(Nearly) all the restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2016 — how many have you been to?

Trying to keep up with the metro Atlanta dining scene can make a person downright hungry. Good thing there are so many new places to try around town. How many of these spots have you filled your belly at this year? Print out our comprehensive list of restaurant openings from the past year to achieve your ultimate #dininggoals.

Beef tenderloin Cobb salad at 101 Steak.

Beef tenderloin Cobb salad at 101 Steak.

Cobb County

101 Steak – A steakhouse from the team behind Cibo e Beve, Food 101, Meehan’s Public House and Smoke Ring. Read our review here and check out 101 Steak’s cool bar gadget.
3621 Vinings Slope SE, Vinings. 770-805-8855, 101steakatl.com.

Bites Station – A fast casual concept at Windy Hill Village shopping center featuring a variety of different foods, including burgers and kebabs.
2359 Windy Hill Rd Unit 340, Marietta. 770-434-8888, facebook.com/bitesstation
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Cosmopolitan Live Kitchen and Bar – The new concept from the owner Cosmopolitan Restaurant features a revamped menu and live music.
2475 Delk Road SE, Marietta. 770-485-8069, cosmomarietta.com/

Creatwood TavernA family-friendly sports tavern featuring classic bar fare and a game area for kids.
1090 Windy Hill Road, Ste. 300, Smyrna. creatwood-tavern.com

Diner Bakery Company – The concept offers a little something for everybody, including all-day breakfast and a variety of appetizers, soups, salads,  sandwiches, wraps, paninis, burgers, diner entrees, seafood, steaks, chicken and Mexican dishes, as well as a coffee bar.
3150 Cobb Parkway NW, Kennesaw. 770-974-1200, dinerbakerycompany.com/

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar – A seafood restaurant from Doug Turbush of Seed Kitchen and Bar and Stem Wine Bar. Read our review here.
4475 Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-635-7641, driftoysterbar.com.

Little Greek Fresh Grill – The first Georgia location of this Tampa-based chain offers Greek staples such as skewers and moussaka.
745 Chastain Road Suite 2020, Kennesaw. 678-567-7120, littlegreekrestaurant.com

Marlow’s TavernThe local chain’s new location features a menu of classic pub fare and drinks.
2960 Shallowford Road, Marietta. 770-693-8278, marlowstavern.com.

The NestThe spot features barbecue and a large selection of beer. Read more here.
2921 Cherokee St. NW, Kennesaw. 678-903-6921, www.thenestkennesaw.com/

Sage Social Kitchen – Fish and seafood, steaks and chops, salads, chicken, pastas and burgers prepared on a woodfire grill, with a focus on tapas.
1401 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-874-8330, sagesocialkitchen.com/Marietta/

Sivas Tavern – The Mediterranean and American restaurant and bar took over the City Tavern space in September.
780 Cobb Place Boulevard NW, Kennesaw. 770-795-9472, sivastavern.com

Smoke & Duck SauceAsian barbecue from the team behind Chow Bing in Buckhead.
2014 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. smokeandducksauce.com/

Spring The farm-to-table spot is helmed by Brian So, the executive chef of the now-shuttered Sobban. Read our review here.
90 Marietta Station Walk, Marietta. 678-540-2777, springmarietta.com

Stockyard Burger & Bones – The second metro Atlanta location, situated in the former Noche spot, features burgers, salads, appetizers and other entrees including ribs and pork chops.
2850 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 678-503-2760, www.stockyardburger.com.

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina– The local chain’s 13th location serves up classic Mexican fare.
The Avenue East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Rd, Suite 1510, Marietta. 770-609-2689, tinlizzyscantina.com/

Two Birds Taphouse – A contemporary gastropub with a wide selection of beers from actor Dan Byrd and his fiancee, Lauren Smith. Read more here and here.
52 Powder Springs St. S.E., Marietta. 678-324-7205, twobirdstaphouse.com.

 

The Comet Pub & Lanes offers hand-tossed pizzas, including the Farmer with Comet tomato sauce, ricotta, Pine Street Market summer sausage and seasonal veggies. / AJC file photo

The Comet Pub & Lanes offers hand-tossed pizzas, including the Farmer with Comet tomato sauce, ricotta, Pine Street Market summer sausage and seasonal veggies. / AJC file photo

DeKalb

Bhojanic Market – An offshoot of the popular Indian restaurant in Buckhead, The Market offers favorites on a hot line including rice bowls and platters with chicken tikka masala and chole, samosas and fresh tandoori naan, prepared hot and cold take-away meals, spice blends, chutneys, and tiffin service.

Bonanza!The private dining space in the back of Kimball House serves as a lounge Fridays and Saturdays featuring small bites and a unique cocktail menu.
303 E. Howard Ave., Decatur. 404-378-3502, kimball-house.com/

The Brass Tap – The Florida chain opened its first Georgia location featuring 70 beers on tap plus another 120 in bottles, plus classic pub fare.
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. #32, Atlanta. 770-557-0232, brasstapbeerbar.com/

Brush Sushi Izakaya – A chef-driven concept offering sustainable seafood, local chicken and pork, A5 grade Wagyu beef, and yakitori items cooked on a Japanese robata charcoal grill complement a seasonal small plate menu, complete with a curated Japanese cocktail menu. Read more here and read our review here.
316 Church St., Decatur. 678-949-9412, brushatl.com

Comet Pub & LanesA bowling alley with a gourmet menu from the team behind Twain’s. Read more here and read our review here.
2619 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 470-225-1931.

CommunionThe beer garden attached to Chef Kevin Gillespie’s lauded Revival features a menu of German beer garden snacks including grilled rye with Kartoffelkäse, Bavarian-style pretzels with hot mustard and Obatzda and grilled sausages with sauerkraut, mustard and beef fat-fried potatoes, as well as a variety of beer and even cocktails.
129 Church St., Decatur. 470-225-6770, revivaldecatur.com.

Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar –  The burger sushi fusion spot took a spot at Perimeter Mall and features “burgushi” —  a fusion of burger and sushi including sushi rolls created using burger components and pick-up style sandwiches created using sushi.
Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody. 770-225-0009, thecowfish.com/

DaVinci’s DonutsThe design-your-own-donut store is the third location in metro Atlanta.
5537 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 470-304-6695, davincisdonuts.com

Double ZeroThe spot from the Castellucci Hospitality Group moved from Sandy Springs to Emory Village and features shareable plates, such as the “beets and blue” with beet pesto, grilled fennel, brioche, blue cheese mousse and sugar snap peas, and oxtail plated with sunchoke puree, kataifi, cured egg yolk, mustard greens and grapefruit. Read more here.
1577 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-991-3666, doublezeroatl.com/

Fogo de ChaoThe second metro Atlanta location of the Brazilian steakhouse opened this month.
4671 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody. 678-691-7268, fogodechao.com/location/dunwoody

Golden Drops CafeThe Latin American coffee shop in the former Sobban space offers a variety of traditional coffee drinks using coffee straight from a farm in El Salvador, as well as homemade sweet and savory food options.
1788 Clairmont Rd., Decatur. 404-968-9981, facebook.com/Golden-Drops-Caf%C3%A9-239783166421826/

Grindhouse Killer BurgersThe latest location of the local chain features a rooftop patio, a variety of specialty burgers and a large selection of beer. Read more here.
433 North McDonough Street, Decatur. 404-400-0509, grindhouseburgers.com.

Highland Bakery –  The latest location of the local chain features the restaurant’s signature baked goods,as well as breakfast and lunch dishes including sweet potato pancakes, shrimp and grits, sandwiches, salads and coffee drinks and pastries.
319 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 470-270-8979, highlandbakery.com/

Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila –  The Mexican restaurant with a “Day of the Dead” vibe offers Mexican staples as well as 60 different tequilas.
705 Town Blvd Q310, Brookhaven. 404-963-6205, jefestacos.com/

Lolli & PopsThe first Georgia location of this candy chain opened at Perimeter Mall and offers sweets from around the world.
Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 770-551-7120, lolliandpops.com/

Longhorn SteakhouseThe Toco Hill location of the steakhouse chain reopened in August after closing due to a fire. The location has been in business since 1983.
2892 North Druid Hills Rd., Atlanta. 404-982-9703, longhornsteakhouse.com/locations/ga/atlanta/atlanta-toco-hills/5562

Louisiana BistreauxThe second metro Atlanta location of the Cajun eatery offers jambalaya and gumbo; shrimp and crawfish etouffee; grilled, blackened and fried fish; steaks and chicken; and burgers and po’ boys.
1495 Church St, Decatur. 404-963-1463, louisianabistreaux.com/

Mariscos el MaleconFeatures specialties including huachinango, a red snapper dish; mojarra, a deep-fried tilapia; several different kinds of ceviche; lobster; and other Mexican seafood dishes.
3979 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta. 404-600-8047, =facebook.com/MariscosElMaleconAtlanta/?fref=ts

Marlow’sThe pub with several metro Atlanta locations opened a Brookhaven location this month.
3575 Durden Dr., Brookhaven. marlowstavern.com

Mellow Mushroom – The Decatur location of the local pizza chain reopened this month after a 2 1/2 year absence.
340 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-748-9612, mellowmushroom.com/

Poor HendrixThe new spot at the Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake offers small plates and specialty desserts and cocktails.
2371 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta. 404-549-8756, facebook.com/poorhendrix

Rising Son Husband and wife team Hudson Rouse (formerly of Home Grown) and Kathryn Fitzgerald Rouse (formerly of General Muir), offers Southern breakfast, lunch and dinner plates with a twist. Read more here and read our review here.
124 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. 404-600-5297

Rocket FizzThe soda pop and candy shop joins the Marietta location in featuring nearly 400 flavors of soda, 500 types of candy and numerous novelty gift items.
115 Clairemont Ave, Decatur. 404-565-0156, rocketfizz.com/locations/rocket-fizz-decatur-ga/

Shake ShackThe second metro Atlanta location of the popular burger chain offers up burgers, fries and more at Perimeter Mall.
Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road. shakeshack.com

Sublime DoughnutsThe second metro Atlanta location of the popular doughnut spot (there’s also one in Midtown) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is also certified kosher.
2566 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta. 404-315-6899, sublimedoughnuts.com

Sushi House HayakawaThe popular sushi spot reopened this year after being shuttered for remodeling in 2015.
5979 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta. 770-986-0010, atlantasushibar.com/

Taiyo RamenMakan rebranded to become Taiyo, with a focus on craft ramen.
130 Clairmont Ave., Decatur. 404-996-6504, taiyoramen.com/

TGM BreadThe bakery arm of the popular Emory Point deli The General Muir opened to the public at the beginning of the year for limited hours.
Emory Point, 1540 Avenue Pl B-230, Atlanta.

Tea House Formosa – Features a variety of teas and homemade food.
5302 Buford Highway, Suite A3, Atlanta. 470-349-8105, facebook.com/teahouseformosa/

Tin Can Fish House and Oyster BarFeatures a variety of oysters, a selection of open-faced “toasties” with a variety of topping choices, mussels, salads, seafood stew and New England and Manhattan chowders.
705 Town Blvd. #320, Brookhaven. 404-228-2806, tincanbrookhaven.com/

TrumanA classic New York steakhouse and vintage neighborhood tavern with a Decatur vibe. Read more here.
123 East Court Square, Decatur. 404-907-4116. facebook.com/trumantavern/

 

Some of the menu offerings at Ba Bellies. / Photo by Sarah Dodge

Some of the menu offerings at Ba Bellies. / Photo by Sarah Dodge

 

Gwinnett

Ba Bellies
The Asian gastropub serves up flavors of Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese cooking, plus a few nods to Southern dishes. Read more here.
6025 Peachtree Parkway Suite 9, Peachtree Corners. 770-710-056, babellies.com.

Bo Bo Garden 2The second location of the popular Cantonese restaurant.
3780 Old Norcross Road, Suite 113, Duluth. 470-545-6421.

Boxete KoreanThe Korean delivery service unveiled a dine-in option.
3492 Satellite Blvd. #160, Duluth. 770-302-2244

Chinese DhabaThe popular Chinese-Indian fusion spot opened a second location serving dishes such as mango masti, paneer manchurian and a variety of chicken wings.
3495 Peachtree Parkway, Suwanee. 678-691-8785, chinesedhaba.com.

L’ThaiThe organic Thai restaurant opened a third location in Gwinnett County.
5450 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners. 770-807-7684, lethai.com/

Noble FinThe seafood spot from Jay Swift and his son Jeb Aldrich serves up oysters and raw bar favorites and ranges over sections of small plates, seafood entrees, and steaks, chops and poultry served with sides. Read more here and read our review here.
5260 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 770-599-7979, noblefinrestaurant.com.

O4W Pizza The much-lauded pizza spot — which closed its doors in Old Fourth Ward earlier this year — found new life in Gwinnett. Read more here and learn how owner Anthony Spina makes his Grandma Pie here.
3117 Main St., Duluth. 678-587-5420, o4wpizza.com.

Paris BaguetteThe Korean bakery chain opened a flagship store in Duluth featuring fruit and coffee drinks as well as breads, sandwiches, pastries and other desserts.
3492 Satellite Blvd, Duluth. 470-767-8695, parisbaguetteusa.com/

Peachtree CafeThe popular diner’s second location menu includes breakfast sandwiches, omelets, crepes and waffles for breakfast and sandwiches, burgers, salads and wraps for lunch.
3975 Holcomb Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners. 470-395-7936, peachtree-cafe.com

Peyton’s Pie CompanyA quick casual concept is from Nicholas St. Clair, who also owns and operates Antebellum in Flowery Branch and Maverick’s Cantina, in John’s Creek.
1039 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 470-589-7147, peytonspieco.com/#eat-together

Piatto Fresh KitchenMenu items for lunch and dinner include appetizers such as bruschetta and white bean hummus; salads; wood oven pizzas; dinner entrees and specialties including chicken and veal parmigiana and grilled salmon; and pastas and risottos.
3140 Main St., Duluth. 678-349-2845, piattofreshkitchen.com

Uncle Jack’s Meat HouseThe concept, from restaurateur Willie Degel, host of “Restaurant Stakeout” on Food Network, features appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, sides and desserts, as well as locally-sourced craft cocktails, beers and wines.
6590 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. unclejacksmeathouse.com/

Urban TaaliA halal menu includes dishes — known as “taalis”  —  given Atlanta-inspired names, including the 5 Point Philly Cheese Steak, Piedmont Grilled Cheese and the Perimeter Veggie Wrap.
3099 Breckenridge Blvd., Duluth. 404-940-4034, urbantaali.com/

 

Quail with rancho gordo, and salsa molcajete at 8ARM. / Photo by Renee Brock/Special

Quail with rancho gordo, and salsa molcajete at 8ARM. / Photo by Renee Brock/Special

Intown Atlanta

5ChurchThe first Atlanta location of the Charlotte restaurant (there’s also a location in Charleston) features an upscale chef-driven menu including a “60 second” prime New York strip steak — a cut-to-order, quick-seared exercise in the raw and then cooked — and other signature items. Read more here.
1197 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta. 404-400-3669, 5churchatlanta.com.

8Arm – The newest spot from Angus Brown and Nhan Le, the team behind Octopus Bar and the now-shuttered Lusca, serves up a rotating menu of creative breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Read more here and read our review here.
710 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 470-875-5856, 8armatl.com.

26 Thai Kitchen –  A stylishly casual fine dining experience offering dishes such as butterfly shrimp served with crispy rice noodles, battered Maine lobster in Thai green curry sauce, or grilled Chilean Sea Bass filet in sweet and sour sauce. Read more here.
541 Main St., Suite F170, Atlanta. 404-400-5995, 26thai.com.

AG Steakhouse – The recently reopened and reimagined Atlanta Grill at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta adds new menus from chef Joshua Fryer and blends steakhouse classics with Southern flavors. Read more here
181 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. 404-221-6550, ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/georgia/atlanta/dining/ag

ASW Distillery – A distillery producing American Spirit Whiskey along with barrel-aged bourbon and some single-malt products with other grains, including rye and barley.
199 Armour Drive N.E., Atlanta. 404-590-2279.

Arcadia – The throwback menu  features the likes of sloppy Joes, tuna noodle casserole, bacon-wrapped meatloaf and baked beans at dinner, and griddlecakes, biscuits and gravy and a kitchen sink creation called “The Rustler” at weekend brunch.
337 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-522-1624, arcadial5p.com/

Amalfi – The Neapolitan-style pizzeria that also serves salads and pastas is situated above the newly opened speakeasy Red Phone Booth.
17 Andrew Young Intl. Blvd NE, Atlanta. 404-228-7528, amalfipizzaatl.com/pizza/

Amara – This upscale Indian-inspired American restaurant is the second concept from Sandeep Kothary, owner of Tabla Indian restaurant in Midtown. Read more here
870 Inman Village Parkway, Atlanta. 470-305-7405. 

Amer – A sexy, sophisticated destination for cocktails, snacks and small plates. Read more here
299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-600-5895, ameratlanta.com

American Cut – A steakhouse in the Buckhead Atlanta development featuring chili lobster, pastrami spiced ribeye and Tomahawk Chop steak conceived by Marc Forgione (who appeared on the reality cooking show “Iron Chef”).
3035 Peachtree Rd NE #140, Atlanta. 770-415-9766, americancutsteakhouse.com/

AmorinoThe European gelato spot opened its first southeast location at Lenox Square and sells gelato-filled macarons, specialty coffee, crepes, waffles, hot cocoa, chocolates and vegan sorbets in addition to a variety of gelatos.
Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. amorino.com/us/

Atwood’s – The the heart of the menu is pizza, baked-to-order in a gas-fired Italian Pavesi brick oven with a unique rotating deck that speeds up the process while creating a uniform thin crust. Read more here and read our review here.
817 West Peachtree St NW A105, Atlanta. 404-748-9577, atwoodspizza.com/

B’s Cracklin BBQ – The Savannah favorite makes its Atlanta debut with menu items including whole hog pork, ribs, chicken and brisket, and signature sides, including hoe cakes, collard greens and baked macaroni and cheese. Read more here
2061 Main St. N.W., Atlanta. 678-949-9912, bscracklinbbq.com/

Bell Street Burritos – The local Mexican spot’s third location serves up tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other Mexican-style entrees.
112 Krog St. NE #1A, Atlanta. bellstreetburritos.com

Biltong Bar –  A South African concept from the team behind Yebo Beach Haus, Cape Dutch and 10 Degrees South, Biltong Bar features craft cocktails and small plates.
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-515-0620, biltong-bar.com/

Botiwalla – The Indian street food concept from the team behind Chai Pani in Decatur, Botiwalla offers up wraps, rolls and Iranian afternoon high tea. Read more here and read our review here
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 470-225-8693, botiwalla.com.

Bon Glaze – The doughnut shop opened its second Atlanta location serving a variety of flavored doughnuts, gourmet bacons, bon bons, Liege waffles and a variety of coffee drinks.
3792 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 470-428-2569, bonglaze.com/

Cast Iron – The chef-driven menu features starters, entrees, sides and desserts, as well as craft cocktails.
701-5 Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-228-2005, castironatl.com/

Char Korean – The menu offers an array of marinated and grilled meats, including bulgogi, short rib and pork belly, plus banchan side dish trays. Read more here
299 N. Highland Ave. Suite S, Atlanta. 404-525-2427, charatlanta.com/

Chicken + Beer – The airport restaurant from rapper Ludacris features Southern classics with a twist and a cocktail menu developed by former H. Harper Station owner Jerry Slater. Read more here and watch Ludacris and Mayor Reed open the restaurant here
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, 6000 North Terminal Parkway, Concourse D5.

Cinnaholic – The vegan bakery serves up cinnamon rolls, which can be customized with one of 30 different frostings, as well as toppings from cookie dough to fresh fruit to nuts. It also sells brownies and cookies.
1230 Caroline St., Atlanta. cinnaholic.com/atlanta/

City Winery –  The Atlanta location of the restaurant/music venue offers a New American menu of small plates, entrees, sides and desserts, as well as its housemade wines. Dog-friendly brunches and a speakeasy are recent additions to the Ponce City Market spot. Read our review here
650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Consulate – Dubbed “global tapas,” the food and drink creations feature small plates and signature cocktails, with a rotating focus on the cuisine of a particular country. Read more here
10 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-254-5760, theconsulateatlanta-com.godaddysites.com/

Earl of Sandwich – The first Atlanta location of the Florida-based sandwich chain also serves up salads, wraps, soups and desserts.
Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-855-5278, earlofsandwichusa.com/

East of Chicago – The first Georgia location of the Ohio-based pizza chain offers pizza, pasta, subs, wings, burgers and bread sticks.
349 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta. 404-500-2495, eastofchicago.com.

Escobar Restaurant and Tapas – The restaurant from rapper 2 Chainz and entrepreneur Mychel “Snoop” Dillard features a variety of tapas, including crab cakes and collard green spring rolls as well as craft cocktails and fishbowls.
237 Peter St. SW, Atlanta. 404-941-7907, escobaratlanta.com

The Family Dog – The Morningside restaurant reopened under new ownership and with a new menu in January after closing for several months at the end of 2015.
1402 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta. 678-705-5324, thefamilydogatl.com/

The Federal – Chef Shaun Doty closed Bantam + Biddy and reopened it as The Federal, serving dishes including chopped chicken liver, Sardinian flatbread with simple salad, and signature pork schnitzel with onion salad, peanuts and Italian parsley. Read more here
1050 Crescent Ave., Atlanta. 404-343-3857.

Filo’s Greek Grill  A casual diner with patio service, offering rotisserie lamb, pork and chicken pita sandwiches, roasted vegetable pitas, salads and traditional Greek foods such as spanakopita and tiropita, served Greek mezze style.
Chastain Square, 4279 Roswell R., Atlanta. 404-254-1333, filosgreekgrill.com/

Fox Bros. Que-osk – Serving an abbreviated, Fox Bros. menu including pulled pork and brisket by the half pound, BBQ sandwiches and desserts such as Frito Pie, Fox-A-Roni, and banana pudding.
120 Ottley Drive, Atlanta.

Foxtrot Liquor Bar – An “elevated pub” with a focus on craft cocktails, also offering beer and wine, as well as small plates including pimento cheese fritters, sliders and poutine.
45 13th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-873-6189, facebook.com/FoxtrotLiquorBar

Gusto – The second Atlanta location of the order-at-the-counter concept asks customers to choose a protein, a base of mixed greens, brown rice, or flatbread, and a “gusto”— sauces, vegetables and fruits or garnish.
782 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-330-8114, whatsyourgusto.com/

Hampton + Hudson – The menu offers dishes that range from takes on pub grub classics, such as a signature burger, to things that are tad different, such as steak tartare tacos served in house-made potato chip shells. Read more here
299 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-948-2123, hamptonandhudson.com.

Linton’s in the Garden – Offering lunch and dinner menus designed with the surroundings in mind, but also taking in a range of Southern, French, Italian and Spanish cuisine. Read more here and read our review here
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. lintonsinthegarden.com/

Manuel’s Tavern – The Atlanta institution reopened over the summer after closing for extensive renovations at the end of 2015. Read more here
602 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-525-3447, manuelstavern.com.

Marrakesh Mediterranean – Offering up Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes including puff pastry burekas and mezze, such as Moroccan carrot salad, eggplant and Mediterranean pickles, to plates and pita or laffa wraps with falafel, shawarma, kebabs, or merguez sausage.   Read more here
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-600-4171, marrakeshpcm.com/#marrakeshpcm

The Mercury – The retro spot from the team behind The Pinewood in Decatur serves up classic cocktails with a modern twist, as well as lunch and dinner dishes including a prime rib sandwich and a vegetarian portabello Monte Cristo, as well as a raw bar. Read more here and read our review here
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-500-5253, themercuryatl.com

Morningside Kitchen – The wood-burning grill and Peruvian-style charcoal rotisserie clearly drive the flavors of many of the dishes, including wood-grilled octopus, hanger steak and salmon, and charcoal rotisserie chicken. Read more here

Nature’s Garden Express – It’s the first brick-and-mortar location for the Atlanta-based online grocery service, which specializes in natural and organic fruits and vegetables, free-range eggs, dairy products, breads, artisan cheeses and local specialty food products.
Krog Street Market, 99 Krog Street, Suite G, Atlanta, 404-865-2210. 

Nexto – The spot from former Ramen Freak Chef Mihoko Obunai offers five different noodle bowls, plus a rice bowl, cold and hot plates, and robatayaki-style dishes grilled over binchotan charcoal. Read more here
828 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta. 404-809-3763, nextoatl.com.

Nine Mile Station –  The Ponce City Market rooftop beer garden and eatery offers pressed sandwiches, sausages, and mixed grill featuring steak, pork, chicken, and vegetables, as well as 12 beers on tap, 12 to 15 by the bottle and a wine and craft cocktail list that includes beer-tails on tap.
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta. 770-999-1532, 9milestation.com/

Pauley’s Crepe Bar – The second Georgia location (there’s also one in Athens) offers up a variety of savory and sweet crepes, sandwiches and salads. Read our review here
935 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-481-5643, pauleyscrepebar.com.

Press & Grind – Offers a full espresso bar with homemade cashew, pecan and almond milk; fresh cold-pressed juices; and a smoothie bar.
992 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 470-447-5651, facebook.com/pages/Press-Grind/

Red Phone Booth – A speakeasy that features craft cocktails and a full selection of cigars, complete with a walk-in humidor.
17 Andrew Young Intl. Blvd., Atlanta. redphonebooth.com/

Richards’ Southern Fried – The Nashville hot chicken spot from Chef Todd Richards offers the chicken served several ways as well as sides including housemade chow-chow. Read more here
Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St., Atlanta. 678-732-9594. richardssouthernfried.com/

Rize Artisan Pizza – Featuring a chef-driven menu that includes salads, small plates, flatbreads, pasta and sandwiches, plus craft beer, wine and house-made beverages. Read more here
675 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-334-0500. rizeartisanpizza.com/

St. Germain – The French bakery offers French pastries, specialty breads, sandwiches and French classics such as macarons and croque monsieur, as well as gifts and kitchen items.
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta. 470-823-4141, facebook.com/Saint-Germain-Bakery-268409453537223/

Scofflaw Brewing Co. – Atlanta’s newest craft brewery that launched four beers in the Atlanta market, now available on draft at a limited number of beer bars and restaurants. Read more here
1738 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Atlanta. scofflawbrewery.com/

Souper Jenny’s – The Buckhead location of the local soup and sandwich eatery closed to make way for this new location at the Atlanta History Center.
130 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. souperjennyatl.com/buckhead

South City Kitchen Buckhead – The main menu has been formatted to emphasize both South City specialties, such as Springer Mountain fried chicken and shrimp and Red Mule grits, as well as seasonal items. Read more here
3350 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. 404-815-6677, buckhead.southcitykitchen.com.

Storico Fresco Alimentari – An Italian restaurant and market, serving lunch and dinner with a full bar, grocery and meals to-go. Read more here and read our review here
3167 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite S, Atlanta. 404-500-2181, storicofresco.com.

Superica Buckhead – The second location of Ford Fry’s Tex-Mex favorite features a similar menu with items including chicken fajita nachos, fajitas and enchilada. Read more here
3850 Roswell Rd., Atlanta. 678-705-1235, Superica.com

Suzy Siu’s Baos – The kiosk from the team behind Taiyo Ramen in Decatur offers up steamed buns and other seasonal dishes.
Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St., Atlanta. 404-996-6504, facebook.com/suzysiusbaos/

Taco Cowboy – Chef Tom Catherall’s foray back into the Atlanta restaurant scene initially opened as Tom Tom and rebranded with a new name and menu featuring casual Mexican options.
1000 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-815-9155, tacocowboy.com/

Tap on Ponce – The new beverage store in Ponce City Market offers beer, wine and specialty foods with 56 taps and draft fills in growlers and crowlers of various sizes, from 16 to 64 ounces.
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-835-2844, atthetap.com/

Ton Ton – The ramen spot from Chef Guy Wong, who also owns Miso Izakaya and Le Fat, offers several kinds of ramen and Japanese sides, and will feature yakitori in the future. Read our review here
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 404-883-3507, tontonramen.com.

Twisted Soul – The spot, formerly located in Decatur, opened in the former Bone Lick BBQ space with a menu featuring “modern interpretations of Southern soul food.”
1133 Huff Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-350-5500, facebook.com/twistedsoulcookhouse

Urban Pl8 – The spot, which formerly called West Midtown its home, offers gKrog Street Market, 99 Krog St. N.E., Atlanta. urbanpl8.com.

Verde Taqueria – The third Atlanta location’s menu features salads and soups, a variety of tacos and quesadillas and a full margarita and Mexican drink list.
Gateway Shopping Center, 4600 Roswell Rd., Atlanta. 404-565-0290, verdetacos.com.

Vge Cafe – The Colony Square spot offers sandwiches, wraps, bowls and salads that steers clear of added sugars and oils and only use complex carbohydrates, making all dishes less than 540 calories.
1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta. 470-355-5571, vgecafe.com/

Vitality Bowls – The first Georgia location features superfood-based bowls using acai, smoothies and juices, paninis and soups and salads, as well as a kids menu.
Viewpoint, 855 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-883-2371, vitalitybowls.com/

Yebo Beach Haus – From the team behind Biltong Bar, Cape Dutch and 10 Degrees South comes this  spinoff of South African spot Yebo, which closed in Phipps Plaza this year. Yebo Beach Haus recently turned into Yebo Ski Haus for the winter. Read our review here
111 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-869-1992, facebook.com/yebobeachhaus/

 

C&S crispy cod sandwich with fries. CONTRIBUTED BY: Green Olive Media

C&S crispy cod sandwich with fries. / CONTRIBUTED BY: Green Olive Media

North Fulton

Affairs – a restaurant and tapas lounge whose menu blends Latin American and Indian influences.
4120 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 678-566-0169, spiceaffairatlanta.com

Black Walnut Cafe – The Texas-based restaurant features classic American fare among morning, lunch and dinner items. A second location in Peachtree Corners is set to open soon.
5805 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-600-1222, blackwalnutcafe.com.

Bombay Brasserie – Offers traditional Indian dishes including chicken tikka masala, vegetable pakoras and meat samosas but also incorporates Chinese, European and American influences. Read our review here
900 Mansell Road, Roswell. 770-299-1634, bombaybrasserieatl.com.

Butcher & Brew – The concept offers 20 craft beers on tap, signature cocktails, and a mix of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and bowls. Read more here
3 South Main Street, Alpharetta. 678-585-3344, butcherandbrewshop.com.

C&S Chowder House – Leans toward “traditional Northeastern” seafood dishes, presented in a casual fine dining atmosphere with New England-style decor. Read more here
12040 Etris Rd., Suite 150, Roswell. 470-321-5077, candschowderhouse.com/

Cafe Intermezzo – The fourth location of the local dessert spot also serves food, coffee drinks and cocktails.

Avalon, 100 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 404-355-0411, cafeintermezzo.com

Create Your Cupcake – The build-your-own cupcake spot uses a special baking method to produce cupcakes with hollowed-out centers, allowing customers to choose their own fillings.
203 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 844-354-7487, createyourcupcake.com

Farm to Ladle – The second location (the first is at Ponce City Market) serves sandwiches, salads and soups made with locally-sourced produce.
2200 Avalon Blvd. Suite 3920, Alpharetta. 678-534-5390, farmtoladle.com/avalon.html

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – The first Georgia location of the Charlotte-based chain specializes in steaks, seafood, chicken and ribs.
2665 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta. 678-225-8611, http://alpharetta.firebirdsrestaurants.com/

Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou  – The restaurant’s full menu, which features creole classics including shrimp andouille, blackened redfish, po’ boys and a variety of other sandwiches, salads, starters and entrees as well as a full bar.
52B N. Main St., Alpharetta. 470-242-5458, flatlands52.com/

Grand Champion BBQ – The fourth location — other outposts include Krog Street Market, Milton and on Shallowford Road in Roswell — features an expanded menu.
982 Canton St., Roswell. 770-998-2800, gcbbq.com/

Huey Luey’s – Expect traditional Mexican dishes including a variety of tacos, burritos, fajitas and nachos and a drink menu with more than 200 tequilas and mezcals, as well as an extensive margarita list.
6650 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 678-905-7241, hueylueys.com/

Jinya Ramen Bar – The first location in Georgia focuses on ramen and “Japanese soul food”. Read our review here
5975 Roswell Road, Suite B217, Sandy Springs. 404-600-6974, jinya-ramenbar.com

Metro Diner – The first Georgia location of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based chain offers a menu of comfort food as well as two or three daily blackboard specials. Read more here
880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 100, Roswell. 678-539-0879. metrocafediner.com/

Pieology Pizzeria – The first location in Georgia serves up pizzas, salads and other items.
2685 Old Milton Pkwy. #120, Alpharetta. 770-569-4426, pieology.com/

Poke Bar – The first Georgia location allows customers to create their own poké bowls with their choice of fish and seafood such as tuna and salmon, mix-ins such as seaweed and pineapple, flavors such as ponzu and spicy mayo.
6615 Roswell Rd. NE, Ste 340, Sandy Springs. 404-343-0424, ilovepokebar.com/

The Real Chow Baby – The create-your-own stir-fry restaurant reopened after closing its doors in Midtown.
58 Canton St., Alpharetta. 678-801-6621.

Southern Bistro – Nancy G’s reopened as Southern Bistro, with former Diner chef Ron Eyester at the helm and a reconfigured menu. Read more here
4920 Roswell Rd., Atlanta. 404-705-8444, southernbistroatl.com/

Sublime Tree – The fast casual cafe offers up “superfood” snacks, sandwiches and salads, as well as juices and smoothies, coffee and organic kids meals.
10971 Crabapple Road, Roswell. 678-373-3518,  sublimetree.com

Taka Sushi and Passion – The sushi restaurant reopened in Sandy Springs after calling Buckhead home for 14 years.
4600 Roswell Rd. NE E110, Sandy Springs. 404-851-1500, takasushiatlanta.com/

Tupelo Honey – The first Georgia location features a Southern menu and an expanded bar program featuring 36 craft beers on tap and four draft cocktails. Read more here
4600 Roswell Rd. #110, Sandy Springs. 404-649-6334, tupelohoneycafe.com/location/sandy-springs/

Under the Cork Tree – The restaurant from the team behind Hammocks Trading Co. features an eclectic Mediterranean-inspired menu and a selection of some 200 wines from around the world. Read more here
The Prado Shopping Center, 5600 Roswell Rd. NE #2, Sandy Springs. 678-827-2842, corktreerestaurant.com/

Urban Tea – Offers more than 100 loose teas by the cup or pot and scones served with Devonshire cream and preserves.
5250 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 678-446-4200, urbantearoom.com/

 

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