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.
As the name implies, this is a typical Brazilian eatery popular for traditionally prepared meat offerings. Once you're here, you'll surely find your table laden with delicious cuts of beef, mutton, chicken and lamb served with fresh vegetables. The ambiance is upmarket and the service is friendly, though come here primarily for the food feast. Vegetarians might feel comfortable elsewhere.
For authentic Southern food with an authentic ambiance to match, Mary Mac's is the place to be. Stop by for everything tomato pie, beef turnovers and barbecued ribs to go with beer and cocktails. This bustling restaurant on Ponce de Leon has remained unchanged since 1945, and is as much a cultural experience as it is a culinary one. Regular favorites include the fried trout, baked or fried chicken, collard greens and sweet potato souffle. Catering and delivery services are available as well.
Cafe Sababa is the labor of love of Doni and Ann Tamli. For a flavor of the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, this is one of the best places to go in metro Atlanta. The vibrant restaurant with rotating artworks on its walls by local artists has a warm and inviting ambiance. The dishes are sublime and will make you want to come back for more. Catering to all palates, Cafe Sababa is an ideal place to dine with family and friends for a memorable dining experience.
The King of Pops raises the bar for the classic ice lolly. Inside the store, racks of popsicles in a spectrum of colors bewilders customers, but their courteous staff helps patrons choose their favorite fruit pop. All their desserts are organic and categorized according to the season. Hence, the Blueberry Cobbler and Cereal Milk taste best during summer, while their Apple Cider and Banana Cinnamon will make you long for ice pops even in the heart of winter. Other selections include Coconut Lemongrass, Grapefruit Hibiscus, Raspberry Lime and Cantaloupe Ginger. Perhaps, their poptail is the favorite selection, which infuses the pop with flavors of the client's choice of cocktail or champagne. The health-conscious can avail of nutritional information on certain pops. Other facilities include a gluten-free menu and catering services for functions, weddings and fundraisers.
A brilliant place where you can relish the genuine tastes of Ethiopian cuisine, Desta Ethiopia has carved a niche for itself in the food market. Even though it is not a huge restaurant, it offers a fine dining experience. They provide catering services for private events as well. The food platter includes vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian items along with sumptuous desserts. Try some of their flavorful dishes like Fish Tibs, Vegetarian Platter with Fish and more. Pair it with a soothing tea or any other beverage. Call ahead for details.
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.
A favorite hangout of the Georgia State University students, Rosa's Pizza has been dishing out yummy pizzas for more than two decades now. Lunch hours are packed, so its better to place your order on the go. The pies are pre-made to ease the rush but nevertheless they are delicious and very affordable. They also serve calzones, lasagnas and spaghetti's if pizza's not your thing. If you want to taste one of the best authentic New York style pizza's in downtown, then Rosa's is your best bet.
East Wave Fusion will take diners through a culinary journey which will not only give them a glimpse of Asian influences but also Latin American, Creole, Italian, West African, Spanish and French styles. Their menu crafted by Chef Jernard Wells is appealing and will make you want for more. The restaurant's futuristic decor adds to the trendiness of this place. Savor their dishes like Mama's Rolls, Asian Tacos, Banh Mi, Steamed Sliders, Blackened Tuna Roll, Bourbon Chicken and Crispy Honey Chicken. Complement your meal with a bubble tea or smoothie.
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.
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.
Located atop The Westin Peachtree Plaza, this rotating restaurant provides stunning views of the entire metro area, and a spectacular setting for a business lunch or special occasion. The creative American menu features artfully-prepared favorites, including many beef and poultry selections. A separate rotating bar is located directly below the restaurant for taking in the view without the steep dinner ticket. Live jazz plays in the lounge on weekend nights. Jacket and tie recommended for gentlemen.