A delightful glass of wine paired perfectly with a meal, or enjoyed on its own, has a way of making the stresses of the day melt away with each sip. While most of us know our reds from our whites, figuring out the best place to have a glass of vino can prove as daunting as distinguishing between Syrah and a Cabernet Sauvignon. To put your palate at ease, we have searched high and low for the best places to linger over a glass of wine in Atlanta.
1 The Capital Grille
Atlanta’s location of this four star national chain restaurant may be the place to go for a mouthwatering steak, impeccable service, and a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline, however their award winning wine list is what lands them on this week’s Top 5. Voted Best Atlanta Wine List by Citysearch.com, The Capital Grille’s wine selection has something sure to please even the most discerning of palates. With the help of their knowledgable staff even novice wine drinkers can pair the ideal wine with their entree.
255 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Named for the raucous gatherings held in honor of the Grecco-Roman god of wine, this Westside gem not only serves some of the best food in the city but also has a selection of wines that are beyond compare. Each wine is hand selected by Bacchanalia’s owner and chef, Clifford Harrison for its ability to complement the menu and stand alone. With selections available by the bottle, glass or as a taste complimenting each course, be sure tip your hat to the god of wine before each bite.
1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Located on the corner of Virginia and North Highland, Murphy’s has built its name on being the best place to enjoy brunch in the Highlands and their delectable southern-tinged fare. Bypass the brunch crowd and go to Murphy’s for a great glass of wine from their award winning wine list filled with selections for every level of imbiber. In addition to ordering wine by the glass or bottle, Murphy’s also has a retail shop progressively organized to take the mystery out selecting the ideal bottle to take home. They also offer weekly wine tastings on Tuesdays for guests to better develop their wine knowledge.
997 Virginia Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
In a city overflowing with restaurants dishing up southern comfort food, it comes as a surprise that one of Atlanta’s, and the Southeast’s, most renowned restaurants specializes in seasonal European fare. Ecco’s menu of delicious house-made pastas, meat and cheese boards, wood fired pizzas and delectable desserts, beg to be paired with an adventurous wine from nationally recognized wine list. Featuring wines from both boutique and well known vineyards, with many exclusive selections, Ecco is sure to become your favorite place for a glass of wine with or without dinner.
40 7th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Located on the peaceful banks of the Chatahoochee, far from the hustle and bustle of city traffic, Canoe serves up a rich, flavorful experience from the moment you enter their dining room. While their seasonal menu may have landed them in the pages of Bon Appetite, The New York Times, and Gourmet, their wine selection has placed them in the pages of Wine Spectator and firmly on our list. Whether you are in search of a crisp and refreshing white or a full bodied red, Canoe will satisfy your urge with a selection from the wine list, which is frequently updated.
4199 Paces Ferry Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30339