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The OpenTable Team

Atlanta might be known for delicious and classic Southern comfort food, but it’s also home to an amazing array of international tastes. From Buckhead to Perimeter and dozens of neighborhoods in between, there are hundreds of chefs plating up farm-fresh cuisine with a twist. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Elegant European eateries, fine French bistros, turbulent Thai plates, and other ethnic flavors are sprinkled with Southern hospitality to make up one of the most exciting food scenes around. Find the most popular, trendy restaurants in Atlanta and see what everyone's talking about.

Restaurants:Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont, The Optimist, Marcel
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Virginia Highland, West Midtown
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Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont

$$$$·French American·
Virginia Highland
597 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Atmospheric is one word to describe the eclectic ambiance at Tiny Lou's. Though unaffiliated with the adult club in Hotel Clermont's basement lounge, the restaurant takes its name Read more
96% recommended

The Optimist

$$$$·Seafood·
West Midtown
5,225 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
White subway tile, wrought iron, and industrial details form the laidback and welcoming decor at The Optimist. This seafood joint takes the fruits of the sea and serves them in an Read more
94% recommended
Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia

Marcel

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Midtown
1,299 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Marcel, a grand American steakhouse by Ford Fry, features padded leather seats, unobtrusive lighting, and elegant dark woods to create an interior that is intimate and lush. The meRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Atlanta / Georgia

UMI

$$$$·Sushi·
Buckhead
1,539 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Atlanta's in-the-know diners have lists of tops spots that serve every type of cuisine imaginable, including the simple, elegant bites of sushi served at UMI. The decor is as refinRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia
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King + Duke

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
2,424 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The 24-foot open hearth in the center of King + Duke does more than dominate the decor. It also advertises the type of cuisine — rustic food prepared with traditional, primitive teRead more
85% recommended

Bistro Niko

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Buckhead
6,359 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Traditional French served with a twist and more American ingredients is the recipe behind every dish in the Bistro Niko kitchen. The tall, comfortable booths offer a little privacyRead more
93% recommended
Most Booked in Atlanta / Georgia

St. Cecilia

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Buckhead
2,364 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Renowned local restaurateur Ford Fry delivers an establishment steeped in Old World charm at St. Cecilia. Round tables, industrial lighting, and rustic accents combine for a trendyRead more
94% recommended
Mediterranean in Atlanta / Georgia

no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
1,727 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
Simple, elegant and with the kitchen on display, no. 246 takes classic Italian to new heights. Diners enjoy watching dishes come together and can see the wall of wood dwindle as frRead more
96% recommended
Italian in Atlanta

JCT Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
4,923 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Birthdays
The polished, yet rustic interior of JCT Kitchen and Bar effortlessly advertises the theme of this restaurant — down-home cooking done gourmet. Sunday Supper starts with warm biscuRead more
93% recommended
American in Atlanta

Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,019 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Enjoy a unique fine dining experience at Atlas, a contemporary American restaurant that is as well known for the art on the walls as it is for the art served tableside. Usually, thRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Atlanta / Georgia

Chops

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
4,598 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Chops Lobster Bar isn't just trendy, it's iconic. In fact, this establishment regularly brings in awards as one of the best steakhouses in the country, and that shows in everythingRead more
93% recommended
Steak in Atlanta

Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
4,660 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Step into an unashamedly retro experience with a meal at the Buckhead Diner. The gleaming chrome gives way to an upscale interior that still includes plenty of homage to the classiRead more
87% recommended

Kyma - Atlanta

$$$$·Greek·
Buckhead
4,371 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Pristine white and navy blue with occasional grey accents create an almost otherworldly experience at Kyma. This Mediterranean restaurant serves fresh, light recipes that turn vegeRead more
88% recommended

Anis Cafe and Bistro

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
3,078 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Romance, entertainment, and fine dining rolled into one is the Anis Cafe and Bistro experience. Located off the main drag in a converted house, this restaurant serves classic FrencRead more
95% recommended
French in Atlanta / Georgia

Seasons 52 - Perimeter

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dunwoody
4,840 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Healthy
Seasons 52, a grill and wine bar, has two great locations in the Atlanta area, one in Buckhead and one in Perimeter. Both serve up a delicious selection of crispy flatbreads like tRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Atlanta / Georgia

South City Kitchen Midtown

$$$$·Southern·
Midtown
5,090 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
No list of best trendy restaurants in Atlanta would be complete without South City Kitchen. This established eatery continues to serve up some of the best comfort food available ouRead more
94% recommended
Southern in Atlanta / Georgia

Ecco Midtown

$$$$·European·
Midtown
4,035 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
For a continental dining experience, Ecco is the place to be. This fine dining restaurant offers the best in Old World service combined with interesting decor items like a round chRead more
91% recommended

Nan Thai Fine Dining

$$$$·Thai·
Midtown
2,274 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Unique light fixtures, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant place settings create a welcoming ambiance at Nan Thai Fine Dining. The ethnic menu includes traditional items like KaiRead more
97% recommended

MF Sushi- Atlanta

$$$$·Japanese·
Inman Park
414 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Bar Seating
Fine dining with inimitable Japanese-style hospitality is the reception offered to diners at MF Sushi. Swathed in natural wood from the polished bar to accents, with a shining crysRead more
90% recommended
Japanese in Atlanta / Georgia

Terra Terroir

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Brookhaven
951 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
One of Brookhaven's best-kept secrets, Terra Terroir is an oasis of peace and privacy hidden in an urban jungle. The outdoor patio is one of the best in the city, and the interior Read more
86% recommended