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Downtown Atlanta Restaurants

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

Worth every penny; great food, live band, and excellent service! More

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AgaveAgave
1393 reviews
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Had a reservation at 5pm, I watched people be sat before me who arrived after me. Better method should be put in place however I asked to be sat in the front and the host obliged which was nice. Service was awesome and food was very good. More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1758 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Lived up to the 5-star online reviews. Our waiter was knowledgeable, made good recommendations, and the food and drinks were delicious. More

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

Everything was better than I could imagine the service the restaurant was fantastic. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1475 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

We began with the La Marca Prosecco, paired with raw oysters on the half shell. The oysters were fresh and delicious, always a bellwether for kitchen quality. We both opted for the mixed grill of filet mignon, grilled shrimp, and bacon wrapped scallops with apricot chutney. The steaks were cooked perfectly to order: one rare and one medium rare. The seafood was well prepared and excellent. We shared a side of sautéed spinach and mushrooms, which were a perfect complement to the entrees. Dinner was paired with a bottle of Chateau Greysac Medoc, which did not disappoint. Desserts of creme brûlée and raspberries with sabayon creme were excellent without being cloying. Our waiter Yadi was attentive but not overbearing. Overall, an excellent meal and good value. More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1371 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Exemplary service More

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

Delicious fried chicken and the pimento cheese! Awesome service! More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1137 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Service was prompt and great quality. Our server was so attentive and the steak was Fantastic! More

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

Great service and awesome environment. Love the actual school aesthetic throughout! More

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

Loved the food and the ambience was very romantic. Perfect for a date night More

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

Great food and service. Definitely not a cheap dinner, but worth the price More

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

Took my mom to lunch for Valentines Day. She loved it! More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3348 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Very nice romantic vibe , great customer service, the seafood and fish was very fresh tasting, the seafood platter is a great try , I definitely will return .. More

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PolarisPolaris
735 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

First time experience at this establishment. Good service, good and all around ambience More

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

Good food and good location. Even got to chat with the owner about traveling abroad; she was very personable. We will be returning. More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke JointSweet Georgia's Juke Joint
1246 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I have been a few times now and every time is great. I will definitely continue to eat here. And our server was very attentive great job More

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Suite Food LoungeSuite Food Lounge
311 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great atmosphere and excellent service . Our waitress did awesome job making sure we was taking care of, also the staff at the reservation stand. More

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Budi's SushiBudi's Sushi
20 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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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6448 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Lovely view although I miss not having the rotation feature. Food was delicious although my lamb was slightly over cooked. More

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

The red velvet chicken and waffles are a must. Great service and yummy soul food. More

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

お肉はホントに美味しかったです が、白ごはんがちょっと柔らか過ぎで炊くのを失敗したの? ってレベルでした。 スタッフはキチンと仕事してて好感がもてます。 残念だったのはご飯のみ More

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Hard Rock Cafe - AtlantaHard Rock Cafe - Atlanta
256 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great atmosphere, food great, service was great, people was friendly. I really enjoyed it! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial ParkRuth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
1620 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

My experience was awesome!! Excellent service and the food was definitely One of the best More

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & BreweryMax Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
1147 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Atlanta

Wonderful food. Shrimp and grits are a must! Love the atmosphere and design. I will definitely be back! More

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

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful. Our server (Steve) was brilliant. If you love Soul Food, Paschal’s is the place. More

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ThriveThrive
1127 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Food, ambiance, and service was amazing! The fried green tomatoes were perfect! Plan to return for drinks and appetizers! More

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Sway - Hyatt Regency AtlantaSway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
268 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great southern style restaurant. Love the crab stuffed trout More

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

The employees were fantastic. The calamari was great. The rigatoni and margherita pizza were top notch and came much quicker than expected. The scenery was appealing. I was impressed and definitely recommend you go. It's not a five star, exquisite restaurant, so don't expect that, but Amalfi is far above the average Italian restaurant. More

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Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz StadiumMolly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
47 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Mollie B's is an experience! Warmly greeted and welcomed by all the staff, the restaurant offers an outstanding view of Atlanta's latest landmarks! The scope and size of the stadium are astonishing but the restaurant is comfortable and sophisticated. Food was delicious and the staff was quite attentive. I do suggest you make a reservation and in our case, I noted that we had a birthday girl with us to honor. The restaurant made a lovely presentation of a piece of cake for our girl and two staffers even sang. It was just such a charming touch and memorable for our friend. Go for the fun of the experience and enjoy a very special luncheon. In fact, I have been twice in six weeks for those very reasons to celebrate two special occasions. Hope to return soon! More

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

Great food and service! The burboun salmon was delicious, the waitress was very nice! More

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Old Lady GangOld Lady Gang
3061 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent choice of food and drinks. I tried the barbecue ribs appetizer which was really good along with the chicken, greens, mac n cheese and candied yams. The catfish nuggets and sauce were tasty as well. All were delicious! More

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

I enjoyed the food and also the service. I will be returning real soon! More

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Sweet Auburn SeafoodSweet Auburn Seafood
1106 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

It was my 2nd visit! Awesome service and food was Great! Will definitely return! More

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Pittypat's Porch RestaurantPittypat's Porch Restaurant
1353 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Chicken was great, needs a better salad bar that is not covered in oil, beautiful setting, walking distant to any hotels. I would go back. More

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Prime MeridianPrime Meridian
387 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Restaurant was not busy. Service on point. Food-mediocre for prices. Not a high end restaurant I’m my opinion. But I guess prices reflect that. More

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

Great service overall! Food was amazing. Reservation for 1:45 sat at 2:20. They did accommodate my larger than expected group though. So I appreciate that !! Will definitely be going back ! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
2918 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Food took way too long. My wife n I waited for over an hour for our dinner. Also I made reservations for 8 we got there at 8:02 still waited 15 minutes to be seated. The restaurant wasn’t even packed and I saw open tables all around the restaurant 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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Atlanta Braves All-Star GrillAtlanta Braves All-Star Grill
145 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Food was good. Service was great. Very sweet server. More

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

Good food. Great service. High value for the prices charged. Street taco selection is extensive. Good place for a business dinner in a casual atmosphere. More

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

Anniversary More

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

Had a great time the waiter was awesome and the food was great. More

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Big KahunaBig Kahuna
39 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

We loved Big Kahuna's so much we went there three times, in the week we were there for work. Casual and fun environment. However, it was deliciousness of the food that really brought us back. Queso was almost drank from the bowl. The grilled chicken for the Cali Mex sandwich was cooked to perfection. Tacos were superb. They were super busy the Wednesday night we were there, and we could tell the staff was a little stressed, but we still felt they did a great job and the best they could. Will visit again in ever back in Atlanta. I never write reviews but had to, since I'm already missing the place. More

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SEARSEAR
650 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

Like the fact that it was quiet and relaxed. The food was good, however I could not understand why we had to pay for every little think such a bread to side salad. Example if you ordered scallops, you only received scallops. Nice but very over priced. More

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ROOM at TwelveROOM at Twelve
618 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

The restaurant was small but beautifully decorated and the food was delicious. More

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Terrace Bistro at The Ellis HotelTerrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
89 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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The Sleepy PotatoThe Sleepy Potato
1 review
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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
1393 reviews
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Had a reservation at 5pm, I watched people be sat before me who arrived after me. Better method should be put in place however I asked to be sat in the front and the host obliged which was nice. Service was awesome and food was very good. More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1758 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Lived up to the 5-star online reviews. Our waiter was knowledgeable, made good recommendations, and the food and drinks were delicious. More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1371 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Exemplary service More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1475 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

We began with the La Marca Prosecco, paired with raw oysters on the half shell. The oysters were fresh and delicious, always a bellwether for kitchen quality. We both opted for the mixed grill of filet mignon, grilled shrimp, and bacon wrapped scallops with apricot chutney. The steaks were cooked perfectly to order: one rare and one medium rare. The seafood was well prepared and excellent. We shared a side of sautéed spinach and mushrooms, which were a perfect complement to the entrees. Dinner was paired with a bottle of Chateau Greysac Medoc, which did not disappoint. Desserts of creme brûlée and raspberries with sabayon creme were excellent without being cloying. Our waiter Yadi was attentive but not overbearing. Overall, an excellent meal and good value. More

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

Loved the food and the ambience was very romantic. Perfect for a date night More

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

Took my mom to lunch for Valentines Day. She loved it! More

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

お肉はホントに美味しかったです が、白ごはんがちょっと柔らか過ぎで炊くのを失敗したの? ってレベルでした。 スタッフはキチンと仕事してて好感がもてます。 残念だったのはご飯のみ More

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

Great service and awesome environment. Love the actual school aesthetic throughout! More

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

Delicious fried chicken and the pimento cheese! Awesome service! More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3348 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Very nice romantic vibe , great customer service, the seafood and fish was very fresh tasting, the seafood platter is a great try , I definitely will return .. 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.