Located on the banks of Chattahoochee River, Canoe's historic setting makes it the perfect bucolic spot to bring in any momentous occasion. Offering a scrumptious New American fare, the restaurant takes pride in its farm-to-table concept. Blending flavorful culinary offerings with idyllic natural sights, Canoe has won countless accolades for its unmatched dining experience. Seafood selections highlight the contemporary American menu, while Southern specialties are offered on both the dinner and dessert menus. Locals vie for a table here, often making reservations months in advance. However, given the superior dining experience that awaits patrons, the wait for Canoe is worth it.
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.
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.
Heirloom MArket BBQ is a legendary venue that celebrates South-style culinary traditions. Serving barbecued pieces of succulent meat bursting with the spicy flavor of the South, this BBQ place is a hot favorite with locals who throng each day. The secret of the food lies in its simplicity. The entire menu consists of barbecue specials, certainly a treat for meat lovers.
Located on Memorial Drive, The Little Tart is a charming bakery with lots to offer. Cookies, galettes, quiches, and tarts will be found on the menu, along with many other confections that blend the fine arts of Southern cooking and French pâtisserie. This Grant Park joint offers some of the best ham n' cheese croissants in the city; the creme fraiche quiches come highly recommended.
If you love music and food, you will be hard pressed to find a better hangout than Venkman's. The restaurant serves flavorsome American meals and hosts myriad live musical performances in an eclectic ambiance. Celebrated solo artists and bands add to the starry line up throughout the year. As for food, you can choose from an array of light bites, salads, sandwiches, burgers and other mains. Along with these delicious preparations, they also serve craft cocktails and beers. Hosting weekly themed nights, Venkman's is a staple of the neighborhood for all the right reasons.
Opened in 1996, Reuben’s Deli has evolved into a lunch-time staple for locals in Atlanta as well as those visiting the city, making the delicatessen one of the best in America. They pride themselves on freshness, be it in the quality of bread or choice of ingredients. The meats are sourced from one of the leading brands in town making the soups, sides or salads here absolute beauties. Their made-to-order sandwiches are unrivaled, and couple with a good health quotient and value for money. Whether you're up for a classic Turkey and Cole Slaw or an inventive Salami, Capicola, Prosciutto and Cheese combination, they have something for everyone.
If you're in the vicinity of Downtown Atlanta and quite literally want a taste of something different, Jamrock, with its vast array of Jamaican delicacies, would be a great choice. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant introduces you to many culinary delights from the Caribbean island nation. Sandwiches like the Jamrock BLT are perfect should you be in a hurry; if a leisurely meal is what you seek, few things could be better with entrées like curry goat, jerk chicken and butter shrimp. The 'Mad Gal' smoothies are great accompaniments to the meal.
Since its inception, The Food Shoppe has been the favored cajun restaurant amongst locals and tourists alike. This cozy, self-service restaurant boasts a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which makes dinning here seem relaxed and enjoyable. Featured here are a variety of sandwiches, pizzas and grilled meat, rich in cajun essence. Make your way to the counter, choose from a host of delectable dishes and prepare to be blown away by the flavor as you dig into your meal.
Located a short distance from major city attractions, this downtown public house is popular among locals and tourists alike. Select from an impressive list of beer and spirits that match unrivaled pub grub. Executive chef Jordan Wakefield’s Southern upbringing reflects in the food menu that includes sweet potato pancakes and shepherd's pie. With entertaining live music on Saturdays, Meehan's is a great place to make a pit stop during your sightseeing excursions.
Food plays an essential role in our lives. Alma Cocina which means soul kitchen, takes you through a culinary journey of Latin America. Introducing contemporary Mexican cuisine with a fresh spin that blends all the other flavors of South America, the menu created by chef Chad Clevenger is delightfully refreshing. From street fare to fine dining, Alma Cocina will wow even the most discerning diners. Complement your meals with their unique tequila and cocktail lists. Visit this warm and vibrant eatery in downtown for a great Mexican fiesta.
Delicious preparations made from bounties from the sea are available at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks- (CNN Center). Locates within the CNN Center, this restaurant is known to serve the best cuts of meat as well as the freshest seafood you can get. The service is always great and the staff is polite. Some of the dishes you must try here are the Clam Chowder, the Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, and the Beef Medallions Bordelaise.