Anniversary SpotWe went for our 32 wedding anniversary. Service was friendly and very attentive. Food was fabulous. Dessert was very delicious with a Happy 32 banner.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceincredible presentation, well prepared, excellent taste. 6:30pm reservations for two on a week night; thin crowd, but filled up by 8pm. Meal arrived quicker than expected; quick service. Highly recommended. we'll be back5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Nice - Great ServiceFood selection was terrific. All 5 of us enjoyed the meal.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!It was our anniversary and we couldn't have had a better first experience than Aria!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationThree of us took our friend Maryel to celebrate her birthday. We received great service, fantastic food and were treated beyond belief!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSooooooo Delicious !!!We agree-- THE best sea scallops and oysters ever. The grouper was perfectly cooked. Simply outstanding.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatI have dined at Aria many times and it is always great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerMy husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Aria. It was the first time for both of us. There is no question why it is one of the top ten restaurants in Atlanta--food, wine (diverse but just a bit on the expensive side) and service are all a notch above. This is a great, energetic restaurant in which people go to be seen but not my favorite ambience for a quiet, romantic dinner with the hubby. We definitely look forward to a trip back though!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice night outEverything I expect from a top rated restaurant. Refined atmosphere, excellent service, great wine list, and exceptionally prepared food. On top of this, the food ranged from the exotic foodie selection (not my style), to expertly prepared standards (steaks, seafood, etc), to delicious comfort foods (slow roasted).5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful night out!I've been to Aria multiple times and this trip did not disappoint. The food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, the service was a little slow but not too bad. All and all, my wife and her parents had a wonderful night. Thanks.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAria anniversaryVery nice. My wife and I celebrated our 31st anniversary. Everyone at the restaurant was most accommodating and congenial. We weren't rushed and had a wonderful time, enjoyed a great meal, and Tim, our server, was just fantastic. We highly recommend Aria to anyone who wants to celebrate something special.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experienceWe celebrated my friend's birthday. The tasting menu was out of this world - and so was the wine. Our waiter was fantastic and took great care of us. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta!!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointment!My wife and I were very excited to finally check out Aria. We are fans of Canoe and thought that Aria would be the same, if not better. We couldn't have been more wrong. Neither of us liked our meals. I had the rib-eye, and while it was a great cut of beef, the flavors were not developed to my liking. My wife had the filet and she was disappointed too. If you order the salmon appetizer, don't expect anything close to the appetizer served at Canoe. Practically the same ingredients, but Aria's version is less satisfying. Drinks are overpriced. $16 for a Hendricks martini? I've ordered that drink at many fine dining restaurants and typically paid $12-$14.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good restaurantFood was very good but could have been better if my fish did not
have any bacon on it.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our AnniversaryWe celebrated our Anniversary at Aria. It was a wonderful evening. We were warmly greeted by name and shown to our table. Our Waiter appeared quickly, bringing champagne. The food was excellent, the wine was delightfully paired with the food (pork), and the Chocolate Cream Pie for dessert was to die for!!!!! We have never been disappointed when dining at Aria. The surroundings are lovely, a very attentive wait-staff, and the food - the BEST in Atlanta.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and staff!!!Being big fans of Canoe, thought it was time we experienced Aria. Went for a 'date' night with the hubby. While the restaurant is very loud, the food and service make up for the noise level. Our drinks were delayed and as a result, we were brought two complimentary bowls of soup and were not charged for our drinks. This was unexpected and appreciated. Hubby ordered the pork tenderloin and had a glazed look of bliss while devouring his meal. I had the herb crusted lemon sole and it was amazing. The scallop appetizer was also wonderful. My butterscotch pudding for dessert took me to my happy place. Simply said: great attention to detail by the staff and incredible food...Aria is a new favorite and will become a staple in our dining routine.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellant. ItThe food was excellant. It was noiser than I expected but we had a table along the wall so not as bad as I am sure it was in the center of the room. Mark up on the wine list was a little excessive but expected in this price range of restaurants. Would go again for a special occasion.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant nevers ceasesThis restaurant nevers ceases to amaze me. I have eaten here multiple times over the last 10+ years and I am never disappointed in the quality of the food. Melt in your mouth braised beef short ribs to perfectly prepared pan seared halibut with nothing short of perfectly prepared braised leeks. The wine list is great, a little overpriced for wines by the glass, and the service can be a little off on occasion, but the food more than makes up for both. Most recently we also had the lightest chevre strawberry cheesecake that I could have eaten entirely for my dinner.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCalifornia Foodies Were in Awe!The service was impeccable and the food was divine. My wife and I celebrated our "senior" birthdays with her brother and his wife (both foodies from California). We had just about every type of fish on the menu--crab cakes, scallops, trout, halibut and lemon sole. They were all cooked to perfection and the accompanying foods complimented each of the entrees. The red and yellow beets were outstanding.
My taste buds are still smiling!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA-MAZE-ING!!!We were in town for a weekend and were looking for a romantic spot for dinner. I found Aria on Gayot's list. The reviews were outstanding and our experience was consistent with the wonderful reviews we read. The service, food and atmosphere were simply AMAZING! The desserts were to die for. When I visit Atlanta in the future, I am definitely going to make this restaruant a staple of every visit.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite in AtlantaAlways a favorite in Atlanta and the food never disappoints. The seared scallops with corn risotto was outstanding.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and service!We went for our fifth anniversary, and we mentioned the occasion on our reservation online. Our waiter, George, knew our names and what we were celebrating when we were seated, without asking. They had selected a corner booth that was a bit more tucked away and made it easier to talk despite the noise of a packed house. I loved the attention to detail they took in making our anniversary special. George was awesome. He checked in frequently but didn't hover, and he made knowledgable suggestions about the menu when asked. He was very friendly and made us feel at ease right away. He even had them write "Happy Fifth Anniversary" on the edge of our dessert plate.
Interior is a bit 90's decor, but who cares. The food mattered more, & it rocked4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was as advertised andFood was as advertised and service was impeccable. Perfect experience, and would definitely recommend to friends4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than expected.Every detail great. Good wine advice to pair with food. Oyster dish appetizer amazing.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI was a little disappointed.I was a little disappointed. When I spoke with the young lady confirming reservations a spoke about the fact that it was a birthday dinner, she said that they do have dessert for the birthday person with no charge. However, I noticed after the fact that they did charge. In the big picture I would not make a fuss, but since they offered they should have followed through.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. IGreat food and service.
I had business guests from out of town and they couldn't stop talking about how great the food was and how much they enjoyed everything.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was terrific - especiallyFood was terrific - especially the celery root soup. Service was excellent, but at times the noise level was so high that we couldn't carry on a conversation.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMtasting menu with wine pairingtasting menu with wine pairing was excellent. Ambience was great. Would highly recommend.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAria was fantastic! My husbandAria was fantastic! My husband and I were celebrating our 19 year wedding anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place for dinner. Great ambiance and wonderful food. We both selected the Chef's Tasting menu which was five courses (six including dessert). Everything was outstanding. I highly recommed this restaurant! We'll definitely go back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Feast for KingsI took a group of my fellow Doctors to treat them to a night to remember. Aria stepped up to the occasion. The waiter was very informative and helpful. Service was outstanding! The depth of flavors in the food were multi-dimensional. I will definitely be back for another amazing experience! One of the comments from one of my colleagues was, "I felt like I was dining at the table of a Kings feast!" We all love it!
Dr. Salminen3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had table 10 and our waiter wasThe service was impecable, food fantastic and fresh. This is our second time there. We will continue in going to Aria. The only complaint is the waiting area/ bar area is too small. But overall we love this restaurant!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery expensive wine list.Very expensive wine list. Need to offer some moderate priced wine selections, especially by the glass.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI only had an entree and aI only had an entree and a dessert. I should have came with a bigger appetite. The lamb shank was perfect. And the chevre cheesecake was by far the best and most unique cheesecake I have ever had. The wine list was good and the food was reasonably priced.
It's modest enough to go for dinner with a friend, yet fancy enough for a romantic anniversary date as well.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the charts. Katherine'sOff the charts. Katherine's deserts were as usual outstanding.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA first visitIt was Atlanta Restaurant Week so it was packed on a Thursday night. The food was very well prepared and service prompt and attentive despite the crowd. They have plenty of wait staff. This was my first visit and will have to come back another time to see if they are that busy on a weekday evening.
Most tables are for 2 though they can easily re-arrange them for a larger party. It's in an old house with no acoustic treatment to the walls and ceiling so it gets noisy at peak period from 6-8 pm. Many diners are in and out within 30-45 minutes. I assume they are the regulars who pop in for a 1 or 2 course meal.
You come here for the food as the noise level is rather high to have a decent conversation with friends/companion.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly the best...AriaThis review will be short and simple. This is the best in Buckhead by far. Service, Food, Ambiance - exceptional. Try the flash fried oysters for starters, sweet potato and lobster soup (may be seasonal or just served only for Buckhead restarurant week) and then choose the braised short ribs for your entree. Believe me, you will not want dessert. There is no need to top off your dinner with something sweet - you will be tooo full. I love the decor of this place, it's small and yet charming. Go early and have a drink at the bar then proceed with your dinner. You will not be disappointed.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Atlanta's best restaurants.One of Atlanta's best restaurants. Reliably good food and service that has been around for a good number of years.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Atlanta's best!It was everything I remembered and expected. The food, wine and service were all very good.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM