The Optimist
914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318


Tel: 404 477 6260
Fax: 404 389 9578


Click here to make a reservation with us.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 11:30-2:30

Sunday – Thursday 5-10
Friday & Saturday 5-11

Oyster Bar
Monday – Friday 5 till …
Saturday & Sunday 3 till …

Attack of The Killer Tomato Festival

It’s baaaaack! Chef Ford Fry’s 9th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival returns to Park Tavern on Sunday, July 16, from 1 to 5 p.m. The south’s top chefs, most-skilled mixologists and local farmers are teaming up once again to create tomato-based delights in support of Georgia Organics. Live music by the B-53s and a special appearance from Ford Fry’s band will entertain as you enjoy creative libations, inspired tomato treats, and cold cans of SweetWater beer. Acclaimed guest chefs from across the southeast region are joining in on the festivities!

Visit Our Site for more information, event details, and to purchase tickets!

Oyster Happy Hour

$1 Oyster Happy Hour

Only Available at The Oyster Bar

Mon.-Fri. 5-6 PM
Sat.-Sun. 3-4 PM

Gift Cards

Give the gift of The Optimist experience. Gift cards available for purchase here.

Events & Group Dining

Host your next event or celebration at The Optimist: our light-filled, semi-private dining area is perfect for corporate functions, receptions, showers, and parties. If you wish to host a wedding or completely private event, The Optimist can be closed to the public for you.


View Sample Menu and Event Space Information

For more information about a private dinner or group event at The Optimist, please email:


We’re always looking for great talent to join our team. View available positions or visit fordfry.com for more information.

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