The Optimist

The Optimist, 914 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta

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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 #21 of 4113 things to do in Atlanta

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Brandon P
Mon 9 Jul, 2018
l One of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Always has great service, outstanding cocktails, and amazing food! It?s our go to place for a special dinner. We haven?t had a bad night there yet and...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Jeremy B, Baldwinsville, United States
Fri 6 Jul, 2018
l Went for happy hour. Great price on a bakers dozen. Oysters were delicious. One of my companions raves about their other items on their menu. At his recommendation , we also had the corn bread hush...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Ray H
Thu 28 Jun, 2018
l We were quickly seated, given the option of black napkins (since we were both wearing dark clothing) and greeted by our server, Mark. The starter of Seafood gumbo was split between us, piping hot...

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