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...
"Mediterranean Southern" restaurant in downtown.
Big tapas joint with loads of Latin atmosphere. Great for big parties and celebrations.
You have to have a heart for a restaurant that names its lunch specials after characters from "I Love Lucy." Little Cuba, the long-standing but little-known strip-mall restaurant in Chamblee, does just that. The menu features classic Cuban comfort food, such as slow-cooked pork, beef, and chicken served with mounds of yellow rice and a sea of soupy black beans, that is the Latin equivalent to mom-made meat and potatoes. Try the "Ricky," the combo half Cuban sandwich, or the "Fred," a complicated chicken asado for lunch.
24-hour dinner in downtown.
The latest entry in the local diner chain is open 24 hours a day.
KoKai specializes in bringing "the streets of Bangkok to you." The "rice plates" are decent, but the fried rice, noodles and curries deliver the most flavor.
Breakfast and brunch favorites, from pancakes and waffles to omelets and served-in-a-skillet creations.
Specializes in smoked meats and seafood, including its "world famous" wings, ribs and crab legs. Live jazz on Sunday nights.
Beloved family-style Italian restaurant.
Family-run Italian spot in Inman Park.
Virginia-Highland's newest seafood joint looks like the most tasteful beach house on the block. With its small double-storefront dining room, Goin' Coastal offers a standard lineup of seafood favorites. Skip the breading-heavy gator bites and opt for the Rockefeller oysters, piled high with spinach and smoky bacon. The Lowcountry bouillabaisse with fat crab legs, plump shrimp, sweet bay scallops, and big clean-tasting mussels is infinitely sopable. For another seafood restaurant, this place sure knows how to source and cook seafood in a way that succeeds where many others fail.
As the name suggests, LottaFrutta is totally adorable. Located in the heart of the Old Fourth Ward, LottaFrutta occupies a tidy row house at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Randolph Street. A cheeky mural of Carmen Miranda beckons to passers-by. The place bills itself as a "gourmet fruit house and market," specializing in heavenly fruit cups with fanciful names like dolce vitta and cremolatta. Besides the fruit cups, LottaFrutta whips up fresh fruit juices and smoothies, and stocks a freezer case with homemade tropical fruit pops.
New Orleans-inspired menu, drinks, and live music.
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.