10 romantic restaurants in Atlanta that combine a sexy ambiance with impeccable eats

The Atlanta restaurant scene offers myriad restaurant options with impeccable eats, but some special events call for an ambiance to match. The city promises a superb selection of restaurants to meet your desire for Romantic Dining. Ideal selections take care of the details, make you feel welcome, ply you with wonderful dishes and send you on your way with an experience you won't soon forget. For a hint of the quality, consider Aria, which, along with Canoe and the rest, epitomizes romantic dining in Atlanta.

Price need not be a concern as there are romantic restaurants featured on this list to accommodate nearly any budget. For a more low key or affordable evening, head to Agave or Le Bilboquet.  If you like out-of -the way eateries that are a fit or foodies or you want authentic Basque or South African fare, you'll find it on this list of the most Romantic Atlanta Restaurants.

Sandy Springs
Three Sheets


Part restaurant, part lounge and part live music venue, you are destined for romance at Three Sheets in Sandy Springs. The atmosphere offers a blend of sophistication and high-end entertainment. Don't miss the exceptional rooftop patio....  Read More

Cooks & Soldiers
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The industrial space of Cooks & Soldiers is trendy but comfortable- upscale but not pretentious. A true Basque restaurant (in Atlanta!,) expect meats and fish grilled over hot coals, tuna and lamb stews, cod, Spanish bean dishes,...  Read More



Warm lights, and old-world brick and stucco walls highlight an oversized wood bar featuring 100 types of Tequila. Cozy by the candlelight and order an award-winning margarita. Seated in a turn-of-the-century General Store of the Fulton Bag and...  Read More

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This blue-domed rotating restaurant and bar sits perched atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The first rooftop restaurant in the city, it originally opened in 1967, then closed for a decade in the early 2000s. Recently reopened in summer 2014, the...  Read More

Le Bilboquet
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Classic French cuisine set in a Parisian-cafe atmosphere will have you dreaming of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Le Bilboquet is located at the center of Buckhead Atlanta, anchoring the upscale retail and dining development. Open daily for...  Read More

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Aria is easily one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. Chef Gerry Klaskala has a beautiful spot that exudes romance and elegance. The atmosphere sets the tone for the beautiful evening guests will have when dining here. Aria's most...  Read More

10 Degrees South


What comes to mind when you think of South African cuisine? For the uninitiated, the question will likely be met with a blank stare. But food from South Africa, the "Rainbow Nation," is actually comprised of an incredible blend of traditional...  Read More

TWO urban licks


When TWO Urban Licks first opened in Atlanta, it was the hottest restaurant in town. Although the dining scene has grown, TWO still remains a fabulous dining destination in Atlanta. Making its home in a refurbished warehouse, with the skyline at...  Read More

Empire State South
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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 optimize your dining experience. The menu,...  Read More

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Canoe has been pleasing guests with its upscale southern cuisine for decades. What's more peaceful than enjoying a relaxing brunch while overlooking the Chattahoochee? Canoe is a top choice for romantic interludes- elegant but not stuffy. For...  Read More


Meet Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any...  More About Lesli