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These 11 Atlanta Restaurants Are Simply Beautiful

Atlanta restaurants where style and substance merge into undeniably beautiful design and decor

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There’s no shortage of stylish restaurants giving off serious see-and-be-seen vibes in Atlanta. Designers these days have even taken to curating corners in dining rooms for people seeking an instant Instagram moment to snap a photo. But there are just some Atlanta restaurants where style and substance merge into undeniably beautiful design and decor, making dining as much about the surroundings as the food on the plate, and transforming a meal into an experience.

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Kinjo Room

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Chic, elegant, and sexy are all words that should be used to describe the design of the dining room and bar at recently opened sushi restaurant Kinjo Room at the Interlock. While the restaurant is giving off a bit of that see-and-be-seen vibe, owner Alex Kinjo (MF Sushi) knows a thing or two about merging beautiful design, a stellar dining experience, and good food and drinks together under one roof.

Kinjo Room

By George Restaurant at The Candler Hotel

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Located on the first floor of this circa 1906 building, now home to the luxurious Candler Hotel, By George serves “American contemporary” dishes paired with cocktails and wine. This is old-school restaurant elegance where imported gray marble columns stand like monoliths in the dining room and brass and crystal chandeliers hang above tables in a space filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The original bank vaults from the historic Candler building still reside beneath the restaurant.

Ryan Fleisher

The Consulate

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This sleek and stylish restaurant in Midtown leans into its retro vibe with plush leather and velvet half-moon booths, tables for two, an intimate bar, and tucked away corners for more private dining. Every quarter, the Consulate features a special menu serving dishes, wine, and cocktails from one specific country.

The Consulate

Lyla Lila

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Casual elegance is how one could describe the design, food, and drinks at Midtown Italian restaurant Lyla Lila. Muted green trim and whitewashed plastered walls give way to pops of color in jewel-toned dining chairs, colorful custom light fixtures, and leather half-moon booths throughout the dining room and bar. Airy curtains hang along the floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant, which still allow plenty of natural light to filter through the space. Order everything from cold-smoked scallops to duck lasagna to whole wood-grilled fish at Lyla Lila, all created by chef Craig Richards and his team. Grab a cocktail at the bar before tucking into a beautiful meal with friends over a bottle or two of wine.

Lyla Lila

The Garden Room

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Walking into the Garden Room next door to Atlas at the St. Regis Hotel is like walking into a romantic, fairy tale garden. Delicate flowers and plants drip from the ceiling, cherry blossom trees are always in bloom, and ivy cascades down trellises in this dining room. Expect small plates on the menu, like a yellowtail and citrus salad, a lobster roll, a wagyu coulotte, and desserts such as Madeleines, paired with wine and cocktails.

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Le Bon Nosh

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Understated elegance describes the vibe and design at Le Bon Nosh. Chef and owner Forough Vakili wanted to bring the simple, sophisticated coolness for which Paris is known to Buckhead in her French cafe and wine bar. Tones of pale blues, dusty pinks, and muted reds and teals coupled with saffron velvet drapes, bold prints on the walls, and handwoven rugs merge Vakili’s love for Paris with her Persian roots. The restaurant even includes a constellation of light fixtures with the star signs of Vakili’s two children.

A staircase in the dining room leads to a private dining space on the mezzanine. Le Bon Nosh

The Select Restaurant + Bar

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Billed as an Art Deco-inspired restaurant serving modern European cuisine, the buzzy vibe and festive design are hard to beat at the Select. While the space itself is beautiful and filled with natural light, it’s all about the seasonal decor displayed from the ceiling here, which ranges from cascading flowers throughout the spring and summer to a winter wonderland during the holidays, making it feel like dining in a snow globe.

The Select

Himitsu

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This semi-private Japanese cocktail lounge features a drinks menu created by world-renowned bartender Shingo Gokan. A reservation is necessary to get into the bar, but once inside the scene is dimly lit, sexy, and with a vibe once described by owner Farshid Arshid as “a place where James Bond and Sammy Davis Jr. would meet for a martini.”

Himitsu Jonathan Phillips

Mission + Market

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Backed by chef Ian Winslade and restaurateur Jonathan Akly, Mission and Market is where Atlantans can order grilled Spanish octopus, ginger marinated duck, and rigatoni bolognese in a sophisticated space meant for wining and dining. Bathed in natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows with shades of blue, dark woods, leather, and velvet throughout, the sprawling dining room and bar at this restaurant includes design features like living moss walls.

Atrium at Ponce City Market transformed the space once home to Brezza Cucina in the food hall into a tropical dining oasis serving crudo and agnolotti stuffed with duck and celery root paired with punches, brandy crustas, and martinis. With two distinct dining and drinking spaces separated by a hallway lounge, the bistro side of Atrium is filled with plush seating and bold tropical floral patterns. Over at Atrium’s cocktail bar, walls are bedecked with tropical birds in motion surrounded by tones of pink and green to create a lively space for drinks.

Angie Webb

Delbar Middle Eastern

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Delbar is purposefully transportive in every way: food, drinks, and design. When chef and owner Fares Kargar opened Delbar in 2020, his intention was to whisk diners away from busy North Highland Avenue to countries throughout the Middle East, including his native Iran, via the restaurant’s dishes and design. Comfortable, chic, and romantic, seating is meant to flow seamlessly from inside to outside, and back again, while people gather to dine on dishes like adas polo (lentil rice dish made with tahdig), gheimeh bademjoon (lamb shank stew), and Chilean sea bass spiced with saffron. Cocktails and wine are top notch here, too.

Delbar

Kinjo Room

Chic, elegant, and sexy are all words that should be used to describe the design of the dining room and bar at recently opened sushi restaurant Kinjo Room at the Interlock. While the restaurant is giving off a bit of that see-and-be-seen vibe, owner Alex Kinjo (MF Sushi) knows a thing or two about merging beautiful design, a stellar dining experience, and good food and drinks together under one roof.

Kinjo Room

By George Restaurant at The Candler Hotel

Located on the first floor of this circa 1906 building, now home to the luxurious Candler Hotel, By George serves “American contemporary” dishes paired with cocktails and wine. This is old-school restaurant elegance where imported gray marble columns stand like monoliths in the dining room and brass and crystal chandeliers hang above tables in a space filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The original bank vaults from the historic Candler building still reside beneath the restaurant.

Ryan Fleisher

The Consulate

This sleek and stylish restaurant in Midtown leans into its retro vibe with plush leather and velvet half-moon booths, tables for two, an intimate bar, and tucked away corners for more private dining. Every quarter, the Consulate features a special menu serving dishes, wine, and cocktails from one specific country.

The Consulate

Lyla Lila

Casual elegance is how one could describe the design, food, and drinks at Midtown Italian restaurant Lyla Lila. Muted green trim and whitewashed plastered walls give way to pops of color in jewel-toned dining chairs, colorful custom light fixtures, and leather half-moon booths throughout the dining room and bar. Airy curtains hang along the floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant, which still allow plenty of natural light to filter through the space. Order everything from cold-smoked scallops to duck lasagna to whole wood-grilled fish at Lyla Lila, all created by chef Craig Richards and his team. Grab a cocktail at the bar before tucking into a beautiful meal with friends over a bottle or two of wine.

Lyla Lila

The Garden Room

Walking into the Garden Room next door to Atlas at the St. Regis Hotel is like walking into a romantic, fairy tale garden. Delicate flowers and plants drip from the ceiling, cherry blossom trees are always in bloom, and ivy cascades down trellises in this dining room. Expect small plates on the menu, like a yellowtail and citrus salad, a lobster roll, a wagyu coulotte, and desserts such as Madeleines, paired with wine and cocktails.

The Garden Room

Le Bon Nosh

Understated elegance describes the vibe and design at Le Bon Nosh. Chef and owner Forough Vakili wanted to bring the simple, sophisticated coolness for which Paris is known to Buckhead in her French cafe and wine bar. Tones of pale blues, dusty pinks, and muted reds and teals coupled with saffron velvet drapes, bold prints on the walls, and handwoven rugs merge Vakili’s love for Paris with her Persian roots. The restaurant even includes a constellation of light fixtures with the star signs of Vakili’s two children.

A staircase in the dining room leads to a private dining space on the mezzanine. Le Bon Nosh

The Select Restaurant + Bar

Billed as an Art Deco-inspired restaurant serving modern European cuisine, the buzzy vibe and festive design are hard to beat at the Select. While the space itself is beautiful and filled with natural light, it’s all about the seasonal decor displayed from the ceiling here, which ranges from cascading flowers throughout the spring and summer to a winter wonderland during the holidays, making it feel like dining in a snow globe.

The Select

Himitsu

This semi-private Japanese cocktail lounge features a drinks menu created by world-renowned bartender Shingo Gokan. A reservation is necessary to get into the bar, but once inside the scene is dimly lit, sexy, and with a vibe once described by owner Farshid Arshid as “a place where James Bond and Sammy Davis Jr. would meet for a martini.”

Himitsu Jonathan Phillips

Mission + Market

Backed by chef Ian Winslade and restaurateur Jonathan Akly, Mission and Market is where Atlantans can order grilled Spanish octopus, ginger marinated duck, and rigatoni bolognese in a sophisticated space meant for wining and dining. Bathed in natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows with shades of blue, dark woods, leather, and velvet throughout, the sprawling dining room and bar at this restaurant includes design features like living moss walls.

Atrium

Atrium at Ponce City Market transformed the space once home to Brezza Cucina in the food hall into a tropical dining oasis serving crudo and agnolotti stuffed with duck and celery root paired with punches, brandy crustas, and martinis. With two distinct dining and drinking spaces separated by a hallway lounge, the bistro side of Atrium is filled with plush seating and bold tropical floral patterns. Over at Atrium’s cocktail bar, walls are bedecked with tropical birds in motion surrounded by tones of pink and green to create a lively space for drinks.

Angie Webb

Delbar Middle Eastern

Delbar is purposefully transportive in every way: food, drinks, and design. When chef and owner Fares Kargar opened Delbar in 2020, his intention was to whisk diners away from busy North Highland Avenue to countries throughout the Middle East, including his native Iran, via the restaurant’s dishes and design. Comfortable, chic, and romantic, seating is meant to flow seamlessly from inside to outside, and back again, while people gather to dine on dishes like adas polo (lentil rice dish made with tahdig), gheimeh bademjoon (lamb shank stew), and Chilean sea bass spiced with saffron. Cocktails and wine are top notch here, too.

Delbar

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