Virginia Highland, often called The Highlands for short, is a popular neighborhood in Atlanta with a variety of dining, shopping and nightlife options. It is a great neighborhood for walking and exploring, and it is also close to other Atlanta attractions in Midtown, including Piedmont Park. Find information about some of our favorite restaurants in Virginia Highland.
Alon's is a popular Atlanta bakery with a huge variety of desserts, chocolates and baked goods. They also serve sandwiches and salads that are a great lunch option and have prepared food that you can grab to-go. Cheese lovers will be fans of their wide range of gourmet cheeses.
Take care of that BBQ craving at DBA, a relative newcomer to the Atlanta barbeque scene that's been quickly diners converting fans. From starters like boiled peanuts and fried jalapenos to sandwiches and classic plates, DBA offers a variety of smoky southern goodness and homemade sides.
For huge pasta portions and rustic Italian comfort food, try La Tavola. The casual environment is inviting, but it's also fun to dine on the large patio out back. La Tavola has an affordable menu every day, but for a real deal try Molto Mondays, where you'll get your choice of three $10 pasta specials.
I love Tex-Mex and Atlanta has a ton of great spots, but if you force me to name my favorite - it's The Original El Taco. The cozy dining room has an amazing atmosphere complete with a huge quirky mural that features Frida Kahlo, they have a salsa bar with a variety of sauces plus two kinds of pickled veggies and once and hour, they spin a giant wheel that can result in you winning free goods like queso or margaritas (though I've never won!). Oh, yeah, their tacos are pretty good too.
If you want a top-notch burger option in Virginia Highland, try Yeah! Burger. They use only top quality meats, and you'll find your choice of beef, bison, turkey, veggie or chicken, so there's something for everyone here. Yeah! Burger offers a totally customizable expereince, with over 20 toppings and 15 sauces available to craft your creation.
For an bit more of an upscale American dining experience in The Highalnds, try Rosebud. Their contemporary but comfortable setting and seriously satifsying dishes made with local and seasonal ingredients fit the bill for a nice but not stuffy evening out. They also serve a great brunch - and be sure to ask about the specials - the short rib benedict is one of the most delicious and memorable dishes I've had in a long time.