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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Atlanta

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Atlanta? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (56)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Old Fourth Ward
About the restaurant
Experience rare spirits and handcrafted cocktails curated uniquely for your taste buds by our award-winning bartenders. 12 Cocktail is located in Atlanta's Old 4th Ward, nestled on The Roof of the historic Ponce City Market. Fitted with retro elegance and the perfect ambient lighting, guests will have a unique and unrivaled view of Atlanta while enjoying some of the best cocktails in the city!



Reservations are set for a suggested time of 2 HRS to ensure enjoyment for all parties.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Favorite place great ambiance service. Love that it is secluded, dark lit, real craft style drinks. I love a good approachable elevated experience.
A photo of Le Colonial - Atlanta restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2559)
$31 to $50
Vietnamese
Buckhead
About the restaurant
Le Colonial is a celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors of 1920’s French Colonial Southeast Asia, located in the heart of Atlanta, one of America’s fastest growing and most diverse cities. Designed to capture a bygone era of sophistication and opulence. A lavish dining room boasts of period photography, overhead fans, leather banquettes, and is flanked by a veranda with Parisian-Style sidewalk café seating.

To enhance the experience of your visit we ask that you respect our dress code.

Dress Code : Business Casual
No athletic wear or athletic attire, including designer, athletic line of any kind/brand, beach flip flops or any beach attire, tank tops (men), cut-offs, sweatpants, exposed undergarments and excessively revealing clothing for indoor and outdoor dining. No baseball caps/hats. Seasonal changes may apply.


Top review
DrDK
Dined 2 days ago
Le Colonial offers a tropical ambience that takes the diner outside of the usual ATL eatery. Better yet, the French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine delights the palette. Two at our table were high school juniors and they gave their dishes two thumbs up. After dinner be sure not to miss the tapioca dessert. Valet parking is available.
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4.9
4.9 (479)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Grant Park
About the restaurant
Grant Park's Best Kept Secret! A true neighborhood bistro located in Historical Grant Park home to Zoo Atlanta. Historic L.P. Grant Park is located in the southeast quadrant of the city approximately one mile from the gold dome of the state capitol building and six blocks south of I-20. The park is bordered by Boulevard SE on the east, Atlanta Avenue on the south, Cherokee Avenue on the west, Sydney Street on the north and Park Avenue and Berne Street on the northeast. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, Grant Park is the result of a gift of 100 acres to the City of Atlanta to be used in perpetuity as a public park. Lemuel Pratt Grant, donated the land and immediately began to subdivide and sell lots around the new park. The surrounding residential area grew up around the park and boasts more than 2,200 late 19th-century and early 20th-century homes and commercial structures.
Top review
MaryMvip
Dined on May 17, 2024
Food and service are excellent! Ask for Spencer, he is an excellent and knowledgeable waiter.
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4.7
4.7 (943)
$30 and under
American
Buckhead
About the restaurant
Inspired by the Mediterranean coast, Executive Chef, Burges Jokhi created Fia, a neighborhood restaurant, centered around a wood-fired grill. Fia serves Prime steaks, seafood, house-made pastas, seasonal vegetables and more. Each unique dish is carefully crafted with robust flavors, influenced by Chef Jokhi’s cultural heritage and world travels.

Top review
Stanvip
Dined 7 days ago
We had the best experience! Befriended some other diners. Great, helpful server! (Thanks, John!) The choices covered all the bases, and our meals were wonderful. We will be returning... a most comfortable and interesting location.
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4.8
4.8 (62)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Reynoldstown
About the restaurant
At El Malo, we take your pleasure seriously. Invited are those for whom forbidding is forbidden; sanctum for the jewels of nightlife to fluoresce – The nowhere you’d rather be
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Our celebration express amazing. From the entrance to the exit. Greeted with professionalism, drinks and mocktails were worth every penny. The food- oh myyyyyyyyy I can’t stop talking about it. I will definitely be back for another girls night out and a sweetheart date night .
A photo of La Grotta restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2921)
$31 to $50
Italian
Buckhead
About the restaurant
Serving the finest in Northern & Regional Italian Cuisine, La Grotta offers old world charm and friendly, first class service and is located in the heart of Buckhead. A local favorite since 1978, La Grotta has received Best of Atlanta Award from Atlanta magazine since the mid 1980’s, prestigious DiRONA and AAA Four Diamond Awards since the early 90's.


La Grotta is tucked away in the heart of the Buckhead residential district and overlooks the lush gardens of the condo courtyard in which it is located. La Grotta literally means "the cave" in Italian and was named such for its cavernous and warm setting. The La Grotta staff is also well known and regarded for its vast knowledge of its customers, the food, diverse knowledge of languages (our staff speaks Italian, Spanish, French & German) and attention to detail. The menu specializes in Northern Italian cuisine with seasonal changes to reflect freshness of ingredients with a focus on locally grown produce.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Fabulous food and service, very good wine list. We’ll be back.
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4.7
4.7 (1636)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Polaris is Atlanta's legendary rotating rooftop restaurant & lounge, serving chef-inspired shared plates and classic, hand crafted cocktails in a unique rotating lounge with amazing panoramic views of the city. Polaris partners with more than 70 local purveyors for the best and freshest ingredients, and operates its own rooftop Bee Garden producing fresh honey for our cocktails and entrees. Polaris has hosted celebrities, special occasions and everyday memories for more than 50 years. Take a ride on our famous glass elevators, step into our breathtaking space, and make some memories for your own.
For Parties of 6 or more, please email us at polaris@hyatt.com.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
it was beautiful and a super unique experience. su was such a sweet server. i’d love to go back again.
A photo of Zakia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (977)
$31 to $50
Lebanese
Buckhead
About the restaurant
Zakia, is an upscale, modern Lebanese restaurant. Zakia features both classic and modern sharable mezze and chargrilled meat and seafood influenced by the Mediterranean and centered around modern Lebanese cuisine
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Thank you for an amazing meal. The food was perfect and the service was some of the best in a long time.
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4.9
4.9 (6255)
$50 and over
American
Buckhead
About the restaurant
Blue Ridge Grill is an American Grill in a mountain lodge setting - specializing in fresh seafood and prime hickory-grilled steaks, with a focus on local farm-to-table ingredients and an award winning wine cellar.

Sit back and relax in the enclosed porch area before dining or after dinner. Enjoy full bar service & appetizers in the comfort of cozy, antique, black wicker furniture adorning the porch.

We kindly ask that you respect our dress code.

Ladies
Business casual, please. Comfortable, but polished dress slacks or jeans, no shorter than mid-thigh dress/skirts (no casual shorts, sweatpants, or gym attire) and no low-cut revealing tops. No baseball hats.

Men
Business casual, please. Collared shirts. Comfortable, but polished, long pants or jeans (no casual shorts, sweatpants, or gym attire). No flip flops or hats.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Blue Ridge Grill is always great! The hot bread is impossible to pass up. The Salmon is great and I especially like the BLT.
A photo of Marcel restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3916)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
West Midtown
About the restaurant
Marcel is a first-rate steakhouse and bar in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District. Named after Marcel Cerdan, the iconic French fighter and romantic, Marcel transports guests to the days when people appreciated every moment, when dull care was forgotten, when love lingered over the best meals – including, pound-for-pound, the best steaks money can buy. Indulge in our award winning wine list, recognized by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
It was our wedding anniversary and the staff went above and beyond make our night special. The food was amazing especially the burger and escargot. We will definitely come back!
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