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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Aria reviews from OpenTable diners
191 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (154)fit for foodies (118)romantic (118)notable wine list (87)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (18)hot spot (10)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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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  • 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
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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
    Cpalaw53
    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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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 25th Wedding Anniversary
    Rocky
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Recently had a wonderful dinner at Aria. Wonderful dinner, attentive (but unobtrusive) service. Couldn't have been better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food and service
    Connie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our first time at Aria and we were pleasantly surprised at what a great meal and service. The dining room is relatively quiet so you can have a conversation without shouting at one another. Service was impeccable. Food was very good. But it is on the pricier side so for most people it would be appropriate for special occasions or when you want to treat yourself to something special. We will definitely keep this restaurant on our list to revisit again. I especially like the fresh ingredients used for vegetables. I had scallops and my husband had striped bass. Both were prepared to perfection. The appetizers were very good as was the dessert. Both were clearly made with the very freshest of ingredients. I recommend Aria for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but
    Nobodiesperfect
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food and service was fine. However their website is misleading re. times and parking is a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special date night spot!
    buckeyegirl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for our anniversary and to celebrate a birthday. The food was amazing from start to finish! We had the tomato and watermelon salad (so refreshing), mixed green salad with goat cheese (very good), ricotta stuffed squash blossom over buttermilk greens (amazing flavor, texture, and combination of warm and cool), strip steak (cooked perfectly with delicious bourbon sauce that doesn't overpower and peas/potatoes were perfect compliment), scallops (melt in your mouth), cheesecake (to die for!). Our waiter was very attentive and they wrote on our plates to wish us a happy anniversary/ birthday. It was expensive, but totally worth it for that special occasion. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    EricYum
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Braised Beef Short Rib was amazing! Pan Seared New Bedford Jumbo Sea Scallops were delicious too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ARIA for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A very nice anniversary dinner, service was eager without being intrusive, timing was excellent. We had the tasting menu, presentation was lovely, taste was excellent. The wine steward made appropriate recommendations. All in all lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always love Aria
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is a restaurant that never disappoints. Even if I usually order the short short ribs every time I'm there, I know that everything is wonderful on the menu. The service is great and we always get a warm welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful find
    arnie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    First time to Aria. Ordered crabcake appetizer, came on a Thai salad bedding. Had fresh cilantro/ and or fresh basil. Slightly smaller than expected, but tasted wonderful. For the main course ordered pan fried Halibut.(7 oz). Came with a jalapeno sauce. I'm not big on very spicy, but read a revue that said it wasn't spicy. Took a chance and sauce had a very nice flavor without being overpowering. Halibut was thick, moist and cooked perfectly. For dessert, opted for chocolate espresso cake. Small, but perfect after meal. Delicious. Service was very attentive. Overall could not have asked for a better meal. Looking for an excuse to go back. Just fyi, very small parking lot on side of building but they also have valet parking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    ridelacruz
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My wife and I were there for our anniversary (it was on Monday) and we couldn't have picked a better place: Service was outstanding just like the food and the general enviroment was quiet and great for a nice conversation.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    atlantafoodie
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food is consistently good, as if dining in a fine European restaurant. The desserts are particularly outstanding. The lemon pound cake is absolutely superb. I have begged the dessert chef for the recipe for years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food bad crowd
    Not4kids
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs updating
    Tooksey
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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  • tries hard...but doesn't make grade
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
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  • Treat Yourself!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Night
    Luvona2waystreet
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    KRinATLVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie11
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food, service and place to celebrate a special occasion!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aria is among the city's finest
    FrenchyVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for special occasion
    Ives
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good dinner experience
    BobbyVIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous night
    Foodlover
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great artistic food.
    JamesVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Tina
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening with wife
    GeorgiaGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Aria very special place
    Cpalaw53
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Crab cakes and warm cheesecake are a must have. It is where to go for special evenings.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiger
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Excellent in all aspects!! We will return when we return to Atlanta.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The only drawback was the temperature in the restaurant. Very cold, almost uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    Firsttim3
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food...Rushed
    Wedinewhenwecan
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good wine list with reasonable prices. We loved the grilled octopus appetizer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a visit
    jskenndy
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic