In barely three years, Atlas has catapulted itself to the top of our fine dining pyramid. Original works by Picasso and Matisse line the lacquered walls, fitting partners to chef Christopher Grossman’s luxe menu. May you be lucky enough to eat here when his humbly titled Fettuccine Alfredo is served as a starter; at a cool $26, the pasta tossed in creme fraiche and topped with sturgeon caviar is a decadent way to kick off dinner. After that, order pan-roasted duck with persimmon and pickled butternut squash, or the Maine lobster en croute with both bearnaise sauce and a lobster sabayon. Should you want to wear jeans but still enjoy Grossman’s cooking, the adjoining Tavern at Atlas offers small plates such as grass-fed flat iron steak with ramp chimichurri and tallow tater tots.
88 West Paces Ferry Road, 404-600-6471, atlasrestaurant.com