9 new places to have lunch in Atlanta

Looking for something new for lunch? These metro Atlanta spots will have something that will satisfy when mid-day hunger pangs strike:

Beef tenderloin Cobb salad at 101 Steak.

Beef tenderloin Cobb salad at 101 Steak. / Photo credit: Brandon Morgan

101 Steak – The Vinings steakhouse opened June 27 and started lunch service in mid-July. The menu features appetizers such as Maryland crab cakes and baby crunch Caesar salad; burgers; sandwiches including Georgia shrimp roll and Wagyu roast beef; steaks; salads such as beef tenderloin Cobb salad and Ahi tuna Nicoise salad; sides; and entrees including chicken milanese and Georgia shrimp linguine.

101 Steak, 3621 Vinings Slope SE, Vinings. 770-805-8855, 101steakatl.com.


The Southern Gentleman – The Shops Buckhead Atlanta restaurant is lightening up its lunch menu with items including a charred broccoli and burrata salad with herbs, spicy peanuts and Vidalia onion dressing; peach and heirloom tomato salad; and marinated beets with truffled goat cheese, torn herbs and pistachio vinaigrette.

The Southern Gentleman, 3035 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-939-9845, thesoutherngentlemanatl.com/


Tupelo Honey – Order from an extended selection of the recently-opened restaurant’s food and cocktails including a variety of grit bowls, scrambles, omelets and Bloody Mary cocktails. New items include blueberry pain perdu made with challah French toast topped with blueberry compote and mint; “Super Southern” breakfast bowl filled with salsa verde black-eyed peas and stone-ground goat cheese grits layered with two eggs, apple cider bacon, cheddar and salsa; and Appalachian bounty scramble made with Hickory Nut Gap Farm sausage, blueberries, arugula, kale and Havarti cheese.

Tupelo Honey Cafe, 4600 Roswell Road, Building C, Suite 110, Sandy Springs. 404-649-6334, tupelohoneycafe.com/location/sandy-springs/


Oyster Po'Boy at 5Church / Photo courtesy of 5Church

Oyster Po’Boy at 5Church / Photo courtesy of 5Church

5Church – This Colony Square spot, which opened June 24, began lunch service on July 25 with appetizers including tuna tartare and hand-pulled burrata; field arugula and Shady Lane salads; sandwiches including oyster po’boy and Georgia reuben; and entrees such as jumbo lump crab and Southern fried steak.

5Church, 1197 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta. 404-400-3669, 5churchatlanta.com.


Farm to Ladle – The second location of this Ponce City Market spot recently opened at Avalon in Alpharetta and features a variety of soups, sandwiches and salads made with locally-sourced ingredients.

Farm to Ladle, 2200 Avalon Blvd. Suite 3920, Alpharetta. 678-534-5390, farmtoladle.com/avalon.html


Biltong Bar – If you prefer your lunch in liquid form, this Ponce City Market spot is offering a “Liquid Lunch” promotion offering cocktails for $6 and less — the Corn and Oil, with Barbados rum, Velvet Falernum and blackstrap bitters is $5, it’s $5 for an Aperol Spritz made with and $3 for the draft beer of the day. The regular menu is also available if you want some actual food with your drink.

Biltong Bar, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 678-515-0620. facebook.com/biltongbaratl.


The Mercury – Not to be outdone, this Ponce City Market tenant also has a new lunch menu, with a customizable sandwich and salad to-go option dubbed The Nooner, as well items including tempura avocado fries, mini grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato jam, chef’s chop salad, prime steak salad and Wagyu beef carpaccio.

The Mercury, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 404-500-5253, themercuryatl.com.


Ray’s Rio Bravo – The Mexican spot has a new lunch menu offering items including Texas chili Frito pie, Meredith D. salmon salad, Texas brisket sandwich, fried grouper tacos and steak burritos and fajitas.

Ray’s Rio Bravo, 6450 Powers Ferry Road, N.W., Sandy Springs. 770-612-2829, raysriobravo.com.


Holeman & Finch – Usher out the week with a new lunch menu on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant’s menu features items on the the regular dinner menu, including deviled eggs, buffalo chicken skins and the restaurant’s storied cheeseburger.


Holeman & Finch Public House, 2277 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta. 404-948-1175, holeman-finch.com/.


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