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The 8 Best Restaurants In Atlanta

By Neharika Padala |  December 16 2014

A city with serious Southern charm, the wide variety of restaurants in Atlanta ensures there is something to tickle everyone’s fancy.

Located within one of the most renowned and fashionable neighborhoods in Atlanta, Tomo in Buckhead is one of the city’s best destinations for upscale Japanese cuisine. Head chef Tomohiro Naito has previously worked at Nobu in Las Vegas and pours his years of experience and an impressive level of detail into his dishes.

Situated within the same building as the Ritz Carlton residences, Tomo boasts opulent chandeliers and cream colored booths, paying direct homage to Buckhead’s aesthetic past.

So whether you are looking for a succulent steakhouse or some of the finest Japanese cuisine, our guide to the best restaurants in Atlanta has something for everyone – even the most fickle foodie.


Chef-owners of Bacchanalia Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have developed one of Atlanta’s finest restaurants.

The menu here relies on entirely organic ingredients, many of which are sourced from Anne and Clifford’s farm, creating a unique dining experience every time.

Bacchanalia offers a five course prix-fixe dinner with five to seven choices for each course, including starters, meat, cheese and dessert.The menu can also be ordered a la carte at the bar.

Bacchanalia holds up to 90 guests and the private dining room is able to accommodate up to 20.


Cakes & AleCakes & Ale is based on Chef Billy Allin’s own philosophy and serves unassuming food in a comfortable and welcoming setting whilst using only the highest quality ingredients.

Located within Downton Decatur, the name of the restaurant is inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and promises to offer a respite after a long day. As well as offering American and seasonal cuisine, Cakes & Ale also offers a varied wine list.


Named as one of Esquire Magazines ‘Best New Restaurants’, Chef Kevin Rathbun’s eponymous restaurant produces fine American cuisine.

The restaurant is located in the Inman Park area of Atlanta. This stylish, renovated warehouse also boasts several options for private dining. Dine within the Wine Room, the outside covered and heated patio, or select the entire restaurant as a complete buyout option, creating the perfect venue for group of one hundred or more.

Rathbun’s also boasts Krog Bar, an intimate Mediterranean wine bar which can hold up to sixty people for a standing style reception.


From Osaka to Atlanta, Tomo is one of the city’s best destinations for Japanese cuisine.

Having recently relocated from Vinnings strip mall to Buckhead, the restaurant boasts an airy space paved with black slate floor tiles and is now located within the same building as the Ritz Carlton Residences.

Head chef and owner Tomohiro Naito, who has previously worked at Nobu in Las Vegas, opened the restaurant with one goal – to do contemporary Japanese food with the finest ingredients from all over the world.


The sleek and minimalist interior of Restaurant Eugene features a simple color scheme of grays and whites, with floor to ceiling drapes.

The relatively modest yet classy atmosphere allows the food and wine to take center stage.

The daily changing menu means you’re unlikely to experience a repeat dish, as Restaurant Eugene develops new menus every day, subject to seasonal availability.

Restaurant owner Linton Hopkins is a native of Atlanta and has built relationships with various farmers in the area including Ashland Farm, Blackberry Farm, Burge Plantation and D&A Farm.

4th & SWIFT

The industrial décor, high ceilings and exposed brickwork complement the impeccable modern American cuisine here at 4th & Swift.

Head Chef Jay Swift has worked in the culinary field for over 30 years and brings his passion and contemporary approach to 4th & Swift, located in the historic Old Fourth Ward.

Food at 4th & Swift is locally sourced wherever possible. The restaurant also caters for social and corporate functions, making this the perfect venue for events, holiday parties and other special occasions.


Head chef and owner Gerry Klaskala lends his wealth of experience and dedication to detail to every dish prepared at Aria. Unlike other restaurants, Aria is exclusively devoted to the evening meal, with the menu changing daily to reflect the freshest seasonal ingredients.

This Buckhead-based favorite boasts a monochrome, minimalist interior. A no fuss approach is also evident in Aria’s cuisine which is never over embellished, yet not lacking in drama. The same attention to detail witnessed in the menu has ensured that the wine list is a complementary companion to the artful cuisine and includes new vintages and extraordinary boutique wines.


Since opening in 1979, upscale steak and seafood restaurant Bone’s has been recognized as one of the best steakhouses in Atlanta. The dinner menu includes appetizers such as crab and lobster napoleon with chardonnay cream.

As well as offering 10 cuts of steak, they also offer a variety of salads, soups and sandwiches. Bone’s also offers personalized private dining rooms which can accommodate between 8-74 people, making this restaurant the perfect venue for that special occasion, be it a business meeting or a birthday party. The wine gallery also boasts 20,000 bottles.

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