Jul 15, 2022
3 min read

A Guide to Dining and Accommodation in Atlanta

Skylar Mclean of 
Serving Looks ATL
 is a millennial dog mom living in Atlanta, Georgia. In June 2018, after receiving her MBA and going to work as an accountant, Skylar started Serving Looks ATL as a creative outlet to express her love of food, drink, and stunning lifestyle moments. 
Serving Looks ATL
 showcases not only Skylar’s creativity, favorite local restaurants, and fashionable outfits, but also offers freelance services for content creation, event representation, and bookkeeping. 
Skylar is a resident expert when it comes to first-rate dining and accommodation in Atlanta (as can be seen on her 
). Read on for her insider tips on food, culture, R&R, and more. 
Skylar Mclean
Skylar Mclean


What are your top three hotels in Atlanta?

 – I love the personalized welcome package (consisting of a handwritten note, chips, salsa, sour cream, and a build-your-own margarita kit), as well as the food and drinks at the onsite 
. The neighboring attractions in West Midtown are also a plus. There is no shortage of things to do and places to eat: 
Velvet Taco
Slingshot Social
, and 
The Painted Pin
 are all fun, upscale options for dining or a night out.
Hyatt Centric Buckhead
 – I love the views and vibe of the rooftop bar here. Located right next to the Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, it’s easy to do some shopping before or after your stay. There are also some really nice restaurants in the area: 
Del Frisco’s Grille
 are both less than 10 minutes away. 
 – Also located in Midtown, I love the food-focused events here, like the wine and chocolate pairing classes. Amazing restaurants like 
Sugar Factory
, and 
Saints + Council
 are located just around the corner, as well as cultural attractions like 
The Woodruff Arts Center
 and the 
High Museum of Art
Epicurean // Bellyard

Eat & Drink

Where are your go-to spots to eat & drink in Atlanta?

Highland Bistro
 for the waffles with fruit; 
Buttermilk Kitchen
 for the buttermilk biscuits with jam; and 
The Real Milk and Honey
 for the lobster biscuits. 
 for the salmon; 
Food Terminal
 for Grandma BBQ Pork; and 
Italia Pizza
 for the Sorrento Pizza. 
Saints + Council
 for the North Georgia Trout; 
Red Pepper Taqueria
 for the Fried Lobster Tail; and 
A Mano
 for the Crawfish Spaghetti.
Fun fact:
 Every Thursday, A Mano hosts “
A Mano lends a hand night
”, where they donate a portion of their nightly profits to a selected charity or non-profit. The selected beneficiary—
Giving Kitchen,
Free Bikes 4 Kidz
Mercy Care Atlanta
, etc.—are featured for the entire month. It’s definitely worth checking out—not only for the delicious food but also so you can dine for a cause!
Saints + Council
Food Terminal
Saints + Council // Food Terminal

Where should we go for an enjoyable solo dinner? 

Saints + Council
 is a great spot for craft dishes, cocktails, and conversation. Go with no agenda, and spend as much time as you want in the relaxed environment. Located in the heart of Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta, the atmosphere is a perfect blend of work and play. Inside, you’ll find modern decor, impressive vaulted ceilings, a warm fireplace, and dinner tables that remind you of home. Outside, there is an airy patio featuring another cozy fireplace and lots of greenery.


Where should we go to get a feel for Atlanta culture? 

The Alliance Theatre
 is a great place to discover new shows and players. I also really love seeing how the playwright puts their own spin on classic pieces like 
Trading Places.
(Note: The Alliance is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage and off since 1968. Reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually, the Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges audiences to think critically and care deeply.)


If we’re going for a full spa experience, where’s the place?

Go to the 
Health and Beauty Boutique
 and book with Amal. I love my monthly facials, B12 shots, and neck and shoulder massages!

Any extra tips?

  • Check the weather before planning your outfit. 
  • Always ask if the venue has parking and if you need to pay for parking, that way you can plan accordingly. 
  • Follow
    for all the top spots in Atlanta!
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