Aria
Aria

Aria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aria-atl.com/
  • Phone: 4042337673
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Gerry Klaskala
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Aria can easily accommodate groups up to 15 during regular dinner service and offers semi-private dining for up to 24 guests. If you are interested in an exclusive private event, Aria can accommodate up to 75 guests for a seated meal or 120 for a cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres.
    Aria is happy to accommodate buyouts and luncheons
  • Private Party Contact: Andres Loaiza 4042337673

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple Drive
  • Public Transit: MARTA Buckhead/ Lindbergh
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available everyday. Aria also has a private parking lot.
A word from Aria
In the heart of Buckhead lives a restaurant destined to thrive on contrast versus "concepts." Guests enjoy prominently featured "slow food" Patiently braised, roasted, stewed or simmered ingredients that deliver the ultimate in flavor, in avant-garde environs that showcase the talents of emerging, artists, including Chef Gerry Klaskala.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Aria reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)romantic (97)fit for foodies (85)notable wine list (74)neighborhood gem (38)hot spot (14)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Buckhead favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The menu is wide-ranging, the wine selection good, the service attentive, and the food delightful. I've dined here several times when traveling to Atlanta, and Aria never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old School Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Arturo is a very special waiter. He remembered me from a previous visit. He was so very friendly and helpful to me in terms of what menu choices I might most enjoy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorite spots in ATL
    lhalVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have a fabulous meal each and every time we go to Aria. The food is amazing. Everything is delicious and cooked perfectly to our liking. Gerry, the chef, is very talented. We took family there this weekend and they loved everything we ordered. If you want a special occasion spot or just know you will get an excellent meal then this is a wonderful place to go with fish or meat options and a good variety for everyone. It does get loud so if you you want a quiet spot pick an early or late seating to enjoy it more quietly. Can't wait to dine there again soon as this truly is my favorite spots in Atlanta for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding but very pricey!
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I had a great experience with a dear friend for her birthday but was shocked to see how significantly prices at Aria have increased. I was disappointed that the only Chardonnay by the glass was $18.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good not Great
    BenjaminVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food for the most part was very good with interesting choices and combinations. Didn't taste much truffle in the lobster app and thought it fairly bland other than the mousseline. I did appreciate that they split it for us. Enjoyed the entrees; slow braised pork and a grouper dish. Lemon Pound Cake was delicious. Nice touch (though fairly common now) of asking for our special occasion when confirming the reservation and making sure to mention congrats and write it on the desert plate. A little closer to my neighbors than I would have preferred for a romantic evening so I would recommend asking about that if an issue for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Atlanta Find
    KJohnsen
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This being my 3rd trip to Atlanta, my husband and I wanted to celebrate our Birthdays with a great meal. Aria was simply amazing from start to finish. Beet Salad, Foie-Gras (best I've EVER had), New York Strip, Lamb followed by Chèvre Cheesecake. Sommelier was knowledgable. Service was wonderful, always attentive. Highly recommend for foodies or anyone wanting a romantic dinner that appreciates the craftsmanship.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Charles
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I dined here for her birthday and were very pleased overall with the level of service and quality of food. We will return again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In one word: Fabulous
    LP55
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Stellar service, elegant, understated and comfortable ambiance, and above all magicians in the kitchen made for a splendid evening. Thanks Aria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aria - Faria above the rest...
    Stuckeymax
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Spectacular, and I'm very hard to impress. My fiancee and I enjoyed a fabulous her-birthday dinner at Aria. Amazing service. Amazing sauces. Amazing space. Just go there. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem in Buckhead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    In town to take care of business this weekend, I saw reviews for Aria and decided to give it a try because it was near our hotel and we were getting in late. Saturday after 8 the place was very lively and we even waited a short while to be seated. But was it worth the wait. Wonderful wine list, attentive professional staff, exquisite attention to detail on the food and white tablecloth ambiance. Not a quiet place, so be prepared, but no competing music, either. We went a la carte to try octopus and also seared foie gras appetizers, both heavenly in texture, flavor and presentation. Went on to strip steak au poivre and duck breast entrees, both perfect. Sorbet assortment of five to finish, first rate. Next time will try the tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality evening
    eyepoker2020
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    5 star service, 5 star food. We always celebrate our special occasions at Aria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Gerry Klaskala always impresses with innovative preparations of the highest quality ingredients. Among the best wine lists in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food and Service
    Lesa
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our experience here was amazing. The food was perfectly prepared and some of the best I have had anywhere and the dessert was to die for. I had the mixed grill which was out of this world with a sauce that was over the top. We even had a special dietary request, which the chef took care of without an issue. The service was also top notch. Can't say enough good things. Make sure to try them out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant In ATL
    BOOO
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    By far this is the best restaurant in Atlanta. If not top 3!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Buckhead dining
    cnalscVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Located in Buckhead, we arrived for Saturday evening dinner after taking the metro and walking at least a mile from the Buckhead station. We were seated immediately (having to walk through a noisy bar); the dining room is a large room with white tablecloths and interesting artwork. Unfortunately, there was a large noisy table in the middle of the room which distracted greatly from the experience. Nevertheless, we had a very good meal; the wild mushroom agnolotti were a particular standout. Great wine list. Service was friendly and helpful, despite the distraction of the large party. Definitely elegant and romantic without the large party. The restaurant was able to get us a cab quickly and we back on the metro in almost no time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service & disappointing desert
    STLnewbee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    On the plus side the appetizer and entrees were delicious. Wild mushroom ravioli was delicate and wonderful flavor. Short ribs; superb. Steak with Bourbon Peppercorn sauce was a bit overwhelming with the peppercorns. We waited about 45 minutes between appetizer and entree. Our waiter never introduced himself and was infrequent in his service. The desert was disappointing - Chocolate Expresso Cake with Toffe ice cream. There was no presentation, it was a very small serving and Betty Crocker could have made it. Our waiter took it off the bill when I expressed my disappointment. This was an expensive restaurant and we expected better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    foodieatheartVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary (again) at Aria this past weekend and the meal was incredible! Whenever we want a good, consistent meal we always get a reservation here. Typically we venture out of our "favorites" and try some of the updated items on the menu, but this time we stuck with them and they did not disappoint! (butter braised lobster, aka "lobster cocktail", foie gras, and the short rib.) We did try the wild mushroom agnolotti and it was outstanding!! We wish we had ordered 2! The service was great, except towards the end when we were finishing up---seemed to take awhile to get our dessert---probably because a large party walked in moments before. Up until that point it was great, as usual! Don't miss Aria! It's fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Aria is Amazing
    TheJWad
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    If you haven't been, you must go. If you've been, but it has been a while, go back. Very nice, cozy cocktail bar. Best service in Atlanta. The food is amazing without being "faux" gourmet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Fancyeater
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    As always, the food was very good. Will recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 Stars!
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    So happy to find Aria is still rocking along! Food was amazing as we've come to expect. The Lobster appetizer is sublime- though I do miss the martini glass! I had the duck which easily would fall into top 3 duck dishes I've ever head. Husband had the beef short rib - so delicious! Topped off with the always wonderful cheesecake/ a perfect night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous. Will come again.
    johnsonta
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my best friends here for get birthday and I was amazed at the food and especially the quality of service. I will be back again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Buckhead
    Jeep
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If you haven't been to Aria, you are missing out. I have been a couple times now with my wife and it has surpassed all other restaurants we've been to in Georgia or Florida. I highly recommend giving them a try if you haven't already, and once you do, you'll be back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ATL's classic fantastic restaurant
    Thetraveller80VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Aria has been at the top of ATL's best restaurants and it well deserves it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aria
    MluvsSunVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were given a gift certificate for Aria for Christmas. WE were unable to get a reservation at a decent hour during the weekend and therefore went on a Thursday night. The food was excellent. The service was slow. Our waiter had numerous large tables and we were lost in the shuffle. Overall a good experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, cramped, wait too long
    willdoyle
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was fantastic. Corn soup was delicious. I had the sea bass and it was cooked to perfection. However, the wait was insane. I booked a reservation for 9:00 and we were seated 50 min later. I've gone to most of the fine dining restaurants in Atlanta and great service starts with being seated promptly. That alone will keep me from returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty Scallops after waiting 45min
    missintampa
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband arrived 20 min ahead of our reservation and planned to get a drink at the bar. It was so crowded in the tiny bar area and then we had no where to sit or stand. Our reservation was for 9:15 and we were not seated until 9:55. The staff was very apologetic and brought a complimentary appetizer, though it wasnt something I would have ordered. I was so excited about ordering the scallops until I tasted of them. They were terribly salty. My tongue was tingling from all the salt. I couldnt even eat them. I only ate the butter beans and corn they sat on... My husband tried one and agreed. I have no reason to go back to Aria anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful ambiance, food, and service - great for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlover
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food was good, not the best I've ever had...very expensive! A nice atmosphere, but a little stuffy for my liking.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Aria is one of the best dining experiences in the area. From the service to the food you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Treat
    wellyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Aria continues to perform at a high level. We had not been back for a couple of years (non-resident visitors) and we found the same excellent food and service we have come to expect. My red snapper dish was quite innovative with a broth that included tiny mussels and other good things. The wine list, while extensive, could be improved with more selections by the glass and at lower price points (a sign of a well run beverage program in my opinion). Overall, an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Brad
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife & I celebrated our Anniversary at Aria -- first time trying it out. We were long-time Canoe fans and wanted to try out a new spot. Food was excellent, service was great as well. My only gripe (and a minor one) was table location -- my own fault for making reservations so late. We did the tasting menu and had wine pairings selected by the Aria staff -- well done! Crab, trout and lamb were all killer and just the right size. See you again soon, Aria!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavy on the salt
    Foodtraveller
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    One dish had an inedible, heavily salted sauce. The restaurant was horrified, offered anything else and ended up removing it from the bill. All other food was outstanding. Incredible service. Noise level was uncomfortably loud. I had trouble hearing the waiter as well as companion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    WinningSeasons
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our second visit to Aria was outstanding! (As was our first visit!) The food was delicious and the service was good. Can't wait for visit number 3!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much ado about nothing
    MayferdVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food is basically OK, but it will never reach a one star with Michelin. The hype over this restaurant is way overblown. We would frequent it again if the prices weren't so ridiculous high.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • top form
    BrookhavenFoodies
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Even great restaurants have ebb and flows. Some from kitchen or staff or the patron. Tonight all was perfect for a special birthday celebration. We dine 4 to 5 times a year for a decade or so and this night was absolutely great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diner1VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Really amazing food!!! Enjoyed it to the last bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aria
    Cpalaw53VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Very eclectic with excellent menu. Always get crab cakes and the warm cheesecake .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dependable dining experience
    Charvisitor
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have eaten at Aria many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday at Aria
    ARK73VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Fine dining with exceptional food, wine, and service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Crickett
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Seated promptly, servers were attentive but not interruptive, and I noticed they all smiled. My husband loved the wine list. Presentation of dishes was very eye appealing as well as being delicious. Dishes were prepared as requested. The lamb was excellent. Our friends had the trout and thought while tasty, felt portion was small. Ambiance was soothing. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and our night out was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate