Best American Restaurants in Downtown Atlanta

ThriveThrive
(1073)
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American | Downtown, Atlanta
Suite Food LoungeSuite Food Lounge
(270)
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American | Downtown, Atlanta
Hard Rock Cafe - AtlantaHard Rock Cafe - Atlanta
(164)
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American | Downtown, Atlanta
SEARSEAR
(631)
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American | Downtown, Atlanta
Atlanta Braves All-Star GrillAtlanta Braves All-Star Grill
(133)
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American | Downtown, Atlanta
ROOM at TwelveROOM at Twelve
(591)
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American | Downtown, Atlanta
Dantanna's DowntownDantanna's Downtown
(167)
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American | Downtown, Atlanta
Blue Ridge GrillBlue Ridge Grill
(3017)
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American | Buckhead, Atlanta
Astor CourtAstor Court
(500)
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American | Buckhead, Atlanta
Cape DutchCape Dutch
(468)
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American | Midtown, Atlanta
JCT Kitchen and BarJCT Kitchen and Bar
(4565)
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American | West Midtown, Atlanta
King + DukeKing + Duke
(2140)
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American | Buckhead, Atlanta
Local ThreeLocal Three
(2335)
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American | Buckhead, Atlanta
Murphy'sMurphy's
(2669)
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American | Virginia Highland, Atlanta
NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - AtlantaNM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Atlanta
(87)
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American | Buckhead, Atlanta
Park 75Park 75
(616)
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American | Midtown, Atlanta
Seasons 52 - BuckheadSeasons 52 - Buckhead
(2675)
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American | Buckhead, Atlanta

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Atlanta

La GrottaLa Grotta
(1206)
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Italian | Buckhead, Atlanta
Antica PostaAntica Posta
(1317)
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Italian | Buckhead, Atlanta
IL LocalinoIL Localino
(1433)
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Italian | Inman Park, Atlanta
La Tavola TrattoriaLa Tavola Trattoria
(2813)
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Italian | Virginia Highland, Atlanta
PortofinoPortofino
(1642)
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Italian | Buckhead, Atlanta
Valenza RestaurantValenza Restaurant
(1755)
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Italian | Brookhaven, Atlanta
Storico Fresco Alimentari e RistoranteStorico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante
(664)
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Italian | Buckhead, Atlanta
Nino's - AtlantaNino's - Atlanta
(1244)
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Italian | Midtown, Atlanta
Pasta da PulcinellaPasta da Pulcinella
(2303)
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Italian | Midtown, Atlanta
Crispina Ristorante & PizzeriaCrispina Ristorante & Pizzeria
(575)
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Italian | Vinings, Atlanta
DonettoDonetto
(341)
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Italian | West Midtown, Atlanta
no. 246no. 246
(1536)
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Italian | Decatur, Atlanta
Double ZeroDouble Zero
(1544)
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Italian | Druid Hills / Emory, Atlanta
PricciPricci
(3983)
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Italian | Buckhead, Atlanta

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Downtown Atlanta Restaurants

Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1679 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Justin and Mercedes were incredible! Thank you both for making our night so special. We had a blast and loved the food! More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1313 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Second date! Even though we were late the staff were very accommodating! More

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AgaveAgave
1221 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

It was good. I needed a special on the menu or a change. I still love them, though. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1410 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent date night! Food was out of this world, the server very friendly and both managers checked on us. More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter MallRuscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
87 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

The service was outstanding!!! The food was very authentic Italian and they had enough choices on the menu for everyone!! I will definitely be back! More

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Public School - AtlantaPublic School - Atlanta
138 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Love the concept and the food was good, nice interesting touches and twists in traditional favorites. More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
252 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

My wife and I went on a double date with friends last Saturday night. Excellent food. I had the lamb, the rest of the table enjoyed the snapper, salmon, and spare ribs. The lava cake was also great. The only things that could have been better were the oysters(raw ones were extremely small) and the service. We waited nearly 30 min for my credit card to be taken and that was after having to flag our waiter down. Overall a great experience!!! More

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PolarisPolaris
656 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Even though the buildings have grown up around it, the view from the restaurant is still beautiful and maybe even more interesting than it was when it towered over everything. The food was excellent, the service very friendly. The price was very reasonable for the food served. More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3162 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

If you looking for fine dining with live music this is the location. The food and atmosphere was more than what i was expecting, not to mention that the service was exceptional. More

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Suite Food LoungeSuite Food Lounge
270 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

My waiter was everything. He took such good care of me for my birthday!! Thank you Suite for making my Birthday Special. More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6208 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Easily accessible from the Westin's lobby, this place is a must-see. Go up and have a beer - you need to see the view. More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
801 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

In town for a conference and was very pleased by this place. More

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SEARSEAR
631 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

TJ made for an enjoyable evening. More

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Paschal's RestaurantPaschal's Restaurant
917 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Loved the service! Loved the food! More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1039 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Went here for my wife's birthday. Great ambiance and professional staff. The food was amazing. Must try the fried green tomatoes! Steak was cooked perfectly. A great evening and would definitely recommend. More

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TruvaTruva
400 reviews
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Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent Turkish food and the service was great! More

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The Brunch CabanaThe Brunch Cabana
7 reviews
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Breakfast | Downtown, Atlanta

We really enjoyed ourselves and appreciate the hospitality!! More

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ThriveThrive
1073 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food, service, and location. The service was quick and the food tasted great. I will return to this location. More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke JointSweet Georgia's Juke Joint
1184 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Eating a great southern dinner with enjoyable music was a wonderful experience while visiting Atlanta. Amazing fried chicken! More

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the bqe restaurant & loungethe bqe restaurant & lounge
712 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was amazing! And the service was outstanding, everything came out so quickly and our server was amazing! A nice hidden gem in Atlanta! More

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Amalfi Pizza - AtlantaAmalfi Pizza - Atlanta
149 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Atlanta

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial ParkRuth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
1502 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

The Tomahawk Ribeye was phenomenal! The atmosphere is always good, and I love the sounds and the aroma of the steaks when they hit the table sizzling on those hot plates. Great time! More

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Old Lady GangOld Lady Gang
2660 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Amazing! The food was so flavorful and fresh! More

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Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz StadiumMolly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
42 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Took 2 of my clients from out of town who were in for a convention for lunch here. It is now going to be my got to for business lunches. More

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Pacific Rim BistroPacific Rim Bistro
357 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

Great ambiance and service. Food was good. More

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55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge
59 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

I truly enjoyed my experience on Sunday! Great food, friendly service, fun atmosphere and loved the DJ! The owner came to my table and introduced herself! I will definitely be back...soon! Make sure you make a reservation for Sunday Brunch More

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Legal Sea Foods - AtlantaLegal Sea Foods - Atlanta
3313 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Food service was a bit slow, however the waitress was pretty good. More

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & BreweryMax Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
1092 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Atlanta

I had a wonderful experience. My son and I had the Southern Fried Chicken and a Pizza along with a couple local beers. All was very good. Service was a bit slow but we were in no hurry. I would definitely recommend the great establishment. Can't wait to go back. More

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Tin Lizzy's - DowntownTin Lizzy's - Downtown
18 reviews
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Tex-Mex | Downtown, Atlanta

Casual meal after a trade show. Quay and Bailey took great care of us. Taco Tuesday with $4 margaritas was a WIN. More

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Trader Vic'sTrader Vic's
912 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

Nice restaurant at the bottom level of the Atlanta Hilton Hotel. More

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Sweet Auburn SeafoodSweet Auburn Seafood
1015 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was great. The ambiance was pleasant and inviting. The server (Shawn) was friendly and fun! Can't beat it for the price and location! More

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Sway - Hyatt Regency AtlantaSway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
241 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I ate here twice last week and enjoyed it each time. The fried chicken is amazing! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
2714 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

We were a party of 3 and we were seated promptly. Service was great and the food was delicious. Enjoyed the conversation with friends. Setting was great. More

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Pittypat's Porch RestaurantPittypat's Porch Restaurant
1261 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

We absolutely loved our server “Cupcake”. She made our visit so enjoyable. The food was ok but the service gave it thatcextra uumph! I would recommend the restaurant but definitely ask for Cupcake to serve you. Hands down the best service EVER! More

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Prime MeridianPrime Meridian
358 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Loved the soup And cocktails, I found both the crab cake and scallops had too much salt on them and over powered the dish. Service was excellent and loved the view. More

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ROOM at TwelveROOM at Twelve
591 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

We had a great experience and for service that early in the morning, the server (black female) was amazing! More

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Atlanta Braves All-Star GrillAtlanta Braves All-Star Grill
133 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

I had a group in town for a trade show and they were able to get us a reservation for 12. Food was good, staff was great. More

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Restaurant 10Restaurant 10
10 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Greg Street was a fun DJ! More

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Dantanna's DowntownDantanna's Downtown
167 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Food and service were excellent. It opened up to the CNN atrium and that it's where the noise was coming from. They were filming. You have to try the Krispy Kreme bread pudding. More

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Rosie's Coffee CafeRosie's Coffee Cafe
5 reviews
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Café | Downtown, Atlanta

This was the first time we had visited this place which was recommended by a friend of my daughter's. It was her 24th birthday so she picked the spot. The food was ok. The fried green tomatoes were good. I ordered the chicken and waffles and although the chicken was tasty, the waffles were just ok. The staff was friendly but I'm not sure if this was the manager or not but he seemed quite tense. The nose level was too loud for my taste so we could barely hear our conversation. I liked the complimentary parking. Over all, I would probably go again and try the shrimp and grits the next time but be prepared for the nose. I also liked that the temperature in the resturant was pleasant. More

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Big KahunaBig Kahuna
36 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Our waiter (Troy?) was not only waiting on us, he was the host and the bartender. We had a group of 13 and he was able to keep up with all of our requests - outstanding job on his part. More

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Terrace Bistro at The Ellis HotelTerrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
84 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Perfect location on the porch. I had squash ravioli. Very good but the sauce was a little different from what I have had. My partner had beef tenders and gave them a 10. Other reviews noted service was slow. For us it was leisurely but attentive. Perfect. However this is not a fast food restaurant so we were happy. More

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Benihana - Atlanta - DowntownBenihana - Atlanta - Downtown
1066 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Atlanta

I went for my birthday on 11/18/2018 the overall the experience was good, our chef was outstanding... the only thing was the wait for our chef was a lil long, but other than that it was great More

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Budi's SushiBudi's Sushi
16 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Atlanta

Great environment, nice people and affordable prices! More

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Escobar Restaurant and TapasEscobar Restaurant and Tapas
87 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great place to eat and chill cant wait to come back!!! More

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Hard Rock Cafe - AtlantaHard Rock Cafe - Atlanta
164 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

We had an awesome server! The food was delicious, especially the burger. We celebrated my daughter’s 16th birthday with friends and everything was great! More

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W KitchenW Kitchen
5 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Menu online was out of date. See new menu (8/18) attached. They had the main restaurant area closed and only the bar was open. No hostess, but the bartender was able to have someone check me in for my reservation. I was 1 of 3 people there when I went in. I got the butternut squash ravioli with butter sage sauce. The sauce was a little heavy. Other than that, everything was great. Bartender made my specialty drink and it was perfect. More

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Southern ElementsSouthern Elements
20 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

The drinks were very tasty and you will received the Southern Hospitality you expect in the South. I loved the fried chicken, very juicy and well seasoned and the drinks were divine. But the waffle wasn't very warm and a bit too chewy for my liking. Our server, Dai'Ja, was phenomenal and made it a very pleasant dining experience. More

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Ritz Carlton Atlanta - Special EventsRitz Carlton Atlanta - Special Events
5 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Easter Brunch was unbelievable! More

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The Sleepy PotatoThe Sleepy Potato
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

The Sleepy Potato is a new restaurant in Vine City. Come visit us for brunch!More

Downtown Atlanta Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Atlanta's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AgaveAgave
1221 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

It was good. I needed a special on the menu or a change. I still love them, though. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1410 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent date night! Food was out of this world, the server very friendly and both managers checked on us. More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1679 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Justin and Mercedes were incredible! Thank you both for making our night so special. We had a blast and loved the food! More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1313 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Second date! Even though we were late the staff were very accommodating! More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
252 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

My wife and I went on a double date with friends last Saturday night. Excellent food. I had the lamb, the rest of the table enjoyed the snapper, salmon, and spare ribs. The lava cake was also great. The only things that could have been better were the oysters(raw ones were extremely small) and the service. We waited nearly 30 min for my credit card to be taken and that was after having to flag our waiter down. Overall a great experience!!! More

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PolarisPolaris
656 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Even though the buildings have grown up around it, the view from the restaurant is still beautiful and maybe even more interesting than it was when it towered over everything. The food was excellent, the service very friendly. The price was very reasonable for the food served. More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter MallRuscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
87 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

The service was outstanding!!! The food was very authentic Italian and they had enough choices on the menu for everyone!! I will definitely be back! More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6208 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Easily accessible from the Westin's lobby, this place is a must-see. Go up and have a beer - you need to see the view. More

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TruvaTruva
400 reviews
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Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent Turkish food and the service was great! More

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Suite Food LoungeSuite Food Lounge
270 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

My waiter was everything. He took such good care of me for my birthday!! Thank you Suite for making my Birthday Special. More

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Atlanta natives are hiding some secrets. Their beloved pimiento cheese, the pâté of the South, was invented in New York.[1] Can anyone prove that the first batch of fried green tomatoes was whipped up in Atlanta?[2] There are far more peanuts grown in Georgia than peaches[3], and frying was a West African innovation rather than a Southern one.[2] Traditional favorites still satisfy, but the Atlanta dining scene is enjoying more global influence than ever before. Buford Highway, which runs through the center of town, boasts 20 separate international communities.[4] As a result, you’re just as likely to find snow crab chawanmushi or mughlai paratha on the menu as shrimp and grits or fatback-fried catfish. Whatever you sink your teeth into, it will be served up with homey Southern hospitality.