Meehan’s Public House
While it can be tricky to find a good Irish pub in the city, this restaurant is one of four locations. They serve up some Irish pub food with a gourmet twist. If you get a chance, check out their Shepherd’s pie, and grab a beer from their extensive selection to go along with it. There’s definitely a pub-like atmosphere around, making this one a perfect place to come and watch a game.
The Pig and the Pearl
The Pig and the Pearl terms itself a ‘smokehouse and raw bar.’ Serving an eclectic taste of seafood along with some hearty meat dishes, this restaurant certainly does them both justice. Their sides pair perfectly with the main dishes, and they always serve some tasty drinks to go along with any choice of entree. Happy hour is everyday and their menu is customized for the season. The Pig and the Pearl serves as a unique, classy lunch, brunch and dinner spot, with outdoor seating available for those days with good weather.
If you’re looking to grab a beer, watch some sports, chill out, or just have an awesome burger, then Yard House is definitely the place to go for the occasion. Not only are they a sports bar, but they are a pretty classy sports bar at that, and their menu covers more than just the basic burgers and fries. They feature two happy hours, so whether you get there early or late, there will be wonderful service and food awaiting.
Yard House, 261 19th Street NW #1100, Atlanta, GA, United States, +1 404-815-8990
Rosa’s Mexicano has the best Mexican food in the area. They have heavenly guacamole that is made right by your table, and the margaritas should be recommended as well. It’s not the speediest or cheapest restaurant around though, so make sure you have a bit of time to enjoy your meal. Rosa’s is more on the side of authentic Mexican food, rather than the usual Tex-Mex, and has locations all over the states.
Rosa Mexicano, 245 18th Street NW, Atlanta, GA, United States, +1 404-347-4090
Serving some tasty seafood and chicken dishes, this restaurant has a flair for healthy, grilled food. The dishes aren’t too expensive, the atmosphere is friendly and the service is quick and helpful. The grille features a casual setting and specialties for under $10, making it sure to please every customer’s taste. Their servings are filling, and the different sauces are great to try!
Fishook Grille, 264 19th Street, Atlanta, GA, United States, +1 404-347-9781
Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro
Cheesecake Bistro by Copeland’s is a fresh, innovative and exciting dining concept that offers delectable appetizers and a wide variety of New Orleans signature dishes, such as Jambalaya Pasta, BBQ Shrimp Linguine and Crawfish Ravioli, as well as sandwiches, salads, wraps, burgers and bistro dishes. Additionally, guests enjoy America’s Best Cheesecake with signature toppings like bananas Foster and white chocolate strawberry.
California Pizza Kitchen
The perks of chain restaurants is that if their food is good, its usually always good, and it’s no exception at this pizza classic. Offering a selection of pizza, pasta and salads, their meals are accompanied by a full bar and a range of sides options. In short, the California Pizza Kitchen is always a pleasurable place to enjoy a meal: they have quick and friendly service and fabulous handmade artisan pizzas.
Lobby at Twelve
A restaurant and bar located in the lobby of the 12 Hotel – as the name would suggest – this spot offer’s a nice, modern ambiance with professional service. Their food choices are simple but tasty, and sometimes they even have live music as well. The atmosphere is low key, and valet parking can be validated if you are dining in. This is a wonderful place for a nice dinner and a few drinks.
Lobby at Twelve, 361 17th Street NW, Atlanta, GA, United States, +1 404-961-7370
For a taste of some all-American classics patrons can’t go wrong with this restaurant. They have something for everyone, and serve delicious breakfast all day long. Their prices are reasonable and the interior is both comfy and relaxed. Check out this new retro diner for a sampling of some tasty meals and friendly service.
The Diner, 261 19th Street, Atlanta, GA, United States, +1 404-600-6151
Nan Thai Fine Dining
Coming courtesy of family cooks and owners of Tamarind fame, this fine-dining Thai bistro is dedicated to experimenting with flavors from pan-fried white-fish doused in classic green curry sauce to sautéed chicken cubes laden in kaffir lime and ginger. The interior oozes an Eastern charm too, with dim lighting and interesting wooden come wicker furnishings.