Our Top 5 Choices For The Best Atlanta Restaurants With Parking
Even if you have never been to Atlanta, surely you have heard tale of the incredible cuisine offered in our fair city. If you come here solely to eat, you won't leave disappointed. If you are looking for the best restaurants at Atlanta Airport or nearby, check out our list of the best restaurants at Atlanta Airport, but if you are interested in our top favorites around Atlanta, read on. The five restaurant choices we have selected are based on fine dining experience and availability of parking.
1. Atlas Buckhead
Atlas Buckhead is our favorite choice for Atlanta American fine dining. The head chef, Christopher Grossman, was named Eater Atlanta's Chef of the Yeah in 2015, and it a common favorite among Atlantans. Our top choice dishes are the "Pecan Grilled Alabama Pork Chop" and the "Potato Crusted Blue Ridge Trout." (They have fantastic vegetarian options as well.) Parking is not an issue for those dining here. The have available parking at One Buckhead Plaza, and valet parking, offered from the entrance at West Paces Ferry Rd.
2. Cooks & Soldiers
Cooks and Soldiers is new to the Atlanta community, opening just at the end of 2014, but it has quickly become a hot spot. Part of the Castellucci Hospitality Group of restaurants, this is considered the best in Basque cuisine. Make sure to try our favorite main courses: "Lomo de Cerdo," berkshire pork tenderloin, with olive, potato, caramelized garlic and onion, in a quince-sherry jus; or the "Escabeche," Blue Hill Bay mussels and local shrimp, with squid ink toast, and lemongrass pearls. It's a pricey night out but well worth it. The restaurant offers valet parking, which is accessible at the 14th St. entrance.
3. Fox Bros BBQ
Fox Bros BBQ is a "must-try" if you are craving some Atlanta BBQ. This is all about the flavor and definitely not a light dining experience. Most items can be ordered covered with melted cheese, and we are okay with that. To start, try the "Texas Fries," fries smothered in BBQ sauce, topped with chopped brisket or pulled pork, jalapeños, covered with melted cheese, and served with ranch dip. You may not have room for more after this starter, but hollow out a leg to sample "The Everything Plate," for which you choose four meat portions: either pulled pork, beef brisket (chopped or sliced), a 1/4 wrack of ribs, or 4 chicken wings. When you are looking for parking, come early. There is a parking lot attached but space is limited.
4. Holeman & Finch Public House
The Holeman and Finch makes our list of favorites because of its versatility and commitment to using local farmers and flavors. It's perfectly familiar Atlantan food with an artisanal flair. It's a perfect spot for after work cocktails and snacks and they have a great selection of cheeses. In fact, no visit to Holeman & Finch is complete without at least a sampling of their newest cheese selections. When you want more than just cheese, make sure to try the steak tartare, with potato chips, and egg yolk, or the dirty rice with confit chicken. The menu is deceptively fancy and obviously delicious. Parking is never an issue here with their private parking lot and available valet parking service.
5. Kimball House
Our final top 5 restaurant is the uniquely historical Kimball House. This spot has a very vintage feel to it and is located in the former Decatur train depot. The ambience is very pleasing and makes it a great place for parties or after work gatherings. Their main attraction is their "Raw Bar Happy Hour," weekdays between 5p.m. and 7p.m. during which you can get the best oysters in Atlanta, freshly shucked and served with craft cocktails. Looking for dinner? Stay for the 3-course steak dinner. This spot has you covered in terms of parking. Either park in their lot behind 306 East Howard Avenue (entrance is on North Candler St.), or find street parking along East Howard Avenue.
Whichever place you choose to dine at, you are sure to have a delectable culinary experience. Enjoy your dining and bon appetit!