Restaurant Guide

When three top food critics were tasked with researching the top 50 restaurants in Atlanta, they ended up with 75. They could not whittle it down any further. That tells you something — our food scene has matured big time.

Atlanta has long been overlooked and underappreciated as a culinary destination. This occurs despite many national media articles raving about the food scene and the best places to eat in Atlanta, including everything from The Wall Street Journal’s top three burgers in the nation to Bon Appetit’s best new restaurant in the country.

Simply put, Atlanta is a foodie city that does not rely on outside validation but continues to innovate and thrive. Here’s a guide to whet your appetite and to what you’ve been missing.

(Price and Notes columns are explained below at the end of this page.)


Restaurant Price Notes Cuisine Address Phone Hours Description
Sear $$$ B R American Steakhouse Marriott Marquis 404-586-6134 Breakfast 6:30a-11a; Lunch 11a-2p; Dinner 5p-10p American Steakhouse Inside Marriott Marquis
High Velocity $$$ L Sports Bar Marriott Marquis 404-586-6174 Daily 2p-12a Sports Bar Inside Marriott Marquis
Pulse $$$ L American - Tapas Marriott Marquis 404-586-6081 Fri-Sat 5p-12a Tapas and Cocktails Inside Marriott Marquis
Starbucks $ B Coffee House Marriott Marquis 404-586-6121 Daily 6a-6p Starbucks Inside Marriott Marquis

Peachtree Center

Restaurant Price Notes Cuisine Address Dist Phone Hours Description
Aviva by Kameel $$ F Mediterranean Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-698-3600 Mon-Fri 11a-3p Lunch and Juice Bar
Beni's Cubano $$ F Cuban Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 770-212-9076 Daily 8a-4p Authentic Cuban sandwiches and entrees
Café Momo $$ B F American Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-254-5885 Mon-Fri 9a-6p; Sat 10a-7p buffet (priced by the pound)
Caribou Coffee $ B F Café Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-688-3355 Mon-Fri 7a-4p Coffees, teas, breakfast pastries and baked goods
Chick-Fil-A $ B F American Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-577-4194 Mon-Fri 6:30a-7p; Sat 8a-4p Chicken sandwiches, salads and sides
Dairy Queen $ F American Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-389-0682 Mon-Fri 6a-6p; Sat-Sun 7a-3p Burgers, hot dogs and ice cream
Farmer's Basket $ F Southern Buffet Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-880-9398   Southern buffet-style hot entrees and vegetables
Freshi $$ B F Health Food Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 470-233-7901 Mon-Fri 11a-2p Smoothies, breakfast, salads
Gibney's Pub $$ L Pub Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-688-0928 Mon-Fri 11a-3p; Sat 5p-3a Drinks, pub food, pool and shuffleboard; kitchen closes at midnight
Great Wraps Grill $ B F Wraps Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-522-5337 Mon-Fri 6:30a-8p; Sat 7a-8p; Sun 7a-5p Wrap Sandwiches
Gus's Famous Fried Chicken $ F Fried Chicken Peachtree Center Avenue Level 0.1 404-996-2837 Daily 11a-9p Fried Chicken Chain
Noodle Café $ F Thai Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-880-9884 Mon-Fri 8a-5p Delicious pad thai and curry dishes
Planet Smoothie $ F Smoothies Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-420-9222 Mon-Fri 7:30a-5p; Sat 12p-5p Variety of smoothies made from fresh ingredients
Roman Delight Pizza $ F Pizza Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-523-4808 Sat 10:30a-5p Pizza by the slice and Italian specialties
Willy's Mexicana Grill $ F Mexican Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-524-0821 Mon-Fri 10:30a-3p Mexican chain restaurant
Yami Yami $ F Japanese Peachtree Center Gallery Level 0.1 404-522-0007 Mon-Sat 11a-7p Sushi and noodle dishes

Truist Plaza

Restaurant Price Notes Cuisine Address Dist Phone Hours Description
Caribou Coffee $ B F Café Sun Trust Plaza - 303 Peachtree Center Avenue - Bridge Level 0.1 404-681-0208 Mon & Fri 7a-12P; Tue-Thu 7a-1p Coffees, teas, breakfast pastries and baked goods
Dunkin Donuts $ B F Coffee /donuts Sun Trust Plaza - 303 Peachtree Center Avenue - Bridge Level 0.1 404-589-1122 Mon-Fri 6a-5p Donuts, pastries, breakfast sandwiches


Restaurant Price Notes Cuisine Address Dist Phone Hours Description
AG $$$$$ R D B Steakhouse 181 Peachtree Street NE 0.3 404-221-6550 Mon-Fri 7a-10:30a, 11a-2:30p; Sat-Sun 12p-3p; Daily 5:30p-10p The Atlanta Grill Steakhouse features southern hospitality style in a modern experience
Alma Cocina $$$ R Modern Mexican 191 Peachtree Street NE 0.3 404-968-9662 Mon-Fri 11:30a-3p, Mon-Sat 5p-10p, Sun 5p-9p Contemporary Mexican and Latin American Cuisine
Amalfi Pizza $$$ R Italian 17 Andrew Young International Blvd 0.4 404-228-7528 Daily 12p-10p Traditional Neapolitan Pizzeria wood burning ovens - Delivery options available
Big Kahuna Atlanta $$ F Cali-Mex Sun Trust Plaza - 303 Peachtree Center Avenue - Bridge Level 0.1 404-821-7716 Mon-Fri 11:30a-9p; Sat 4p-9p California surf culture with the hospitality of the south
Catch 12 $$$$$ D R American/Sushi 400 W Peachtree St. NW 0.3 404-418-1250 Mon-Thu, Sun 4p-10p; Fri-Sat 7a-11p Steaks, Drinks, and Sushi
Corner Bakery $ B F American Bakery 270 Peachtree Street NW 0.2 404-215-9000 Mon-Fri 7a-3p; Sat 8a-2p Nice menu for breakfast and lunch
Cuts $$$$ R Casual Steakhouse 60 Andrew Young International Blvd NE 0.2 404-525-3399 Mon-Fri 11a-10p; Sat-Sun 12p-10p Upscale-Casual Southern Style Steakhouse
Der Biergarten $$$$ R German Beer Garden 300 Marietta St. NW 0.8 404-521-2728 Wed-Fri 3p-9p; Sat-Sun 3p-12a True taste of German culture by the Centennial Park
Garden Deli and Yogurt Bar $ B F Deli Sun Trust Plaza - 303 Peachtree Center Avenue - Bridge Level 0.1 404-223-3354 Mon-Fri-8a-5p Salads, Sandwiches and Wings
Hard Rock Café $$$ R L Sports Bar 215 Peachtree Street NE 0.2 404-688-7625 Mon-Thu, Sun 11a-10p; Fri-Sat 11a-11p Rock ’n’ roll-themed chain with a high-energy vibe serving burgers & American classics
Hsu's at Peachtree Center $$ R Chinese 192 Peachtree Center Ave NE 0.1 404-659-2788 Mon-Fri 11:30a-2:30p; Mon-Sun 5p-9p Family run restaurant serving Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine
Hudson Grille Downtown $$$$   Sports Bar 120 Marietta Street NW 0.7 404-221-0102 Daily 11a-12a Sports Bar - Burgers, Wings, etc…
Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery     Hickory Smoked Chops, Steaks, Pork BBQ, Pizzas or Veggies 320 Peachtree Street NE 0.2 404-525-4400 Mon-Sat 11:30a-? (Lunch); Daily 4p-? (Dinner) renovated 10,000 square-foot historic building featuring brick and wood beamed, industrial-style ambiance
McCormick & Schmicks Seafood $$$$ R Seafood 190 Marietta Street 0.7 404-521-1236 Sun-Wed 3:30p-9p; Thu 11:30a-9p; Sat 11:30a-10p Seafood, steaks, oysters, and beverages
Moe's Southwest Grill $ F Mexican 70 Peachtree St 0.1 404-577-2133 Mon-Fri 10:30a-6:30p; Sat 10:30a-5p Southwestern tacos, burritos and more
Morton's The Steakhouse $$$$$$ R Steakhouse 303 Peachtree Center Avenue 0.1 404-577-4366 Sun-Thu 5p-9p; Fri-Sat 5p-10p Famous Steakhouse open only for dinner
Nikolai's Roof $$$$$ R D Contemporary - French 255 Courtland Street NE 0.1 404-221-6362 Tue-Sat 5:30p (restaurant) Tue-Sat 5p (lounge) Contemporary menu features Modern American cuisine and a nod to the restaurant’s long-time Russian influences.
Pacific Rim Bistro $$$$ R Pan-Asian Cuisine 303 Peachtree Center Avenue 0.1 404-893-0018 Mon-Fri 11:30a-2p; Sat-Sun 5p-9p Specializes in Pan-Asian cuisine, specifically Mongolian, Thai and Sushi
Polaris $$$$$$ R D Local Ingredients (like rooftop bee honey) 265 Peachtree Street 0.1 404-577-1234 Daily 6a-10p Atlanta’s iconic rotating restaurant & lounge
Ray's in the City $$$$ R D Seafood 240 Peachtree Street NW 0.2 404-524-9224 Mon-Thu 11:30a-10p; Fri 11:30a-11p; Sat 4p-11p; Sun 4p-9p Fresh Seafood
Ruth Chris Steakhouse $$$$$ R D Upscale Steakhouse 267 Marietta St 0.6 404-223-6500 Mon-Thu 4p-10p; Fri-Sat 4p-11p; Sun 4p-10p Upscale Steakhouse
Subway $ B F Sandwiches 112 Courtland St 0.1 404-575-7555 Daily 10a-8:30p Custom made sandwiches and salads
Sun Dial $$$$$ R D Fine Dining 210 Peachtree Street NE 0.4 404-589-7506 Sun-Mon 5:30p-9:30p; Tue-Thu 5p-9:30p; Fri-Sat 5p-10p On top of the Westin Peachtree
Sweet Georgia Juke's Joint $$$$ R Southern Soul Food 200 Peachtree Street NW L05 0.3 404-230-5853 Mon-Thu 5p-10p; Fri-Sat 4p-10p; Sun 12p-5p Southern Food with Jazzy Ambiance
Ted's Montana Grill $$$   American Burgers 133 Luckie Street 0.4 404-521-9796 Daily 11a-10p Fantastic Bison Burgers
Terrace on Peachtree $$$$ R Organic Farm to Table 176 Peachtree St. NW 0.3 678-651-2770 Breakfast to-go style breakfast in Ellis Hotel
Tin Lizzy's Cantina $$ L Mexican 229 Peachtree Street NW 0.2 404-671-9450 Sun-Thu 11a-11p; Fri-Sat 11a-12a Tex-Mex Cuisine and Great Margaritas
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails $$$$ R Southern Contemporary 270 Peachtree Street 0.2 404-524-7200 Mon-Thu 11:30a-10p; Fri 11:30a-11p; Sat 4p-11p; Sun 11a-9p Contemporary Southern Cuisine


Restaurant Price Notes Cuisine Address Dist Phone Hours Description
Momonoki $$ B F Asian 95 8th Street SW #100 30309 1.4 404-254-5885 Sun-Thu 9a-9p; Fri-Sat 9a-10p Ramen, Rice Bowls
Nan $$$$$ R Thai - Fine Dining 1350 Spring St NW 30309 3 404-870-9933 Mon-Fri 11:30a-2:30p; Mon-Fri 5:30p-11p; Sat 5p-11p; Sun 5p-9:30p Classy Thai Restaurant offering upscale eats and modern Zen-like interio design
Oceanaire Seafood Room $$$$ R Seafood 1100 Peachtree Street NW 30309 1.6 404-475-2277 Mon-Thu 12p-9p; Fri 12p-10p; Sat 5p-10p; Sun 5p-9p High end chain offering seafood, steaks and a deep wine list in a sophisticated ambiance
The Optimist $$$$ R Seafood and oyster bar 914 Howell Mill Road 30318 2.2 404-477-6260 Mon-Thu 5p-10p; Fri 5p-11p; Sat 3p-11p; Sun 3p-10p Fine seafood restaurant; great lobster roll
Park Tavern @ Piedmont Park $$$ R Eclectic American 500 10th Street NE 30309 2.3 404-249-0001 Mon-Thu 4:30p-12a; Fri 4:30p-2a; Sat 11:30a-2a; Sun 11:30a-12a Set in a stone house, this eclectic bar restaurant offers burgers, sushi and a patio with a beautiful view of Piedmont Park
Pasta Da Pulcinella $$$$ R Italian 1123 Peachtree Walk NE 30309 2.2 404-876-1114 Tue-Fri (lunch) 11:30a-2p; Daily (dinner) 5:30-close Pastas and other favorites in a romantic setting
Poor Calvin's $$$ R Asian Fusion 510 Piedmont Avenue NE 30308 0.7 404-254-4051 Mon-Thu 5p-10p; Fri-Sat 5p-11p; Sun (brunch) 11:30a-10p; Sun 5p-10p Moden intimate eatery featuring Asian Fusion menu
Sivas $$$ L Turkish and Hooka Bar 794 Juniper St NE 30308 1.6 404-343-6783 Mon-Sat 12p-2:30a; Sun 12p-12a Mediterranean eatery serving classic fare with a twist
South City Kitchen $$$$ R American 1144 Crescent Ave NE 30303 1.8 404-873-7358 Mon-Thu 5p-9:30p; Fri-Sat 5p-10p; Sat-Sun 10a-3p; Sun 5p-9p Southern Classic dining with a sophisticated spin (no wheelchair access)
Steamhouse Lounge $$$ R Seafood 1051 West Peachtree Street NW 30309 1.9 404-233-7980 Mon-Fri 11:30a-10p; Sat-Sun 12p-10p Casual Bar and Restaurant specializes in oysters, lobster bisque and seafood meals
STK $$$$$ R D Southern Steakhouse 1075 Peachtree Street NW 30309 1.6 404-793-0144 Mon-Thu 11a-11:30p; Fri 11a-12:30a; Sat 10a-12:30a; Sun 10a-11:30p Sleek Southern Outpost of famed NY based steakhouse chain with cocktails and grilled meats
Tabla $$$ R Indian 77 12th Street NE 30309 2.2 404-464-8571 Mon-Sat (lunch) 11:30a-2:30p; Mon-Thu 5:30p-9p; Fri-Sat 5:30p-10p; Sun 4:45p-9p Authentic Indian restaurant with a modern gourmet twist
Two Urban Licks $$$$ R D American Rotisserie 820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE 30306 1.7 404-522-4622 Mon-Thu 5p-10p; Fri-Sat 5p-11p; Sun 5p-10p American Rotisserie fare and live blues
Vortex $$ L American 878 Peachtree Street NE 30309 1.5 404-875-1667 Sun-Thu 11a-10:30p; Fri-Sat 11a-12a A vast selection of single-malts & beer pairs with inventive burgers in a rock ’n’ roll atmosphere.


Restaurant Price Notes Cuisine Address Dist Phone Hours Description
Antica Posta $$$$ R Italian 519 E. Paces Ferry Road NE 30305 6.0 404-262-7112 Mon-Thu 5p-10p; Fri-Sat 5p-11p Authentic Tuscan dining
Atlas $$$$ R D American Fine Dining 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW 30305 8.0 404-600-6471 Mon-Thu 5p-10p; Fri-Sat 5p-10:30p Fine Dining Seasonal American Cuisine
Bacchanalia $$$$$$ R D Contemporary American 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW 30318 4.0 404-365-0410 Mon-Sat 5:30p-9:30p Contemporary American cuisine featuring light and creative plates. Bacchanalia's seasonal menu relies entirely on organic ingredients
Benihana $$$ R Japanese Hibachi 2143 Peachtree Rd NE 30305 4.4 404-355-8565 Sun-Thu 11a-10p; Fri-Sat 11a-11p; Mon-Fri Banzai Hour 4p-5p Japanese Chain - Tableside cooking
Bistro Niko $$$$ R French 3344 Peachtree Road 30326 8.0 404-261-6456 Tue-Fri (lunch) 11:30a-2:30p; Tue-Fri (Midday Meal) 2:30p-4:30p; Tue-Thu, Sun (dinner) 3p-9p; Fri Sat (dinner) 3p-10p; Sat (brunch) 11a-3p; Sun (brunch) 11:30a-2:30p Classic French fare - great food and atmosphere
Bones $$$$$ R D Steakhouse 3130 Piedmont Rd NE 30305 7.5 404-237-2663 Mon-Fri 5:30p-9p; Sat-Sun 5p-9p One of the best Steakhouses in the USA
Capital Grill $$$$$ R D Steakhouse 255 E. Paces Ferry Rd 30305 7.6 404-262-1162 Mon-Fri 11:30a-9p; Sat 4p-10p; Sun 11:30a-9p Fine dining - great steaks
Chops Lobster Bar $$$$$$ R Steak and Lobster 70 West Paces Ferry Road NW 30305 6.6 404-262-2675 Mon-Fri 11:30a-2:30p; Fri-Sat 5:30p-10p; Sun-Thu 5:30p-9p Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 steakhouses in the country; prime aged beef and seafood flown in daily
Fado Irish Pub $$$ L Irish Pub 273 Buckhead Avenue 30305 6.4 404-841-0066 Mon-Thu 11:30a-10p; Fri 11:30a-12a; Sat 10a-1a; Sun 10a-8p Local and international beers, sports bar, made from scratch Irish and pub-style food
Fogo de Chao $$$$$ R Brazilian Steakhouse 3101 Piedmont Rd 30305 7.0 404-266-9988 Mon-Fri (lunch) 11:30a-2p; Mon-Thu 5p-10p; Fri 5p-10:30p; Sat 2p-10:30p; Sun 2p-9p; Sat-Sun (brunch) 11:30a-2p Upscale Brazilian style all you can eat meat carved tableside
Kyma $$$$$ R Greek 3085 Piedmont Road 30305 6.0 404-262-0702 Sun, Tue-Wed 5:30p-9p; Thu-Sat 5p-10p Contemporary Mediterranean
Rain Thai and Sushi Bar $$ R Thai and Sushi 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE 30324 6.4 404-325-6963 Mon-Fri (lunch) 11:30a-2:30p; Mon-Thu (dinner) 2:30p-9:30p; Fri (dinner) 2:30p-10p; Sat 12p-10p; Sun 12p-9:30p Authentic Thai and fresh sushi; reasonable prices
Tomo $$$$$ R Sushi 3630 Peachtree Road #140 30326 8.3 404-835-2708 Mon-Sat 11:30a-2:30p; Mon-Thu 5p-10p; Fri-Sat 5p-10:30p Tomo Naito Fine Japanese Cuisine
Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft $$$ R Thai and Sushi 1745 Peachtree Street, NE 30309 3.0 678-539-6181 Mon-Fri 11:30a-2:30p; Mon-Thu 5:30p-10p; Fri-Sat 5:30p-11p; Sun 5p-10p Named on of the top Thai food restaurants in USA by T&L magazine.
Umi $$$$ R D Japanese / Sushi 3050 Peachtree Road NW 30305 5.7 404-841-0040 Mon-Thu 5p-9p; Fri-Sat 5p-19p The best sushi in Atlanta

Inman Park

Restaurant Price Notes Cuisine Address Dist Phone Hours Description
Kevin Rathbun Steak $$$$$$ R Prime Steakhouse 154 Krog Street 30307 2.0 404-524-5600 Tue-Thu 5p-9p; Fri-Sat 5p-10p 2017 Travel and Leisure-recognized as one of the best steakhouses in the US
Murphy's   R Burgers, salads, eggs 997 Virginia Avenue 30306 3.3 404-872-0904 Mon-Thu 11a-9p; Fri 11a-10p; Sat 8:30a-10p; Sun 8:30a-9p Murphy's is loved as one of Atlanta's best restaurants and has been for more than 40 years
Six Feet Under $$$ R L Seafood 437 Memorial Drive, Suite 1A 30318 2.1 404-523-6664 Sun-Thu 11a-11p; Fri-Sat 11a-12a Comfy Seafood spot with craft beers on tap and a popular rooftop bar with a beautiful skyline view
Sotto Sotto $$$$ R Italian 313 North Highland Ave NE 30307 2.0 404-523-6678 Mon-Thu 5:30p-11p; Fri-Sat 5:30p-12a; Sun 5:30p-10p Highly acclaimed Italian restaurant with extensive wine list
Truva $$$$ L R Turkish Mediterranean 842 N. Highland Ave 30306 2.9 404-228-1007 Mon-Thu 11a-10p; Fri 11a-11p; Sat 10a-11p; Sun 10a-10p Mediterranean exotic decor
Whiskey Bird $$$ R American Fusion 1409 North Highland 30306 3.9 404-600-5797 Tue-Thu 4p-9p; Fri-Sat 4p-9:30p; Sun 5p-8p; Fri-Sun (brunch) 10:30a-2:30p Asian Flavors with the diversity of American tastes
Wisteria $$$$ R Southern 471 North Highland Avenue 30307 2.4 404-525-3363 Fri-Sat 5:30p-10p; Sun, Wed-Thu 5:30p-9p Contemporary American cuisine with a Southern twist


Restaurant Address Dist Phone Hours Description
Bank of America ATM 225 Peachtree St NE 30303 0.1 404-965-0256 Mon-Thurs 9a-4p; Fri 9a-5p Peachtree Center-Plaza Level; 24-hour ATM
CVS Pharmacy 235 Peachtree Street NE 30303 0.1 404-577-4054 24 hours Peachtree Center-Plaza Level
Publix at Piedmont 595 Piedmont Ave NE 30308 1.0 404-881-1750 Daily 7a-10p National grocery chain
Pressed for Success 100 Peachtree Street 30303 0.5 404-233-0904 Tue-Fri 7:30a-4p Former Equitable Building
Tower Lobby Shop 303 Peachtree Center Avenue NE 30308 0.1 404-223-6060 Mon-Fri 7a-6p Gift shop, snacks and magazines

Price Range

$ Under $10
$$ $10-15
$$$ $16-25
$$$$ $26-35
$$$$$ $36-60
$$$$$$ Over $60


R Reservation Recommended
L Open Late (01:00 or later)
F Fast Food
B Breakfast Served
D Dress Code
Y Suitable for Children
P Parking Fee
H Cash Only