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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Atlanta Metro

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Atlanta Metro? 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 Gyu-Kaku - Atlanta, GA restaurant
4.8 (444)
$31 to $50
Atlantic Station
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Always a great place to enjoy dinner and bring friends to
A photo of The Consulate restaurant
4.7 (1911)
$31 to $50
Global, International
About the restaurant
ZAGATS Top 10 Sexiest New Restaurants. '22 James Beard Grant Recipients. OT diners choice 5 years straight.
Travel with us nightly as we visit Asian, Latin, European, and African countries cuisines.
A lucky guest spins our globe every 90 days to decide menu focus.
Owner & Executive Chef; Mei Lin has again proven her ability to dance around the globe and deliver excellence.
Beverage Director: Walter Gregg.
A sleek Mid Century Modern lair filled with noted works of art and iconic antiques. Works by Warhol, Haring, Radcliffe Bailey, and Matisse all share court.
The Interior design by owner, HGTV alum designer, Doug Hines.

Deck entrance is on West Peachtree St. 15 Feet from the 10th corner, on the right hand side.
Enter The Consulate parking courtyard and circle the water fountain into the garage. No tows, no boots, ever.
Walk under the office building overhang towards the Federal Reserve.
Walk down stairs and turn right. Enjoy!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Service was on point. Food great. Atmosphere was awesome.
A photo of Atlas restaurant
4.6 (1995)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Under the renowned culinary leadership, Atlas brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking. Our menu is inspired by Chef Freddy Money’s career in some of Europe’s most prestigious kitchens. Each dish tells a story, and the menu takes you on a journey that focuses on ingredients, provenance, and texture, resulting in a powerful combination of wonderful and memorable food. Our restaurant doubles as a modern art gallery with emerald green walls covered in 20th-century art from some of the world’s most recognized artists, including Foujita, Chagall, Monet, Soutine, and Picasso. The artwork is part of the noted Lewis Collection, among the largest private art collections in the world, with each piece thoughtfully selected and carefully placed for guests to enjoy.

Valet parking is available at St. Regis Atlanta. The cost is $12 after validation. Please validate your ticket at the host stand. *We are unable to validate self-parking
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
My wife and I came to Atlas for our 19th anniversary. I did a bunch of research on the best dining experiences in Atlanta and Atlas came up over and over. It did not disappoint, the food was everything we hoped and even exceeded our expectations. The wait staff did a fantastic job explaining each course and making us feel welcome which we appreciated because this was our first time at a restaurant. We were wonderfully pampered and would recommend this to anyone looking for a new dining experience.
A photo of Mandolin Kitchen and Shisha Bar restaurant
4.6 (314)
$31 to $50
Sandy Springs
About the restaurant
Welcome to Mandolin Kitchen, where the flavors of the Mediterranean come to life in every dish and the soothing aroma of hookah fills the air. Our restaurant is a true oasis of culinary delight and relaxation, nestled in the heart of Sandy Springs. Our chefs meticulously craft each dish, using only the finest ingredients to ensure an authentic and unforgettable dining experience. But our commitment to your enjoyment doesn't stop at the food. We offer a unique and inviting atmosphere where you can unwind, socialize, and savor your meal at your own pace. Our comfortable seating, warm lighting, and friendly staff create the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience. At Mandolin Kitchen, we take pride in providing exceptional food, outstanding service, and a welcoming atmosphere. We can't wait to serve you!
Top review
Dined on May 10, 2024
We always like to seat inside away from the smoking area but for whatever reason sometimes we get someone sitting to the left side kind of patio but it’s still inside the tables at non smoking area. It’s discusting for us non smokers having to smell that cigarette (wasn’t hookah) from this woman sitting by herself close to our table.
A photo of Palo Santo Rooftop restaurant
4.6 (87)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
West Midtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to Palo Santo Rooftop, located next to King Plow. Our rooftop has an amazing view of the West Midtown skyline where you can enjoy our UNIQUE ROOFTOP MENU consisting of sashimi inspired small bites. Paired this with our agave focused bar program and bottle service for an unforgettable experience. Live DJ starts preforming at 9pm. Must be 25+ to enter. The kitchen is open until 11:30 pm.


Please respect the time limit for your party size so we can accommodate future reservations.
If there is inclement weather, your reservation may be rescheduled or cancel due to limited seating.

Dress code is NO CAPS, NO RIPPED CLOTHING, NO CUTOFF TEES OR FLIP FLOPS FOR MEN, NO GYM ATTIRE AND NO BAGGY CLOTHING. We reserve the right to make certain exceptions for the dress code.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Didn’t get to be seated on the rooftop although I booked the rooftop Mother’s Day brunch. But the food was good and we got to see the Mariachi band!
A photo of Alma Cocina - Downtown restaurant
4.5 (2398)
$30 and under
Latin American
About the restaurant
Alma Cocina introduces Atlanta to a refreshing new approach to modern Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in a variety of vibrant fresh dishes. We also feature the most unique tequila selections and a host of innovative Latin-influenced cocktails beyond a superior margarita.

We are positioned perfectly for downtown corporate and social groups and private dining.

Alma is operated by Fifth Group Restaurants, owners of Atlanta favorites South City Kitchen Midtown, South City Kitchen Vinings, La Tavola, Ecco, El Taco, Lure and Bold American Events.
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
The food and service were great. We started with the 3 guac and 3 salsa appetizers. Everyone had a different margarita and enjoyed it. RJ and the rest of the wait staff could not have been more accommodating. See you next time!
A photo of Reverence restaurant
4.4 (91)
$30 and under
Global, International
About the restaurant
A chef-driven concept that pays respect to the flavors of the world: from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Japan to the great ingredients and producers of Georgia, reinterpreted through a modern perspective. Bring your loved ones or find new friends, working your way around a unique culinary experience. An inviting dining room with natural light, large outdoor patio and textural design elements form the perfect backdrop for an undoubtedly fun and exciting meal in Midtown.
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Great service , everyone was very friendly and the food was awesome
A photo of North Italia - Buckhead restaurant
4.4 (225)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Opening June 22nd, 2022!

At North, we set the standard for crave-worthy by serving delicious handmade food daily. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create Italian dishes that consistently satisfy. Enjoy pastas made from scratch daily. Favorites like Bolognese and Chicken Parm. And unexpected bites that go above beyond, like savory Zucca Chips and White Truffle Garlic Bread. Plus an assortment of house-made cocktails, expertly curated wine, and local craft beers that will beckon you to relax, sip and savor every moment you are here.
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Dinner was amazing! The service was perfection. The staff really want you to enjoy the entire meal start to finish. The food was outstanding. We had a wonderful time! Thank you!
A photo of Octopus Kitchen restaurant
4.2 (26)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Modern restaurant & bar providing a variety of seafood options in a sleek, vibrant space!
Top review
Dined on May 30, 2024
Off the beaten path. Just a great choice. Come with an appetite because the portions are huge!!! We could have just settled for the appetizers, so much food and so good!! The wings were great, and the shrimp basket was some of the best!!! We had Blackened Salmon, Surf and Turf, and the whole Mediterranean Sea Bass!!! All entrées were cooked to perfection 👌🏿. Great friendly service. Can't remember the young lady's name, but she was very attentive. Huge mixed drinks. The parking is terrible, but there's parking about 30 ft from the restaurant. No military discount. One thing I hate is when a restaurant decides to take gratuity out for a party of three. I know people are cheap, but i tip huge. Then, I see an additional tip request. Too late!!!. I'll go back for the quality of food and service. If you're in Atlanta, make sure to add this restaurant to your list.
A photo of Falling Rabbit restaurant
4.1 (643)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
The Falling Rabbit menu will be an ever-changing curation of seasonally-driven fare. A new dish rotated weekly, making each visit to Falling Rabbit a unique fine-dining experience. Please visit our website, www.fallingrabbit.com for our current menu.

Our bar offers crafted seasonal cocktails and a wine selection with a sense of place and self – made by passionate individuals, many of the wineries being family owned and operated. Sustainable, organic or biodynamic farming is employed whenever possible.

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
The presentation was beautiful and the drinks were great! The entrees could have been better.
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