If you are looking for a trendy and well executed meal you will have no shortage of restaurants to choose from in West Midtown Atlanta. Chefs have been flocking to this part of town for the unique atmospheres that they can create and serve their ever changing and bold menus in. If you are hungry for sushi, Italian, or an excellent steak head to the West side.
A husband and wife team up to provide unique and beautiful dishes. Items such as the “Silk Handkerchief Pasta” and the “Griddled Lamb Shoulder + Sausage” will wow you in sight, smell, and taste. The five course tasting menu is your best bet at Better Half, let these chefs astound you!
Cooks & Soldiers draws its inspiration from the people and the cuisine of the Basque Country in Spain and France. Pintxos are the Basque answer to tapas. Pintxo Bars represent the casual, convivial aspect of Basque dining, where guests order for the table over a glass of Txakoli (crisp, slightly bubbly Basque wine) or tart Basque cider. Pintxo Bars are loud, vibrant and celebrate the joy of companionship and conversation over the formality of coursed dining. Cooks & Soldiers seeks to recreate this environment with our Pintxos Tradicionales, served on toast, and our Pintxos Especiales, composed expressions from our chefs. The Asador, on the other hand, is a wood-fired grill, elevating the simple yet divine combination of olive oil, salt, pepper, and smoke. At Cooks & Soldiers, the Asador is the centerpiece of our kitchen where whole meats and seafood are grilled over hot coals. These larger asador dishes are designed to be enjoyed communally, accompanied by a variety of fire roasted vegetable offerings.
A first-rate steakhouse and bar by Ford Fry. Named after Marcel Cerdan, the iconic French fighter-romantic who endured ring rumbles, war, marriage, a famous affair with Edith Piaf. A beautful throw back to the ways restaurants used to be. Foie Gras Terrine, Escargots, Tomahawk Cote de Boeuf, Beef Wellington, and Oysters Bienville give you an idea of the classics that you will experience at one of Atlanta’s finest and most fun restaurants. They are also open until 2:00 am with a late night menu….
At Eight, the experiences are as special as the food and drink. Eight is a place for all ages. All levels of sushi experience. It’s a place where you, your friends and family can relax, enjoy an authentic dining experience. Eight elevates sushi creation to an art form. They take an innovative and modern approach to sushi, makis, sashimi and Japanese specialties. Imagine scallop seared with sesame oil and wasabi. Miso-glazed steak. Eggs Benedict, with baked quail eggs, sticky rice, seaweed, spicy tuna and incredible house-made sauces. Their menu is packed with dishes you truly won’t find anywhere else.
In a nondescript building on the Westside of Atlanta, Giovanni Di Palma built his pizzeria from scraps and stones. The exterior wasn’t much to look at, but inside held the secrets to the perfect pie. Within weeks of opening Antico Pizza Napoletana, lines of locals, visitors and celebrities formed around the block. Antico is now a name synonymous with pizza greatness.
Miller Union, was founded in 2009 by Steven Satterfield and Neal McCarthy in the refurbished warehouse that sits on the former site and has since contributed to the evolution of the neighborhood. They created a rustic, yet modern atmosphere with a respect for the history of the neighborhood, and an anchor for the emerging one. Miller Union has since become an Atlanta mainstay. The restaurant embodies an authentic approach to farmstead-inspired cooking, in which ingredients drive the menu. Satterfield’s style is simple, but creative and refined, with a lean on Southern history. McCarthy’s acclaimed wine program complements the style of Satterfield’s cooking with a dynamic wine list that focuses on small producers with sustainable farming practices.
Ford Fry’s The Optimist brings a seaside fish camp experience to landlocked Atlantans. From fresh oysters from the Alabama coast and Maine sea scallops to whole roasted Georgia trout, guests enjoy high-quality, sustainable seafood from the country’s best suppliers. Tucked in an old ham-aging house, The Optimist serves up beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails with hickory-roasted fish and raw oysters, while beach-food classics like hush puppies and lobster rolls transport you to your favorite coastal haunts.
Bacchanalia has well-earned its reputation as Atlanta’s most-celebrated restaurant since opening in 1993, and consistently gains ratings as one of Atlanta’s top restaurants. Featuring contemporary American cuisine from Chefs/Owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison, and a crack culinary team lead by Jonathan Kallini, Bacchanalia features light and creative plates. Bacchanalia’s seasonal menu relies entirely on organic ingredients, many sourced from Anne and Clifford’s farm, Summerland, creating a fresh and unique experience every time. Bacchanalia offers a four course, prix fixe menu at $95 per person. The menu evolves slightly each evening and throughout the seasons.
1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
A bit more laid back than the options above, a must go to either for lunch, dinner or late night on the weekends is Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand. Owner Delia Champion has a saying that goes “do one thing, and do it really well.” And that one thing is chicken sausage. She has perfected her chicken sausage recipe over the last 20 years. Delia’s Chicken Sausage is hand-deboned and prepared from scratch…with the highest quality ingredients…all locally sourced. No preservatives. No hormones. No pork. Just 100% chicken sausage goodness…made fresh to order.
Donetto is a celebration of Italy’s Tuscan region with a menu featuring imaginative takes on traditional Italian fare comprised of heavy meats, a rotating list of house-made pastas and small plates for sharing. The Italian import is also home to an extensive beverage program featuring signature cocktails, local and Italian craft beers, Negroni on tap, an array of Italian sodas and a much-anticipated Amaro program. A collection of more than 100 bottles of wine is also available, including Italian wines with an emphasis on robust reds to complement the meat-centric dishes, a variety of California wines, and Brunello – the signature wine of Tuscany.
Guy Wong’s creation, Le Fat, is a Westside Vietnamese Restaurant that marries his love of Vietnamese, French and Cantonese cuisine. A wonderfully appointed restaurant with food that matches the beauty of the space it is served in.
935 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318