For a tasty mix of dishes from across the African continent, head on over to Scottdale's Prima Italian Restaurant.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Prima Italian Restaurant is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Prima Italian Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Prima Italian Restaurant has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Prima Italian Restaurant for a group meal.
Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Prima Italian Restaurant, where dress code calls for business casual.
Choose wisely. Wait at home for delivery or come into this restaurant for carryout.
You can also serve food from Prima Italian Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
A visit to Prima Italian Restaurant will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
African-style fare is at its best at Prima Italian Restaurant, so make sure to grab a table with enough room for everyone.
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Club 426 Restaurant and Lounge.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Club 426 Restaurant and Lounge has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
For those with an inner dancer, Club 426 Restaurant and Lounge features a live DJ and room to move.
With the booming music and energetic crowds, this restaurant can get downright loud.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
Club 426 Restaurant and Lounge's business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
The neighboring lot provides free parking to diners.
Club 426 Restaurant and Lounge offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Club 426 Restaurant and Lounge's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Club 426 Restaurant and Lounge's menu is decked out with all your pub favorites, so you won't need to worry. There's definitely something for everyone!
Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Original Pancake House for all of your favorite American dishes.
At Original Pancake House, you can enjoy creative, healthy and vegan dishes.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Original Pancake House offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Original Pancake House is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
We believe in rewarding our loyal customers. To do just that, we give all patrons free parking in our very own lot.
Original Pancake House offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
When American food comes to mind, Original Pancake House should be your first choice.
When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Original Pancake House and enjoy some great American classics.
Brighten your day with some of Kool Runnings Restaurant's tasty Caribbean dishes served in the Atlanta-Decatur neighborhood of Stone Mountain.
For healthy and nutritious meals filled with flavor, dine at Kool Runnings Restaurant.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Kool Runnings Restaurant and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
At Kool Runnings Restaurant, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
You can also have Kool Runnings Restaurant cater your next event.
Or, take your food to go.
Drive up and park. No meters or machines required, just easy free parking.
Kool Runnings Restaurant serves up affordable fare, allowing you to indulge in all of your favorite menu items.
Feel free to swing by the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
So get your island flavor on and sample the Caribbean dishes at Kool Runnings Restaurant.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Kathmandu Kitchen & Grill in Clarkston.
Sometimes it seems like it's hard to find something healthy to eat when you go out. This is not the case at Kathmandu Kitchen & Grill.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Kathmandu Kitchen & Grill — it's strictly casual.
You can also grab your food to go.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Kathmandu Kitchen & Grill is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Kathmandu Kitchen & Grill, so plan your budget accordingly.
Just because you're rushing doesn't mean you have to miss out on a delicious meal — Stone Mountain's Chick-Fil-A will fill you up in a hurry.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Chick-Fil-A.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Chick-Fil-A for easy seating.
Access the Internet free of charge via Chick-Fil-A's complimentary wifi.
The dress code is strictly casual at Chick-Fil-A, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Through their catering service, Chick-Fil-A can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
Save money and time when you drive and dine in. You can stay for free in our wonderful and spacious parking lot.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
When you're in a rush, stop by Chick-Fil-A and enjoy a quick and easy solution for lunch or dinner.
Rooftop views, salsa lessons, and enough leftovers to feed the in-laws—whatever your idea of romance, you don’t have to look far to find it in Atlanta. But “romance” is perhaps too general of a term. Every relationship plays out in chapters, from the nervous first date to the big question. But before getting down on one knee and asking “What’s your name?”, take a look at this list of Atlanta restaurants for every stage of your relationship:
JCT. Kitchen & Bar
Great for: Meeting for the first time
Romantic perk: Rooftop bar
Located in the hip West Midtown neighborhood, JCT. Kitchen & Bar is equal parts classy and casual, with all-white decor that serves as the perfect setting for an elegant evening. The menu of upscale Southern cuisine provides plenty of topics for conversation, from homestyle deviled eggs to JCT.’s famous fried chicken. After the meal, head upstairs to the rooftop bar for a handcrafted cocktail. If things go well, you can even stay late to catch live music in the bar area.
One Midtown Kitchen
Great for: Taking things to the next level
Romantic perk: Skyline views
No backdrop is more romantic than the Atlanta skyline at night. One Midtown Kitchen is located in the warehouse district that borders Piedmont Park, and the restaurant offers diners a glimpse of the city from their table. If you can peel your eyes away from the view, you’ll see that the interior is just as romantic, thanks to the cozy booths, exposed brick walls, and modern floating candle arrangements throughout the restaurant. Working in a circular open kitchen, the chefs here use seasonal ingredients to craft American classics such as fried calamari, crispy brussels sprouts, and pork tenderloin.
Great for: Dinner and a sleepover
Romantic perk: The hotel’s just upstairs
Located in the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Midtown, Briza is the perfect setting for a date night. Chef Janine Falvo, who competed on TV’s Top Chef, has created an excellent menu headlined by a short rib that slow-cooks for 48 hours. Vegetarians will fall hard for the roasted maitake mushrooms served over grits with a wild mushroom-thyme jus. Before heading upstairs for the night, impress your date by ordering a flight of wines selected to pair perfectly with whichever dish you decide on.
Great for: Couples who share everything
Romantic perk: Enough leftovers for breakfast the next morning
If you’re willing to wait in line, this might be your perfect date-night spot. Antico Pizza is known worldwide for its handcrafted Italian pizzas. Everything here is made from scratch, and the pizzas are large enough to serve a family of four (or one very hungry couple). Even better, it has a BYOB policy, so you can choose your own wine from the cupboard at home. To really make things hot, order the Diavola, a pie topped with pepperonata and a spicy sopressata.
Eclipse di Luna
Great for: Spicing up the relationship
Romantic perk: Salsa lessons on Thursday nights
Dance the night away on Thursdays at Eclipse di Luna, a Spanish tapas restaurant that offers free salsa lessons once a week. Either of the two locations (one in Buckhead, the other in Dunwoody) are perfect for a date night, as the eclectic food and interactive lessons invite stimulating conversation throughout the evening. The housemade sangria doesn’t hurt, of course.
Looking for more ways to spend a romantic night out? Check Groupon for things to do in Atlanta.
One of the most unique aspects of Atlanta is the big city/small town feel. We’re one of the largest and most metropolitan cities of the south, yet all throughout the city are close-knit neighborhoods and charming pockets of small town southern charm. One of those areas is Decatur, Georgia.
At just six miles east of downtown Atlanta, Decatur is quite close to the city center, yet undeniably possesses that lovely local appeal. While there is an endless list of noteworthy restaurants, shops and establishments, here are a few eateries that have a little extra something special.
1. Leon’s Full Service
If you tell someone you’re going to Decatur, they will immediately tell you that you must go to Leon’s. It has literally happened to me every single time I go. But with good reason. Leon’s Full Service has delicious food, a comfortable and clean atmosphere and top-notch cocktails to match. Whether you want to sit down for a quick lunch, or have more of a drawn out, in-the-moment experience in mind, Leon’s is the place for you.
2. No. 246
Right next door to Leon’s is No. 246. This tasty eatery is the epitome of modern charm. Its attractive, upscale design indoors is met with a simple, relaxed outdoor patio dining area in the back of the restaurant. The best part (besides the food, of course)? There’s a ping-pong table for guests to enjoy as they wait for their food, creating an entertaining, yet relaxed atmosphere. Check out No. 246 for brunch—you won’t regret it.
3. The Café at Cakes & Ale Bakery
Chances are you’ve heard of Cakes & Ale if you live in Atlanta. The restaurant is well known to most residents, but the owners also opened a bakery where they serve coffee, baked goods and light bites from breakfast to lunch hours. The pretty set up is enough to make you walk in, but guests stay for the perfectly customized coffee and fresh treats. Do yourself a favor and try the banana bread at The Café at Cakes & Ale.
4. Revolution Doughnuts
A doughnut craze has swept the nation, and I can’t say I’m upset about it. This doughnut (and cronut) obsession has brought tons of new businesses to fruition, including Revolution Doughnuts. What makes this place special is that all of their treats are made from scratch, in house, with organic and local ingredients. A farm to table concept doughnut has been created and it is available right here in Atlanta. What are you waiting for? Join the craze!
Photos by Johnny Cheng Photography.
Living in Atlanta, with year-round farmer’s markets and restaurants around the metro area highlighting the bountiful resources in the area, there’s no excuse not to eat healthy. Whether you’re fulfilling a New Year’s resolution or just making an effort to eat healthier, check out these restaurants to get a delicious meal that you can feel great about.
Chicken is a great way to get some extra protein in a healthy diet, and the city’s Bantam + Biddy restaurants in Midtown and Ansley Park go the extra mile by serving all-natural, pastured poultry products in their meals. Diners have a choice of house made sauces to pair with their rotisserie chicken, in addition to a constantly rotating selection of sides to complete the experience. The spicy red piri piri sauce is a personal favorite. Don’t miss the chopped pastured chicken liver and their selection of salads. Yes, even their salad dressings are made in-house. An Alpharetta location of Bantam + Biddy will join the pair of intown locations in the fall.
Atlantans may have become aware of chef Todd Ginsberg when his burgers hit the scene at Westside restaurant Bocado, but it’s the Jewish inspired fare at The General Muir near Emory that’s attracting rave reviews from national publications. Save the sinful poutine with chopped pastrami for a cheat day and dive into the vegetarian reuben, a sandwich made with coriander rubbed smoked beets, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and gruyere. Hungry eaters in search of the all-important Omega 3 properties of salmon can’t go wrong with a salmon platter at breakfast, choose from salt cured nova or lox. Dinner options change often and if a seafood special is on the menu, be prepared for a treat.
A brewpub isn’t typically on the list of go-to restaurants for healthy eats, but Wrecking Bar in Little 5 Points is anything but typical. Chef Terry Koval, known for restaurant gigs around town, most recently made a name for himself with meat-centric fare at Farm Burger in Decatur. Koval has embraced vegan and vegetarian fare that pair well with the brewery’s beers. A variety of flavorful dishes featuring tofu, seitan and produce direct from area farms are spotlighted every Tuesday at the brewpub’s vegetarian nights.
When it comes to eating late at night, healthy options dwindle considerably. Atlantans have come to appreciate the healthy cuisine available at R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in Buckhead for decades and count on them for having the same hours as the ubiquitous Waffle Houses, open 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served at any time of the day and night with organic eggs. My personal favorite is Thai Express bowl made from quinoa and a variety of vegetables with their signature spicy peanut sauce and chicken. A vegetarian option is available as well. Southwestern dishes, salads, pasta and dessert round out an wide-ranging menu.