Your ideal vision for spending a Saturday outside may not include sitting on a patio stuck between two parking decks in Midtown, but somehow, Cypress Street makes it work. There aren’t a lot of good outdoor options in the area, which makes this neighborhood spot, with its patio and solid burger, a winner for a work lunch or Happy Hour.
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Mary Mac’s Tea Room
There are a lot of restaurants serving Southern food in Atlanta, but no place is more classic than Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Midtown.
Eats has been a mainstay on Ponce for a long time, and is where you can get pasta or meat-and-two options for super reasonable prices.
Einstein’s in Midtown has a large, wide-ranging menu and an even larger patio, so it should be your next big group brunch spot.
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Bacchanalia in West Midtown is a seasonal, farm-to-table spot that’s great for client dinners or a big night out.
Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is the most essential barbecue spot in Atlanta. If you haven’t been, go.
Bone Garden Cantina
Bone Garden Cantina in West Midtown is a Day of the Dead-themed restaurant with some of the best Mexican food in Atlanta and a large patio.
Head to Poor Hendrix in Decatur for a drink and some light bites at the bar, or a full meal on the very private back patio.
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