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.
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.
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.
Barbecue is the name of the game at Shane's Rib Shack. There are locations all over the south, but the original Shane's is the Atlanta area, not far from Peachtree. Check out the Kedron Village location to choose from a wide variety of options that will make you drool, including pulled pork, BBQ chicken, ribs, wings, sandwiches and side dishes such as coleslaw, mac-n-cheese, fried okra and collard greens. Catering is available.
Tucked away in a former stove factory turned loft development, Rathbun's offers artfully prepared modern American cuisine in a fun, relaxing environment. Since its opening in 2004, Rathbun's has consistently been listed by critics and diners alike as one of Atlanta's best. Chef Kevin Rathbun has crafted an innovative menu that is accessible to a variety of tastes and pocketbooks. Snack on a meal of small plates or splurge on one of the menu's Second Mortgage; plates such as the Maine Lobster and Roasted Green Chile Soft Taco. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list, amazing desserts and a luscious patio perfect for alfresco dining.
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.
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.
This fine dining restaurant is located in the Omni Hotel at CNN Center right in Downtown Atlanta. This restaurant with a sophisticated yet warm atmosphere serves up delectable New American dishes. Dine on delicious steaks, salads and other Southern inspired dishes with spectacular views of Centennial Olympic Park and the Fountain of Rings.