In the vibrant metropolis, downtown Atlanta restaurants dominate its pulsating dining scene, pulling in the crowd with some of the city’s best eats. Whether it’s juicy tender beef burgers or a fine dining setting you’re looking for, there is plenty to tickle your taste buds in downtown Atlanta.
With over 300 restaurants and bars, the downtown dining district is taking the stage and stealing the limelight, becoming the hottest dining spot in Atlanta. A convenient location, attractive setting, a diverse selection of cuisine and budget to suit everyone’s needs – these downtown Atlanta restaurants are here to stay.
From sophisticated four-course meals to a quick on-the-go hotdog, you’ll be able to find something for every night of the week. Here are my personal picks of the most popular downtown Atlanta restaurants:
Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Chosen by Urbanspoon and its readers as the top restaurant in downtown Atlanta, the Grindhouse claims fame to the juiciest and most outrageously tasty burgers in the city.
Stack up the burgers with your own preferred flavors and then mix it all up with a thick lathery milkshake. Be sure to try the Apache burger with chili cheese fries and the beef sliders with cheese and grilled onions – all aromatic and sizzling hot.
No Mas! Cantina - A stylish Mexican cantina sprawled over two floors and decked out in a rustic décor, No Mas is unlike no other joints in the country. Its authentic foods deserve a star rating, with genuine spices and Mexican condiments used to give its originality. A personal favorite is the camarones alambres – jumbo shrimps grilled on a sugarcane skewer, as well as the powerfully rich mojito frambuesa – strawberry mojitos!
Ruth Chris Steak House - For those who enjoy the finer things in life, this high-end restaurant creates an immaculate fine-dining experience over candle lights and exquisite food. Located at the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel, this particular branch of Ruth Chris has ample seating space in its outdoor patio, excellent for a summer night’s hangout.
The carnivorous eater will adore the steak selection, with the Cowboy Ribeye as my favorite dish in the restaurant. Expect a royal treatment from its attentive staff. The restaurant might be slightly pricey, but with the potent combination of good food and atmospheric setting is definitely worth the money.
Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup - The restaurant is almost constantly packed with hungry fans, living up to its name as one of the best Asian restaurants in town. The owner changes its menu constantly to spice up the menu and cater to the customers’ likings. The bun bo hue – spicy vermicelli - is a killer, those with a tongue for chili will get a kick out of it! For the less initiated, try out the lemon grass rice, an aromatic mound of rice slathered with tender meat and fragrant flavors.