In the recent “Where to Eat in Atlanta” roundup of expert dining recommendations, The New York Times, calls Buckhead’s ATLAS, “luxe Buckhead dining at its best” and Umi (umbrella eatery to Himitsu) is dubbed, “the best sushi in the South.”
Recounting her experience at Atlas, Severson describes, “Chef Christopher Grossman accents trout with peanuts and young Vidalia onions, and plates truffle dumplings with Wagyu beef.” She calls it, “the best restaurant to take your parents (or your rich friends).”
Though, winning combinations of flavors and fine foods aren’t the only allure, as the Atlas atmosphere personifies elegance. For those business dinners where a $2,900 bottle of Screaming Eagle is in order, the decor mirrors that prestige. As Severson writes, “the walls are often filled with paintings by Picasso and Matisse from the British billionaire Joe Lewis’s collection.” Atlas often hosts exhibitions, currently displaying one curated by Atlantans inspired by the South, showcasing distinctive works by local artists.
Remember Himitsu, the most exclusive cocktail bar in Buckhead? Umi, its sister restaurant next door is open-to-the-general-public and it does not require a retina scanner. Spot-on with real Japanese sushi (not “overwrought and sloppy”), Severson titles Umi, “the best sushi in the South,” praising chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s dedication to the art.
Severson shares that, “although Atlanta has a surprisingly big Japanese population, sushi isn’t the first (type of restaurant I’d recommend) that comes to mind. But at Umi, fish and plenty of other ingredients get the respect they deserve from the chef.”
For your next Buckhead evening out, impress your party with a reservation at Atlas (located at 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW) or enjoy true Japanese sushi in luxury at Umi (located at 3050 Peachtree Road NW).
View the full post on the New York Times. ATLAS Buckhead is located at88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 and Umi is located at 3050 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30305