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Atlanta Restaurants With Top-Notch Wine Lists

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Wine is more than simply pleasant to drink — paired with the right dish it can enhance the flavors of a meal and even aid in digestion. Atlanta’s wine game is strong these days thanks to an uptick in interest among consumers and restaurants making solid bottle lists a priority. Here are the Atlanta restaurants to know offering outstanding wine lists and resident experts to guide the decision-making process.

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1. CRÚ Food & Wine Bar (Avalon)

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2200 1st St
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(678) 248-5181
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This Dallas-based chain now has two metro Atlanta locations: the first in Alpharetta’s Avalon and the newest at The Battery in Cobb County. In addition to an extensive bottle list, CRÚ offers sample flights which allow for two-ounce pours of three wines at various price points, like the “Burgundy Beauties” showcasing three pinot noirs from Burgundy for $15.

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2. Stem Wine Bar

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1311 Johnson Ferry Rd #516
Marietta, GA 30068
(678) 214-6888
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Hidden behind a large door in sister restaurant Seed, this East Cobb wine bar is sleek and sophisticated with a healthy selection of wines from Italy, Spain, France, and California. Separate menus for whites and reds listed from light to full-bodied make the decision-making process easier. Stem offers several wine flights including a sparkling trio and a blend of reds from Spain, France, and California called “The Blender”. The wine bar also carries a large selection of port, Madeira, sherry, and vermouth.

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3. Spring Restaurant

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36 Mill St
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 540-2777
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Daniel Crawford, formerly of Miller Union, selects the wines for Spring’s tight list as carefully as chef Brian So composes the dishes here. While the grape varietals may lean toward the familiar, many of the wines listed are organic, biodynamic, or simply hard to find retail. In other words, this is a wine lovers list. Spring does offer by-the-glass options, but ask Crawford to recommend a bottle for pairing with the meal, which is coursed out.

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4. Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

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3167 Peachtree Rd NE Suite S
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 500-2181
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This isn’t the deepest list on the map, but it’s one of the most carefully curated for the menu it serves. Part-restaurant, part-market, and part-pasta company, Storico Fresco in Buckhead knows good pasta is meant to be paired with equally good Italian wine. And, that’s all this list carries, too. Nothing but the best Italy has to offer, from sparkling prosecco and light and fruity falanghina and montepulciano to the bold spice and complexity of nero d’avola and barolo.

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5. Atlas Restaurant

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88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 600-6471
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Located in the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead, Atlas offers one of the deepest wine lists in town. From back-vintages like the 1997 Schloss Schönborn riesling to splurge bottles like the 1970 Rioja Gran Reserva from Faustino, the wines here are meant to impress. Atlas also carries an extensive collection of dessert and sweet wines for post-meal sipping.

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6. Aria

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490 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-7673
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Aria in Buckhead may carry Atlanta’s most comprehensive bottle list which often reads like a wine lover’s “best of” and includes everything from chablis from Francois Raveneau to tempranillo from Lopez de Heredia. Look for back-vintages and hidden gems here, too, like the 2002 Domaine du Viking Vouvray Cuvee Aurelie and by-the-glass pours of a variety of large format (magnum) bottles.

The main dining area inside the revamped Aria in Buckhead.
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7. Restaurant Eugene

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2277 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-0321
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Restaurant Eugene offers numerous by-the-glass selections not found anywhere in Atlanta. In addition, the restaurant utilizes a Coravin system which allows the extraction of ounces of wine from a full bottle without removing the cork. This is a rare opportunity to partake in by-the-ounce samples. Expect to find rare wines and back-vintages from some of the greatest estates in Burgundy, Loire Valley, and Italy.

8. Bacchanalia

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1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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Now in its new location and with its tasting menu fully intact, Bacchanalia on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in Westside is back and better than ever. The tasting menu comes with carefully selected wine pairings for each course. It’s optional, but worth the extra money for those wanting the full, fine dining experience here. Don’t have reservations? Head to the bar and thumb through the restaurant’s catalog of wines to pair with items from their a la carte menu.

9. Cooks & Soldiers

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691 14th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 996-2623
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This Westside Spanish tapas spot from the Castellucci family takes its wine cues from the country in which the restaurant is inspired. The well-curated bottle and by-the-glass selections hail from throughout Spain; including several from the Basque region. Look for wines such as mencias, tempranillos, and blends of grenache and syrah here along with plucky cavas, wine from the Coravin system, and flights of good sherry and Madeira.

10. Miller Union

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999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 733-8550
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This James Beard award-winning restaurant also has had its fair share of nods to the wine program. The by-the-glass offerings here feature unique tastes like the Hondarrabi Zuri Getariako from Spain and a funky red Zweigelt from Austria. Miller Union carries a solid collection of half-bottles as well as magnums (1.5L), too. Expect to sip everything from affordable Jura Chardonnay from Domaine de Montbourgeau to serious California gems from Donkey & Goat and Matthiasson.

11. Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NW #140
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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Empire State South offers a large and diverse list thanks to sommelier Steven Grubbs. By-the-glass selections include riesling from Eugen Muller and chenin blanc from Chateau de Breze as well as numerous bottles from the Loire Valley and Spain. Be on the look out for coveted bottles from Dirty and Rowdy Family Wines which pop up on the menu from time-to-time.

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12. Tin Tin

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956 Brady Ave NW Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318
(770) 838-3502
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This Westside, Provençal-inspired wine bar attached to its restaurant sibling AIX next door offers a casual indoor/outdoor experience, complete with a fireplace on its sun porch, an airy bar channeling coastal vibes, and an outdoor patio. The menu here consists of 30 by-the-glass wines ranging from sparkling naturals to tannic, full-bodied reds perfect for pairing with steak tartare or a cheese platter. Tin Tin also includes a deep list of fortified and dessert wines for post-dinner sipping.

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13. 8ARM

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710 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 875-5856
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The highly-focused list here includes between eight to ten by-the-glass and by-the-bottle selections. Look for familiar names as well as off-the-beaten path wines like Louis Grenelle bubbly from the Loire Valley or Garganega-Trebbiano, an Italian white blend by Remo Farina. The list is abbreviated, driven by the seasons, and designed for pairing as well as sipping.

14. Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Park

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240 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 589-1010
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There are close to 400 wines listed on the menu at each location of this Connecticut-based chain, and that includes both the Inman Park and Westside Ironworks outposts in Atlanta. While many of the wines listed on the menu are centered around Spain and Italy, expect to find impressive bottles from other regions like South America and France. Inman Park’s location includes a bottle shop, Vino Teca, across the street.

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15. Ticonderoga Club

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Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE W
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 458-4534
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Ticonderoga Club inside Krog Street Market might be known for its cocktails but, wine geeks shouldn’t dismiss the wines here. The tight bottle and by-the-glass selections range from full-bodied and funky reds to crisp, bright whites and sparkling naturals. Be sure to ask what’s currently in stock at the bar. It changes often. This is where to sip madeira, sherry, and vermouth, too.

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16. Staplehouse

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541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 524-5005
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The wines at Staplehouse are meant to pair with chef Ryan Smith’s weekly tasting menus. Bottles are listed in categories like the red Cru Beaujolais from Domaine Diochon for “sophisticated drinking” or “in the sweet spot” featuring bottles such as Blaufränkisch from Austrian producer Moric. Categories also include “aromatic and floral” and “layers and textures” and are meant to help guide the drinker by profile without overwhelming them with choices.

1. CRÚ Food & Wine Bar (Avalon)

2200 1st St, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Exterior shot of Cru Food & Wine Bar
Cru Food & Wine Bar/Facebook

This Dallas-based chain now has two metro Atlanta locations: the first in Alpharetta’s Avalon and the newest at The Battery in Cobb County. In addition to an extensive bottle list, CRÚ offers sample flights which allow for two-ounce pours of three wines at various price points, like the “Burgundy Beauties” showcasing three pinot noirs from Burgundy for $15.

2200 1st St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

2. Stem Wine Bar

1311 Johnson Ferry Rd #516, Marietta, GA 30068
Stem Wine Bar/Facebook

Hidden behind a large door in sister restaurant Seed, this East Cobb wine bar is sleek and sophisticated with a healthy selection of wines from Italy, Spain, France, and California. Separate menus for whites and reds listed from light to full-bodied make the decision-making process easier. Stem offers several wine flights including a sparkling trio and a blend of reds from Spain, France, and California called “The Blender”. The wine bar also carries a large selection of port, Madeira, sherry, and vermouth.

1311 Johnson Ferry Rd #516
Marietta, GA 30068

3. Spring Restaurant

36 Mill St, Marietta, GA 30060
Spring

Daniel Crawford, formerly of Miller Union, selects the wines for Spring’s tight list as carefully as chef Brian So composes the dishes here. While the grape varietals may lean toward the familiar, many of the wines listed are organic, biodynamic, or simply hard to find retail. In other words, this is a wine lovers list. Spring does offer by-the-glass options, but ask Crawford to recommend a bottle for pairing with the meal, which is coursed out.

36 Mill St
Marietta, GA 30060

4. Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

3167 Peachtree Rd NE Suite S, Atlanta, GA 30305
Storico Fresco

This isn’t the deepest list on the map, but it’s one of the most carefully curated for the menu it serves. Part-restaurant, part-market, and part-pasta company, Storico Fresco in Buckhead knows good pasta is meant to be paired with equally good Italian wine. And, that’s all this list carries, too. Nothing but the best Italy has to offer, from sparkling prosecco and light and fruity falanghina and montepulciano to the bold spice and complexity of nero d’avola and barolo.

3167 Peachtree Rd NE Suite S
Atlanta, GA 30305

5. Atlas Restaurant

88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
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Located in the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead, Atlas offers one of the deepest wine lists in town. From back-vintages like the 1997 Schloss Schönborn riesling to splurge bottles like the 1970 Rioja Gran Reserva from Faustino, the wines here are meant to impress. Atlas also carries an extensive collection of dessert and sweet wines for post-meal sipping.

88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

6. Aria

490 E Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
The main dining area inside the revamped Aria in Buckhead.
Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta

Aria in Buckhead may carry Atlanta’s most comprehensive bottle list which often reads like a wine lover’s “best of” and includes everything from chablis from Francois Raveneau to tempranillo from Lopez de Heredia. Look for back-vintages and hidden gems here, too, like the 2002 Domaine du Viking Vouvray Cuvee Aurelie and by-the-glass pours of a variety of large format (magnum) bottles.

490 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

7. Restaurant Eugene

2277 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Restaurant Eugene offers numerous by-the-glass selections not found anywhere in Atlanta. In addition, the restaurant utilizes a Coravin system which allows the extraction of ounces of wine from a full bottle without removing the cork. This is a rare opportunity to partake in by-the-ounce samples. Expect to find rare wines and back-vintages from some of the greatest estates in Burgundy, Loire Valley, and Italy.

2277 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. Bacchanalia

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Now in its new location and with its tasting menu fully intact, Bacchanalia on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in Westside is back and better than ever. The tasting menu comes with carefully selected wine pairings for each course. It’s optional, but worth the extra money for those wanting the full, fine dining experience here. Don’t have reservations? Head to the bar and thumb through the restaurant’s catalog of wines to pair with items from their a la carte menu.

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

9. Cooks & Soldiers

691 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

This Westside Spanish tapas spot from the Castellucci family takes its wine cues from the country in which the restaurant is inspired. The well-curated bottle and by-the-glass selections hail from throughout Spain; including several from the Basque region. Look for wines such as mencias, tempranillos, and blends of grenache and syrah here along with plucky cavas, wine from the Coravin system, and flights of good sherry and Madeira.

691 14th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

10. Miller Union

999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

This James Beard award-winning restaurant also has had its fair share of nods to the wine program. The by-the-glass offerings here feature unique tastes like the Hondarrabi Zuri Getariako from Spain and a funky red Zweigelt from Austria. Miller Union carries a solid collection of half-bottles as well as magnums (1.5L), too. Expect to sip everything from affordable Jura Chardonnay from Domaine de Montbourgeau to serious California gems from Donkey & Goat and Matthiasson.

999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

11. Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NW #140, Atlanta, GA 30309
empire state south, andrew thomas lee

Empire State South offers a large and diverse list thanks to sommelier Steven Grubbs. By-the-glass selections include riesling from Eugen Muller and chenin blanc from Chateau de Breze as well as numerous bottles from the Loire Valley and Spain. Be on the look out for coveted bottles from Dirty and Rowdy Family Wines which pop up on the menu from time-to-time.

999 Peachtree St NW #140
Atlanta, GA 30309

12. Tin Tin

956 Brady Ave NW Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30318
Tin Tin

This Westside, Provençal-inspired wine bar attached to its restaurant sibling AIX next door offers a casual indoor/outdoor experience, complete with a fireplace on its sun porch, an airy bar channeling coastal vibes, and an outdoor patio. The menu here consists of 30 by-the-glass wines ranging from sparkling naturals to tannic, full-bodied reds perfect for pairing with steak tartare or a cheese platter. Tin Tin also includes a deep list of fortified and dessert wines for post-dinner sipping.

956 Brady Ave NW Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318

13. 8ARM

710 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

The highly-focused list here includes between eight to ten by-the-glass and by-the-bottle selections. Look for familiar names as well as off-the-beaten path wines like Louis Grenelle bubbly from the Loire Valley or Garganega-Trebbiano, an Italian white blend by Remo Farina. The list is abbreviated, driven by the seasons, and designed for pairing as well as sipping.

710 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

14. Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Park

240 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Park/Facebook

There are close to 400 wines listed on the menu at each location of this Connecticut-based chain, and that includes both the Inman Park and Westside Ironworks outposts in Atlanta. While many of the wines listed on the menu are centered around Spain and Italy, expect to find impressive bottles from other regions like South America and France. Inman Park’s location includes a bottle shop, Vino Teca, across the street.

240 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

15. Ticonderoga Club

Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE W, Atlanta, GA 30307
Jonathan Phillips

Ticonderoga Club inside Krog Street Market might be known for its cocktails but, wine geeks shouldn’t dismiss the wines here. The tight bottle and by-the-glass selections range from full-bodied and funky reds to crisp, bright whites and sparkling naturals. Be sure to ask what’s currently in stock at the bar. It changes often. This is where to sip madeira, sherry, and vermouth, too.

Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE W
Atlanta, GA 30307

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16. Staplehouse

541 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

The wines at Staplehouse are meant to pair with chef Ryan Smith’s weekly tasting menus. Bottles are listed in categories like the red Cru Beaujolais from Domaine Diochon for “sophisticated drinking” or “in the sweet spot” featuring bottles such as Blaufränkisch from Austrian producer Moric. Categories also include “aromatic and floral” and “layers and textures” and are meant to help guide the drinker by profile without overwhelming them with choices.

541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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