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AgaveAgave
1570 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Agave never disappoints, food was delicious as always. Fresh, tasty, seasoned just right!! From the shrimp and grits, pepper salmon w/ julian vegetables and even the chocolate mousse was delicious. The server was attentive. A great dining experience More

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

The occasion was Mother's Day and Graduation Day. Since we were out-of-town, we were positively surprised by the attention of the waiters and waitresses. The food was a brunch buffet with many familiar items, but also less familiar. The fish and meats were excellent. Everything was fresh and tasty. The room is large, but it was not that noisy. A small band with singer performed hits from the earlier part of the 20th century. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1541 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Food tastes awesome but if I am paying 60$ for a steak I shouldn’t have to pay another 15$ to add a side, salad, or soup. Lemon soufflé was awesome. More

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

Went here before a show at the tabernacle. Food was awesome and service was incredible!! I felt like we had 5 ppl waiting on us. We were late and they were so accommodating and our food came out so quickly. Highly recommend! More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1859 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Customer service was fantastic. Staff remembered that we had More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1458 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great for special night out. View is spectacular. Service impeccable More

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

Great restaraunt. Don't sit outside if your looking for privacy and quiet though. Cars zooming by can be a distraction and very noisy. More

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

We had a table of 8 and received excellent service. Everyone really enjoyed their meals More

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PolarisPolaris
835 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Very comfortable experience More

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

The food is delicious and the staff is very professional. More

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

We have brunch every Saturday, trying new restaurants and experiences ... primarily black owned. We love the food at Rosie’s, but because of the dissatisfaction at the airport location, we stopped choosing this brand. I’m happy to say after trying the downtown location this weekend, we’re happy to be back. The food was delicious, thx for the valet, and Simone? (Cute, curly poofy ponytail) was a delight. We’ll be back soon!! -Jovan More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6791 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Amazing view, food, and server! Great experience. This was a celebration for my nephews graduation-it will be one that we will have a wonderful memory. We drove all the way from South Carolina to make this memory. More

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Gyu-Kaku - Atlanta, GAGyu-Kaku - Atlanta, GA
107 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Atlanta

Visited the restaurants in Chicago, Las Vegas, and now Atlanta and it’s always a great experience. 5 stars. More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke JointSweet Georgia's Juke Joint
1332 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

With our reservation we were able to bypass an hour long wait. We were seated right away and served right away. Our meal came soon after the entrees. The server said we arrived early enough to beat the order rush. The band was great and we had a great view of them playing. Really fun for a weeknight! More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1266 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Food and service was outstanding. More

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

Food and atmosphere is top notch. Great school-like decor and my which came first burger was amazing. Definitely will be back soon. More

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

The food was great, and the people were Awesome!!! More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3592 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

I am in downtown Atlanta 7+ times per year on business, and recently decided to give Ray’s a try again back in April. Jesus served us, and provided excellent service, so we requested him for our business dinner this June. last week, Jesus was joined with Haley to also serve us. We ordered the goat cheese fritters to start. The fritters were fried on the outside, but were still cold on the inside. We were not upset at all, but notified Jesus. Jesus, Haley and their manager went above and beyond to make it right. I mean ABOVE AND BEYOND. They were so unbelievably kind and apologetic. They sent over sparking rosé while we waited on a replacement, and then sent a complimentary dessert at the end of our meal, even though we told them we were not at all upset and it wasn’t necessary. The Parmesan Scallops were some of the best I have ever had, and my business associate said her Copper River Salmon was absolutely the best Salmon she has ever had at a restaurant. Haley was attentive and provided wonderful service. Jesus is also an excellent server. He is kind, attentive and knowledgeable. He also makes an attempt to chat with us and “get to know us and what has been happening” each time we are in town. We will continue to request Jesus and Haley at all future reservations. More

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

Peppadew pepper appetizer was good but at that price, left much to be desired. Definitely go with the stuffed crust if you do pizza. And whatever you order, make sure to have the marinara with or on it, it's the best I've ever had! More

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Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz StadiumMolly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
51 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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Truva - DowntownTruva - Downtown
487 reviews
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Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

Met up with visiting friend from out of town at Truva and we were not disappointed. Food was delicious and service was excellent and friendly. Terrific experience. More

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & BreweryMax Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
1202 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Atlanta

Upon arrival we were seated immediately. We were almost 30 minutes early for our reservation, but they took care of us right away! I ordered the Cowboy steak (bone in ribeye). It was excellent! More

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Trader Vic'sTrader Vic's
1027 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

Absolutely wonderful! The food was amazing, our server was outstanding and everyone we encountered was very friendly. Do not miss the bananas foster cooked table side! More

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

We were in Atlanta for a concert and this was next to where we were staying. This was a fantastic choice and will definitely be going back. More

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Sweet Auburn SeafoodSweet Auburn Seafood
1245 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter patiently answered all of our questions. The drinks were excellent too. It was our first time and we will be back. More

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

Food and service was great More

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

Great time for my friend’s birthday. Really good drinks and prompt service. Will be back! More

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SEARSEAR
670 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Good food, average wine list but INCREDIBLE service. Seriously, the food was good - but not outstanding, but the service was the highlight of the visit. The staff here takes their job very seriously and it shows; well trained, exceedingly polite and quick with a smile. I would come back on my next trip because of the service alone. Good food and drink just adds the cherry on top. More

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

Enjoyed it!! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
3118 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Food was GREAT! 2 out of my party of 10 were late. They arrived after closing. The restaurant was able to accommodate them by getting drinks from the bar (which was closed) and getting their orders delivered. Overall the service was good and the ambiance was great. Nice atmosphere/environment. I will be returning. More

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ThriveThrive
1184 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

I love the ambiance of this restaurant. The dim lighting, calming colors, and comfortable seating are perfect for a romantic dinner. The hostesses and waiters are very attentive and friendly. I always enjoy the food here, especially the fresh seafood. Everything is seasoned and cooked perfectly. Thrive is one of my top picks before attending an event in downtown Atlanta and they validate your parking, which is a plus. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial ParkRuth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
1759 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent experience More

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Prime MeridianPrime Meridian
407 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and service. More

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Pittypat's Porch RestaurantPittypat's Porch Restaurant
1484 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Very nice meal and nice variety of selections on salad bar. Good suggestions from waiter on entrees. Large portions, everything was excellent. More

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

The Ocean Pyramid definitely lived up to the hype. I love that we were able to get in earlier than the reservation as we ended up having less to do before dinner. More

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Local MotiveLocal Motive
1 review
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Local motives is a really cute place that accommodated our party of 8 very well! The wait staff was very attentive and the food was fantastic! I had the orange waffles which were good. I’ll try the avocado toast next time, though! It was difficult to find any information about price or menu items online, but it was mostly reasonably priced. They also validate the valet parking, just remember to ask!! More

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Big KahunaBig Kahuna
49 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was a wonderful experience. Staff was willing to work with the party and offered excellent service. The food was amazing and offered many different options for the various eating orientations present. Will definitely dine again! More

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Paschal's RestaurantPaschal's Restaurant
1075 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Awesome Father’s Day experience with great food and excellent service! More

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

Awesome first time experience. Everything was hreat More

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

Service was great, Food also was good. The team that booked the venue and the servers were excellent More

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Southern ElementsSouthern Elements
24 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I can say it's Wonderful food choices. Perfect dinning for breakfast. And most of all it's staffed by the Best of the best staff. Every detail was perfect. More

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Old Lady GangOld Lady Gang
3566 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

My boyfriend and I were visiting from Houston. It was my first time and his second time. We LOVED it! The food and service were both great. Drinks were good too. We will definitely be back our next visit. More

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

I went to watch the St. Louis Blues play for a chance to make the Stanley Cup finals. I was happy to find the match on several screens already without having to ask someone to change the channel for me (which is always a project to accomplish at most restaurants...). So that was a plus. The food was just mediocre. The burger was ok, but the onion rings were from frozen out of a bag, and were just awful. They weren’t hot and were chewy in consistency, like they had been sitting around for a while. And the bacon on the burger tastes like it was fried up earlier that day en masse and set aside to use as needed throughout the day. I asked for tea with extra ice, and it came to the table with about 3 cubes floating in it. Not good for a hot sticky climate like Atlanta... I was alone and didn’t order alcohol, so the service I got from the bartender was about what I expected and is what I normally get when I go to a bar/restaurant. If I were ordering drinks, she would’ve likely been at my table every 2 minutes to see if I needed another, like she did with other tables. But since I ordered a free-refill iced tea, she passed by every 10 minutes or so. But she was friendly enough. I was in town for work and will likely be staying in the area again soon. I doubt I would go back, unless I needed to specifically watch another game I can’t get in my hotel room... More

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

Mia was very helpful all 6 times I called to change my reservations. Thanks Mia! More

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

Tasty Tex Mex, great service with knowledgeable recommendations on menu items, and reasonable prices. A quick walk from the downtown hotels. Our group enjoyed the lobster and mahi mahi tacos. Good fresh ingredients and the food arrived hot and quickly. More

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

Great food and service. More

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Downtown Atlanta Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Atlanta's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AgaveAgave
1570 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

Agave never disappoints, food was delicious as always. Fresh, tasty, seasoned just right!! From the shrimp and grits, pepper salmon w/ julian vegetables and even the chocolate mousse was delicious. The server was attentive. A great dining experience More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1458 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great for special night out. View is spectacular. Service impeccable More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1859 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Customer service was fantastic. Staff remembered that we had More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1541 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Food tastes awesome but if I am paying 60$ for a steak I shouldn’t have to pay another 15$ to add a side, salad, or soup. Lemon soufflé was awesome. More

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

Great restaraunt. Don't sit outside if your looking for privacy and quiet though. Cars zooming by can be a distraction and very noisy. More

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

Went here before a show at the tabernacle. Food was awesome and service was incredible!! I felt like we had 5 ppl waiting on us. We were late and they were so accommodating and our food came out so quickly. Highly recommend! More

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PolarisPolaris
835 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Very comfortable experience More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6791 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Amazing view, food, and server! Great experience. This was a celebration for my nephews graduation-it will be one that we will have a wonderful memory. We drove all the way from South Carolina to make this memory. More

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

The food is delicious and the staff is very professional. More

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

We had a table of 8 and received excellent service. Everyone really enjoyed their meals 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.

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.