Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants in Atlanta
Published January 19, 2023
Last Updated February 3, 2023
Visitors to Atlanta have so many choices when it comes to places to eat, with candidates spanning every neighborhood and style of cuisine. But if you don’t post about it, did you really go? We’re sharing some of our favorite photogenic restaurants around the city.
Located inside the St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlas has been named a top restaurant by Open Table and Forbes Travel Guide. There are different experiences in the dining room and tavern, and both have high levels of service and quality. Dishes like the poached lobster and peppered venison are not only photogenic but also delicious. Pair with a glass of wine from the cellar, which earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.
Where to Snap: The teal interiors at this restaurant are highly photogenic, but they are not the only highlight. The dining room also contains pieces from The Lewis Collection, one of the largest private art collections in the world. It’s like eating in an art museum.
Bar Vegan is a go-to spot for both vegans and non-vegans looking for a vibe filled with music, good drinks and even better bites. Right in the heart of all the action inside Ponce City Market, this bar creates the perfect atmosphere for any photo.
Where to Snap: The big neon letters spelling Bar Vegan make the perfect background for your photo.
If you’re looking for the flavors of Louisiana without the travel time, Bon Ton in Midtown is the place to start. The menu has plenty of seafood offerings, including charbroiled oysters and po boys. Sip on one of the classic cocktails, namely the Sazerac, Hurricane and French 75, or a frozen Ward Six Cup, which comes with an umbrella in a color-changing cup.
Where to Snap: Instagrammers love colorful interiors, including the pink fur-lined booth and the dramatically lit bar. But the “Fancy Service” neon sign may just be the most photographed spot in the restaurant.
Bread and Butterfly
The flavors of France are on the menu at Bread and Butterfly, an Inman Park favorite for its outdoor patio. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, with dishes like poached eggs and pancakes. Later in the day, the burger and tomato soup are favorites.
Where to Snap: Your friends might think you’re in a French brasserie based on the photos of the green-tiled walls, blue and white cafe chairs and neon “Merci” sign. But don’t forget about the food, which is the most photogenic.
Inspired by the science-fiction film “Blade Runner,” Little Trouble is located underneath the shops at Westside Provisions District, down a neon-lit alley. This bar and restaurant is great for shared plates with friends, especially the veggie dumplings, bowls and skewers. Order a cocktail that incorporates ingredients like Japanese whiskey or sample the selection of sake in the dark interior.
Where to Snap: The alley with the blue and red geometric design is by far the most-snapped spot in the restaurant, and it is especially special with your silhouette in front of it.
Nine Mile Station
Set atop Ponce City Market’s roof, Nine Mile Station has one of the best views in town, overlooking the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The elevated beer garden is named for the streetcar station that once was located in front of the building. Make a reservation for dinner or brunch to enjoy seasonal dishes like beef short rib or pan-seared cod. Weekend brunch includes shrimp and grits and egg sandwiches.
Where to Snap: Where else — the open-air patio has panoramic views of the area that can’t be found anywhere else. Grab a seat outside near the fire pits and sip on one of the carefully selected draft beers or craft cocktails.
This 1970s-inspired cafe is located in a former train station in the trendy Reynoldstown neighborhood. Muchacho serves delicious breakfast tacos and avocado toast along with coffee drinks featuring beans from Proud Mary.
Where to Snap: The counter is frequently photographed for its throwback color scheme’s three stripes as are the orange espresso machine and vintage chairs.
The Garden Room
Immerse yourself in a garden bar experience at The Garden Room. This serene restaurant brings the outside inside with a plant-filled space under a glass roof. Whether you are there for brunch or just to grab a few drinks you’ll be sure to capture scroll-stopping images.
Where to Snap: The infamous white horse statue is a crowd-stopper for photos but you can’t go wrong snapping anywhere in the bar as it’s hard to escape the many floral backdrops.
The Select Restaurant + Bar
With inspiration from the Parisian restaurant, The Select is the perfect location to not only enjoy a good meal but snap a great photo to fit your Instagram aesthetic. From seasonal must-haves including picturesque holiday cocktails and bites to the beautiful floral arrangement over the bar area, there are endless options for your next photo ops.
Where to Snap: The bar area is a popular spot if you’re looking for a floral backdrop for your food and drink pictures and can also be the perfect place to snap a selfie.
This Midtown restaurant and lounge brings sophistication and elegance to your Instagram feed. From neon lights to stylish floral arrangements, this swanky restaurant is perfect for a night out filled with great music and a picture-perfect scene.
Where to Snap: Dress to impress so you can snap a photo in front of the floral wall. If that’s not your style there are two levels of space with plenty of photo backgrounds to choose from.
Take in rooftop views while enjoying delicious cocktails and bites at Spaceman ATL. This trendy location has Instagrammable decor both indoors and out ready to bring your creative vision to life. Trendy cocktails also make the perfect prop.
Where to Snap: Nothing beats a good photo out on the rooftop with the skyline as your backdrop. You get extra points if you can catch the view as the sun goes down.
For more places to eat (and maybe snap a photo) in Atlanta, check our dining guide.
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