The Most Romantic Restaurants in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

Atlanta is the gorgeous capital city of Georgia. What many people don't realize is that one of the things that Atlanta stands out for is its dining scene. Atlanta has a little something for everyone when it comes to eating out, but its selection of romantic restaurants is particularly outstanding. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. When it comes to date night, there’s a huge selection of where to go. Here’s our guide to the most romantic restaurants in town.

Restaurants:Atlas, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Buckhead, Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Steakhouse, French American
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, Virginia Highland

Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,204 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Seasonally fresh ingredients fill the menu at Atlas, an American restaurant in Buckhead that is also one of the best romantic restaurants in the area. Buckhead is Atlanta's upscaleRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Buckhead

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
1,411 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Sometimes, the most romantic way to spend date night is enjoying a perfectly-cooked steak and a glass of wine. Ruth's Chris is a chain of outstanding steakhouses, and the central ARead more
82% recommended

Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont

$$$$·French American·
Virginia Highland
936 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Another great hotel restaurant that may be one of the best romantic restaurants in Atlanta is Tiny Lou's. Tiny Lou's has a French-focus, but they are fun and funky with a lean towaRead more
97% recommended
Romantic in Atlanta / Georgia
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Marcel

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Midtown
1,835 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Head to the Westside Provisions District in Atlanta and find Marcel, a restaurant that stays open late and offers an unforgettably beautiful ambiance. Marcel is the brainchild of FRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia
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Kyma - Atlanta

$$$$·Greek·
Buckhead
4,830 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Atlanta's fanciest area, Buckhead, has no shortage of great eateries. Kyma is one of its best. They serve seafood with a Mediterranean flair, and the best way to spend a date is byRead more
94% recommended
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Chops

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
5,281 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
People say Chops Lobster Bar is one of the best romantic restaurants in Buckhead. This lobster bar specializes in the crustaceous delicacy, so take a beloved there to indulge with Read more
93% recommended
Steak in Atlanta

Bistro Niko

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Buckhead
7,119 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Bistro Niko is also in Atlanta. This is a more casual spot for a date night, but one that promises fun. The restaurant has a traditional French bistro atmosphere and menu. Order thRead more
96% recommended
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no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
2,018 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Technically in Decatur, no. 246 is a trendy little spot that makes diners feel worlds away from the bustling city that is Atlanta. This restaurant serves Italian-inspired dishes drRead more
96% recommended

Anis Cafe and Bistro

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
3,552 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
When at Anis Cafe and Bistro, one may be in Buckhead, but it will feel like Provence. The menu here is distinctly French, and the specialties of the house include salade au jambon Read more
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Atlanta / Georgia

The Palm Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
2,097 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Another steakhouse chain that guarantees a romantic night in Atlanta is the Palm. The outpost of the Palm in Atlanta is distinctively upscale and almost clubby, so expect a more soRead more
84% recommended

The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
6,135 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
There are several seafood standouts in Atlanta, but the one many locals think is best is The Optimist. This restaurant is also an oyster bar, sitting in the heart of downtown. At TRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia

St. Cecilia

$$$$·European·
Buckhead
2,849 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Go to Buckhead for the best romantic restaurants in the area, and make sure you do not overlook St. Cecilia. This Ford Fry restaurant focuses on European food, and you can find disRead more
94% recommended

King + Duke

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
2,786 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
People warn that there is always a wait at King + Duke. This is actually a good thing because the food is just so good. However, it is important to be smart and book a table beforeRead more
87% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Atlanta / Georgia
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Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
5,035 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
There is nothing quite as fun as a classic American diner. Except, maybe if it's paired with fine dining. That's what's happened at Buckhead Diner, a restaurant led by chef (not fiRead more
94% recommended
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JCT Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
5,486 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
There are lots of reasons to go on a date to JCT Kitchen and Bar, especially since they are one of the best romantic restaurants in Atlanta. JCT is the brainchild of Ford Fry and tRead more
92% recommended
American in Atlanta

Seasons 52 - Perimeter

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dunwoody
5,469 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Healthy
  • Great for Lunch
Seasons 52 is in Dunwoody, so people who live in the suburbs can also easily experience a romantic night here without having to go into Buckhead or the center of Atlanta. The same Read more
97% recommended
Healthy in Atlanta

The Capital Grille - Buckhead, Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
3,080 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Sometimes, what makes a date night is a fancy ambiance. The Capital Grille in Atlanta is plenty fancy. This chain of steakhouses is pricy, but also incredibly elegant, so it's a grRead more
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Atlanta / Georgia

Seasons 52 - Buckhead

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
3,197 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Seasons 52 is a chain restaurant. Despite the fact that there are multiple locations throughout the U.S., they remain one of the best romantic restaurants in Atlanta. The concept bRead more
95% recommended
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Houston's - Atlanta (Lenox)

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
139 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic
Houston's is a restaurant that started in Nashville, Tennessee. It wows with its delicious fare and dark, romantic vibes. Slide into a booth at Houston's, located in Peachtree, andRead more
95% recommended
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