Discover Trending Restaurants in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

Atlanta might be known for delicious and classic Southern comfort food, but it’s also home to an amazing array of international tastes. From Buckhead to Perimeter and dozens of neighborhoods in between, there are hundreds of chefs plating up farm-fresh cuisine with a twist. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Elegant European eateries, fine French bistros, turbulent Thai plates, and other ethnic flavors are sprinkled with Southern hospitality to make up one of the most exciting food scenes around. Find the most popular, trendy restaurants in Atlanta and see what everyone's talking about.

Restaurants:Marcel, Bistro Niko, St. Cecilia
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Contemporary French, European
Neighborhoods:West Midtown, Buckhead

Marcel

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Midtown
1,838 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Marcel, a grand American steakhouse by Ford Fry, features padded leather seats, unobtrusive lighting, and elegant dark woods to create an interior that is intimate and lush. The meRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia
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Bistro Niko

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Buckhead
7,125 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Traditional French served with a twist and more American ingredients is the recipe behind every dish in the Bistro Niko kitchen. The tall, comfortable booths offer a little privacyRead more
96% recommended

St. Cecilia

$$$$·European·
Buckhead
2,852 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Renowned local restaurateur Ford Fry delivers an establishment steeped in Old World charm at St. Cecilia. Round tables, industrial lighting, and rustic accents combine for a trendyRead more
94% recommended

no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
2,020 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Simple, elegant and with the kitchen on display, no. 246 takes classic Italian to new heights. Diners enjoy watching dishes come together and can see the wall of wood dwindle as frRead more
96% recommended

Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,205 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Enjoy a unique fine dining experience at Atlas, a contemporary American restaurant that is as well known for the art on the walls as it is for the art served tableside. Usually, thRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia

Anis Cafe and Bistro

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
3,556 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Romance, entertainment, and fine dining rolled into one is the Anis Cafe and Bistro experience. Located off the main drag in a converted house, this restaurant serves classic FrencRead more
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Atlanta / Georgia

Ecco Midtown

$$$$·European·
Midtown
4,336 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
For a continental dining experience, Ecco is the place to be. This fine dining restaurant offers the best in Old World service combined with interesting decor items like a round chRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia

Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
5,035 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Step into an unashamedly retro experience with a meal at the Buckhead Diner. The gleaming chrome gives way to an upscale interior that still includes plenty of homage to the classiRead more
94% recommended
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Seasons 52 - Perimeter

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dunwoody
5,469 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Healthy
  • Great for Lunch
Seasons 52, a grill and wine bar, has two great locations in the Atlanta area, one in Buckhead and one in Perimeter. Both serve up a delicious selection of crispy flatbreads like tRead more
97% recommended
Healthy in Atlanta

Nan Thai Fine Dining

$$$$·Thai·
Midtown
2,699 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Unique light fixtures, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant place settings create a welcoming ambiance at Nan Thai Fine Dining. The ethnic menu includes traditional items like KaiRead more
98% recommended

Terra Terroir

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Brookhaven
1,099 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
One of Brookhaven's best-kept secrets, Terra Terroir is an oasis of peace and privacy hidden in an urban jungle. The outdoor patio is one of the best in the city, and the interior Read more
97% recommended
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South City Kitchen Midtown

$$$$·Southern·
Midtown
5,596 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
No list of best trendy restaurants in Atlanta would be complete without South City Kitchen. This established eatery continues to serve up some of the best comfort food available ouRead more
93% recommended
Southern in Atlanta / Georgia

JCT Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
5,488 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
The polished, yet rustic interior of JCT Kitchen and Bar effortlessly advertises the theme of this restaurant — down-home cooking done gourmet. Sunday Supper starts with warm biscuRead more
92% recommended
American in Atlanta

Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont

$$$$·French American·
Virginia Highland
936 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Atmospheric is one word to describe the eclectic ambiance at Tiny Lou's. Though unaffiliated with the adult club in Hotel Clermont's basement lounge, the restaurant takes its name Read more
97% recommended
Romantic in Atlanta / Georgia

The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
6,137 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
White subway tile, wrought iron, and industrial details form the laidback and welcoming decor at The Optimist. This seafood joint takes the fruits of the sea and serves them in an Read more
95% recommended
Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia

UMI

$$$$·Sushi·
Buckhead
1,873 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
Atlanta's in-the-know diners have lists of tops spots that serve every type of cuisine imaginable, including the simple, elegant bites of sushi served at UMI. The decor is as refinRead more
99% recommended
Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia
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King + Duke

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
2,787 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The 24-foot open hearth in the center of King + Duke does more than dominate the decor. It also advertises the type of cuisine — rustic food prepared with traditional, primitive teRead more
87% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Atlanta / Georgia

Chops

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
5,291 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Chops Lobster Bar isn't just trendy, it's iconic. In fact, this establishment regularly brings in awards as one of the best steakhouses in the country, and that shows in everythingRead more
93% recommended
Steak in Atlanta

Kyma - Atlanta

$$$$·Greek·
Buckhead
4,832 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Pristine white and navy blue with occasional grey accents create an almost otherworldly experience at Kyma. This Mediterranean restaurant serves fresh, light recipes that turn vegeRead more
94% recommended

MF Sushi- Atlanta

$$$$·Japanese·
Inman Park
531 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Fine dining with inimitable Japanese-style hospitality is the reception offered to diners at MF Sushi. Swathed in natural wood from the polished bar to accents, with a shining crysRead more
98% recommended