- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Still one of my favorite places ever. The drinks are delicious and the oysters are always on point
We had the BEST service from Ryan. The food was over the top and well done. Best seafood in Atlanta.
Very enjoyable evening great food. Friendly and courteous staff
Had an amazing dinner here! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu and the wait staff is very helpful if choosing plates. Incredible food!
Service and food was amazing. I’d come back to Atlanta just to go there again!
Fantastic service. Amazing food. Pricey but worth it!
We celebrated a friends 40th birthday and they really made it special! The seafood tower was delightful and fresh and the desserts were spectacular. I would certainly recommend The Optimist to anyone visiting Atlanta!
We had such a nice night! Our server, Brett, was very knowledgeable and made sure any food allergies were considered. He was great and our food was delicious!
My server was amazing and the food/drinks were too.
Another fabulous meal … great service from Gary, our waiter. The octopus as a starter is a must and the swordfish and redfish as an entree. Delicious!!
As always, the food and drinks at the Optimist were amazing - it was great to see that nothing was lost after not visiting for over a year!
Optimistic was, in my opinion, okay. A little too noisy for my taste. Lots of drinks I'd you're into that, I'm not. The food was average, but the oysters, gumbo, and peel and eat shrimp were excellent. I would not return.
Great, as expected. Never disappoints in any way.
The Optimist is one of the best restaurants I have experienced ever. What a delight! The cocktails were delicious - do not miss the High Tea-2nd Steep or the Howl at the Moon - both are outstanding! We started with the Tuna Crudo, Pei Mussels and Spicy Kale Salad. What an incredible explosion of flavors. Our Mahi Mahi entree was yummy and reasonably sized, so we had room for dessert! Save room for dessert - the Peach Cobbler Pudding cake is the perfect way to end the evening with a tasty glass of Port. I can not wait to come back again to have these favorites and explore more of the menu. Our server was terrific; attentive and never intrusive; gave use excellent suggestions. Just a wonderful experience start to finish!
The Optimist is simply a great restaurant. The room is beautiful with real energy. Our waitress was attentive and inspired to share details of every dish and drink. Starting with the rolls, the food (branzino/lobster/burger and various inventive starters and sides) was spectacular. Can’t wait to go back.
Delicious food, great space & great service! We will be back. We were on a weekend get away & our friends from Atlanta sent us!
Awesome experience as always!
The food portions were small & the sides pricing weren’t justified
Gary and Travis were very sweet and helpful to me when I needed my car brought to the front by the valet service. I really appreciated their caring and kind natures. Also the service was impeccable. Always enjoy my time here. Thank you.
I had an amazing time from the moment I walked in the door! The oysters were the best I’ve had in years and the staff delivered impeccable service. I cannot wait to go back.
Awesome food, atmosphere , and service! The optimist never disappoints!
Everything was amazing, perfectly cooked and I would commute for those hush puppies.
UH-MAZING!! A new favorite restaurant. The ambience was great, food and drinks were delish and a great value, and our waiter Ted was very knowledgeable! We had the best time for our anniversary. They made it special with a little gift and a free sorbet. A pricier night out, but worth it for the amount of food, quality of food, and service/ambience!
Normally I love this place, but the last 2 visits were not that good. Our waitress was polite and professional, but I think she had so many tables that she didn't have time to check on us. However, the bar service was excellent. The menu seems to have a few items less. It's a bit pricy, and small portions. I'll try it again, but it's becoming a less favorite.
We tried the Optimist last night and it is our new favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The seafood was great and our server was excellent. The rolls were delicious and you must get the smoked fish dip as a starter. Everything was above our expectations and we highly recommend eating dinner here!
Amanda our server was amazing!! She was kind and thoughtful. She took her time with us since it was our first time in. The food was spectacular!! Our table ordered lots of dishes ro be shared. Everything was scrumptious. We will be back!
Such a great date night or celebration spot! The food and service is outstanding!
Everything was perfect! The service was outstanding from the hostess stand to the servers on point recommendations, descriptions and attentiveness. The first taste of the fish chowder actually made me say “Wow” out loud! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Great restaurant. Austin, our server was amazing!
The food was wonderful, the entire aura of the restaurant was exceptional. Some of the best oysters I ever had!
Best restaurant in Atlanta. Every time we come down from NYC for a visit we go for dinner.
Food was amazing! Service was beyond amazing. Shoutout to Alison B for making a new experience one we won't forget.
Birthday dinner. We normally do steakhouses, but decided to do The Optimist since we’ve been meaning to for the longest.
So glad we did!!! Everything was awesome and tasty. Excellent drinks as well. Can’t wait to go back
One of our Atlanta favorites. Every dish is just delicious. There are a few that we have to order again every time we return.
Have been to over 50 cities in over 30 countries and the Optimist ranks in the top 3 of the very best fish dinner I have ever had. Their must have are smoked fish dip, hush puppies for appetizers and definitely the branzino for dinner. I plan to go back again and again.
Unbelievable food. Fantastic atmosphere. Very helpful server. Couldn't ask for a better date night!
We love the optimist. The team and food are always great.
Best dinner out I’ve had in a long time. Love this place and always come when I’m in Atlanta. Please open an optimist in charlotte.
Returned for a second evening during a conference week. Amazing food and great service. Fabulous bar as well.
The Optimist offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 477-6260.
The Optimist is rated 4.8 stars by 6743 OpenTable diners.
The Optimist does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ccp.mobileappsuite.com/kiosk/purchase_gift_card/b/411.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.