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 #13 of 4045 things to do in Atlanta

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: James L, Suwanee, Georgia
Thu 1 Mar, 2018
l I have been wanting to visit The Optimist for a long time for lunch. A co-worker and I finally went for lunch and there was no disappointment. I had a cup of the seafood gumbo and the shrimp-oyster...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Biggy122, Bedford, United Kingdom
Thu 1 Mar, 2018
l As first timers in Atlanta, coming to The Optimist was a worthwhile gamble. We were looking for a Seafood restaurant and decided to check this out. We were drawn to the fact that it was voted #1 on...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: lilachicad, Anacortes, Washington
Tue 27 Feb, 2018
l Food was spectacular. Wine was perfect for pairing. Service was meticulous. Atmosphere was upbeat and modern. I would eat here every week if I lived in Atlanta!

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