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1. The Southern Gentleman

Another brainchild from the minds behind Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman serves up a helping of Southern hospitality with its elevated comfort food and extensive cocktail menu. The classic seersucker window treatments and vintage plateware paired with the vaulted ceilings and cozy camel leather booths provide what co-owner Chris Hadermann describes as a “sophisticated, yet unpretentious elegance.” Shrimp and grits ($21) and a highball glass of whiskey (from $4) never looked and tasted so good. 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. A208, 404.939.9845,

2. Bistro Niko

Getting whisked off to La Ville De L’Amour for the weekend may not be in the cards, but Bistro Niko’s classic French fare is the next best thing. Whether you’re craving a simple French onion soup ($11) or the robust boeuf bourguignon ($24), the classic cuisine here will be nothing short of magnifique. 3344 Peachtree Road, 404.261.6456,

3. STK Atlanta

Taking the classic steakhouse a step further, STK creates a sleek modern ambience that will kick start any evening into romantic overdrive. Complete with a private DJ, the venue encourages a more social experience in its fine dining realm. Between the chic cocktail lounge and the dynamic menu, this unconventional formal evening will be one your date will talk about for a long time. 1075 Peachtree St. NE, 404.793.0144,

4. The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill From fresh oysters (market price) to sweet & spicy po’ boys ($11), you’ll be sure to reel in a laid back date night. Add on their boozy Arnold Palmer known as the John Daly ($8), and life will be a beach. 3279 Roswell Road, 404.474.9508, 

5. Chops Lobster Bar

When a special occasion arises for you and your beaux, Chops Lobster Bar is the prime choice for exquisite steaks and seafood. The iconic dining experience serves freshly flown in seafood and USDA prime aged beef in style. A romantic ambience facilitated by the dark wood dining room sets the scene for an amorous evening. 70 W. Paces Ferry Road, 404.262.2675,

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