Midtown has been peculiar in that it is one of the most expensive and desirable places to live in ATL, but it’s had a dearth of quality dining options compared to other Atlanta neighborhoods. But recently refreshed mixed-use development space Colony Square has a litany of new and enticing dining additions that have helped to more firmly etch Midtown as a dining destination. Take a look at our list of options to dine when you’re visiting Colony Square or hanging out in Midtown. List is in alphabetical order.
1197 Peachtree St NE #528, Atlanta, GA 30361
This popular Midtown restaurant has a dinner menu that tends to err on the simple side (think charcuterie and brussel sprouts), but they have a solid brunch menu and one of the more enviable rooftops in all of Atlanta.
1201 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361
Atlanta is seafood obsessed, and this Chicago based seafood chain is putting a casual, DIY spin to seafood with their build-your-own plates of mostly healthy seafood options. Choose from a bevy of seafood options like crispy cod, curry fish cakes, or grilled shrimp and enjoy them in every way you can imagine: in a grain bowl, atop a salad, in a taco, in a sandwich, or more.
1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 517, Atlanta, GA 30305
We love, love, love the Establishment, a rustic chic craft cocktail space that’s especially beloved for happy hour. We’re now in the days where $17 for a cocktail is the norm, but the Establishment is one of the few places that actually put a lot of thought and care into each drink and merit it. And their food menu is seriously underrated, full of seasonally changing and oftentimes decadent comfort food with items like challah bread pudding, beer cheese and bacon loaded fries, truffled deviled eggs, and rabbit pot pie. YUM.
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1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
There’s no denying that craft cocktail spot JoJo’s Beloved has one of the coolest interiors in all of Atlanta. You’ll love the 70s vibe and velvet and retro touches that abound. Find it in the corner of Politan Row. Be sure to eat beforehand as they do not serve any food nor let you bring in any food.
5. Politan Row
1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30361
The upscale food hall Politan Row has become the pièce de résistance of Colony Square, serving as the inflection point for the square’s revitalization. Politan Row took the food hall concept and added a bit of glam to it with sweeping, glittery interiors that are a far cry from its more barebone and industrial counterparts. It’s a great option when dining in a group with picky palettes. You’ll find pleasure in digging into the Vietnamese bowls at Bun Mi Grill, the oxtails at Locale Cafe, the wings at Tandoori Pizza & Wings Co and the oxtail tacos at Pretty Little Tacos. Wash it all down with the fragrant and fresh flavors at Unbelibubble. Right in front of Politan Row is a courtyard with live music on many days, so you can bring your pup and dine al fresco on one of the patio tables.
1175 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361
It felt like it took forever and a day, but much beloved Rumi’s Kitchen finally opened an insanely beautiful location in Midtown at Colony Square. This Persian spot opened its first location in 2006 in Sandy Springs, and now they’ve brought their Mediterranean fare closer in town. Some of our menu favorites include the molasses glazed lamb ribs, the kashk badenjoon (fried eggplant), and the buttery “corn ribs.” You will leave positively stuffed so go hungry.
1221 Peachtree St NE Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30361
This spacious and modern yet rustic new American spot is one of the newer additions to Colony Square. They have a good brunch menu and are especially perfect in the winter time with their cozy booth seating and fireplaces. The dutch baby, a souffle-like type of pancake, is quickly becoming a brunch favorite, and we’ve always been impressed with their service which can often be a rarity.
1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 140, Atlanta, GA 30361
There’s a litany of fabulous Italian restaurants all over Atlanta, so it can be hard to stand out, but Serena Pastificio competes right up there with the rest. The interiors are enchanting, the presentation is beautiful, and the complimentary bread service is a nice (and delicious) touch. DIners also love their cioccolato fondente dessert, a decadent chocolate explosion with bourbon creme anglaise and topped with gold leaf.