Midtown Lifestyle is pleased to present the Best of Midtown Winners. The thousands of votes that came in were 100% from our readers and the community. We love to highlight the people and business of Midtown that residents deem the top. Congratulations to all the winners and a big Thank You to all that voted!
Best Plastic Surgeon. Dr Mark Beaty wins this title for the second year in a row! As a double-board certified surgeon, Dr. Beaty is an expert in cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery has been serving the Greater Atlanta area since 2011. Along with his wife, Dr. Laura Beaty, Dr. Mark Beaty has founded an impressive and successful practice that exceeds the already high expectations of their patients and their peers.
Best Dermatologist. Atlanta Dermatology and Aesthetics. Dr. Sumayah Taliaferro is a native of Atlanta and a board certified dermatologist. In addition to providing treatment and surveillance of skin cancer, she is known for providing innovative and thoughtful solutions for severe acne, aging skin, alopecia, and pigmentary disorders. Current services also include CoolSculpting, microneedling, skin tightening laser treatment, Kybella, PRP, Fraxel, IPL, facials, laser hair removal, and Botox injections.
Best Dentist. Intown Smile Studios. Dr Susan Estep and her talented staff continue to impress our readers! They are an integrative dental practice that provides general, family and cosmetic services with an overall focus on what’s best for the patient’s health. They provide the highest possible quality care available on the market, while keeping fees competitive. Dr. Estep has been practicing in Atlanta for over 15 years.
Best Orthodontist. Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists. Dr Christopher Brady and his Virginia Highlands staff made the top of our list! He is a native of Atlanta and attended Marist High School, the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Brady enjoys building relationships with his patients and their families and using the latest advancements in orthodontic technology to deliver a beautiful, healthy smile for each patient.
Best Physical Therapist. Dr. Lamar Frasier, Georgia Sports Physical Therapy. Dr Frasier is a physical therapist who specializes in the treatment of sports medicine and orthopedic related injuries. He treats individuals of all skill and age levels, with an emphasis on accurate identification of the cause of each condition. The mission of Georgia Sports Physical Therapy is to provide exceptional, individualized outpatient rehabilitation that is injury specific and tailored to each patients’ needs.
Best Home Builder. Jackbilt. The Jackbilt team, lead by founder Jack Zampell, is committed to using the highest quality materials and leaving no detail overlooked. Because Jack raises his own family in Morningside, he takes a personal stake in sustaining and augmenting local style and quality with each home he builds.
Best Home Decor. Verde Home. Verde Home is a boutique home furnishings studio specializing in an exclusive assortment of custom handmade rugs, upholstery, furniture, and accessories.They opened in 2008, as a partnership between Kent Schneider, Paul Baird and Laura Walker-Baird. Laura achieved her knowledge of antiques and interior design while living in London and Milan and today, her style is the look of Verde Home.
Best Interior Designer. Jeff Mifsud. Interior Classics by Jeff Mifsud is a full service interior design firm in Atlanta GA. They offer design aesthetics from traditional to modern and carry a wide selection of furnishings, fabrics and accessories. Located in Miami Circle Jeff has over 18 year experience in the Interior Design Industry.
Best Landscaper. Planters. An award-winning, end-to-end landscape architecture and garden design firm, trusted and preferred by architects, designers, and clients for its unsurpassed ability to bring truly great outdoor visions to life. Creating distinct environments backed by years of field-tested experience has made Planters the standout choice for discerning homeowners throughout the Southeast.
Best Heating/Cooling. Moncrief. While technologies change, their guiding principles are the same today as they were a century ago. They focus on delivering superior service without cutting corners, and have a reputation for quality work has built a company that lasts. Their approach to doing business is simple: tell the truth; do the job right the first time; ask for business; keep accounting and paperwork easy to understand; and work to build lasting relationships.
Best Realtor. Team Ellis. Patti Ellis and Adam Ellis work together as Team Ellis, a mother-son team, they are part of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty Group. Together they offer over 60 years of experience, combining Patti’s experience and tenure in the market place and Adam’s marketing background. Team Ellis offers a unique advantage in the real estate market.
Best Mortgage Broker. Kim Pounders. Kim has nearly two decades of experience in the mortgage industry and joined Shelter Home Mortgage in 2015. She is a Loan Officer with Shelter’s Intown Team which received Shelter’s President’s Award for the last two years, as well as the MBAG Diamond, Platinum, or Gold Awards for multiple years, honoring loan originators who have demonstrated excellence in their field.
Best Financial Planning. Nora Wealth. At Nora Wealth, they believe in the balance between life and money, between personal belief and pragmatic financial planning and investments. They set financial goals based on personal challenges and unique life circumstances, then play an active role in helping to achieve the financial milestones that will support a truly fulfilling life, taking advantage of the right financial vehicles along the way.
Best Luxury Auto Dealer. Land Rover Buckhead. Land Rover Buckhead is one of the three Land Rover Centers serving Metro Atlanta. It’s also one of the many dealerships owned by the Hennessy Automobile Companies, a family owned and operated business that’s been a part of Atlanta for over 50 years.
Best Day Spa. Natural Body Morningside. The spa that locals have known and loved for 30 years!. The staff at Natural Body is a seasoned team of professionals ready to meet your every spa need and highest expectation. They are dedicated to creating new and exciting ways to promote natural beauty and wellness, while priding themselves on the thoughtfulness, integrity and kindness they extend to all guests.
Best Fitness. Urban Body. Located on Amsterdam Avenue Urban Body offers a variety of fitness options. They have a talented team of instructor providing high energy classes, personal trainers, and cardio and weight equipment. Top that off with great member amenities.
Best Jeweler. Highland Diamond. Founded in 2017 John Rothermel is the owner of Highland Diamond, a friendly neighborhood jewelry store in Atlanta. Specializing in all types of diamond and color stone jewelry, they can customize, design and repurpose any piece of jewelry. Besides jewelry, John has a strong interest in fine wine and bourbon. The jewelry store always has a selection of the finest whiskeys in the world available complimentary for clients to enjoy. He also has an interest in artwork, and the store has a rotating selection of fine art on the walls.
Best Private School. Primrose Colony Square. The parents at Primrose never miss an opportunity to tell the community what a wonderful place it truly is! Owners Kari and Carl Stoltz opened Primrose with the goal of bringing quality childcare and early childhood education programs to the Midtown community. Serving children 6 weeks to 5 years old they pay close attention to all facets of a child’s growth including social, emotional, physical, creative, cognitive and character development.
Best Senior Living. Holbrook Decatur. Holbrook is unlike any other property in Decatur and beyond. The upscale residence are unequalled in design, amenities and programs. With stunning architecture, lovely residential interiors, spacious residences and restorative green spaces, the building itself is surrounded with the best of luxury living. Beautifully appointed residences all have designer finishes and elegant detail, providing residents with an exceptional place to call home.
Best Hotel. Stonehurst.Place. A Midtown luxury boutique inn. Built as a residence in 1896 and meticulously restored by the current owners, the cedar-shake mansion still has its original stone porch and heart pine floors. Vintage chandeliers hang from 14-foot ceilings, and museum-quality art, most of it modern, adorn the walls. Innkeepers John and Grace Cardona are warm and welcoming.
Best Fine Dining. STK. An artful blend of two concepts into one—a modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. The large central lounge area is furnished with creamy leather banquettes and textured crocodile tiles, and is surrounded by an elevated dining room for more formal dining. Theatrical lights illuminate each table, while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space.
Best Casual Restaurant. Whiskey Bird. Founders Anthony Vipond and Chef Chad Crete, formerly of Iberian Pig, partnered to create a menu that focuses on Japanese tapas. The menu is comprised of Asian-influenced yakitori, sliders and tacos, as well as veggie dishes, all meant to be shared. A warm neighborhood Morningside restaurant that is also serving up a much loved Brunch!
Best Coffee Shop, Dancing Goats, Ponce City Market. The Atlanta-based coffee bar is the retail brand for Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, which is based in Olympia, Washington. The cafe offers espresso drinks, signature coffee and a variety of locally made pastries and sandwiches. Batdorf and Bronson coffee beans are processed at a local Westside roastery.
Best Dog Boarding. Piedmont Bark. Providing your dog a clean, safe, stress-free, and fun environment while your away from home. This is achieved by a setting that was designed and built based on the values of dogs and those who love and care for them. Their daycare and boarding services provide both human attention and canine companionship. The grooming is also at the top of it’s class
Best Vet. Ark Animal Hospital. Dr Arhonda C. Johnson Ark understands just how stressful it can be to have a pet who isn’t feeling well, especially if you aren’t sure what the problem is. It is their top priority to diagnose the issue quickly and help get your pet onto the road. Throughout the years, they have committed themselves to providing residents and pet owners throughout Midtown with the best animal care possible.