A decade ago, there was a clear distinction between white tablecloth establishments and their more casual cousins. Although dinner jackets are no longer required, I would certainly recommend wearing one to some of these establishments:
Consistently rated Atlanta’s #1 fine dining restaurant, known for beautifully presented 5 course prix fix dinners on the Westside.
A true labor of love, this restaurant was the brainchild of Jen and Ryan Hidinger, the founders of The Giving Kitchen. Not only do the proceeds benefit this much-needed charity, the restaurant happens to be one of the top ten in the United States.
A veteran in Atlanta’s fine dining scene, chef Gerry Klaskala’s Aria continues to impress with its nuanced plates and stellar service. Recently renovated with stunning results.
Located in the swanky St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead, Aria’s chef Klaskala consulted on the menu of artfully presented dishes made with local ingredients. Its 2015 opening signified a resurgence in fine dining in Atlanta.
Celebrity chef Linton Hopkins consistently delights diners at his white tablecloth restaurant in Buckhead.
Chops Lobster Bar
Enjoy a fantastic steak in the darkly masculine upstairs dining room or super-fresh seafood at the lobster bar downstairs, with retro floor to ceiling subway tiles.
Buckhead Life’s nod to French cuisine, featuring traditional bistro fare like coq au vin and steak frites.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
One of the few restaurants in town still serving big slabs of seared foie gras; luscious steaks and scallops.
Chef and restaurateur Kevin Rathbun offers exceptional steak and seafood dishes at his eponymous steakhouse on Atlanta’s Beltline.