Mike Bell's Top 5 Atlanta Restaurants


Whether you're coming to Atlanta for the Super Bowl or if you live here and you're just looking for some great restaurant ideas, Mike Bell has you covered.

The big coming to town, but you still have to eat.

Here are Mike Bell's five favorite restaurants in Metro Atlanta:

5t. The Federal - 1050 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. 30309

"Steaks are just unbelievable; really cool bar scene, said Mike.

5t. Aria - 490 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30305

Aria is Mike's favorite place for date night. It has a romantic setting and serves "some of the best appetizers."

4. The Optimist - 914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30318

"The best lobster roll in town," according to Mike. "It's an ecclectic, cool spot."

3. The Iberian Pig - 121 Sycamore Street, Decature, Ga. 30030

"You're not going to be hungry [after leaving] the Iberian Pig," said Mike. The Iberian Pig has great portion sizes and Mike orders the entire menu and pairs it with Spanish wine

2. Kevin Rathbun Steak - 154 Krog Street, Atlanta, Ga. 30307

Kevin is considered one of the best chef's in Atlanta. "He's a guy's guy and he looks like he could play tackle for the Falcons. In a town with a million great steak house, "for my money, you cant beat Kevin Rathbun Steak," said Mike.

1. Soto Soto - 313 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307

"It's northern Italian. It's not like you're going to get red sauce with big pasta. But I go for the veal," said Mike, who thinks the veal at Soto Soto is the best in the city.