The Optimist

SeafoodKnight Park/Howell Station$$$

Today's hours

11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

The Zagat Review

4.6
Food
4.5
Decor
4.4
Service

There’s something for everyone” at Ford Fry’s “seafood heaven” offering “unforgettable” fare, including “heavenly” hushpuppies, plus “top-notch” cocktails served by an “attentive” staff in the “soaring”, “elegant” environs of a former ham-curing factory; a few find it “overpriced”, but most agree “they know what they’re doing” here.

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What To Order

Duck-fat-poached swordfish
"Beignet-style" hushpuppies
Whole shrimp with arbol chile butter sauce

Insider Tip

The Optimist's Oyster Bar offers a separate menu with more casual service and food, and doesn't take reservations.

The Optimist

914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
404-477-6260404-477-6260

Address

914 Howell Mill Road | Map
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
404-477-6260404-477-6260
www.theoptimistrestaurant.com

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