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About 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.

490 E. Paces Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Maple Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 233-7673

Website:
http://www.aria-atl.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is available everyday. Aria also has a private parking lot.

Public Transit:
MARTA Buckhead/ Lindbergh

Executive Chef:
Gerry Klaskala

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Aria Ratings and Reviews

5
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3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (3710)
Fit for Foodies (3282)
Romantic (2915)
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Notable Wine List (2269)
Neighborhood Gem (1328)
Hot Spot (718)
Good for Groups (635)
Vibrant Bar Scene (230)
Good for a Date (131)
Good for Anniversaries (127)
Late-night Find (110)
Great for Outdoor Dining (107)
Good for Birthdays (80)
Creative Cuisine (73)
Cozy (54)
Business Meals (51)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Worth the Drive (49)
Tasting Menu (46)
Authentic (32)
Local Ingredients (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Kid-friendly (23)
Bar Seating (18)
Healthy (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Scenic View (15)
Seasonal (14)
People Watching (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Outstanding Value (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Casual (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tapas (5)
Organic (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Absolutely loved Aria. We went for my fiancé's birthday, and we were both so impressed with the food quality and taste. Everything we had was delicious, and the service was fantastic. The only thing I didn't care for was how dim it was in the restaurant. A little hard to see menu typing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We enjoyed Aria. Food and service were good, but short of outstanding. Scallops and braised short ribs were delicious. Lamb shank portions had more shank than lamb. Tables are too close together when patrons need to get in/out and the noise level is higher than we remember. These are some areas Aria needs to look into for a return visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service was impeccable. I liked the food since they specialize in long cooked meat. They did not disappoint. My husband is not a fan of braised meat and had seafood which met his expectations but did not exceed them. The decor is very tasteful. But on Saturday the noise level was very high. This is a good place for groups, not for an intimate dinner for two - on a weekend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Always wonderful. Service great. Wish it was a little quieter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Chef did not respond well on tasting menu to feedback that we would prefer not to eat foi gras as it's unethical and poor judgment in their part. The 'substitution' was half assed.

1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 19, 2017

My husband and I were dining at Aria for a special celebration....it was exceptional. My scallops were outstanding. I would definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Aria lived up to its reputation on Zagat and Trip Adviser. The food was exceptional, especially the lobster appetizer and the octopus tempura appetizer. Service was attentive and helpful and the ambiance, if not cozy, was pleasant and comfortable. My wife and I had been on the road for two weeks and this was one of our two best restaurant experiences. Strongly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 12, 2017

A good place but expensive for what you get and I came away a bit disappointed. I love my Manhattan to start the evening and the bartender was professional and pleasant. But the drink was $19.50 (that is not a typo) plus tax and tip and it was smaller than most cocktails nowadays. Most wines by the glass were in the $16-18 range, I tried 3, and never found one that went "wow". My halibut was truly excellent, the mixed olive starter just OK, the chickpea fritter disappointing.
Service was professional - a little "intense" at times. Our requested 4-top table for the 2 of us was lovely. The room is a bit odd in decor: big curtained windows on one side, a dramatic contemporary chandelier, but all the walls were painted a dark grey except for one wall which is gray but broken up by mirrors. It is an odd effect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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food3
ambience4
service3
value2

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 12, 2017

It was a wonderful evening but the noise level was too much. It seems you had two large groups in the center and their conversations could be overpowering. Most of the time I could not hear my husband...next time I would definitely ask for a booth on the entrance level.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Mind-bending food-the hamachi was stunning!!! Scallops to die for. Extraordinary cocktails-amazing service. Perfect evening!!!

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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Th food and wait staff were excellent and very accommodating. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Birthday celebration! Food was fine as always. Service outstanding. Noise level was deafening. The six of us could not even hear across the table. I will think again before taking friends there for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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food4
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service5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Amazing date night! Excellent food, drink and my waiter( I don't remember the name but was an Asian looking man) was awesome!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 3, 2017

From start to finish everything was excellent! I took my mother to Aria for her birthday and the experience was over and above any expectations we had. The food was excellent and our waiter, very knowledgeable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The food was really delicious and unique. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable. It's expensive but worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Had not dined at ARIA in several years. Entryway is not welcoming. Steak and duck were delicious but accompaniments were just okay. Good wine list and service. Noise level was definitively not what we expect from a fine dining establishment. Will not likely return because of noise level.

Tags: Business Meals
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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was amazing. Our waiter Kim was outstanding and friendly. Will be back next time we're in Atlanta.

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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Another wonderful evening at Aria, celebrating our anniversary. We have marked this occasion here for most of our 36 years. Met the chef, who was out greeting customers, and were able to convey to him how special his food has always been. Great service, wonderful meal. Thanks so much.....

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, outstanding food and service. Perect for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The lighting was nice and low. Romantic. The food was awesome. Every one around us had something different and they loved theirs.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

My husband and I had only done one other tasting menu with wine pairings and wanted to try Aria for our anniversary. The service was impeccable and the tasting menu couldn't have been better. The wine pairings, too, were wonderful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of both the food and the wines. One other note - Aria is a little less formal than we expected, which was also really nice.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Fabulous as usual!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

It was our wedding anniversary and Aria did not disappoint, great dining experience as usual. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Everything about our visit to Aria was outstanding - the valet service, the accommodating staff, the friendly and knowledgeable service - both food and wine - the comfortable and attractive setting and, of course, the excellent food and wine. Everyone in our group found it to be exceptional and would definitely recommend the restaurant. The menu has plenty of range to satisfy just about anyone - for food and wine. The food was creative and perfectly prepared and the pace of the evening was just right. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

What a great evening! The tasting menu was fantastic

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Had a great dinner celebrating two sisters' birthdays. The food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Restaurant was a little noisy but there were a few larger groups in the restaurant and this was during prime dinner time on a Saturday evening. We will be back next time we're in Atlanta!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

ARIA is a fabulous restaurant. We will definitely return again and again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Had a great anniversary dinner! Food was fresh and delicious! Will definitely go nack there again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Found service excellent our waiter very attentive. Excellent wine choices with outstanding Entre options. Something for everyone. Not for children thank God.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 18, 2017

This restaurant just gets better and better. It is a consistent favorite since it opened 16 years ago. The wine list is the best, most varied list in the city. Just an incredible experience all the way around.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Top notch restaurant. I would recommend for a nice date.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Fantastic as always. Exceptional food and service. Cozy atmosphere.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were greeted by name ( a bit mangled,but ...), immediately escorted to an obviously saved table in the area we had requested. Mother's Day and it was packed and noisy..
Service attentive. The food was quite nice, but I don't suppose you can miss with a double order of foie gras for me and lobster for my wife. A very pleasant evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food & service as usual was outstanding.
My party noted the menu was not the standard Mothers Day fare & they thoroughly enjoyed having multiple options

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I had an745 reservation and did not get my entree until 951. I left the restaurant at 11. No apology or explanation given.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Eevr course was excellent. The kitchen was spot on!
Overall service was great with a couple of small lapses.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Aria is a wonderful experience. The food and the service were excellent. Get a dinner reservation before 7:15 pm to avoid the noise.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 11, 2017

We celebrated a birthday at ARIA. ARIA did not disappoint. From the "Happy Birthday" greeting at the front door, ALL was good! We were warmly greeted at our table by our favorite, Kim. Champagne was soon delivered along with some warm bread. The Broccoli and Leek Soup was very flavorable . Both of us ordered the Halibut. Halibut is a favorite of ours and it did not disappoint. The meal ended with the Lemon Pound Cake. Oh my goodness, I think I will come back soon just to get this again. So light and so, so good! We were very pleased with our decision to celebrate at ARIA. It was a most enjoyable evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Went for my boyfriends birthday. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Exceeded all of my expectations!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 6, 2017

As usual this restaurant always delivers exquisite food and great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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