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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in DeKalb

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in DeKalb? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Lips - Atlanta restaurant
4.9
4.9 (374)
$31 to $50
American
Brookhaven
About the restaurant
Lips Atlanta, “The Ultimate in Drag Dining”
It’s Dinner theatre with a fabulous Drag Show!
Your server will also be performing in the Vegas Style Drag Show
Lots of Divas and some Dudes - Glitz and Glam Showstoppers, Torch songs, celebrity look-a-likes, Frozen drinks, Specialty Cocktails like “Kick the Bitch to the Curb”
Guests must be aged 18+
We look forward to seeing you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Love this place. Always fun, always good food, excellent service. These queens treat everyone like a queen
A photo of Valenza Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3060)
$31 to $50
Italian
Brookhaven
About the restaurant
Valenza is a cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven. It takes its name from a small village in the Piedmonte region of Northern Italy. Valenza is well known throughout the world for its artisan jewelry manufacturing which has earned it the nickname “city of gold”. The cuisine at VALENZA is inspired by the diverse culture of Northern Italy. Executive Chef Matt Swickerath’s focus is on classic and modern cooking methods using fresh seasonal and local ingredients to create a classic Italian menu with an updated culinary touch. The menu features a variety of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. Valenza has the heart and spirit of a cozy and warm Italian village café in an upscale setting. The dining room features venetian plastered walls with rustic oak and pine woods. Experience the warmth and elegance of Valenza when dining under the antique European candle chandeliers. Valenza offers a wonderful private dining room with seating for 30 guests.
Top review
JoeS
Dined 4 days ago
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Was there for business and had an amazing server (Kendall) that knew exactly when to “interrupt”. She was amazing! Food was incredible…. Wine was amazing. A+
A photo of Seasons 52 - Perimeter restaurant
4.8
4.8 (7292)
$31 to $50
American
Dunwoody
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was amazing and service was very good. Our waitress was very polite and friendly. We were sat in the bar area so it was a little louder than the main dining area.
A photo of Arnette's Chop Shop restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2296)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Brookhaven
About the restaurant
ARNETTE'S Chop Shop is a modern take on the traditional American steakhouse and features a contemporary, chef-driven menu, extensive wine list and a well-curated craft cocktail program.

The restaurant’s interior was created to compliment the industrial modern design movement, exposing the natural character of the reclaimed warehouse while blending vintage, classic and modern design influences.

The restaurant is split into two levels. The dining room is appointed with custom wood and leather booths, banquettes and tables. The main level also boasts an open kitchen complete with a custom built wood burning and open flame hearth and charbroiler.

The lavish upscale bar is positioned on the second level above the main entrance and dining room. The bar has a contemporary yet warm den style ambiance with a open air terrace. The ceilings are low and the walls are adorned with paintings of famous musicians of past and present.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
My husband and I booked reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary and his birthday. The experience was fantastic and our server David W. provided us with service excellent! The entire staff from entering to leaving was pleasant and professional. Had a marvelous time and will return.
A photo of Rreal Tacos - Chamblee restaurant
4.8
4.8 (87)
$30 and under
Mexican
Chamblee
About the restaurant
Newest locaion coming soon! Rreal Tacos is Atlanta’s tastiest taqueria, offering a fresh, seasonal approach to traditional Mex. Rreal Authentic Mexican Tacos and craft Margaritas! Over 200 Tequilas and Mezcals to chose from!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Hands down, Rreal Tacos is one of the best restaurants I've had the pleasure of visiting in quite some time. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with warm hospitality and impeccable service. The ambiance of the restaurant is simply exquisite, creating a perfect setting for a memorable dining experience. The menu at Rreal Tacos offers a delightful selection of dishes that are not only visually stunning but also bursting with flavor. Each dish was a culinary masterpiece, showcasing the chef's creativity and expertise. The quality of the ingredients used was evident in every bite, truly reflecting the restaurant's commitment to excellence. In addition to the exceptional food, I must commend the attentive staff at Rreal Tacos. Every member of the team went above and beyond to ensure that my dining experience was nothing short of perfect. Their knowledge of the menu, coupled with their friendly demeanor, added a personal touch to the evening. I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I was with my visit to Rreal Tacos. It is rare to find a restaurant that excels in every aspect, from food to service to ambiance, but RrealTacos has managed to exceed every expectation. I wholeheartedly recommend Rreal Tacos to anyone in search of an unforgettable dining experience. Whether it is a special occasion or a casual outing, Rreal Tacos is sure to impress even the most discerning of diners.
A photo of Iberian Pig - Decatur restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5212)
$30 and under
Spanish
Decatur
About the restaurant
The Iberian Pig is a modern Spanish tapas restaurant matching bold flavors with a warm convivial environment. Our culinary team strives to offer a menu combining the traditional tastes of Spain with fresh and eclectic creativity. In addition to tapas, we boast one the most expansive selections of imported cheeses and cured meats in the country, which includes various cuts of the prized Jamón Ibérico. Our wine list is a focused selection from Spain, Chile, and Argentina and our cocktail list consists of faithful classics and a number of seasonally rotating signature combinations.

We look forward to serving you!
Top review
Reese
Dined 4 days ago
If you haven’t gone check it out! Always great food and great service!
A photo of Haven Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3010)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Brookhaven
About the restaurant
HAVEN is an upscale eatery set in a loft with exposed brick walls, warm pecky cypress woods and soft amber lighting. The cuisine is modern American influenced by French, continental and hints of new southern. HAVEN has enjoyed remarkable success during the past seven years. Voted a top ten restaurant for six years straight, HAVEN has become quite the Atlanta destination. Haven is located in the heart of Brookhaven in the wonderfully charming Village Park Place development. The restaurant is nestled in a popular historical neighborhood one mile north of Buckhead.
Top review
RachelT
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Great atmosphere, food and service! I will be back for lunch in the future!
A photo of Hopstix restaurant
4.8
4.8 (602)
$30 and under
Asian
Chamblee
About the restaurant
Hopstix is a brewpub located in downtown Chamblee. Our goal is to be the first brewpub in Georgia to focus on Asian-Fusion cuisine. Hopstix boasts Robata Grill, Raw Bar and Beer Bar, a dining area that sits up to 85 people, and a 1100sf private room with a 12'x12' full view glass garage door that brings outdoor inside.


Robata originates from a centuries-old country style cooking by northern Japanese fishermen around a communal hearth (Irori) that serves both as a cooking area and a source of heat, found on the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Our server Sofia was amazing! So attentive and pleasant! She anticipated our needs before even asking! And we didn’t have to wait for our reservation at 8:00, we were seated at 7:30! Had a great dinner, great food with great friends!
A photo of McKendrick's Steakhouse - Perimeter Center restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4118)
$50 and over
Steak
Dunwoody
About the restaurant
For more than 20 years, McKendrick’s Steak House has been regarded as one of Atlanta’s best fine dining restaurants. Serving prime aged steaks and the freshest seafood, paired with savory sides and an award-winning wine list, mouth-watering flavors and consistent personal service keep locals and visitors alike coming back to this locally owned establishment.
McKendrick’s Steak House Dress code
No ripped or distressed. Jeans.
Ladies
Business Casual. No low cut revealing tops or overly short dresses, shorts or skirts. No Slides
Men
Business Casual. No Tank Tops or Muscle Shirts, No Hats, or Head Wear. No Sweat Pants or Joggers. No Slides
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Always a winner! Wonderful food and service. Excellent ambiance!
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