At this popular Decatur speakeasy, cocktails are fashioned with intelligence and wit. Absorb the alcohol with fantastic frites served with dipping sauces such as aioli, peppercorn gravy, and curry ketchup.
No surprise that this has become the de facto destination before a show at the Fox, but the seasonal American cooking is worth a trip even if you aren’t holding tickets.
Atlantic Station’s best dining destination is a fun rendezvous in the lobby of a stylish hotel. Chef Nick Oltarsh directs the kitchen that offers modern comfort dishes.
Nothing says “Atlanta” better than this venerable institution. Politicians, writers, law enforcement officers, celebrities, and regular joes commune over perfectly decent grub.
At this community bistro in the heart of Virginia Highland, you are as likely to eat a crispy goat cheese salad as you are to chow down on a serious burger.
At this food-focused pub, you might try a “Southern Man” hot dog topped with Brunswick stew, fries with peanut-coconut curry, vindaloo chicken fingers, or pulled pork tacos with salsa verde.
One is a big scene every night, with beautiful people basking in the decor of a dramatic dining room overlooking Piedmont Park.
Jim Stacy is one of our most fascinating characters: champion of carnival food and soda fountain culture, musician and clown, former operator of Starlight Drive-In’s concessions stand, and host of PBA’s Get Delicious!
Gorgeous pink-marble stairs lead from the Four Seasons’ lobby to its airy showcase restaurant. Expect competent, upscale hotel food that tries to please as many palates as possible.
In this atypical casual space, Paul Albrecht offers pommes frites, fried lobster tail, Dover sole, and a small sushi bar to an old-Buckhead clientele that knows and loves him.
One of the few extravagant dining experiences left in Atlanta (and at the moment open only on Saturdays), the hushed Southern Gothic dining room holds eleven tables and serves a nine-course set menu.
One of Atlanta’s best-known patios. This truly eccentric spot offers mostly vegetarian cuisine and a kitschy atmosphere.
Kevin Rathbun’s bold restaurant can be credited for jumpstarting the latest wave of midscale/upscale dining in unexpected locations. Small plates make for fun yet serious dining.
This funky-cool diner across from Oakland Cemetery sports a creative patio and sometimes-daunting crowds for breakfast and brunch on the weekends.
With its rumpus-room decor and retro menu (Guinness-braised beef ribs Wellington, brownie sundae with liquor-soaked cherries), Sauced positions itself squarely in the 1950s.