Editor’s Note: Written by Amina Sahovic and Trisha Pintavorn. This article was originally published July 2, 2021 and last updated July 12, 2022.
It’s time to eat, ladies! Here are some of our favorite restaurants in and around the perimeter for a needed girl’s night out!
2293 Peachtree Rd Unit B, Atlanta, GA 30309
For grown and sexy vibes and outstanding food, try out this hidden gem in Buckhead. It’s Caribbean food, but remixed by Chef Day with unique items like oxtail hummus and snapper ceviche. The cocktails are also fantastic and the vibes are immaculate.
349 Decatur St SE Unit A1, Atlanta, GA 30312
Breakfast at Barney’s is THE new hot spot in town. And what’s fantastic about this place is not only the atmosphere and ambiance and top notch, but the food equally matches it. You’ll love the luxurious velvet touches and glamorous gold accents throughout the space and the artwork and murals as much as the perfectly fluffy 24k gold pancakes and savory soul rolls. They’re always poppin’ for brunch, but wait times are a little shorter in the evenings (they’re open until 8pm now) if you want to try breakfast for dinner!
60 11th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Midtown is not always a go-to neighborhood when it comes to great food in Atlanta, but Bulla is helping change that game. You’ll love the vibes in here as well as their bustling patio, perfect for enjoying with your girlfriends. Dig into their bulla huevos for an amazing combo of flavors–homemade truffle potato chips with a fried egg and prosciutto–and feast on their paella. Their brunch is another excellent and overlooked spot in the city.
128 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
We’re obsessed with newly reopened Chido & Padres’ newly revamped menu. There’s been a dearth of great Mexican food and Tex Mex in ATL, but they’re filling the void with a mix of Mexican street eats, Tex Mex favorites, and other tasty dishes from Mexico’s heartland. Their Buckhead patio is one of the best in town, and we love the mussel toast, the fundido, and the seasonally changing ceviche with aguachile that makes a basic dish just so much more unique and special.
3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
With a rooftop view of Buckhead and the best of company, the fun starts at Gypsy Kitchen. Whether you’re going for their tasty Ques0s, variety of small plates, or browsing their Happy Hour menu, you’ll find what you need to have a great time. Food always brings people together, do it while having a blast here!
3011 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
The girls love the drag queens, I mean how can you not? With a night full of music, dancing, and wild memories, Lips is the best place to take your girls for a night out. Not only do you get to experience the action packed show, but you also get a different menu for several nights during the week. Ready to go out?
6290 Halcyon Way #620, Alpharetta, GA 30005
For OTP Atlantans, don’t forget about the Halcyon in Alpharetta/Cumming for your next girl’s night out destination. The interiors are breezy and elegant, evoking the atmosphere of a classy marina restaurant with fresh seafood for you to dig into. The patio is also just divine in the summertime!
620 Glen Iris Dr NE Unit C-1, Atlanta, GA 30308
It’s the vibe for me. The interiors and patio are stunning at this Old Fourth Ward spot. Guy Wong from popular spots Le Fat and the now-closed Miso Izakaya has opened up Ruby Chow’s right near Ponce City Market, with tons of shareable small plates like a soft-shell BLT and peking duck steamed bun.
10. The Select
This Sandy Springs eatery is already one of the hottest restaurants in town, but just wait until you and the gals visit on Thursday night, AKA Ladies Night. In addition to their usual 4:00 – 6:00 PM happy hour, you can also enjoy several cocktails that are only $9, including their best-in-show martini. Once you’re basking in the elegantly-decorated dining room or bar, you’ll have a hard time leaving!
1745 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Chef DeeDee Niyomkul has been serving up authentic Thai realness for over a decade now at TukTuk in South Buckhead. The loft-style interiors of this spot are just elegant, and the food and cocktails are superb and totally should be on anyone’s “best of ” list in ATL when it comes to Thai food. Dig into their meat skewers, their fried red snapper, and mieng kum for some tasty favorites.