What's cooking in Atlanta
The best sights and heights of Atlanta's dining
A beautiful city in all seasons, Atlanta's signature sights pair perfectly with the regional, seasonal cuisines. Whether nestled beside shaded green spaces or soaring above the heights and lights of the skyline, these restaurants offer mouth-watering menus and must-have memories.
For speechless skyline vistas:
Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View features a dining area that rotates 360 degrees, offering views of Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead from a butterflies-inducing height of 723 feet! Serving lunch and dinner daily, the seasonal menu spotlights local, organic ingredients.
Nikolai's Roof, a favorite of international travelers and locals alike, specializes in classic French and authentic Russian cuisines served atop original Faberge and Christian Dior china. Garnished with elegant decor and dramatic 180-degree views, the candle-lit dining room provides a chic, romantic ambiance atop the Hilton Atlanta.
For mesmerizing views of the historic Centennial Olympic Park:
PEASANT Bistro serves Mediterranean and country French inspired dishes in elegant sophistication. Rich woods, a sweeping staircase and balconies beckon from above the Downtown bustle, providing stunning views of Centennial Olympic Park's Fountain of Rings.
Legal Sea Food Restaurant and Oyster Bar serves some of the freshest fish in town. Paired with 19 signature cocktails, 28 wines by the glass and an aerial view of Downtown you're sure to "get hooked."
Ruth's Chris Steak House at Centennial Park is lauded as "the home of serious steaks." Hand-cut, U.S.D.A. prime-aged beef entrées and white tablecloth service is surrounded by a street view of Downtown's largest green space.
Googie Burger is a walk-up diner featuring an exhibition kitchen and front row seats at the Fountain of Rings. It serves cooked-to-order fast food favorites including fresh ground burgers, hand-cut fries and decadent milkshakes.
Take al fresco to another level on these marvelous rooftops:
5 Season Westside offers a storied view of the revitalized West Midtown district. Enjoy an ever-evolving menu of organic sustainable dishes and handcrafted microbrews.
French American Brasserie serves traditional French dishes alongside timeless steaks and chops. Charming and chic, F.A.B. offers six dining spaces just beneath the Southern stars and above city lights.
Der Biergarten serves authentic German dishes and drinks. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating and a festive, traditional atmosphere complete hand-painted trompe l'oeil (illusionistic) murals and a model-railroad encircling the dining room.
The Capital Grille surrounds diners with nothing but the finest with a relaxed, sit-and-stay-awhile ambiance. Served with a penthouse view of the town, the menu is filled with steaks dry-aged in-house and fresh seafood while the wine cellar is stocked with more than 400 vintages.
Cultured Cuisines - Imagine, Explore, Discover, Eat:
Table 1280 is found amid the artistic trio of the Woodruff Arts Center. Whether attending a show at the Atlanta Symphony Hall or Alliance Theatre, or exploring the latest exhibits from the High Museum, indulge and enjoy contemporary American cuisines.
For riverfront views:
Canoe, tucked into a quiet crook of the Chattahoochee River, feeds all of your senses with decadent decor, dishes and more. Featuring an easy elegance and regional, seasonal cuisine enjoy succulent fresh water fish, sumptuous Southern staples and sweet treats.
Ray's on the River offers prime steaks, fresh seafood and an acclaimed wine selection, all in a romantically rustic setting. The overhanging patio and chattering river offer a quiet, casual alternative to Atlanta's energetic and vibrant dining scene.
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