And the winners are…
We asked you to tell us where you shop, eat, play, stay healthy and get ‘er done. We heard from more than 4,000 readers and friends in the nomination round and 8,000 who chimed in to vote for the Best Of BuckHaven. We’re delighted to bring you this year’s winners and the runners up who also deserve some love. Look for the BEST OF window stickers at your favorite businesses across town and give them a hearty congratulations for their status as our favorite!
EAT, SIP, TASTE & MINGLE
Best Fine Dining
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
3500 Peachtree Road
The concept behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is simple: regional Italian food with a focus on the grill. Davio’s serves everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations, all prepared by hand, using the finest ingredients. Davio’s takes great pride in serving guests with an expert kitchen and attentive staff in the dining room, seeing to every guest’s enjoyment of their meal. Since opening the first Davio’s location in Boston in 1985, owner Steve DiFillippo has since opened locations in Massachusetts, New York and Georgia.
Bone’s, Capital Grille
Best Casual Dining
3073 Piedmont Road
An American dining experience unlike any other, Buckhead Diner is truly an Atlanta classic. Join Buckhead Diner–where diner meets fine dining–with inventive and long-time favorite menu items, snappy service and retro style. As a member of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, Buckhead Diner will deliver the quality and experience you’ve come to expect from the entire team throughout the Atlanta area.
The Big Ketch, The One Sushi
Piece of Cake
3215 Roswell Road
Since 1985, Piece of Cake has been baking gourmet cakes from scratch, wrapping them beautifully, and delivering them to customers’ doors. Over the years, they’ve delivered tens of thousands of mouth-watering cakes all across the country. They deliver to birthday parties, office parties and holiday parties. They can also bake for clients, family and friends. And each cake is carefully made from scratch with only the finest, all-natural ingredients, just like you’d use at home.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Proof of the Pudding
2033 Monroe Dr NE
Since 1979, Proof of the Pudding has been providing top-notch food, service, and design expertise, culminating in unforgettable experiences for corporate meetings, social events and concerts. As a team of dedicated individuals working together to achieve superior customer satisfaction through innovative culinary experiences and exceptional levels of service, they have had the privilege of serving such dignitaries as U.S. presidents and European royalty. Operating five state-of-the-art kitchens in the Atlanta market alone, the company takes pride in always preparing innovative creations, whether it’s a boxed lunch for 50 or an elaborate dinner for 5,000.
Soiree Catering and Events, Legendary Events
88 West Paces Ferry Road
The St. Regis Atlanta stands out as a true “in-town” luxury resort that is gracious in each finely crafted detail. Savor the inviting feel of a AAA Five Diamond boutique hotel along with the impeccable service that is uniquely St. Regis. Experience the uncompromising luxury of 151 spacious guestrooms adorned with plush custom furnishings and bespoke artwork, including 31 suites exclusively enhanced with signature St. Regis Butler Service. For every guest, indelible memories await at the crown jewel of luxury hotels in Buckhead.
Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, Intercontinental
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Atlanta Dental Spa
3189 Maple Dr NE
At Atlanta Dental Spa, their mission is to deliver the highest quality care along with unprecedented customer service. They are committed to delivering the very best results for you, whether it’s delivering the perfect smile, reconstructing your entire mouth, or helping you achieve total wellness. They believe their path is the optimal way to treat patients, as evidenced by wonderful testimonials. When you join their practice, you will see and feel the difference. Quite simply, they love what they do, and it shows.
Art of Cosmetic Dentistry, Creative Dentistry of Atlanta
2385 Peachtree Rd. NE
Buckhead Orthodontics knows that choosing the right orthodontist to meets your expectations is no simple task. At Buckhead Orthodontics, they strive to give you a beautiful smile that you will be proud of. There are three simple reasons why you will love their practice: rich experience, caring team, and customer service.
West Paces Ferry Orthodontics, Elite Smiles–Dr. Michael Sebastian
Best Pediatric Dentist
Children’s Dental Zone
3455 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek
Children’s Dental Zone is a unique pediatric dental practice that focuses on excellent, state-of-the-art patient care in a fun and caring atmosphere. They make moms, dads and kids feel comfortable in their office. They always recommend the most ideal treatment that is specific to your child. Their doctors are always available to answer any questions you may have and are available on call after hours. They love serving their patients and are passionate about helping kids have great oral health. They take time to teach them how to care for their teeth and gums and what areas need a little extra attention.
A to Z Pediatric Dentistry, Buckhead Pediatric Dentistry
Georgia Sports Chiropractic
754 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 105
At Georgia Sports Chiropractic, they are combining many state-of-the-art services and techniques centered on sports chiropractic care to enhance your peak performance and recovery. They value all athletes, from youth sports to Olympic medalists. Special emphasis is placed on allowing you to continue your training program while the injury is healing. Their sport specialties include, but are not limited to tennis, golfers, swimmers, runners, triathletes, CrossFit, youth and more.
Taylor Chiropractic and Wellness, Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta has a comprehensive facility with eight centers on site dedicated to taking care of your skin, hair and nails. Their providers have more than 150 years of combined experience in their fields, each of which deals with a different part of your body and as such, a different portion of your skin. Their doctors work closely with each center to ensure the right combination is prescribed to give patients the best possible results for their skin ailment. Whether you would you like to take a minimally invasive path and try oral or topical medications, visit their medical spa, or look into laser treatments, DAA will prescribe the best treatment for your personal needs.
Peachtree Dermatology Associates, MetroDerm PC
105 Collier Road
Piedmont Pediatrics is a seven-physician pediatric practice located on the Piedmont Hospital medical campus in the heart of Buckhead. Each of their physicians is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. They provide comprehensive medical care to children of all ages. Their physicians strive to promote wellness by focusing on growth and development for each child, and to provide up-to-date medical care in times of sickness.
Dr. Anna Bramwell, Peachtree Park Pediatrics
Best Physician Group
1401 Dresden Dr
At CentreSpring MD, they do medicine differently. Their focus is on giving you hope and your life back. CentreSpring is dedicated to relentlessly pursuing your health until you have the answers that you deserve to change the trajectory of your health—and your life! And that is what medicine should be.
Ortho Atlanta, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
Atlanta Women OB/GYN
275 Collier Road NW Suite 230
Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology is an all female OBGYN practice located in Midtown Atlanta. Their practice was established in 1980 at Piedmont Hospital, one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals. AWOG offers a full range of healthcare services for women of all ages including preventative medicine, gynecological services including robotic surgery, obstetrical services, bone density testing, laboratory services and ultrasound services including 3D fetal ultrasounds. Their practice strives to exceed patient’s service expectations while offering exceptional medical care.
Dr. Shannon Harley OB/GYN, North Atlanta Woman’s Specialist
1418 Dresden Dr NE #150
At MyEyeDr., there’s a priority to ensure that their eye care services are accessible to patients of all ages. Their optometry office (formerly Eye Haven) on Dresden Drive is your one-stop shop for your eye health and visual needs. You can rely on their eye doctors who have years of experience treating a wide range of eye problems.
Piedmont Better Vision, Vision Source
Best Hospital/ Medical Center
Children’s Hospital of Atlanta
3 hospitals, 6 urgent care locations
At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the doctors, nurses and staff are specially trained to care for children under the age of 21. From colorful, friendly waiting rooms to equipment that fits patients of all sizes, every detail is designed specifically for kids. At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, they are 100 percent committed to kids. They’re fully equipped to diagnose, treat and support your child. Their pediatric doctors, specialists and nurses understand that children’s medical and emotional needs are different from adults.
Northside Hospital, Piedmont Hospital
Best Senior Care
3750 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Canterbury Court is Atlanta’s original Life Plan Community offering spacious apartments and a maintenance-free lifestyle. On their 11-acre campus, you’ll find more room to pursue whatever makes you happiest, knowing a continuum of care is already in place if you ever need it.
Piedmont Senior Living, Belmont Village Senior Living
Best Plastic Surgeon
Buckhead Plastic Surgery
4684 Roswell Road Northeast, Suite B
Buckhead Plastic Surgery in northeast Atlanta is an exclusive, boutique plastic surgery practice established more than 10 years ago by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alan N. Larsen. The practice showcases the expertise and world-class technical skills of Dr. Larsen, who has assembled an exemplary medical and aesthetic team. In addition to cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, their practice includes LUX Med Spa, which offers a range of nonsurgical aesthetic procedures, and Slim Studio, dedicated exclusively to CoolSculpting®.
Kalos Plastic Surgery, JC Plastic Surgery
REJUVENATION & RETAIL THERAPY (LADIES)
Best Med Spa
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
This is a center for cosmetic and general dentistry with state-of-the art MedSpa. Creative Dentistry of Atlanta is a comprehensive family dental practice committed to a gentle and caring approach that focuses on esthetic beauty and your long-lasting healthy smile. Creative MedSpa is devoted to specializing in the art of skin rejuvenation by creatively integrating technology, ingredients and concierge skin therapy.
Bella Med Spa, Sculpted Contours
Best Day Spa
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE
Experience The Woodhouse Day Spa, Dunwoody’s ultimate, full service, luxury day spa. Your journey begins in a tranquil setting of peace and relaxation. Their mission is to provide the best in customer service and exceed your expectations with each and every visit. The distinctive Woodhouse standard goes beyond your expectations, providing outstanding facilities and treatment therapies with your overall health and wellness in mind, through more than 70 rejuvenating treatment options.
Massage Heights, Urbana Wellness Spa
3340 Peachtree Rd NE Ste 1700
The Solomon Brothers, Ivan, Howard and Anthony, have been setting standards of customer care for 35+ years. Together, they aspired to establish the finest jewelry business in the heart of Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead. Utilizing their valuable native connections, they continue to purchase rough diamonds and have experienced craftsmen cut and polish these gems to high standards of brilliance. Offering competitive pricing is what defines Solomon Brothers as one of the most well-respected jewelry companies. The Brothers pledge to continue the loyalty they have earned over the past three decades to elevate and enrich your shopping experience, enabling you to rely on their family.
Luxor FineJewelry, Mednikow Jewelers
Best Women’s Clothier
3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #215
SWANK is a high-end women’s clothing boutique and online store located in the heart of Buckhead. SWANK is known for its cutting-edge fashion in an upscale setting. Thanks to popular demand, its online store, ShopSwank.com, now brings owner Emily Dees Boulden’s exclusive taste to an international audience, but we’re lucky enough to have the brand in our BuckHaven backyard.
Ann Mashburn, Fabrik
Best Hair Salon
Van Michael Salon
39 West Paces Ferry Road
Beauty-inspired elegance describes this salon of the year nominated location where design and business have merged to create one of the most successful salons in the country. By far the busiest salon in Atlanta, Van Michael Salon Buckhead is the company’s flagship location, with more than 8,000 square feet and 130+ employees all dedicated to making you beautiful. This elegant salon features 30-foot ceilings, a full Aveda Lifestyle store, six makeup stations, and three separate shampoo rooms with massaging chairs and relaxing music set away from the bustling salon floor.
Chroma Station, White Salon & Spa
HOME, SWEET HOME
Best Residential Architect
3475 Oak Valley Rd. NE, Suite 20
William T. Baker is the founder and principal of one of the foremost residential architecture firms in the United States today. He has achieved an international reputation for high-design combined with a keen sensitivity for plans that live well. William T. Baker enjoys a reputation for the impeccable design of private residences, commercial projects and historic renovations.
J. Smyth Design, Logan Design
Best Home Builder
748 Loridans Dr NE
Buckhead Renovations provides professional and affordable construction services to clients in the Atlanta area and vacation areas around the country. Leave worry out of the equation by taking advantage of their 15 years experience with more than 300 projects completed.
SR Homes, Harris Park Homes
Best Home Remodeler
Artisans of Atlanta
Artisans of Atlanta, Inc. is a full-service company providing design, consulting, engineering and construction services primarily in the renovation and remodeling of older, in-town residential properties. Since 1993, they have been committed to exceeding the needs and expectations of clients by providing them with a process that is both enjoyable and rewarding in its results. Artisans is fully licensed and insured and a member of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association.
Adapted Living Spaces, Glazer Design and Construction
Best Closet Company
Ste. 12A, 631 Miami Circle NE
Visit the California Closets Buckhead Showroom to experience the one-of-a-kind custom closets and storage spaces created by their team, and explore design and material options in the state-of-the-art Design Studio. As you interact with the life-size systems, you’ll start to get a feel for the quality construction and the details that will work best for you and your home. The Buckhead team will also help guide you through the variety of finishes, accents and accessories available, helping you find the perfect match for your aesthetic and budget.
Space Makers, Closets by Design
Best Flooring Company
Builders Floor Covering & Tile
4969 Roswell Rd Suite 230
Builders Floor Covering & Tile Proudly offers you the most respected brand names in the industry such as Mohawk Carpet, Karastan Carpet and Stanton Carpet. Getting the look, feel and style you want has never been easier. Find out which type of carpet is right for you. If you’re having problems or have a question about area rugs, carpet, ceramic and porcelain tile, flooring accessories, laminate floors, natural stone, paints/coatings, vinyl/resilient, wood flooring, or other related subjects, they want to help!
Moda Floors, Daniel’s Floors
Best Roofing Company
4181 JVL Industrial Park Dr., Marietta
Since 1995, Findlay Roofing (Roof Roof) has been repairing and replacing roofs in the Atlanta area with exceptional service and pinpoint attention to detail. They offer superior workmanship and materials while never compromising quality for higher margins. In fact, their volume allows them to recruit and retain the best installation crews and offer higher quality materials at lower prices.
Duffy Roofing, Perimeter Roof
4343 Shallowford Rd Ste B4, Marietta
JMR Painting specializes in top quality painting at an affordable price. They desire to become an active company comprised of outstanding customer service and workmanship that provides professional, modern improvement for the satisfaction of every client in a responsible and ethical way.
Flawless Painting, Certa Pro
The Pink Plumber
2620 Mathews Street SE, Smyrna
The Pink Plumber offers 50+ years of combined experience in every job they perform. The Pink Plumber takes pride in any problem you may have in a quick, professional and friendly manner. Credible professional plumbers are not that easy to find. If you have faced disappointing experiences in the past, give them a try. Whether you need commercial, industrial or residential services, The Pink Plumber will solve all your plumbing and drain cleaning problems.
Davis Plumbing, Reliable
Reliable Heating and Air
1305 Chastain Rd. NW, Kennesaw
Reliable Heating and Air is your local service company, offering residential and commercial HVAC, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and home performance contracting services. For 38 years they have serviced all of north metro Atlanta, and they’re conveniently located in Kennesaw, Georgia. Reliable Heating & Air is family owned and operated by a father and son team of Dan and Daniel Jape.
RS Andrews, Just Cooling
Best Kitchen and Bath Designer
351 Peachtree Hills Ave. Suite 234
Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio has created and installed innovative and award-winning kitchens, baths and closets for national and international clients since 1979. Their reputation has become synonymous with timeless designs, unparalleled craftsmanship and an extraordinary client experience. Design Galleria’s attention to detail and client inspired designs are among the many qualities which solidify their long-term relationships with architects, interior designers, builders and homeowners.
Rabaut Design, Alno Atlanta
3600 American Drive
Howard Payne Company has been family owned and operated since it was founded in 1976 by Howard Payne, Jr. Howard took Romans 12:11 as his motto, claiming “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord” as the standard by which Howard Payne Company would operate. They realize that the kitchen is the focal point of the home, and selecting appliances that enhance the beauty of your kitchen is essential. For over 35 years they have provided some of the most beautiful and elegant appliances. Howard Payne’s custom, in-house installation division, HPC Installation, Inc., is available to professionally and expertly install your new appliances.
Best Home Furnishing
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
3081 Peachtree Road NE
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ singular style has made them one of the most sought-after tastemakers in the business with an approach that encourages style for all. They build all of their frames and spring, pad and cover our furniture by hand in their on-site factory. Each piece is assembled carefully by skilled artisans to bring you a true work of art that will stand the test of time (and family!).
Redefined Home Boutique, Eco Home Atlanta
Best Interior Designer
Nandina Home Design
245 North Highland Ave
Nandina Home & Design is an Atlanta interior design firm whose professional interior designers use their skills while working with clients to create distinctive and stylish interiors. They are qualified to assist clients with all aspects of the design process, from complete construction projects to simple paint and fabric choices. Nandina Home & Design is the go-to resource for accessible lifestyle design and will delight even the most discerning aficionado.
Bocroom Designs, DHW Interior
Best Audio / Visual
303 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 160, Woodstock
With the pace of technology today it is important to have the right team working for you. Intuitive AV works hard for clients to deliver top quality, reliable and Intuitive technology solutions. They specialize in delivering customer specific solutions for Theaters Rooms, Smart Homes, Cameras, TV’s and music.
Sunbelt Technologies, CSI Design
3270 LaVenture Drive, Chamblee
Buckhead TurfCare, L.L.C. is an Atlanta-based landscape maintenance, design and installation company that is focused on providing superior customer service and satisfaction. Since 1996, they have been providing personalized service for the residential and commercial markets, exclusively in the northern Atlanta metro area. You can feel confident in knowing that your landscape service provider receives continuous education and is professionally powered to better serve their customers, which fuels our passion for leadership in the Green Industry.
Sears Smith Landscaping and Design, Michael Angelos
Best Pool Company
3884 N. Peachtree Rd.
Since 1957, Artistic Pools has been helping families in the Atlanta and North Georgia area with all of their new pool construction, pool remodeling, and outdoor living needs. No project is too large for our pool design and construction professionals,
Atlas, Aquarama Pools and Spa
Best Cleaning Service
The Green Queen
1155 Mount Vernon Hwy, Suite 420
Green Queen and Hankey Pest Control care about your health and the health of your family and pets. They care about pollinators and the planet and strive to use the safest products they can in their organic program. Their hybrid programs cut the use of traditional chemicals more than 50%. Green Queen provides safe, effective, high-quality services at reasonable prices and has the best customer service in town.
Andre Home Services, Atlanta Green Maids
Lucas Carter – Coldwell Banker, West Paces Ferry Office
3050 Peachtree Rd Ste 500
As a trained real estate professional, Lucas’ expertise includes the marketing and sales of homes and assisting buyers with finding their perfect home. He will work with you throughout the entire transaction to ensure that the buying or selling process is as seamless as possible.
Angela Cashion – Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, The Boyd Team-Kim and Kathryn Boyd -Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
FOR YOUR INVESTMENTS
Best Financial Institution
Georgia Primary Bank
Georgia Primary Bank is a neighborhood community bank headquartered in Buckhead. A place where people take precedence over formulas and where service isn’t sacrificed to a bottom line. Their primary focus is you, their customer, to help you grow and prosper, now and into the future.
Oxygen Financial, BankSouth
Best Attorney / Group
Williams and Williams
1612 N. E. Expressway
Williams & Williams is in its 47th year of operation. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, their collection efforts have extended over the nation in representing the commercial/wholesale credit grantor. With one of the largest databases of commercial placements, the firm’s ability to locate and collect from your customer is enhanced by prior activity and information availability.
The Law Ladies, Brenner Law
KIDS AND PETS RULE
College Nannies and Sitters
5975 Roswell Rd.
Suite C301, Sandy Springs
College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors is the nation’s most respected, complete and professional resource helping busy families raise smart, confident, well-adjusted kids. Since 2001, they’ve built local professional teams across the country who’ve helped hundreds of busy parents carve out time for themselves with a sitter, have help on hand with a part-time or full-time nanny, or get their college bound student the tutoring they need to succeed.
Primrose, Creme de La Creme
Best Tutoring / After School Program
Sutton Middle School, 2875 Northside Dr.
Kiddos Atlanta offers a new choice, a fun place to play, lets kids make some decisions, hires employees who are energetic role models, have Fridays that are real events, and shows that after school doesn’t have to be a taboo place to send your child. The Kiddos team leaders are a group of extraordinary people who work to provide a caring, high energy, well organized, and over-the-top program!
Bespoke Tutoring, Within Reach
Best Veterinarian/ Pet Care
3404 Northside Parkway NW
Village Vets takes pride in being a full-service hospital, capable of handling most medical and surgical problems. They provide a wide range of services, such as preventative health care, dental care, surgery, boarding and grooming. Their hospital staff consists of well-trained and highly qualified personnel, who constantly strive to provide the best medical and surgical care possible for all patients.
Bark and Board, BuckHaven Veterinarian Clinic–Dr. Mark St. Onge DVM
Best Family Entertainment
225 Baker Street NW
Georgia Aquarium is an entertaining, intriguing and educational experience for guests of all ages. While promoting a fun and enjoyable learning experience, the Aquarium instills in its guests a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity. One of the Georgia Aquarium’s major goals is to be the leading facility for aquatic animal conservation and research. On a global scale, the Georgia Aquarium supports, conducts and leads research on environmental and conservation issues.
Top Golf, Stone Mountain Park
THE MAN CAVE
Best Auto Dealer / Domestic
5901 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Jim Ellis Automotive Group has served the Atlanta area since 1971, with Volkswagen as the flagship brand. The group has expanded to 12 brands and 13 dealerships covering the Atlanta, Buford, Kennesaw and Marietta areas. All Jim Ellis dealerships offer an expansive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles.
Classic Cadillac, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
Best Auto Dealer / Import
Mercedes Benz of Buckhead
2799 Piedmont Road NE
Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead wants to sell you your next car or SUV. They provide new and pre-owned sales, service, parts and financing. You can visit them to view and test drive a Mercedes-Benz, including the C 250, SL 550, and ML 350.
Nally Lexus, Global Imports
Best Men’s Clothier
24 E. Andrews Dr. NW
Located in the heart of Buckhead, just minutes from the intersection of Peachtree and Piedmont, their Atlanta showroom is easily accessible from all parts of the city. With a full bar, flatscreen tvs, custom leather couches and full line of hand-curated fabrics, their showroom is the perfect retreat for the discerning and stylish gentleman. Stop by to say hello and they’ll help you build out your custom suits, shirts, blazers, trousers and tuxedos while you enjoy your favorite drink.
Miller Bros., Miguel Wilson