If you’re starting to feel self-conscious about your age, the flames and tricks of a hibachi dinner are a good way to distract from the quantity of candles on your birthday cake. Nakato is a Japanese spot with everything from fresh sushi and unique small plates, to a hibachi dinner that manages to strike a balance between corny and delicious. And while you’re still mad that no one surprised you with a face cake, the onion volcano and beating heart fried rice should make up for it.
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Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead has one of our favorite rooftops in the city, serves affordable tapas, and always feels a little like a party.
Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Chai Yo is an upscale Thai restaurant in Buckhead that’s perfect for a well-planned anniversary dinner, or an impromptu weeknight out.
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The choices are almost overwhelming at Ginya Izakaya, a small plates Japanese pub in West Midtown, so bring a group and share everything.
The next time you’re looking for a celebratory dinner spot, go to Umi and get one of the three, multi-hour omakase options.
When you and seven of your friends want to drink cocktails and eat sushi on a big rooftop, head to O-Ku in Buckhead.
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