These Atlanta restaurants made OpenTable’s top 100 spots for a big night out OpenTable just released its list of the "100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out," based on the most glowing OpenTable reviews for restaurants with delicious fare matched with the perfect backdrop for a fun night out. The Optimist, a swanky restaurant in West Midtown, made the top 100 list. The seafood spot is known for its popular oyster happy hour. Two Urban Licks, near downtown Atlanta, also made the exclusive l

Party over here! Four restaurants that are great for large groups

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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to have a good time with a great group of people, the following restaurants are perfect for large parties of 10, 20 and even more. Walk-ins are permissible at most, but it’s always better to make a reservation. Some also offer reserved dining space, so you can keep your party private.

Cooks & Soldiers: This relatively new midtown restaurant offers a corner patio space that allows patron to see (or be seen), while they sip and savor. Interior reservation can be made for 10-60 people as well. For the latter, contact

Double Zero Napoletana: This contemporary Southern Italian restaurant in Atlanta offers pizza, a patio and a bocce court. Reservations for up to 20 can be made online; for more email

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TWO urban licks: “The Ballroom,” a recent upper level addition, which overlooks the main dining floor, is ideal for a cocktail reception upwards of 50 guests or a seated dinner up to 45. Guests are also treated like VIP since the this space features a private entrance and built-in AV equipment. To reserve, call 678.904.2372.

Wahoo! Grill: This casual European-influenced bistro in Decatur keeps things cool in their garden patio, which is equipped with fans. Large parties—the casual dinner and drinks kind—and wedding parties are both welcomed. 

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