Gather culinary inspirationfrom this section, which features everything from juicy steaks to overstuffed arepas to buttermilk fried chicken.
BISTRO NIKO French. This Paris-worthy restaurant is decked out in hand-painted murals and Venetian glass mirrors. The menu offers rillettes de saumon, mussels, coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon and other French delights. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). www. buckheadrestaurants.com. 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead, 404.261.6456. $$$ BONES Steak. Prime steak and seafood are served in a clubby atmosphere. The menu includes several cuts of beef, plus lamb, chops, fresh seafood and a variety of delectable side dishes. L (M-F), D (daily). www.bonesrestaurant.com. 3130 Piedmont Road, Buckhead, 404.237.2663. $$$$ CHAMA GAUCHA Brazilian Churrascaria. Find the flame at this traditional Brazilian steakhouse where gauchos come to each table serving various cuts of lamb, pork, chicken and beef. The southern Brazilian tradition of hospitality and culinary passion is evident at this beautifully decorated eatery. L (M-F), D (daily). www.chamagaucha.com. 3365 Piedmont Road NE, Ste. 1350, Buckhead, 404.842.0011. $$$ CHOPS LOBSTER BAR Surf & Turf. Prime-aged beef, seafood, chicken and veal are served in a mission-style décor at this local favorite. The downstairs Lobster Bar blends Chops’ steaks with seafood items. Lobster bar open Tu-Sa. L (M-F), D (daily). www.buckheadrestaurants.com. 70 W. Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead, 404.262.2675. $$$$ DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Italian. The restaurant gives traditional steakhouse cuisine an Italian twist. Brandt dry-aged steaks, veal chops, seafood, salads, pastas, pizzas and other classic Italian plates are served in an inviting atmosphere; the wine list features selections from Italy, France and California. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). www.davios.com. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810. $$$ HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE Eclectic. Chef Linton Hopkins’ intimate 60-seat restaurant is known for its famous burgers. The menu includes everything from house-made hams, sausage and salami, to farm egg and pancetta carbonara, and cane sugar Coca-Cola floats. D (daily), L (F-Su), Br (Su). www.holeman-finch.com. The Aramore, 2277 Peachtree Road, 404.948.1175. $$ JACK’S NEW YORKER DELI Deli. This casual New York-style deli serves up breakfast entrees, subs and sandwiches, and a variety of soups and salads daily—all with a twist of Southern charm. Meals include a choice of drink and side item. Call ahead for pick up or dine in. B, L&D (daily). www. jacksnyd.com. 3333 Piedmont Road, Buckhead, 404.869.7776. $ KYMA Greek. Awesome seafood and mezedakia (appetizers), marinated meat dishes, Greek wines and plenty of ouzo are served in one of Atlanta’s most beloved and beautiful restaurants. D (daily). www.buckheadrestaurants.com. 3085 Piedmont Road NE, 404.262.0702. $$$ UMI Japanese. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s modern Japanese menu has fresh and quality as its foundation. From baked lobster tempura to grilled cod, sashimi and traditional rolls, the sleek presentations match the restaurant’s contemporary décor. D (M-Sa). www.umiatlanta.com. 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead, 404.841.0040. $$$$ CAKES & ALE Southern. Billy and Kristin Allin own this eclectic spot, known by many to be one of the city’s best. The restaurant serves fresh and seasonal fare; check the blackboard for specials