This venerated soul-food joint dishes up some of the city's best Southern cooking at a price that's hard to beat. From corn muffins and fried chicken to field-fresh vegetables and banana pudding, these folks know their way around comfort food. Winner of Best Soul Food 2009.
Atlanta's sole Bangladeshi restaurant is also one of its finest ethnic eats. Owner Mirza Chowdhury is justifiably proud of his cozy, comfortable restaurant and its exceptional dishes. Similar to Indian cuisine in its spices and ingredients, Bangladeshi meals are characterized by their lighter flavors and greater use of vegetables. The poori chicken tikka is a must-have combination of cushy, crusty, deep-fried bread and chicken curry, redolent with spices. Vegetarians have nearly 20 items to choose from, including the decadently rich shaag paneer of creamed spinach and fresh cheese. Save room for the 10 breads made in-house; the poratta, in particular, is the stuff food addictions are all about.
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 Britain with a no-nonsense preparation of fish and chips; France with a creamy, truffley version of moules frite; or Germany with a tender, juicy and comforting pork schnitzel topped with melting leeks.
Founded in 2000 at the former site of the historic Cotton Mill general store, Agave has built a strong reputation around its Southwestern inspired dishes with a fine-dining flair.