It amazes me that I am putting Atlanta on this web site.  For the six months that I lived there, I ate at two places:

The Waffle House: The Best Restaurant in Atlanta, bar none; total consistency; brilliant hash browns; excellent condiments; great music; impeccable service; bring a franchise to NYC! ($)

The Buckhead Diner: Not great, but the blue cheese homemade potato chips were great in 1994 ($$$)


But times have changed, and Atlanta now has some great places to eat!  My favorite, and one of my new favorite restaurants in the U.S. is:

Holeman & Finch Public House: “From head to tail” mantra; killer burger; insane menu; good beer and whiskey; recent meal added to the Meals of my Life section ($$$)


And my other favorites still remain:

Bacchnalia: One of the best restaurants in Atlanta; consistently good; great cheese cart; cool market ($$$$)

Restaurant Eugene: Excellent high-end restaurant from the same group who owns Holeman & Finch ($$$$)

Jake’s Ice Cream: Truly amazing ice cream, especially the brown vanilla; you’ll love Della, their cow! ($)

The Food Studio: In the King Plow district; cool space; innovative food ($$$)

Sotto Sotto: Great wine selection and solid Italian food (for Atlanta) ($$$)

Any Restaurant on Buford Highway! ($)


The town is known for their steakhouses, but frankly none appeal to me…