Restaurants like City Winery have spacious interiors perfect for large group dining. (Photo by Heather Fulbright)

Great Restaurants for Large Groups in Atlanta

Atlanta is a great place to meet new friends and connect with old ones. What better way to hang with friends than at restaurants that cater to large groups? Party of five? No problem! How about 20? Ditto.

Here are some of the best Atlanta restaurants for parties of 20 or more. (Full restaurant list can be found here.)

5Church Midtown

5Church Midtown
5Church Midtown, located at Colony Square, has a private upstairs room and a fantastic patio. (Photo courtesy of 5Church Midtown)

Located at Colony Square in Midtown, 5Church can handle an intimate dinner party or a gala for 250. Known for its dishes such as crab stuffed lobster tails, lamb burgers and filet mignon, there’s something delicious for everyone. It is a large restaurant with an inviting bar, and for large groups there is a private room and bar upstairs. Did we mention that 5Church has one of the best patios in Midtown?

Where: 1197 Peachtree St. NE


A local favorite for business lunches and dinner parties, Bones Restaurant is located in Buckhead. The staff makes you feel at home right away. There are several private rooms as well as spaces that are perfect to seal the deal, toast a promotion or just get together with friends for some of the best steak in town.

Where: 3130 Piedmont Road NE

Der Biergarten

Der Biergarten
Der Biergarten is a wonderful Downtown restaurant perfect for raising a stein and having a party. (Photo courtesy of Der Biergarten)

Nestled between the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame and the Georgia Aquarium, Der Biergarten is an old-fashioned German beer garden, which means it’s the perfect place for large parties to sit back, munch on a pretzel and raise a stein. Der Biergarten features a white tablecloth dining room, an alley with Foosball and table shuffleboard, and an indoor/outdoor beer garden. 

Where: 300 Marietta St. NW

City Winery

City Winery
City Winery can accommodate large groups. The menu features choices from the land, from the sea and from plants. (Photo courtesy of City Winery)

City Winery is the perfect place to have a glass of wine, listen to live music and relax. It’s also a popular place for a party, whether it’s for nine or several hundred of your pals. The winery, Atlanta’s only fully functioning winery, can host parties throughout the venue depending on the number of guests. You can choose from the Den (50 seated) Barrel Room (160 seated), the Patio (120 seated), the Winery (50 seated); the Venue (350 seated) and the Nook (32 seated).

Where: 650 North Ave. NE

Estrella Rooftop

Estrella Rooftop
Drink in the view at Estrella Rooftop. (Photo courtesy of Estrella Rooftop)

Estrella Rooftop is located at Bazatti, a space that features another restaurant, Brasserie, and several shops with unique products. But what makes Estrella so fabulous is its second story patio with great views of the city. Located on the Eastside BeltLine, it’s the place to soak up the Latin vibe, sway to the  upbeat music, drink something refreshing from the gin & tonic cart, enjoy a menu that includes tempura oyster tacos, Yucatecan pork belly and squash tartare.

Where: 550 Somerset Terrace NE

Miller Union

Miller Union has a rustic but modern vibe, which is perfect for a gathering of friends for fun or work. The restaurant is heavy on Southern cooking with a wine list that focuses on producers with sustainable farming practices. When you walk in, the restaurant features a large bar and several tables, and there are a few rooms in the back for groups to enjoy the outstanding cuisine and each other’s company.

Where: 999 Brady Ave. NW

Neighbors Pub

Neighbors Pub couldn’t be better named. This Virginia Highland restaurant is perfect for neighbors, friends and soon-to-be-friends to sit outside on the patio and watch the world go by – while sipping beer and munching on nachos and wings. Get a group of friends and play Skee-ball, shuffleboard and darts, watch TV on 18 sets or play trivia on Tuesday. Or just relax on the people — and pet-friendly — patio that accommodates 250 people – or dogs.

Where: 752 North Highland Ave. NE

No Mas! Cantina

No Mas! Cantina
Find No Mas! Cantina in Castleberry Hill. (Photo courtesy of No Mas! Cantina)

Located in the Castleberry Hill area near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, No Más! Cantina is perfect for any type of get-together. The Mexican eatery features an artisan market and lots of rooms to enjoy great food. The restaurant can handle a crowd of up to 350 on a huge covered patio. No Mas! is an excellent choice for family gatherings, retirement parties, life celebrations, rehearsal dinners and corporate events.

Where: 180 Walker St. SW

The Optimist

The Optimist
There’s plenty of room for your group at The Optimist. (Photo courtesy The Optimist)

The Optimist is Ford Fry’s seaside fish camp that has garnered international acclaim. With fresh oysters from the Alabama coast and Maine sea scallops, the Optimist, located on the Westside, has much to offer. The Optimist has an open floor plan and private rooms. Or you and your party can eat on the picnic table outside.

Where: 914 Howell Mill Road

TWO Urban Licks

TWO Urban Licks
Enjoy the patio or a private room at TWO Urban Licks. (Photo courtesy of TWO Urban Licks)

TWO Urban Licks is located on the Atlanta BeltLine and offers an amazing view of the city. What a lot of people don’t know is that it has a private room – with a table-long water feature – where friends can have a great time in private. You can’t go wrong ordering the salmon chips or the oven roasted brie, bronzed scallops and pork shank. Don’t forget the popular craft cocktail, the Why Ask Rye.

Where: 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Looking for restaurants that can host even larger groups? Click here for a full list of the best Atlanta restaurants for parties of 20 or more. 

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications. 

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