On the Atlanta dining scene, there’s no shortage of impressive eats to choose from. The metropolitan hotspot has seen a resurgence of chef-owned restaurants, cocktail lounges and upscale eateries that share thoughtfully-crafted food and drink from all over the world. A traditional steakhouse inspired by a French boxer, a tapas-inspired bar, a modern deli—whatever vibe you’re after, Atlanta has the perfect place for you and your crew. If you’re dining with a group on-the-go or looking to host a private dinner for your nearest and dearest, these popular stops have space for you and your friends to totally take over. Read below to find your next group outing!
At this Atlanta hot spot, host an extravagant dinner fit for royals. St. Cecilia’s menu is inspired by the luxury coastlines of Italy, Spain and France and the space is equally as mesmerizing with a show-stopping bar, large booths and elegant accent pieces. Oh, and did we mention it was located in Buckhead’s Pinnacle skyscraper?
Traditional tapas, bold decor, tried-and-true cocktails—Bar Mercado fits the bill for a relaxed and flavor-packed private dinner. The restaurant, featuring dishes from multiple Spanish regions, has a patio and semi-private dining room for intimate groups of 14, as well as a full buyout opportunity to host your friends in the main dining room.
This spacious Italian eatery serves a menu of delicious dishes inspired by Italy’s famous wine region, Tuscany. Plan an exclusive evening with your closest in the warm, industrial dining room designed by architect David Thompson—the 4,000-square-foot space features industrial windows and elegant accents for an effortless contemporary feel.
Situated in Midtown Atlanta, Saltwood offers unique culinary experiences focused on small-plate eats. Host your guests in the main dining room or take part in an unscripted evening at the Burger Bar, situated in the heart of the restaurant kitchen where your guests can dine on burgers, boozy milkshakes and dessert.
Yes, your favorite east coast deli can be the setting for a romantic dinner with friends. At The General Muir, quintessential delicatessen vibes are given a modern refresh, with space indoors and out to host up to 150 guests with a 3-5 course menu.
With the dazzling view of the city skyline as your backdrop, your evening plans at JCT Kitchen & Bar will impress at first sight. Add in expertly-prepared southern food with a twist and the main dining room’s modern rustic decor and your dinner will be one for the books.
Marcel captures the joie de vivre and good-ol-days essence of a traditional steakhouse. French-inspired and expertly-prepared, the restaurant serves excellent cuisine in an ambiance that’s classic and elegant with a touch of quirk. Host smaller affairs at the bar for a light cocktail hour or go big with a luxurious sit-down dinner in the dining room.
Cocktail parties, intimate dinners, a full restaurant buyout—whatever you’re envisioning, Empire State South can make a reality in its inviting, elegant ambiance. Dine indoors or out, and dive into their menu of refreshing cocktails and elevated southern cuisine that everyone will love.
Private dining at Saltyard means selecting from their special selection of menus curated especially to your guest list. The layout of the space makes for versatility for all group sizes and for that extra special touch, take advantage of their events team to make sure your soiree goes off without a hitch
All for making statements, this chef-owned restaurant will wow your guests the moment they catch sight of the 24-foot open hearth in the heart of the space. From there, things only get better with signature cocktails and a menu of seasonally-inspired dishes.
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