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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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent in all aspects!! We will return when we return to Atlanta."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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
  • "Crab cakes and warm cheesecake are a must have. It is where to go for special evenings."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Good wine list with reasonable prices. We loved the grilled octopus appetizer."
    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
  • "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
  • "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 always enjoy Aria. The food is delicious and the service great! Look forward to going back soon!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The only drawback was the temperature in the restaurant. Very cold, almost uncomfortable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Absolutely fabulous Food was superb and the service outstanding Recommend the set menu to try multiple dishes"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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
  • "After a long day and plane trip, we had a delightful dinner to begin our trip to Atlanta. The food was excellent especially the lobster starter. They were very accommodating to my Gluten Free needs. The service was excellent also. The manager stopped by to make sure everything was OK and even brought us an after dinner treat. The only problem was our table for two was a bit cramped and very close to a larger round table. By far, Aria was our favorite restaurant in Atlanta."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My daughter and I had a lovely meal there. The food was creative and so delicious….really special (and we are NYC foodies who are spoiled!!) Our waiter who is originally from Mexico City was fantastic and so knowledgeable and passionate about the food and the wine. A great evening! Next time I want to sit at the bar which is like a little jewel box!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for Buckhead restaurant week and had a great night. I'm not usually a steak fan but I had the steak. It had a great sauce with it and the mashed potatoes were out of this world amazing. The waiter was knowledgeable but not very nice when I asked for no mushrooms because of allergies. Overall I thought it was a good experience and would go back again for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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 smoked salmon starter was excellent, as was the salad. Both had fish for main - trout and halibut. Both were very good, although possibly a little dry. Finished with the sorbet, which was outstanding. Bottle of white Rioja from the extensive (and very tempting) win list. Still hunting for that truly outstanding dining experience in Atlanta, though!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "An excellent dinning experience. The appetizers are unique and perfectly sized. Wine selection quality is above normal. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "On our special anniversary we decided to go to Aria like we have for special occasions for a decade. It was indeed a special night, everything was just right. We enjoyed the way the staff makes us feel special and attentive to our whims and high quality of food and wine."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Best dinner ever !! We had the tasting menu with wine pairing.The food was impeccable !! Everything spot on. We'll be back !!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014