Top 10 Buckhead Atlanta Restaurants: Dining choices for all tastes, budgets

By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


ATLANTA - The restaurant scene in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood is just like the rest of the area: Trendy, intriguing and high-quality. If you’re looking for a new place for date night, a quick late-night bite or a cool spot to celebrate good times, check out these top Buckhead restaurants as rated by popular dining guides like Zagat, Yelp and Zomato.

Here are 10 top restaurant choices in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets.

1. Marcel
Address: 1170 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404-665-4555
A first-rate steakhouse and bar by Ford Fry, Marcel is Open Table's pick for best Buckhead steakhouse, and Zagat named it to its 10 Hottest Steakhouses of 2015. Luscious steaks and a lavish bar make it a top choice for celebrations and business dinners.

2. South City Kitchen Buckhead
Address: 3350 Peachtree Road NE.
Phone: 404-815-6677
Sophisticated Southern cuisine is the staple at the Buckhead location of local upscale chain South City Kitchen. Earning a spot on Yelp's list of best Buckhead restaurants, South City Kitchen is unbeatable for breakfast or brunch. The menu rotates Southern classics with a twist, including mini-buttermilk biscuits, crab cakes and deviled eggs.

Yelp review of South City Kitchen Buckhead 

3. Chops Lobster Bar Atlanta
Address: 70 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-262-2675
From the Best Buckhead Restaurants list compiled by the Things to Do team at Access Atlanta comes Chops Lobster Bar, ideal for business dinners extraordinaire and important anniversaries. They serve seafood flown in fresh daily, nationally renowned USDA prime aged beef and custom-barrel cocktails. This is the reservation to make in Buckhead when you want to make a lasting impression.

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4. Hungry Peach Cafe
Address: Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, 351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-816-9009
Hungry Peach Cafe is a hidden gem serving updated Southern favorites like chicken pesto panini or heirloom tomato salad from the ADAC in Peachtree Hills. A must-try is the homemade peach cobbler cupcake.

5. Atlanta Fish Market
Address: 265 Pharr Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-262-3165
This luxurious restaurant experience ranks first among Zomato's top-rated Asian restaurants. Atlanta Fish Market has an extensive sushi selection, super-fresh seafood, live lobster and sake by the bottle. A nice pick for a very special occasion.

6. Souper Jenny Buckhead
Address: The Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 770-362-0062
The Buckhead location of Souper Jenny is one of a collection of community cafes with very fresh food prepared with love. This one locale is open seven days a week as a rare Buckhead restaurant offering plentiful soup options, along with two handcrafted sandwich selections and a couple of salads. In late summer, look for lobster rolls and chilled salads. Everyday, expect nourishment and food for the spirit at Souper Jenny.

7. Fogo de Chão
Address: 3101 Piedmont Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-266-9988
An elegant Brazilian dining experience from the stacked stone fireplace and wine wall to the churrasqueira grill, Fogo de Chão is an international sensation with just a handful of restaurants in North America. Try the full open-grill experience for a special occasion or sample Brazilian-inspired appetizers and small plates in the lively bar for girl's night or a group.

8. Fellini's Pizza
Address: 2809 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA, 30305
Phone: 404-266-0082
A high-rated Buckhead restaurant on the Zomato rankings, Fellini's is a small regional franchise and a tasty casual option, even for late-night. Slices, white pizza and fresh ingredients make this a charming and affordable option among Buckhead's best restaurants.

9. Local Three Kitchen and Bar
Address: 3290 Northside Parkway Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: 404-968-2700
The Bourbon Review rated as one of America's Best Bourbon Bars in the South. Local Three, the love offering of three local chefs, is a top-rated brunch and dinner spot.
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10. Seasons 52
Address: 3050 Peachtree Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-846-1552
Buckhead's evidence that vegetarian cuisine makes mighty fine dining, Seasons 52 is known as the most popular and highest rated vegetarian restaurant in Buckhead on Zomato. Seasons serves seasonal food cooked using rustic cooking techniques like brick oven roasting and a wood fire grill. Other specialties of the house include a weekday $5 small plate special, organic craft cocktails and wines from around the globe.

For more information:

AJC Atlanta Restaurant Scene: Buckhead

Zagat's: Buckhead Restaurants

Yelp: Top Buckhead Restaurants

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