This global yogurt chain has caused quite the stir among fro-yo freaks in Atlanta. The tangy, nonfat yogurt only has 25 calories per ounce and is sweetened with fruit sugar. No nasty artificial sweeteners here, and it's made on-site with sustainable products. Asian-inspired flavors such as taro and green tea pair beautifully with the multitude of toppings.
A casual bistro serving American cuisine with a French influence. Cozy, open lost with hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed brick walls. All homemade. Offer most wines by the glass. Corkage fee ($8) waived on the first Sunday of every month. Two private dining rooms can be reserved for private functions.
Just up the street from Ansley Mall, Tierra's provocative pan-Latin fusion cuisine is a welcome reprieve in an area of town notorious for the uneven quality of its restaurants. Cheese pupusas, trout relleno and beef tenderloin in tomatillo sauce are winning menu staples. Well-crafted desserts, competent service and a succinct wine list see meals here to harmonious completion.
Great testing ground for fiery food. The standards are all here with a chance to spice them up as much as you want. Pass on the pad thai and go for the curries.
To enjoy a meal at Taverna Plaka, get drunk off the lengthy list of Greek wines, dance and order the mezze. The many appetizer-size dishes tend to be better than the entrees, and we recommend the very spicy but irresistible pork-and-lamb sausage.
Located a few doors from the Red Snapper, Rusto's uses only biodegradable service materials, and the food is free of preservatives and trans fats. Assemble your own pie or choose one of the specialties, such as the competent margherita with a thin, very charred crust, house-made mozzarella, a San Marzano sauce and scattered fresh basil.
The food at Restaurant Eugene over the past year has become brighter, bolder and more accessible. Chef Linton Hopkins is now on par with the absolute best chefs in the Southeast. Rather than choose the traditional appetizer and entree, guests are presented with a list of around 30 small plates organized under the headings of fish, vegetables, and meat & game. Hopkins' love for ingredients is front and center. The crisp kale is fried just long enough to turn the leaves into shattering chips of musky, smoky flavor with a refreshingly bitter aftertaste. Other dishes are all about showcasing the freshness of the season. The peach and Vidalia salad has becomes a summer staple at the restaurant -- a voluptuous celebration of two kinds of sweetness, the juicy peach and the more cunning onion, perfectly flattering each other. As if to add good fortune to godsend, the restaurant is now far more affordable than before.
This restaurant has been in the Buckhead area for 30 years and has established quite a reputation. Anyone who is a connoisseur of Indian cuisine may find the food a bit lacking, however.
Rain serves Asian fusion cuisine in a dark, minimalist space where the South of France resided for years. The food is mainly good, with a successful salmon skin roll and such dishes as "Four Seasons": four glass globes filled with clear-flavored fish and garnishes. The entrees are less satisfying and the desserts are mostly of the uninteresting cake variety.
Twenty-five years on, the South Buckhead restaurant remains delightfully weird. Raw foods, vegetarian dishes, burgers and breakfast are served 24 hours a day. Stick to the original Thomas Burger, a large patty of natural-range beef on a sourdough bun, and the Southern Vegetarian, comprised of collards, Southwestern-spiced corn-millet casserole, smashed potatoes and shiitake gravy. The enormous juice bar is still there, pumping drinks such as the Energy Soup, with apples, avocado, sunflower sprouts, dulse seaweed, mixed greens and the like. The menu is still comically huge. If you haven’t visited here in a while, it’s time to go back.
What could be better than inexpensive, freshly made food delivered quickly, served in normal portions that aren't drowning in sauce? Regulars -- and one gets the feeling that nearly everyone here is -- get giddy over the specialty of the house, garlic knots. There's nothing cutting edge about the pastas and entrees, but that isn't what Pasta Vino is about. Cash only.
Experience the eclectic cuisine of the Mediterranean. Mazza brings a fusion of traditional Mediterranean flavors while merging tastes that are definitely unique. With over 25 years of experience, our award-winning menu boasts healthy dishes from ancient Greece, Turkey, Italy, the Middle East, and North Africa. Enjoy a fabulous dinner in our exquisite dining hall, spacious patio, or enjoy a cocktail in our private Turkish Lounge. Nightly drink specials and live belly dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Now it can be told: Some of the best Thai food in town is at this absurdly inexpensive hole in the wall. Pay close attention to evening specials like chicken with eggplant or spicy squid. Seasonings are fiery, portions are very large and ingredients always include a few surprises. The menu also features Chinese cuisine.
Pano Karatassos' paean to his heritage isn't just the best Greek restaurant in town; it's an exquisite, authentic voyage into Mediterranean cuisine. Start with mezze (tapas/appetizers) -- pan-fried cheese in ouzo, stuffed grape leaves, wood-grilled octopus and shrimp -- and progress to the impeccably fresh fish simply grilled and adorned with lemon and olive oil. Don't leave without sampling the homemade yogurt with Greek honey and walnuts.