Holy Taco is an incredibly cool neighborhood eatery that's going places with its food that even some of the most daring high-end chefs in town wouldn't dare.
East Atlanta bar with soaring ceilings, a handsome bar, and a young, hipster crowd that parties late.
More than any other chef, Kevin Rathbun is responsible for defining the restaurant food of Atlanta: Practically every culinary trend and compulsion is represented here and, for the most part, Rathbun's does it bigger, better and bolder. The menu is ludicrously large, but choose wisely and you'll be rewarded: a colossal 20-ounce bone-in rib-eye, slathered in warm blue cheese vinaigrette; a tiny Jonah crab tart, all warm, gushing custardy richness and flaky crust surrounding a generous pile of hot crab meat; the best bone marrow appetizer in town; tender chicken livers a la plancha. The bar and wine list lacks strong vision to set tastes and standards, but that’s the exact opposite of the feel you get from the rest of this enterprise. This is still a restaurant that we should be proud to define ourselves by.
A yummy selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and brunch. Don't miss the "I like pizza without the crust" tomato soup.
"A one-of-a-kind bohemian bistro nestled in historic Cabbage Town."
Once a grocery store for cotton mill workers in the historic Cabbagetown neighborhood, 97 Estoria is a restaurant and "hangout for all adults" known for its quirky vibe and vegetarian-friendly menu. The laid-back, smoky bar scene is its main draw, bringing in a host of scruffy regulars.
Thumbs Up is a breakfast joint whose weekend waits are worth braving: Nutty whole wheat biscuits and nicely composed egg scrambles are served to one of the town's most wonderfully integrated dining crowds.