Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Atlanta Metro

Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Atlanta

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Atlanta? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Atlas restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2002)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Buckhead
About the restaurant
Under the renowned culinary leadership, Atlas brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking. Our menu is inspired by Chef Freddy Money’s career in some of Europe’s most prestigious kitchens. Each dish tells a story, and the menu takes you on a journey that focuses on ingredients, provenance, and texture, resulting in a powerful combination of wonderful and memorable food. Our restaurant doubles as a modern art gallery with emerald green walls covered in 20th-century art from some of the world’s most recognized artists, including Foujita, Chagall, Monet, Soutine, and Picasso. The artwork is part of the noted Lewis Collection, among the largest private art collections in the world, with each piece thoughtfully selected and carefully placed for guests to enjoy.

Valet parking is available at St. Regis Atlanta. The cost is $12 after validation. Please validate your ticket at the host stand. *We are unable to validate self-parking

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Atmosphere was great and the food was impeccable. Service could use some work on timing and when to approach the table. Many conversations were cut short because of the waiters not paying attention to the ends of conversations.
A photo of The Consulate restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1924)
$31 to $50
Global, International
Midtown
About the restaurant
ZAGATS Top 10 Sexiest New Restaurants. '22 James Beard Grant Recipients. OT diners choice 5 years straight.
Travel with us nightly as we visit Asian, Latin, European, and African countries cuisines.
A lucky guest spins our globe every 90 days to decide menu focus.
Owner & Executive Chef; Mei Lin has again proven her ability to dance around the globe and deliver excellence.
Beverage Director: Walter Gregg.
A sleek Mid Century Modern lair filled with noted works of art and iconic antiques. Works by Warhol, Haring, Radcliffe Bailey, and Matisse all share court.
The Interior design by owner, HGTV alum designer, Doug Hines.

VALIDATED DECK PARKING location:
Deck entrance is on West Peachtree St. 15 Feet from the 10th corner, on the right hand side.
Enter The Consulate parking courtyard and circle the water fountain into the garage. No tows, no boots, ever.
Walk under the office building overhang towards the Federal Reserve.
Walk down stairs and turn right. Enjoy!

Top review
MikeJ
Dined 2 days ago
First time dining at The Consulate and ready to go back tomorrow! Our server, Cindy, was exemplary. She made great recommendations and provided phenomenal service. We enjoyed apps and entrees from the current Hungarian offering as well as from their standard fare. Hungarian Grouper, Lamb Nibs and Pork Ribs were all delicious!
A photo of Mission and Market restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1936)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Buckhead
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood & business center,
Mission + Market is located on the bottom level of the Three Alliance Center. A lively, comfortably stylish restaurant, Mission + Market features Contemporary American cuisine lending itself to West Coast inspired flavors translated through the lens of Chef Ian Winslade & his illustrious career.

Top review
SharonHvip
Dined 1 day ago
A perfect lunch on a hot summer day. Great overall atmosphere and great valet parking.
A photo of Palo Santo Rooftop restaurant
4.6
4.6 (91)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
West Midtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to Palo Santo Rooftop, located next to King Plow. Our rooftop has an amazing view of the West Midtown skyline where you can enjoy our UNIQUE ROOFTOP MENU consisting of sashimi inspired small bites. Paired this with our agave focused bar program and bottle service for an unforgettable experience. Live DJ starts preforming at 9pm. Must be 25+ to enter. The kitchen is open until 11:30 pm.

PARTIES OF 1-4 THERE IS A $30 PER PERSON MINIMUM AND PARTIES 5-6 THERE IS A $45 PER PERSON MINIMUM. FOR PARTIES 7 OR MORE, PLEASE EMAIL US AT EVENTS@BOTANICOHOSPITALITY.COM

Please respect the time limit for your party size so we can accommodate future reservations.
If there is inclement weather, your reservation may be rescheduled or cancel due to limited seating.

**VALET PARKING ONLY**
Dress code is NO CAPS, NO RIPPED CLOTHING, NO CUTOFF TEES OR FLIP FLOPS FOR MEN, NO GYM ATTIRE AND NO BAGGY CLOTHING. We reserve the right to make certain exceptions for the dress code.

Top review
deedot8vip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Our server was amazing, attentive and professional. The food menu is limited on the rooftop so I hated that part. Also, I’ve never been ID’ed at check in of the reservation. I thought that was so weird.
A photo of Alma Cocina - Downtown restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2407)
$30 and under
Latin American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Alma Cocina introduces Atlanta to a refreshing new approach to modern Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in a variety of vibrant fresh dishes. We also feature the most unique tequila selections and a host of innovative Latin-influenced cocktails beyond a superior margarita.

We are positioned perfectly for downtown corporate and social groups and private dining.

Alma is operated by Fifth Group Restaurants, owners of Atlanta favorites South City Kitchen Midtown, South City Kitchen Vinings, La Tavola, Ecco, El Taco, Lure and Bold American Events.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Lovely to share apps. All the food was delicious and will come back next time we are in Atlanta
A photo of True Food Kitchen - Atlanta restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2254)
$30 and under
American
Buckhead
About the restaurant
True Food Kitchen was founded in 2008 by Dr. Andrew Weil, world renowned Doctor of integrated medicine and creator of the anti-inflammatory food pyramid, with one simple purpose – to create a restaurant that serves delicious food and drinks without compromising on taste for health, or health for taste. Each carefully selected ingredient is crafted by a passionate culinary team to create meaningful food and drinks that are intentionally delicious and intentionally healthy. So you can cultivate your own food journey and trust that what you’re putting in your body is doing something good for you. True Food serves a variety of chef-driven dishes, craft cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch made with ingredients from top purveyors who help reconnect the natural bounty of the planet with the food that’s on your plate. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.
Top review
TTYL
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
Thank you for bringing back the Korean noodle and Teriyaki quinoa bowl for the vegan foodies!
A photo of The James Room restaurant
4.5
4.5 (25)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Inman Park
About the restaurant
Positioned on the East Side Beltline trail, The James Room is a dark and moody cocktail lounge that is meant to be a place where you can leave your stresses at the door and immerse in the energetic vibrations of our cozy and intimate space. Upon entry, an upscale coffee shop takes your gaze. During the day, the cafe intriguingly offers unique flavors such as sea salt lavender and rosemary sage, or you can opt for a classic vanilla or caramel addition to your joe if you fancy. A few paces away is an inconspicuous door disguised as a bookcase, leading to the speakeasy area equipped with a peculiar mood. The atmosphere feels intimate yet communal and invokes a sense of leisure. The fine leathers and premium seating upgrade your typical lounge visit to an elevated, exclusive treat. Once you get settled, indulge in our savory light bites and carefully hand-crafted cocktail menu...and if you're lucky, maybe even the sounds of a DJ spinning some of your favorite hits.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The James Room was a complete delight. A wonderful experience.
A photo of Reverence restaurant
4.3
4.3 (94)
$30 and under
Global, International
Midtown
About the restaurant
A chef-driven concept that pays respect to the flavors of the world: from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Japan to the great ingredients and producers of Georgia, reinterpreted through a modern perspective. Bring your loved ones or find new friends, working your way around a unique culinary experience. An inviting dining room with natural light, large outdoor patio and textural design elements form the perfect backdrop for an undoubtedly fun and exciting meal in Midtown.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Our server James was knowledgeable about the menu and a wonderful resource. When we offered our compliments to the chef, James made sure to bring the chef over to speak with us. Chef was modest in emphasizing the fresh, local ingredients as the secret to the wonderful flavors, but they were just balanced and constructed beautifully.
A photo of Crescent City Kitchen restaurant
4.2
4.2 (39)
$30 and under
Southern
Virginia Highland
About the restaurant
Crescent City Kitchen is Atlanta's premier dining destination where we have elevated the typical dining experience with our signature creation - the Croffle! Our signature croffles are an innovative twist on a classic brunch favorite, delightful marriage of a crispy waffle and buttery croissant.

We invite you to indulge in a unique and delicious culinary experience as you savor the golden perfection of the croffle which can be perfectly paired with your favorite toppings and accompaniments, as well a wide array of our specialty cultivated dishes and your favorites that we added our touch to.

We welcome you to join us at Crescent City Kitchen for brunch or dinner and treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind dining experience that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
So glad I found this restaurant to celebrate my friends birthday! The ambiance with the r&b music playing was beautiful. Our waitress Jaelisa was wonderful, she did everything to ensure we were good and wanted for nothing and gave us some recommendations that did NOT miss! The soul roll for me was missing the collards and yams, I had a roll of majority mac & cheese so I know this would have been better. The voodoo eggroll was SO fire! The fish & grits (those creamy grits!) to die for! The crab cake, chefs kiss and the breakfast skillet was amazing minus the croissant bread it wasnt as good as I hoped. Met the owner Ms Krystal who was just as beautiful as her establishment. Cant wait to go back to try the rest of the menu!
A photo of Octopus Kitchen restaurant
4.0
4 (29)
$50 and over
Seafood
Midtown
About the restaurant
Modern restaurant & bar providing a variety of seafood options in a sleek, vibrant space!
Top review
coachdrewvip
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Place was good but i didnt receive my 1,000 points
Explore Diners' Choice best of Atlanta
Explore more Diners' Choice lists
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo