The Best Restaurants in Atlanta, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

You could call Atlanta a city built on food. From fine dining with steak and oysters to the Southern flavors of pit barbecue and Cajun seafood, the city’s dining scene just keeps going from strength to strength. But where are the most discerning diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Our diners have tried and tested the best restaurants in Atlanta and compiled a list of the finest eateries in town.

With new restaurants opening every week, from Sandy Springs to Inman Park, guests have many choices in Atlanta. West Midtown pizza and craft beer tempt the casual dining crowd while the upmarket caters to vegans. Celebrities frequent Westview burger bars; perfect for people watching with dinner. Book a table at one of the best restaurants in Atlanta tonight and get ready for a gastronomic experience to remember.

Restaurants:Atlas, Aziza, Tomo
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Israeli, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, West Midtown

Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,219 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Atlas is a visual feast as well as a culinary one. The walls boast artworks from the $1 billion Lewis Collection, and include masters like Picasso and Matisse. Located in the St. RRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia

Aziza

$$$$·Israeli·
West Midtown
251 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Diners looking for something a little different should definitely head to the Western Provisions District and seek out Aziza. The name is Arabic for “happiness”, and the restaurantRead more
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia

Tomo

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
933 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
North Buckhead’s Tomo is an elegant and exclusive Japanese restaurant, where the draw for the most discerning diners is the Omakase, or tasting menu. This varies from night to nighRead more
92% recommended
Healthy in Atlanta / Georgia

White Bull

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Decatur
582 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Bare bricks on one side contrast with wood and white on the opposite wall, loaded with quirky re-purposed décor made from industrial shelves and odd baskets. This unusual look resoRead more
95% recommended

One Eared Stag

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Inman Park
615 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
Inman Park might be a thriving culinary destination these days, but One Eared Stag has been there since it was much quieter, and has survived the ever-increasing amount of competitRead more
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Kaiser's Chophouse - Sandy Springs, Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sandy Springs
1,157 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Named for the chef-owner who has worked in some of the finest restaurants in Atlanta, Kaiser’s is regularly listed as one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. With the name “ChophouRead more
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Atlanta / Georgia

The General Muir

$$$$·American·
Druid Hills / Emory
298 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Take a classic New York Jewish deli and combine it with an upmarket restaurant. That’s the vibe at The General Muir near Emory. With special menus and pick up service for Rosh HashRead more
99% recommended
Great for Brunch in Atlanta / Georgia
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no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
2,032 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Decatur is well known for its food scene. It makes sense, then, that some of Atlanta’s top chefs have cut their teeth in the kitchens of one of its finest restaurants, No. 246. SplRead more
95% recommended

Mandolin Kitchen

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Sandy Springs
236 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Greek and Turkish foods have such a cross over, and Mandolin has managed to capture the best of both cuisines. Servers can advise on what to try for those new to this type of MeditRead more
100% recommended

Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
64 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Biltong is a type of dried meat that’s very similar to jerky, and goes extremely well with a cold brew. Biltong Bar have taken this realization and made it a business, offering “BeRead more
100% recommended
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

Le Bilboquet - Atlanta

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
1,728 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Located in the center of The Shops at Buckhead, Le Bilboquet has made use of its position to cleverly disguise itself as a pretty European courtyard restaurant, or perhaps a Paris Read more
94% recommended

District M

$$$$·Sushi·
Sandy Springs
168 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
Sandy Springs received the blessing of a new Japanese restaurant in 2019: District M. District M is ambitious, cool, yet surprisingly inexpensive for what is some of the best sushiRead more
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Taka Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
387 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Sandy Springs is fast turning into one of Atlanta’s gastronomic hotspots. The past few years have seen many new openings, and one that has not only lasted but flourished is Taka SuRead more
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in Atlanta / Georgia

The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
6,176 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
A beautifully nautically themed seafood restaurant, The Optimist is a treat for the eyes as soon as diners enter. The long bar stretches right across the back wall and blue and whiRead more
96% recommended
Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia

Chai Yo Modern Thai

$$$$·Thai·
Buckhead
480 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Thai isn’t the most commonly found cuisine in Atlanta restaurants, so there’s plenty of opportunity for an ambitious restaurant to really stand out. Chai Yo has taken that opportunRead more
95% recommended

Bones

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
8,079 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
From a giant porterhouse to one of the best burgers in the city, Bones has plenty to offer even the most discerning diner. Bones offers one of the most extensive wine lists, all haRead more
97% recommended
Best Service in Atlanta / Georgia
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Yebo Beach Haus

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Buckhead
545 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
A nautical beach house in summer, and a cozy lodge with fire pits in winter, Yebo Beach Haus is a South African themed restaurant right in the heart of Buckhead. Outdoor seating onRead more
93% recommended

The Select

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sandy Springs
636 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Spherical lights, floor to ceiling drapes, and beautifully tiled walls create a stunning spectacle for diners at The Select in Sandy Springs. Promising French-inspired contemporaryRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Atlanta

Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
661 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Oaxacan cuisine is all about real Mexican flavor, as opposed to the Tex-Mex that many people get used to. Casi Cielo is all about celebrating these authentic tastes, using the locaRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in Atlanta