The Optimist

$$$ • Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Music Venues

914 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta
(404) 477-6260


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for The Optimist

Went for a special occasion and got stuck at cramped table 2 ft from hostess station, even though there were plenty of tables in main restaurant. Spent lots of money and thought $9 birthday dessert would be comped but wasn’t. Food was good but I would never go for a special event again, other restaurants treat you so much better.

This is our second time here and we have declared it our favorite. Non stuffy atmosphere with amazing service and fantastic food. You cannot go wrong here just make the reservation!!! You can certainly dress up or go casual….either way you will not feel out of place. Make sure you order the beignet style hush puppies.

This was my second visit to The Optimist and they didn’t disappoint. My first visit I came during the afternoon and it was the perfect place to have a casual business meeting or catch up with your girl/guy friends and have a bite to eat. This most recent time I went around 9pm-ish at night on a impromptu date with my fiancé (This was his first time). (Bring a jacket or something because my only gripe was that I was freezing, but that’s nothing a cup of hot tea and soup couldn’ full review

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Monday 5 - 10PM
Tuesday 5 - 10PM
Wednesday 5 - 10PM
Thursday 5 - 10PM
Friday 5 - 11PM
Saturday 3 - 11PM
Sunday Closed

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