Leave the portable highchair and placemat at home. When you’ve got a sitter and you’re ready for an adult meal out, check out one of these date night restaurant picks in Buckhead.

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Gypsy Kitchen

The atmosphere is as gorgeous as the modern Spanish tapas dishes you’ll share with your SO. Mix and match several items to taste and order a couple of unique house cocktails to set the mood for a flirty evening.

Chido and Padres

Go casual with street tacos, ceviche and margaritas at this Buckhead Baja Mexican joint. Cozy booths inside and an eye-catching deck outside are decorated with festive touches and the atmosphere is lively. Bonus points for a green date: drinks are served in 100% recycled glassware.


Go exotic with Mediterranean and Persian dishes served in a romantically lit, well-appointed historic home-turned restaurant. It’s also a hookah lounge, so in designated areas, you can try it at your table. Don’t skip dessert—the melt-in-your-mouth Persian doughnuts come drizzled with orange honey, sour cherry anglaise and chocolate coffee sauce.

10 Degrees South

The first South African restaurant in the U.S. is right here in Atlanta! Go on a culinary adventure, exploring this fusion of Mediterranean, Malaysian, Portuguese, French, German, Dutch and Indian cuisine through small plates or shared platters. The bungalow-style atmosphere and secluded indoor patio make you feel as if you’re in a South African sanctuary.

Photo credit: Sara Hana

La Grotta

It’s been around for decades, but La Grotta’s secluded location isn’t the easiest to find. But it’s well worth it! The Northern Italian menu changes seasonally and the wine list is huge. In warmer months, sit outside in the garden courtyard with twinkle lights and lush greenery.

Bistro Niko

Dazzling lights and cozy booths set a romantic tone at this Parisian-inspired bistro. The French cuisine changes seasonally, and the patio overlooking Peachtree Street makes for great people watching. Enjoy a craft cocktail or two and be sure to save room for dessert, like grown-up sundaes.

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In the mood for more date night ideas? Check out our date night guide.

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