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.
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.
No. 246 creates a crisp appearance with white-washed walls that throw the contrasting dark wood tables and rustic pizza-paddle wall decor into sharp relief. Large overhead metal lights hang from the ceiling, perfectly illuminating the bar and the center seating. A basket of giant, fresh baguettes flaunt themselves on the wall by the waiter's station. If you come for brunch, you'll notice the number of pizzas (topped with bacon, potato, poached eggs, and cheese) that spring from the kitchen. A dinner here would call for an order of the well-flavored Agnolotti which is served with a healthy side of greens or the gnocchi, which comes with perfectly roasted wild mushrooms. An interesting dessert called the Spoom makes a great ending, served in a waffle cone and topped with olive oil! The chef's counter, a meal for four, comes highly recommended. Get seated in front of the busy and fiery kitchen and experience an on-the-spot planned meal by Chef Belline himself!
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.
Flip is a burger joint unlike any other. Cooked up by celebrity chef and Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais, this unique eatery specializes in gourmet burgers made from the freshest of ingredients and accessorized with house-made condiments. Popular burgers like the Southern feature a country fried beef patty, house-made pimento cheese, pickles and green tomato ketchup. Other inventive creations include the Oaxaca and Lamburger. Be sure to belly up to the milkshake bar where you'll find Liquid Nitrogen frozen specialties like the Nutella and Burnt Marshmallow Shake. One of the restaurant's most popular is the Krispy Kreme shake featuring the famous Southern delicacy the Krispy Kreme doughnut. Amazing hand-cut fries, onion rings and a full bar are just a few more reasons to give Flip a try.
This Spanish restaurant pays homage to a type of pig that hails from Spain. The cured meat of the Iberian pig, Jamon Iberico, is a much sought-after delicacy that this restaurant slices right in front of diners. The menu includes tapas in keeping with the Spanish theme, including manchego mac ‘n' cheese, pork cheek tacos and barbecued octopus. Spanish-themed main courses range from Spanish lamb ribs to eggplant rellenas.
Thrive is a sophisticated addition to downtown's vibrant dining scene. Conveniently located near Philips Arena and the Georgia World Congress Center, the restaurant sees some heavy business traffic. Come nighttime, the atmosphere metamorphoses into a sea of hip city folk who love a good cocktail and great food. Asian flavors dominate the contemporary award-winning menu, in addition to timeless American favorites. Enjoy Soy Braised Beef Wrap, Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Santa Fe Salad, Dragon Sushi and Lava Roll, and a host of Nigiri and Sashimi alternatives. The inventive cocktail lists sees The Cure and Pickled Cucumber Martini as popular favorites. Celebrated architect Bill Johnson lends his aesthetic style to the interiors of the space, resulting in an ambiance of understated elegance.
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.
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.
Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Atlanta, this hidden treasure provides a great escape for those who just want to relax and eat southwestern food. Enjoy the patio, with a drink or two if you wish. The cooking is eclectic and fresh here, from the spectacular seafood (try the stuffed trout tomatillo) to the shredded port tostadas. Open seven nights, Agave Restaurant attracts plenty of locals and guests from the big city.
Housed in the Studioplex loft development in the heart of the Old Fourth Ward, Serpas True Food offers contemporary Southern cuisine in a hip, urban environment. Step inside Serpas, and you'll find an expansive mural of a cotton blossoms, which pays homage to the building's history as a cotton warehouse. Exposed brick walls, warm lighting and a large patio with city views create a wonderful dining space. Founder and executive chef Scott Serpas explores his Louisiana roots on the restaurant's eclectic menu. Start your meal with Serpas' fabulous flash-fried oysters, and then try entrees like grilled tenderloin tips and shrimp are complemented by true Southern sides like creamy grits and collard greens. The restaurant also offers a decadent Sunday brunch.
The Melting Pot, located Peachtree Street, is an elegant restaurant with dim lighting and an array of delicious food on offer. Specializing in fondue, The Melting Pot has a variety of salads, appetizers, entrees which have a contemporary flavor. Savor the breads, cauliflower, broccoli, meats and more with your cheese fondue which has a blended flavor. Don't miss the Chocolate Fondue for dessert.