Missed gorging on your favorite dises and specialties over the past few months? Here’s some good news. Many of the best places to eat in Atlanta have reopened and are welcoming ack guests with necessary precautions in place to protect the health and safety of restaurant patrons, workers, and owners from the further spread of COVID-19.
If you’d like to step out for a bite, here are some excellent local restaurants where you can enjoy a satisfying and safe meal, al fresco style.
587 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Located in historic Old Fourth Ward, this Italian bistro has covered and heated patio tables where you can enjoy their selection of pastas, sandwiches, desserts, and more. Partner your dish with a flavorful wine or your favorite cocktail from their outdoor bar. A Mano opens for lunch and dinner schedules from Tuesday through Saturday.
550 Pharr Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
One of Buckhead’s go-to places for authentic Thai cuisine, Bangkok Station’s palatial aesthetic makes you feel like royalty as you dig into the restaurant’s innovative takes on classic Thai favorites. Be sure to try their spice-tacular green curry with your choice of chicken, pork, beef, seafood, or tofu.
Big Oak Tavern
1090 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075
If you’re craving for filling comfort food, head over to this Roswell pub grub hub for a sumptuous steak, a plate of lobster mac and cheese, or their self-proclaimed Unforgettable Cod Sandwich. Better yet, plan your trip for a Sunday afternoon or anytime on a Monday for their Soul Food exclusives. Dining al fresco at Big Oak Tavern gives you the perfect chance to marvel at the historic 1832 home which houses it, adding a comforting ambience that’s sure to elevate your dining experience.
Bread & Butterfly
290 Elizabeth Street, Atlanta, GA 30307
While COVID-19 might prevent you from traveling to Paris anytime soon, a visit to the vibrant, verdant grounds of Bread & Butterfly at Inman Park can bring you quite close to that dream trip. The place’s refreshing patio and sunroom create the ideal soothing environment for you to indulge in a light croissant or a hearty bistro-style dinner. The drinks menu is impressive, too, offering a fine selection of wines, beers, and cocktails.
3125 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Looking for flavors that you don’t get to sample often enough? This bistro in Sagamore Hills might have exactly what you’re looking for. Presenting a menu of authentic Ethiopian and Eritrean recipes, Feedel Bistro will be your perfect introduction to East African culinary tradition. A covered outdoor dining area awaits you here.
789 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306
Care for a fancy rooftop dinner? Hotel Clermont along Ponce de Leon can make it happen. The hotel’s rooftop is a fun cocktail bar fashioned in a vintage chic aesthetic that adds a satisfying ambience that goes well with the sweeping cityscape views all around you. The rooftop is open to guests starting 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and as early as 12 noon during the weekends.
1530 Dekalb Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
If cocktails aren’t enough for your fancy fix, head to Candler Park’s Lazy Betty restaurant instead for your fill of fine dining specialties. Lazy Betty redecorated their patio to accommodate guests amid the conditions of the pandemic, allowing guests to indulge in four-course, seven-course, and ten-course tasting menus with options for the perfect wine pairing. Reservations are required.
1039 Grant Street Suite B13, Atlanta, GA 30315
There’s no better place to get fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine than from a restaurant that is actually Mexican-owned. That’s exactly what Patria Cocina is, and their menu is, indeed, the real deal. Drop by for a light serving of fajitas or your choice of their filling signature entrees, and grab a cocktail that you can enjoy out on their gorgeous patio.
Table & Main’s elegant patio makes you feel right at home, with its casual vibe surrounded by lush landscaping. It’s an excellent setting to dig into the restaurant’s seasonal menu of Southern cuisine favorites. Entrees here include the classic Southern fried chicken and the massive 12oz cold-smoked pork chop, while the items in the cocktail menu are definitely worth discovering.