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“Anniversary Dinner”
Review of Aria

Ranked #11 of 4,117 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Buckhead
Cross street: Maple Drive
Transit: MARTA Buckhead/ Lindbergh
Description: Aria is the creative vision of chef and restaurateur Gerry Klaskala. With visually stunning, full-flavored dishes, unmatched hospitality, expertly-crafted cocktails and an award-winning wine list, Aria continues to top Atlanta’s “best-of” lists year after year.
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Cozy feel and great service. Food was very good and presented nicely. Wine by the glass is presented for your tasting first before full glass is poured.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

For those of us that have eaten at the best restaurants around the world, Aria is worthy of its reputation. The service was impeccable in every way (including how quickly they first engage and the replenishment of water). We had the arugula, endive, mushroom shavings and parm salad - incredibly well balanced. Did I say the foccacia was light and airy and not oily? We then shared chickpea fritters which lay on a bed of tzaziki (with spiced feta) but the fritters (falafel) was so light and beautiful. Both the salad and fritters paired beautifully with the Austrian rose barbly and the barolo (2012 Bavio), though the complex pairing was with the latter. Finally of course we had to have the beef short ribs - outstanding balanced fall apart tender - paired wonderfully with the barolo. And the dessert - the warm chocolate cheesecake as noted at this site - yes, exquisite, like nothing we 've had before and paired well with a shared Banyuls. We were here on a mini vacation -- Aria made us wish we lived in Buckhead. We shall return

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Aria is one of my favorite dining places, impeccable service, great menu and a sense of elegance prevails,

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Booked a reservation in search of a romantic dinner and Aria did not fall short. It was an amazing experience. We arrived 15 minutes earlier and was seated at the bar. The hostess and bar staff was very accommodating. We were seating shortly after reservation time. We ordered the snapper bites for an appetizer. We wished it was an entrée- DELICIOUS. On recommendation of our server- we both order a braised meat seeing she said that was the chef's specialty. We ordered the short ribs and the pork. Excellent choices. Well seasoned and very tender cuts of meat. We chose to share the warm chocolate cheesecake for dessert. If you can only order one menu item, make sure it is the warm chocolate cheesecake. You will thank yourself later. It is actually a warm cheesecake with a chocolate swirl . I consider myself a cheesecake connoisseur but I have never experienced a warm cheesecake. The server said they have tried several times to remove it from the menu but customers will not allow them too. I had a cocktail that was delicious at the bar but chose the Mint Lemonade during dinner. My companion order one also. The right combination of mint and lemon with a fizz. Loved it. The restaurant is very dimly lit and the noise level is medium but not so loud that a conversation can't be enjoyed. This is at the top of my Atlanta favorites now.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Went solo for Valentine's day. Good mixologist on site, and a chef who knows what appeals. The amuse was huge. Not what you'd typically expect. Well seasoned and plentiful would be the modus operendi of the Head Chef and his staff. The only let down was the late evening lobster which was a little tough but goof flavor. The bar and wait staff took care of me through out the night though I was one of the last diners of the evening. Thank you ARIA!

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