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The Best Fine Dining Restaurants OTP

Fine Dining outside the perimeter? With apologies to Omeretta The Great, OTP neighborhoods are just as important to what makes up “Atlanta” as ITP neighborhoods. When it comes to restaurants, some of the best, Beard-recognized establishments in the Atlanta metro are OTP. These restauranteurs have become ingrained in their neighborhoods while becoming a dining destination for everyone in the metro Atlanta area. We’re recognizing a few below, with the caveat that they are for the most part, North of the City. We’d love to add some fine dining destinations in other OTP areas – let us know on social where we can find them @atlantaeatstv.

1. Cabernet Steakhouse

5575 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 777-5955

Walking into Cabernet is walking into classic steakhouses of the past. Inspired by the decades-old steakhouses of New York City, Cabernet has been serving choice cut, perfectly cooked steaks for Alpharetta residents for nearly 20 years. With high ceilings, rich woods and plush banquette seating throughout the restaurant, it’s prefect for special occasions, date night or simply a night out with family.

Steak from C. Ellets at The Battery.

2. C. Ellet’s

2605 Circle 75 Pkwy Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30339
(678) 996-5344

Linton Hopkins steakhouse at the Atlanta Battery is a touch of class amid the baseball revelry. They are serious about steak, having everything from 35 day, dry aged Kansas City Strip to Tomahawk Ribeye, Center Cut Filet and Baseball Steak. They also have a great Live Jazz brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, a perfect way to gear up for a Sunday night ballgame.


3. Falling Rabbit

3580 W Lawrenceville St, Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 623-1452

Falling Rabbit is a beautiful gem of a restaurant in downtown Duluth at Parson’s Alley. Their approach is casual fine dining, but their dishes and decor veer more towards fine art. Falling Rabbit’s bar program is theatrical and creative – try the Spellbound cocktail for a smoky surprise. The menu is constantly changing, but can feature dishes like Agnolotti, Oysters and more. Watch and find out why you should fall in love with Falling Rabbit.

Seafood Tower from Frankie's the Steakhouse.

4. Frankie’s The Steakhouse

6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy Floor 3, Duluth, GA 30097
(678) 395-6447

Frankie’s The Steakhouse is one of Atlanta’s best, Manhattan style steakhouses – and it’s in Duluth! Whether you’re looking for a seafood tower, incredible wine list or a perfectly aged, Bone-in ribeye, Frankie’s is firing off incredible dishes every evening. Whatever you’re celebrating – a graduation, a birthday, or just an opportunity to get out of the house – put Frankie’s on the shortlist.

valentines day themed drink from hamp and harrys
Hamp and Harry’s cocktail

5. Hamp and Harry’s

168 Roswell St NE, Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 872-0977

Hamp and Harry’s is a wonderful small plate experience in downtown Marietta. With a menu that changes frequently according to season, you’ll always find something fresh at Hamp and Harry’s. They frequently fly the freshest tuna they can get from Hawaii for mouthwatering poke plates, tartar and more. Make sure you get one of their world class cocktails, like the Starry Night with Blue Gin, lemon, egg white and peach.

Little Alley Steak | Photo: Facebook/littlealleysteakatl
Little Alley Steak | Photo: Facebook/littlealleysteakatl

6. Little Alley Steak

955 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 998-0440

This Steakhouse in Roswell has been making locals happy for years – and now that they’re in Buckhead, they’re making businesspeople happy, too. Little Alley Steak has been ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country by OpenTable, Zagats, Forbes and many others. We love the high end retro look of the interiors, along with the world class steaks and sides they churn out every night o the week. Get adventurous with the appetizers and try the duck confit spring rolls, roasted bone marrow canoes, or the oyster Rockefeller on your next visit – they were some of our faves!

7. Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails

800 Mayfield Rd, Milton, GA 30009
(770) 817-0161

There is perhaps no restaurants in Atlanta that takes Farm to Table as seriously as they do at Milton’s – the restaurant is a 150 y ear old farmhouse and the food is grown right there at the onsite garden, Milton’s Acre. Expect to find incredibly fresh produce, the best quality proteins on the market and fresh farmhouse vibes every time you have a meal at Milton’s.

8. Spring

36 Mill St, Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 540-2777

Located right in the heart of Marietta, Spring has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation multiple times, along with recognition as one of Atlanta’s best restaurants by Atlanta magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Bon Appetit magazine. It’s all for good reason, as they take a very chef driven, farm to table approach to dishes that look like a work of art. The menu changes frequently and typically features less than 12 items, so don’t fall in love with one item, just trust the chef to continue delivering excellent dishes.

Lobster Arancini | The Select | Photo Credit: The Select

9. The Select

6405 Blue Stone Rd Suite 200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(770) 637-2240

In a few short years, The Select has become the restaurant tentpole of Sandy Springs’ City Springs development. With one of the best interior designs in Atlanta – including their seasonally changing flower ceiling – date night at The Select always feels elevated. The menu changes frequently, with a focus on high quality proteins, freshly made pastas and perfectly sweet pastries. Don’t miss their Ladies’ Night with specials from their world class cocktail bar.

Porterhouse for Two from Uncle Jack's on Canton Street.
10. Uncle Jack’s Meathouse

6590 Sugarloaf Pkwy Suite 201, Duluth, GA 30097
(770) 497-2400

They call Georgia the Empire State of the South, and with all the snowbirds who have migrated from New York City, you could say ATL and NYC are almost sister cities. So it makes perfect sense that the delicious, dry aged steaks from Uncle Jack’s Meat House are only available in two locations – Queens, NYC and Duluth. Whether it’s the steak and entrees like the Ooey Gooey Mooey Burger, the delicious sides like the collard greens, Brussel sprouts, or Mac and cheese, or the dessert offerings like the Baking Bad cookie plate or Fudge Brownie Souffle – you’ll be going back to Uncle Jack’s.

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