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FRITTI RES­TAU­RANT Ital­ian. Neapoli­tan piz­zas are hand tossed and baked in two mono­lithic, wood­burn­ing ovens in the cen­ter of the res­tau­rant—and the vari­a­tions are end­less. Take-out avail­able. L (M-Sa), D (daily). (AE, DC, MC, V) www.frit­tirestau­ 309 N. High­land Ave., In­man Park, 404.880.9559. $$ Map1/D7

GEKKO Sushi. Menu high­lights at this au­then­tic Ja­panese res­tau­rant in­clude fresh ni­giri and sashimi, rolls, tem­pura, teriyaki, soups, sal­ads and more. The Gekko Sushi Din­ner for 2 in­cludes 9 pieces of sushi, 16 pieces of sashimi and 3 rolls. (MC, DS, V, AE) L&D (M-Sa). www.gekko­sushi­at­ 1620 Glen Iris Dr. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.249.4300. Map1/D7

GUNSHOW Eclec­tic. In­spired by Brazil­ian chur­ras­caria-style dining and Chi­nese dim sum, Chef Kevin Gille­spie’s new res­tau­rant in East At­lanta’s Glen­wood Park in­tro­duces a new ser­vice model. In­stead of or­der­ing from a tra­di­tional menu, choose among dishes pre­sented ta­ble­side on trays and rolling carts. D (Tu-Sa). www.gun­ 924 Gar­rett St., Grant Park, 404.380.1886. $$ Map1/D7

HIGH­LAND TAP Steak. This sub­ter­ranean steak­house of­fers hick­ory-grilled steaks, slow-roasted prime rib and loads of ap­pe­tiz­ers, plus killer mar­ti­nis and a 1920s speakeasy am­biance. Br&L (Sa-Su), D (daily). (AE, DC, DS, MC, V) high­land­tap­main.html. 1026 N. High­land Ave., Vir­ginia-High­land, 404.875.3673. $$ Map1/D7

KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK Steak. Chef/owner Kevin Rathbun’s tra­di­tional steak house. The menu has steaks, seafood, pork, poul­try and chops, along with Rathbun’s fan­tas­tic sides and Kirk Park’s de­li­cious desserts. D (M-Sa). (AE, MC, V) www. kev­in­rath­bun­ 154 Krog St., In­man Park, 404.524.5600. $$$ Map3/H8

LA TAVOLA TRATTORIA Ital­ian. This clas­sic, cozy Ital­ian trattoria fea­tures ex­posed brick, dark wood floors, rus­tic col­ors and an ex­hi­bi­tion kitchen. The res­tau­rant of­fers an ex­ten­sive wine list, clas­sic dishes for brunch and din­ner, and ap­proach­able, friendly ser­vice. D (daily), Br (Su). (AE, DC, MC, V) www.latavola­trat­to­ 992 Vir­ginia Ave., Vir­ginia-High­land, 404.873.5430. $$ Map1/D7

MURPHY’S Amer­i­can. This neigh­bor­hood bistro (for more than 30 years) still pulls in the crowds thanks to its solid menu, good wine list and friendly ser­vice. Din­ers snake out the door for week­end brunch. Out­door pa­tio; bou­tique wine shop. L&D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). (AE, DS, MC, V) www.mur­physat­lanta-res­tau­ 997 Vir­ginia Ave. NE, Vir­ginia-High­land, 404.872.0904. $$ Map1/D6

RATHBUN’S Amer­i­can. Named “2005 Res­tau­rant of the Year” by At­lanta magazine. Chef/owner Kevin

Rathbun’s mod­ern Amer­i­can cui­sine is sea­sonal and fla­vor­ful; you can’t go wrong with the su­perb small plates. D (M-Sa). (AE, MC, V) www.rath­bun­srestau­ Stove Works, 112 Krog St., In­man Park, 404.524.8280. $$$ Map1/D7

WOODFIRE GRILL Amer­i­can. Helmed by Chef Tyler Wil­liams, this warm, rus­tic res­tau­rant spe­cial­izes in farm-to-ta­ble fare. The menu changes daily ac­cord­ing to his whims and what’s in sea­son; 5-and 7-course tast­ing menus are knock­outs. D (Tu-Sa). (AE, DC, DS, MC, V) www.wood­fire­ 1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd., 404.347.9055. $$ Map1/E4

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