Whether you're in the mood for burgers and beers or curry and cocktails, a number of Atlanta's hottest restaurants are just a MARTA ride away.
Some are just a few steps off the platform; others may require a brief stroll. Here's a roundup of the best restaurants within walking distance from Atlanta's busiest MARTA stations.
NORTH TO SOUTH
Buckhead station | 3360 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30326
The restaurants listed here range from an upscale gastropub at the W Hotel to contemporary American eateries with lovely cocktail lists, organic burgers and even adult milkshakes.
Cook Hall .1 mile Gastropub located in the W Hotel focuses on handcrafted cocktails, local brews and fresh takes on food such as crispy duck tacos with chipotle coleslaw.
3377 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30326, 404-523-3600
Seven Lamps .2 miles The restaurant offers contemporary takes on American food with a seasonally rotating menu of handmade pastas, small bites and craft cocktails by rising star bartender Madison Burch. Great courtyard patio.
3400 Around Lenox Road NE, No. 217, Atlanta, Ga. 30326, 404-467-8950
Farm Burger .5 miles Fast, casual, chef-driven menu boasts grass-fed beef and chicken burgers, creative seasonal side dishes using locally grown ingredients, local brews on draft and tasty adult milkshakes. It's close to Atlanta Tech Village, Octane Buckhead and AMC Buckhead.
3365 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30305, 404-816-0603
Lenox station | 955 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30326
With its proximity to both Lenox Square mall and Phipps Plaza, this station shares prime real estate with Atlanta's most exclusive shopping and dining businesses as well as residences.
St. Cecilia .5 miles Impress your friends and your clients with fresh takes on European-inspired coastal seafood dishes rooted in Old World traditions. Try the steelhead salmon with celery root puree or lobster and apple risotto. Pair your meal with craft cocktails and curated wine list.
3455 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30326, 404-554-9995
Bhojanic .5 miles Enjoy modern updates on classic north Indian fare and street food, including kathi rolls, lamb curry and various thalis both vegetarian and protein based. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
3400 Around Lenox Road NE, Suite 201, Atlanta, Ga. 30326, 404-841-8472
Art Center Station | 1255 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30309
Although this station is best known for its walkability to the area's art museums, you also can take a stroll to sip cocktails made by one of Atlanta's best bartenders or eat and lounge in luxury under the watchful eye of chef Ford Fry and his team.
Tavernpointe .5 miles Like sister restaurant Seven Lamps, this contemporary American uptown joint offers classic dishes with a global flair. Curated cocktails by beverage director Madison Burch and her team. Local brews are on draft.
1545 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 101, Atlanta, Ga. 30309, 404-549-3954
Bar Margot .3 miles Located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown, this restaurant offers fine dining with a twist. Enjoy plush seating and signature Ford Fry dishes of seared halibut with Georgia clams and pork belly or a Monte Cristo sandwhich with cotto ham and smoked turkey on toasted brioche. You'll also find wine and signature cocktails.
75 14th St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30309, 404-881-5913
Midtown station | 41 Tenth St., Atlanta, Ga. 30309
In the heart of it all, this station oozes walkability to the city's best dining and recreation spots, including Piedmont Park and the BeltLine.
Empire State South .2 miles "Top Chef" Hugh Acheson has a modern, seasonal approach to Southern food. But in addition to great dishes, enjoy craft and bottled cocktails, an impressive wine selection and even bocce ball.
999 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga. 30309, 404-541-1105
Cypress Street Pint and Plate .3 miles Classic bar food pairs with a large selection of local and national craft beers. With sports on the TVs and a tree-covered brick patio, it's great for large groups and late-night dining.
On the corner of Sixth and Cypress streets, 404-815-9243
Grain .4 miles This is the third spot in Atlanta to grab a handcrafted cocktail by rising bar star Madison Burch and her team. Enjoy charcuterie, oysters and light bites in an intimate space with street-side seating.
856 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-881-5377
North Avenue Station | 713 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30308
While this station tends to cater to the business and Fox Theatre crowds, you can still walk to grab a hot dog at an Atlanta classic or fill up on grilled cheese and delicious drinks at the swanky Georgian Terrace Hotel.
The Varsity .1 mile For more than 87 years, The Varsity has been serving up chili dogs, double bacon cheeseburgers, onion rings and its delicious frosted orange milkshakes. "What'll ya have?"
61 North Ave. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30308, 404-881-1706
Proof and Provision .2 miles This sexy speakeasy is hidden beneath the Georgian Terrace Hotel. It serves up boozy drinks and bar snacks such as grilled cheese with fontina cheese and truffle butter, deviled eggs and pimento cheese French bread pizza. It's great before and after a show at The Fox.
659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30308, 404-897-5045
Peachtree Center station | 216 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30303
Downtown isn't just tourists, the Tabernacle and CNN. There's Southern and authentic Mexican fare with a rotating restaurant and a spectacular view, too.
Alma Cocina .1 mile Pair authentic Mexican flavors and dishes with Latin-inspired cocktails and wine. Try the fried avocado tacos or roasted chicken mole oaxaca with a classic margarita.
191 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30303, 404-968-9662
The Sun Dial .1 mile
Get a panoramic view of Atlanta at this rotating restaurant on the 72nd floor of the Westin Peachtree. This special occasion destination offers contemporary American fare.
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30303, 404-589-7506
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails .2 miles
This restaurant offers fresh, seasonal Southern cuisine in a beautiful setting with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bustling downtown corner of Peachtree and Baker. It's great for date night or special occasions.
270 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30303, 404-524-7200
EAST TO WEST
Decatur station | 400 Church St., Decatur, Ga. 30030
This is MARTA's most walkable station to some of the area's best and brightest restaurants and bars.
Pinewood Tippling Room .3 miles
Award-winning cocktail bar serves up house-curated and classic cocktails. Seasonal, reimagined comfort and bar food includes burrata cheese ravioli, chicken and waffles, and addictive grit tots.
254 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, Ga. 30030, 404-373-5507
Leon's Full Service .1 mile Classic neighborhood hangout serves craft cocktails and local brews as well as seasonal bar fare complete with a bocce court and people-watching patio.
131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, Ga. 30030, 404-687-0500
Cakes and Ale .1 mile
This is fine dining with a casual approach. Enjoy fresh, seasonal, local ingredients and an extensive wine list by the bottle or the glass. Even better, there's a bakery and cafe/wine bar adjacent.
155 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga. 30030, 404-377-7994
Inman Park station - 1055 DeKalb Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307
Deep in the heart of Atlanta's happening east side, this station is home to the city's hottest and hippest restaurants, bars and food halls.
One Eared Stag .1 mile
One of Atlanta's best-kept secrets, this restaurant dishes up quirky, innovative, seasonal food. This under-the-radar brunch destination boasts house-cured meats and pickled vegetables along with a great wine list and boozy cocktails.
1029 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307, 404-525-4479
Fox Bros Bar-B-Q .4 miles Texas-inspired with a bit of Southern spice makes for near-perfect barbecue. This national award-winning restaurant has some of the best smoked wings in the city, and it's the official barbecue of the Atlanta Falcons. There are seven brews on draft.
1238 DeKalb Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307, 404-577-4030
BoccaLupo . 7 miles
Take a beautiful stroll through historic Inman Park for a playful Italian meal of handmade pastas and fresh takes on classic Old World dishes. Ever-changing menu uses only what's in season. Enjoy an extensive wine list and boozy cocktails in an intimate setting.
753 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307, 404-577-2332
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