Top 10 Restaurants on the Beltline
Top 10 Restaurants on the Beltline
The Atlanta Beltline is a planned loop of 22 miles of multi-use trails ITP, connecting 2,000 acres of parks. It is currently open but not completed, that doesn’t stop it from being very much in use. The Beltline is not only host to several major Atlanta events throughout the year, it runs through some of Atlanta’s most known spots, Ponce City Market, Krog Street, Krog Tunnel, Piedmont Park, Botanical Garden, and more. With hundred of restaurants, bars, pubs, and ice-cream shacks lining the Beltline (or within easy walking distance). With so much there, it’s hard to pick a favorite! That being said this article is simply a taste of what you can find if you spend a day exploring on the Beltline.
The Beltline is always hopping, so whatever you’re into walking, jogging, running, biking, skating, boarding, dancing, etc. head to the Beltline for a day out, some exercise and good food no matter your style or tastes. Looking for an excuse to get over to the Beltline? Join us after dark Sept 22 for the annual Lantern Parade!
Overlooking Piedmont Park and the Beltline, Orpheus Brewing is a favorite for people watching while sipping a cold beer on their deck. Based in the heart of Atlanta, this brewery focuses on creating brews from new hops, wild fermentations and barrels. Their standing motto for beer and everything they do is, “Don’t look back.” Here you will find artful labels for 5 beers available year round, with 6 generally rotating through out the year and another 6 considered limited addition. They do sell some light snacks here, and there is often a food truck outside ready to serve. So whether it’s your first time in or your dozenth, there is always something new to try.
This restaurant located right on the Beltline is great for almost anything you are looking for. It’s dog friendly, so feel free to bring your sidekick along. There is a deck overlooking the Beltline which includes a great skyline view of Atlanta. Live music on select days. This restaurant has been noted by us before for several reasons, first and foremost is great food. Chef Michael Bertozzi was featured on our Top 100 Chefs in Atlanta list earlier this year. To add another layer of awesomeness to this venue, is the amazing decor inside, everything from live walls to famous artworks and the one of a kind gravity fed wine tower. Open brunch, lunch and dinner. There are many reasons to visit Two Urban Licks!
Always a fun restaurant to visit! The Spanish based tapas style cuisine is created by Executive Chef James Burge (featured on our Top 100 Chefs in Atlanta article) with flavors and fresh ingredients that keep guests coming back. The atmosphere of Barcelona Inman Park is one that invites people to spend time and linger over a meal with friends. There is a wonderful patio area with enlarged fire pit, and complimentary blankets for the chiller days ahead. One of the best known wine bars in the Atlanta area, their menu is extensive and world wide, with experts to advise when needed on what the best selection is for your dinner and price range.
Parish is essentially two in one, with the Brasserie and the Neighborhood Cafe making up Parish. With either you can feel the history of Atlanta. This is a very casual, neighborhood restaurant. The interior is definitely shabby chic – expect peeling paint, exposed brick, dark wood, and cracked concrete, but with an old time, authentic elegance that charms. Also there is just enough modern, bright features to keep it current and comfortable. For Brasserie try out their outdoor seating area, where your furry four legged bestie can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or late night drinks with you. The cafe has picnic benches, where your fur-baby can also join in. The plating is colorful, fresh works of art that will make your stomach growl with hunger.
Located at Krog Street, this industrial chic, dimly lit restaurant is one of several spearheaded by Chef Kevin Rathbun another Atlanta Chef featured in our Top 100 Chefs article earlier this year. This modern chophouse and seafood restaurant serves up American food with regional twists. Expect to find the freshest ingredients with new takes on menu items usually only found in Maine, Northern California or Louisiana. An extensive global wine menu is available to accompany all meals. This restaurant also features a cozy, colorful patio area right in the heart of Krog Street, which means great opportunities for people watching no matter when you visit!
Located at the corner of Piedmont Park and the Beltline, with regular live performances by artists heard on the radio, this place is always hopping! A great covered patio overlooks the meadow at Piedmont Park giving beautiful skyline views of Atlanta and great people watching. Set in a stone house, the venue itself is one of the oldest in Atlanta, changing function over the years to become the restaurant it is today. Serving up an eclectic mix of American food and sushi it’s a good place to go for anyone who doesn’t know what they are feeling but feeling something good. It’s also host to many weddings and events throughout the year in Atlanta so make sure to check out their website for what’s coming up.
This popular restaurant, bakery and wine shop, is a go-to for brunch til late-night. Well-known for its refined American cuisine and wine choices, all with a neighborhood feel keeps Atlantans coming back for more. Close to Piedmont Park, located in Virginia Heights, this restaurant is easily spotted with its bright, happy yellow exterior. They also have an outdoor patio for those looking to enjoy the beautiful fall days ahead.
This brew pub located on the less talked about Westside of the Beltline, is definitely a must! Located on the 0 line marker of the Beltline, or Historic West End (for those familiar with neighborhoods), it is known for creative tacos and other bar food. Also since it’s a brewpub, except to find over 20 local beers on tap. Outdoor picnic tables with TVs for sports enthusiasts are great for a day out spent with your dog or playing a few games with friends. This is also a hotspot for motorcycle connoisseurs, with European vintage bikes and apparel for sale.
Come to La Tavola to experience an authentic Italian Trattoria right here in Atlanta. This Virginia-Highlands neighborhood hub will hit the spot for all Italian food lovers. The food is prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Peterson, featured on our list of Top 100 Chefs in Atlanta, is classic Italian, with some adventurous ingredients and seasonal specials. Trained servers make vino suggestions as you order so that guests get the best flavor profiles possible. Look forward to enjoying a meal on their beautiful covered terrace with a quaint New Orleans feel to it.
This restaurant is known for its Cajun inspired American food. Located near Krog Street in a revamped warehouse, just a short walk from the Beltline. Chef Scott Serpas has been a corner stone in the Atlanta restaurant industry for years and was recently featured on our Top 100 Chefs in Atlanta list. True to the Chef’s “true food” philosophy, all plates allows each ingredient to shine, meaning he likes to keep it simple, while using as many locally sourced and in season ingredients as possible. This helps to keep the flavor fresh, but also causes the menu to change seasonally.
Brewery, Brewpub, Large Beer Selection
Winery, Wine Bar, Large Wine Selection
Featured in our Top 100 Chefs Article
Patio, Deck, Outdoor Sitting Area
Breakfast or Brunch
Neighborhood or Locals Hotspot
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