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(952)
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Agave
Agave
(1577)
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Love this place. Got there for happy hour for BOGO Free appetizers. Food is great. I got the fried lobster tail and the street corn. The bartender was AWESOME and had excellent comradery with the customers. Drinks were good. More

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Ritz Carlton Atlanta - Special Events
Ritz Carlton Atlanta - Special Events
(11)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

The occasion was Mother's Day and Graduation Day. Since we were out-of-town, we were positively surprised by the attention of the waiters and waitresses. The food was a brunch buffet with many familiar items, but also less familiar. The fish and meats were excellent. Everything was fresh and tasty. The room is large, but it was not that noisy. A small band with singer performed hits from the earlier part of the 20th century. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. More

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Nikolai's Roof
Nikolai's Roof
(1460)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Awesome ambiance and food was amazing! More

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AG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
AG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
(373)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

AG is one of the best dining spots in Atlanta. Exceptional food in an upscale, but the comfortable and traditionally warm environment. The service is always very attentive and friendly. Located in the Rits--it is Great for lunch or dinner meetings. I enjoy the bar and it's a great place to grab a drink or even dinner. The digital wine list is expansive. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
(1544)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Beyond all our expectations! Exceptional service, food. More

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White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
(959)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Went here before a show at the tabernacle. Food was awesome and service was incredible!! I felt like we had 5 ppl waiting on us. We were late and they were so accommodating and our food came out so quickly. Highly recommend! More

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Polaris
Polaris
(837)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Gary was life of our visit. He was entertaining,quick,helpful and well acquainted with menu. We had a blast. View is awesome from there. Gary spiced up our evening and without him that evening could have been an average one. Kudos to Gary. More

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Alma Cocina
Alma Cocina
(1860)
$$$$
Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Customer service was fantastic. Staff remembered that we had More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
(106)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

We had a table of 8 and received excellent service. Everyone really enjoyed their meals More

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Rosie's Coffee Cafe
Rosie's Coffee Cafe
(17)
$$$$
Café | Downtown, Atlanta

We have brunch every Saturday, trying new restaurants and experiences ... primarily black owned. We love the food at Rosie’s, but because of the dissatisfaction at the airport location, we stopped choosing this brand. I’m happy to say after trying the downtown location this weekend, we’re happy to be back. The food was delicious, thx for the valet, and Simone? (Cute, curly poofy ponytail) was a delight. We’ll be back soon!! -Jovan More

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the bqe restaurant & lounge
the bqe restaurant & lounge
(915)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great service, we got a table in the back tent area, it had AC and fans so we kept cool. Our waitress was great nice and very attentive overall BQE dope experience keep it up. More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
(6799)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

The sundial was amazing! The staff has Great service skills, were very friendly, and the view is spectacular. It was very intimate and a great birthday lunch for my boyfriend. I would definitely be going back soon. More

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Gyu-Kaku - Atlanta, GA
Gyu-Kaku - Atlanta, GA
(107)
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Atlanta

Visited the restaurants in Chicago, Las Vegas, and now Atlanta and it’s always a great experience. 5 stars. More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint
(1332)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

With our reservation we were able to bypass an hour long wait. We were seated right away and served right away. Our meal came soon after the entrees. The server said we arrived early enough to beat the order rush. The band was great and we had a great view of them playing. Really fun for a weeknight! More

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Cuts Steakhouse
Cuts Steakhouse
(1271)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Love the wine selections, food was incredible service was fantastic. We arrived 2 minutes before it closed but the host and everyone were incredibly welcoming us and we had super speedy service. Food cooked perfectly as we ordered, test excellent. We come back and recommend this restaurant to our friends. More

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Public School - Atlanta
Public School - Atlanta
(226)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

Food and atmosphere is top notch. Great school-like decor and my which came first burger was amazing. Definitely will be back soon. More

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Ray's in the City
Ray's in the City
(3596)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

I am in downtown Atlanta 7+ times per year on business, and recently decided to give Ray’s a try again back in April. Jesus served us, and provided excellent service, so we requested him for our business dinner this June. last week, Jesus was joined with Haley to also serve us. We ordered the goat cheese fritters to start. The fritters were fried on the outside, but were still cold on the inside. We were not upset at all, but notified Jesus. Jesus, Haley and their manager went above and beyond to make it right. I mean ABOVE AND BEYOND. They were so unbelievably kind and apologetic. They sent over sparking rosé while we waited on a replacement, and then sent a complimentary dessert at the end of our meal, even though we told them we were not at all upset and it wasn’t necessary. The Parmesan Scallops were some of the best I have ever had, and my business associate said her Copper River Salmon was absolutely the best Salmon she has ever had at a restaurant. Haley was attentive and provided wonderful service. Jesus is also an excellent server. He is kind, attentive and knowledgeable. He also makes an attempt to chat with us and “get to know us and what has been happening” each time we are in town. We will continue to request Jesus and Haley at all future reservations. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - Atlanta
Hard Rock Cafe - Atlanta
(353)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

Staff was amazing. Food was excellent! More

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Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
(51)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great lunch experience after our VIP stadium tour. The food is really good and the portions are very shareable. More

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Truva - Downtown
Truva - Downtown
(487)
$$$$
Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

Met up with visiting friend from out of town at Truva and we were not disappointed. Food was delicious and service was excellent and friendly. Terrific experience. More

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Amalfi Pizza - Atlanta
Amalfi Pizza - Atlanta
(228)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Downtown, Atlanta

Peppadew pepper appetizer was good but at that price, left much to be desired. Definitely go with the stuffed crust if you do pizza. And whatever you order, make sure to have the marinara with or on it, it's the best I've ever had! More

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
(1205)
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Atlanta

This is a frequent lunch spot for my colleges and I. The menu is varied, service good, and prices very reasonable. More

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Trader Vic's
Trader Vic's
(1028)
$$$$
Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

Absolutely wonderful! The food was amazing, our server was outstanding and everyone we encountered was very friendly. Do not miss the bananas foster cooked table side! More

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Pacific Rim Bistro
Pacific Rim Bistro
(396)
$$$$
Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

Our server made it a five star experience! There were 6 in our party and we all loved our meals! More

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Sweet Auburn Seafood
Sweet Auburn Seafood
(1251)
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter patiently answered all of our questions. The drinks were excellent too. It was our first time and we will be back. More

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ROOM at Twelve
ROOM at Twelve
(635)
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Food and service was great More

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Escobar Restaurant and Tapas
Escobar Restaurant and Tapas
(146)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Eating every time we come! We were there for Birthday Bash and it was everything More

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SEAR
SEAR
(670)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

Good food, average wine list but INCREDIBLE service. Seriously, the food was good - but not outstanding, but the service was the highlight of the visit. The staff here takes their job very seriously and it shows; well trained, exceedingly polite and quick with a smile. I would come back on my next trip because of the service alone. Good food and drink just adds the cherry on top. More

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Suite Food Lounge
Suite Food Lounge
(354)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

Enjoyed it!! More

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Thrive
Thrive
(1184)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

I love the ambiance of this restaurant. The dim lighting, calming colors, and comfortable seating are perfect for a romantic dinner. The hostesses and waiters are very attentive and friendly. I always enjoy the food here, especially the fresh seafood. Everything is seasoned and cooked perfectly. Thrive is one of my top picks before attending an event in downtown Atlanta and they validate your parking, which is a plus. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
(3128)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

This was my second time dining here and I love it. Our server Mercedes was AWESOME!! More

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Budi's Sushi
Budi's Sushi
(23)
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, Atlanta

The Ocean Pyramid definitely lived up to the hype. I love that we were able to get in earlier than the reservation as we ended up having less to do before dinner. More

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Pittypat's Porch Restaurant
Pittypat's Porch Restaurant
(1484)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Very nice meal and nice variety of selections on salad bar. Good suggestions from waiter on entrees. Large portions, everything was excellent. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
(1762)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

We went for our 1 year anniversary. Everything was nice and food was great. Wait staff were good and tentative as well More

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Prime Meridian
Prime Meridian
(407)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and service. More

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Local Motive
Local Motive
(1)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Local motives is a really cute place that accommodated our party of 8 very well! The wait staff was very attentive and the food was fantastic! I had the orange waffles which were good. I’ll try the avocado toast next time, though! It was difficult to find any information about price or menu items online, but it was mostly reasonably priced. They also validate the valet parking, just remember to ask!! More

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Big Kahuna
Big Kahuna
(49)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was a wonderful experience. Staff was willing to work with the party and offered excellent service. The food was amazing and offered many different options for the various eating orientations present. Will definitely dine again! More

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Sway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Sway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
(298)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Awesome first time experience. Everything was hreat More

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Paschal's Restaurant
Paschal's Restaurant
(1079)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Server Tackima was excellent. Food preparation was fantastic. Had the Shrimp Po Boy and my guest had the Shrimp and Grits. We demolished both..... More

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Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
(96)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Service was great, Food also was good. The team that booked the venue and the servers were excellent More

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Atlanta Braves All-Star Grill
Atlanta Braves All-Star Grill
(159)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

We took four dads and a grandfather here for Father's Day. We had plenty of space for our group of twelve and the guys were able to watch the Braves game. Food was good and priced well, great service, and our food came out fast! We even had space for our two strollers and no one was bothered by the two babies in our party. It was truly the perfect place for our father's day lunch. More

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Old Lady Gang
Old Lady Gang
(3583)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

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Southern Elements
Southern Elements
(24)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I can say it's Wonderful food choices. Perfect dinning for breakfast. And most of all it's staffed by the Best of the best staff. Every detail was perfect. More

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Dantanna's Downtown
Dantanna's Downtown
(202)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

Mia was very helpful all 6 times I called to change my reservations. Thanks Mia! More

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Tin Lizzy's - Downtown
Tin Lizzy's - Downtown
(46)
$$$$
Tex-Mex | Downtown, Atlanta

Tasty Tex Mex, great service with knowledgeable recommendations on menu items, and reasonable prices. A quick walk from the downtown hotels. Our group enjoyed the lobster and mahi mahi tacos. Good fresh ingredients and the food arrived hot and quickly. More

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Restaurant 10
Restaurant 10
(26)
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Went on Father's Day. The service was fast and the food as delicious as before. The previous visit was on a Tuesday evening. Same quality service and food. I know the vibe is very different in the evening on the nights they have a DJ. Great spot. More

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Downtown Atlanta Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Atlanta's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Agave
Agave
(1577)
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Love this place. Got there for happy hour for BOGO Free appetizers. Food is great. I got the fried lobster tail and the street corn. The bartender was AWESOME and had excellent comradery with the customers. Drinks were good. More

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Nikolai's Roof
Nikolai's Roof
(1460)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Awesome ambiance and food was amazing! More

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Alma Cocina
Alma Cocina
(1860)
$$$$
Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Customer service was fantastic. Staff remembered that we had More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
(1544)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Beyond all our expectations! Exceptional service, food. More

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AG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
AG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
(373)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

AG is one of the best dining spots in Atlanta. Exceptional food in an upscale, but the comfortable and traditionally warm environment. The service is always very attentive and friendly. Located in the Rits--it is Great for lunch or dinner meetings. I enjoy the bar and it's a great place to grab a drink or even dinner. The digital wine list is expansive. More

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White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
(959)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Went here before a show at the tabernacle. Food was awesome and service was incredible!! I felt like we had 5 ppl waiting on us. We were late and they were so accommodating and our food came out so quickly. Highly recommend! More

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Polaris
Polaris
(837)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Gary was life of our visit. He was entertaining,quick,helpful and well acquainted with menu. We had a blast. View is awesome from there. Gary spiced up our evening and without him that evening could have been an average one. Kudos to Gary. More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
(6799)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

The sundial was amazing! The staff has Great service skills, were very friendly, and the view is spectacular. It was very intimate and a great birthday lunch for my boyfriend. I would definitely be going back soon. More

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the bqe restaurant & lounge
the bqe restaurant & lounge
(915)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great service, we got a table in the back tent area, it had AC and fans so we kept cool. Our waitress was great nice and very attentive overall BQE dope experience keep it up. More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
(106)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

We had a table of 8 and received excellent service. Everyone really enjoyed their meals More

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Discover Downtown

Atlanta natives are hiding some secrets. Their beloved pimiento cheese, the pâté of the South, was invented in New York.[1] Can anyone prove that the first batch of fried green tomatoes was whipped up in Atlanta?[2] There are far more peanuts grown in Georgia than peaches[3], and frying was a West African innovation rather than a Southern one.[2] Traditional favorites still satisfy, but the Atlanta dining scene is enjoying more global influence than ever before. Buford Highway, which runs through the center of town, boasts 20 separate international communities.[4] As a result, you’re just as likely to find snow crab chawanmushi or mughlai paratha on the menu as shrimp and grits or fatback-fried catfish. Whatever you sink your teeth into, it will be served up with homey Southern hospitality.

Discover Downtown

Atlanta natives are hiding some secrets. Their beloved pimiento cheese, the pâté of the South, was invented in New York.[1] Can anyone prove that the first batch of fried green tomatoes was whipped up in Atlanta?[2] There are far more peanuts grown in Georgia than peaches[3], and frying was a West African innovation rather than a Southern one.[2] Traditional favorites still satisfy, but the Atlanta dining scene is enjoying more global influence than ever before. Buford Highway, which runs through the center of town, boasts 20 separate international communities.[4] As a result, you’re just as likely to find snow crab chawanmushi or mughlai paratha on the menu as shrimp and grits or fatback-fried catfish. Whatever you sink your teeth into, it will be served up with homey Southern hospitality.