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Best Restaurants for a Business Lunch in Buckhead

Buckhead is always buzzing with great shopping and dining, but it is also home to many high-rise office buildings where companies from around the world are based at. When meetings need to happen, Buckhead offers exceptional options for a great meal and ambiance for a business lunch. Here are some 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 delicious options for all taste buds. (Photo by Mood and Theory)

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 arugula, 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

South City Kitchen in Buckhead is always buzzing. (Photo Courtesy of South City Kitchen)

Meet and discuss business 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

Three Arches at Hyatt Centric is a great option for a business lunch. (Photo Courtesy of Hyatt Centric Buckhead)

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

If your business lunch meeting lands you in another part of town, check out our recommendations around the city.

Born and raised in Mexico, Daniela is a bilingual journalist living in Atlanta. She is passionate about telling stories that highlight the diversity and the blooming gastronomic scene in Atlanta.

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