Sometimes dinner is for more than just consuming nutrients. It can be for celebrating a new job, an anniversary, or surviving meeting your future in-laws. When these occasions pop up. it’s good to know where to splurge, and Umi in Buckhead is just the place. This is one of the best, and most expensive, sushi spots in Atlanta, and when you want to go big, come here and get one of their three omakase options. It’ll take a few hours, you’ll drink plenty of sake, and you can debate how well it went with your future family in the meantime.
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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
South City Kitchen Buckhead
For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
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When you and seven of your friends want to drink cocktails and eat sushi on a big rooftop, head to O-Ku in Buckhead.
Nakato Japanese Restaurant
Nakato manages to do hibachi without seeming too corny, even during the onion volcano - though you could get sushi or small plates here too.
The choices are almost overwhelming at Ginya Izakaya, a small plates Japanese pub in West Midtown, so bring a group and share everything.
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Chai Yo is an upscale Thai restaurant in Buckhead that’s perfect for a well-planned anniversary dinner, or an impromptu weeknight out.
Chops Lobster Bar
Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead serves steaks and seafood without even the slightest air of cool, which is exactly what makes it’s great.
Char Korean Bar And Grill
Char in Inman Park is a lively spot to go to for Korean BBQ and soju at night, and then back to for a Korean-inspired brunch the next morning.
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