Your ideal vision for spending a Saturday outside may not include sitting on a patio stuck between two parking decks in Midtown, but somehow, Cypress Street makes it work. There aren’t a lot of good outdoor options in the area, which makes this neighborhood spot, with its patio and solid burger, a winner for a work lunch or Happy Hour.
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Einstein’s in Midtown has a large, wide-ranging menu and an even larger patio, so it should be your next big group brunch spot.
Bon Ton in Midtown is a New Orleans-inspired spot with seafood boils, Vietnamese food, and lots of fun drinks.
Eats has been a mainstay on Ponce for a long time, and is where you can get pasta or meat-and-two options for super reasonable prices.
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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
South City Kitchen Buckhead
For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
Watershed in Brookwood Hills is an Atlanta favorite that serves everything from classic fried chicken to a $350 popcorn and champagne combo.
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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is the most essential barbecue spot in Atlanta. If you haven’t been, go.
Head to Poor Hendrix in Decatur for a drink and some light bites at the bar, or a full meal on the very private back patio.
Bone Garden Cantina
Bone Garden Cantina in West Midtown is a Day of the Dead-themed restaurant with some of the best Mexican food in Atlanta and a large patio.
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