Times have changed for the better with Atlanta dining, especially since 2007. I spoke with Zagat Review founder Jeffrey Zagat at our high school alma mater's centennial celebration. Although Zagat rated Atlanta restaurants, he did not think much of the culinary scene. His view could be appreciated as he and I grew up in New York City and were exposed to an incredible amount of diversity in cuisines, and great choices among them.
Thankfully, Atlanta has changed with the variety it offers while still retaining some of the great standards of the past 25 years. Buckhead still has Bones, Chops/Lobster Bar, New York Prime, Hal's, Blue Ridge Grill, The White House. In Vinings, you still have SoHo, Canoe and Paces and Vine, formerly Garrisons.
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta could be called the leader cuisine expansion as it now has a French Colonial (French meets Vietnamese food), great Japanese place, Doraku Buckhead.
More information with photos will be forthcoming later today, February 20, 2021,