Atlanta has restaurants for all types of preferences and budgets. From street food to fine dining, from tacos to filet mignon, whatever you have a longing for you can discover it in Atlanta.
Atlanta is home to some incredibly affordable fine dining restaurants but, if you’re willing to shell out some cash, you can spend lavishly on a steak at Rathbun’s. Pricey, but so worth it. In the mood for sushi? Atlanta has that, too. Umi’s, in Buckhead, won’t disappoint. Ranging from $50 a plate to over $100 a plate, if you are feeling lavish and want your dinner to match, downtown Atlanta is the spot to be.
For those foodies among us who are more concerned with incredible taste combinations than making an impression on their dates, head to Decatur and check out Cakes & Ale, a locally sourced restaurant that is sure to inspire. Still costly, but a totally brand new encounter from the tried and true steakhouse atmosphere.
In some cases, it’s all about the experience. Gunshow, in Glenwood Park, has put a very one-of-a-kind spin on fine dining. There is no menu and all the servers double as chefs. Upon delivering their unique creations to you, you can either approve or decline and wait to see what the other chefs will offer. Not really for the person who orders the same thing every time, if you are open to checking out different tastes and textures, don’t miss this contemporary spin on eating out.
Prefer ethnic food to traditional burgers? Atlanta, not surprisingly, has a surplus. Head outside of the perimeter to Buford Highway and find the hole in the wall delights that have been made TV popular. Mexican, Indian, Thai, and even Cajun joints that are delicious and easy on the wallet can be found on this long span of foodie paradise. El Taco Veloz, in Norcross, is a must if you really like more traditional Mexican food.
Like any other city in the U.S., Atlanta has more convenience food restaurants than we understand what to do with. Honestly though, if you’re looking for a reasonable meal, why not head to the food truck park for some delicious cuisine? Or hit up Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand for some good Southern eating.
One thing’s for sure. No matter what kind of food you are in the state of mind for, or how much you are wanting to spend, Atlanta has what you are searching for. From Buckhead to Buford Highway, wonderfully seared steak to pad thai, Atlanta has you covered.