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See and Be Seen

From sleek corner booths to oyster bar banquettes, here’s the scoop on the five best spots to see and be seen.

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The city’s shining beacon of youth attracts droves of gorgeous urbanites. Think glittering sports cars in the valet line, sexy fashionistas dressed to impress, a stellar bar scene that oozes L.A. glamour, unique and fruity sips, not to mention mouthwatering menu items. Kim Kardashian, NeNe Leakes and Jessica Alba have also been spotted and with good reason: They fit right in. 1075 Peachtree St. NE, togrp.com

THE OPTIMIST
Ford Fry presents a laid-back, hip scene. Its oyster bar and beer list are fast becoming legendary, and Westsiders are attracted to its understated elegance and simplicity. Jake Gyllenhaal is a seasoned regular and local actress Nina Dobrev has also been spotted with co-star Ian Somerhalder. 914 Howell Mill Road, theoptimistrestaurant.com

BISTRO NIKO
Local socialites adore this authentic Parisian eatery. It’s also the place for who’s who sightings of the city’s upper crust rubbing elbows. Not only do the resto’s dishes—such as coq au vin—reel them in, but GM Sam Than does as well, making favorite tables available and serving cocktails on the house to regular customers. 3344 Peachtree Road, buckheadrestaurants.com

DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE
Friends, couples, singles, the young and the old… this Buckhead hot spot proves to be the hangout for all those and any in between. You just never know who you might run into here. The place boasts a sexy red, youthful vibe mixed with a refined sophistication that attracts every generation. Out-of-this-world comfort dishes like pimento cheese fritters and a grown-up grilled cheese might have something to do with that, too. 3376 Peachtree Road NE, delfriscosgrille.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
The downtown outpost of this beloved chain is—surprise!—a celebrity magnet. With dramatic views of Centennial Park, you can spot athletes like Jason Heyward, Josh Smith and Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather Jr. or R&B diva Mary J. Blige who flock here for petite filets, cowboy ribeyes and habit-forming sides such as creamed spinach and tempura onion rings. With its proximity to Atlanta’s stadiums and the hotels where the stars stay, it’s no wonder. 267 Marietta St., ruthschris.net