Dining: New American

4th & Swift

Located in the Southern Dairies' former engine room, 4th & Swift epitomizes industrial elegance. The Swift in the name refers to chef J

Abattoir

Besides joining the whole-animal trend of eating everything from the ears to the tail, the restaurant is also a response to the recessi

The Argosy

This multilevel gastropub in East Atlanta Village is the latest venture from the BookHouse Pub/MJQ crew. Inside, nautical references an

Aria

Aria is the third incarnation of the old Hedgerose Heights Inn, brought back to glorious life by chef Gerry Klaskala's contemporary cui

Bacchanalia

At once modernist and classicist, the California-influenced cuisine of owner-chefs Clifford Harrison and Anne Quatrano is based on soli

Bistro VG

Van Gogh's has been redesigned and revamped, and the white walls and airy feel work wonders for the restaurant. Van Gogh's famous crab

Bocado

Bocado has tone, taste, and talent locked down, and the Westside and Atlanta are even more delicious as a result. Sandwiches take the l

Cakes & Ale

Run by chef Billy Allin and his wife, Kristin, this smart, casual restaurant knows how to bring farm ingredients to the table with flai

Canoe

Executive chef Matt Basford helms this longtime riverside retreat of Atlanta's upper crust. The theater of verbose formality can be an

Floataway Cafe

Floataway is a place you come to be chill. To feel chill. To eat chill. With the walls painted vibrant blue, assorted glass bottles lin

H. Harper Station

H. Harper Station, billing itself as a "modern watering hole," from barkeep Jerry Slater. The cocktail menu is divided by liquor choice

Holeman and Finch Public House

Holeman & Finch Public House has changed the face of Atlanta's dining scene since opening in 2008. From the outset, H&F's cocktail pro

Kimball House

In a town where cocktails are taken very seriously, Kimball House quietly took over the title of everyone’s favorite cocktail bar. Head

The Lawrence

Helmed by chef Mark Nanna, expect an accessible, Southern-influenced menu with dishes like pulled duck barbecue, whiskey-braised lamb b

Leon's Full Service

The menu excels at nibbly bits to go with drinks. There can be great meals here made up entirely of selections from the "snacks," "side

Local Three Kitchen & Bar

Through a driveway labyrinth, into a parking deck, up a few flights, into the elevator, down to the lobby, and through some office/cond

Lusca

Lusca is the sister restaurant to Angus Brown and Nhan Le’s divey, late-night oasis, Octopus Bar. Opened in spring 2014, Lusca takes th

One Eared Stag

At One Eared Stag, boldness of flavor wins out above all else. The entire menu is an exercise in boldness, in defying cliché. Chef Robe

The Optimist

Part of Ford Fry's restaurant empire that Esquire named restaurant of the year in 2012. Although the Optimist has been open for

Pour Bistro and Wine Market

This New American bistro has some vegetarian and gluten-free options and, true to its name, lots of wine. Each of Pour's menu items com

Rathbun's

More than any other chef, Kevin Rathbun is responsible for defining the restaurant food of Atlanta: Practically every culinary trend an

Restaurant Eugene

The food at Restaurant Eugene over the past year has become brighter, bolder and more accessible. Chef Linton Hopkins is now on par wit

Rosebud

Chef Ron Eyester's candor and cheeky antics have bristled the occasional diner but his decision to create a triangle of restaurants nea

Serpas

This is chef-owner Scott Serpas' first solo venture after stepping out from under the Concentrics umbrella where he worked for three ye

The Shed at Glenwood

Much of the Shed at Glenwood's menu reads like a kind of International House of Bistro Classics. Depending on your mood, you could hit

The Sound Table

The Sound Table is as much a dance club as it is a restaurant. It's a showplace for some of the best DJs around, both in the downstairs

Top Flr

Bold flavors, well-crafted cocktails, and an insider vibe flow through this place run by a crew who used to work in other people's rest

Two Urban Licks

The cinematic chaos and glamour of Two Urban Licks draws a decibel-shattering crowd eager for rambunctious dining and willing to sit ou

Woodfire Grill

Owner Nicholas Quinones keeps the standards high with a menu that changes daily. Yes, daily. The team at Woodfire Grill aspires to crea


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