Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Atlanta


Atlanta, Georgia is a diverse city offering couples several options to celebrate a special occasion together. Whether you are looking to impress a date or enjoy a birthday, anniversary or a quiet evening together, the city features several chic and elegant restaurants, which offers Chef-special food, romantic ambiance, a comprehensive wine list and live entertainment.


  • Located in the historic Atlanta neighborhood of Inman Park, Wisteria serves contemporary American food with a Southern twist. Citysearch calls Wisteria one of the Top 10 restaurants in romantic dining and a highly recommended date spot. The Zagat-rated restaurant offers a range of eclectic entrees such as Atlantic salmon pie, herb-crusted rack of lamb, Southern-fried catfish and a vegetable platter. Wisteria’s bar displays popular wines and champagnes.

    471 N. Highland Ave. NE.
    Atlanta, GA 30307

Melting Pot

  • The Melting Pot of Midtown Atlanta is contemporary, chic and elegant. The restaurant allows diners to savor a memorable four-course fondue dining experience. Along with signature dinners and an extensive fine-wine list, the restaurant offers private tables for an intimate setting.

    Melting Pot
    754 Peachtree St. NE.
    Midtown Atlanta, GA 30308


  • Aria is an upscale, contemporary American restaurant. The menu changes every day and proudly boasts the works of Aria’s chief Chef Klaskala, one of the six chefs honored with the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence in 2001. Signature dishes include the warm lobster cocktail, the Niman-roasted slow-roasted pork and the Zinfandel-braised beef. The ever-changing, handpicked wine list complements the dishes and completes the dining experience.

    490 E. Paces Ferry Rd. NE.
    Atlanta, GA 30305


  • Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Canoe is perfect for a romantic date, with the river rolling by, meandering walkways and gorgeous gardens. Featured in local and national publications, the restaurant is inducted in the Nation's Restaurant News 2005 Fine Dining Hall of Fame. The menu features dishes cooked in fresh and quality ingredients and more than 300 bottles and 40 wines by the glass grace its extra-ordinary wine list.

    4199 Paces Ferry Rd. NW.
    Atlanta, GA 30339

Au Pied de Cochon

  • Au Pied de Cochon is a French brasserie, which beckons lovers with private chef’s table, lover’s booth and outdoor terrace dining. The décor is upscale French with Venetian chandeliers, Egyptian linens and painted murals. Open 24 hours for breakfast, lunch, dinner and after dinner, Au Pied serves more than 50 dishes, which includes its signature roasted pig foot with béarnaise sauce.

    Au Pied de Cochon
    3315 Peachtree Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30326


  • Creative Loafing acclaims Atmosphere “The Best French Restaurant.” Set in the restored house from the mid-'50s, the casual yet elegant restaurant boasts a warm and inviting ambiance. Along with a la carte menu, Atmosphere offers a prix-fixe menu every Tuesday and Wednesday night. As of 2010, diners to the restaurant can enjoy a live jazz performance every Thursday night.

    1620 Piedmont Ave.
    Atlanta, GA 30324


  • Located in midtown Atlanta, Ecco exudes a setting of casual-elegance. The food is seasonally inspired with touches of European influence. Patrons can enjoy a variety of house made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and meat and cheese boards. Along with a breathtaking dining room, the restaurant features an over-sized bar and an open patio.

    40 7th St. NE.
    Atlanta, GA 30308

Nikolai’s Roof

  • OpenTable nominated Nikolai Roof as the Most Romantic Restaurant in 2008. Sitting atop the Hilton Atlanta, the décor of the restaurant is Russian and French inspired and offers a breathtaking view of the Atlanta skyline. Diners can order dishes a la carte or savor the restaurant’s prix-fixe four-course or an eight-course prix fixe menu option. The wine list boasts over 1,100 wines, flavored vodkas, cognacs and specialty cocktails.

    Nikolai's Roof
    Hilton Atlanta
    255 Courtland St. NE, 30th Fl.
    Atlanta, GA 30303

Anthony’s Fine Dining

  • Situated on three-acre wooded plantation, Anthony’s House has been serving the area since 1967. Ideal for any special occasion, the historic home offers 12 unique rooms, two wine cellars, seven fireplaces and a glass-enclosed porch. The restaurant menu features the Chef’s Sampler, which includes Anthony’s crab cake, Southern spring roll and barbecue spicy shrimp.

    Anthony's Fine Dining
    3109 Piedmont Rd. NE.
    Atlanta, GA 30305

Dante’s Down the Hatch

  • Dante’s Down the Hatch is a premium jazz and fondue restaurant and club. One of Atlanta’s popular themed restaurants, it is created “around the illusion of an 18th-century ship tied to the wharf of a mythical Mediterranean village,” says the restaurant’s website. Patrons can order starters, fondue dinners, specialty cheese and dessert off the menu offered in 55 languages. Described as, “romantic, nostalgic, eternal,” the live jazz entertainment makes any occasion memorable.

    Dante's Down the Hatch
    3380 Peachtree Rd. NE.
    Atlanta, GA 30326

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