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Best overall restaurant: Tie: Bacchanalia

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Runner-up
Wahoo! Grill
1042 W. College Ave., Decatur, 404-373-3331, www.wahoogrilldecatur.com

Best bar food

The Porter

With a menu befitting a beer list that includes Blanche de Bruxelles and Franziskaner Dunkelweizen, THE PORTER has sophisticated but approachable noshes, as well as »more

Best barbecue

Rolling Bones

We’ve always liked ROLLING BONES, but since chef Todd Richards took over, our affections have grown. Richards has updated the ’cue – the sandwiches are »more

Best breakfast

West Egg Café

No one does so consistently well at so many aspects of the day’s first meal as WEST EGG CAFÉ. From hearty, delicious Irish oatmeal to »more

Best brunch and Best burger

Holeman and Finch Public House

Every night at 10, HOLEMAN AND & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE begins serving the famous Holeman burger. Only 25 are made each day, and if you »more

Best chef

Linton Hopkins

Restaurant Eugene has been one of Atlanta’s best restaurants since it opened in 2004. But recently chef LINTON HOPKINS has transformed the menu from its »more

Best Chinese

Tasty China

Like many Chinese restaurants, TASTY CHINA has gone through numerous chefs and staff changes — the charmingly abrasive hostess Phuong departed this year under mysterious »more

Best cocktails

Drinkshop

Sasha Petraske's local location of his famous New York bar, DRINKSHOP, was not immediately embraced by Atlantans; it was dismissed by some as just another »more

Best coffeehouse

Octane

Try as we might, we just can’t find a better coffeehouse than the Westside’s OCTANE. They’ve got it all. Free Wi-Fi? Check. Cool, comfortable digs? »more

Best French

Au Rendez Vous

For all the upscale, high-falutin’ French places in town, our favorite is the decidedly homey AU RENDEZ VOUS, tucked into a residential neighborhood in Brookhaven. »more

Best general manager

Andres Loaiza

The tone of a restaurant, the feel of a room, and the service you receive are usually the doing of that restaurant’s general manager. And »more

Best ice cream

Morelli's Gourmet Ice Cream & Desserts

In the year since opening, MORELLI’S GOURMET ICE CREAM & DESSERTS has gained national attention, being listed in Bon Appetite as one of the top »more

Best Japanese and Best sushi

Sushi House Hayakawa

SUSHI HOUSE HAYAKAWA is one of those rare Japanese restaurants that does exceptionally well on two fronts: The sushi and sashimi is expertly cut, fresh »more

Best Korean

Honey Pig

For many years, Atlantans equated Korean barbecue with beef and only beef. But HONEY PIG changed everything. This Duluth restaurant is all about the pork »more

Best Mexican

La Oaxaquena Taqueria

Dining at LA OAXAQUENA TAQUERIA used to sometimes be difficult because of the limited seating. But the restaurant has moved to an expansive new location »more

Best Middle Eastern

Falafel Café

The name might confuse you, so let’s get straight to the point: FALAFEL CAFÉ isn’t really about falafel. Sure, the unassuming space hidden among a »more

Best new restaurant

La Pietra Cucina

Nothing in Atlanta restaurants has come along in the past year that's made us as excited as chef Bruce Logue's cooking at LA PIETRA CUCINA. »more

Best pizza

Pizzeria Fortunato

Pizza is one of the most convenient comfort foods. And like most comfort foods, people's pie loyalties are extremely personal. Consistency, however, is a common »more

Best restaurant design

Livingston

The massive redo of the Georgian Terrace hotel gave Atlanta a chic place to stay in the heart of Midtown, but it also gave us »more

Best restaurant for late-night dining

Taqueria El Rey Del Taco

Finding something to eat in the wee hours of the morning can be a tough task if greasy spoons aren’t your thing. But Buford Highway »more

Best restaurant trend

Offal

Mmm, livers. Yuumm, tripe. Sweetbreads? Oh, yeah. More and more restaurants are jumping on the OFFAL bandwagon, and that’s just fine with us. While many »more

Best sandwiches

Muss & Turner's

Chefs Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner have managed to do the impossible – get people to drive from intown Atlanta to Smyrna for sandwiches. But »more

Best soul food

Busy Bee Cafe

The term “soul food” refers to more than just fried chicken and greens. It's the feeling behind the cooking and the pulse of the restaurant. »more

Best steaks

BLT Steak

When chef Laurent Tourondel's Atlanta outpost of his successful New York restaurant opened, people were skeptical that any Frenchman could make a steak better than »more

Best Thai

Spoon

Whether you’re a lover of smooth red, fiery green or mellow yellow, it’s easy to appreciate the balance of heat — and heart — that »more

Best vegetarian

Dynamic Dish

A few years ago, there’s no way a vegetarian restaurant would consistently be cited as an overall favorite among Atlanta foodies and critics. But David »more

Filthy Pick: Best recession dining deal

Shaun's Restaurant

SHAUN'S RESTAURANT has been a favorite Inman Park hangout since it opened in 2007. But chef Shaun Doty's recent debut of his family-friendly Sunday night »more

Rich Pick: Best overall restaurant

Bacchanalia

Atlanta dining just keeps getting better, but BACCHANALIA still reigns supreme as the standard-bearer for excellence in the city. Chef/owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison »more

Best bar food

The Porter

With a menu befitting a beer list that includes Blanche de Bruxelles and Franziskaner Dunkelweizen, THE PORTER has sophisticated but approachable noshes, as well as »more

Best barbecue

Rolling Bones

We’ve always liked ROLLING BONES, but since chef Todd Richards took over, our affections have grown. Richards has updated the ’cue – the sandwiches are »more

Best breakfast

West Egg Café

No one does so consistently well at so many aspects of the day’s first meal as WEST EGG CAFÉ. From hearty, delicious Irish oatmeal to »more

Best brunch and Best burger

Holeman and Finch Public House

Every night at 10, HOLEMAN AND & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE begins serving the famous Holeman burger. Only 25 are made each day, and if you »more

Best chef

Linton Hopkins

Restaurant Eugene has been one of Atlanta’s best restaurants since it opened in 2004. But recently chef LINTON HOPKINS has transformed the menu from its »more

Best Chinese

Tasty China

Like many Chinese restaurants, TASTY CHINA has gone through numerous chefs and staff changes — the charmingly abrasive hostess Phuong departed this year under mysterious »more

Best cocktails

Drinkshop

Sasha Petraske's local location of his famous New York bar, DRINKSHOP, was not immediately embraced by Atlantans; it was dismissed by some as just another »more

Best coffeehouse

Octane

Try as we might, we just can’t find a better coffeehouse than the Westside’s OCTANE. They’ve got it all. Free Wi-Fi? Check. Cool, comfortable digs? »more

Best French

Au Rendez Vous

For all the upscale, high-falutin’ French places in town, our favorite is the decidedly homey AU RENDEZ VOUS, tucked into a residential neighborhood in Brookhaven. »more

Best general manager

Andres Loaiza

The tone of a restaurant, the feel of a room, and the service you receive are usually the doing of that restaurant’s general manager. And »more

Best ice cream

Morelli's Gourmet Ice Cream & Desserts

In the year since opening, MORELLI’S GOURMET ICE CREAM & DESSERTS has gained national attention, being listed in Bon Appetite as one of the top »more

Best Japanese and Best sushi

Sushi House Hayakawa

SUSHI HOUSE HAYAKAWA is one of those rare Japanese restaurants that does exceptionally well on two fronts: The sushi and sashimi is expertly cut, fresh »more

Best Korean

Honey Pig

For many years, Atlantans equated Korean barbecue with beef and only beef. But HONEY PIG changed everything. This Duluth restaurant is all about the pork »more

Best Mexican

La Oaxaquena Taqueria

Dining at LA OAXAQUENA TAQUERIA used to sometimes be difficult because of the limited seating. But the restaurant has moved to an expansive new location »more

Best Middle Eastern

Falafel Café

The name might confuse you, so let’s get straight to the point: FALAFEL CAFÉ isn’t really about falafel. Sure, the unassuming space hidden among a »more

Best new restaurant

La Pietra Cucina

Nothing in Atlanta restaurants has come along in the past year that's made us as excited as chef Bruce Logue's cooking at LA PIETRA CUCINA. »more

Best pizza

Pizzeria Fortunato

Pizza is one of the most convenient comfort foods. And like most comfort foods, people's pie loyalties are extremely personal. Consistency, however, is a common »more

Best restaurant design

Livingston

The massive redo of the Georgian Terrace hotel gave Atlanta a chic place to stay in the heart of Midtown, but it also gave us »more

Best restaurant for late-night dining

Taqueria El Rey Del Taco

Finding something to eat in the wee hours of the morning can be a tough task if greasy spoons aren’t your thing. But Buford Highway »more

Best restaurant trend

Offal

Mmm, livers. Yuumm, tripe. Sweetbreads? Oh, yeah. More and more restaurants are jumping on the OFFAL bandwagon, and that’s just fine with us. While many »more

Best sandwiches

Muss & Turner's

Chefs Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner have managed to do the impossible – get people to drive from intown Atlanta to Smyrna for sandwiches. But »more

Best soul food

Busy Bee Cafe

The term “soul food” refers to more than just fried chicken and greens. It's the feeling behind the cooking and the pulse of the restaurant. »more

Best steaks

BLT Steak

When chef Laurent Tourondel's Atlanta outpost of his successful New York restaurant opened, people were skeptical that any Frenchman could make a steak better than »more

Best Thai

Spoon

Whether you’re a lover of smooth red, fiery green or mellow yellow, it’s easy to appreciate the balance of heat — and heart — that »more

Best vegetarian

Dynamic Dish

A few years ago, there’s no way a vegetarian restaurant would consistently be cited as an overall favorite among Atlanta foodies and critics. But David »more

Filthy Pick: Best recession dining deal

Shaun's Restaurant

SHAUN'S RESTAURANT has been a favorite Inman Park hangout since it opened in 2007. But chef Shaun Doty's recent debut of his family-friendly Sunday night »more

Rich Pick: Best overall restaurant

Bacchanalia

Atlanta dining just keeps getting better, but BACCHANALIA still reigns supreme as the standard-bearer for excellence in the city. Chef/owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison »more

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