The Ten Best Places to Eat in Atlanta
Sotto Sotto is a mainstay of the Atlanta, Georgia, dinner scene, and has some of the best Italian dishes in town. The biggest thing that customers say they love about Sotto Sotto is the consistency of the dishes. They can be sure that the dishes will be cooked to roughly the same specifications every time they come to the restaurant. With many “finer dining” establishments, this is not always the case..
Located on East Paces Ferry Road, Aria boasts some of the most eclectic choices of any restaurant in Atlanta. Not only does it have a great, diverse menu of delicious meat and vegetarian options, but renowned pastry chef Kathryn King is on staff here. This means that Aria can offer its customers a very well-rounded dining experience, making it very popular for birthdays.
Miller Union is located on Brady Avenue, and is known throughout the city as “the” place to go for traditional southern cuisine. However, thought it’s a traditional place, don’t expect the food to be without a little extra flair. Miller Union has gone a long way toward tastefully enhancing the traditional southern fare that people have grown to love. It does all of this with a wide range of dishes, and without compromising its traditional heritage.
On Piedmont street, you’ll find Bones steakhouse. This is a traditional steakhouse that has a number of things going for it that make it very special. First of all, owners Susan DeRose and Richard Lewis run the place with exceptional tenacity. They are obsessive perfectionists, that work very hard to keep their special recipes secret. They even keep the source of their beef very close to their chest. This is definitely a unique place to eat.
Empire State South
Empire State South can be found on Peachtree Street, Midtown Atlanta, and it is well known as one of the most creative restaurants in town. Their menu is constantly changing, as the owner and the head chef come up with new ideas for dishes constantly. The little tweaks that they do to their dishes to account for the seasons also make them very popular. This is the place to go if you want to dine on something absolutely unique and creative.
Tomo is located on Cobb Parkway, smack-dab in the heart of a strip mall. While the location may not be what you would call “extravagant,” this certainly does not take away Tomo’s reputation as the best Japanese restaurant in town. In fact, many people say that the location allows people to feel more comfortable and just enjoy a great meal.
Holeman and Finch Public House
Located on Peachtree street, Holeman and Finch Public House is renowned for their amazing pork dishes. In fact, most people look at this restaurant as the only place in town to get a high-class pork meal. They also serve a wide range of “alternative” foods like rabbit livers and sheep testicles for the heartier diners out there.
Cakes and Ale
Cakes and Ale is located on West Ponce de Leon Avenue, and is known for one big thing: simplicity. The simplicity of the menu may seem boring to some, but it is really an amazing display of chef Billy Allin’s confidence in his abilities to make fresh-tasting, amazing food. This is the place to go if you want something simple and tasty.
Restaurant Eugene is the top Southern/New American fusion restaurant in town. Located on Peachtree Road, Eugene takes the best of what southern food has to offer, and it adds a tasteful bit of class that creates an altogether new dish. This is the place to go when you want a little of the ordinary, and a lot of the extraordinary.
Located on Howell Mill Road in an old meat-packing plant, Bacchanalia stands as a testament to what good food and a great atmosphere can do for a meal. The place is home to a number of amazing dishes, and the restaurant itself is a sight to behold. Instead of the fancy trappings found at most restaurants like this, Bacchanalia has a decidedly more “industrial” look, and it creates an amazing atmosphere.