Are you on the hunt for an ATL eatery that will provide you and your special someone with a dinner to remember? You’re in luck. Atlanta is loaded with romantic and charming restaurants perfect for your date. Whether you’re after a swoon-worthy French atmosphere or are looking for a riverside sunset dinner, there are plenty of options to go around. Here are our picks for the most romantic restaurants in Atlanta.
7 of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Atlanta
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Enjoy a romantic evening just the two of you (cue Bill Withers) overlooking the Chattahoochee River while clinking a few glasses and enjoying delicious farm-to-table bites at Canoe. This tucked-away paradise just enough of an escape to feel like a private vacation from Atlanta’s hustle and bustle. Plus, the food is some of the best around. Be sure to save room for their chocolate creme brulee with peppermint cream and don’t forget a wine pairing with dinner.
Woo your special someone with an evening at Nan Thai Fine Dining that will have you feel like you’ve been whisked away to Thailand. This 14 time Four Diamond Award recipient lives up to its name. From the delectable appetizers like satay aka grilled chicken and bamboo skewers to the unbelievable hospitality and warm ambience, it’s perfect for date night. Be sure to treat yourself to one of their traditional Thai sautees and a Thai inspired cocktail such as their mango mai-thai or Bangkok rose.
What screams romantic evening more than a classic steak dinner complete with fine china, mood lighting and an incredible wine list? If that’s what you’re after, head to Marcel. This traditional steakhouse is oozing with class and charm from the plush private booths to the vintage decor and antique touches. Browse their wine library (its a thing) for an excellent dinner pairing and don’t forget to treat yourself to one of their famous desserts. If you’re really going all out, enjoy a smoke from their cigar menu.
4. Tiny Lou’s
Everyone knows that the French know what they are doing when it comes to romance. So why not surprise your special someone with an evening at Tiny Lou’s? This artsy and sophisticated fine dining space is famous for its French dishes that make for a perfect evening together. Everything about this place just screams classic brasserie from the chic interior to the excellent wine list to the creative French classics throughout the menu. Be sure to indulge in the ultra-comforting french onion soup and don’t skimp on the handmade cocktails such as the librarian’s secret.
Elegant, timeless and unmistakably Greek. Kyma is a perfect pick for a romantic evening of Hellenic atmosphere, world-class hospitality and delicious Mediterranean fare that’ll have you reeling for days. Run by Pano Karatassos who grew up learning the magic behind his Yiayia’s (grandma) dishes, you can be sure that dining at Kyma is as whole an experience as it is romantic. Get started with some classic dolmathes or grilled octopus and don’t forget a zesty wine pairing.
6. St. Cecilia
St. Cecilia can only be described as enchanting. Seriously, is there anything better than a night of saucy pasta and wine in a trendy Italian joint? No. Famous for their drool-worthy seafood dishes, you can’t leave without an order of the lobster bisque or Nantucket bay scallops. In true Italian fashion, the wine list is superb, so don’t forget a bottle. While you’re at it, why not share a plate of pasta and create your own Lady and the Tramp scene. Either way, St. Cecilia will become a favourite for special occasions.
Named for the Academy Award-winning Danish film, Babette’s Feast, Babette’s Cafe perfectly embodies an atmosphere for food lovers. Set in a converted cottage, the upscale European bistro is just as charming and cosy as you’d expect. Each one of their menu items is crafted from only the freshest, most carefully sourced and seasonal ingredients; further proving Babette’s Cafe’s dedication to damn good food. We recommend beginning with the roasted mushroom tart or chicken liver pate before moving on an entree.