The weather seems to have made up its mind in Atlanta, so there should be a number of days to experience Atlanta’s version of spring (which is basically summer).
To celebrate the arrival of sun-blazed days, our Best of Atlanta poll asked the tough question last week: What is the best patio in Atlanta?
Restaurants across the city feature al fresco dining as an easy, breezy way to actually get a table at some of the city's top restaurants like Victory Sandwich Bar, King + Duke, O-Ku and more.
This year, one of the most unique patios in Atlanta was knocked out of its comfortable No. 1 spot in our annual patio poll.
Which restaurant’s patio claimed the title instead?
Seed Kitchen & Bar was voted the No. 1 patio in metro Atlanta, according to our poll. Out of the thousands of votes cast, the Cobb County restaurant, which has a 4.5 review rating on Zagat for its food and service, took up 25 percent of the votes. According to its Zagat review, for OTP dining in Marietta "it doesn't get much better."
Coming in second, Six Feet Under dropped down from its reigning two-year title as the top voted patio. The Grant Park restaurant still garnered an impressive 19 percent of this year's votes. For a one-of-a-kind view of the Historic Oakland Cemetery and exceptional fresh seafood, Six Feet Under is still high on our voters' list.
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is our third place contender. The restaurant's owner, Michael Lennox, told the AJC in a past interview that part of Ladybird's popularity stems from it being developed in an area known as the Grove. Overtime, its outdoor eating and proximity to the Atlanta Beltline have made it a well-known spot for locals and tourists alike.
If you can't make it to our top three spots for patio dining, the rest of our nominees offer variety in cuisine and geography.Our official nominees include: Garden & Gun Club (Cobb), 1910 Public House (Gwinnett), Table & Main (North Fulton), Raging Burrito (DeKalb), Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar (DeKalb) and Kurt's Bistro (Gwinnett).