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.
BoccaLupo is a fusion restaurant located near the historic Inman Park. They specialize in hand-cut kinds of pasta that are tossed with fresh and new flavors. The folks at BoccaLupo strive to recreate popular Italian and American flavors! The menu is constantly evolving to incorporate seasonal and fresh ingredients. The tasting menu is highly recommended.
Wisteria is a lovely neighborhood restaurant in the Inman Park area. The atmosphere is modest-rustic, yet very comfortable. Interior decoration mainly consists of a combination of brick and wood finishes with tables for two aligned across the wall. Wisteria is a great place to take visitors for a lively evening meal. The Menu is American with Southern culinary accents, e.g. their signature dish which is Molasses-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, is absolutely delicious. Seafood lovers may try North Atlantic Skate Wing served over stone-ground corn grits. Service is very friendly and efficient.
Apart from being a good hangout for a lunch date or dinner The Capital Grille makes an ideal venue for small private parties. Customized menus can also be catered for an occasion of up to 50 guests. Acclaimed for their specialty steaks, everything from dry aged porterhouse steak to Filet Mignon and double cut lamb chops are available for meat lovers. They even have an impressive list of wines with up to 5000 bottles on the wall. Guests are also offered personalized wine lockers for individual collections.
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 melt-in-your-mouth masterpieces. This place boasts a full bar and an excellent wine list.
At the Terrace Restaurant at Ellis Hotel, you are offered not only an evolving menu crafted from the freshest ingredients, but also a great view of the bustling Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta. You won't come across any complicated concoctions here; the focus is on flavorful local American cuisine made from sustainable produce as far as possible. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and makes for a great venue for sophisticated events like rehearsal dinners.
With two private dining rooms, an outdoor veranda and a draped "cheater's booth" for ultimate privacy, your dining options are plentiful in this elegant, intimate setting. The grand bar is open late for quiet drinks and good conversation. No Southern menu would be complete without fried green tomatoes, a regional delicacy done to perfection at Atlanta Grill. Other winners include the crab cakes in southern flair, yellow grouper and garlic mashed potatoes. From 2:30p-5:30p, only appetizers are served, as the restaurant prepares for the dinner hour during this time. Full bar service.
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.
If it's your first visit to this place don't even think of eating something other than steak. Renowned countrywide for the most juicy and done-to-perfection steaks, Ruth's is an experience to savor. An old world charm pervades this place and calls for formal attire, so remember to leave your trainers at home. Suit up and head to Ruth's for the best martinis and, of course, steak.
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.
Set atop the Hilton Atlanta, Nikolai's Roof offers the epitome of romance. The view from the roof is breathtaking, and the elegant service is second to none. The gourmet menu features fine Russian and French cuisine, and the dishes are planned to go with and enhance the many vodka options available. The prix fixe menu is expensive, but offers a truly exemplary Russian meal. Reservations and jackets are required.