At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Atlanta's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. If you are in the downtown area and looking for a spot that will provide you with some entertainment, look no further than Sweet Georgia Juke Joint.
Want to visit a place that you don't have to get gussied up to dine, has been around for decades and is steeped in history? Check out Mary Mac's Tea Room or The Colonnade or Busy Bee Cafe. None take reservations, so expect waits if you visit at peak times.
Think the terms "southern" and "upscale" don't go together? You'd be mistaken. We've also included on this 10 Best list of Southern restaurants, those establishments that not only provide a beautiful and classy decor, but these restaurants have received much praise from national press. A visit to Empire State South seems mandatory for most of the celebrities than come through Atlanta. JCT Kitchen, located on the Westside of the city, had their "Angry Mussels" appetizer featured on the Travel Channel. Other upscale spots in the A are Wisteria and South City Kitchen.