Stumped for where to have dinner, dessert or a drink tonight? Check out this list of restaurants, bars and desserts spots that opened in metro Atlanta in 2017.
4 Rivers Smokehouse — The Florida-based barbecue restaurant opened its first Georgia location in an old brick firehouse.
822 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 1-844-474-8377, 4rsmokehouse.com/locations/atlanta.
A Mano — The Italian concept offers pasta made in-house and antipasti made from local ingredients.
587 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta. 404-549-7727, amanoatl.com
Al Forno’s — The concept — made-to-order but uncooked gourmet pizza delivered to your house or available for pickup — is from the team behind burger spot Bocado.
27 12th St NW, Atlanta. 404-968-9779, alfornos.com/
Allora — The Italian restaurant in Twelve Hotel Midtown at Atlantic Station replaces another Concentrics restaurant, Lobby Bar and Bistro.
361 17th St. NW (at the Twelve Hotel Midtown), Atlanta. 404-961-7370, alloraatl.com.
Amorino — The Italian gelato chain known for its rose-shaped scoops opened locations in Lenox Square and Shops Buckhead Atlanta this year.
3035 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. amorino.com/us/
Anh’s Kitchen — The Kinjo brothers opened this Vietnamese eatery in Midtown, offering a variety of appetizers, salads, soups, pho, vermicelli noodle dishes, banh mi, rice dishes and clay pots.
855 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-989-6886, anhkitchenatl.com
Apron and Overdrive at Solis Two Porsche Drive — The bar and restaurant include views of the Porsche handling course and the runways at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
2 Porsche Drive, Atlanta. 470-466-3300, solis2porschedrive.com.
Babalu Tapas & Tacos — The seventh location of the Jackson, Miss-born restaurant — the first in Georgia — offers “Latin-inspired dishes with a unique Southern flair.”
33 Peachtree Place NE, Atlanta. 404-900-9595, atlanta.eatbabalu.com.
Batter Cookie Dough Counter — The Ponce City Market dessert shop offers a total of 10 flavors of traditional and seasonal cookie dough , including sugar, chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal, lemon, salted caramel and s’mores. It will also offer a gluten-free version of its chocolate chip dough and a vegan version of its sugar dough.
675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE , Atlanta. 404-538-2691, battercookiedough.com/
Bar Americano and Bar Crema — The sister concepts from the team behind The Mercury and The Pinewood feature Italian food and coffee drinks, respectively.
56 E. Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta. 678-515-0697.
Bar Mercado — The Spanish-inspired restaurant from the hospitality group behind Cooks & Soldiers and Iberian Pig offers tapas and cocktails in Krog Street Market.
99 Krog St. NE, Atlanta. 404-480-4866, barmercadoatl.com/
Bulla Gastrobar — The Florida-based Spanish and Catalan-style gastrobar specializing in tapas and handcrafted cocktails opened its first Atlanta location this year.
60 11th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-900-6926, bullagastrobar.com.
Bytes — The tech-focused restaurant features an outdoor patio area with LED-lit furniture, iPad ordering and interactive selfie mirrors in the bathrooms.
848 Spring St. SW, Atlanta. 470-447-2601, bytesrestaurant.com/
Cactus House — The fast-casual taqueria offers margaritas, tacos and other Mexican staples.
1020 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-255-6417
The Canteen — The micro-food hall from the team behind The General Muir features second locations of Yalla and Fred’s Meat and Bread, as well as TGM Bagel and Square Bar.
75 Fifth St. NW, Atlanta. thecanteenatl.com.
CO — A minimalist, contemporary atmosphere with a full-on bar, and a menu that ranges far and wide from sushi and small plates to banh mi and a variety of broth, rice and noodle dishes.
675 North Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-474-0262, eatatco.com.
Donetto — The Tuscan-Southern spot is the first solo concept from executive chef Michael Perez, a partner with Charleston, S.C.-based Indigo Road.
976 Brady Ave., Suite 110, Atlanta. 404-445-6867, donettoatlanta.com.
Duck Donuts — The North Carolina-based company opened its first Atlanta location in Buckhead, with two more metro Atlanta locations announced.
3655 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404-600-5699. duckdonuts.com/
East Pole Coffee Co. — The coffee roastery’s brick-and-mortar shop features a café seating separate from the production area, where customers can see the roasting process through a glass partition.
255 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta. eastpole.coffee/
Festivals Jerk Chicken Grill — The Jamaican fast-casual concept specializes in jerk chicken, and offers a variety of traditional Caribbean dishes.
925 Garrett St, Atlanta. 404-549-9828, festivalsjerk.com/
Golden Eagle — Located in the former H. Harper Station space along with coffee shop Muchacho (see below), the retro lounge offers up classic cocktails and “continental classics of yesteryear” including garlic knots, crab Rangoon, and charbroiled oysters.
904 Memorial Drive SE., Atlanta. 404-963-1703, goldeneagleatl.com/
Greens and Gravy — Celebrity chef Darius Williams’ West End restaurant serves up a menu featuring fish and grits, spare ribs, fried chicken and slow roasted salmon.
1540 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. 404-565-2074, Facebook: Greens & Gravy.
Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ and Cajun Kitchen – The kitchen smokes meat onsite daily, including a giant beef rib on a 9-inch bone, chicken wings and brisket and seafood offerings include fried catfish and shrimp, crawfish étouffée, crab claws and hot smoked salmon.
3699 Main St., College Park. 678-796-8205, hattiemaries.com/
Henri’s Bakery –The third location of the Atlanta institution opened in West Midtown in December. The Buckhead location moved to a new location over the summer.
2310 Coronet Way, Atlanta. 404-968-9412, henrisbakery.com.
Holler & Dash Biscuit House — The fast-casual breakfast-lunch-brunch concept from parent company Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. opened its first Atlanta location earlier this year.
1085 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. holleranddash.com.
Hickory & Hazel Southern Table — The Southern spot — located in the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel — focuses on local ingredients and with dishes such as sweet tea-brined chicken and waffles and grilled bourbon cider pork chops with potato puree and glazed Vidalia onions.
2081 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta. 404-306-0100.
Jai Ho — Features a sprawling modern menu marked by regional influences and dishes that highlight Pondicherry cuisine, which mixes Indian and French ingredients and techniques.
560 Dutch Valley Road NE, Atlanta. 404-458-6888, jaihoatlanta.com.
Java Cats Cafe — Atlanta’s first cat cafe serves up baked goods and coffee while allowing customers playtime with cats.
415 Memorial Dr SE C, Atlanta. 470-305-7575, javacatscafe.com/
The restaurants at Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Several eateries opened in the new home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United. Read more about them here.
- Antico Pizza
- Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
- Delia’s Chicken Sausage
- Farm Burger
- Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
- Iberian Pig
- Jim ‘N Nick’s
- King of Pops
- Miss D’s Popcorn
- Molly B’s — Read more about the restaurant named for Arthur Blank’s mother here
- Snackology 101 Market
- Sublime Doughnuts
- The Varsity
Mourning Dove Cafe – The Revelator Coffee concept — which replaces Corso Coffee in Shops Buckhead Atlanta — has a coffee program similar to other Revelator locations, with alcohol and food also being offered.
3065 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-835-2967.
Muchacho — The coffee shop from the team behind Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, located in the former H. Harper Station space, offers coffee drinks and “California cuisine.”
904 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta. 404-748-9254, muchachoatl.com.
One Rooster Mongolian Bar — Beyond grilled-to-order bowls, with a choice of spice, meat, sauce, veggies and noodles or rice, the One Rooster menu includes appetizers, such as pot stickers, edamame, egg rolls, and crispy char siu pork buns.
1016 Howell Mill Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-330-8068, facebook.com/oneroostermongolian.
Paper Crane Lounge — The bar above Staplehouse features a rotating cocktail list with five or six drinks (including a sparkling Negroni).
541 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta. 404-524-5005.
Petit Chou — The French-meets-Southern cafe serves coffee drinks as well as dishes including the Cabbagetown Breakfast Bowl, built with grits topped with Tillamook Farms sharp cheddar, a choice of bacon, ham or sausage, a poached egg, dressed arugula and tomato concasse.
662 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta. 470-270-8996, petitchouatl.com.
Public School 404 — The first Georgia location of a California-based restaurant has a focus on craft beer, with a rotating list of eight local drafts out of 16 total updated on “Today’s Curriculum,” along with beer flights, craft cocktails and wine by the glass or bottle.
930 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-817-0984, psontap.com/locations/ps404.
Salata — The Texas-based salad chain opened its first Atlanta location in Atlantic Station and later opened a second at Glenridge Point.
265 19th St., Suite. 2155, Atlanta. 470-233-7164, salata.com.
SAMA Food for Balance — The health food eatery offers a menu inspired by Ayurveda, a healing system that uses textures, colors and spices in food to engage the senses.
56 E. Andrews Drive, Atlanta. 404-500-3550, samafoodforbalance.com/
SweetWater Last Cast Bar and Grill – Last Cast serves some of SweetWater’s most popular brews, including 420 Extra Pale Ale and IPA and a casual dining food menu with grab-and-go items including pretzel bites with 420 Extra Pale Ale mustard sauce and creole shrimp hoagies, as well as a variety of breakfast options.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Concourse B
Taco Cantina — The Smyrna restaurant, which offers up a variety of tacos and Mexican staples, opened in Old Fourth Ward at the end of the year.
480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta. mytacocantina.com/
Taverna — The Texas-based chain opened its first location in Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
280 Buckhead Ave. NE, 678-791-1311, tavernabylombardi.com/
Varuni Napoli — The Morningside pizzeria opened a second location in Krog Street Market.
101 Krog St. NE, Atlanta. 404-500-5550, krogstreetmarket.com/portfolio-item/varuni-napoli-coming-2017/
Whiskey Bird — The Va-Hi spot’s menu offers sometimes surprising Asian-influenced takes on yakitori, sliders and tacos, plus veggie dishes and large plates, all meant to be mixed, matched and shared, tapas-style.
1409 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-600-5797, eatwhiskeybird.com.
The restaurants at The Battery — The entertainment complex around SunTrust Park saw the opening of several food and beverage concepts this year. Read more about them here (and see what’s on tap for 2018).
- Antico Pizza
- C. Ellet’s — Take a first look here and read our review here
- El Felix
- First & Third Hot Dog and Sausage Shack
- Live at the Battery Atlanta, which includes Sports & Social Club, PBR Bar & Grill and Todd English Tavern — Take a first look here and read our review here
- Terrapin Taproom featuring Fox Bros. BBQ — Take a first look here
- Yard House
Beni’s Cubano — The Cuban spot from the team behind Tin Lizzy’s Cantina opened in East Cobb over the summer and opened a second location in The Hub at Peachtree Center later in the year.
4475 Roswell Rd., Ste. 1510a, Marietta, 404-348-4394, beniscubano.com
Black Swan Tavern — English pub from the team behind Bat & Ball Pub, Ye Olde Dunwoody TavernAn and more.
1401 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678-401-5286, dunwoodyrestaurantgroup.com/blackswantavern
Cafe Lucia — The downtown Atlanta coffee shop expanded to Smyrna with a menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to coffee and drinks including specialty lattes.
1260 West Spring St., Smyrna. 678-424-1015, cafeluciaatl.com/
Camp’s Kitchen & Bar — The spot features an “eclectic American” menu, including small plates, grilled pizzetta, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees.
255 Village Pkwy N.E., Marietta. 678-540-2003, campskitchenbar.com.
Hoyle’s Kitchen and Bar — Named for co-owner Joe and Sam Ivey’s grandfather, Hoyle Ivey, who owned a farm-to-retail chain of stores nicknamed Milk Jugs, Hoyle’s offers lunch specials, dinner and late-night menus, as well as an extensive selection of beer and cocktails.
1440 Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-509-3320, hoyleskitchenandbar.com
Loyal Q — In addition to barbecue, the menu from chef Dan Diersen features shared plates, sides and vegetables, such as salt-roasted beets, cauliflower salad and a hefty portobello sandwich.
4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 850, Marietta. 678-921-0456, loyalq.com.
Perks Coffee – The coffee shop offers a variety of coffee drinks including iced coffee with roasted coffee ice cubes and café glacé, as well as 15 types of herbal teas.
3000 Windy Hill Road SE, Marietta. 678-903-5539, perks-coffee.business.site/
Teriyaki Madness — The chain’s first Georgia location opened in Marietta earlier this year.
2960 Shallowford Road, Marietta. 770-693-2091, teriyakimadness.com/locations/sandy-plains-centre/
Wade’s Fine Eatery and Good Time Emporium — The menu features burgers, fries, sandwiches and appetizers as well as rotating craft cocktails and cocktails slushies (like the cleverly named frozé drink Pinkie and the Brain Freeze), wine and 12 taps featuring eight craft beers.
1061 Concord Road SE, Smyrna. 678-239-4147, facebook.com/wadessmyrna/
Banjo Coffee Brewing Co. – The cold brew business opened a brick-and-mortar location in Avondale Estates.
38 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. banjocoldbrew.com/
Bluetop — The quirky menu features the likes of a Maine lobster corn dog, a signature burger made with Snake River Farms beef and Red Dragon cheddar, and a kale salad tossed with milk blanched garlic, dried blueberries, toasted oats, and fermented hemp nut vinaigrette.
5362 Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 678-620-3490, bluetopchamblee.com.
Boba Bee — Diners can create their own hot or cold drink creations along with customizable Hong Kong egg waffles.
5150 Buford Hwy. NE, Ste 150, Doraville. 770-710-0993, facebook.com/Boba-Bee-272459569838801
BullGogi — The fast-casual Korean spot allows customers to build bowls by choosing from a variety of rices, proteins including beef and chicken bulgogi and salmon or tuna poke.
2140 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 470-305-7522, bullgogirestaurant.com/
Food Terminal — The Malaysian street food spot from the team behind Sweet Hut offers classics as well as new dishes such as Cheese’ N Cheese, a tomato-braised fried rice combo, loaded with egg, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, bacon, grilled spam, corn, red and spring onions, shallots, and bell peppers, served in a hot cast-iron bowl.
5000 Buford Highway, Suite B201, Chamblee. 678-353-6110, foodterminal.com.
The Halal Guys — The first Georgia location of the popular New York-based chain offers plates and platters served with Middle Eastern staples.
4929 Buford Hwy. NE., Chamblee. 470-268-8481, thehalalguys.com/
HOBNOB Tavern — The Midtown mainstay opened a second location this year in Brookhaven.
804 Town Blvd., Brookhaven. 404-968-2288, hobnobatlanta.com
Hopstix — The Asian brewpub combines elements of a sushi bar and a beer bar with the atmosphere and service of a chef-driven restaurant.
3404 Pierce Drive N.E., Chamblee. 678-888-2306, hopstixbrewing.com.
Hudson FC — The sports bar with a focus on soccer offers pub food and airs national and international sporting events including soccer, cricket and rugby on televisions throughout the pub.
Brookhaven Station, 4058 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-233-2323, HudsonGrille.com/FC.
Jay’s Kitchen and Bar — The spot features a gourmet soul food menu with dishes including Jay’s Filet Roast, Chicken in the Pot and fried lobster tail.
3752 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta. 470-440-5090, jayskitchenandbar.com/
Mandolin Kitchen — The Mediterranean restaurant opened in place of MAYA Steakhouse.
6152 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 404- 705-888o.
Mist Snack Dessert Bar — Features creative items such as pizza cones, poke bowls, and light bulb tea that is served in a light bulb.
4897 Buford Hwy NE, Chamblee, 470-268-7466, www.facebook.com/mist.snack.dessert.bar/
Monsoon Masala Kitchen & Sweets — Offers a menu of classic Indian dishes with a Bangladeshi influence.
3979 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 404-228-0017, monsoonatlanta.com/
Ruchi Bangladeshi Cuisine — College student Bangladeshi and Indian staples including butter chicken, vindaloo and a variety of naans. opened this spot which offers
4847 Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 678-691-9270, ruchiatlanta.com.
Southern Grove — The restaurant in Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody serves up modern twists on traditional Southern comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-457-6363.
Spiller Park Coffee — The coffee shop and cafe from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson and Dale Donchey opened its second location in Toco Hills (the first is in Ponce City Market).
2929 North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta. 404-823-5737, spillerpark.com.
Steel City Pops — The Alabama-based frozen pops company opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Decatur after months of selling out of a cart at local events.
312 Church St., Decatur. 678-996-1380, steelcitypops.com/
Vintage Pizzeria — The local, family-owned restaurant, known for New Jersey-style pizza opened its third location in September.
5510 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 470-359-5982, vintagepizzeria.com/dunwoody
North Fulton County
Restaurants at Avalon — Several new restaurants opened in the Alpharetta mixed-use development including:
- Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar — Read more here
- Brine Seafood Shack — Read a first look here
- District 3
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
- Kremo Ice Cream — Read more here
- MF Bar
- Rumi’s Kitchen
From the Earth Brewing Co. — Billed as “the first farm to table brewpub in Roswell,” it features a mix of locally sourced cuisine, beer and craft cocktails.
1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-910-9799, ftebrewing.com/
Kaiser’s Chophouse — The modern steakhouse from Atlanta chef Peter Kaiser is billed as offering “an elevated dining experience with quality cuts of meats, superior ingredients and a boutique wine and cocktail program.”
5975 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-549-2882, kaiserschophouse.com.
Monkey 68 — A contemporary combination of Chinese, Japanese and Korean dishes from the team behind One Sushi+ in Brookhaven and Katana on Lenox Road in Buckhead.
1073 Green St., Roswell. 770-587-3277, monkey68atl.com.
Natsu Sushi Bar & Ocean Grill — The restaurant offers a wide variety of sushi, sashimi, soups and salads, grilled entrees and noodles.
3070 Windward Plaza, Ste X1, Alpharetta. 470-448-1919, natsusushi.com
Pontoon Brewing – The 11,000-square-foot space provides a place for Pontoon to brew its beers, as well as host tastings, brewery tours, growler and crowler sales and live music.
8601 Dunwoody Place, Sandy Springs. pontoonbrewing.com/
Shami Kitchen — The entirely in-house made menu offers staples including beef kifta and shawarma, as well as vegetarian options including falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush and tabouleh and the spot is staffed almost entirely by Syrian refugees.
8363 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 678-974-8573, shamikitchen.com/
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream — The first Georgia location of the Provo, Utah-based ice cream shop makes its product by flash-freezing using liquid nitrogen.
The Prado, 5590 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-863-9701, subzeroicecream.com.
Truck & Tap – The outdoor eatery features a rotating list of food trucks — including pizza from Dominic’s NY Pizza, New Orleans cuisine from The Tempted Palate and Bahamanian food from Island Chef Cafe — as well as a bar offering 12 craft beers on tap, wines, cocktails, craft sodas and cold brewed nitro coffee.
30 Milton Ave., Alpharetta. 770-680-2760, truckandtap.com/alpharetta/
Daddy O’Brien’s — features alcohol-infused ice cream and other dishes.The Irish-inspired ice cream parlor and eatery
5910 Suwanee Dam Road, Ste 400, Sugar Hill. 404-513-1118, daddyosicecream.com
Famous Toastery – The breakfast concept offers dishes including stuffed French toast, avocado benedict, a variety of omelets and breakfast sandwiches, as well as lunch items such as wraps, sandwiches, salads and burgers.
1120 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 678-541-5345, famoustoastery.com/
Good Word Brewing & Public House – Situated along Duluth’s burgeoning Main Street, the build-out includes a 10-barrel, three-vessel brewing system that was assembled to quickly turn out multiple batches of a wide variety of house-made beer on draft, as well a menu of elevated bar food from the team behind Brick Store Pub. Read our first look here.
3085 Main St., Suite 520, Duluth. 404-973-2077, goodwordbrewing.com.
Osteria di Mare — Andrew Hoppen, Peachtree Corners resident and owner of Mexican concept Taqueria del Mar, opened this fine dining Italian restaurant in the later part of the year.
5005 Peachtree Pkwy. NW, Peachtree Corners. 678-691-0344, osteriadimare.weebly.com/
Strange Taco Bar — The team behind Local Republic opened this taco bar over the summer in the former Local Republic space.
225 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 678-869-5220, strangetacobar.com/
Suga and Ice — The ice cream shop offers alcohol-infused ice cream and nonalcoholic flavors.
3095 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth. 678-731-7211. www.facebook.com/Sugaandiceatl.
Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q — The chain opened its first metro Atlanta location in Peachtree City, followed by a second in Marietta.
2015 West Highway 54, Peachtree City. 770-731-1926, williejewells.com