Situated across the street from Octane, the space, designed by design firm du jour, ai3, has an airy, modern loft-like feel, with exposed bricks, polished concrete floors, and blond wood tables, but it feels intimate and relaxed. The menu, created to be flexible and sharable, speaks most clearly of the aspirations and inspirations of talented chef Todd Ginsberg. Sandwiches take the limelight at lunch; roasted eggplant, cauliflower and a smattering of pickled vegetables are packed into a baguette roll, complemented by a spicy aioli. At dinner, the menu is made up mainly of "shared plates," as well as a couple of sandwiches and a few entrees. Bocado has tone, taste and talent locked down, and the Westside and Atlanta are even more delicious as a result.
There are few places in town where you can show up and relax, knowing your meal is going to be understatedly brilliant. Sotto Sotto is that place. It begins with wine, and a staff that can chat about it intelligently and breezily, as if discussing the merits of a collection of old friends. Unabashedly Italian and composed with food in mind, it's one of the more delightful lists in the city. A light, elegant touch in the kitchen allows even the heaviest dishes to seem almost weightless. Starters range from ethereal to downright robust, and risottos are downright masterful.
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.
A burger joint with an emphasis on sustainability, depending on local farmers for 100 percent grass-fed beef.
Offers a full-service dining experience in Decatur.
Take-out, pick-up, and catering only
Technically, yes, this isn't a full-service restaurant. It's a pub serving some clever food. The menu is something like a hybrid of sliders and tapas. Victory serves small sandwiches and a couple of appetizers. The sandwiches cost $4 each. Now, we’re not talking your grandmother's egg-salad finger sandwiches made on white bread with the crust sliced off. We’re talking more like junior panini made with a broad range of crusty breads from Bakeshop. Fillings are generous and delicious. The menu says the restaurant will also prepare a salad on request. There's also a vegetarian sandwich. Oh. There's a Ping-Pong table in the back of the pub and — most inviting — a punching bag opposite the bar. Drink, eat, punch the hell out of your ex-boss. L,D. 280 Elizabeth St., 770-676-7287.
A local barbecue restaurant that cooks fresh every day.