I moved to Midtown Atlanta almost two years ago and during that time, I’ve explored a ton of places to eat at within walking distance to the Fox Theatre. When I first moved here, I searched online where to eat in Midtown, but after eating at some of those places I found that they were never true recommendations and some were tourist traps with terrible service. This is a hand-picked list of where to eat near the Fox Theater Atlanta so that you can spend a night out in Midtown with great food and great cocktails.
Where to Eat near the Fox Theater Atlanta
This list is in order from closest to the Fox Theater to furthest away. While some of these may be about 8-10 blocks away, I would still consider them walkable on a nice evening. Find parking near the Fox first and then make the trek to dinner to avoid long parking lines before your show starts.
Marquee Club: The most stunning new feature at the Fox Theater has to be the gorgeous renovation they did on the Marquee club. The Marquee club is an opportunity for you to upgrade your ticket (any ticket, any level) to have access to all you can eat nibbles, 5 different bars, private restrooms, and plush seating. It’s the best bet when you really want to stay close to home (and don’t want to have to fight off lines for the bar/bathroom during Intermission).
Publik Draft House: Located right next to the Fox Theater in the same building, this gastropub offers a collection of tried and true bar favorites with some upscale bar dishes as well like duck tacos or heavenly meat pies. This place will be absolutely slammed before the show starts, so if you’re planning on eating here, get there early.
Edgar’s Proof & Provision: A laid-back bar that has upscale bar food, like grilled cheese of the day (tomato soup if you’re lucky!), and a great selection of drinks. If you are looking for a great cocktail spot before (or after) your show, this is where you should go.
Livingston Bar & Grill: Located inside of the Georgian Terrace, this is the “fine dining” option that’s the closest to the Fox Theater. Most of their dishes are upscale and the restaurant itself is very chic. Service is a bit slow but it is the closest, nicest restaurant you’ll find to the Fox Theater.
Baronda: This Midtown establishment is one of the few Italian restaurants in Midtown and it’s definitely worthy of your time. The steak carpaccio is great, the service is wonderful, pizzas, pastas, and appetizers are all superbly done.
Torched Hop: A brewery that serves an amazing hamburger and has a fantastic selection of beers made in-house. They have a variety of things to eat here that will satisfy all palates, as well as the space to serve everyone in.
Bon Ton: This eclectic cajun inspired restaurant has really creative cocktails and a bevy of seafood dishes to order for dinner. They also have a late night menu in case you’re craving cajun-ish after your show.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate: While this definitely isn’t the fanciest of the options, this is a fantastic neighborhood sports bar. They have consistently great bar food and the bartenders are fun and engaging. If you need something quick and off the beaten path before (or after) a show, this is your best bet!
Fox Trot Liquor Bar: This well decorated Midtown bar is more reminiscent of something you’d see in the pages of a Ralph Lauren catalog than in Midtown. Nonetheless, they have an impressive and immersive cocktail menu as well as light bites to nibble on. It’s a good place to start or end your evening.
Ecco: The original outpost of this International Terminal famed restaurant is just up the street from the Fox. They have iconic appetizers (like the fried goat cheese) and an array of main dishes to satisy everyone. Don’t deny yourself dessert, they have a sampling of things to fulfill your sweet tooth! I definitely recommend making a reservation.
Blue India: This Indian restaurant came onto the scene slowly but are sure to wow your tastebuds with their authentic Indian Cuisine. Freshly baked naan and curry are the first things you’ll smell when walking in and you’ll definitely leave with a happy and full belly.
The Lawrence: My neighborhood go-to spot for dinner or brunch, the Lawrence always pleases with it’s seasonal menu and extensive cocktail selection. Limited seating inside, so plan on getting their early if you don’t want to wait.
Anh’s Kitchen: A Vietnamese kitchen that makes a delightful bowl of Pho. If you are in need of some full on flavor food be sure to put this on your “to eat” list. The service is pretty quick and there is ample seating throughout.
The Consulate: A global tastebud experience with eclectic and whimsical decor. I’ve had the best Octopus of my life here and they stay open fairly late.
Empire State South: This Hugh Acheson restaurant plays homage to true Southern cuisine and serves a fantastic brunch as well as a great dinner. Put the Jars on your to-order list and if you’re there for breakfast, order a cinnamon roll as well. You won’t be disappointed!