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.
Visit Bistro Niko for authentic French cuisine in an elegant environment. Must-try menu items include the white bean soup, mussels, and croque monsieur. Located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, you can enjoy world-class cuisine with a great view of bustling Peachtree Road.
This exceptional seafood restaurant has garnered awards and recognitions over the years, rightly earning the favor of Atlanta's residents. Fisherman and cook, Adam Evans is the executive chef of The Optimist, where he promotes sustainable cooking. The menu features a bevy of seafood choices from Maine lobster, fresh caught octopus, halibut, shrimp, mahi mahi, as well as West and East coast oysters. The patio area is perfect for those warm Atlanta nights and makes for a memorable dining experience.
If you are passionate about steaks, look no further than this modern American steakhouse for an unforgettable meal. Nationally acclaimed chef Kevin Rathbun serves up immaculately prepared USDA Prime meats such as Dry Aged Cowboy Ribeye and filet mignon. You won't find steaks drowned in heavy sauces—the meat is the star of the show here. If steak isn't your thing, you'll find a wide variety of spectacular seafood, poultry and pork dishes. Updated versions of classic steakhouse sides like creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, braised greens and grilled mushrooms are a delicious accompaniment to all. Housed in a former industrial warehouse, the space is modern but comfy and classic—just like the food.
Considered by many to be Buckhead's finest restaurant, this brick Victorian cottage sets a romantic table. Elegance pervades every inch and corner of the stylish dining room. High-end seafood is the catch of the day, with memorable offerings from the dessert cart, such as Valrhona chocolate cake with olive oil ice cream. Chef Anne Quatrano's creations - the Wild Striped Bass, the Braised Short Rib and the Foie Gras Terrine - are a melt-in-your-mouth masterpiece. This place boasts of a full bar and excellent wine list. The restaurant opens its doors for dinner from Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30p onwards.
Don't let the casual name fool you, Ray's on the River is a contemporary and romantic destination restaurant on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Sandy Springs. The low, sprawling building hugs the shoreline of Georgia's longest river, providing exquisite views from much of the dining room. Famous for fresh seafood and hickory grilled steaks and chops, Ray's is also a local cocktail hour and Sunday brunch institution. A romantic patio provides alfresco dining in fair weather, live music, and excellent cuisine. See website for menu and live music schedule.
Nestled within the sophisticated Glenn Hotel, its namesake restaurant is a great addition to the boutique hotel’s dining alternatives. Glenn's Kitchen is open all day and is perfect for diners looking for a casual yet refined ambiance. On the menu are Southern soul food specialties like North Georgia trout in lemon brown butter and grilled chicken sandwiches. Wash down your meal with a selection from handcrafted cocktails, wines and beers.
One of the three Ray's restaurants to be found in the South, the other two being Sandy Springs' Ray's on the River and Alpharetta's Ray's on the Creek, Ray's in the City provides you with a great dining option in Downtown Atlanta. Perhaps best known for its fresh, delicious seafood, the restaurant also has steaks and sushi on the menu. Requiring patrons to be dressed in business-casual attire, this restaurant also has a full wine menu from where you can pick the one that best complements your meal. If you're a lover of seafood, you must give the Georgia Mountain Trout or Yellow Fin Tuna a try.
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails offers a menu that is full of dynamic preparations of Southern classics. Try the flounder with a potato crust and braised mushroom farrro or the beef cheeks with bleu cheese grits. The bar here focuses on wine, whiskey and bourbon, with signature cocktails such as The Atlantan with cheery-infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon and VSOP Brandy.
Morton's The Steakhouse is a familiar national face on the local dining scene, offering some of Atlanta's best steaks in a club like atmosphere. Dress is business formal under the soft light and dark fixtures of the bar and dining room, which hearkens back to the days of the old boys' steakhouse. Morton's steaks are without equal, and a few well prepared seafood selections round out the menu. For your private occasions and parties, hire their venue and catering services to avail of the best steaks for your events.
Following its success in other American cities, Trader Vic's has brought its exotic flair to Atlanta. Bamboo dominates the walls and furnishings, producing the intriguing effect of hut dining in a South Seas village. The casual bar is a great place to grab a drink or wait for your table; Mai Tais are the house favorite. The menu features international flavors with island undertones and many Polynesian specialties. The Indonesian lamb is an unforgettable feast, or try the Polynesian ginger chicken, cooked in a Chinese wood-burning oven. See website for Mai Tai Bar information and locations worldwide.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Staplehouse has an ever changing menu freshly prepared with fine and carefully sourced ingredients. Coming from the makers of The Giving Kitchen who are known to provide help to restaurant employees during emergencies, Staplehouse's after-tax income benefits the mother organization. Staplehouse's beautiful dining room is adorned with cozy furnishings and make it a great spot to enjoy a meal full of conversations with your loved ones. Besides, the intimate eight-seater bar is well-stocked with fine wines, beers to enjoy. In case you are still confused in choosing your drink, you can ask the knowledgeable bartenders to whip up a delicious cocktail. If you forget to reserve yourself a table here, its warm patio seating is available on a first-come-first serve basis and doesn't require reservations.