The rustic-chic restaurant is considered one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country—so it’s certainly worth a drive to the suburbs. Helmed by chef Brian So, his wife Kerry, and sommelier Daniel Crawford, Spring’s menu is highly seasonal, locally sourced and sustainable. Expect a small menu with simply garnished proteins prepared in French cooking techniques as well as farm fresh vegetables. The menu changes regularly, but if you spot the chocolate cake with caramelized banana and praline ice cream, don’t resist the temptation. To sweeten the deal, it’s all complimented by an affordable list of wines and cocktails.
Spring, located off of Marietta Square (about 30 minutes north of Downtown Atlanta), is intimate without much flair. But it doesn’t get much more romantic than sharing an order of the foie gras torchon and a couple of Brian So’s elegantly crafted seasonal dishes. Reservations are highly recommended for this cozy spot.