Aria
Aria

Aria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aria-atl.com/
  • Phone: (404) 233-7673
  • 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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Aria reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (112)romantic (99)fit for foodies (90)notable wine list (72)neighborhood gem (42)good for groups (13)hot spot (12)late-night find (4)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Aria is terrific!
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We always love Aria and since it is right down the street we seem to have dinner there often. Everything is always delicious and the service great. Our last two meals however, have been even better than the past. Of course, truffles are in season and that helps any food, but each course was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding all around
    JMChatelain
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Working in the industry, I have admittedly high standards, and Aria delivered on all fronts. From entering the front door, the intimacy of the restaurant was incredibly evident; it was the perfect spot for the quiet date we had planned. The service from our server Mike and the entire team at Aria was definitely the highlight of the evening. There was never an opportunity to ask for anything as all of our needs were anticipated and promptly attended to. This is not to take away anything from the kitchen, which prepared all of our dishes with expertise. The snapper I ordered was a tad rich for my taste, but I still savored every bite, as the quality was very evident. The truffle risotto was thoroughly enjoyed by my date. The wine list was expansive, and had a great mix of domestic and international selections that are very well curated. While not the cheapest option in the area, I left feeling my money was very well spent. Aria would absolutely receive my recommendation for those seeking a memorable dining experience in Atlanta. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best from Pahokee
    Pahokee
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Aria staff was warm, welcoming and attentive without being "over-the-top". The food was great. The waiter knew the menu well and made great suggestions based on a description.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It's small, quaint and yet a very nice setting. The staff was very friendly, and the food was spectacular. I didn't give it five stars across the board because from what I understood, it is suppose to be a "dress casual" environment, but I saw baseball caps, hooded sweatshirts and sneakers by some of the patrons.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    GuzelvisVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    One of the Atlanta's best, bar none. The food, service, ambience are all superb. Aria is always a great experience, it's the restaurant others strive to become (but usually fall short of). If you haven't been, you're missing a lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Aria never disappoints, it is our favorite special or non-special occasion restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 25th Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Aria and had a fantastic dinner. Mike our server was fun, knowledgable about the menu and the wine list! Really made our night special. The rack of lamb was incredible!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining!!!
    VMVAtlantaVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The decor is lovely and sophisticated with a calming feel. The Valet parking makes dining here convenient. The Octopus Appetizer and the Beet Appetizer were the perfect beginning to a wonderful meal. The Truffle Risotto was fragrant and delicious. The Short Ribs were tender and flavorful. Nathan, the Waiter, was well-informed and helpful, personable and friendly. He made the dining experience perfect. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fantastic restaurant!!
    DrFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have had many wonderful dinners at Aria for years! We recently had dinner there again to celebrate our Anniversary. Everything was perfect!! We ordered the Tasting Menu and loved every course. Our server was terrific.....attentive, but not overbearing. He, and the rest of the staff made our special evening really memorable. The spacing between our courses was also timed really well. And the wine list was wonderful. We truly had a great Anniversary dinner and will be going back to Aria for many more dinners, both to celebrate special events and to just enjoy a fabulous night out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience.
    Bill
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions and fine dining. The staff is well trained and spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atlanta spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a great time at aria! Food was superb and the cocktail selection was excellent. Service was slow but overall would recommend and would done there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but Formal
    PickyFoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience, however, it was just a little too formal for us. The food was delicious (we had the pate appetizer, duck entree, and scallops), but compared to other high end restaurants in the area, we didn't feel it was so much better to warrant the higher price. The service was excellent and when we decided to skip dessert, our waiter told us that they had something for us. It was my birthday and they brought a little sorbet plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate. So nice! I would recommend Aria if you are looking for a more formal experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FineDining
    finedining
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Aria was truly a delightful experience and makes for the ideal place for a romantic evening for two, or for delicious family dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buckhead favorite
    PamO
    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
    YogiBear
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always!
    gdj3VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed yet another birthday dinner at Aria. We've dined here for several years and it never misses a beat -- consistently excellent food and service, with a warm welcome and a beautiful dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
    BOOOVIP
    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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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