Housed in the Ice House Lofts, Carpe Diem has a decadent and loungy feel, with a European/Middle Eastern menu.
Hector Santiago’s “superwhich” shop is one of the most exciting eateries in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood this year. The latin influenced sandwich shop has created quite a buzz with its heavenly eats, featuring sandwiches such as the Medio Dia, stuffed with slow-roasted pork, Niman Ranch ham, habañero mustard, and chayote pickles, and of course, a layer of chicharrón, all on a “submarino” roll. You’ll come out full and happy with $15. Many of the sandwiches and sides are under the ever-changing daily specials menu as well. With great ingredients and great flavors, Super Pan Latino Sandwich Shop has definitely made its mark. The food is hearty, creative, and most importantly, soul-satisfying.
The takeout menu varies slightly each day, but count on seductively constructed sandwiches such as homemade meatball hoagies with buffalo mozzarella; freshly made pizzas; family-size containers of mac-and-cheese; and entrees such as grouper escabeche and beef tenderloin with salsa verde. The jewel-like desserts, including the loveliest cookies in town, are meant for savoring, not gobbling.
Uptown take on Asian street food. Served in an open, alluring dining space, inside the W hotel.
This is chef-owner Scott Serpas' first solo venture after stepping out from under the Concentrics umbrella where he worked for three years as chef at Two Urban Licks. Try his entree of crispy pork belly over grits, topped with a smoked tomato cream. The beef brisket with crumbled feta, watermelon slices and potato salad is also delicious. Serpas finds the most success when he sticks to one influence per dish. The restaurant itself is great on the eyes but hard on the ears when it's crowded.
Chef Ron Eyester's flagship restaurant in Morningside, Rosebud features modern Southern cuisine in an upscale, yet comfortable neighborhood atmosphere.
Wildly popular breakfast spot (that serves lunch, too), offering perfectly potent coffee, fluffy biscuits, and both creative dishes and traditional staples. Lots of vegetarian options, too.
Located in the short-lived Bureau's location, the new restaurant features build-your-own pizzas and nine house-designed ones named after the world's volcanoes. If you're a purist looking for the perfect margherita, you won't go for this, but if you like a pub atmosphere with imaginative pizza, you'll like Vesuvius.
The restaurant started out as a promising but ultimately flawed attempt at channeling an izakaya, or Japanese pub, when it opened in February 2009. And then, slowly, Miso began to improve. When the liquor license materialized, the shochu list was immediately impressive in its variety. Then small plates began to show promise and creativity. Chef/owner Guy Wong and his sous chef Melissa Allen have steadily upped the ante with their menu. First came the buns: soft rice flour buns encasing decadent pork belly or shredded crispy duck. The size of the menu, with more than 40 small plates, makes eating at Miso a fun mix-and-match adventure without ever having to touch the run-of-the-mill sushi menu. Service can be outrageously slow, and you get the feeling that's just how they roll. The recent addition of a late-night menu that includes ramen is another example of the ever-evolving, ever-improving nature of the place. Read full review...
The rectangular design of Bob Amick's Atlantic Station baby is very New York in a self-contained way, and a welcome deviation from the frenetic pubescence of One Midtown Kitchen and Two Urban Licks. Nick Oltarsh is the executive chef in charge of forward-thinking combinations. Servers can be out to lunch, but dreamy desserts and a sure hand in the kitchen make for a blessedly grown-up experience.
Home Grown is a picturesque illustration of its straightforward aspirations and its eclectic Reynoldstown neighborhood. Most of what is served is grown by local farmers; therefore, the menu is short and changes daily, depending on what’s available. Simple Southern classics, however, such as a fried pork chop with gravy, are almost always available. For sides, be sure to order the creamed corn, fried green tomatoes or other fresh local vegetables. Breakfast items include flaky, square biscuits with the standard egg/meat/cheese combinations and other soul-lifting eats. All the lunch entrees are available as the "blue collar lunch plate," which includes a side and a drink for $8. Home Grown is an evolution, for locavorism, for Reynoldstown and for Atlanta.
Milling its own flour from chemical-free grain is the cornerstone to this bakery's success. With signature whole-grain breads (white breads are available on request), you can stop worrying about preservatives in your food when you dive into an egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwich or one of the seven lunch sandwiches. Also a comfort to any Southerner's heart, grits served here are stone-ground on the premises and can be bought to take home.
Restaurant in Sweet Auburn district.
The restaurant, located in the Loews Atlanta Hotel, serves Southern classics with modern style.
"A one-of-a-kind bohemian bistro nestled in historic Cabbage Town."