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, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:West Midtown, Buckhead
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Marcel

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Midtown
1,651 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia
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Bistro Niko

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Buckhead
6,901 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
93% recommended
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St. Cecilia

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Buckhead
2,709 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
90% recommended
Mediterranean in Atlanta / Georgia
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no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
1,944 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
93% recommended
Italian in Atlanta / Georgia
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Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,162 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
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
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Atlanta / Georgia
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Anis Cafe and Bistro

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
3,329 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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
99% recommended
French in Atlanta / Georgia
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Ecco Midtown

$$$$·European·
Midtown
4,283 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
98% recommended
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Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
5,022 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
92% recommended
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Seasons 52 - Perimeter

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dunwoody
5,282 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Healthy
  • Special Occasion
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
Most Booked in Atlanta / Georgia
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Nan Thai Fine Dining

$$$$·Thai·
Midtown
2,563 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia
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Terra Terroir

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Brookhaven
1,095 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Atlanta / Georgia
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South City Kitchen Midtown

$$$$·Southern·
Midtown
5,488 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended
Southern in Atlanta / Georgia
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JCT Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
5,298 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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
89% recommended
American in Atlanta / Georgia
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Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont

$$$$·French American·
Virginia Highland
885 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
99% recommended
Best Service in Atlanta
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The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
5,868 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
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UMI

$$$$·Sushi·
Buckhead
1,772 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
98% recommended
Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia
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King + Duke

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
2,700 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
89% recommended
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Chops

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
5,037 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
92% recommended
Steak in Atlanta / Georgia
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Kyma - Atlanta

$$$$·Greek·
Buckhead
4,682 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
92% recommended
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MF Sushi- Atlanta

$$$$·Japanese·
Inman Park
480 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
100% recommended
Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia
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