Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Atlanta for 2019

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

Eight Sushi Lounge

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown
975 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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
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Cibo E Beve

$$$$·Italian·
Sandy Springs
905 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
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
94% recommended
Best Value in Atlanta / Georgia

Babette's Cafe

$$$$·French·
Inman Park
4,320 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
96% recommended
Best Value in Atlanta / Georgia

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

$$$$·Thai·
Midtown
1,923 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
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
92% recommended
Scenic View in Atlanta

Nan Thai Fine Dining

$$$$·Thai·
Midtown
2,726 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta

Chai Yo Modern Thai

$$$$·Thai·
Buckhead
480 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
95% recommended

IL Localino

$$$$·Italian·
Inman Park
2,014 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
98% recommended
Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia

Old Lady Gang

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
4,538 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
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Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown
324 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
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
96% recommended