Book an evening at one of the many romantic restaurants that Atlanta has to offer
A stroll in one of many Atlanta’s fabulous parks, soaking in a nighttime view of our iconic skyline… It doesn’t take a lot to set the mood for a night of romance in the ATL. Should you want to give yourself and your S.O. an extra special treat this Valentine’s Day, then why not check out one of these restaurants that are guaranteed to impress?
Here are twenty of the most romantic restaurants in and around Atlanta, perfect for the ultimate dinner date.
Where: Buckhead – on the Chattahoochee River
The best food with the best view. With hundreds of enchanting date spots in Atlanta, Canoe seems to be the reoccurring favorite. The elaborate palate of flavors found throughout their extensive menu will blow your mind. If the presentation doesn’t do it, the atmosphere certainly will. It’s nestled right next to the Chattahoochee River, with a sensational outlook that boasts a gorgeous preview of Atlanta’s natural beauty.
We hope that your date falls in love with you as much as they’ll fall in love with Aria. The elegant atmosphere will help your romantic charms to bloom in full force. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to wines, but don’t sleep on that cocktail menu. Make your date feel as intimate and sexy as Aria, by treating them to an evening of seasonal and contemporary cuisine.
The name of this place should speak for itself. Even if you don’t believe in fairytales, this place is a guaranteed trip to Wonderland. With an innovative menu, you won’t regret checking out The Garden Room. The smell of fresh flowers is worth the visit alone, contributing to the ornate and stunning decorations that are guaranteed to swoon this Valentine’s Day.
4. Casi Cielo
Where: Sandy Springs
If you’re both lovers of Mexican food, then this place is for you. Contemporary twists on familiar staples of the cuisine, you’re going to want to try everything! Its atmosphere will turn any spark into an inextinguishable blaze, with beautiful interiors promising an intimate evening with flavorsome food, and a new-found obsession with this ATL date night hotspot in Sandy Springs.
Where: Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market’s latest arrival is gorgeous. With pink and pastel interiors that transport you to a tropical paradise, it’s solidified its spot on this list of the most romantic restaurants in the A.
Where: Inman Park
Italian food is great for any occasion, but specifically if you’re looking to spruce up your date nights with the most romantic cuisine in the world. Their lasagna is beloved by many ATLiens, being a staple on their impressive, no-nonsense menu! Directly in the middle of one of Atlanta’s most beautiful parks, an evening stroll would perfectly accompany a night at one of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants.
7. Le Bilboquet
Nothing says romance like the flavors of France. So transport yourself to Paris at Le Bilboquet, one of the finest French restaurants on offer in Atlanta. With seasonal specials to die for and a fine selection of cheeses and wines on offer, this place is a great contender for some guaranteed romance. The upscale experience will prove why it’s gained the reputation as one of Atlanta’s most romantic date spots.
8. Chai Yo
This modern Thai restaurant has become a date night hotspot. Every dish on the menu is delicious but distinctively unique in its own way. Just like your date night at Chai Yo Modern Thai. Themed décor dominates its stunning interior, enhancing the authentic Thai dining experience. We recommend their noodle dishes, or the seabass if you’re in the mood for fish.
One of our favorite eateries that opened up last year is an amazing place to kick off a romantic night. You can even grab an extra gift as you leave, with carefully selected books on display and available to purchase throughout. Click here for more information.
10. The Optimist
Where: West Midtown
While we’re on the topic of seafood, we are very optimistic that you’ll have a delectable evening at The Optimist if you’re a lover of fish. This place serves up some of the freshest and yummiest seafood in the city. This place carved an impressive reputation in such a small amount of time, possibly due to the number of lovers that keep returning for that perfect ATL date night.
Where: Home Park
Inspired by Middle East cuisine, this Home Park gem brings the rich history behind Israeli cooking and hospitality traditions, right here to the ATL. We always recommend getting the hummus at Aziza, although be warned, if you’ve never tried it, you may get cravings for your brand-new favorite restaurant on the regular.
12. Gypsy Kitchen
It doesn’t get more intimate than a night of tapas. Relax and unwind at Atlanta’s beloved Gypsy Kitchen, serving up first-class Spanish cuisine. And there are so many regions in Spain known for their fine wine, it would be rude not to sample a couple of glasses. It also has one of the best rooftops in the city, so romance is not only expected, it will for sure happen for y’all. Click here for a full round-up of Spanish restaurants in the A.
Where: Home Park
Get ready to swoon over Marcel. This upscale steakhouse will blow you away. The gorgeous chandeliers and custom china will make you and your significant other feel like ATL royalty this Feb 14th. We recommend going classic and ordering one of their steaks. On your date, try and grab a drink at the bar before your meal!
14. Spring Restaurant
Spring is undoubtedly one of the most romantic seasons for many, and is one of the most romantic restaurants in the ATL! This rustic yet chic New American kitchen uses a farm-to-table ideology that’s an innovative love letter to the south, yet still inspired by cuisines from around the world. It’s also nestled next to those iconic train tracks in Marietta!
Where: Buckhead and Midtown
Atlanta loves 5Church so much that the restaurant opened its second location in Buckhead last year. However, the Midtown location boasts a rooftop that’s known as one of the sexiest in Atlanta!
The latest Mediterranean spot in Atlanta is already set to steal hearts this Valentine’s Day following its fabulous debut. With a swanky yet contemporary design and live entertainment, get ready for a brand-new date night option in A-Town if you haven’t checked it out yet. For more information on this Mediterranean paradise in the heart of Atlanta, click here.
17. Kimball House
Feel like you’ve gone back in time at this adored Decatur eatery, which carefully curates their menus to reflect the seasons, farms, and the people preparing them. Their Prime Steak Dinner is always a great option, or check out the Raw Bar for a sharable feast this Valentine’s Day.
18. 9 Mile Station
Where: Ponce City Market
Another offering from Ponce City Market, but this time it’s on their celebrated rooftop. The restaurant 9 Mile Station, and it offers breathtaking views of the ATL.
In direct connection with The Garden Room, which also made this round-up, we couldn’t compile this list of romantic restaurants without mentioning Atlas. This dinner-only restaurant is regarded as one of the best fine-dining experiences in Atlanta. They are also famous for hosting tasting menu specials, making it a perfect treat for you and your S.O.
Unless you’re hopelessly and madly in love, you’ve probably heard that there’s an all-new Nobu Hotel and Restaurant in Atlanta. It may be difficult to get a reservation at this fresh addition to our culinary scene, but it looks, sounds, tastes, and feels the part, solidifying itself as another date hotspot here in the A in no time at all. Click here for more information.
Looking for a place to pop the bottle, pop the question, or just spend QT time with your besties? L.O.A. is the spot for you. Another offering with a gorgeous view of Atlanta, this rooftop pool and restaurant is as gorgeous as it is romantic.
Featured Image: The Garden Room, Atlanta