The top 3 spots for a special occasion in Atlanta

The top 3 spots for a special occasion in Atlanta
Photo: Nowak's/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 18, 2020.

Looking to try the best spots in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end bars in Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. La Grotta Ristorante Italiano

photo: tiffany n./yelp

First up is La Grotta Ristorante Italiano, situated at 2637 Peachtree Road NE. With 4.5 stars out of 263 reviews on Yelp, the bar, venue and event space and Italian spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.  

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As to what the business is known for, "Traditional Northern Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh pasta, seafood, veal and beef," it writes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.  

2. Blue Ridge Grill

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The Blue Ridge Grill, located at 1261 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy bar and traditional American spot, which offers seafood and more, four stars out of 199 reviews. 


"Long established as one of the 'in spots' for Atlanta's movers and shakers, this cozy, sophisticated spot sets the standard for style in Buckhead," it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties. 

3. Nowak's

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Nowak's, a bar and steakhouse that offers seafood and more, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 98 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1397 N. Highland Ave. to see for yourself.  


Regarding signature items, "Steaks, fish, seafood, salads and burgers!" it states on Yelp in the section about specialties.

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