OpenTable, a world leader in restaurant reservation software, curates a list of America’s top 100 restaurants each year. The findings are generated by analyzing over 12 million reviews from more than 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states. “The 100 Best Restaurants in America list gives voice to OpenTable’s diner community by honoring the restaurants they love to visit and that consistently provide dining experiences that delight time and again,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable, in a release on the OpenTable website.
This analysis is generated from diner reviews collected between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018, and an overall score paired with the quantity of reviews determines each restaurant’s placement on the list. The results also indicate the popularity of different genres, proving that American and Italian are the most popular cuisines followed by French, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern. The diversity of this year’s list indicates an increasing trend towards adventurous eats across the country.
Of all the rankings there are four restaurants in Buckhead that make this prestigious list – the only Georgia restaurants included and among very few other restaurants in the Southeast. See what OpenTable reviewers have to say about these world class restaurants that call Buckhead home.
Upscale hotel restaurant with artful and ever-evolving American cuisine crafted with fresh seasonal ingredients. The Tavern features chef-driven small plates and handmade cocktails. Emerald lacquered walls are adorned with original works by artists such as Chagall, Monet, Soutine, Picasso, and Foujita.
88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
AtlasRestaurant.com | (404) 600-6471
“Simply the best, service was impeccable and food was divine, it doesn’t get better.”
“Incredible dining experience. Delicious Food. Impeccable service.”
“Absolute wonderful experience! Food and service were top notch. Had the best dinner experience. It was very special.”
A steakhouse institution, this classic club-style restaurant offers steaks, chops, seafood, and an acclaimed wine cellar. For the past 38 years Bones has been regarded as a cornerstone of steakhouses in Atlanta, its comprehensive menu and reputation earning the #1 Restaurant in Atlanta by Zagat Survey.
3130 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
BonesRestaurant.com | (404) 237-2663
“Wonderful experience with great service. Best Steak in Atlanta.”
“Bones exceeded all expectations. The service is amazing and you can understand why since so many mentioned they’d worked there for 10-15+.”
“One of my five favorite restaurants in the whole United States and I’m not kidding. Stayed a night in Atlanta while on a different trip, just to eat there.”
Blue Ridge Grill
A mountain lodge in Buckhead? Yes, you heard that right. Blue Ridge Grill is a Buckhead treasure offering American cuisine with a menu that features fresh seafood, hickory-grilled steaks, and a focus on farm-to-table ingredients.
1261 West Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30327
BlueRidgeGrill.com | (404) 233-5030
“Excellent food, cozy and warm ambiance, excellent service. Definitely one of the best in Atlanta.”
“Consistently the best in Atlanta. Great menu and local resturant with great service, good and convenient to northern Atlanta.”
“Can’t say enough about Shari and the staff. Want to feel special while having one of the best meals in the ATL? Blue Ridge should be the go to. Thanks!”
Considered one of the top restaurants in the country, UMI boasts sophisticated Japanese fare and sushi in an airy and contemporary setting. Their comprehensive menu includes dishes such as Sashimi, Nigiri, Aburi, Sousaku Nigiri, Omakase, Traditional and Specialty Rolls.
3050 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305
UmiAtlanta.com | (404) 841-0040
“Unmatched service and cuisine. This is an experience that certainly lives up to the hype. Enjoyed every moment and dish.”“Never disappointed at UMI. Great sushi and the service is superb.”“Best sushi restaurant in Atlanta. Great cocktails and incredible food. Get the lobster tobanyaki!”