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Best Restaurants for a Business Lunch in Atlanta

The days of the three-martini lunch may be over, but the business lunch is alive and well. What are some of the best restaurants for a business lunch in Atlanta? Here are a few of our favorites.


Alon’s Bakery & Market

Located at Phipps Plaza, the award-winning bakery and market is a staple in Atlanta where locals go for business and pleasure. With a wide selection of baked breads, pastries, fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches, you will find the perfect bite and ambiance for your business lunch. Alon’s Bakery and Market also has a location on the Eastside.

Where: 3500 Peachtree Road and 1394 North Highlands Ave. NE

Buckhead Village District

Buckhead Village offers a variety of flavors for a business meeting. (Photo courtesy of Buckhead Village District)

Buckhead Village District is the perfect stop for a business meeting. Discuss issues on a luxurious Parisian patio at Le Bilboquet, share Spanish tapas at Gypsy Kitchen, indulge in Italian deliciousness at Yeppa & Co, or get a coastal vibe at Carmel. Le Colonial’s Vietnamese fare is an option with an intimate setting, and Taverna’s Northern Italian food served in a spacious dining room is perfect for a conversation.

Where: 3035 Peachtree Road

Citizens Market at Phipps Plaza

Citizens Market has options for all. (Photo Courtesy of Citizens Market)

Just-opened Citizens Market Atlanta at Phipps Plaza is a 25,000-square-foot food hall, bar and event space. A family-friendly destination, it offers eight food concepts and a full-service bar. Try something from fast-casual brands Umami Burger, Krispy Rice, Sam’s Crispy Chicken, Sa’Moto, EllaMia, Cicci di Carne, El Pollo Verde and Soom Soom. Citizens Market Atlanta serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and is a great destination for a business meeting.

Where: 3500 Peachtree Road NE

Capital Grille

This favorite of Atlanta business types offers comfortable elegance and food that ranges from cheeseburgers to mini tenderloin sandwiches with truffle fries.

Where: 255 East Paces Ferry Road NE


Across the street from Chastain Park, THE CHASTAIN is just right for business meetings. (Photo courtesy of THE CHASTAIN)

Executive chef Christopher Grossman offers a seasonal New American lunch menu in a modern elegant bistro on the edge of Chastain Park. For lunch, you have the option to grab something from the AM CAFÉ or make reservation for one of the dining rooms. You may sit indoors or outdoors in a relaxing setting. It’s the perfect place for a lunch meeting in the middle of the forest.

Where: 4320 Powers Ferry Road

Chops Lobster Bar

Chops Lobster Bar is part of the city’s acclaimed Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. The food is exceptional, and the name of the game is business. Located at Buckhead Plaza, Chops Lobster Bar is just as popular at night and offers great seafood as well as USDA prime aged beef.

Where: 70 West Paces Ferry Road NW

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Located at Phipps Plaza, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse offers classic dishes such as crispy chicken livers, port balsamic glaze, glass Spinach and toasted pine nuts. One salad option is made up of argula, shaved Parmigiano, lemon olive oil plus warm spinach, roasted peppers, portobellos, goat cheese, balsamic, roasted beets, yogurt, pistachio brittle, ricotta salata, Manodori aceto, chopped romaine, green beans, chickpeas, egg, tomatoes, Niman bacon and blue cheese. Tagliatelle Bolognese brings braised veal, beef, pork and San Marzano tomatoes.

Where: 3500 Peachtree Road NE


This French bistro attracts the business crowd who wants exquisite European-style service and a cuisine that blends modern French with regional fare. With its selections of snacks, appetizers, salads, savory sandwiches and main entrees, F&B provides the perfect atmosphere to start a discussion or close a deal. Our favorites are the white bean soup, iceberg and spinach salad and seared trout.

Where: 3630 Peachtree Road NE

Isla & Co

Get adventurous and try out kangaroo meat at Isla & Co. (Photo by @danicintron)

For a laid-back business meeting with adventure eaters, head to Isla & Co in Buckhead. The modern restaurant serves Australian dishes, quality coffee and fun cocktails in a fun and relaxing environment that brings the outdoors into the dining room. Break the ice at your business meeting by trying kangaroo meat, or keep it classy with the popular Australian pork sausage rolls.

Where: 56 East Andrews Drive NW

Mission + Market

Chow down on West Coast-inspired American food at Mission + Market. (Photo by @danicintron)

Mission + Market offers inventive West Coast-inspired American fare. Right off Georgia 400 in Buckhead, Mission + Market is the masterpiece of chef Ian Winslade. The menu includes such items as seared black sea bass, oven-roasted Loch Duart salmon and a braised brisket sandwich.

Where: 3550 Lenox Road NE

The Palm

Located in the lobby of The Westin Buckhead, The Palm is the perfect location for a formal and intimate business meeting in Buckhead. The menu offers high-end steaks and seafood and a long list of wines and fine cocktails.

Where: 3391 Peachtree Road NE

Seven Lamps

The modern-rustic staple, tucked across the street from Lenox Square, offers seasonal American fare, handmade pasta and even a nice outdoor area.

Where: 3400 Around Lenox Road NE

South City Kitchen Buckhead

Meet and discuss over Southern classics at South City Kitchen, a sophisticated and elegant restaurant. With various locations, including Buckhead and Midtown, the restaurant has become a staple for business meetings during the week and relaxing brunches on the weekend.

Where: 3350 Peachtree Road NE and 1144 Crescent Ave. NE

Three Arches

Located in Hyatt Centric Buckhead Hotel, Three Arches offers a pan-Mediterranean menu with options for a hearty or light lunch in a stunning setting. Step into the Middle East and soak in all the natural light the restaurant has to offer. It is the perfect scenario for a productive business lunch in the heart of Buckhead. Just steps from Lenox Square, Three Arches offers valet parking, and self-parking is easily accessible just across the street.

Where: 3301 Lenox Parkway


AG, Modern Bar & Steakhouse

The AG, Modern Bar & Steakhouse inside the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown blends Southern style with seasonal ingredients. Choose from grilled steaks, seafood and popular cocktails — and enjoy all of it in a stylish setting. If your meeting involves a large group, check out The Kitchen, a beautifully designed private dining space with seating for 10. If your business dinner is private, consider The Hideout, a secluded corner that offers a level of intimacy with a privacy curtain and cozy leather booth.

Where: 181 Peachtree St.

Alma Cocina

Have a business meeting at Alma Cocina Downtown.

Alma Cocina serves contemporary Mexican and Latin American cuisine with fresh ingredients and creative twists on old favorites. The roasted chicken mole is full of flavor, while the guacamole comes with three choices. The street tacos are a revelation with masa fried shrimp, chicken tinga verde and fried avocado. Alma Cocina also has a Buckhead location.

Where: 191 Peachtree St. NE

Amalfi Pizza

This traditional Neapolitan pizzeria centered around two 6,000-pound wood-burning brick ovens imported from Italy is centrally located Downtown near many offices and hotels. The 170-seat dining room has large semicircular booths, perfect for quiet business meetings.

Where: 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE

By George

Located in the Candler Hotel, this restaurant serves classic cuisine inspired by contemporary American cooking. The menu is spearheaded by two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson. The beautiful setting and chef-driven menu are perfect for your next lunch meeting.

Where: 127 Peachtree St. NE

Corner Bakery

If you’re looking for a quick and casual experience for a lunch meeting, head to Corner Bakery for a delicious bite with plenty of healthy options. Grab a cup of coffee at the end and stay energized for the rest of the day.

Where: 270 West Peachtree St. NW

Cuts Steakhouse

Cuts has a great setting for a business lunch.

Just a block off Peachtree Street, this steak house serves succulent steaks, short ribs and several Southern classics. Cuts Steakhouse provides a fine dining experience that includes drool-worthy Southern dishes such as shrimp and grits and fried lobster tail.

Where: 60 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe features a chef-inspired menu.

This popular spot features a chef-inspired menu. Don’t miss the steak burger. Located in the heart of Downtown with MARTA nearby, the Hard Rock Cafe is an ideal location to do business and catch up on the newest tunes. Hard Rock also offers a variety of private rooms and catering options for your next company lunch or gathering.

Where: 215 Peachtree St. NE

Ray’s in the City

The surf and turf from Ray’s in the City will leave you satisfied.

Located steps from AmericasMart, in the heart of Downtown, Ray’s is a sound choice for a business meal. The menu offers everything from mussels to salads to blue plate specials. Insider tip: The crab cakes are a regulars’ favorite.

Where: 240 Peachtree St.

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails has great options for lunch to please all appetites.

For premium whiskey and bourbon cocktails and a warm Southern meal, this modern-rustic hangout will serve you well. From the tasty American cuisine to the uniquely crafted cocktails, the creative zest at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails will definitely impress your associates.

Where: 270 Peachtree St. NW


5Church Restaurant

people dining on the rooftop deck at 5Church Atlanta
Sit outdoors and enjoy the views at 5Church in Midtown.

5Church is one of the go-to Midtown places for a business lunch. Located at Colony Square, 5Church offers an edgy interior design, Southern hospitality and a varied menu. Be sure to try the shrimp & grits. There also is a 5Church in Buckhead.

Where: 1197 Peachtree St. NE

Bar Margot

Find Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown.

Located at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Bar Margot serves new American eats with signature cocktails in a plush atmosphere. The elegant and intimate setting is ideal for important business meetings.

Where: 75 Fourteenth St. NE

El Valle

Enjoy typical Mexican dishes in an elegant modern setting at El Valle.

Showcasing the unique flavors that make up Mexico’s gastronomy, El Valle offers a contemporary flair to your favorite Mexican dishes with a long list of options when it comes to Latin American wines and craft cocktails. The modern and elegant setting is perfect for a productive business meeeting.

Where: 800 Peachtree St NE

El Viñedo Local

The quaint El Viñedo Local serves South American eats with options like empanadas and ceviche. Need to get work done? This restaurant is the perfect spot with plenty of seating options on the outdoor patio as well as sleek inside seating.

Where: 730 Peachtree St. NE.

Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails

Try seasonal offerings for lunch at Hartley in Midtown. (Photo courtesy of The Kimpton Shane)

Located at The Kimpton Shane Hotel, Hartley offers traditional American dishes with a Southern influence, focusing on fresh ingredients. The menu includes seasonal salads, gourmet sandwiches and delightful entrees such as grilled hanger steak and seared chicken breast.

Where: 1340 West Peachtree St. NW

Herban Fix

Vegans need love, too. Herban Fix serves pan-Asian fare with strictly plant-based ingredients. It’s a staple for all vegans, vegetarians and even meat lovers.

Where: 565 Peachtree St. NE

Nan Thai Fine Dining

Nan Thai Fine Dining is a favorite of Atlantans looking for a place to conduct a meeting with delicious food that is beautifully prepared. Want to know how good the food is? When golfer Vijay Singh hosted the Champion’s Dinner in Augusta in 2002, he requested chef Nan to cater it.

Where: 1350 Spring St. NW

The Oceanaire

The Oceanaire provides an exquisite menu and superior service and can handle a small intimate business meeting or a large one with private dining. Oysters anyone?

Where: 1100 Peachtree St.

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar

Your salad will be just the way you like it at Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar. (Photo by @danicintron)

Located at Loews Atlanta Hotel, Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar is a Midtown favorite for business meetings. All week, Saltwood offer a robust menu with options that go from charcuterie boards to hearty dishes like the prime burger or the Southern Reuben. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Saltwood offers at lunch Harvest bar with more than 80 ingredients from which to design your own chef-inspired salad with flavors including locally infused oils and specialty salts.

Where: 1065 Peachtree St. NE

Saints + Council

In the heart of Midtown, Saints + Council is a reliable option for your next business meeting. You can enjoy chef Jerry Lawrence‘s innovative menu with fresh ingredients locally sourced in an elegant setting. Choose a ricotta cavatelli pasta, the Brasstown beef meatballs or the Chilean sea bass. The flavors will never disappoint.

Where: 1221 Peachtree St. NE

South City Kitchen Midtown

Discover Southern delights at South City Kitchen. (Photo by Heidi Harris Photographer)

Meet and close the deal over Southern classics at South City Kitchen, a sophisticated and elegant restaurant. With various locations, including Buckhead and Midtown, the restaurant has become a staple for business meetings during the week and relaxing brunches on the weekend.

Where: 3350 Peachtree Road NE and 1144 Crescent Ave. NE

STK Steakhouse

STK Steakhouse serves lunch in Midtown.

The New York-based STK Steakhouse is a prime choice if you’re looking for guaranteed satisfaction when it comes to cocktails and savory grilled meats for a business lunch in Midtown.

Where: 1075 Peachtree St. NE

Politan Row at Colony Square

Politan Row is a great setting for a business meeting in Midtown.

A foodie destination in Midtown Atlanta, Politan Row at Colony Square is home to an eclectic mix of dining options. Food vendors span the culinary globe with options such as Pretty Little Taco, Tandoori Pizza & Wing Co., Unbelibubble and Federal Burger. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and you can also make a reservation for a table ahead of your meeting to secure your space.

Where: 1197 Peachtree St. NE


Chattahoochee Food Works

The Works is an option for a business lunch meeting in a relaxing environment.

The 22,000-square-foot Chattahoochee Food Works features some of the best of the city’s storied culinary scene. Located at the center of The Works, an adaptive mixed-use development with retail, office, residential and green space on Atlanta’s Upper Westside, the food hall houses a full-service bar and culinary tenants including Cubanos ATL, Báhn Mì Station, Graffiti Breakfast, Delilah’s Everyday Soul, Selvasana and plenty more. This food hall is perfect for a casual business meeting or for a group.

Where: 1235 Chattahoochee Ave. NW

The Daily

With locations in the Westside and Eastside, The Daily offers options for a quick and delicious lunch meeting in a casual setting. Go for options like the loaded avocado bowl with chicken shawarma or a loaded burrito, accompanied with a nutritious juice, invigorating gourmet coffee or a colorful smoothy.

Where: 763 Trabert Ave. NW and 100 Hurt St. NE

Souper Jenny

There are so many fresh and hearty options at Souper Jenny. (Photo by @danicintron)

Meet for business over a home-cooked meal. Year-round, you can’t beat the taste and comfort of a soup from Souper Jenny. Can’t choose between the salads, the soups or the sandwiches made with fresh ingredients? Not to worry, you can try them all with one of the lunch combos. Lucky for you, there are Souper Jennys on the Westside and in Buckhead.

Where: 1082 Huff Road NW

West Egg Café

The all-day breakfast spot with minimalist decor is a local’s favorite for business or pleasure. You can’t make reservations here, but the wait shouldn’t be long for weekend lunch.

Where: 1100 Howell Mill Road


Daily Chew

Between the chicken truffle sandwich and the loaded fries, you will have plenty of options at this low-key, laid-back restaurant. Come for a quick lunch business meeting and stay a while after getting your work done. The vibe, the decor and the food are energizing.

Where: 2127 Liddell Drive NE

Krog Street Market

You’ll get a hearty lunch at Makimono at Krog Street Market. (Photo by @danicintron)

Along the Beltline’s Eastside Trail, Krog Street Market offers options for lunch. Take your business meeting here and enjoy the communal seating inside, or sit outside for a more private space. This is certainly best for a more relaxed meeting. Not only that, the food at Gu’s Dumplings, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Makimono, and Nina & Rafi will not disappoint. Sweeten things up with an ice cream from Jeni’s and pick your energy back up with a coffee from The Little Tart Bakeshop. Of course, these are only some of the endless options at Krog Street Market.

Where: 99 Krog St. NE

Patria Cocina

The ceviche is a winner at Patria Cocina. (Photo by @danicintron)

Travel through flavors to Mexico City at Patria Cocina. Serving elevated authentic Mexican cuisine in a modern environment, this restaurant offers great options for lunch to enjoy inside or on the beautiful patio.

Where: 1039 Grant St. SE

Ponce City Market

Batiwalla is one of several options at Ponce City Market. (Photo by @danicintron)

Ponce City Market can get loud and vibrant, but in the best way possible. Grab food at one of the many restaurants and take it upstairs to the second floor for a more intimate business meeting away from the crowds. At Ponce City Market you can devour a shamarma from Bibi, a juicy burger at H&F Burger, the perfect Cuban sandwich at El Super Pan or a flavorful dish at Botiwalla. The options are endless and are sure to please even the pickiest palates.

Where: 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE


Seal the deal during your business lunch at Superica. (Photo by @danicintron)

If you are at Krog Street Market, but communal sitting is not for you, head over to Superica and grab a table. Superica serves Tex-Mex food in a setting that will make you feel like you have traveled to a Texas border town. The food is packed with flavors, spices and lots of cheese — lots of cheese. Order the enchiladas while you make business decisions, and get the Frida Margarita to celebrate. Superica also has a location on the Westside.

Where: 99 Krog St. NE

Around Town


Canoe offers a unique dining experience.

Canoe is a popular spot for business people who want to get away and enjoy a peaceful lunch along the Chattahoochee River. Located in Vinings, Canoe offers a wide-ranging menu that aims to please.

Where: 4199 Paces Ferry Road SE

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