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Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In celebration, we created a list featuring some of the most exceptional women in Atlanta’s culinary scene. As the birthplace of the civil rights movement, this historic Southern city has a penchant for progress and their Georgia peaches are no exception. Next time you’re in town, we invite you to celebrate women (and eat something delicious) at one of these top spots.

Restaurants:Eight Sushi Lounge, Cibo E Beve, Babette's Cafe
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Italian, French
Neighborhoods:Midtown, Sandy Springs, Inman Park
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Eight Sushi Lounge

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown
973 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Eight Sushi Lounge's president and managing partner, Lei G. (Lily) Ho, found widespread success with Rice Restaurant and Sushi Bar before moving into the Atlanta food scene with thRead more
96% recommended
38 people mentioned the Crisps
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Cibo E Beve

$$$$·Italian·
Sandy Springs
841 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
With more than three decades in the culinary world, Linda Harrell knows her way around the kitchen. She’s worked in several fine dining restaurants and has shared her culinary knowRead more
92% recommended
31 people mentioned the Lobster Spaghetti

Babette's Cafe

$$$$·French·
Inman Park
4,010 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
After fruitful years in the restaurant industry, Marla Adams knew a glass ceiling couldn’t keep her down. That’s why, in 1992, she made the move to open her own restaurant, naming Read more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia
60 people mentioned the Chocolate Bread Pudding

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

$$$$·Thai·
Midtown
1,677 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Authentic
Chef DeeDee Niyomkul grew up around restaurants, learning her trade at an early age alongside her grandmother at home, as well as in her parents’ restaurant, Nan Thai Fine Dining. Read more
91% recommended
43 people mentioned the Pad Thai

Nan Thai Fine Dining

$$$$·Thai·
Midtown
2,385 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Nan Niyomkul first entered the restaurant industry at age 19, fine-tuning her craft in Manhattan, and later setting her sights on Atlanta. As chef and co-owner, Niyomkul first openRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Atlanta
32 people mentioned the Calamari

Chai Yo Modern Thai

$$$$·Thai·
Buckhead
328 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Whereas her restaurant Tuk Tuk keeps things authentic with street-style food, DeeDee Niyomkul’s second restaurant, Chai Yo, combine modernity with innovation. Chef and owner NiyomkRead more
93% recommended
Romantic in Atlanta / Georgia
36 people mentioned the Chai

IL Localino

$$$$·Italian·
Inman Park
1,732 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
As owner and operator of Il Localino since 2000, Gale Parker knows the importance of blending good food with good ambiance. She loves to take on everything from holiday planning toRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta / Georgia
21 people mentioned the Calamari
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Old Lady Gang

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
4,183 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Co-owner and reality star Kandi Burress-Tucker first brought the idea of Old Lady Gang to the forefront in Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. Burruss-Tucker opened Old Lady Gang iRead more
202 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown
291 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Worth the Drive
Original owner Tetsuko Nakato came to the United States and fell in love with Southern living, opening her Nakato steakhouse, tempura, and sushi bar restaurant in 1972. As the oldeRead more
90% recommended
7 people mentioned the Shabu Shabu