Top 10 Date Night Restaurants in Atlanta

Atlanta Restaurant Recommendations

 

Atlanta has one of the best food scenes in the country! If you’re looking for some great restaurants to head out on a date or celebrate an anniversary on your vacation (or staycation) in Atlanta, then here are some of the best options.

 

  1. Sotto Sotto

If you and your date are fans of Italian food, then Sotto Sotto is somewhere you must go! One of the top 20 best Italian restaurants in the US, you’ll love their all-Italian wine menu as well as their traditional recipes. Sotto Sotto makes you feel like you have jetted off to an Italian villa which gives it a unique feeling in Atlanta.

Cuisine: Italian, European, Vegetarian, Vegan Friendly
Price Range: $31 to $40
Dress Code: Business Attire
Reservations: Definitely on the weekends
Must Try: Cacio, Pepe, e Pancetta or Pesce Arrosto

 

  1. Umi Sushi

If you ask anyone, then Umi is one of the top sushi restaurants in the city. With fresh seafood flown in from Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan daily, there have some incredible offerings! You can request a table for a more private experience, or you can sit at their sushi bar and enjoy watching the chefs make sushi and small plates. With chic and modern décor, this trendy spot is adored by food lovers and celebrities alike.

Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan Friendly
Price Range: $31 to $50
Dress Code: Business Casual Strictly Enforced
Reservations: Highly recommended
Must Try:  Wagyu Toban Yaki or Omakase Menu

 

  1. Miller Union

If you’re looking for a nice restaurant that you don’t have to dress over the top for, then Miller Union is perfect.  With casual chic décor, Miller Union boasts a delicious menu of Southern based cuisine. Their chef, Steven Satterfield, is also the second Atlanta chef in 10 years to win the James Beard Award for best chef in the Southeast!

Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Vegan Friendly
Price Range: $20 to $30
Dress Code: Casual
Reservations: Recommended for dinner on weekends.
Must Try: Roasted Pasture-Raised Chicken or Grass-Fed Flank Steak

 

  1. Canoe

Looking to make it a date to remember, Canoe is located on the Chattahoochee River and has a rustic feeling. Located in a large building with plenty of windows, you can enjoy the views of nature as well as some of the best Southern inspired cuisine in the city. During months with better weather, dine out on the terrace to view the perfectly manicured gardens. Make sure you visit the River Bar for a pre-dinner cocktail!

Cuisine: American, Southern, Vegetarian, Vegan Friendly
Price Range: $31 to $40
Dress Code: Business Casual
Reservations: Highly recommended
Must Try: Block Island Swordfish or Springer Mountain Farm Chicken

 

  1. Bacchanalia

First off, Bacchanalia is gorgeous. With a modern and almost industrial vibe, this restaurant features a really creative menu with organically sourced items from the chef’s own farm. This creates an exciting and fresh experience every time you eat there. Bacchanalia offers a four-course menu for $95 which basically takes the guess work out of what’s for dinner.

Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Price Range: $50+
Dress Code: Upscale Business Casual
Reservations: Highly Recommended
Perfect Four Courses: Main Lobster, Scallop, Red Cow Parmigano, Warm Chocolate

 

  1. Aria

Aria has one of the best environments to have an amazing date. Chef Gerry Klaskala brings some incredible dishes to the plate, and the restaurant itself is stunning with its elegant and modern décor. This is an upscale place, and it offers private dining options as well as an extensive wine list!

Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Vegan Friendly
Price Range: $41 to $80
Dress Code: Businesss Casual
Reservations: Recommended
Must Try: Black Angus Filet Mignon or Slow Braised Berkshire Pork

 

  1. The Sun Dial

Everyone loves a good rooftop! The Sun Dial offers 360 degree views of Atlanta with live music for a great date night ambiance. This restaurant is located 723 feet up in the Westin Peachtree plaza which puts it in the heart of downtown.  With a menu featuring farm-to-table ingredients, the menu I full of some of the best contemporary dishes you can get in the city.

Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Vegan Friendly
Price Range: $31 to $80
Dress Code: Business Casual
Reservations: Recommended
Must Try: Butter Poached Lobster Bake or Seared Sea Scallops

 

  1. Nikolai’s Roof

For the past 27 years, Nikolai’s Roof has been a go to date night restaurant in Atlanta. Located in the Hilton Atlanta, this was the first restaurant in the Southeast to receive 4 stars from AAA, so you know the food is great! With Russian influence, Nikolai's has a great cocktail list and over 900 wine options. It also has unbeatable views of the Atlanta skyline!

Cuisine: Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Price Range: $25 to $50
Dress Code: Business Casual
Reservations: Recommended
Must Try: Seared Lamb Belly or Beef Tenderloin

 

  1. Bar Margot

This is one of my favorite places to visit when I’m in Atlanta.  In addition to a menu that has something for everyone, it offers a classic fun setting with cozy seats for intimate conversation.  You can also listen to a live DJ on Fridays and Saturdays. Located in the Four Seasons Hotel, Bar Margot has one of the best cocktail menus in town, make sure you try something from their hand-crafted menu!

Cuisine: American
Price Range: $10 to $50
Dress Code: Business Casual
Reservations: Recommended
Must Try: Venison Osso Bucco or Beef Bulgogi

 

  1. Agave

Offering up an entirely different menu from the other date night spots, Agave gives you a taste of the Southwest in Atlanta. It has a warm and intimate setting with great brick and fireplaces to keep you warm and toasty. Agave is going to win you over. They also have a really great list of margaritas that utilize a different tequila in every drink! 

Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian, Vegan friendly
Price Range: $13 to $24
Dress Code: Casual
Reservations: Recommended
Must Try: Tequila Anejo Shrimp or Diablo Crawfish Pasta

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