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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Atlanta Metro

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Atlanta Metro? 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 Valenza Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3071)
$31 to $50
Italian
Brookhaven
About the restaurant
Valenza is a cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven. It takes its name from a small village in the Piedmonte region of Northern Italy. Valenza is well known throughout the world for its artisan jewelry manufacturing which has earned it the nickname “city of gold”. The cuisine at VALENZA is inspired by the diverse culture of Northern Italy. Executive Chef Matt Swickerath’s focus is on classic and modern cooking methods using fresh seasonal and local ingredients to create a classic Italian menu with an updated culinary touch. The menu features a variety of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. Valenza has the heart and spirit of a cozy and warm Italian village café in an upscale setting. The dining room features venetian plastered walls with rustic oak and pine woods. Experience the warmth and elegance of Valenza when dining under the antique European candle chandeliers. Valenza offers a wonderful private dining room with seating for 30 guests.
Top review
brand
Dined 4 days ago
Enjoyed our meal to the fullest! Use of seasonal foods in appetizer and entree made this meal one to remember . Their pasta dishes never disappoint!
A photo of Mali Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1026)
$30 and under
Thai
Virginia Highland
About the restaurant
According to Zagat, This "excellent" local spot where Va-Highlanders meet is known for its "great patio" and "good, reasonably priced sushi and Thai food"; it's a mystery why it's "rarely crowded", but "those who love it" and want to keep it all to themselves "hope it stays that way."
Top review
DavidWvip
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Best Thai and sushi in Atlanta. Decor is perfect, and servers are very courteous
A photo of Rreal Tacos - Buckhead restaurant
4.9
4.9 (18)
$30 and under
Mexican
Buckhead
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food was amazing and service was excellent and I loved the scenery
A photo of Sufi's Atlanta restaurant
4.8
4.8 (326)
$30 and under
Persian
Ardmore
About the restaurant
Sufi's Atlanta has established itself as the city's premier Persian restaurant. Sufi's is a fine-dining establishment serving authentic Persian cuisine in the Brookwood neighborhood, conveniently located between Buckhead and Midtown on Peachtree Street. At Sufi's, you will experience a wide array of Persian dishes, which you can enjoy in our elegant dining room or on our spacious patio, ideal for alfresco dining.
Whether it's a quick lunch, a relaxing afternoon meal, a romantic date, or a family dinner, the staff of Sufi's Atlanta is dedicated to making your visit unique and memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
This is a wonderful restaurant - really a fabulous find . A great place for a quiet meal- but also good for a big family gathering. The food is delicious- we tried both a lamb and a salmon dish- both were nicely seasoned and served with flavorful rices. We will be back as there were many items in the menu I would like to try
A photo of Vas Kouzina - Roswell restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1128)
$30 and under
Greek
Roswell
About the restaurant
Authentic Greek cuisine with a modern flair all infused with the traditional flavors of classic dishes presented in an energetic space for the full Greek experience.
Please contact us directly at 678-587-5888 as Open Tables does not reflect exact availability. Contact us so we can book your reservation and accommodate your party from two people to more.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great food and service. Our server was extremely attentive and friendly
A photo of Zuzzu restaurant
4.7
4.7 (550)
$30 and under
Sicilian
Roswell
About the restaurant
ZuZZu is devoted to bringing you authentic Italian cuisine made to order from fresh and superb ingredients from Italy in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere in historic Roswell, GA.

Top review
MitziM
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
We have been here many times and it never disappoints. We have brought many friends here and they love it too! Luigi and his wife, Sylvia work hard to make your experience and the quality of food excellent!
A photo of ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop restaurant
4.7
4.7 (363)
$31 to $50
Korean
Johns Creek
About the restaurant
Welcome to Ari Korean BBQ, rated one of Zagat's Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta in 2017, as well as one of AJC's top Metro Atlanta Restaurants of 2018. Ari serves Korean Barbecue as well as traditional Korean dishes in a beautiful, modern atmosphere. We proudly serve high quality meats and locally-sourced ingredients. Our beef is strictly premium American Kobe/ Wagyu Beef raised on American Soil, using traditional Japanese feeding methods that are 100% free of added antibiotics and hormones. All of our pork is also Berkshire pork, which is pork equivalent of American Kobe Beef. Berkshire pork is prized for its flavor, tenderness, and beautiful marbling. Come visit us today for an amazing Korean barbecue experience!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Overall great value and experience. Our server was great and took great care of us. He was quick in getting drinks, sides and meat. It was 3 of us with the $40 option. All the food was delicious and fresh. Highlites for us was the pickled cucumbers that come with the meal and we asked for several refills. The garlic pork shoulder steak was our favorite on the protein side. This place is clean and welcoming and was not busy when we went. It did have Korean music videos playing on the wall but not super loud. Highly recommend you will not be disappointed!
A photo of Tabla - Buckhead restaurant
4.7
4.7 (195)
$30 and under
Indian
Buckhead
About the restaurant
WELCOME TO TABLA INDIAN RESTAURANT
We look forward to serving you

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Our server Pandoo was amazing!🤩 Great food and ambience
A photo of Rena's Italian Fishery and Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (32)
$31 to $50
Italian
Alpharetta
About the restaurant
Rena's Italian Fishery and Grill, located in Alpharetta, GA, is a tribute to Italian heritage and family values. Founded by Executive Chef Darren Henderson, Rena's offers a warm, inviting atmosphere where guests can enjoy traditional Italian dishes and fresh, hand-made pastas. The restaurant features a wood-burning grill and an open kitchen, enhancing the dining experience. Upstairs at Rena's is a versatile event space perfect for gatherings and celebrations. With a focus on quality and authenticity, Rena's promises a memorable culinary journey.
Top review
DonnaA
Dined 2 days ago
We ordered the grouper and seabass, both were excellent! Loved it so much that I've already made plans to go back and have the seabass again!
A photo of Palo Santo Rooftop restaurant
4.5
4.5 (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.
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