10 Best Restaurants in Atlanta

Best Restaurants in AtlantaAtlanta is a city of many layers.  Full of both American history and emerging culture,  the city is home to many top notch theaters, music venues, museums, professional sports, and of course, great fine dining.  There are so many restaurants in Atlanta and the surrounding smaller towns to choose from, you might find it hard to make a decision.  We’re here to help you figure out where to get started by putting together a list of some of the best restaurants in Atlanta. And to add to your experience, there’s the perfect Select Registry member  right in the middle of everything that will start each day of your culinary tour off with a gourmet breakfast. From casual fare, to fine dining and everything in between, the best restaurants in Atlanta await you!


1. Bacchanalia

This fine dining establishment continuously tops lists of the best restaurants in Atlanta. It’s menu of coursed meals relies on seasonal and produce to create delicious Contemporary American Dishes. Great for a upscale meal before a show.


2. Two Urban Licks

Two Urban Licks is a unique dining experience with an impressive 14-foot wood-pit rotisserie featured in the dining room. The menu consists of a fresh take on classic American cuisine with wood-fired meats and fish.


3. Gunshow

Gunshow showcases the talents of Top Chef finalist Kevin Gillespie.  The dishes are described as simple, yet scrumptious with deliciously intense flavors.


4. Greenwoods

If you want classic southern comfort food made in the traditional way, head straight to greeenwoods.  Classics like fried chicken, biscuits, and meatloaf grace the menu as well as made from scratch pies.


5. JCT Kitchen

Another great spot for southern cuisine, JCT Kitchen has a fresh take on some old favorites.  You’ll find shrimp and grits on the menu, as well as banh mi sandwiches.


6. Canoe

A romantic date spot with idyllic gardens, this restaurant on the banks of the Chattahoochee River is a perennial favorite among locals and visitors alike.  The Canoe menu features seasonal fare that ranges from classic steakhouse dishes to the more exotic ostrich.  No matter when you visit, you can expect sophisticated and delicious food.


7. Capital Grille

A beautiful view of the Atlanta city skyline and top notch cuisine are the standard of the Capital Grille. The menu consists of poultry, seafood, and an outstanding selection of steaks.


8. Tomo

This well-known Atlanta sushi spot has some of the best rolls, fish, and a great collection of Japanese beverages like whisky, saki, and Shochu.


9. Ecco

Ecco is located right in Midtown, close to museums, theaters and more, making it a great place for a night out on the town.  Pizza, pastas, great appetizers, and an expansive wine selection make up Ecco’s menu.


10. Alma Cocina

A superb Mexican/Latin restaurant in downtown Atlanta uses fresh ingredients to create delicious dishes that bring a new taste to familiar recipes.


As you’re tasting the menus of all the best restaurants in Atlanta, you’ll need to have a comfortable and luxurious place to call your home base. The Shellmont Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown area, making it convenient to visit all of the best restaurants in Atlanta. It’s also near many museums, theaters, and shops. The Inn is housed in an impeccably restored 1981 mansion that is on the National Register of Historic Places as well as a City of Atlanta Landmark Building. So, luxuriate in the best of Atlanta’s history all while enjoying the best of the present! And you can be sure that it will provide a signature Select Registry experience!



Photo courtesy Larry Hoffman.

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