The Best Restaurants in Atlanta, According to our Tastemakers

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.

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

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,465 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List

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. Regis Hotel, a church...

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Aziza

$$$$·Israeli·
West Midtown
418 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date

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 restaurant promises to deliver...

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Tomo

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
1,030 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 night, and the spots are...

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White Bull

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Decatur
859 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 resonates with the name ...

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One Eared Stag

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Inman Park
615 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

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 competition easily. Intimate...

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Kaiser's Chophouse - Sandy Springs, Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sandy Springs
1,518 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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 “Chophouse,” it’s no surpris...

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no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
2,361 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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. Splash out and take a s...

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Mandolin Kitchen and Shisha Bar

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Sandy Springs
253 reviews

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 Mediterranean food, and t...

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Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
113 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Happy Hour

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 “Beef Jerky and Booze” ...

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Le Bilboquet - Atlanta

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
2,137 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic

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 street side cafe. Di...

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District M

$$$$·Sushi·
Sandy Springs
168 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 sushi around, served expe...

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Taka Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
452 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List

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 Sushi. Chef and Owner ...

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The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
6,940 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 white bar stools speak ...

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Chai Yo Modern Thai

$$$$·Thai·
Buckhead
662 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

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 opportunity and made it a de...

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Bones

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
8,575 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

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 handpicked to go perfe...

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Yebo Beach Haus

$$$$·Southern African·
Buckhead
862 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic

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 on the patio makes for...

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The Select

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sandy Springs
1,599 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 contemporary cuisine, The Select...

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Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
1,023 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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 local ingredients of Atl...

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