8 Best Restaurants in Midtown Atlanta

Will Letton


Moving to a new city can be challenging, especially when it’s a metropolis as large as Atlanta, Georgia. New owners of downtown Atlanta condos often spend a lot of time finding the area’s best-of-the-best dining. It can be a bit overwhelming with a food scene as vibrant as Atlanta’s, but luckily for you, we’ve compiled a guide to Midtown's best eats.

South City Kitchen Midtown

If you’re looking for houses for sale in Midtown Atlanta, a stop at South City Kitchen is practically necessary. This Atlanta staple offers the heart of Southern cooking with a refined twist, serving classics like shrimp & grits and a unique pimento cheeseburger.

A successful local chain with a convenient Midtown location, this testament to contemporary Southern cooking will make you feel right at home.

Nan Thai Fine Dining

You may not expect it, but not all of Atlanta’s best eats are classic Southern fare. There’s a wide variety of fantastic eateries, and one of Midtown’s best is Nan Thai Fine Dining. Esteemed restauranter and head chef Nan Niyomkul has been working in fine dining since she was 19 and has brought all her dedication, passion, and expertise to craft this Thai cuisine wonderland.

Offering mouthwatering Tom Yum soup, prawn Pad Thai, minced chicken Larb salad, and other traditional Thai dishes, Niyomkul brings the flavors of her youth and culture to the table in inventive and delicious ways. If you’re serious about downtown Atlanta condos, it'd be a crime to overlook this uncomparable restaurant.

Ecco Midtown

Is upscale European more your flavor profile? No worries, Ecco has you covered! Ecco offers contemporary culinary sophistication and old-world style, complete with a dynamic wine list. And if you love a charcuterie board, you’re in luck — this spot serves some of the best, bold, and indulgent cheeses like fried goat cheese drizzled in honey or a beautiful cut of Bresaola. And the entrees only get better from there, with locals recommending the Black Truffle Risotto and Crispy Duck Breast.

Whether you’re touring houses for sale in Midtown Atlanta or Buckhead, Ecco has locations across Atlanta sure to excite your taste buds.

The Vortex

Downtown Atlanta condos evoke fine dining, but sometimes you just want a delicious burger. Luckily, Michael Benoit began a journey in 1991 that culminated in one of Georgia’s most popular burger joints. The Vortex is an independent, family-owned bar that prides itself on being a lively location with booze and burgers on tap.

Whether you’ve got late-night munchies or are planning an evening out with friends, The Vortex is a great place to hang out, eat, and drink.

Try out their classic cheeseburger and house beer, or go wild with their Zombie Apocalypse Burger and a draft cocktail like the Snakebite


No big city can be without a great seafood place, and Midtown’s spot is Lure. The second you close a deal on one of the many houses for sale in Midtown Atlanta, make reservations at this fish lovers’ paradise.

Led by executive chef Chris Neff, Lure is a stylish, welcoming place that strives to offer a little taste of the coast in the heart of Atlanta. If you want their best-sellers, order a plate of Lure’s char-broiled oysters, their seabass-filled Lemongrass-Ginger Dumplings, or Grilled Swordfish

Mary Mac’s Tea Room

One of the perks of downtown Atlanta condos is that they’re surrounded by history. Mary Mac’s Tea Room has been open since 1945 when Mary Mackenzie sought to make a living shortly after World War II. So she, like many women at the time, opened “women appropriate” tea rooms. While many of these tea rooms helped women earn income in the 40s, Mary Mac’s is the only original one that remains. It’s an Atlanta treasure — even without all of its delicious, Southern-style cooking!

You can enjoy classics like barbecued ribs, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken liver, and slow-cooked pot roast at Mary Mac's. Also, don’t forget to try one of their famous slices of cobbler!

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

The Cypress Street Pint & Plate has just the right variety of beer and comfort food, a cozy and quintessential neighborhood bar to keep its customers happy. If you’re seeking an easy meal to ground you to your neighborhood right after buying one of the many homes for sale in Midtown Atlanta, no spot is more communal. Choose from over seventeen beers on tap and forty bottled options — and that doesn’t even account for all the wines and liquor Cypress Street Pint & Plate offers! If you want to curate your own Cheers-like experience — or at least something close to it — make some friends and meet up here, where people will grow to know your name.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate offers classic pub grub like fish and chips or chicken tenders and bolder options like smoked BBQ salmon on chipotle cheese grits. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find your own perfectly unique — or perfectly classic — bar order here. 

The Lawrence

Few are as interesting as The Lawrence when it comes to unique beginnings. This restaurant originated as Dinner Party Atlanta, an underground supper party led by Darren Carr. The group would hold pop-up and drive-by dinner events throughout the city and were successful enough to secure an official location — The Lawrence.

An effortless mix of innovation and fine dining, the Lawrence is an ever-evolving eatery that will enchant all guests. With seasonal food menus reflecting the local produce the Lawrence purchases, this American restaurant is becoming an icon of Midtown Atlanta. So whether you live in a sky-high penthouse or downtown Atlanta condo, you’ll be a stone’s throw from enjoying steak, okra, ravioli, pound cake, pork belly, mussels, and everything else on this ever-changing menu.

Whether you’re in town to look at homes for sale in Midtown Atlanta — or if you already own Atlanta property — you need to put these restaurants on your must-try list. Are you searching for a realtor to help you find a new home? Reach out to trusted local agent Will Letton for guidance.


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