If you’re starting to feel self-conscious about your age, the flames and tricks of a hibachi dinner are a good way to distract from the quantity of candles on your birthday cake. Nakato is a Japanese spot with everything from fresh sushi and unique small plates, to a hibachi dinner that manages to strike a balance between corny and delicious. And while you’re still mad that no one surprised you with a face cake, the onion volcano and beating heart fried rice should make up for it.
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Bistro Niko is a cozy French spot in Buckhead perfect for a date or small group dinner.
South City Kitchen Buckhead
For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
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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When you and seven of your friends want to drink cocktails and eat sushi on a big rooftop, head to O-Ku in Buckhead.
The choices are almost overwhelming at Ginya Izakaya, a small plates Japanese pub in West Midtown, so bring a group and share everything.
Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market is a food hall with over 30 different restaurants, with options ranging from Italian and ramen to Szechuan and Mexican.
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