The Optimist

$$$ • Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Music Venues

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


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for The Optimist

We tried the Optimist last night and it is our new favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The seafood was great and our server was excellent. The rolls were delicious and you must get the smoked fish dip as a starter. Everything was above our expectations and we highly recommend eating dinner here!

UH-MAZING!! A new favorite restaurant. The ambience was great, food and drinks were delish and a great value, and our waiter Ted was very knowledgeable! We had the best time for our anniversary. They made it special with a little gift and a free sorbet. A pricier night out, but worth it for the amount of food, quality of food, and service/ambience!

Normally I love this place, but the last 2 visits were not that good. Our waitress was polite and professional, but I think she had so many tables that she didn't have time to check on us. However, the bar service was excellent. The menu seems to have a few items less. It's a bit pricy, and small portions. I'll try it again, but it's becoming a less favorite.

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

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