Fine Dining in Atlanta
Collected by Caroline Eubanks, AFAR Local Expert
The city has lately developed a rich culinary scene, represented on countless television shows and featured in magazines. Names like Rathbun, Blais, Acheson, Quatrano, and Harrison are just a few to look out for when choosing a fine-dining restaurant. But it's hard to go wrong.
3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Named for characters from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, King + Duke is the next “it” restaurant in Atlanta. Inspired by hearty meals, King + Duke keeps it simple with entrees like hearth roasted fish, pasture leg chicken, and ratatouille....
3400 Around Lenox Road, #217, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
Calling themselves “craft food and drink,” Seven Lamps focuses on unique creations like artisan cheeses, cured meats, and locally inspired entrees. Vegetables are gathered from their outside garden and incorporated into dishes. They also make...
265 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
If you see the giant fish in front of the restaurant, you know you're in the right place. Atlanta Fish Market has the Southeast's largest selection of seafood, so don't be concerned that the restaurant is nowhere near the ocean. The menu covers...
6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30339, USA
Set along the Chattahoochee River, Ray’s has been an Atlanta institution since 1984. It’s the spot for power lunches and ladies who lunch for their steaks and seafood. The jumbo lump crab cake is large enough to be two meals in one.
4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA
Also located on the Chattahoochee River, Canoe provides beautiful views of the water and celebrates local seafood and other ingredients. The restaurant showcases Springer Mountain chicken, Carolina rabbit, and Enchanted Springs rainbow trout as...
154 Krog St NE #200, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
We had a fantastic meal, from appetizers and wine through to dessert. Rathbun's has a great atmosphere for small groups or dates, and a nice bar for pre- or post-dinner drinks, too. The steaks are some of my favorite in Atlanta, and the creamed...
914 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
This place has a very cool atmosphere from the moment you walk up to the restaurant. Tall ceilings, big pendant lights, wood fire ovens, oyster bar, putt putt golf outside, and a striking bar in the dining room. Cocktails were great, yummy rolls...
112 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
I rolled up to Rathbun's for a business dinner that I, honestly, wasn't really looking forward to. It had been a long week and I would have much preferred just having room service in my pajamas. My mood started to change as I stepped out into the...
999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
Miller Union may seem like just another follower of the farm-to-table trend, but that's not what made it one of Bon Appetit's Best Restaurants in America. The humble decor of this former warehouse in Atlanta's Westside provides the ideal...
475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
A critic’s favorite offering specials most evenings, such as Tasting Plate Tuesdays and Comfort Food Sundays, this farm-fresh bistro is a great introduction to Southern-inspired cooking at a reasonable price. Check out the huge global wine...
10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd, Palmetto, GA 30268, USA
The Farmhouse at Serenbe is as close to farm fresh as you can get. The small, weekly changing menu is made of dishes with only organic, local ingredients from the private garden, the community's farm next door, and other nearby organic farmers....
303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
Kimball House is one of Atlanta's top rated restaurants and it doesn't take long to learn why. Every detail is impeccable, from the excellent service to the carefully crafted cocktails to the meals themselves. Set in an old train depot in Decatur,...
999 Peachtree St NE #140, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Hugh Acheson's Atlanta flagship is far from a stuffy restaurant you might expect from the many accolades. At its core, it's a community restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They saw a need for a coffee shop and so they opened a coffee...
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