Downtown Atlanta boasts some of the best dining in the Southeast. Whether you’re in the mood for authentic Italian, gourmet fare or good old-fashioned barbeque, there are numerous highly touted restaurants ready to take you on the culinary journey of your choice.

In the popular  Luckie-Marietta District in Downtown Atlanta, Rise Sushi Lounge offers an exceptional dining experience that is unlike any other. With the chic yet authentic décor, patrons are treated to the finest Japanese cuisine in the city. Sushi chefs create colorful sushi rolls which are wonderfully complemented by a carafe of sake.

The Varsity in Downtown Atlanta

The Sun Dial Restaurant is a must-see if only for the stunning 360 degree view alone. Located atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza, this romantic restaurant serves new American cuisine alongside an extensive wine list. Most patrons prefer the early evening reservation in order to take advantage of the gorgeous sunsets.

It might come as a surprise but every cuisine imaginable is available in Downtown Atlanta. South American cuisine has recently taken the city by storm. Loca Luna is one of the best spots to sample Brazilian and traditional South American tapas while imbibing their world famous mojitos and caipirinhas.

Traditional Southern fare is highly represented in Downtown Atlanta, which is ideal for those out of town travelers who are looking for a taste of the South. Sweet Auburn Bistro is a great example of traditional Southern cooking with a new progressive flair. Located in the historic Auburn Avenue area, Auburn Bistro livens up the culinary landscape with its upscale ambiance and lively crowd.

If a piece of nostalgia is what you seek, then look no further than The Varsity. This historic restaurant is the world’s largest Drive-In eatery and is always jam-packed with patrons lining up for their world famous hot dogs, fries and hamburgers.

Der Biergarten is the newest dining destination in the Luckie Marietta District in Downtown Atlanta. The dining destination, located at 300 Marietta Street within the Luckie Marietta District, fills a citywide void for a beer garden and authentic German fare while providing world-class service in a festive, traditional atmosphere.

After enjoying the best of Atlanta’s dining scene, one must save room for dessert. The only place to find the most delectable desserts this side of the Mason/Dixon line is at Café Intermezzo. Known for its extensive dessert and coffee menu as well as its twenty-four hour availability, this romantically cozy restaurant is a sweet way to end the evening.

Dining in Downtown Atlanta is an adventure, one your taste-buds will gladly take.

Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View (Great Views)
210 Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 589-7506‎

Rise Sushi Lounge
300 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 477-0947‎

Loca Luna
550-C Amsterdam Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 875-4494‎

Sweet Auburn Bistro
171 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 525-5810‎

The Varsity (a classic – one of a kind)
61 North Ave Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
(404) 881-1706‎

Der Biergarten
300 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 521-2728

Café Intermezzo (coffee/tea and desserts)
1845 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309-1524
(404) 355-0411‎

Spoon Restaurant (Thai)
768 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 522-5655‎

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (great beers)
848 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308-1202
(404) 870-0805

Hard Rock Cafe (fun atmosphere)
215 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303-1779
(404) 688-7625‎

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (great steaks)
267 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 223-6500‎

Zocalo Mexican Restaurant (Creative Mexican)
187 10th Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309-4050
(404) 249-7576‎

O’Terrill’s Pub & Restaurant
510 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-0079‎

Mary Mac’s Tea Room
224 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308-1938
(404) 876-1800‎

Gladys Knight and Ron Winans Chicken & Waffles
529 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308-2228
(404) 874-9393‎

Flying Biscuit Cafe (Great Breakfast)
1001 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309-5004
(404) 874-8887‎

Vortex Bar & Grill (Great Hamburgers)
878 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 875-1667‎

Front Page News Patio Bar & Grill (Great Atmosphere)
1104 Crescent Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 897-3500‎

Max Lagers (Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery)
320 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 525-4400