The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta are located in the heart of the bustling Buckhead neighborhood, a shopping and dining mecca. The center of Atlanta’s burgeoning food culture, renowned chef-driven restaurants surround the Mandarin Oriental, providing residents with a myriad of culinary options. To showcase the dining experiences Buckhead has to offer, we’ve rounded up the top five must-try restaurants located within a mile of the Residences.
The premier Buckhead steakhouse, Bone’s has received the Best of Atlanta Steakhouse award each year for the past sixteen, and they are recognized by Zagat for having the highest rating for food and service of any steakhouse in America. Chef Leonard Lewis has crafted classic a menu of fine steaks and seafood paired with an expansive wine list.
Chef Drew Van Leuven emphasizes quality at his Shops Around Lenox craft restaurant, creating a menu that begins with artisan cheese and cured meats, delves into small plates and continues with four rotating entrees using seasonal ingredients. Unique cocktails with components like pineapple-Szechuan peppercorn, dillweed and chocolate bitters round out the experience.
Kyma’s dazzling interior (pictured) attracts diners, but the upscale Greek fare from Chef Pano Karatassos has cemented it as a Buckhead institution. Traditional Mediterranean dishes like spanakopitas and grilled whole fresh fish join cuttlefish, sweet bread “briam” and a multitude of table spreads combine to create a menu made for seafood lovers.
Atlanta legend Ford Fry’s Buckhead mainstay serves up food inspired by the coasts of Italy, Spain and France. Chef Craig Richards’ menu is ingredient-driven and rooted in tradition, featuring a selection of crudo, upscale pasta and proteins paired expertly with seasonal produce.
Helmed by Chef and Restaurateur Gerry Klaskala, Aria is widely recognized as one of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, serving expertly prepared modern American food. The menu changes nightly, but guests can expect a three-course meal with inspired dishes such as crisped Carolina quail, first of the season zucchini and basil soup, slow braised Kurobuta pork shoulder, and warm chevre cheesecake.