Located on the banks of Chattahoochee River, Canoe's beautiful historic setting makes it the perfect spot for any occasion. Dark wood and white tablecloths are featured in the dining room, which offers spectacular views of the river and the riverside gardens. Seafood selections highlight the contemporary American menu, and Southern specialties are offered on both the dinner and dessert menus. Selected as one of the country's best new restaurants by the James Beard Foundation, Canoe offers a romantic culinary treat for any occasion.
This happening Midtown joint really packs them in, and is quickly garnering a reputation as a can't-miss destination on the local dining scene. The best way to describe the food is creatively modern Southern, but that doesn't really do it justice. The kitchen turns out such remarkable signature dishes as seafood bisque with sherry and scallops over stone ground grits with garlic gravy. Make reservations early on theater nights, as space fills up quickly. South City Kitchen surely promises a different spin on Southern cuisine.
Jackets are required at this ultra-elegant spot in Buckhead. The lavish garden setting creates an unforgettable ambiance, one of many reasons La Grotta Ristorante Italiano has been named Atlanta's best Italian restaurant for many consecutive years. Pristine white tablecloths are set under fine china and crystal, an appropriate stage for the contemporary regional cuisine from all corners of Italy. Delicate pastas and an outstanding variety of veal preparations highlight a world-class menu, while an excellent wine list is also available.
Delicious barbecue and mesmerizing music have combined to make this Midtown spot a local legend. Patrons queue up for a dozen yards outside the door eager to sample their award-winning ribs, and it is well worth the wait. Opt for their ribs slab or pork sandwich with Brunswick stew and collard greens washed down with a chilled beer. Don't leave without a bottle of Fat Matt's secret sauce so you can try their pit-roasted wonders at home. Some of the best local blues bands perform here nightly for your dining enjoyment.
An evening at this trendy spot, Buckhead Diner, may reveal a celebrity or two, as well as some of Buckead's most dressed-up diners. Funky Art Deco decor spices up this glorified diner, with booths and sassy waitresses to match. The menu covers the basics, but pulls some creative twists. Try the famous homemade potato chips with Maytag bleu cheese dressing, or Atlanta's fanciest meatloaf, comprised of veal and wild mushrooms. A diner-style bar with swivel stools serves cocktails to Atlanta's chic and stylish as they endure the frequent wait for a table.
The inviting atmosphere of the rustic and old-fashioned Table and Main beckons one to go all out with the food. There is a Preservation Plate on the menu, with a serving of cured meats, cheese, pickled vegetables, Vidalia bacon jam, and thick country bread. For dinner, feast on grilled lamb chops, savor shrimp and grits, or indulge in country fried veal with pickled onions. End on a sweet note with the pie of the day. Complement your meal with a choice from the surprisingly healthy wine and beer list.
Specializing in Southern home-style cooking, Smokejack in downtown Alpharetta promises a great menu with fresh, non-processed foods and a fully-stocked bar. Inside, away from the bustling street, Smokejack promotes a relaxing vibe with quaint, Southern charm. Regional favorites adorn the menu, starting with fried pickles and blackened catfish taco appetizers. Smokejack's passion is barbecue, and the hearty aromas wafting around the room prove it. From the smoker, feast on pulled pork or chicken, pork spare ribs, or a Mojo Smoke Combo with several entree items. Each entree comes with two sides, and the favorite has to be the melt-in-your-mouth mac and cheese. Top it off with a beer from a local microbrewery, and lean back and catch the game on a big screen TV.
Citizen Soul is all about satisfying the diners heart with delicious and enticing fine American fare. It is a West Coast style tavern with a unique take on Californian cuisine, by blending in modern culinary techniques. Outdoor seating with a large patio and a fire pit heated for chilly evenings, welcome you. Trendy modern art paintings and décor complement the rustic look of the unfinished brick wall. Interiors are a mix and match of trendy and rustic components, making every little aspect from cutlery to decorative lights, easy to notice. The menu, on the other hand, is a fine creation of Californian cuisine using local and fresh ingredients. Citizen Soul has a seasonal menu to assure fresh products throughout the year. You can gulp down some local craft beers or choose from a list of fine wine, whiskey, rum, and vodka that also decorate the bar. The place has got everything right when it comes to bar bites and flavorful food to go with your drinks.
MADE Kitchen & Cocktails is a independent restaurant that is an impressive, both in terms of food and decor. Executive Chef Tim Agee aims at providing unique dining experience in a relaxed and friendly environment. The menu is jotted down to three dining experiences - RUSH (a tapas-inspired Spanish food), STAY (parilla grilled fish and meats dishes)and LINGER (create your own dish). The restaurant features wonderful patios over looking a road. The restaurant has been named as 'Best New Restaurants Atlanta 2015".