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Better Half

4.6
294 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
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  • Neighborhood Gem (196)
  • Special Occasion (178)

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About

BETTER HALF is the restaurant that Atlanta built. Brought to you by Zach and Cristina Meloy, the couple behind the supper club PushStart Kitchen, BETTER HALF is a place where family is the inspiration and connecting over food is the focus. The ever-changing, seasonal menu reflects Zach's and Cristina's love for what they do, with the best ingredients from the South. Only one dish remains the same - the luxurious silk handkerchief pasta with wild mushrooms that Zach served to Cristina on their first date.

The restaurant offers two different tasting menus, a 9 Course ($75) and a 5 Course ($55) . Guests can also enjoy beverage pairings with each menu, for an additional cost. Zach can design a custom menu around any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten-free, etc.). Please give advance notice to be able to properly accommodate you.

We look forward to feeding you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Latin American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday 5:30 - 10 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11 pm
Sunday 11 am - 3 pm
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Phone number
(404) 695-4547
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Zach Meloy
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State
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Parking details
There is parking behind the building. There is also additional parking 1 block away on the same side to the street as the restaurant
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 294 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.6
  based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 7, 2017

This place is amazing. I'm a huge foodie. I like this restaurant for the experience as well as the food. I sat at the bar. I highly suggest sitting at the bar if you can. You get to interact with the chef's and watch them prepare your food. The chefs, waitress and the hostess were super nice. I enjoyed talking with them. Next time I'm in Atlanta, I'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on September 29, 2017

Utterly fantastic. Highly recommend the chef's choice 9 course tasting menu w/ wine pairings.

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vipATLbuzz (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on September 27, 2017

They really care about what they serve - I could sense it in the presentation and the taste. A special place. Worth eating here if you enjoy inventive food with fresh ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on September 15, 2017

We love Better Half. Inventive and delicious food in an inviting and family like atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent quality, unpretentious, good value - the real deal for a small Atlanta restaurant. A "must return to place" to enjoy a high-end meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on September 2, 2017

It came recommended along our travels. I met a college buddy in ATL for the Alabama vs. FSU college football kick off game. With all the tailgating we had planned, a cool, trendy Castro-pin for foodies seemed the best way to start the weekend. We elected for the 5 course tasting menu. The plates are smaller for this purpose. Just the right size to try various creative dishes. One course, the Chef brought to us. They had a good wine pairings and craft beers as well. Great place to eat for all types of diners.

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George (Atlanta)
3.0
Dined on August 30, 2017

The dessert was amazing! The entrees were just okay. We had a party of three, the pork was tough and the steak was not cooked enough. The other person in our party had the trout and it was good. The service was fantastic and enjoyed our server.
We went during the week and it was not as busy as a weekend. The noise level was moderate and were able to converse well.
I will definitely try it again, but maybe just for coffee and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on August 26, 2017

Amazing! The tasting menu with wine parings is a great value and delicious. Super inventive, beautiful, tasty food. Highly recommended.

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Jason (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

You have to eat here.... my favorite restaurant in the world. The people are as kind as the food is good. You won't regret this!

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AshleighS (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on August 24, 2017

Always a wonderful night dining at better half :)

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