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14 Atlanta Hotel Restaurants Even Locals Love

Find pasta and wine, Southern twists on French classics, sky-high dinner and drinks, and even a Montreal-style steakhouse at these Atlanta hotel restaurants

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While many big cities across the country include active and vibrant hotel restaurant scenes that also attract locals, Atlantans are notoriously skeptical of dining at restaurants in hotels here, preferring instead to stay loyal to independent, homegrown establishments in the city. However, recent restaurant openings by Atlanta chefs and restaurant groups at some of the city’s newer hotels are enticing more than just tourists and business travelers to the table. From dinner and drinks perched high above the city streets to getting gussied up for a night of caviar, champagne, and a tasting menu, even locals enjoy dining at these hotel restaurants in Atlanta.

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1. Drawbar at the Bellyard Hotel

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1 Interlock Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 806-8333
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More than just a cocktail bar serving classics and views of the city from its terrace on the third floor, Drawbar also offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the week. There’s even a weekend brunch here. Dine on everything from omelettes and banana bread French toast in the morning to chimichurri ribeye and jerk grilled mahi-mahi in the evenings. Reservations highly encouraged on the weekends.

2. The Sun Dial at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

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210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 589-7506
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While certainly not new, the Sun Dial restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza downtown continues to be a date-night destination for many Atlantans due to its breathtaking views of the skyline 723 feet above the city streets. There isn’t a bad seat in the house. Kick off a meal here with a classic Caesar salad or fried green tomato and lobster salad. Then, order the mussels mariniere with grilled sourdough bread for dipping or a juicy New York strip steak, before indulging in a slice of lemon cream cake or creme brulee for dessert. Reservations required.

3. By George at the Candler Hotel

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127 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 523-1200
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This restaurant from chef Hugh Acheson brings a bit of Southern flare to French fare at the Candler Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Located on the first floor of the elegant circa 1906 building, By George resides in what was once the Central Bank and Trust. While the restaurant is open for breakfast and brunch, it’s dinner that draws folks to the dining room. Expect entrees of roasted salmon with black truffle lentils and stewed lettuce or beef tenderloin in bordelaise sauce with a side of whipped potatoes and kimchi creamed spinach on the menu. Make sure to order wine here and the profiteroles drizzled in chocolate sauce and sprinkled with pecans and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Reservations highly encouraged.

4. Reverence at Epicurean Atlanta

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1117 W Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(470) 283-2000
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Reverence, located on the ground floor of this culinary-driven hotel in Midtown, offers dinner in the evenings featuring appetizers such as Peking duck dumplings and cauliflower panna cotta and heartier bites, including a beetroot salad with Maine Lobster, figs, and yuzu koshu and shrimp and grits croquetas. Look for entrees like hay-smoked rack of lamb, a vegetable plat du jour, and butternut squash agnolotti stuffed with tender short rib as entrees and shortbread cheesecake for dessert. Reservations highly encouraged. 

5. Bar Margot at the Four Seasons

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75 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 881-5913
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Named for the iconic character of Margot from the Wes Anderson film “The Royal Tenenbaums”, Bar Margot is more than just a posh cocktail bar and lounge at the Four Seasons in Midtown. Head here for dinner in the evenings and start off the meal with a twist on the gin martini made with amontillado sherry and lime cordial and some deviled eggs topped with speck. Cleanse the palate with roasted beet poke and soba noodles, before diving into lobster thermidor or a surf and turf platter of beef tenderloin and grilled jumbo shrimp. There’s sticky toffee pudding for dessert, too. Keep an eye out for celebrities who often frequent Bar Margot while they are in town shooting movies and television shows. Reservations highly encouraged.

6. Trader Vic's at Hilton Atlanta Downtown

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255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 221-6339

Few hotel restaurants in Atlanta are as iconic as Trader Vic’s, located on the bottom floor of the Hilton Downtown. The bar menu here features tiki cocktails created by legendary barman and restaurateur Vic Bergeron, including the Mai Tai, Zombie, and the frozen Peachtree Punch (found only in Atlanta). Dine on everything from crab rangoon and salt and pepper calamari to kung pao chicken, volcano shrimp, and rack of lamb served with curry vegetable Singapore noodles. Reservations highly encouraged, especially during large conventions and festival weekends.

7. Atlas at the St. Regis

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88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 600-6471
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Atlas at the St. Regis continues to be one of the city’s destination restaurants for locals seeking a splurgy-worthy dinner. Begin a meal with the hamachi crudo or seasonal risotto. Next, order the seared duck breast, butter poached lobster, or filet mignon. For dessert, there’s a cheese course, strawberries and creme mascarpone mousse, and a hazelnut chocolate sphere. Beyond the a la carte dishes on the menu, Atlas also offers a tasting menu with wine pairings and a chef’s table experience. Need wine selection guidance? Ask the sommelier for assistance. Reservations required. Dress code.

8. The Garden Room at the St. Regis

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88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW At, Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 600-6471
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People don’t need a reservation at Atlas to drink and dine at this cocktail bar and small plates restaurant at the St. Regis. Located within a romantic garden setting just outside of Atlas, order oysters and ceviche to start, before indulging in black truffle pasta pillows tossed in butter sauce and parmesan, crispy chicken with miso slaw, or a wagyu beef burger. For dessert, there’s the daily sorbet and even a decadent ice cream sundae on the menu. Reservations highly encouraged. Dress code.

9. Fia Restaurant at the Burgess Hotel

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3600 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 949-1450
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Part of a boutique hotel in Buckhead, Fia features a menu filled with classic American fare mixed with Southern flavors. Order the wedge salad served with tomato pesto and blue cheese mousse, the goat cheese and tomato tartlet, or the crispy pork belly with a jack and Coke glaze to start. Dine on spicy pork sausage spaghetti, mushroom and English pea risotto, or whole roasted branzino served with fennel and citrus salad for dinner. For a low-key dining experience, head over to Mr. B Bar at the Burgess for a martini or an old fashioned and a rosemary ham sando or tomato risotto arancini. Reservations encouraged.

10. The Betty at Kimpton Sylvan

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374 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(877) 984-6548
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The Betty at the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel on East Paces Ferry Road features mid-century supper club classics on the menu, like beef cheek stroganoff with black pepper gnocchi, linguine and clams, and head-on shrimp cocktail with preserved lime. Expect classic cocktails leaning into that mid-century vibe, too. For lighter fare and al fresco dining, check out Willow Bar at the hotel. Order a G&T or glass of rose and dine on everything from charcuterie and cheese and oysters to boquerones (white anchovies) and a cheeseburger with “fancy sauce.” Reservations highly encouraged.

11. Dirty Rascal at the Thompson Hotel

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415 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(470) 600-3500
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Owned by chef Todd Ginsberg and the team behind Rye Restaurants group (the General Muir, Wood’s Chapel BBQ), Italian-American restaurant Dirty Rascal serves red sauce joint classics and comfort foods on the menu. Order steak Diane, lasagna, chicken scarpariello, and eggplant parmesan here during dinner or meatballs, shrimp cocktail, and hero sandwiches and paninis at lunch. Make sure to order a martini from the bar, including a steakhouse take with blue cheese stuffed olives. Reservations encouraged.

12. Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen at the Wylie Hotel

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551 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(470) 437-4401
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Once home to the Garner-Wallace Hotel, the Wylie breathes new life into the nearly century-old building and brings a new restaurant in Mrs. P’s to Ponce. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu here leans into Southern comfort foods, while also tapping into the global food influences now found at restaurants throughout Atlanta. Expect an avocado tartine with prosciutto, poached eggs, and arugula or breakfast tacos stuffed with nduja sausage, eggs, and beans at breakfast, with red beans and rice arancini at lunch, and okra “devils on horseback”, steak and eggs topped with trout roe, or barbecue lamb lollipops during dinner. Grab a seat in the dining room or in the sunroom overlooking Ponce.

13. Mount Royal (and Spaceman) at the Hyatt Centric

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3301 Lenox Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30326
(470) 763-4399
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At Mount Royal in Buckhead, chef Hugh Acheson taps into his Canadian food roots. The Montreal-style steakhouse, located on the ground floor of the Hyatt Centric hotel, features French-Canadian dishes on its menu, like a tourtière (meat pie with minced pork, veal or beef and potatoes), grilled Canadian lobster, carrot vichy, and sides of sour pickles and Robuchon potatoes. Head up to the 15th floor of the hotel to Spaceman for cocktails paired with fancy bar bites, including green chicken chili nachos and snow crab legs with Aleppo lemon butter. Reservations encouraged.

14. Tiny Lou's at Hotel Clermont

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789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 485-0085
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Tiny Lou’s at the Hotel Clermont was one of the first new hotel restaurants in Atlanta to attract a more local clientele to the dining room when it opened in 2019. The French-Southern restaurant above the famous Clermont Lounge features steak tartare, deviled eggs topped with truffle oil and caviar, and a wild boar terrine to begin a meal. Order steelhead trout almondine, steak frites, or the pork chop with cannellini bean cassoulet for dinner. Do not skip dessert at Tiny Lou’s, including the crepe cake layered with cinnamon, caramel, brown butter, orange marmalade, and cardamon mascarpone or the ginger molasses cake with chamomile panna cotta. Order wine or champagne by the glass or bottle. After dinner, head up to the moody Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont for a nightcap. Reservations highly encouraged.

1. Drawbar at the Bellyard Hotel

1 Interlock Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

More than just a cocktail bar serving classics and views of the city from its terrace on the third floor, Drawbar also offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the week. There’s even a weekend brunch here. Dine on everything from omelettes and banana bread French toast in the morning to chimichurri ribeye and jerk grilled mahi-mahi in the evenings. Reservations highly encouraged on the weekends.

1 Interlock Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

2. The Sun Dial at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

While certainly not new, the Sun Dial restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza downtown continues to be a date-night destination for many Atlantans due to its breathtaking views of the skyline 723 feet above the city streets. There isn’t a bad seat in the house. Kick off a meal here with a classic Caesar salad or fried green tomato and lobster salad. Then, order the mussels mariniere with grilled sourdough bread for dipping or a juicy New York strip steak, before indulging in a slice of lemon cream cake or creme brulee for dessert. Reservations required.

210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

3. By George at the Candler Hotel

127 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

This restaurant from chef Hugh Acheson brings a bit of Southern flare to French fare at the Candler Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Located on the first floor of the elegant circa 1906 building, By George resides in what was once the Central Bank and Trust. While the restaurant is open for breakfast and brunch, it’s dinner that draws folks to the dining room. Expect entrees of roasted salmon with black truffle lentils and stewed lettuce or beef tenderloin in bordelaise sauce with a side of whipped potatoes and kimchi creamed spinach on the menu. Make sure to order wine here and the profiteroles drizzled in chocolate sauce and sprinkled with pecans and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Reservations highly encouraged.

127 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

4. Reverence at Epicurean Atlanta

1117 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Reverence, located on the ground floor of this culinary-driven hotel in Midtown, offers dinner in the evenings featuring appetizers such as Peking duck dumplings and cauliflower panna cotta and heartier bites, including a beetroot salad with Maine Lobster, figs, and yuzu koshu and shrimp and grits croquetas. Look for entrees like hay-smoked rack of lamb, a vegetable plat du jour, and butternut squash agnolotti stuffed with tender short rib as entrees and shortbread cheesecake for dessert. Reservations highly encouraged. 

1117 W Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

5. Bar Margot at the Four Seasons

75 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Named for the iconic character of Margot from the Wes Anderson film “The Royal Tenenbaums”, Bar Margot is more than just a posh cocktail bar and lounge at the Four Seasons in Midtown. Head here for dinner in the evenings and start off the meal with a twist on the gin martini made with amontillado sherry and lime cordial and some deviled eggs topped with speck. Cleanse the palate with roasted beet poke and soba noodles, before diving into lobster thermidor or a surf and turf platter of beef tenderloin and grilled jumbo shrimp. There’s sticky toffee pudding for dessert, too. Keep an eye out for celebrities who often frequent Bar Margot while they are in town shooting movies and television shows. Reservations highly encouraged.

75 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

6. Trader Vic's at Hilton Atlanta Downtown

255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Few hotel restaurants in Atlanta are as iconic as Trader Vic’s, located on the bottom floor of the Hilton Downtown. The bar menu here features tiki cocktails created by legendary barman and restaurateur Vic Bergeron, including the Mai Tai, Zombie, and the frozen Peachtree Punch (found only in Atlanta). Dine on everything from crab rangoon and salt and pepper calamari to kung pao chicken, volcano shrimp, and rack of lamb served with curry vegetable Singapore noodles. Reservations highly encouraged, especially during large conventions and festival weekends.

255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

7. Atlas at the St. Regis

88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Atlas at the St. Regis continues to be one of the city’s destination restaurants for locals seeking a splurgy-worthy dinner. Begin a meal with the hamachi crudo or seasonal risotto. Next, order the seared duck breast, butter poached lobster, or filet mignon. For dessert, there’s a cheese course, strawberries and creme mascarpone mousse, and a hazelnut chocolate sphere. Beyond the a la carte dishes on the menu, Atlas also offers a tasting menu with wine pairings and a chef’s table experience. Need wine selection guidance? Ask the sommelier for assistance. Reservations required. Dress code.

88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

8. The Garden Room at the St. Regis

88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW At, Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30305

People don’t need a reservation at Atlas to drink and dine at this cocktail bar and small plates restaurant at the St. Regis. Located within a romantic garden setting just outside of Atlas, order oysters and ceviche to start, before indulging in black truffle pasta pillows tossed in butter sauce and parmesan, crispy chicken with miso slaw, or a wagyu beef burger. For dessert, there’s the daily sorbet and even a decadent ice cream sundae on the menu. Reservations highly encouraged. Dress code.

88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW At, Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30305

9. Fia Restaurant at the Burgess Hotel

3600 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Part of a boutique hotel in Buckhead, Fia features a menu filled with classic American fare mixed with Southern flavors. Order the wedge salad served with tomato pesto and blue cheese mousse, the goat cheese and tomato tartlet, or the crispy pork belly with a jack and Coke glaze to start. Dine on spicy pork sausage spaghetti, mushroom and English pea risotto, or whole roasted branzino served with fennel and citrus salad for dinner. For a low-key dining experience, head over to Mr. B Bar at the Burgess for a martini or an old fashioned and a rosemary ham sando or tomato risotto arancini. Reservations encouraged.

3600 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

10. The Betty at Kimpton Sylvan

374 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

The Betty at the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel on East Paces Ferry Road features mid-century supper club classics on the menu, like beef cheek stroganoff with black pepper gnocchi, linguine and clams, and head-on shrimp cocktail with preserved lime. Expect classic cocktails leaning into that mid-century vibe, too. For lighter fare and al fresco dining, check out Willow Bar at the hotel. Order a G&T or glass of rose and dine on everything from charcuterie and cheese and oysters to boquerones (white anchovies) and a cheeseburger with “fancy sauce.” Reservations highly encouraged.

374 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

11. Dirty Rascal at the Thompson Hotel

415 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Owned by chef Todd Ginsberg and the team behind Rye Restaurants group (the General Muir, Wood’s Chapel BBQ), Italian-American restaurant Dirty Rascal serves red sauce joint classics and comfort foods on the menu. Order steak Diane, lasagna, chicken scarpariello, and eggplant parmesan here during dinner or meatballs, shrimp cocktail, and hero sandwiches and paninis at lunch. Make sure to order a martini from the bar, including a steakhouse take with blue cheese stuffed olives. Reservations encouraged.

415 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

12. Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen at the Wylie Hotel

551 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Once home to the Garner-Wallace Hotel, the Wylie breathes new life into the nearly century-old building and brings a new restaurant in Mrs. P’s to Ponce. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu here leans into Southern comfort foods, while also tapping into the global food influences now found at restaurants throughout Atlanta. Expect an avocado tartine with prosciutto, poached eggs, and arugula or breakfast tacos stuffed with nduja sausage, eggs, and beans at breakfast, with red beans and rice arancini at lunch, and okra “devils on horseback”, steak and eggs topped with trout roe, or barbecue lamb lollipops during dinner. Grab a seat in the dining room or in the sunroom overlooking Ponce.

551 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

13. Mount Royal (and Spaceman) at the Hyatt Centric

3301 Lenox Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30326

At Mount Royal in Buckhead, chef Hugh Acheson taps into his Canadian food roots. The Montreal-style steakhouse, located on the ground floor of the Hyatt Centric hotel, features French-Canadian dishes on its menu, like a tourtière (meat pie with minced pork, veal or beef and potatoes), grilled Canadian lobster, carrot vichy, and sides of sour pickles and Robuchon potatoes. Head up to the 15th floor of the hotel to Spaceman for cocktails paired with fancy bar bites, including green chicken chili nachos and snow crab legs with Aleppo lemon butter. Reservations encouraged.

3301 Lenox Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30326

14. Tiny Lou's at Hotel Clermont

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Tiny Lou’s at the Hotel Clermont was one of the first new hotel restaurants in Atlanta to attract a more local clientele to the dining room when it opened in 2019. The French-Southern restaurant above the famous Clermont Lounge features steak tartare, deviled eggs topped with truffle oil and caviar, and a wild boar terrine to begin a meal. Order steelhead trout almondine, steak frites, or the pork chop with cannellini bean cassoulet for dinner. Do not skip dessert at Tiny Lou’s, including the crepe cake layered with cinnamon, caramel, brown butter, orange marmalade, and cardamon mascarpone or the ginger molasses cake with chamomile panna cotta. Order wine or champagne by the glass or bottle. After dinner, head up to the moody Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont for a nightcap. Reservations highly encouraged.

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

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