The Optimist

The Optimist, 914 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta

About The Optimist
The Optimist
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Average Price: $31 to $50
Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Casual Dress
v 4.3 miles from Atlanta center (as shown on map)
The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist is simply 'The Hamptons meets The South.' We are passionate about sourcing sustainable seafood and preparing it in classic ways. We're not reinventing the wheel -- just perfectly roasting 'farm,' fish and shellfish over Georgia hickory. Menu items range from the most authentic seafood gumbo with 'pot luck' garlic bread to Maine lobster rolls, Gulf grouper with smoky spring Vidalias, and an ever changing selection of super fresh East and West coast oysters. The cool irony is that we have adapted a historic country ham aging 'house' into an amazing space of comfort and escape through inspirations of coastal surf culture.

Oh... and if you are not a seafood person, we LOVE meat too! No worries, be optimistic! :) ...Ford Fry
The Optimist 914 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta

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The Optimist is #13 of 3987 things to do in Atlanta

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: BloggerLinda, Johns Creek, Georgia
Sat 9 Sep, 2017
l We went here for our anniversary. I picked it for it's food but it wasn't so great for a romantic anniversary dinner. You're seated close together in a large open space. For a casual dinner great...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Grant S
Wed 6 Sep, 2017
l I am sure the locals don't want me to rave about the selection of seafood available and the variety of oysters. Plenty of indoor and outdoor bar space to wait on seating. We had reservations for 6...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: JFE1980
Wed 6 Sep, 2017
l Phenomenal staff, service, and design. Top notch oysters and the best octopus I've ever had. My favorite spot in ATL.

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