Attendee Guide to the Best Places to Eat near AmericasMart Atlanta
If you find yourself in downtown Atlanta — whether it’s for business or pleasure — then you’re in luck when lunch time rolls around. (And dinner; and don’t you dare skip breakfast in ATL.) Here is our guide to recommended restaurants near AmericasMart Atlanta (and throughout the city).
Walking Distance from AmericasMart
The Hub at Peachtree Center
The Hub at Peachtree Center, located directly across Peachtree Street from AmericasMart, is home to a convenient food court with dining options ranging from from Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken to Aviva by Kameel, Chick-fil-A, Willy’s Mexicana Grill and many others.
AG Modern Bar and Steakhouse
Southern hospitality is the name of the game at AG Modern Bar and Steakhouse, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and bringing creativity to its cocktail offerings. It’s located on the second level of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown).
Where: 181 Peachtree St.
Before diving into either a small plate or a main plate at Alma Cocina, consider starting with guacamole or salsa — or share the combo of three guacamoles and three salsas. Among the small plate choices are shellfish ceviche, roasted Shishito peppers and fried Chihuahua cheese. Main plate offerings include roasted chicken mole and swordfish Milanese. For taco lovers, choose from signature tacos or street tacos. And consider a dish, such as sweet fried plantains, for the table.
Where: 191 Peachtree St. NE
A taste of Naples right here in ATL? It’s true. At Amalfi Pizza, you can get Neapolitan-style pizzas as well as authentic appetizers, salads, pasta dishes and desserts.
Where: 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE
Aviva by Kameel
One of the highlights of Peachtree Center, Aviva by Kameel serves delicious shawarma, falafel, hummus and more. Chances are you’ll be greeted by Kameel himself while you order.
Where: The Mall at Peachtree Center, 225 Peachtree St.
We can’t blame you if you have trouble deciding what to eat at Big Kahuna. Choices include finger foods (fried pickles), dips (chips and salsa), seafood (snow crab legs), tacos (Korean chicken), salads (super kale mix), fajitas (garlic and lime shrimp), wings and fries (traditional or boneless) and Cali-Mex (BBQ quesadilla).
Where: 303 Peachtree Center Ave.
Hard Rock Cafe
Offering fresh, house-made salads, burgers and desserts with “Southern flair,” Hard Rock Cafe is a great option for lunch or dinner.
Where: 215 Peachtree St. NE
Hsu’s Gourmet Chinese Restaurant
Since 1989, Hsu’s Gourmet Chinese Restaurant has been a staple for Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine, so don’t miss your chance to visit while you’re in the city.
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 promises a fresh and natural wood-fired menu and cozy atmosphere, making it a great lunch and dinner option.
Where: 320 Peachtree St. NE
McCormick & Schmick’s
If you don’t associate Atlanta with great seafood, oysters, steaks and drinks, you will after an evening at McCormick & Schmick’s.
Where: 190 Marietta St. NW
Meehan’s Public House
Meehan’s Public House is a strong choice for fish and chips, buffalo wings and wraps. Don’t forget to have some fried pickles and ranch with your drinks.
Where: 200 Peachtree St.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
At Morton’s The Steakhouse, you could start with Maine lobster ravioli or bacon-wrapped sea scallops before moving on to lobster bisque or the seasonal burrata salad. Yet another option is the raw bar. When you make it to entrees, you’ll find a wide variety of steaks and chops and several choices of accompanying sauces. To further complicate your decision, there are the chef’s selections and sides that include asparagus, sour cream mashed potatoes and thick cut onion rings.
Where: 303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE
Pacific Rim Bistro
Pacific Rim Bistro’s extensive appetizer selection starts with edamame, ends with Japanese pork ribs and in between features a Vietnamese spring roll and spicy sashimi. Classic rolls take up a significant portion of the menu with such offerings as California roll, Philadelphia roll, Alaska roll and cucumber roll. Still hungry? Chef’s choices feature a sushi dinner, a sashimi dinner, a salmon lover dinner and a tuna lover dinner. Among the kitchen entrees, find pad Thai noodles, Thai basil noodles and grilled Bangkok chicken.
Where: 303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE
Ray’s in the City
Can you say, “Fresh seafood flown in daily?” The folks at Ray’s sure do. If you’re more of a landlubber, then you’re in luck because Ray’s serves hand-cut steaks in its casually elegant dining room.
Where: 240 Peachtree St.
Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
Yes, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is a restaurant with classic Southern dishes, and, yes, it really is a juke joint where you can dance if the spirit moves you. Sweet Georgia describes the restaurant as unmatched entertainment sure to feed the soul. So, what’s to eat? You can’t go wrong with Juke Joint fried chicken or Juke Joint pulled pork. Add collard greens or Parmesan cheese grits. And you may just feel like hitting the dance floor.
Where: 200 Peachtree St.
Ted’s Montana Grill
At Atlanta favorite, Ted’s Montana Grill, get delicious burgers, salads and steaks at a restaurant with a sustainability mission at its core. Ask for cookies with your coffee.
Where: 133 Luckie St.
Expect the unexpected at this unique taqueria. If you’re in the mood for creative taco options like grilled mahi-mahi, buttermilk fried chicken or Korean barbecue, then be sure to stop by Tin Lizzy’s.
Where: 26 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
Lauded as a great business lunch option, you may want to visit White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails for dinner so you don’t miss out on the wine and cocktails.
Where: 270 Peachtree St. NW
A Few Blocks Away from AmericasMart
Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
At Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, you’ll find authentic New York-style pizza and lemon and herb chicken wings in a warm, inviting atmosphere.
Where: 300 Marietta St. NW
Thrive brings an upscale casual drink and lounge experience with the freshest sushi, seafood, steaks and sandwiches. (And sake.)
Where: 101 Marietta St.
Top Draft is a sophisticated sports bar located inside Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center with expansive views of Centennial Olympic Park, an extensive beer list and top-shelf cocktails. The menu includes nachos, tacos, wings and crab cake sliders.
Where: 100 CNN Center
Wyndham-Margaritaville Atlanta Centennial Park
Yes, you have a choice of Burgers in Paradise at Wyndham-Margaritaville Atlanta Centennial Park, but that’s not all. You may start your meal with volcano nachos or Caribbean chicken egg rolls. Or a Cobb salad might be more to your liking. For you main dish, choose from Louisiana Cajun shrimp and grits, Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya or crispy coconut shrimp. There are sandwiches and sides such as sweet potato waffle fries. Finally, of course, you can get key lime pie for dessert, or molten chocolate mud cake.
Where: 155 Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Restaurants with Patios and Outdoor Seating
Besides boasting a large outdoor patio, Der Biergarten pairs traditional German fare with an extensive list of beers.
Where: 300 Marietta St. NW
Atop the historic boutique Glenn Hotel, SkyLounge affords some of the best views of downtown Atlanta. Note: SkyLounge does not take reservations.
Where: 110 Marietta St. NW
Located in the historic Candler Building (now The Candler Hotel), By George serves simple but elevated cuisine spearheaded by James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson.
Where: 127 Peachtree St. NE
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Located in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel, Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers topnotch steak-house fare. The setting is perfect for business events or private parties.
Where: 267 Marietta St. NW
Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View
Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & view, located on the uppermost floors of the Westin Peachtree Plaza, is a must for your Instagram feed for its stellar view of the city. Reservations required.
Where: 210 Peachtree St. NW
Twenty-Two Storys Lobby Bar
Located in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Twenty-Two Storys boasts a beer-infused menu and lots of great beers on tap.
Where: 265 Peachtree St.
For all downtown restaurants, see our downtown dining guide.
Discover Atlanta’s Authentic Neighborhood Dining Scene
If you’re game for venturing further out to experience the rest of Atlanta’s vibrant neighborhoods, start with our neighborhood dining guide and you’ll come away with a memorable only-in-ATL dining experience.
- Downtown Atlanta: Restaurants in downtown Atlanta range from fast-casual spots to a more formal affair, with options at every price point.
- Midtown: After you catch a show, swing over for dinner or weekend brunch in Atlanta’s heart of the arts.
- Buckhead: Home of upscale eateries and new chef-driven concepts. Pairs well with a day of shopping.
- Buford Highway: Sample tastes from around the world in a unique multicultural stretch of restaurants and shops. You’ll find Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Bangladeshi dining and more.
- Inman Park: Mingle with locals for lively nightlife or brunch at a sidewalk cafe.
- Westside: History and heritage meet design district shopping and dining in chic, industrial spaces.
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