The Best Restaurants in Atlanta, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

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.

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

Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,162 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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. RRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Atlanta / Georgia
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Aziza

$$$$·Israeli·
West Midtown
198 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 restaurantRead more
85% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia
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Tomo

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
893 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
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 nighRead more
88% recommended
Japanese in Atlanta / Georgia
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White Bull

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Decatur
500 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 resoRead more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia
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One Eared Stag

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Inman Park
615 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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 competitRead more
84% recommended
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Kaiser's Chophouse - Sandy Springs, Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sandy Springs
1,026 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 “ChophouRead more
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Atlanta
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The General Muir

$$$$·American·
Druid Hills / Emory
230 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Take a classic New York Jewish deli and combine it with an upmarket restaurant. That’s the vibe at The General Muir near Emory. With special menus and pick up service for Rosh HashRead more
98% recommended
American in Atlanta / Georgia
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no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
1,947 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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. SplRead more
92% recommended
Italian in Atlanta / Georgia

Mandolin Kitchen

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Sandy Springs
234 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 MeditRead more
96% recommended
Mediterranean in Atlanta / Georgia
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Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
45 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
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 “BeRead more
94% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta / Georgia

Le Bilboquet - Atlanta

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
1,558 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 Read more
92% recommended
French in Atlanta / Georgia
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District M

$$$$·Sushi·
Sandy Springs
168 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
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 sushiRead more
83% recommended
Group Bookings in Atlanta / Georgia
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Taka Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
357 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Healthy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 SuRead more
94% recommended
Child Friendly in Atlanta / Georgia

The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
5,869 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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 whiRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia
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Chai Yo Modern Thai

$$$$·Thai·
Buckhead
407 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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 opportunRead more
93% recommended
Thai in Atlanta / Georgia
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Bones

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
7,778 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 haRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Atlanta / Georgia
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Yebo Ski Haus

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Buckhead
503 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Tapas
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 onRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Atlanta / Georgia
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The Select

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sandy Springs
451 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 contemporaryRead more
91% recommended

Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
564 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 locaRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia