You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

10 Most Beautiful Restaurants in Atlanta

Malika Bowling - Roamilicious logo: MainLogo Malika Bowling - Roamilicious 12/10/2022 Malika Bowling
Wondering where to dine for a romantic evening in Atlanta? Look no further. Here are the top 9 most beautiful restaurants in Atlanta © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious Wondering where to dine for a romantic evening in Atlanta? Look no further. Here are the top 9 most beautiful restaurants in Atlanta

1. The Americano at the Intercontinental Hotel

The dark and brooding interior is contrasted with modern sculptures and the unique wire light fixtures add a warm glow, while pops of green add a cool touch to the interior design. All come together to make for a superb date night spot or birthday celebration.

© Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious

Celebrate at The Americano Atlanta. You’ll be rewarded with a perfectly romantic vibe.

Besides absolutely stunning design (love those chic dark walls), the food and will blow you away! The Versace on the Floor is unlike any other cocktail I’ve had. The foamy sweetness on top hits you first but then followed by the spicy treat on the bottom. It’s like 2 drinks in 1!

Tuna and beef cheeks are the perfect way to to begin your meal and if you like steak, get the tasty ribeye.

© Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious

2. St. Cecilia

Any foodie that’s lived in Atlanta for a short amount of time will know the name Ford Fry and his exquisite restaurants spanning everything from European to Tex Mex. Consistent across all restaurants is fabulous service. At St. Cecilia, you’ll find Mediterranean food (with a slant to specialty pastas) is the focus here.

Everyone makes an entrance at St Cecilia as you access the dining area by walking down a sweeping staircase. Arrive earlier than your reservation and savor a cocktail or a glass of wine at the expansive curved bar topped in beautiful Italian marble.

For parties of four the round tables adjacent to the bar are a terrific choice as you’ll have views of the bar, dining and even the kitchen. But my favorite area is just beyond this (it’s the area that sits agains the wall and has several cozy booths. Make sure to request one of these when you make reservation, if you’d like to sit here as there are only a handful. However, even

© Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious

Soft colors are welcoming with hardwood floors and wood tables in contrast the white marble bar with a burst of lime lighting on the seats. Watch our short video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjscI4HPeey/

Kitchen at St. Cecilia in Atlanta © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious Kitchen at St. Cecilia in Atlanta

Kitchen at St. Cecilia in Atlanta

Food at St. Cecilia © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious Food at St. Cecilia

Food at St. Cecilia

Look to your server to recommend an excellent cocktail or glass of wine. While pastas may not be a priority, the pastas at St. Cecilia are light and airy. Protip: If you can’t decide on one pasta you don’t have to! You can get half portions of their pasta dishes? I couldn’t decide between the crab spaghetti or the beef cheeks angolotti so I had both!

3. Fia at the Burgess Hotel in Atlanta

best-hotel-atlanta-roamilicious © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious best-hotel-atlanta-roamilicious

Pop in for a cocktail at Mr. B at the Burgess hotel in Atlanta

The cozy restaurant, Fia, has seating with a view to all the action in the kitchen, complete with wood-fired grill, if you desire. The best seating is against the back wall but I’d recommend sitting against the back wall where you can see not only the kitchen but also the colorful lobby and bar as well. 

Photo credit: FIa Restaurant © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious Photo credit: FIa Restaurant

Photo credit: FIa Restaurant

burgess-hotel-atlanta-eats © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious burgess-hotel-atlanta-eats

The duck is outstanding but be sure to save room for the delicious citrus trifle at this outstanding Atlanta hotel!

When it comes to hotels and hotel dining you will forget you are in a hotel at all. The entrance and restaurant are both incredibly cozy and welcoming. The entire hotel (even the rooms) are decorated with treasures from the owners’ travels around the world. There’s a wood burning oven and the warm hummus is a must order. Make sure to stop at Mr. P’s for a drink at the bar and post for a picture.

4. Atlas inside the St. Regis Hotel

© Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious atlas atlanta restaurant date night © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious atlas atlanta restaurant date night

Pretty cocktails at Atlas restaurant in Atlanta

Dont you love when a restaurant has multiple areas to savor so you can fully enthrall yourself in an evening out. This is what an evening at Atlas is like. You can start (or finish) your meal sipping a cocktail by the cozy fireplace. Of course if it is warm enough you could even have a drink by the fire pits. 

atlas-restaurant-atlanta-roamilicious © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious atlas-restaurant-atlanta-roamilicious

This Lobster from Atlas restaurant, y’all!

Plus, you’re surrounded by famous artists when you dine at Atlas in Atlanta (well, their work)

Van Gogh, Matisse…you know all those famous artists? Atlas has an amazing collection of their work all throughout the restaurant. If you ask, you’ll probably get a map and information about the paintings and their artists. So, when you visit Atlas restaurant, you not only get dinner but it’s like visiting a museum too.

How’s the food at Atlas? Every bit a work of art too.

5. Knife makes a mark in Buckhead

Knife, a Mediterranean restaurant, takes it’s design and menu cue from the regions that make up the blissful area of Europe.

Knife Atlanta © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious Knife Atlanta

Knife Atlanta

From the owner, Ali, “From Italian floors to furniture from Spain, to paintings from a Moroccan artist depicting individuals from South of France, Italy and Spain to the food” everything is Mediterranean inspired. “The knife was inspired by our vision to honor chef’s most important tool, but as a hospitality focus, we strive to sharpen our skills and hospitality standards everyday”

The Baba Ganoush at Knife Atlanta is some the best ever! © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious The Baba Ganoush at Knife Atlanta is some the best ever!

The Baba Ganoush at Knife Atlanta is some the best ever!

One thing we loved is the various seating areas – the bar is comfy and inviting for solo diners. Against the back wall are cozy booths to snuggle up to your sweetie, but for even more privacy there’s the back room which could even be used for a private party.

Gotta stop and get a photo in front of the infamous Knife © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious Gotta stop and get a photo in front of the infamous Knife

Gotta stop and get a photo in front of the infamous Knife

6. Le Colonial in Buckhead Atlanta

buckhead-roamilicious-le colonial-atlanta © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious buckhead-roamilicious-le colonial-atlanta

The Shops in Buckhead Atlanta are arguably the city’s Rodeo drive. And the restaurants must be up to the highest standards as well. Le Colonial pays homage to Saigon in the 1920 and we think they nailed it with the decor. While the dining room is quite comfortable, there’s another room just for lounging.

buckhead-staycation-le-colonial-roamilicious © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious buckhead-staycation-le-colonial-roamilicious

Food is exquisite and as expected, you’ll pay more than you might be used to your at your typical Vietnamese restaurant, but rest assured, this experience is anything but typical.

7. Mission + Market in Buckhead wows with impressive design elements

best-restaurant-design-atlanta-roamilicious © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious best-restaurant-design-atlanta-roamilicious

Mission + Market’s lovely decor with “living walls”

Even before you enter the restaurant there’s an instagramable background that many were already taking advantage of. And then there’s the interior of the restaurant with high ceilings and warm woods that play off the metal structures hanging from the ceilings. There’s more than color, though, there’s texture too at 

Mission + Market. The faux grass walls and turquoise velvet booths sound like they could be too much (almost gaudy in description), but they are actually quite beautiful in the upscale restaurant.

mission-market-fine-dining-atlanta © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious mission-market-fine-dining-atlanta

If you love seafood, don’t miss out on fish specials when you are dining at Mission + Market in Buckhead. We loved this snapper!

8. Le Bon Nosh – wine bar and more in Buckhead

Come one, come all wine lovers to this magical spot in Buckhead.

The Captivating bar at Le Bon Nosh © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious The Captivating bar at Le Bon Nosh

The Captivating bar at Le Bon Nosh

The focal point of this beautiful restaurant is the gorgeous bar. Is it the chandelier that hangs from the top beckoning you to have a seat at the bar? Or the plush, peach barstools? Maybe it’s the curved background of the backlit mirror. Whatever it is, you can’t help but feel special when you dine at Le Bon Nosh.

Food at Le Bon Nosh is as pretty as the decor (almost)! © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious Food at Le Bon Nosh is as pretty as the decor (almost)!

Food at Le Bon Nosh is as pretty as the decor (almost)!

The food is as pretty as the decor (well almost). Fish was perfectly cooked.

Truth: I thought that a fancy French restaurant would be snooty, but they weren’t. They couldn’t have been kinder. My server was happy to make excellent wine recommendations that I loved.

Watch our video at Le Bon Nosh!

9. Sebastian Pinxtos Bar

Sebastián Pintxos Bar entrance © Sebastián Pintxos Bar Sebastián Pintxos Bar entrance  

Sebastián Pintxos Bar is a tapas restaurant that features cuisine from the Basque region of Spain. Located in the heart of Midtown, the space is completely transformed but looks as if it has been there for decades and blends in perfectly. As you enter the namesake is etched into the tile entrance. Guests are also greeted by a rainbow of colored umbrellas adorning the outdoor patio.

Sebastián Pintxos Bar dining © Sebastián Pintxos Bar Sebastián Pintxos Bar dining

Warm hardwood floors soften the design and compliment the bright bar and green accented chars. Your eye is drawn the the gorgeous bar replete with illuminated Bull head hanging above. Sebastián Pintxos Bar features a Gin Garden and has collected more than 50 of the gins from all over the world. Try the Butterfly Pea and Lavender Negroni. For cocktails, Sangria lovers have plenty of options but

Sebastián Pintxos Bar © Sebastián Pintxos Bar Sebastián Pintxos Bar

The menu is composed of small and large plates that embrace the Spanish culture with every dish. The scallop ceviche is a must order The sweet scallop diced up to capture the vinaigrette and slight touch of pepper is magic.

San Sebastian scallop and duck © Malika Bowling San Sebastian scallop and duck

Check the website for the specialty features each night. There are gin drink specials on Tuesdays and Flamenco dancing on Wednesday nights.

10.Chops Lobster Bar (still a star after many years)

Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead (Atlanta) © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead (Atlanta)

Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead (Atlanta)

Once the darling of all restaurant groups in Atlanta, Chops Lobster bar remains quite popular. Even on a Thursday evening they were packed. Sadly they were plagued by a fire which led to a remodel. They’ve fused the modern with the proper service you’d expect from The Buckhead Life Restaurant Group.

Ribeye at Chops / Lobster Bar © Provided by Malika Bowling - Roamilicious Ribeye at Chops / Lobster Bar

Ribeye at Chops / Lobster Bar

So which of these jaw-dropping luxurious restaurants will you visit first in Atlanta?

AdChoices
AdChoices

Roamilicious

Malika Bowling - Roamilicious: MainLogo
Malika Bowling - Roamilicious
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon