Seating

Fine dining with inimitable Japanese-style hospitality is the reception offered to diners at MF Sushi. Swathed in natural wood from the polished bar to accents, with a shining crystal chandelier, the ...

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Japanese in Atlanta / Georgia
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