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Six Restaurants. One Night. Bring It On!


Some of the most iconic dishes in Atlanta can be found in the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. From fried chicken at Buckhead Diner to deep fried lobster tail at Chop’s, it’s the kind of food that we dream about. So, we started thinking; what if we could create our own Buckhead Life progressive dinner? What would we order to make the BEST meal of our life?

We sat down with professional eater, and Atlanta Eats host, Steak Shapiro to get his take! Read below for his dream dinner in Buckhead. Warning: Do not read this while hungry!


When I sit down I want the gougeres (cheese puffs) at Bistro Nikko – what better way to start a decadent meal!


It has to be a true seafood trifecta. I would start with the Atlanta Fish Market jumbo lump crabcake; creamy and delicious and everything you want in a crabcake. Then I would move on to the signature flash-fried lobster tail at Chops. This is an appetizer you must try in Atlanta. And finally, I would have to get Kyma’s grilled octopus. There’s a reason why 95% of the tables order it!


You have to have a pasta course in a dream meal, and my choice is the beef shortrib ravioli (Ravioli de Brasato) at Pricci; the perfect sauce with the lightest ravioli ever.


As a professional eater, you know I can’t only have 1 entree! So, I’m going to go with 2. First up the fried chicken at Buckhead Diner. Seriously, close your eyes, imagine the South and bite into this chicken. Then I would move on to the whole grilled fish at Kyma .This is  my mom’s favorite dish in Atlanta so it can’t be bad. It’s her fave for a reason.


Believe it or not, there’s still room for dessert! And, of course, this is another duo.  To end this epic meal, I’ll be diving into the chocolate mousse cake at Atlanta Fish Market and Buckhead Diner’s  award-winning white chocolate banana creme pie . Both are just absolute perfection and enough to send me off in a state of bliss…

Make sure to try all of these dishes with the Buckhead Life Ultimate Card – it’s the perfect gift for the holidays! Purchase at any of the Buckhead Life restaurants, or 404-237-2060.

If you could build your perfect meal at Buckhead Life, what would it be? Tell us below in the comments and you could win your own night out in Buckhead!


  • Bistro Niko - Gougeres | Photo Credit: Sara Hanna Photography
  • Atlanta Fish Market - Jumbo Lump Crabcake | Photo Credit: Sara Hanna Photography
  • Chops - Signature Flash-Fried Lobster Tail | Photo Credit: Sara Hanna Photography
  • Kyma - Grilled Octopus
  • Pricci - Ravioli de Brasato ( Beef Shortrib Ravioli) | Photo Credit: Sara Hanna Photography
  • Kyma - Whole Grilled Fish | Photo Credit: Sara Hanna Photography
  • Buckhead Diner - Fried Chicken | Photo Credit: Krista Miller
  • Atlanta Fish Market - Chocolate Mousse Cake | Photo Credit: Laura Carson Miller
  • Buckhead Diner - White Chocolate Banana Creme Pie | Photo Credit: Sara Hanna Photography
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