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.
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!
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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!
Great lobster roll and oysters. Had an awesome lunch here while I was visiting from New York. Good for business lunches or a more casual meal.
The Optimist is awesome! I haven't enjoyed a meal like that inATL in awhile. The bread is scary great! The baked oysters were wonderful. Appetizers were fabulous!
Not a fan.
You can get the brown sugar cake with ANY ice cream. Try it with salted caramel or Chris Kelner's fave, sour cream ice cream.
Love the Halibut and the Spanish Octopus.
Great space and food is divine!
Sour cream ice cream is great, get it with the brown sugar cake
It was a great place to eat. I had the duck ham, oysters, and scallops. Menu changes every day so you might not be able to have that.
Amazing. Halibut was great!
Amazing food, excellent customer service.
The drinks are amazing . Especially if you are a fan of dark liquor. Try the many rum punches offered
The octopus is fantastic! Just had late night appetizers and a cocktail. Glad we came here!
Delamotte champagne and raw oysters. Yummm!!
The key line pie is delish!
Wonderful -- great food -- great waitress