The Optimist

Modern Seafood

  • 91
  • 2015 Best Seafood

High quality, sustainable seafood makes its way into the lively dining room of hotspot, The Optimist, created by chef/owner Ford Fry (St. Cecilia and King + Duke). Whether you start with a round of oysters or Spanish charred octopus, the beer is sure to pair well with the fish-heavy menu.

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  • Best Seafood: Reader's Choice, Best of Atlanta 2016- Creative Loafing
  • Three stars from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2014
  • 50 Best Restaurants of 2014 — Atlanta Magazine
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for The Optimist

914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Industrial, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (404) 477-6260
  • Private Dining Room: No