Atlanta is one of the nation’s best restaurant cities and there is a wide range of dining options at or near the Hyatt Regency. See the hotel concierge or call for reservations.
The hotel main’s restaurant serves local-sourced, Southern-themed cuisine three times daily. Reserve online.
Breakfast 6:00 am – 11:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Located in the hotel lobby, the 24-hour Market offers gourmet groceries and hot food, including flat bread pizza, chicken pot pie and Southern-style mac and cheese.
The hotel’s Atrium Lobby bar features a menu of foods and drinks from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Thursday; from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday to Sunday.
Ratings and reviews courtesy of Frommer’s (on a three-star scale)
Antico Pizza Napoletana (Midtown)
1093 Hemphill Ave.
$ Pizza | Two Stars
When Antico opened in 2010, it immediately drew a huge fan base, and return customers lined up again and again for another hit. Its no-nonsense approach to authentic Italian pizza employs artisan techniques and requires ingredients available only from Napoli and Campania in southern Italy.
490 E. Paces Ferry Road
$$$$ Eclectic | Two Stars
Since opening a dozen years ago, Aria has remained a hit among the dozens of top-quality dining choices in the busy Buckhead area. The eclectic gourmet makings of chef/owner Gerry Klaskala are consistently delightful. He seems to have hit the nail on the head with his version of "slow food" -- braised, roasted, stewed and patiently simmered savory meats.
BLT Steak (Downtown)
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.
$$$$ Steakhouse | Three Stars
Meat eaters were excited when this posh chain made its way into Hotlanta via the W Atlanta Downtown hotel. BLT Steak offers top-notch beef selected by Chef de Cuisine Jean Luc Mongodin. But don't let the name fool you: BLT Steak stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel, and its French bistro side shines. Black cod, roasted Maine lobster, duck and lamb are all available, as is a generous offering of sides.
3455 Peachtree Rd. NE
$$$$ Asian | Three Stars
There's a lot of energy and noise in the lounge/sushi bar in the "point" of the building, but it's possible to have a decent conversation in the restaurant portion of the establishment. The specialty here is seafood, with Asian flavors that give the dishes a contemporary edge. Menus change frequently, depending on what’s fresh and available, but might include such delicious options as peanut-crusted grouper in Indian curry.
3130 Piedmont Road NE
$$$$ Traditional American | Three Stars
Atlanta's best and most famous steakhouse, Bone's is a top power-lunch venue for the expense-account crowd. As many deals as steaks are cut here.
3376 Peachtree Road
$$$$ New American| Two Stars
Featuring the bounty of local farmers and other purveyors of regional food, Craft and its creator/chef, Tom Colicchio, have embraced Atlanta since the opening a couple of years ago at the Buckhead hotel Mansion on Peachtree. Colicchio's menu highlights ultrafresh ingredients and prepares them without heavy sauces that mask real flavor. Typical finds are Gulf red snapper, farm chicken and North Carolina flounder.
40 7th St. NE
$$ European | Two stars
Atlanta's reputation in the culinary world went way, way up in 2008, when Ecco was named "Best Restaurant in the U.S." by the International Restaurant and Hotel Awards. Featuring a European menu that teases first with a delicious array of meat and cheese boards, followed by house-made pastas and wood-fired pizzas, Ecco is fast becoming a favorite, especially among locals.
French American Brasserie (Downtown)
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.
$$$ French | Two Stars
"FAB” has added some much-needed fine dining to the downtown area. FAB serves classic French cuisine and American chops. Take the grand spiral staircase to the canopied rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a cocktail and a great view of the city's skyline.
Hankook Taqueria (Midtown)
1341 Collier Road NW
$ Korean | One Star
Hankook is Korean all right, but make that Korean as in barbecue tacos and other delicacies. Originally birthed by Chef Thomas Lee via a Korean taco truck that kept fans racing around the city to find its location of the day, Hankook draws a crowd looking for cheap and authentic Korean barbecue.
3085 Piedmont Road
$$$ Greek | Two Stars
Kyma is a contemporary Greek seafood tavern unlike any other. Kyma will delight you with its cuisine full of true Greek flavors, including mezedakia (assorted Greek appetizers), whole fresh fish flown in daily from Mediterranean waters and spreads.
Mary Mac's Tea Room (Midtown)
224 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
$$ Southern | One Star
Mary Mac's is a colorful Atlanta institution, a bastion of classic Southern cuisine that has been patronized since 1945 by everyone from truck drivers to bank presidents to President Jimmy Carter. Among the famous lunch and dinner entrees are fried chicken dredged in buttermilk and flour, country-fried steak and chicken pan pie topped with thick giblet gravy.
Spice Market (Midtown)
188 14th St. NE
$$$ Asian | One Star
From restaurants of the same name in New York and Istanbul, Spice Market has made it to Atlanta, and owner and executive chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has changed our taste buds forever. Spice Market combines exotic curries and spices in bold dishes such as pork vindaloo, red curried duck and cod with Malaysian chili sauce and Thai basil.
The Varsity (Downtown)
61 North Ave.
$ Traditional American | No Stars
Atlanta grew up around the Varsity, the world's largest drive-in restaurant, opened in 1928 by Frank Gordy. This fast-food mecca's greasy feasts are an essential element of the Atlanta experience and the Varsity draws more celebrities than any other restaurant in town. Order up a slaw dog or a couple of chili burgers (they're only 2 oz. each), with fries, onion rings and a frosted orange (a creamy frozen orange drink).
Woodfire Grill (Buckhead)
1782 Cheshire Bridge Road
$$$ New American | Two Stars
Owner/chef Kevin Gillespie, a recent finalist on Top Chef, Gillespie takes advantage of seasonal offerings of local farms when crafting his menu. The local, sustainable, organic menu changes daily, so no matter how often you dine here, you'll always find something different.