The Optimist's menu focuses on sustainable seafood prepared in a wood-burning oven. Adjacent to the new restaurant, Fry has opened Oyster Bar at The Optimist, a more casual "fish camp" style venue, featuring an outdoor patio, live music and an oyster bar.
All the seafood I had was amazing. Never had octopus before but now I know it's delicious. Large groups are served family style.
If you walked out without trying the charred octopus, dear reader, you should consider an about face and march back to this seafood gem.
The best place and most delicious !!!
Everything I've had here is good!
Fantastic seafood and the atmosphere has a youthful, fun vibe. I recommend the swordfish (if available) and a side of hush puppies.
The oysters are awesome. They arrange them on the platter from east coast to west coast. Super cool.
good atmosphere- delicious kale salad, good mussels, she-crab soup was ok but boring, swordfish was bad. Hush puppies are to die for! But something left my stomach feeling weird
All of it is good. Basmati Fried rice and Chowder fries are nice wrinkle
Fresh seafood. Great service. Drinks are good too. Definitely a place I will return & try other menu items.
Everything was delicious. The octopus, shrimps, oysters, the fish poached in duck fat, even the dessert. This is a must to visit in Atlanta
The clam roll, mussels, kale salad, oysters, seafood gumbo,and scallops. Everything was fresh and delicious. Fantastic! My best meal in Atlanta. The atmosphere is definitely trendy, hip and modern
Best place I've ever eaten at.
Surprise, the opti burger is one of the best burgers in atl! And the key lime pie is perfect.
They have a fantastic oyster menu - the Tatamagouche are wonderful!. Try them! If you don't have a reservation, they have full service at the bar. The bartenders are friendly and attentive.
Everything is good
Go here when you are craving lobster roll!
Lobster roll here is amazing.
Clam roll was delish! Could be a meal with a side. Great drinks!
The Octopus is really, really good! Also recommend the Swordfish poached in duck fat.
Best food on all of Atlanta and the bartenders are all so friendly!!!
Love, love love this place! Fantastic food, great service.
Great wine selection.
Perfect destination for big nights! Spicy octopus is one of the best dishes in Atlanta.
You have to dress up lol
Oysters, seafood, fish, and amazing crackers!
Food was fabulous but Dion our server was the best! The whole fish black bass was incredible and the brussel sprouts were some of the best I've had! This place is a must try and ask for Dion!
The menu changes everyday, tough to recommend anything specific. But, I've been here many times and have always had a phenomenal meal. Can't go wrong if you love seafood as much as I do.
Wonderful lunch destination!
Braised and grilled octopus in Spanish sauce. Delectable.
The Grouper is excellent, as are the Brussels sprouts and peel-and-eat shrimp.
Even their rolls are delicious. Best seafood in town, great ambiance, and great bar scene
Tried raw oysters for the first time here, found a new favorite food. Much better than fried. Hush puppies are a must, and give the broccoli with crispy shallots a try, delish!
If you're lucky enough, you must do in at this incredible oyster bar! Pickle point & east beach blonde oysters! And you gotta have the halibut!
Belon Oysters from Maine were to die for.
Great service. .look for Teo server. And don't forget to try the gumbo.
Try the blackened fish sandwich with hushpuppies
Yummmm. The chowder was fantastic. The menu changes frequently to accommodate fresh items but I can't imagine you could go wrong with anything.
Say yes to east coast oysters.
The seafood is all good
Try the hush puppies!