• 10 Atlanta restaurants nab 'four diamond' rating

    By: Yvonne Zusel


    Auto and travel group AAA has released its 2018 Diamond List, and several Atlanta restaurants made the cut.

    The list — compiled by inspectors who conduct unannounced, onsite evaluations of more than 31,000 restaurants nationally — is comprised of restaurants that “meet a list of common-sense standards for cleanliness, management, and appearance,” according to AAA. Restaurants are then awarded a number of “diamonds” based on the type of dining experience provided, with one diamond being awarded for quick-serve; two diamonds for casual; three for trendy; four for distinctive; and five for leading-edge. Review the rating guidelines here.

    Four star restaurants “offer distinctive, creatively prepared cuisine, skillfully served in a notable environment,” according to the

    10 of the country’s 665 four diamond restaurants are located in metro Atlanta:

    Epic Restaurant in Columbus and Grand Dining Room on Jekyll Island also received four diamond ratings.

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    One Georgia restaurant — The Georgian Room located in Sea Island, received five diamonds, one of 68 restaurants in the country to receive the designation.

    Click here to view the full list

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