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Downtown Atlanta Restaurants

Rosie's Coffee CafeRosie's Coffee Cafe
11 reviews
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Café | Downtown, Atlanta

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Ritz Carlton Atlanta - Special EventsRitz Carlton Atlanta - Special Events
9 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

This is the second year we have attended the Christmas Day event at the Ritz Downtwon (we used to go to Ritz Buckhead, which is now a different hotel). The selection and taste of the food was very good, and the service was spectacular: there were plenty of staff on hand, and they were uniformly upbeat and friendly. One of my guests had a bad back, and they quickly accommodated his situation so that he could sit comfortably. We were particularly pleased with a square table for our party of 8, which made for easier group conversation as opposed to a large round table. We will definately return next year. More

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AgaveAgave
1483 reviews
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Dined here last night and cannot say enough great things! The whole interior of the place is so unique and has a great vibe and the service was amazing from the time we walked in. Our server Taylor was so friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. He gave us great option for our tastes. And the margaritas are to die for! We will be back! More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1415 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

We came to dinner for our 10th anniversary and it was just lovely. We wanted an "experience" instead of just dinner, and we got that, and more. Our server was knowledgeable and accommodating, and not so attentive that we were being interrupted. It is definitely an expense to plan, but it was worth it for the occasion. We got the four course meal, and every course was terrific. Plus, he brought us a sampling of cookies, and mini bread pudding just because it was our anniversary. It made it even more special. We will do this again! More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1806 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

I eat at Alma Cocina at least once a month, and it is always outstanding. More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
916 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

The excellent service is only surpassed by the amazing taste of the food. Never disappointed! More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter MallRuscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
99 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

Loved the soup, salmon & wine selections. Our server was excellent! I believe her name was Arial. We will be back often! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1514 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

I’ve been to mortons many times and they just added some new items to the menu. Definitely get the scallops and the strawberry salad! More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
344 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Fantastic Cobb salad. Great service. The most expensive standard martini I've ever had in Atlanta. Looks like I'll eat at AG Steakhouse more often, but drink elsewhere. More

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PolarisPolaris
783 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was an excellent experience, beautiful view of the Atlanta Skyline, the rotation of the restaurant provided a panoramic view. The food was delicious, I feel the service could have been better but other than that it was such a wonderful experience. More

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Public School - AtlantaPublic School - Atlanta
200 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

Friends Promotion More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3503 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Service was great and accommodating with food restrictions. Everything tasted great. Staff very informative and friendly. More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6629 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was my first time visiting Atlanta and dining at The Sun Dial was the best way to cap off my last night there! The scenery was beautiful from the 72nd floor overseeing all of the city. The service was amazing and the food tasted exquisite, I recommend anyone who’s looking for a great night out on the town! More

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Truva - DowntownTruva - Downtown
464 reviews
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Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

The kabobs were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1215 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Cuts restaurant is a great place for a lunch meeting. Service is excellent and the food wonderful The manager comes to all of the table. This is one of my favorite places for a quiet sit down lunch. More

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Pacific Rim BistroPacific Rim Bistro
387 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

We had a fantastic experience - as usual. Great ambiance, delicious food & drinks, and excellent service. What more could anyone ask for? 😁 More

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the bqe restaurant & loungethe bqe restaurant & lounge
858 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

My Lunch Hour!!! More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke JointSweet Georgia's Juke Joint
1290 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Our Server was Ms Sky she was excellent, the food was delicious and we really enjoyed the Band and the environment was people friendly. We will be back. More

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & BreweryMax Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
1178 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Atlanta

The wife and I went there for our anniversary. We like to call it rustic chic. It was very clean. The food was great and they have their own flavors of beer to try. More

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Gyu-Kaku - AtlantaGyu-Kaku - Atlanta
78 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Atlanta

Amazing food, great atmosphere, service is well. Loved it More

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Amalfi Pizza - AtlantaAmalfi Pizza - Atlanta
213 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Atlanta

Good food, good time More

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Hard Rock Cafe - AtlantaHard Rock Cafe - Atlanta
315 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

Awesome food and great service from Rolo!! More

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Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz StadiumMolly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
50 reviews
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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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Suite Food LoungeSuite Food Lounge
330 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Awesome place to be, for any occasion. Me and my family enjoyed ourselves as always , food is always great, atmosphere is phenomenal. I love it More

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Trader Vic'sTrader Vic's
997 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

Miss the bigger egg rolls and red sauce!!!! More

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ThriveThrive
1167 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

The sushi was excellent. Very fresh and flavorful. Potstickers were great. Cocktails were fun! More

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55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge
151 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

This was such a perfect experience. The ambiance and customer service was amazing. The music was great but just the right loudness so that you don’t have to yell to speak to your guests. I wish the parking was more convenient but nothing would deter me from here. Loved it! More

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Sway - Hyatt Regency AtlantaSway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
286 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

We were staying at the Hyatt for a conference and the food was so great the first night we came in, that we went back a few times instead of venturing out. More

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Budi's SushiBudi's Sushi
22 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was amazing, however our server was not so great nor inviting. It was a galantines for my friend and I. We asked for recommendations of the wine in which he had no knowledge. I went with my best bet and got the Sauv Blanc. The bartender gave us complimentary sake shots in which saved the night for him. It was overall still a decent experience. More

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Sweet Auburn SeafoodSweet Auburn Seafood
1181 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Awesome music, delicious food, exceptional service, valet parking and good vibes More

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Paschal's RestaurantPaschal's Restaurant
1030 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I did enjoy the atmosphere and the food I ordered despite the shrimp and grits coming out cold. It seemed like it sat for a minute before it was brought to the table. Other than that and the server not being able to recommend items on the menu, I enjoyed the dining experience and would recommend the restaurants to friends. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial ParkRuth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
1699 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

the best steaks and stuffed chicken breast and the apple pie was delicious great restaurant More

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Prime MeridianPrime Meridian
401 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Meat was all overcooked Apps were amazing though. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
3027 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Great place for a business dinner. More

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Pittypat's Porch RestaurantPittypat's Porch Restaurant
1420 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent food great southern ambience More

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Escobar Restaurant and TapasEscobar Restaurant and Tapas
122 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

The only downside to this place is the size. It is pretty small and it only has 2 single stall bathrooms. Aside from that, our waitress was very attentive and nice. The food was awesome. I had the Cajun Salmon with garlic spinach and mashed potatoes. I had reservations for 8pm so it wasn’t too crowded. The music was on point. More

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Old Lady GangOld Lady Gang
3221 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

They took very good care of us. Aunt Nora came around and asked how everything was as well as took pictures. I had the honey blackened salmon with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. My son had the fried chicken..and for dessert we had the peach cobbler bread pudding...OMG!!! It was amazing! More

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Atlanta Braves All-Star GrillAtlanta Braves All-Star Grill
154 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Watched the Auburn v Virginia game! Excellent time! Great server! More

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Southern ElementsSouthern Elements
22 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I recommend Southern Elements to my associates. Was a good dining experience. More

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Dantanna's DowntownDantanna's Downtown
191 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great experience at Dantanna's. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. I look forward to going there again. More

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Big KahunaBig Kahuna
45 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Did not disappointed our large party! Was able to do separate checks and all! Good food, drinks, service and ambiance - Thank you!! More

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Tin Lizzy's - DowntownTin Lizzy's - Downtown
40 reviews
$$$$
Tex-Mex | Downtown, Atlanta

We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The service was pretty good. We just wish that chips and salsa would be included at a Mexican restaurant. More

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SEARSEAR
663 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Everything was excellent and I appreciated the ability to visit with the people dining with me because the noise level was low. More

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Restaurant 10Restaurant 10
23 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Loved it!!! Me and my fiance went there after a concert at Mercedez Benz, it was awesome! Not only is it close, but it also had a DJ and dancing. Even though it was hectic, they still maintained outstanding service! :-) More

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Terrace Bistro at The Ellis HotelTerrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
92 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was amazing to be here and enjoy the food while celebrating our anniversary. More

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ROOM at TwelveROOM at Twelve
626 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was fantastic and the server was great. If I'm in the Atlanta area again, I would definitely be eating here. More

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The Sleepy PotatoThe Sleepy Potato
2 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

The Sleepy Potato is a new restaurant in Vine City. Come visit us for brunch!More

Downtown Atlanta Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Atlanta's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AgaveAgave
1483 reviews
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Dined here last night and cannot say enough great things! The whole interior of the place is so unique and has a great vibe and the service was amazing from the time we walked in. Our server Taylor was so friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. He gave us great option for our tastes. And the margaritas are to die for! We will be back! More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1415 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

We came to dinner for our 10th anniversary and it was just lovely. We wanted an "experience" instead of just dinner, and we got that, and more. Our server was knowledgeable and accommodating, and not so attentive that we were being interrupted. It is definitely an expense to plan, but it was worth it for the occasion. We got the four course meal, and every course was terrific. Plus, he brought us a sampling of cookies, and mini bread pudding just because it was our anniversary. It made it even more special. We will do this again! More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1806 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

I eat at Alma Cocina at least once a month, and it is always outstanding. More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
916 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

The excellent service is only surpassed by the amazing taste of the food. Never disappointed! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1514 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

I’ve been to mortons many times and they just added some new items to the menu. Definitely get the scallops and the strawberry salad! More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
344 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Fantastic Cobb salad. Great service. The most expensive standard martini I've ever had in Atlanta. Looks like I'll eat at AG Steakhouse more often, but drink elsewhere. More

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PolarisPolaris
783 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was an excellent experience, beautiful view of the Atlanta Skyline, the rotation of the restaurant provided a panoramic view. The food was delicious, I feel the service could have been better but other than that it was such a wonderful experience. More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter MallRuscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
99 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

Loved the soup, salmon & wine selections. Our server was excellent! I believe her name was Arial. We will be back often! More

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Public School - AtlantaPublic School - Atlanta
200 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Friends Promotion More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1215 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Cuts restaurant is a great place for a lunch meeting. Service is excellent and the food wonderful The manager comes to all of the table. This is one of my favorite places for a quiet sit down lunch. 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.