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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
571 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
5,165 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
1,276 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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
1,510 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
91% recommended
Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia
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King + Duke

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
2,400 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
88% recommended

Bistro Niko

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Buckhead
6,287 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
94% recommended

St. Cecilia

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Buckhead
2,331 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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
95% recommended
Mediterranean in Atlanta / Georgia

no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
1,723 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 / Georgia

JCT Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
4,889 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
1,003 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
99% recommended
Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia

Chops

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
4,541 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 / Georgia
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Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
4,588 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
90% recommended

Kyma - Atlanta

$$$$·Greek·
Buckhead
4,329 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
90% recommended

Anis Cafe and Bistro

$$$$·French·
Buckhead
3,061 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
97% recommended
French in Atlanta / Georgia

Seasons 52 - Perimeter

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dunwoody
4,798 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
95% recommended
Most Booked in Atlanta / Georgia

South City Kitchen Midtown

$$$$·Southern·
Midtown
5,047 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
93% recommended
Southern in Atlanta / Georgia
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Ecco Midtown

$$$$·European·
Midtown
4,011 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
2,253 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Atlanta

MF Sushi- Atlanta

$$$$·Japanese·
Inman Park
413 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
94% recommended
Japanese in Atlanta / Georgia

Terra Terroir

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Brookhaven
941 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
89% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Atlanta / Georgia