Aria, Atlanta


490 E. Paces Ferry Rd. N.E.,
United States,

A simple black and white color palette and a sprawling, spider-like chandelier set the stage for inventive Nouveau American fare at this Buckhead restaurant. Owner and executive chef Gerry Klaskala has been in the kitchen since he was 15 and has garnered the attention of many prestigious publications, including Food & Wine. Though his menu changes nightly based on the freshest available local ingredients, signature dishes like the Niman Ranch slow-roasted pork shoulder are usually available. In the sleek bar area, adorned with plush red lounges and Harry Leibowitz photographs, diners receive 20 percent off their entire food bill.