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The Best Atlanta Restaurants, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

You’re in Atlanta for 48 hours, and you’re hungry. What’s the plan? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best restaurants among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find the best restaurants in Atlanta—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

Restaurants:Chops Lobster Bar, C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar, Terra Terroir
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, Vinings, Brookhaven
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Chops Lobster Bar

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
3,162 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Chops Lobster Bar does more than serve some of the best lobster in Atlanta. Executive Chef Ryan Delesandro has created a menu that includes inspired dishes like the horseradish cruRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia

C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Vinings
2,536 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Come to C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar to experience a delicate fusion of French and American cuisines. Guests can start their meals with oysters Rockefeller or oysters from the raw barRead more
96% recommended
Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia

Terra Terroir

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Brookhaven
982 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Terror Terroir might have the best wine list in Atlanta. Visitors can get anything from a sparkling white wine made in New Mexico to a Pinot Noir hailing from Burgundy, France. ButRead more
88% recommended

Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Buckhead
440 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Tapas
  • Neighborhood Gem
The kitchen at Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar consistently churns out wonderful meals for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Greek shrimp gets mixed with black olives, feta cheese, and whiRead more
93% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Atlanta / Georgia

Murphy's

$$$$·American·
Virginia Highland
2,994 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Murphy’s Restaurant in Virginia Highland has become a neighborhood favorite thanks to its eclectic menu, relaxing atmosphere, and reasonable prices. Appetizers like steamed musselsRead more
93% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Atlanta / Georgia

Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
4,797 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
Head to Buckhead Diner for traditional Southern cooking in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The dinner menu lets guests choose from a variety of burgers and sandwiches, includingRead more
85% recommended

Tomo

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
855 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Tomo Japanese restaurant stands out as one of the best Asian restaurants in Atlanta. The menu lets guests choose from a variety of seafood prepared in a traditional Japanese styleRead more
86% recommended
Japanese in Atlanta / Georgia

Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,056 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Atlas is all about seasonal cuisine made from ingredients grown and raised in the South. It sources most of its ingredients from farms just outside of Atlanta. People who want to sRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia

Bacchanalia

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Midtown
2,112 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
With a name like Bacchanalia, guests expect a lot from chef-owners Clifford Harrison and Anne Quatrano. The duo, their kitchen team, and waitstaff exceed expectations. Prix fixe diRead more
93% recommended
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Aria

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
2,419 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Aria takes seasonal cooking more seriously than just about any other restaurant in Atlanta. The popular eatery also has a diverse menu that will satisfy every member of a large parRead more
94% recommended
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Miller Union

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
2,613 reviews
Miller Union has a menu rooted in Southern cuisine. Expect entrees like grass-fed flank steak, braised pork brisket, and seared duck breast. For a truly Southern experience, add siRead more
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BoccaLupo- Atlanta

$$$$·Italian·
Inman Park
BoccaLupo regularly gets noticed as one of the best restaurants in Atlanta, and for good reason. BoccaLupo focuses on recipes made from fresh, local ingredients, and combines aspecRead more
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Staplehouse

$$$$·American·
Reynoldstown
Not too long ago, the Old Fourth Ward was an industrial area that didn’t attract many visitors. Recently, restaurants like Staplehouse have drawn attention to the neighborhood. StaRead more
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Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Downtown
One of the best places to eat in Atlanta is a downtown vegan restaurant appropriately named Herban Fix. The menu focuses heavily on Asian-inspired dishes like crispy king oysters, Read more
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Home Grown Industries Of Georgia Incorporated

$$$$·American·
Cascade
At first glance, Home Grown looks like one of the many diners scattered throughout the South, but this diner manages to elevate flavors and attract restaurant enthusiasts, as well Read more
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Goin' Coastal - Virginia Highland - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Virginia Highland
1,141 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Goin’ Coastal keeps things simple at its Virginia Highland location. The menu includes many classic seafood dishes, which they get from sustainable sources. They also serve up a feRead more
89% recommended
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Restaurant Eugene - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
2,312 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
For a long time, Restaurant Eugene has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in Atlanta and has even won a James Beard Award for its innovative dishes. When guests visit RRead more
98% recommended
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