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Restaurants in Midtown Atlanta

The best restaurants in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood


Midtown is a hip, bustling neighborhood, with some of Atlanta's most popular attractions including Piedmont Park and The High Museum of Art. The area is also home to some of the top restaurants in town. Easily accessible by Marta (three stops serve the Midtown area: North Avenue, Midtown, and Arts Center), Midtown is one of the neighborhoods with a true city feel about it.

Looking to grab a bite in Midtown? Here are some of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood.

Midtown Restaurants for Foodies

Consider yourself a bit of a foodie? Try the following Atlanta restaurants for an unforgettable experience.
  • Empire State South - Run by Hugh Acheson, a contestant on Top Chef Masters and frequent judge on Top Chef, this farm-to-table Southern restaurant has approachable upscale food with a rustic feel. 999 Peachtree Street.
  • The Lawrence - The Lawrence has a chic, supper club feel and a menu with inspired dishes and even more exciting cocktails. 905 Juniper Street.
  • Fourth & Swift - In my experience, Fourth & Swift is one of the most consistently good restaurants in Atlanta. Located in a converted warehouse space, their dishes are re-imagined American classics. 621 North Avenue.
  • La Pietra Cucina - In the mood for some fine Italian dining? La Pietra Cucina delivers with tender, memorable housemade pasta dishes. 1545 Peachtree Street.
  • Escorpion - Escorpion serves authentic (or authentic-ish, this is Atlanta, after all) Mexican food mostly centered around a la carte tacos. The high-energy environment makes for a fun evening, and the bar is usually hoppin' as well. 800 Peachtree Street.

Casual Restaurants in Midtown

Sometimes all you want a great burger and a cold beer. Midtown can do that. Check out these casual restaurants in Midtown for a meal that just hits the spot.
  • The Vortex - The Vortex (which also has a Little Five Points location) has personality! With kitchy decor and a punk vibe, this Midtown restaurant specializes in big burgers topped with everything under the sun. 878 Peachtree Street.
  • Cypress Street Pint and Plate - With one of Atlanta's best patios, Cypress Street is an intimate restaurant and bar with some seriously good casual food and a well-curated beer list. 817 West Peachtree Street.
  • Park Tavern - Located on the edge of Piedmont Park, Park Tavern is a classic Atlanta spot. Their huge patio is great for people watching and soaking up some sun. In the winter, cozy up by the large fireplace with a board game and a house-brewed beer. 500 10th Street.
  • TAP - Another great patio spot, TAP overlooks the busy Peachtree Street. They've got a huge beer selection, a small but yummy menu and relaxed vibe. 1180 Peachtree Street.

Other Great Midtown Restaurants

Here are some other great dining options in Midtown Atlanta.
  • MetroFresh - For a quick lunch, MetroFresh is where it's at! With a rotating menu of two sandwiches and several other salads, it's a great spot to grab a fresh lunch. 931 Monroe Drive.
  • Atmosphere - Located in a converted house, Atmosphere is a quaint French bistro. 1620 Piedmont Avenue.
  • Ecco - One of my favorites, Ecco is a neighborhood restaurant with a large wine selection (a glass of wine at the bar is a frequent indulgence for area residents) and a European-inspired menu. Try the homemade pastas and don't miss the fried goat cheese drizzled with honey. 40 7th Street.
  • Top Flr - Another neighborhood spot with a European feel, Top Flr has a well thought-out menu with creative dishes that don't skimp on the portion size. A DJ and a vibrant bar scene keeps the energy high. 674 Myrtle Street.
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