Picking the right restaurant is crucial to enjoying a perfect date night with that special someone. With that in mind, we asked readers to tell us their go-to spots for a romantic meal. After consulting nominees in the forums, on Facebook, and on Twitter, we've come up with a map of the 10 most popular traditional date night options. From fine dining to Southwestern cuisine, the Atlanta restaurant scene has you covered for all your romantic needs.Read More
Readers' Picks for Atlanta's Best Traditional Date-Night Restaurants
Bring your romance A-game in 2015.
It's a shame that Agave doesn't get the attention that some of Atlanta's swankier or newer restaurants do, because this cozy Southwestern spot has consistently great food— and an impressive list of margaritas. Bonus: two-for-one appetizers at the bar between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Fine dining at its finest, Gerry Klaskala's elegant Aria offers upscale American cuisine paired with outstanding wines. Grab a nightcap and dessert at the inviting bar after your meal.
The ritzy-glam interior and fancy French fare make Bistro Niko a perfect classic date spot. If the weather's nice, sit out on the lovely patio for some prime Buckhead people-watching.
Inside its quirky building on Edgewood Avenue, Bruce Logue's BoccaLupo serves up some of the best Italian— if not the best food, period— in town. Whether you go classic with the 20-yolk tagliatelle and black spaghetti or take a chance on a new, seasonal offering, you can't go wrong. There's not a bad seat in the house or a bad drink on the cocktail menu, either.
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JCT Kitchen & Bar
At West Midtown's JCT, you'll get comforting Southern food elevated beyond the traditional cafeteria-style meat and three into a refined experience. And there's a lovely courtyard patio and a great rooftop bar should you choose to dine al fresco. Photo: Emily Schultz
Nothing says romance like sharing food, and the Mediterranean small plates at Kyma make that easier than ever. This seafood tavern is part of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, so you know service will be on point as well.
The best thing about Local Three is that the team serves high-class food in an atmosphere that's anything but stuffy— perfect for a fun night out. Amidst the killer bourbon selection and solid lunch and dinner menus, there's a private dining room table repurposed from an old Mardi Gras float and a Caddyshack gopher that's been known to go missing.
Nestled in the North Highland stretch of Inman Park, Sotto Sotto is the all-grown-up sister restaurant to the fun, more casual Fritti. Here, find great wines and classic Italian pastas, as well as a fantastic selection of risotto. The dishes come in smaller portions upon request, so order three— or more!— and split them all.
The Iberian Pig
Downtown Decatur is home to all kinds of fantastic restaurants, but the charcuterie, tapas, and dark, romantic space at The Iberian Pig make it one of the best. End the night with an order of the churros with dark chocolate dipping sauce.[Photo]