Atlanta’s Michelin Restaurants for Valentines Dinner

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Are you still looking for a perfect dinning experience for your Valentine’s Day sweetheart? The Michelin Guide recently rated Atlanta’s restaurants and five establishments were given the prestigious one star rating, and several others were given honorable mentions. Lets dive into Atlanta’s Michelin Restaurants that are fantastic for Valentines Day Dinner.

What is a Michelin Restaurant?

Fantastic question, lets head back to the year 1900 when automobiles are first being introduced. Only a few hundred exist at this point and Michelin Tires has hopes of selling more tires. Enter the thought process of owners Andre and Edouard Michelin, ‘if tourists had more places to go, perhaps they would need tires more often.’ Thus the Michelin guide was born. The first Michelin Guide was published at 35,000 copies and given away for free. It included information on everything from hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and tire changing guides. Fast forward to today and the Michelin Guide has evolved into the highest honor in the culinary world.

How do you get a Michelin Star?

The restaurants are judged by 5 different rating criteria.

  1. Quality of products
  2. Mastery of flavor and cooking techniques
  3. The personality of the chef represented in the dining experience
  4. Value for money
  5. Consistency between inspector’s visits

What do the stars stand for?

✬ – High Quality Cooking – Worth a Stop!

✬✬ – Excellent Cooking – Worth a Detour!

✬✬✬ – Exceptional Cuisine – Worth a Special Journey.


Atlanta’s Michelin Stared Restaurants

Hayakawa

Location: 1055 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, 30318

Star Rating:

Chef: Atsushi Hayakawa

Cuisine Type: Japanese Cuisine imitating the finest sushi shops in Japan. Chef Hayakawa has fish flown in from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market, making it the best quality you can get in Atlanta. This newly opened West Midtown location is a small establish with perfectly designed space to allow each guest to have a unique experience.


Mujó

Location: 691 14th Street NW, Atlanta, 30318

Star Rating:

Chef: J. Trent Harris

Cuisine Type: A modern intimate style of Japanese sushi. Inspired by the concept of ‘One Time, One Meeting.’ The goal is to not recreate sushi, it is to create an experience that represent who and where we are now. Mujó is a reservation only dining experience and they fill up quickly.


Bacchanalia

Location: 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvs, Atlanta, 300318

Star Rating:

Chef: Kai Nalampoon

Cuisine Type: Bachanalia features contemporary American cuisine, with a seasonal menu derived of organic ingredients from the owners, Anne and Clifford’s farm in Summerland. The menu offers a four course prix fixe menu for $125 per person, that changes slightly each evening.


Lazy Betty

Location: 1530 Dekalb Ave. NE, Atlanta 30307

Star Rating:

Chef: Ron Hsu & Aaron Phillips

Cuisine Type: Lazy Betty’s offers a contemporary seven course tasting menu nightly. The cuisine is a combination of Chef Ron’s travels, modern and innovative techniques, and Atlanta’s local community.


Atlas

Location: Inside St. Regis Atlanta – 88 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, 30305

Star Rating:

Chef: Freddy Money

Cuisine Type: A upscale twist on classic American cuisine. The dining room itself is adorned 20th century artwork featuring The Lewis Collection, and is one of the largest private collections in the world. The menu is a culinary experience, tasting menu that is meant to be savored over several hours. Chef Freddy brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking.


The Michelin Guide also featured many Atlanta restaurants in their honorable mention category to highlight their uniqueness and delicious food.

  • Delbar
  • Tiny Lou’s
  • The Deer and the Dove
  • The Chastain
  • Lyla Lila
  • Xi’an Gourmet House
  • Chai Pani
  • Food Terminal
  • LanZhou Ramen
  • Miller Union
  • Marcel
  • Han II Kwan
  • Gunshow
  • The General Muir
  • Ticonderoga Club
  • The Alden
  • Kamayan Atl
  • Snackboxe Bistro
  • Home Grown
  • The White Bull
  • Tomo
  • Nam Phuong
  • Kimball House
  • Storico Fresco Alimentari
  • Talat Market
  • BoccaLupo
  • Georgia Boy
  • Southern Belle
  • Poor Hendrix
  • Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

    If you are still searching for that perfect restaurant reservation for Valentines day, you can not go wrong among the selection from The Michelin Guide. However, I would book quickly as these are proving to be the hottest seats in town since the guide was released late last year.

    Terence Richardson

    Terence Richardson

    Terence Richardson is a licensed REALTOR® who has been practicing real estate in metro Atlanta since 2009. He is the founder and team leader of Richardson Real Estate Group. Terence is also a husband, dad, adventurer, dog & cat lover, foodie and hockey & football fan.

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