One of Bar Margot's newest specialty cocktails.
Father's Day is just around the corner, so treat your dad to an indulgent dinner and specialty cocktails at one of Atlanta's best restaurants.
From LDV Hospitality comes The Shops Buckhead Atlanta’s stunning three-story swanky steakhouse that bursts with executive chef John Adamson’s delicious flavors. For carnivores with a big appetite, opt for one of the classic cuts such as the porterhouse, which is meant to be shared, or the filet mignon. Don’t forget to order a signature cocktail on the top floor at The Regent Cocktail Club. 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 140, 770.415.9766, americancutsteakhouse.com $$$
Arnette's Chop Shop
A modern take on the classic American steakhouse, Arnette’s farm-to-table philosophy ensures you’re getting the freshest, finest ingredients. Enjoy mouthwatering USDA prime chops in every imaginable size while dining in custom chef’s booths located in front of open-flame hearths. Another unique feature: The Knife Club offers members exclusivity in the form of custom leather knife pouches displayed conveniently in a library upon entering and brought to you tableside during your dining experience. 2700 Apple Valley Road NE, Ste. 55, 404.969.0701, arnetteschopshop.com $$
Calling all sophisticated sippers! Bar Margot’s new cocktail, aptly named She Smiled Sweetly—a nod to the Rolling Stones song of the same name—is sure to refresh during those 100-degree days. The colorful concoction crafted by mixology pros Greg Best and Paul Calvert is an expertly curated combo of Tanqueray gin, Luxardo orgeat, yellow Chartreuse and lemon juice—and it’s just one of four seasonal sips available all summer at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta-based hot spot. Sip it slowly late night, or pair it with some of the resto’s tasty fare—either way it’s sure to hit the spot. 75 14th St. NE, 404.881.5913, barmargotatl.com $$$
This powerhouse steakhouse has been serving up Atlanta’s best beef for over 35 years. The steaks are massive and handcut on the premises and then cooked to order. The clubby steakhouse setting is elegant and chic. Add to that a posh wine list and a knowledgeable staff, and you’ve got all the reasons why executives have cut as many deals here as they have steaks. 3130 Piedmont Road, 404.237.2663, bonesrestaurant.com $$$
Slide into a curvaceous booth under ceramic antlers, and proceed to sample the chef’s wares. Both the braised beef short rib and smoked salmon appetizers are delicious. You’ll especially admire the tender rib meat (with mushrooms, cabbage ragout and grated horseradish), and the hunk of salmon (with remoulade and flatbread crackers). Wicker may be Southern at heart, but this menu has global intentions. 60 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, 404.525.3399, cutsatlanta.com $$
Little Alley Steak Buckhead
At Little Alley Steak Buckhead, 426 bourbons, whiskeys and scotches are perfectly paired with not only wet- and dry-aged steaks, but a bevy of seafood options as well. Go wild on your sauce choices—there are eight from which to choose, including yuzu bearnaise and foie gras butter—when you dine in one of three distinct spaces within the restaurant. Nearby office workers will delight in Little Alley’s new lunch menu as well, with lighter fare including sizeable salads, burgers and smaller-portioned entrees. 3500 Lenox Road NE, Ste. 100, 404.254.1899, littlealleysteak.com $$
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