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10 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
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La Grotta

$$$$·Italian·
Buckhead
1,571 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia

Nikolai's Roof

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown
1,547 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
84% recommended
Scenic View in Atlanta
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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
821 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia
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Livingston Restaurant + Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
2,415 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
84% recommended

UMI

$$$$·Sushi·
Buckhead
1,659 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
96% recommended
Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia
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Suite Food Lounge

$$$$·American·
Downtown
427 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
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
94% recommended
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

Old Lady Gang

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
4,267 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

Chops Lobster Bar

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
3,224 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
94% recommended
Best Service in Atlanta / Georgia

Miller Union

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
2,619 reviews
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
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