Marcus Bar & Grille

Where to Eat on Sunday or Monday in Downtown Atlanta

Come early or extend your stay in Atland and find some delicious food options in the heart of it all. Whether it is Sunday or Monday, Atlanta has some great options for lunch and dinner in Downtown.

Open Sunday and Monday

AG Modern Bar and Steakhouse

The menu at AG, inside the Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, focuses on simple flavors, regional growers and seasonal ingredients. Chef creations feature fresh, Southern-inspired fare. Choices include grilled steaks, seafood and signature drinks

Where: 181 Peachtree St. NE

Alma Cocina

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Go south of the border without ever leaving Atlanta when you dine at Alma Cocina. (Photo courtesy Alma Cocina)

Dine on contemporary Mexican cuisine at Alma Cocina.

Where: 191 Peachtree St. NE

Amalfi Pizza

Yes, you can get pizza. Or you might start with an appetizer, add a salad and move on to pasta choices, which include sun dried tomato shrimp Alfredo, lobster aragosta ravioli and Nonna’s spaghetti and meatballs. End, perhaps, with a spumoni gelato chocolate bomb.

Where: 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE


Enjoy fine-dining Italian in a stylish atmosphere in the heart of Downtown’s Hotel District. Open every day for dinner from 4 p.m to 10 p.m., Atalian promises traditional Italian dishes and a great wine selection.

Where: 60 Andrew Young International Blvd NE, Suite B 

By George

The contemporary American menu at By George offers George’s buttermilk house-made corn bread muffins, steamed mussels (to start) and Atlantic sea scallops and grilled lamb chops (for mains) plus sides that include charred baby carrots and sweet corn.

Where: 127 Peachtree St. NE

Cuts Steakhouse

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Find Cuts Steakhouse on Andrew Young International Boulevard.

Try the goat cheese risotto fritters to begin your meal or maybe the fried green tomatoes. Have a burrata caprice salad. Move onto braised lamb shank, a signature steak or a Cuts steak burger.

Where: 60 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE

Dos Bocas

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Sign me up for a spicy meal. (Photo courtesy of Dos Bocas)

This is your headquarters for Tex-Mex and Cajun eats.

Where: 275 Baker St. NW

The Drafting Table Cocktails & Kitchen

Located inside of the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown, The Drafting Table Cocktails & Kitchen is connected to the AmericasMart convention center, You can get small plates (lemon pepper wings); salads; pasta; and entrees that include a char-grilled New York strip and an Indigo burger.

Where: 230 Peachtree St. NW

Glenn’s Kitchen

Grab a starter (kale Caesar), try a sandwich (pastrami Reuben); or go for an entree (heritage pork chop). It’s American comfort food with Southern flair, say the folks at Glenn’s.

Where: 110 Marietta St. NW

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 or recharge catching 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

Hsu’s Gourmet

Bring on the gourmet Chinese food. Hsus offers both Szechuan and Cantonese.

Where: 192 Peachtree Center Ave. NE

Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery

The oldest brewpub in Georgia, Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery features beer mac & cheese as a starter. You can choose from a variety of beef, seafood and fish dishes. Plates include Southern fried chicken, fish & chips, and a Gulf grilled grouper sandwich.

Where: 320 Peachtree St. NE

McCormick & Schmick

Select fresh seafood and shellfish, aged steaks and/or a garden fresh salad. The McCormick & Schmick menu reflects seafood from the Pacific Rim, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The chef also sources products from local ranches, farms and wineries. 

Where: 190 Marietta St. NW

New South Kitchen

Located at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, New South Kitchen offers comfort food for breakfast and dinner every day. Enjoy the interactive breakfast buffet stations, like build-your-own shrimp and grits, peach cobbler French toast and modern takes on home-cooking favorites including sweet tea fried chicken and smothered pork chops.

Where: 100 CNN Center

Park Bar

Come for the food and stay for the vibes at Park Bar.

Enjoy a dive-bar vibe with some pub fare at Park Bar, just across the street from Centennial Olympic Park. Open for lunch and dinner on Sunday and Monday, don’t miss out on the wings, the mozzarella cheese sticks and a double cocktail served in a branded plastic cup that you will certainly want to take home as a souvenir.

Where: 150 Walton St NW

Ray’s in the City

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

Located steps from AmericasMart, Ray’s is a sound choice for a meal Downtown. 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.

Stats Brewpub

Billing itself as “Atlanta’s Ultimate Sports Bar,” Stats Brewpub starts off with the Everything Pretzel (queso and Brewpub mustard) and Kung Fu ribs. Among the entrees is a short rib pot roast. Sandwiches range from the BBQ brisket burger to fish and chips.

Where: 300 Marietta St. NW

Top Draft

This sophisticated sports bar offers a dining experience with views of Centennial Olympic Park from an expansive terrace. Choose from an extensive list of beers and wines on tap and top-shelf cocktails. The menu features elevated bar fare like house-made pork rinds, steak chili and butter-poached lobster fries. 

Where: 100 CNN Center

TydeTyde Kitchen

Located in the heart of the reinvented South Downtown, TydeTate Kitchen is a local comfort Thai restaurant by brother-sister duo Sai Untachantr and Bank Bhamaraniyama. Open for lunch and dinner, this is a delicious stop to enjoy dishes centered around homestyle comfort Thai dishes, inspired by family recipes.

Where: 229 Mitchell St. SW

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

Try the Butcher Board at White Oak. (Photo Courtesy of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails)

Fried green tomatoes, golden beet salad — and that’s only the beginning. There’s halibut, rabbit and lamb with sides including pimento cheese grits and braised collard greens.

Where: 270 Peachtree St. NW

Wild Leap Atlanta

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Cold drinks are served and food trucks are popping up at Wild Leap. (Photo courtesy of Wild Leap Atlanta)

Head over to this fabulous brewery just steps from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, enjoy a cold one, and dive into a variety of flavors at the rotating food trucks. It’s definitely a vibe. Check out their social media platforms to see what food truck will be making an appearance on the day you want to go, or just show up and be surprised.

Where: 125 Ted Turner Dr SW

Open Sunday

Marcus Bar & Grille

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson owns acclaimed restaurants around the world, including Marcus Bar & Grille in Atlanta. (Photo courtesy Marcus Samuelsson)

Marcus Bar & Grille serves elevated comfort classics and ambitious signature dishes. Taking cues from the history of Atlanta and the Old Fourth Ward, the space is built to celebrate community and music.

Where: 525 Edgewood Ave. SE

Morton’s The Steakhouse

No surprise, there are lots of steak offerings. You also can get crab cakes, chicken selections and lobster dishes. Don’t forget the thick-cut onion rings, matchbook Parmesan and truffle fries or sour cream mashed potatoes.

Where: 303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Can’t go wrong with a Surf ‘n Turf at Ruth Chris Steak House. (Photo courtesy of Ruth Chris)

Choose from a variety of steaks plus seafood, chicken and even a vegetarian plate. Sides include lobster mac & cheese, French fried onion rings and sweet potato casserole.

Where: 267 Marietta St. NW


Sandwiches are on a different level at Staplehouse.

Experience sandwiches on a different level created by award-winning Chef Ryan Smith. Order at the counter, walk through the kitchen and end up on a relaxing patio where you can enjoy your meal al fresco. Refreshing wine and cocktail options are available.

Where: 541 Edgewood Ave SE

Open Monday

Corner Bakery

For breakfast or dinner on Mondays, Corner Bakery is a quick, casual and delicious option with healthy options, delightful sweets, and good coffee.

Where: 270 West Peachtree St. NW

Municipal Market

The Municipal Market is a must-visit in Atlanta.

Located steps from Martin Luther King Jr. National Historial Park, Municipal Market in Sweet Auburn, also known as The Curb Market, offers a variety of food from local vendors. Opened on Sundays until 4 p.m., find here great lunch options to please all palates.

Where: 209 Edgewood Ave SE

Adventure out and explore Atlanta’s unique neighborhoods and fabulous restaurants. Here are some fantastic options open on Sundays and Mondays around Atlanta.

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.

Journalist Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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