The Best Restaurants in Atlanta, According to our Tastemakers

You could call Atlanta a city built on food. From fine dining with steak and oysters to the Southern flavors of pit barbecue and Cajun seafood, the city’s dining scene just keeps going from strength to strength. But where are the most discerning diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Our diners have tried and tested the best restaurants in Atlanta and compiled a list of the finest eateries in town.

With new restaurants opening every week, from Sandy Springs to Inman Park, guests have many choices in Atlanta. West Midtown pizza and craft beer tempt the casual dining crowd while the upmarket caters to vegans. Celebrities frequent Westview burger bars; perfect for people watching with dinner. Book a table at one of the best restaurants in Atlanta tonight and get ready for a gastronomic experience to remember.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Atlas, Aziza, Tomo
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Israeli, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, West Midtown
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Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,442 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies

Atlas is a visual feast as well as a culinary one. The walls boast artworks from the $1 billion Lewis Collection, and include masters like Picasso and Matisse. Located in the St. Regis Hotel, a church...

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Best Ambience in Atlanta / Georgia
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Aziza

$$$$·Israeli·
West Midtown
402 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

Diners looking for something a little different should definitely head to the Western Provisions District and seek out Aziza. The name is Arabic for “happiness”, and the restaurant promises to deliver...

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Fit for Foodies in Atlanta

Tomo

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
1,017 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

North Buckhead’s Tomo is an elegant and exclusive Japanese restaurant, where the draw for the most discerning diners is the Omakase, or tasting menu. This varies from night to night, and the spots are...

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Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia

White Bull

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Decatur
834 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

Bare bricks on one side contrast with wood and white on the opposite wall, loaded with quirky re-purposed décor made from industrial shelves and odd baskets. This unusual look resonates with the name ...

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One Eared Stag

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Inman Park
615 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch

Inman Park might be a thriving culinary destination these days, but One Eared Stag has been there since it was much quieter, and has survived the ever-increasing amount of competition easily. Intimate...

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Kaiser's Chophouse - Sandy Springs, Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sandy Springs
1,483 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays

Named for the chef-owner who has worked in some of the finest restaurants in Atlanta, Kaiser’s is regularly listed as one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. With the name “Chophouse,” it’s no surpris...

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Special Occasion in Atlanta

no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
2,318 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

Decatur is well known for its food scene. It makes sense, then, that some of Atlanta’s top chefs have cut their teeth in the kitchens of one of its finest restaurants, No. 246. Splash out and take a s...

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Italian in Atlanta / Georgia
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Mandolin Kitchen and Shisha Bar

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Sandy Springs
250 reviews

Greek and Turkish foods have such a cross over, and Mandolin has managed to capture the best of both cuisines. Servers can advise on what to try for those new to this type of Mediterranean food, and t...

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Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
112 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Happy Hour
  • Late-Night Find

Biltong is a type of dried meat that’s very similar to jerky, and goes extremely well with a cold brew. Biltong Bar have taken this realization and made it a business, offering “Beef Jerky and Booze” ...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta / Georgia

Le Bilboquet - Atlanta

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
2,105 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion

Located in the center of The Shops at Buckhead, Le Bilboquet has made use of its position to cleverly disguise itself as a pretty European courtyard restaurant, or perhaps a Paris street side cafe. Di...

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District M

$$$$·Sushi·
Sandy Springs
168 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Sandy Springs received the blessing of a new Japanese restaurant in 2019: District M. District M is ambitious, cool, yet surprisingly inexpensive for what is some of the best sushi around, served expe...

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Taka Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
447 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Bar Seating

Sandy Springs is fast turning into one of Atlanta’s gastronomic hotspots. The past few years have seen many new openings, and one that has not only lasted but flourished is Taka Sushi. Chef and Owner ...

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Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia

The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
6,881 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

A beautifully nautically themed seafood restaurant, The Optimist is a treat for the eyes as soon as diners enter. The long bar stretches right across the back wall and blue and white bar stools speak ...

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Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia
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Chai Yo Modern Thai

$$$$·Thai·
Buckhead
642 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

Thai isn’t the most commonly found cuisine in Atlanta restaurants, so there’s plenty of opportunity for an ambitious restaurant to really stand out. Chai Yo has taken that opportunity and made it a de...

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Bones

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
8,533 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance

From a giant porterhouse to one of the best burgers in the city, Bones has plenty to offer even the most discerning diner. Bones offers one of the most extensive wine lists, all handpicked to go perfe...

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Steak in Atlanta / Georgia

Yebo Beach Haus

$$$$·Southern African·
Buckhead
831 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

A nautical beach house in summer, and a cozy lodge with fire pits in winter, Yebo Beach Haus is a South African themed restaurant right in the heart of Buckhead. Outdoor seating on the patio makes for...

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The Select

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sandy Springs
1,505 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date

Spherical lights, floor to ceiling drapes, and beautifully tiled walls create a stunning spectacle for diners at The Select in Sandy Springs. Promising French-inspired contemporary cuisine, The Select...

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Most Booked in Atlanta / Georgia

Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
989 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Authentic

Oaxacan cuisine is all about real Mexican flavor, as opposed to the Tex-Mex that many people get used to. Casi Cielo is all about celebrating these authentic tastes, using the local ingredients of Atl...

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