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Top Restaurants & Bars in Atlanta

December 28, 2020 Wise Assistant

Discover the best restaurants and bars in Atlanta.

Here you’ll find the Wise Assistant guide to the best restaurants and bars in Atlanta. This list has a bit of everything from where to go for delicious New American, Steakhouses, or the best dive bar for a Sunday drink. This is far from an exhaustive list of Atlanta’s best but certainly includes anything and everything you’ll want to try this year in Atlanta.


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1. Aviva by Kameel

Healthy, ultra-popular Lebanese and Mediterranean meals. Aviva is the Best of Atlanta. Aviva by Kameel is top-rated with healthy Lebanese and Mediterranean options for lunch and dinner. Award-winning chef, Kameel Srouji, …

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2. The Slutty Vegan

Sluttly vegan and a whole lot of fun. Slutty Vegan is the best vegan restaurant in town. The Slutty Vegan is a plant-based burger restaurant chain in Atlanta, always serving a hearty amount of toppings that keep people …

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3. Buttermilk Kitchen

Casual, delicious brunch for the entire family. Buttermilk Kitchen is a casual restaurant serving delicious meals made from scratch and using only the best locally sourced ingredients. This is a family-friendly …

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4. Bone’s Restaurant

Steakhouse with seafood options. Bone’s Restaurant is a steakhouse with prime beef and plenty of seafood options, regarded widely as the #1 steakhouse in all of Atlanta. Bones presents a selection of seasonal …

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5. Bacchanalia

New American signature meals. Bacchanalia is one of Atlanta’s most celebrated restaurants since 1993, when it opened in Blandtown, west of Atlantic Station. Bacchanalia serves up seasonal New American signature meals to …

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6. The Capital Grille

Upscale steakhouse with world-class wines. The Capital Grille, located in Historic Buckhead, is an upscale steakhouse chain featuring dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and a long list of world-class wines. This is a …

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7. Masterpiece

Refined Sichuan Chinese cooking. Masterpiece is a Cantonese restaurant serving refined Sichuan Chinese cooking. Masterpiece is located in an unassuming strip-mall setting but don’t be fooled by the modest exterior. …

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8. Miller Union

Farm-fresh, Southern favorites, and signature seafood. Miller Union is a New American restaurant situated in a country-modern space. It features a menu of farm-fresh Southern favorites, including signature seafood. …

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9. Nan Thai Fine Dining

Award-winning Thai in a modern atmosphere. Nan Thai Fine Dining is an upscale restaurant offering Thai cuisine in an elegant, modern setting. Located in the heart of Midtown, Atlanta, Nan Thai is the recipient of the …

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10. Nina & Rafi

Italian restaurant and pizzeria, with brunch and a full bar. Nina and Rafi is a rustic Italian restaurant and pizzeria featuring delicious all-day meals, including brunch and a full bar. Referred to by locals as “the …

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11. Poor Calvin’s

Asian Thai fused with a Southern charm. Poor Calvin’s is serving up Asian Thai fusion dishes with a touch of Southern flair and creative cocktails that leave a lasting impression for years to come. Poor Calvin’s is known …

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12. Spring Restaurant

Farm-to-table, delicious New American dishes. Spring has a small and ever-changing menu of New American dishes, expertly planned and prepared based on seasonality. This elegant restaurant is run by chef Brian So and …

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13. Staplehouse

Casual New American restaurant giving back to the community. Staplehouse is a casual New American restaurant and bar that offers an innovative fine-dining experience. With spacious outdoor seating, wonderful food, and …

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14. Sushi Hayakawa

Incredible sushi and the finest fish selection in Atlanta. Sushi Hayakawa is a traditional Japanese restaurant serving sushi, along with hot dishes and sake. Sushi Hayakawa is molded after the finest sushi shops in all …

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15. 8ARM

The perfect trendy cocktail neighborhood bar. 8ARM is a trendy cafe and hipster bar with casual outdoor seating. They offer New American fare all day with rich dishes for dinner. Located off the Atlanta Beltline near …

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16. Battle & Brew

Gamer bar with a full menu. Battle and Brew is a hip gamer spot with weekly trivia, gaming tournaments, and a full bar serving plenty of options. Battle and Brew is Atlanta’s oldest Gaming Bar and Restaurant located near …

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17. Blake’s on the Park

Neighborhood “straight-friendly” gay bar with great entertainment. Blake’s on the Park is your neighborhood bar with entertainment, drag shows, live music, and delicious all American food. Blake’s is located …

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18. Empire State South

Southern American dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Empire State South is an elegant bar and eatery located in Midtown, Atlanta. Empire State South serves American restaurant food and strong, creative cocktails …

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19. Fado Irish Midtown Pub

Traditional Irish pub vibes with live music and sports, plus plenty of beer. The Fado Irish Midtown Pub is an upscale tavern modeled like a traditional Irish pub with its ornate design, quiz nights, and showing of …

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20. Golden Eagle

Upscale, hidden gem serving American dishes with creative cocktails. Golden Eagle is an upscale tavern serving American dishes and creative cocktails with an ambiance reminiscent of the midcentury. Golden Eagle is …

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21. Himitsu

Secret “reservation only” cocktail lounge connected to famous Sushi. Himitsu is an upscale lounge adjacent to the well-known Sushi spot, Umi. Himitsu offers delightful cocktails and drinks with a variety of …

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22. Hotel Clermont

Trendy cocktail bar with a beautiful sunset view of Atlanta. The Hotel Clermont is a strip club turned dive-bar-slash-trendy-cocktail-bar with a view of beautiful downtown and midtown Atlanta. The Hotel Clermont is …

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23. Kimball House

New American food with fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients. The Kimball House is a New American restaurant and sleek eatery that serves authentic food and drinks. The menu at the Kimball House changes to reflect the …

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24. Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall

Trendy New American bar and restaurant on the Atlanta Beltline. Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall is a trendy New American bar and restaurant with a great location along the Atlanta Beltline. Ladybird has a variety of great …

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25. Little Trouble

Industrial-chic vibe with great cocktails and Asian street food. Little Trouble is a hip and futuristic bar with an underground atmosphere near Atlantic station. Little Trouble has a moody and industrial-chic vibe with …

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26. Manuel’s Tavern

Neighborhood bar, homestyle pub, and a menu of Southern dishes. Manuel’s Tavern is Atlanta’s quintessential neighborhood bar with a menu of delicious Southern dishes. This longtime bar features homestyle pub options with …

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27. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

Drinks and fun things to do at Sister Louisa’s Church. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, or simply referred to as “Church” by locals, is a bar on Edgewood Avenue in …

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28. The Sound Table

Dance club with strong cocktails and small bites. (Temporarily closed due to COVID-19) The Sound Table is a staple of Edgewood in Atlanta with small bites and strong cocktails served in an industrial space. While open …

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29. Ticonderoga Club

Tavern specializing in seafood, sandwiches, and craft cocktails. Ticonderoga Club is a tavern inspired by the Colonial era. Located inside Krog Street market, this well-known New American restaurant and club bar serves …