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Aria Details

  • 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 (404) 233-7673

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Unfortunately we managed to pick the night where a couple decided to bring a screaming baby and a large group of really loud women decided to have a birthday party. The food and service were impeccable but the surrounding dinner guests decided to semi-ruin it! Not sure if the restaurant could do anything -just a little unlucky for a Friday night."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was knowledgeable, friendly and just plain amazing. Sadly, both my wife and I (late 30's) felt like we were dining in a retirement community. With so many other options out there- One Eared Stag, 246, Bocado, Abattoir- just to name a few, *(and for a fraction of the cost) I'd skip Aria and venture out somewhere else where the food and service is just as amazing, but the vibes are much warmer. A 'chilly' experience to say the least. My wife compared it to a waiting room at a dentist's office. Sad to see that one slip, used to be one of our favorites."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Booked this based on reputation. The room is weirdly decorated...not annoying but strange. Service was off.....lots of questions to us but no suggestion and no sense of taking care of us. Starters were excellent. Mains were disappointing. Wine list was ok. Anyway....nowhere near fine dining. Just expensive dining."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to have a romantic dinner together alone while in Atlanta. Our experience was nothing short of exceptional! Our server, George, was personable and knowledgable. I am particular about the kind of wines I like and his suggestion was spot on! We started off with the stuffed squash blossoms, which the chef kindly split on two plates without our asking. My husband, who is afraid of vegetables, was in heaven. The ricotta was fresh and the salad was not overly dressed, which let all of the components shine on their own. My husband had the ribeye, which was a very generous portion. I had the duck breast and it was cooked to perfection! Next time you are in ATL, do yourself a favor and dine at Aria!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I highly recommend Aria. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. They went out of their way to make our night memorable. I had the sea scallops and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the 16oz ribeye."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our meals very much. We had the foie gras, scallops and duck and they were excellent. Our desserts were also yummy. Be careful if your waiter suggests any wine pairings. I was shocked when we got our bill to find that the one ounce of wine that was suggested to go with the foie gras cost $37. I would have never agreed to try the wine if I had known it cost $37! Our waiter also went MIA towards the end of our dinner and we had to wait to order dessert, wait to get our check and wait for the credit card to be picked up. Not the service I would expect from such a restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food, service and place to celebrate a special occasion!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I once again this year chose Aria as the place to celebrate my birthday dinner. It never disappoints. Our terrific server, Nathan, has been there a long time and is very knowledgeable and accommodating. The atmosphere is as outstanding as the food. My date had the fois gras and I had a special small pasta with porchetta and shaved parmesan as our appetizers. Both to-die-for. For our entrées, my date had the trout and I had the peppercorn rib eye, both dishes with lady peas. Incredible meals. We look forward to returning to Aria, and just not for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The restaurant is very nice. The service was excellent as was the food. But, be prepared to pay. The only negative is the restaurant is somewhat loud."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have dined at Aria several times on trips to Atlanta in the last few years. Food is always very good with a nice wide selection. Service is very attentive and the pacing is very good. Overall I would rate it as a 4.5 if I could."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything about our anniversary celebration at Aria was terrific. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu which was perfectly executed and presented. The portions were generous but not overwhelming allowing us to enjoy everything presented. The food at Aria is always great but the tasting menu combinations were fabulous. Aria is always our "go to" restaurant for special nights and once again rose to the occasion."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. We had the duck and the lamb. My only issue was the prices were about 10% higher than they should have been."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I decided to try this place because of the many wonderful reviews I read and it did not disappoint. We split the braised lobster appetizer which was very tasty. My husband had the lamb and I had the duck; both were cooked perfectly. There were a few reviews about the portion sizes but honestly we both felt the portions were quiet filling and left feeling satisfied. With drinks and desserts, our meal cost around $180 so it's a little pricey but we felt it was worth it. The only hit against this place is the lounge/bar area is very small so if several people are waiting, it can become a little cramped; however we were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation so it wasn't too big of a deal. This place is a must try."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We opted for the tasting menus and it was fabulous. They also paired wines for us with each course. Service was crisp and appropriate. We may have found a new favorite for Atlanta."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Crab cakes and warm cheesecake are a must have. It is where to go for special evenings."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Excellent in all aspects!! We will return when we return to Atlanta."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I loved everything I ate here. The sommelier is awesome as well. This place has some of the best seafood in town. I had the Octopus appetizer and the Red Snapper which were both amazing. It's definitely one of the best restaurant in town."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The only drawback was the temperature in the restaurant. Very cold, almost uncomfortable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Perfect date night or special occasion restaurant. Service was wonderful and food was delicious. It is on the smaller side of restaurants inside so a bit crowded feeling but overall a great experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We haven't had such fantastic food in one sitting. But what brings the star rating down to 4, from what should be a 5, is the "let's hurry up and get your food order so you can eat it real fast so we can get someone else seated at your table" mentality. Part of what makes great restaurants great is the pleasure of dining and relaxing and enjoying the whole experience. Unfortunately, Aria seems to value time (and money?) over allowing their customers that pleasure. Other reviewers are right about this. Too bad the service can't be as enjoyable as the food."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Good wine list with reasonable prices. We loved the grilled octopus appetizer."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "From the awesome meal to the exceptional service, everything was fantastic! We will be going back next time we are in Atlanta! Be sure and try the Tomato and Watermelon salad!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were surprised to learn Aria has been here for 13 years, used to go to the Hedgerose Rest in this location. Had a gift card. The food was very good. I had the foie gras and braised pork and belly, my wife the pasta with poached egg and herb crusted red snapper. Waiter recommended an expensive glass of wine with the foie gras, which tasted extremely good, but was only 3 oz. The pork was good but I wasn't expecting how fatty the belly was. For us, the wine list was out of our budget, so it detracted from our evening. But we're glad we went."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We always enjoy Aria. The food is delicious and the service great! Look forward to going back soon!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Second visit to Aria and it was as awesome as my first visit. The beet appetizer and filet were wonderful and the wine selection only has the best. Definitely will go back again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Depending on what you get, it's worth the money. Their scallops are to die for but their lamb was subpar. Overall good eat and very lovely atmosphere for date night"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Probably one of the best dining experiences in Buckhead. The service is top notch and they can cook any type of meat to perfection. This was my first time to have the Rib-eye au Poivre and it was fantastic. Awesome wine list too!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Absolutely fabulous Food was superb and the service outstanding Recommend the set menu to try multiple dishes"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "always reliable. Nice menu. good service. reasonable sized portions. a little noisy on the floor. request a booth is you want a quiet spot. been going there for 10 years. even better than before."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Once again we had an excellent dinner at Aria. There's always so many things I want to order but it's hard to stay away from the best Short Ribs in town. Gerry, Andres and the amazing staff, always make our evening very special."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This used to be my go to restaurant for special events. However, this time the fish was overcooked and the short ribs were tasteless. The Waiter was there every 2 minutes to get us to order. we did not have time to finish our drink before he was pushing to get us to order. Once we ordered he never came back. I could tell he was trying to turn the table. We were a late reservation. I do not believe anyone ate at our table after us. Maybe the waiter had a Hot Date he wanted to go to. Lastly the Drinks were over priced. I am from New Orleans. I can tell you if this restaurant was in New Orleans, it would be empty and very soon closed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Atlanta. We will always recommend this restaurant. Great food and service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The most defining part of our experience was the noise level. I was dining with an elderly couple and we specifically asked to put our table of 5 in a quiet spot as they are hard of hearing. Unfortunately, I had difficulty hearing them, so I know that they had difficulty hearing me. Not sure why it was so loud because there didn't seem to be blaring music everyone was talking over. Perhaps it is the room structure/acoustics? Food and service were great, but I won't be back. I like to be able to converse with my dinner partners without having to yell."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I accidentally booked the restaurant for the wrong night. I show up the night AFTER my reservation and they squeeze us in and treated us very special. Everything, as usual, was outstanding: Food, Service and atmosphere. LOVE this place."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "FANTASTIC food. We had a long wait with reservation but they made up for it with taking care of round of drinks/some apps and dessert! I would go back!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences I've had in ATL. My wife and I went here for our anniversary. Found them on Atlanta Magazine's tope 10 restaruants in ATL. We did the 6 course tasting menu with accompanying wine tasting. All the food was fabulous and the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food and service were good. The quality and quantity of food were not superior to other restaurants of fine dining in the Atlanta area. The cost for two having a three course meal with a single adult beverage each will cost with tip about $200. I have no problem with price if the experience were superior. The Atlanta area has other restaurants that offer the same quality for half the price with quantities twice the size for a starter or an entree. To sum it up, Aria is over priced and I will not return. The dining experience did not live up to the glowing reviews others have submitted."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I'm so glad I decided to bring my date here. If you are looking for someplace romantic - come here. Make sure to request a booth. Our server Rodriguez was awesome! But everyone here is amazing. We had the lobster starter, scallops, and duck - we loved it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "They get everything right about fine dining, presentation, service, food quality, imaginative dishes. my single negative comment is hold back on the salt. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food and service were great. Just don't go after 8pm. We had a 8:30 reservation and arrived at 8:30. We like to start with appetizers and take out time ordering the entree. We were rushed to order out Entrees because they close at 9pm. Being rushed to order is enough to make me not want to go back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014