Hard to Get Reservations in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Atlanta where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:La Grotta, Nikolai's Roof, Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, Downtown, Midtown

La Grotta

$$$$·Italian·
Buckhead
1,804 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
La Grotta might be in an unassuming space—it’s in the basement of a condo building—but walking in, you’ll be transported. This is a Northern Italian restaurant with romance and glaRead more
100% recommended
Notable Wine List in Atlanta / Georgia
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Nikolai's Roof

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown
1,608 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
When you’re looking for caviar service, starched white tablecloths, and an unparalleled view of the city, head up to Nikolai’s Roof, the fine-dining restaurant on the top floor of Read more
95% recommended
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Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
1,022 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
You’ll find Twelve Eight in the belly of the High Museum of Art, one of the three major sections of the Woodruff Arts Center. It’s a great spot to grab a drink before or after a shRead more
90% recommended
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Restaurant 356

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Airport / College Park
864 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Business Meals
What do you get when you open a restaurant in Porsche’s new North American headquarters? You get Restaurant 356, a swanky, modern, fine-dining spot with floor-to-ceiling windows thRead more
95% recommended
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Livingston Restaurant + Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
2,496 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Housed in the historic Georgia Terrace hotel in Midtown, Livingston Restaurant is named after Livingston Mims, a mayor of Atlanta during the 19th century known for his hospitality Read more
83% recommended
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UMI

$$$$·Sushi·
Buckhead
1,866 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Since UMI opened in 2013, it’s been one of Atlanta’s hottest restaurants, and it’s not hard to see why: the vibe is chic and modern, and chef Fuyuhiko Ito is making some of the besRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia
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Suite Food Lounge

$$$$·American·
Downtown
499 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Suite Food Lounge is a full-service restaurant, with basics like burgers, tacos, and fried chicken, but you’re really there to drink and dance. In addition to the main dining room,Read more
87% recommended
Good for Groups in Atlanta / Georgia

Old Lady Gang

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
4,538 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
If you’re a fan of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, you know all about Old Lady Gang, housewife Kandi Burruss’s restaurant in Castleberry Hill. The menu is an homage to old-school SRead more
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Chops Lobster Bar

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
3,476 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
If you’re looking to dine on seafood platters and lobsters, there are few places in Atlanta as enjoyable as Chops Lobster Bar, found downstairs from Chops, its sister steakhouse. TRead more
91% recommended
Steak in Atlanta

Miller Union

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
2,623 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
There’s a reason Miller Union is one of the most lauded restaurants in Atlanta: the space is airy and inviting; the staff are approachable and professional; and chef Steven SatterfRead more
91% recommended
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