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Empire State South

Cuisine: American, Southern

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James Beard award-winning chef Hugh Acheson's first Atlanta restaurant offers an alternative take on Southern cuisine. The beautiful, rustic-chic space is teeming with a knowledgeable staff seeking to...  Read More


  • Best Restaurants, Romantic Dining: "Brunch is a delicious affair. Order Hugh's Breakie (fruit, cheese, toasts), linger over cortados, then head outside for a game of bocce ball on the patio."
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Before Hugh Acheson became a celebrichef, he was known for creating excellent food. Which he still does. Really, really well. Get it here.
  • Best for Romantic Dining Because: Dimmed lights, tantalizing dishes, impeccable service and a rustic-but-chic vibe ensure a romantic meal you won't forget.

  • Southern: "Don't miss out the great cocktails."
  • Best for Southern Because: Everyone from critics to locals love Empire State South and favorite stop for celebrities visiting Atlanta.


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