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Complete Guide to Weekday Dining in Atlanta

Whether you live here or are visiting, you may be wondering where to eat dinner in Atlanta on a weekday. Consider this your guide. Be sure to call the restaurant ahead of time to confirm hours and availability. 

Buckhead

Alma Cocina

Alma Cocina offers Mexican food with a twist at two Atlanta locations — in Buckhead and Downtown.

Taking a modern approach to contemporary Mexican food, Alma Cocina is a hip space offering comfortable seating and a menu full of bold flavors and seasonal dishes. It is open for dinner, and catering is available. The Buckhead location is closed Sundays; Downtown is closed Sundays and Mondays.

Where: 3280 Peachtree Road. NE, Terminus 100 (Buckhead) and 191 Peachtree St. NE (Downtown)

Anis Cafe and Bistro

Anis Cafe and Bistro is a comfortable and quaint French-inspired bistro offering daily lunch and dinner service. Anis Cafe and Bistro has an adorable patio and cozy interior. Dine on French cuisine inspired by the seasons. Enjoy fresh vegetables, fish, meats and pasta accompanied by mouth-watering desserts plus wine, beer and cocktails. 

Where: 2974 Grandview Ave.

Atlanta Fish Market

The airy Atlanta Fish Market in Buckhead offers the largest array of fresh seafood in Atlanta. With fresh fish flown in daily, the menu is ever changing and evolving to feature the freshest seasonal fish from both East and West coasts. Choose from sushi, fish dishes, shellfish, oysters on the half shell and more. It is open for dinner daily. 

Where: 265 Pharr Road NE

Atlas Restaurant

Atlas offers upscale dining and beautiful ambiance at the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta.

Located in the St. Regis Hotel, Atlas Restaurant offers upscale dining in a sophisticated setting. From the moody main dining room to the quaint and eclectic garden room, Atlas offers nothing but comfort accompanied by an acclaimed collection of art. Dishes include ingredients like truffle, black garlic and caviar to create sumptuous dishes including Westholme filet, lobster suquet and Dover sole. Delicious desserts, signature and seasonal cocktails round out the menu. It is open daily for dinner except Sundays. Visit the website for the dress code and more information.

Where: 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW

The Big Ketch Buckhead

The Big Ketch brings the sea to Atlanta with fresh seafood on the menu.

Take a break from life and escape to the beach at The Big Ketch. The colorful patio is a great place to catch a breeze, enjoy live music and dine on fresh seafood including calamari and mussels, shrimp & grits, fish tacos and even steak sandwiches or chicken. Also on the menu are refreshing cocktails, wine and beer. It is open daily. 

Where: 3279 Roswell Road NE

Blue Ridge Grill

Blue Ridge Grill is a rustic and comfortable eatery in Buckhead. Signature dishes include grilled Georgia trout, iron skillet-seared mussels and hickory-grilled rib-eye. The dishes embrace local, fresh ingredients and the expansive wine menu features more than 400 varieties. It is open for dinner daily. There is a dress code. 

Where: 1261 West Paces Ferry Road

Brassica

Brassica serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Brassica offers the flavors of France with a Southern flair utilizing locally sourced ingredients. The French-inspired menu features such staples as sauteed frogs legs with parsley cream, beef carpaccio and roasted chicken breast Basquaise alongside pecan rainbow trout and smoked Ora King Salmon. Brassica has a full bar with craft cocktails and bar plates. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily.

Where: 3376 Peachtree Road NE

Davio’s

Davio’s is a modern Italian steak house with simple yet delicious pastas, aged steaks, seafood and other dishes. The comfortable atmosphere is welcoming for families and friends with a bar that offers happy hour specials and small plates. Dinner is served daily. There is a dress code. 

Where: Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE

Ecco Buckhead

Ecco offers modern European cuisine in an upscale, contemporary restaurant. The open kitchen allows diners to watch as chefs prepare tasty preparations of fish, meats, pasta, flatbreads and more. The unparalleled wine list will delight vinophiles. It is open daily except Sunday. 

Where: 3586 Peachtree Road NE (Buckhead) and 40 Seventh Street NE (Midtown)

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao is a Brazilian steak house located in the heart of Buckhead. The grand dining rooms feature marble-topped farm tables where you can dine on fire-roasted meats served tableside and accompanying sides. Open daily.

Where: 3101 Piedmont Road

Gypsy Kitchen

Gypsy Kitchen offers indoor and patio dining in Buckhead. (📷: Brandon Amato)

Drawing inspiration from Spain, Gypsy Kitchen infuses dishes with the influences of India and Morocco. The menu is laden with eclectic small plates featuring cheeses, vegetables, lamb, steak and more. The bar offers unique craft cocktails, sangria and “gintonic” on tap in addition to beer and wine.  Outdoor dining is available on the patio, Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday between 4 and 6 p.m. and dinner is served seven days a week.

Where: 3035 Peachtree Road NE #A209

Hal’s 

Hal’s has been a Buckhead staple for nearly 30 years and offers classic steak house fare with a New Orleans bent. Oysters, escargot, and crawfish grace the menu along with rib-eye, rack of lamb and veal. It is closed Sundays and there is a dress code. 

Where: 30 Old Ivy Road

The Iberian Pig

The Iberian Pig offers Spanish cuisine on weekdays.

The Iberian Pig is a tapas restaurant. Serving queso and a variety of tapas such as langosta (baby lobster tail), pork cheek tacos, seared octopus and a variety of charcuterie. Pair your meal with house sangria or another craft cocktail or beer. It is open every day for dinner.

Where: 3150 Roswell Road NW

King + Duke

Cheers to great food and the signature cocktails list at King + Duke’s.

This chef-owned restaurant offers seasonal fare such as an artichoke starter, gulf shrimp, branzino, rabbit and strip steak. Delicious dishes reinforce King + Duke’s many kudos including “One of the Best Restaurants of the Year” by Esquire. The 24-foot hearth serves up coziness and undeniable ambiance as the open kitchen offers a peek into this restaurant’s heart. There is a full bar with signature cocktails, nice wine list and beer. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

Where: 3060 Peachtree Road NW

Le Bilboquet 

Reminiscent of a French sidewalk cafe, Le Bilboquet serves French fare in its beautiful bistro with patio. Find salads, risotto, foie gras terrine, fish, poultry, rabbit beef and more are on the menu. Accompany any dish with a glass of wine and gorgeous dessert. 

Where: 327 Bolling Way NE

Le Colonial – Atlanta

(📷: Campfire Social)

Le Colonial is a blend of 1920s French Colonial Southeast Asia flavors and decor. The dining room is lush and decorated with period photography and fans. The menu features duck, chicken and other Asian preparations with the signature dish being a show-stopping whole crispy red snapper. There is a business casual dress code; it is open daily for dinner. 

Where: 3035 Peachtree Road NE

Little Alley Steak

If steak is what you crave, visit Little Alley Steak in Buckhead.

The menu at Little Alley Steak is extensive, offering a wide variety of butcher cut steaks and just as many selections such as lobster tail and wild shrimp. Stack on a few sides and you have a meal fit for a king (or queen). Little Alley Steak is also known for its vast collection of fine Scotches and bourbons and a staggering wine list. It is open nightly. 

Where: 3500 Lenox Road, NE

Local Three

Local Three offers the freshest Southern-inspired fare on an ever-changing seasonal menu. Find appetizers such as farmstead cheeses, cornmeal-crusted okra, the “Notorious P.I.G.” and delectable offerings such as trout, gulf prawns and clams or choices from the pasture including bacon “burnt ends,” burgers and pork in addition to seasonal offerings like quail and crab cakes. Sip drinks from the popular bourbon bar. It is open for dinner daily. 

Where:  3290 Northside Parkway

Mission + Market

Mission + Market offers a modern dining experience daily. (📷: @foodcultr)

The West Coast-inspired Mission + Market offers a light-filled, modern dining space with open kitchen seating and a large patio. Dishes include eye-catching small plates of yuzu tempura shrimp and lemon-scented burrata and mains of pizza, seared scallops, pasta, duck, seafood, steaks and more. It is open daily. 

Where: Three Alliance Center, 3550 Lenox Road NE, Suite 550

Seven Lamps

Seven Lamps is a modern American eatery showcasing the freshest, craft foods from around Atlanta. Think “elegant comfort food” with dishes like wood-fired duck breast or salmon, pasta, New York strip or “The Burger.” Seven Lamps also offers a selection of small plates perfect for appetizers or sharing. Finish with a decadent dessert or craft cocktail from the bar. It is open nightly. 

Where: 3400 Around Lenox Road, No. 217

South City Kitchen

Wow your coworkers with a delightful meal at South City Kitchen. (📷: Heidi Harris)

The modern bungalow vibe at South City Kitchen makes for a comfortable meal of the freshest ingredients. Fresh trout, New York steak, smoked lamb sausage and Georgia Peach salad are just a few of the dishes you can choose from. In addition, South City serves an impressive list of whiskeys and bourbons, beer, wine and craft cocktails. 

Where: 3350 Peachtree Road NE Suite 175 (Buckhead); 1144 Crescent Ave. NE (Midtown)

Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante offers classic Italian dishes. Choose from a meat and cheese board or meatballs for starters and an array of house-made pastas, seafood and meat dishes with Italian flare. There is a full bar with signature cocktails, wine and beer. It is open daily except Sunday. 

Where: 3167 Peachtree Road NE, Suite S

Storico Vino – Buckhead Village

Visit Storico Vino in Buckhead for Italian wine and small plates. (📷: Jamestown)

Storico Vino, the sister to Storico Fresco, is an Italian wine bar in Buckhead Village. Vino offers the same house-made pastas and delicious quality meals but skewed a bit more toward small plates. Dine in the quaint restaurant, on the patio or at the full-service bar. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

Where: 3065 Peachtree Road NE, Suite B210

Superica Buckhead

Superica boasts the best tacos and a cozy ambiance.

Visit Superica for “Tacos so good they should be illegal.” This Tex-Mex restaurant is a comfortable and colorful blend with nods to vintage Mexico. Order from a variety of Tex-Mex inspired meals and don’t forget the tacos (yum). It is open for dinner daily. 

Where: 3850 Roswell Road

True Food Kitchen- Atlanta

Similar to an upscale dining hall, True Food Kitchen offers a vast array of healthy and tasty meals ranging from salads to pizzas, burgers and sandwiches to entrees like sea bass, lasagna and Korean grilled steak. Every dish utilizes the best ingredients and many are designed with dietary restrictions in mind. Open daily.

Where: 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 3058B

Valenza Italian

Valenza, which shares its name with a small town in Northern Italy, serves classic Italian dishes in its cozy space reminiscent of an Italian village cafe. Choose from entrees such as polla al mattone (pressed chicken) or linguine Nero (squid ink pasta). In addition, Valenza serves a wide array of wines, beer and cocktails. Open daily. 

Where: Suite 100, 1441 Dresden Drive NE

Yebo Beach Haus

The ultra-modern Yebo Beach Haus fuses South African flavors with New American cuisine. Diners can enjoy the white dining room accented with texture and pattern or chic patio for tasty dishes like chicken paillard, lamb chops or halibut accompanied by sides like curried cauliflower or three cheese orecchiette. It is open daily except Sunday with a dress code.

Where: 56 East Andrews Drive NW

Decatur

No. 246

While No. 246 may be an unusual name for a restaurant, the ambiance and menus are nothing short of delectable. Billing itself as “Cal-Ital,” 246 pays homage to Italian restaurants of the past. Dine on classics like shrimp scampi, chicken scallopini and a variety of pizzas and pastas. The restaurant offers playful desserts, classic cocktails and a carefully curated menu of wines. It is open for dinner daily except Tuesdays. 

Where: 129 E Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur

Downtown

Big Kahuna 

A “Pacific Coast” restaurant serving burgers, seafood, tacos and finger foods accompanied by a “Beach Bar,” Big Kahuna is located among many popular hotels in downtown Atlanta. Big Kahuna also offers catering, restaurant buy-outs and other large-party options for your group. Closed Sundays.

Where: 303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE

Catch 12

Located in Twelve Downtown, Catch 12 offers an elevated menu of steak, seafood and sushi in a modern, trendy atmosphere. Catch 12’s menus are anything but predictable with delicious small-plates, skewered meats, seafood, sushi, wood-grilled meats and incredible sauces. The full bar offers craft cocktails in addition to beer and wine. It is open seven days a week.

Where: 400 West Peachtree St.

The Cloakroom Kitchen & Bar

The Cloakroom Kitchen & Bar takes you back with its retro decor and vintage photos. The elevated bar menu offers craft cocktails and bar bites while the dinner menu features down-home favorites such as meatloaf, pork chops and ribs.  Events are no problem as The Cloakroom is connected to the American Hotel, which offers a variety of comfortable event spaces. It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Where: 160 Ted Turner Drive NW

Cuts Steakhouse

Steak isn’t the only great item on the menu at Cuts Steakhouse. Try the fried lobster tail or shrimp & grits. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

Cuts Steakhouse is an upscale Southern-style steak house set in the Downtown dining district near hotels and convention centers. This business-casual restaurant serves upscale cuts of beef, chicken, ribs and Southern classics — such as shrimp & grits and fried lobster tail. Cuts Steakhouse has meeting space perfect for corporate and organizational events. Open daily.

Where: 60 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE

Der Biergarten

Der Biergarten offers an extensive selection of authentic German beers and food in downtown Atlanta.

A beer garden in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Der Biergarten provides an extensive selection of authentic German beers and traditional German fare. The space provides a brick-walled outdoor patio strung with festive lights. Der Biergarten can host special events for groups of 25 and more. It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Where: 300 Marietta St. NW

Dos Bocas 

Cajun and Tex-Mex flavors are on the menu at Dos Bocas.

Dos Bocas is a melding of Cajun and Tex-Mex flavors in a warm, comfortable space. Order dishes such as chicken Zydeco, Cajun fried catfish or enchiladas de casa and wash them down with a margarita or beer. Dos Bocas can accommodate groups of up to 350 people and offers catering as well. It is open for dinner except Sunday and Monday.

Where: 275 Baker St. 

The Drafting Table Cocktails & Kitchen (Hotel Indigo)

The Drafting Table Cocktails & Kitchen is located inside Hotel Indigo in downtown Atlanta and adjoins AmericasMart, making it a convenient spot to dine during conventions and markets. The restaurant offers breakfast with a variety of egg dishes (and pancakes) then continues through dinner with a dishes including steak, fish and pasta. The Drafting Table has a stunning bar, which offers a nice selection of wines, beer and craft cocktails. It is open daily for dinner.

Where: 230 Peachtree St. NW

Game-X 

Game-X is a two-story bar and arcade combo featuring the latest in high tech games mixed with retro favorites. There are two full bars plus nostalgic food and comfortable lounge seating for watching games. It is a great spot for birthday parties, corporate team building events or unique mixers and is currently available only for private events. Visit the website for details.

Where: 275 Baker St.

Glenn’s Kitchen 

Glenn’s Kitchen is located in the historic boutique hotel, The Glenn, in downtown Atlanta. The comfortable space offers Southern-inspired American comfort food such as fried Georgia chicken, shrimp & grits, pimento cheese and more. The Glenn has more than 2,000 square feet of event space available. It is open for dinner except Sunday and Monday.

Where: 110 Marietta St. NW

Gus’s World Famous Chicken

Try the hot and spicy fried chicken at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is known for its hot and spicy fried chicken. Gus’s serves fresh, never-frozen chicken accompanied by Southern comfort favorites like mac & cheese, fried okra, potato salad and fried green tomatoes. It is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Where: The Mall at 231 West Peachtree St. NW, Suite A-05

Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta

Hard Rock Cafe is conveniently located near Atlanta’s major hotels and attractions. (📷: Silei Li)

Just minutes from major hotels, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena, Georgia World Congress Center and The Mart, Hard Rock Cafe offers its usual rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere, rock music and a little Southern hospitality. On the menu are house-made entrees with local flair including burgers, salads, desserts and signature cocktails. It is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Where: 215 Peachtree St. NE

Hsu’s Atlanta

In business since 1989, Hsu’s, billing itself as “Gourmet Chinese,” serves Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine, including a wide variety of traditional dishes using fresh vegetables, meats and seafood. Hsu’s can handle groups as large as 60. It is open daily for dinner.

Where: 192 Peachtree Center Ave. NE

The Hub at Peachtree Center

Visit The Hub at Peachtree Center for a variety of food selections and necessities.

The Hub is a one-stop shopping and dining spot in downtown Atlanta making it a convenient stop for picking up necessities, clothing and gifts or getting services such as manicures or haircuts. The Hub at Peachtree Center also offers a variety of dining options from chains to finer cuisine. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.

Where: Peachtree Center, 225 Peachtree St.

Margaritaville Atlanta

It’s 5 o’clock in Atlanta with this new Margaritaville location.

Margaritaville has just opened its newest location at the Wyndham at Atlanta’s Centennial Park. In the heart of Downtown, this tropical-themed restaurant offers Southern- and Caribbean-inspired food and plenty of margaritas accompanied by tropical beach-inspired decor. Margaritaville has two uniquely designed bars to host groups for parties or team-building. It is open for dinner seven days a week.

Where: 155 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria 

Max’s offers authentic New York-style pizzas and a few pastas, salads and sandwiches. At Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, it’s all about the pie. Max’s boasts perfectly made dough, secret recipe sauce, fresh veggies and classic meats. For groups, Max’s offers pizza-making classes and restaurant buy-out options, making this a unique spot for team building or corporate parties. It is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Where: 300 Marietta St. NW

Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery 

Stop into Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, the oldest brewpub in Georgia, conveniently located in downtown Atlanta, mere steps from major attractions and hotels. Imbibe on a variety of freshly brewed beers while enjoying wood-fired pizzas, steaks, chops, seafood and more. Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery has the capacity to host up to 700 people for corporate or social events. Open daily for dinner.

Where: 320 Peachtree St. NE

Metro Diner & Bar

Located in the heart of the Downtown hotel district, Metro Diner & Bar is a  great place to grab breakfast on the way to or dinner after a day at Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart. Enjoy traditional diner ambiance on the second floor and a karaoke bar on the first. A dance floor with a DJ is open nightly. It is open daily; closes at 3 a.m. and opens again at 6 a.m.

Where: 229 Peachtree St. NE, B17

Mellow Mushroom 

Looking for a great pizza downtown? Checkout the Mellow Mushroom for stone-baked pizzas made from classic Mellow dough and Appalachian spring water. It’s a favorite with locals, college students and visitors alike. Pick up a pie to take to your hotel or stop in for a pint of beer while watching the game. It is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Where: 400 West Peachtree St. NW, Suite No. 1 (Downtown)

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse is known throughout the country for topnotch steaks, scrumptious seafood and cocktails in an upscale, elegant environment. The perfect spot to celebrate a milestone or close a big deal, Morton’s The Steakhouse is located close to top attractions and accommodations and offers private dining for groups of 10 to 100. Visit the website for the dress code. Open nightly for dinner.

Where: 303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE

Pacific Rim Bistro

Enjoy fresh sushi and pan-Asian cuisine with a fine selection of wine and cocktails in the chic, modern Pacific Rim Bistro. The Bistro is located Downtown with a patio for outdoor dining along with great bar specials. It is open nightly for dinner, except Sundays.

Where: 303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE

Ray’s in the City 

This upscale dinner restaurant offers fresh (flown in daily) seafood, prime hand-cut steaks and a selection of fine wines. The decor at Ray’s in the City is classic and chic and is coupled with topnotch service and the option to host special, private events for as few as 10 and as many as a full-restaurant buy-out. Ray’s is located in AmericasMart Atlanta. It is open daily, hours vary.

Where: 240 Peachtree St.

SkyLounge (The Glenn Hotel)

Perched atop the historic Glenn Hotel, SkyLounge is one of the most unique spots to enjoy cocktails Downtown. With stunning views of the cityscape, the SkyLounge offers all-weather seating. The SkyLounge serves a handful of small plates to accompany craft cocktails. If you’re looking for a full meal, head down to Glenn’s Kitchen. Open Thursday through Saturday nights.

Where: 110 Marietta St. NW

STATS Brewpub

STATS Brewpub is great for watching the game and it hosts private events in several party rooms, including the rooftop patio.

This rustic sports bar is a great place to watch the big game or take a load off after a long day. STATS Brewpub offers upscale bar food, beer, cocktails and more in a cozy, urban space. If you’re looking for a unique venue to host a party or event, Stats can accommodate groups of 25 or more in a variety of spaces. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Where: 300 Marietta St. NW

The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View

You can’t beat the impressive views from the Sun Dial Restaurant.

Located on the uppermost floors of the Westin Peachtree Plaza, not only does the Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View offer stunning views of the Atlanta skyline but also farm-to-table dining with dishes such as fried agreen tomato and lobster salad, BBQ pork tomahawk and Colorado rack of lamb. It is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and there is a dress code.  

Where: The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St. NW

Sway Restaurant & Twenty-Two Storys (Hyatt Regency Hotel) 

Sway is an iconic restaurant in downtown Atlanta serving Southern-influenced food by award-winning chef Thomas McKeown. McKeown utilizes the freshest ingredients from more than 70 local growers and purveyors to provide the freshest breakfasts and lunches. For dinner, head to Twenty-Two Storys for gastro-pub dining, craft cocktails and local draft beers. Twenty-Two Storys is open daily.

Where: 265 Peachtree St.

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint

Enjoy Southern soul food from Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint.

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is steeped in the rich history of the South. Juke joints began as spaces for Black Americans to escape the pressures of society in Black-owned nightclubs offering topnotch dining and entertainment. Sweet Georgia’s carries on that tradition for all visitors with a menu steeped in Southern soul. Classics like chicken and waffles, shrimp & grits, and peach cobbler grace the menu alongside fine wines and moonshine cocktails. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Where: 200 Peachtree St., L05

Trader Vic’s (Hilton Atlanta Hotel)

Trader Vic’s restaurants are a throwback to retro tiki bars. The restaurant serves an ever-evolving fusion menu inspired by the flavors of the far East, Mediterranean and Middle East. Trader Vic’s is known for its unique cocktail menu including the original mai tai and other tropical concoctions worthy of an Instagram post or two. Trader Vic’s offers a variety of unique private dining options for groups up to 100. It is closed Sundays and Mondays.

Where: 255 Courtland St. NE

Ted’s Montana Grill

Look for the buffalo on the corner and you’re at Ted’s Montana Grill. An upscale chain with a Downtown location, Ted’s offers choice bison cuts along with beef, burgers, chicken and all the accompaniments. Ted’s also has a nice selection of wine, beer and cocktails. It is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Where: 133 Luckie St. (Downtown)

Thrive

The menu at Thrive is bursting with mouthwatering dishes. Choices range from sushi to fresh fish, chicken, steaks and salads to a nice variety of beer, wine and craft-cocktails. Thrive offers private dining options and fun monthly events. It is closed Sundays.

Where: 101 Marietta St. NW (Centennial Tower)

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina

Tin Lizzy’s is a casual cantina with offerings for any craving.

Tin Lizzy’s bills its food as “Flex Mex,” as the restaurant melds a variety of cuisines and flavors together. We’re talking tacos filled with Korean BBQ or Southern fried chicken and accompanied by fresh sides, beers, margaritas, hard seltzers and more. This is all served in a casual and comfortable cantina where you often can hear live music and relax after a long day. It is open daily.

Where: 26 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE

Wahlburgers

Conveniently located near AmericasMart, major hotels and attractions the Wahlburgers chain offers burgers, salads, sandwiches and a fun variety of sides. In addition you can grab a tasty shake or float in addition to beer and wine. It’s a great place to pop in for a quick meal with the kids. It is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Where: 218 Peachtree St.

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

Find the grown-up version of all your favorite childhood dishes at White Oak.

This restaurant rooted in Southern hospitality and cuisine pays homage to classics like mac & cheese, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken and Kentucky butter cake. The bar, an integral part of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, features wine, bourbon and whiskey. The dining rooms are comfortable for family dining or for groups of up to 500.

 Where: 270 Peachtree St. NW

Eastside

BeetleCat

BeetleCat is the place to enjoy all things seafood. (📷: Giant Noise)

Dinner is served daily from this “Oyster-ette.” At BeetleCat the sea is calling — enjoy fish & chips, a lobster roll with butter and aioli, a half dozen baked oysters and more. Come back over the weekend for doughnut brunch.  

Where: 299 North Highland Ave. NE

Superica Krog

Dinner is on the menu nightly at Superica, a Tex-Mex tradition. Here you’ll find street tacos, apps and all your favorite especialidades de la casa. 

Where: 99 Krog St. NE

Midtown

5Church Restaurant Midtown

If you’re looking for modern American food and entertainment, check out 5Church in Midtown Atlanta.

5Church is a modern American restaurant in Midtown Atlanta. Its two-story building offers dining on the ground level and before/after cocktails at the upstairs open air Virtue Lounge (which requires you stick to the dress code). Enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. The menu includes a variety of seafood dishes, chicken, lamb and steaks with a variety of toppings. It is open daily.

Where: 1197 Peachtree St, NE (Midtown) and 3379 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 125 (Buckhead). It is closed Sundays.

Allora

You’ll find authentic Italian dinners at Allora in Midtown. The inviting atmosphere beckons for a date night or meal out with friends. The dinner menu includes drool-worthy dishes like truffle mushroom risotto, three cheese macaroni, truffle Parmesan fries and charred broccolini, as well as a fully stocked bar.

Where: 361 17th St. NW

Bar Margot

Visit the swanky lounge, Bar Margot, for a unique meal and cocktails. Don’t forget dessert. (📷: Chris Watkins)

Currently serving lunch and dinner daily, Bar Margot is a swanky lounge located at Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. It offers an eclectic menu and small batch spirits. For dessert try favorites like peach crème brûlée and sticky toffee pudding. 

Where: 75 14th St. NE

Botica Atlanta

Bienvenidos a Botica, a restaurant serving Mexican food such as the fajita skillet, nachos Botica and several taco options in Midtown. For a drink, try the custom barrel by Maestro Double with Mexican Break Tequila, only available in house. It is made with a combination of special blends in a French oak barrel.

Where: 1820 Peachtree Road NW

Bulla Gastrobar

Bulla Gastrobar is an energetic tapas restaurant that celebrates communal dining and the sharing of small plates. It serves a variety of options like paella, grilled octopus, quesos and seasonal offerings alongside handcrafted cocktails and wine. Bulla offers lunch, dinner and brunch with happy hour specials. It is open daily. Please note, Bulla is a cashless restaurant. 

Where: 60 11th St. NE

Ecco Midtown

Much like its Buckhead counterpart, Ecco Midtown boasts European style and flavors. The diverse menu offers cured meats and cheeses, flatbreads, pasta, small plates and inspired entrees including market fish, butcher’s choice cut, pork chop, swordfish and other fare.  It is closed on Sundays.

Where: 40 Seventh St. NE

Lure

Aptly named, Lure, this restaurant offers contemporary seafood and a full bar to guests in Midtown.

Lure is a contemporary seafood-focused restaurant in Midtown. The stylish dining room evokes a comfortable bungalow vibe, perfect for a night out. Enjoy fresh seafood including oysters, trout, sea bass, salmon and tuna tartare, and choose from a menu of whiskey, Scotch and bourbon, and a full bar. It is closed on Sunday. 

Where: 1106 Crescent Ave. NE

O-Ku – Atlanta

Enjoy specialty rolls and sashimi at O-Ku. (📷: Sprout House Agency)

Executive chef Masatomo Hamaya serves up an innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi at O-Ku. The West Midtown restaurant offers rare and unique dining options along with specialty rolls and traditional sashimi, sourcing seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside local and seasonal ingredients. It is open nightly for dinner. Enjoy happy hour on Mondays and Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: 1085 Howell Mill Road NW, A3

Pasta da Pulcinella

Pasta da Pulcinella offers cozy Italian dining for a romantic date night, group outings and private events. House specialties include tagliatelle verdi alla bolognese, ravioli di funghi and lobster ravioli. Reservations are requested for large parties; and catering is available. It is open nightly for dinner except Mondays. 

Where: 1123 Peachtree Walk NE

Rumi’s Kitchen – Colony Square

If you’re looking for something a bit different, perhaps a visit to Rumi’s Kitchen is in order. Rumi’s is known for exemplary Persian cuisine and top Persian hospitality. The restaurant in Colony Square has an expansive patio and gorgeous dining room where you can dine on specialties such as falafel, hummus and kabobs. Rumi’s has a large selection of wine and signature cocktails. It is open daily. 

Where: Colony Square, 1175 Peachtree St. NE

STK – Atlanta

STK is conveniently located on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta.

STK Steakhouse is a modern restaurant offering steaks including Wagyu and a 34-ounce tomahawk rib-eye in addition to surf and turf options and classic steak house accompaniments. Also on the menu are salmon, chicken, sea bass, lobster and other options. STK offers a full bar and is open late every night making it a great option for after a show. 

Where: 1075 Peachtree St. NE

Virginia-Highland

La Tavola Trattoria

Enjoy a delicious pasta at La Tavola Trattoria. (📷: Grey Fox PR)

At La Tavola Trattoria, classic Italian “rustic comfort food” is served on the brick-walled patio and within the trattoria-inspired interior featuring exposed brick, dark wood floors and rustic colors. La Tavola is comfortable as are the dishes that grace the menu where you will find seasonal fish, pork, chicken and veal in addition to pastas and risottos. It is open daily.  

Where: 992 Virginia Ave. NE

Murphy’s

This cozy restaurant has a garden patio for dining and offers famous brunches, weekday lunches and dinners. The contemporary menu features American comfort foods utilizing farm-to-table products. Choose from shrimp, salmon, roasted chicken, steak burgers and more. In addition, Murphy’s houses a delicious bakery and wine shop. It is open for dinner daily. 

Where: 997 Virginia Ave. NE

The Original El Taco

Order tacos and tequila at The Original El Taco.

This lively spot offers tacos of virtually every kind. El Taco serves a wide variety of tasty and eye-catching Tex-Mex meals including chicken tinja, fajitas, enchiladas, nachos, Mexican pizza and family-style meals. The bar offers a variety of margaritas, beers and an extensive selection of tequila. It is open every day.

Where: 1186 North Highland Ave. NE

Westside

Bold Monk Brewing

Bold Monk Brewing is a local brewery and restaurant offering a variety of micro brews and upscale bar foods. The outdoor patio is reminiscent of a German beer garden. Choose from dishes such as a lamb burger, a double cut pork chop or a variety of mussels dishes. Event and meeting spaces are available. It is open daily for lunch and dinner. 

Where: 1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Suite D-1

Marcel

Marcel is a first-rate steak house and bar by local chef Ford Fry. The broody dining room is a throwback to a bygone era, and the food is modern and delicious. Known for its cocktails and its food, Marcel is a restaurant people return to. In addition to the requisite steaks, find seasonal offerings such as veal, chicken, seafood and an old—school beef Wellington. It is open daily.

Where: 1170 Howell Mill Road

Park Bar 

Boasting great food, fine bourbon and craft beer, Park Bar offers a variety of bar foods like burgers, steaks and salads accompanied by extensive bourbon and beer lists. The rustic, brick-walled space offers a burger or wings of the month and is just minutes from Mercedes-Benz Stadium making it a great pre- or post-game stop. It is open daily.

Where: 150 Walton St.

The Optimist

Another unique offering from local chef Ford Fry, The Optimist brings the seashore to Atlanta in the form of The Optimist, a “seaside fish camp experience” set in an old ham aging house. Find fresh oysters from Alabama, scallops from Maine and other sustainable seafood from the country’s top purveyors. Here you can dine on lobster rolls, hush puppies and other coastal favorites accompanied by cold beer, wine and handcrafted cocktails. It is open daily. 

Where: 914 Howell Mill Road

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Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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