One of Atlanta’s most underrated finds and Atlanta Eats staff pick for best meals they ate all year, native Atlantan Jared A. Hucks takes influences from his travels around the world and melds them together in a globally-inspired New American menu. Reserve ahead for a spot at the chef’s counter to see the chef and owner in action. It’s available with wine pairings as well, or add some curated cocktails to your meal.
Atlas in Buckhead brings farm fresh ingredients together to for a stunning tasting menu, with wine pairings available to pair. End your night with a nightcap at the Garden Room nextdoor.
The prix fixe tasting menu served for the entire table is a standout at this West Midtown Israeli establishment. It comes with hummus, 2 small plates, 2 entrées, dessert, and Turkish coffee service. You may think hummus is a throwaway addition, but you’ve never had hummus like this before.
Bacchanalia always tops “best of” Atlanta lists. Their menu consists of contemporary American cuisine from owners and chef Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. Try their ever-changing four-course prix fixe menu for a spectacular experience.
Chef Joey Ward’s (previously Executive Chef at Gunshow) Southern Belle got a sputtering start due to opening up at the beginning of the pandemic, but they’re back in full swing offering 4 course and 7 course tasting menus that are a feast for every sense. Currently closed due to the pandemic, Georgia Boy is their even tinier restaurant behind a bookcase in the back of Southern Belle that’s tasting menu only, but you can get the same stellar food at Southern Belle.
Kyma is modern Greek food at its best. Chef Pano Karatassos’ acclaimed Buckhead restaurant combines old school traditional Greek recipes with his new modern twist. Their newly added patio is also just perfect for the summer.
Chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips critically acclaimed restaurant with a stellar 7 course and 10 course menu served up in a contrasting more casual, industrial environment. There’s also a vegetarian tasting menu option.
Fusion can get a bad rep but you’ll be changing your tune with one bite from this fantastic restaurant that infuses pan-Asian flavors with Southern style cooking. Their dessert menu is also seriously innovative, with a chocolate covered Fuji Apple and wow-inducing creation called Suspension Cake. Call ahead for Poor Calvin’s Omakase experience.
Perfect for a special date night or anniversary, James Beard nominated Sushi Hayakawa is an experience you’ll never forget. Chef Hayakawa renovated his restaurant a few years ago to make the tables bigger, the capacity smaller, and the ambiance even more cozy and intimate, doing the complete opposite of what restaurants usually do to maximize profits. For toro that melts in your mouth and the perfect sake pairings, try their omakase experience.