The Best Restaurants in Atlanta for a Business Meeting

Where To Talk Business and Get A Great Meal In One Place

When looking to host a business meeting at an Atlanta restaurant, there are a few elements to consider. You want the feel to match the occasion, and the food to match your group’s needs and wants. Whether you’re looking for a new go-to lunch spot or a new spot for formal occasions, this list has you covered. We’ve included a variety of cuisines, including seafood, Thai, French-Mediterranean, and steakhouses, so there’s something you’ll enjoy.


Our Favorite Steak Houses


Bone’s is ranked as one of Atlanta’s top steak houses, and we can see why. It’s not just steak that you can’t beat; their Southern grit fritters are a must order. They also have an extensive wine list that’s sure to please.

This high-end dining option is the perfect place to take a client to celebrate a new partnership or an employee’s promotion.

Chops Lobster Bar

Chops is an Atlanta icon that can’t not be on this list. They’re consistently ranked as one of the top ten steakhouses in the country, and they fly in fresh seafood every day to ensure the best food possible. We recommend either their Wagyu beef or crab cakes.

Chops is the place to go if you need a reliably impressive dining experience for a celebration or other important meal.

Atlanta Grill

As one of Atlanta’s favorite steakhouses, this list isn’t complete without Atlanta Grill. It’s located within the landmark Ritz Carlton Hotel, and is known for their filet mignon and their extensive wine list.

If you’re hosting a client or team member from out of town, this is the place to take them. Be sure to get a reservation for their patio for unobstructed views of downtown.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Fogo de Chão is a long-standing Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats. Diners rave about their lamb, but don’t stop at the entrée. Their papaya cream dessert is the perfect end to the meal.

Like Bone’s, Chops or Atlanta Grill, Fogo de Chão is ideal for an upscale dinner with clients or colleagues.


Our Pick for Best Seafood

The Optimist

This seafood joint is the perfect place to meet up with new or current colleagues. Their oysters are ranked a “can’t miss” by regulars, and their sustainable focus ensures there are many new visits in the future.

The Optimist is a casual spot, so it may not be the best choice for all meetings, but it is an ideal choice for a lunch with the team.


Lure is a modern global seafood restaurant in midtown Atlanta. They have prosecco on tap, and their Crab Dip and Oyster Sliders are customer favorites.

This upscale yet casual restaurant is ideal for a lunch to spend time with colleagues outside of the office.


Best Southern: South City Kitchen

South City Kitchen is ranked #1 in Atlanta for Hot Chicken and has been around for 20 years. They’re a local classic that specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine, which means you have to try the fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles, and the pork belly.

This nationally recognized restaurant is perfect for a mid-week lunch or dinner with colleagues, especially if you’re looking for a spot with a great wine list.


Best French: Anis Café & Bistro

This French-Mediterranean spot is a warm, casual spot for great food in a welcoming environment. Anis is known for their Duck Leg Confit & Tartare de Tomate, but you really can’t go wrong with their entire menu.

Their patio is perfect for a casual lunch with your team, but they also host corporate events.


Best Thai: Surin of Thailand

If you’re looking for something different, Surin of Thailand is a delicious, casual spot for a weekday lunch. We recommend trying their Spicy Beef Salad and Ginger Martini, but they are also known for their Spicy Coconut Soup.

Surin of Thailand is perfect for a fast lunch with coworkers or a lowkey meal with clients who are looking for a unique spot to dine.


Something A Little Different, Best Coffeehouse

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse & Gallery

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse & Gallery is a go-to for many Atlanta residents who are looking for great coffee, delectable treats, and simple, delicious lunch items. We recommend their Oh, Honey latte, which is espresso, milk, honey, and French vanilla or their Jerk Chicken Sandwich. Or get both!

This trendy coffee shop is perfect for an offsite employee check-in or a proposal review with a client who enjoys a great cup of coffee.

What’s Your Favorite Restaurant For A Business Lunch or Dinner?

From upscale to casual, these Atlanta-area restaurants will keep you, your clients, and your team satisfied and ready to work. And when you go, be sure to tell us your favorites! We’re always looking for new menu items to explore, especially at these top Atlanta lunch and dinner spots.

Marc Apple

Marc Apple

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