From LDV Hospitality comes The Shops Buckhead Atlanta’s stunning three-story swanky steakhouse that bursts with delicious flavors. For carnivores with a big appetite, opt for one of the classic cuts such as the porterhouse, which is meant to be shared, or the filet mignon. Don’t forget to order a signature cocktail on the top floor at The Regent Cocktail Club.
3035 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 140
This powerhouse steakhouse has been serving up Atlanta’s best beef for over 35 years. The steaks are massive and handcut on the premises and then cooked to order. The clubby steakhouse setting is elegant and chic. Add to that a posh wine list and a knowledgeable staff, and you’ve got all the reasons why executives have cut as many deals here as they have steaks.
3130 Piedmont Road
The Capital Grille
This spot has managed to remain a favorite among the devoted steak-loving crowd in a city whose people know good steak. But when you’re serving up consistently delicious dishes like double-cut lamb rib chops, you really don’t have to worry about who your neighbors are.
255 E. Paces Ferry Road
Chops Lobster Bar
As the name so aptly applies, you go to Chops Lobster Bar, well, to feast on surf and turf. But we’re not talking just any steak and lobster—the beef here is wet-aged for 42 days, and the live Maine lobster can weigh up to 5 pounds regularly. You’ll certainly need a to-go box with your check.
70 W. Paces Ferry Road
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
The Atlanta outpost of this Boston-based Northern Italian steakhouse serves up myriad hearty favorites—think pastas (handrolled gnocchi and Maine lobster ravioli, among others), several steak and fish options, and a classic selection of antipasti. We may not be in Italy, but it certainly tastes like we are.
3500 Peachtree Road
King + Duke
The wood-fired grill that keeps this spot packed nearly every single night. A charred octopus salad is a nice display of the fiery technique of a kitchen that proffers coal-roasted onion soup.
3060 Peachtree Road NW
You won’t find any 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye or soft lobster tacos here. Instead, executive chef Kevin Rathbun offers a range of smaller to midsize plates featuring some edgy moves. Consider the sturgeon with sous vide fennel and grapefruit. Savory and elegant, this is one knockout dish, like a ballerina with a serious left hook. He’s putting his own spin on New York Italian cuisine, including beef tongue and tripe.
349 Peachtree Hills Ave.
Shoppers and diners alike can refuel with French-inspired eats such as croque-monsieur and pommes frites now that this Manhattan favorite has migrated below the Mason-Dixon. The cafe’s location in Buckhead will boast the same charming characteristics as its Upper East Side Euro-chic counterpart, serving up bistro-style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Did we mention you can bring your pooch along?
3035 Peachtree Road NE
Little Alley Steak Buckhead
At Little Alley Steak Buckhead, 426 bourbons, whiskeys and scotches are perfectly paired with not only wet- and dry-aged steaks, but a bevy of seafood options as well. Go wild on your sauce choices—there are eight from which to choose, including yuzu bearnaise and foie gras butter—when you dine in one of three distinct spaces within the restaurant. Nearby office workers will delight in Little Alley’s new lunch menu as well, with lighter fare including sizeable salads, burgers and smaller-portioned entrees.
3500 Lenox Road NE, Ste. 100
New York Prime
The popular steakhouse has been a favorite for years for its classic prime beef cuts—think New York strip, bone-in rib-eye, filet mignon and porterhouse for two. Traditional sides like sauteed mushrooms, asparagus with hollandaise and lyonnaise potatoes never disappoint. Order up!
3424 Peachtree Road NE
The kitchen at Pricci is stacked with Italian chefs that use only the finest ingredients to prepare the hearty Tuscan, Ligurian and Milanese dishes like beef short rib ravioli in buttery braising jus; risotto funghi with Geezer Farm’s mushrooms; and osso buco with carnaroli risotto Milanese and preserved lemon gremolata.
500 Pharr Road
Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
This is acclaimed chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Art Smith’s (he was Oprah’s chef for 10 years) first Atlanta restaurant. The urban eatery offers Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. In the mood for a seasonal dish? This is the place to order it!
3315 Peachtree Road
Chef Fuyuhiko Ito, along with co-owners Farshid Arshid and Charlie Hendon, are dishing up a bevy of original, innovative dishes like the wagyu toban yaki and Chilean sea bass yuan-yaki, the latter of which is marinated in a yuan sauce, and then the paper wrapper it comes in is set on fire for a smoky flavor. The delicate monkfish liver pâté over daikon sprouts with ponzu sauce, Japanese red snapper carpaccio and grilled shishito peppers are standouts for those who crave big flavor.
3050 Peachtree Road NW
Arnette’s Chop Shop
A modern take on the classic American steakhouse, Arnette’s farm-to-table philosophy ensures you’re getting the freshest, finest ingredients. Enjoy mouthwatering USDA prime chops in every imaginable size while dining in custom chef’s booths located in front of open-flame hearths. Another unique feature: The Knife Club offers members exclusivity in the form of custom leather knife pouches displayed conveniently in a library upon entering and brought to you tableside during your dining experience.
2700 Apple Valley Road NE, Ste. 55
This Decatur outpost from the team behind Brick Store Pub and Leon’s Full Service is located in the old Decatur train depot and its name pays tribute to two early-20th-century historical hotels in Atlanta. The menu features a raw bar and dinner options, plus killer cocktails, wine and craft beer.
303 E. Howard Ave.
Atlanta The chic space is like nothing else in the city. Look for items that aren’t in the New York or Vegas restaurants—Joyce’s Farm fried chicken with peas, onions, green garlic and chicken jus; braised short rib glazed in red wine; and more. The usual fare is still there—think beef and bigeye tuna tartare, and sliders; plus small, medium and large cuts of steak.
1075 Peachtree St.
On the heels of Superica’s expansion and the opening of the Westside steakhouse Marcel, Ford Fry bows this neighborhood oyster, raw and wood-roast bar. Whereas his other seafood spot, The Optimist, generally sticks to classics, this Inman Park eatery will offer up small plates and dishes that are at the mercy of seasons, oceans and sustainability. Anticipate dishes such as charred octopus dip, and dry-fried Dungeness crab with chestnut honey and wild ginger.
299 N. Highland Ave. NE
Located in a former train depot in Reynoldstown on the BeltLine, Golden Eagle offers multiple dining experiences, from snacks and dinner to late-night options. Whether you go for heartier fare like the steak tartare or risotto, or keep it light with potatoes au gratin or crispy chicken skins, you are sure to be full and satisfied. Try the Adonis—a cocktail made with vermouth chinato, medium-dry sherry, PX sherry and bitters—to pair perfectly with your meal.
904 Memorial Drive SE
Kevin Rathbun Steak
Executive chef Kevin Rathbun is one of Atlanta’s faves, and this is where he does—you guessed it—steak his way: dry-aged rib-eye steaks for two or three, dry-aged cowboy rib-eyes and New York strips. And if you’re in the mood for a burger, the prime Japanese wagyu burger is excellent. But it’s the jalapeno creamed corn that you simply have to order.
154 Krog St.
The beloved spot features Kevin Rathbun’s modern-American menu of small and raw plates, or, for the particularly famished, his famous Second Mortgage big plates. The menu changes nearly every day, but you always can count on delish staples like the daily open-faced ravioli, as well as the legendary eggplant steak fries.
112 Krog St.
Nine Mile Station
This elevated beer garden located on the rooftop of Ponce City Market offers breathtaking views of Atlanta skylines over your smoked trout and seasonal galette. It’s a European-inspired American dining experience with an open-style kitchen where guests can view the chefs preparing dishes.
675 Ponce de Leon Ave.
This new industrial Italian spot from the group behind Oak Steakhouse, Colletta and O-Ku focuses on Tuscan cuisine. Expect semolina-based dough and in-house pasta extruder to make rigatoni, bucatini, agnolotti and cappellacci. The meat is exquisite as well, with 45-day dry-aged rib-eye and porchetta slow smoked rotisserie. The space boasts a stone walled interior decorated in slate gray and cherry walnut wood to mimic the industrial warehouse aesthetic, and has a 50-seat patio and large bar area sure to let the good times roll.
976 Brady Ave., Ste. 110
As the latest outpost of Ford Fry’s culinary takeover of this neighborhood, Marcel aims to impress guests—from the impressive patio with built-in fireplace to the wraparound bar to the impeccably designed vintage-boxing interior motif. Look for a menu with hearty apps, classic cocktails and juicy steaks that pack a punch of flavor—with no pretention in sight.
1170 Howell Mill Road
No other restaurant quite captures the essence and flavors of Provence, France, as AIX. Offering a plethora of French-inspired dishes like the grilled provincial lamb loin with chestnut dumplings, cabbage puree, and brown butter and sage apples; or the AIX cassoulet made with pork belly, red and white sea island peas, and glazed mirepoix, this is an experience like no other. Indulge in decadent desserts such as the tart tropezienne, a sweet brioche filled with orange flower water pastry cream and pearl sugar. Sip on any one of the West Midtown resto’s 100-plus wines, perfectly paired for an immaculate evening.
956 Brady Ave. NW, Ste. 100
When visitors ask for A-town seafood recommendations, The Optimist quickly rolls off the tongue of most locals. Why? This Westside haunt serves up stellar dishes such as seafood gumbo with garlic bread; a crop of shell-on Georgia shrimp a la plancha in a creamy white-wine sauce; and hearth-roasted fish that’ll have you singing its praises on your way out the door.
914 Howell Mill Road
The Battery has gained a unique dining experience with restauranteur and James Beard Award-winning chef Linton Hopkins. Large cuts of beef are this modern-American steak house’s main attraction. The menu offers a 48 ounce tomahawk rib-eye along with 15 different varieties of oysters.
2605 Circle 75 Pkwy, Ste. 400
This new eatery definitely fills a niche for indulgent Italian food in the suburbs. Situated in the exclusive Avalon community, modern and classic interpretations of Italian cuisine—like duck confit pizza and Florentine-style steak for two—are in play.
900 Third St., Alpharetta
Named after executive chef Peter Kaiser, this modern chic steakhouse is dark yet inviting, featuring spherical chandeliers, wooden tables and oversize chairs at the bar. Sip on a Sazerac and browse the modern art hanging on the walls while luxuriating in the space’s elegant and beautiful interior.
5975 Roswell Road
Serving up contemporary small plates and entrees, Oak Steakhouse favorites include housemade ricotta gnudi, a seasonal vegetable plate, daily fish selection, Grassroots Farms roasted half-chicken, grilled swordfish steak and a whole fried lobster—all from locally sourced ingredients.
950 Third St.