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Air­port

APRON— Mediter­ranean. At So­lis Two Porsche Drive, the posh ho­tel lo­cated next to the Porsche Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­ter, en­joy el­e­vated cui­sine in sleek in­te­ri­ors. On the eighth floor, Over­drive Lounge’s sea­sonal rooftop pa­tio over­looks the air­port run­ways and rac­ing test track. B, L& D (daily). www. so­lis2­porschedrive.com. Two Porsche Drive, Hapeville, 470.466.3330. Map1/D9 CHICKEN + BEER— South­ern. Rap­per Lu­dacris’ hop­ping restau­rant pays homage to South­ern clas­sics and adds an up­scale twist. B, L&D (daily). www. chick­e­nand­beer.com. Harts­field-Jack­son At­lanta In­ter­na­tional Air­port, 6000 N Ter­mi­nal Park­way, D5, 404.209.3905. $$ Map1/C9 ONE FLEW SOUTH— Global. A fre­quent flier’s fa­vorite stop, the menu in­cludes cre­ative dishes made with premium ingredients from re­gional farm­ers and pur­vey­ors. L&D (daily). www.one­flew­southatl.com. Harts­field-Jack­son At­lanta In­ter­na­tional Air­port, 6000 N Ter­mi­nal Park­way, Ter­mi­nal E, 404.209.8209. $$ Map1/D9

Buck­head

BAR AMERICANO— Ital­ian. En­joy apertivos, an­tipasti, sal­ads, piz­zas, pas­tas and more at this chic space at An­drews Square. Step next door to Bar Crema for espresso, cock­tails and gelato in a sleek cafe en­vi­ron­ment. L&D (daily). www.baramer­i­canoatl. com. 56 E An­drews Drive, Buck­head, 678.515.0697. $ Map2/C6 BHOJANIC— In­dian. One of At­lanta’s fa­vorite In­dian restau­rants. Tra­di­tional north­ern In­dian food in­cludes Kathi rolls, parathas, Thalis, chat (pop­u­lar In­dian street food), sal­ads and fresh breads. Take­out, de­liv­ery and cater­ing avail­able. L&D (M-Sa). www. bhojanic.com. Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Road NE, 404.841.8472. $$ Map2/D6; 569 As­bury Cir, 404.633.9233. Map1/E7 BISTRO NIKO— French. From the tal­ented Buck­head Restau­rant Group, this Paris-wor­thy restau­rant is decked out in hand-painted mu­rals and Vene­tian glass mir­rors. The menu of­fers a va­ri­ety of de­lec­ta­ble French de­lights. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). www. buck­head­restau­rants.com/restau­rant/bistro-niko. 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Buck­head, 404.261.6456. $$$ Map2/D6 CHIDO + PADRE’S— Mexican. From South­ern Proper Hospi­tal­ity, Chido + Padre’s fo­cuses on Mex­ico’s fresh, coastal cui­sine and brings to life the spirit of the Baja Penin­sula’s vi­va­cious cul­ture. At the Ban­dida Bar, guests can sip te­quila, mez­cal va­ri­etals and off-the-menu cock­tail cre­ations. L&D (daily). www.chi­doand­padres.com. 128 E An­drews Drive NW, 404.848.9100. $ Map2/C6 DAVIO’S NORTH­ERN ITAL­IAN STEAK­HOUSE— Ital­ian. This restau­rant gives tra­di­tional steak­house cui­sine an Ital­ian twist. En­joy hand­made pasta, dry-aged steaks, seafood and more. In­dulge in wines from Italy, France and Cal­i­for­nia. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). www.davios.com. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810. $$$ Map2/E5 FLY­ING BIS­CUIT CAFÉ— South­ern. Since the first lo­ca­tion opened in Can­dler Park in 1993, Fly­ing Bis­cuit has been a lo­cal in­sti­tu­tion known for col­or­ful in­te­ri­ors, all-day break­fasts, veg­e­tar­ian en­trees, creamy dreamy grits, and

of course, plenty of fluffy bis­cuits. B, L and D (daily). www.fly­ing­bis­cuit.com. Ter­mi­nus Build­ing, 3280 Peachtree Road NE, Buck­head, 404.477.0013. Map2/D6; 705 Town Boule­vard Suite R-480, Brookhaven, 404.963.7744. Map2/G2; How­ell Mill Vil­lage, 857 Col­lier Rd NW, Suite 16, Buck­head, 404.816.3152. Buck­head; 1655 McLen­don Ave., Can­dler Park, 404.687.8888. Map1/E7; 10995 States Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 470.719.8700. Map1/F2; 1001 Pied­mont Ave., Mid­town, 404.874.8887. Map3/D6; 5270 Peachtree Pkwy., Suite 120, Nor­cross, 770.407.5885. Map1/F4; 10779 Al­pharetta Hwy., Ste. 210, Roswell, 770.594.9522. Map1/D3; 5975 Roswell Road, Suite G-25, Sandy Springs, 404.252.1182. Map1/D5 GUSTO!— Amer­i­can. For­mer NFL quar­ter­back Nate Hybl spent 5 years in his kitchen de­vel­op­ing the health­ful and fla­vor­ful recipes that now oc­cupy this fast-ca­sual eatery’s menu. A third lo­ca­tion is in the works on the West­side. L&D (daily). www. what­sy­our­gusto.com. 1935 Peachtree Road NE, Buck­head, 404.352.4157. Map1/C6; 782 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Mid­town, 404.330.8114. Map1/D7 SOUTH­ERN ART AND BOUR­BON BAR— South­ern. Chef Art Smith’s restau­rant of­fers an ar­ti­san hamand-char­cu­terie bar, a vin­tage “pie ta­ble” and de­li­cious South­ern fare. The in­ti­mate Bour­bon Bar stocks small-batch bour­bons you won’t find any­where else in the city. B, L, D (daily), Br (Su). Open late M-Sa. www.south­ernart.com. In­terCon­ti­nen­tal Buck­head, 3315 Peachtree Road NE, 404.946.9070. $$ Map2/D7 UMI— Ja­panese. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s mod­ern Ja­panese menu has fresh and qual­ity as its foun­da­tion. From baked lob­ster tem­pura to grilled cod, sashimi and tra­di­tional rolls, the sleek pre­sen­ta­tions match the restau­rant’s con­tem­po­rary décor. D (MSa). www.umi­at­lanta.com. 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Buck­head, 404.841.0040. $$$$ Map2/C7 WA­TER­SHED ON PEACHTREE— Amer­i­can. En­joy art­ful takes on South­ern farm-to-ta­ble fare, a pa­tio and an ex­pan­sive bar. L&D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa&Su). www.wa­ter­she­drestau­rant.com. 1820 Peachtree Rd., 404.809.3561. $$ Map1/D6 YEBO BEACH HAUS— South African. This South African fu­sion bar and restau­rant spends the win­ter months as Yebo Ski Haus be­fore trans­form­ing back into its coastal coun­ter­part. D (daily). www. yebobeach­haus.com. 111 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Buck­head, 404.869.1992. Map2/C6

De­catur/Emory

BRUSH SUSHI IZAKAYA— Ja­panese & Sushi. You won’t just find high-qual­ity sushi at this iza­kayastyle restau­rant, you’ll also find a menu of Ja­panese-in­spired dishes like grilled squid with chili miso, sake-steamed clams and lob­ster ra­men. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa&Su). www.brushatl.com. 316 Church St., De­catur, 678.949.9412. $$$ Map1/D7 CHAI PANI— In­dian. Cre­ated by hus­band-and-wife team Me­herwan and Molly Irani (they also have a lo­ca­tion in Asheville, North Carolina), the restau­rant of­fers au­then­tic In­dian street food spe­cial­ties as di­verse as In­dia’s own cul­ture. L&D (Tu-Su). www.chaipanide­catur.net. 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., De­catur, 404.378.4030. $$ Map1/D7 DESTA ETHIOPIAN KITCHEN— Ethiopian. Dig into a ro­bust menu of fla­vor­ful Ethiopian dishes like tibs and gomen with a side of in­jera (spongy bread). Dine in or use the drive-through win­dow. L&D (daily). www.destaethiopi­ankitchen.com. 3086 Bri­ar­cliff Road, 404.929.0011. $ Map1/D6 THE GEN­ERAL MUIR— Deli. This trib­ute to the clas­sic Jewish New York deli of­fers such tra­di­tional fa­vorites as chopped liver, mat­zoh ball soup, Reuben and pas­trami sand­wiches, boiled bagels with white­fish salad, lox and cream cheese schmears. B&L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su), Deli (daily). www. the­gen­eral­muir.com. Emory Point, 1540 Av­enue Place, 678.927.9131. Map1/D7 KIM­BALL HOUSE— New Amer­i­can. This train de­pot­turned-restau­rant of­fers farm-to-ta­ble food, craft drinks and one of the city’s best oys­ter bars in an in­dus­trial-chic set­ting. The bar serves up ab­sinthe ser­vice, clas­sic cock­tails, wine and draft beers. D (daily), Br (Su). www.kim­ball-house.com. 303 East Howard Ave., De­catur, GA, 404.378.3502. $$$ Map 1/D7 LEON’S FULL SER­VICE— Eclec­tic. At this restau­rant and bar, you’ll find a smor­gas­bord of unique foods, in­clud­ing 16 dif­fer­ent fla­vors of sauce to ac­com­pany the pub frites. The in­ven­tive cock­tails pair per­fectly with the Lug Nuts (sea­soned mixed nuts of the day). L (T-Su), D (daily). www.leons­fullser­vice.com. 131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, De­catur, 404.687.0500. $$ Map1/D7 REV­O­LU­TION DOUGH­NUTS— Bak­ery/Cafe. Dig into these melt-in-your-mouth donuts in fla­vors like vanilla bean, caramel ba­con and car­rot cake. Then, wash it down with a steam­ing cup of or­ganic, fair-trade cof­fee. Open daily. www.rev­o­lu­tion­dough­nuts.com. 908 W Col­lege Ave., De­catur, 678.927.9920. $ Map1/D7; 745 Edge­wood Ave., 404.549.2699. THE IBE­RIAN PIG— Span­ish. This cozy restau­rant is the brain­child of fifth-gen­er­a­tion restau­ra­teur Fed­erico Castel­lucci II. The menu in­cludes ar­ti­san­crafted, hand-shaved meats and cheeses, plus tra­di­tional Span­ish of­fer­ings, tapas, ta­cos, flat­breads and more. D (daily). www.iberi­an­pigatl.com. 121 Sycamore St., 404.371.8800. $$ Map1/D7 VIC­TORY SAND­WICH BAR— Sand­wiches. It’s hard to beat the bites at this hip han­gout. Ev­ery­thing on the menu, from clever sand­wiches to craft cock­tails and boozy Coke slushie, is less than $10 and su­per tasty. Talk about bang for your buck. Bonus: old movies play on the wall and a game of Ping-Pong is en­cour­aged. L&D (daily). Open late. www.vic­sand­wich.com. 340 Church Street, 404.377.9300. Map1/D7; 913 Bern­ina Ave. NE, 404.963.1742. Map2/E5

Down­town

ALMA COCINA— South­west­ern. This restau­rant com­bines fresh ingredients and tra­di­tional Mexican in­flu­ences with other Latin-Amer­i­can fla­vors to cre­ate a cor­nu­copia of fla­vor. Alma also fea­tures unique te­quila se­lec­tions and a host of Latin-in­flu­enced craft cock­tails. L (M-F), D (daily). www.alma-at­lanta.com. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662. Map3/I5 DER BIERGARTEN— Ger­man. En­joy a true taste of Ger­man cul­ture, cui­sine, decor and fes­tiv­i­ties. The menu fea­tures such clas­sic dishes as weiner schnitzel, schwein­shaxe and sauer­braten, plus au­then­tic sausages and great Ger­man beers. L (Sa&Su), D (daily). www.der­bier­garten.com. 300 Ma­ri­etta St. NW, Luckie-Ma­ri­etta Dis­trict, 404.521.2728. $$ Map3/H3 LE­GAL SEA FOODS— Seafood. The famed Bos­ton restau­rant is known for qual­ity seafood, in­clud­ing tra­di­tional fish and chips, red onion jam sword­fish, New Eng­land clam chow­der and Le­gal lob­sters, avail­able by the pound. L&D (daily). www. legalseafoods.com. 275 Baker St., 678.500.3700. $$$ Map3/H3 SWEET AUBURN CURB MAR­KET— Food Hall. Lo­cal ven­dors, chefs and restau­ra­teurs own the pop­u­lar stalls at this his­toric mar­ket. Take a food tour through stalls like Grind­house Killer Burg­ers, Arepa Mia and many more. Open M-Sa. Check web­site for stall hours. www.the­curb­mar­ket. com. 209 Edge­wood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward 404.659.1665. Map3/I6 TRADER VIC’S— South Pa­cific. This stal­wart South Pa­cific restau­rant in the Hil­ton At­lanta fea­tures a Poly­ne­sian theme that car­ries over into trop­i­cal cock­tails and a tiki-in­spired at­mos­phere. D (M-Sa). www.trader­vics.com. 255 Court­land St., 404.221.6339. $$$ Map3/H5

In­town

BREAD & BUT­TER­FLY— French Bistro. Visit this charm­ing Parisian-style café if nosh­ing on freshly baked goods or dishes like potato and raclette gratin sounds like your cup of tea. No reser­va­tions. B, L, D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.bread-and­but­ter­fly.com. 290 El­iz­a­beth St., In­man Park, 678.515.4536. $$ Map1/D7 GUNSHOW— Eclec­tic. Gunshow is the brain­child of Chef Kevin Gille­spie, who earned the love of mil­lions while com­pet­ing on “Top Chef.” Dishes and cock­tails are pre­sented a la carte to din­ers at their ta­bles where they can then choose what to or­der, cre­at­ing an un­par­al­leled ex­pe­ri­ence. D (Tu-Sa) www.gun­showatl.com. 924 Gar­rett St., Orme­wood Park, 404.380.1886. $$ Map1/D7 HIGH­LAND BAK­ERY— Break­fast. This is one of At­lanta’s most fa­mous brunch stops. Aside from a bake shop that churns out larger-than-life cakes, the break­fast menu serves de­li­cious clas­sics all day. Don’t miss the mas­sive peanut but­ter french toast or ci­lantro corn pan­cakes. Check web­site lo­ca­tion hours. www.high­land­bak­ery.com. 655 High­land Ave. NE, Suite 10, Old Fourth Ward, 404.586.0772. Map1/D7; 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 130, Buck­head, 678.904.2146. Map2/D6; 1180 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. C, Mid­town, 404.835.3130. Map3/B5 HOME GROWN— South­ern. This small restau­rant is known through­out the U.S. as a quin­tes­sen­tial South­ern spot. Co­me­di­ans, politi­cians, celebri­ties and lo­cals alike agree this is a must for At­lanta’s vis­i­tors. Menu high­lights in­clude the french toast sand­wich, chili ched­dar home fries and hot chicken fried steak bis­cuit. B&L (daily). www. home­grownga.com. 968 Me­mo­rial Drive SE, Reynold­stown, 404.222.0455. Map1/D7 KROG STREET MAR­KET— Food Hall. Built in a 1920s ware­house that is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from the At­lanta Belt­Line’s East­side Trail, this hip food hall has some­thing for ev­ery palate—and sweet tooth. www.krogstreet­mar­ket.com. 99 Krog St., In­man Park, 770.434.2400. Map1/D7 LA­DY­BIRD GROVE & MESS HALL— Amer­i­can. Lo­cated at mile marker 9.25 on the At­lanta Belt­Line’s East­side Trail, this out­door-ori­ented bar and restau­rant brings back your best mem­o­ries of sum­mer camp. Hang out on the ex­pan­sive pa­tio

with a drink from the con­verted camper, or gather with friends in­side on pic­nic ta­bles for tasty pro­vi­sions. L&D (Tu-Su). www.la­dy­bir­dat­lanta.com. 684 John Wes­ley Dobbs Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.458.6838. Map1/D7 MUCHACHO— Cafe. This cool-and-ca­sual han­gout borrows style in­spi­ra­tion from the ‘70s. Or­der at the counter for cof­fee, ta­cos, toasts, grain bowls, poke, pas­tries, cock­tails and house­made agua fres­cas. Also on­site is the nos­tal­gia-in­duc­ing Golden Ea­gle for clas­sic cock­tails and moody vibes. B&L (daily). www.mucha­choatl.com. 904 Me­mo­rial Drive SE, Reynold­stown, 404.748.9254. Map1/D8 PONCE CITY MAR­KET— Food Hall. This cul­tural mecca of­fers gourmet din­ing con­cepts from some of At­lanta’s most ac­claimed chefs, in­clud­ing Anne Qu­a­trano, Lin­ton Hop­kins, Me­herwan Irani and more. www.pon­cecity­mar­ket.com. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.900.7900. Map1/D7 STAPLEHOUSE— Mod­ern Amer­i­can. Eat well, do good at this for-profit sub­sidiary of The Giv­ing Kitchen, a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion serv­ing the restau­rant com­mu­nity. The bar pro­gram is a knock­out. D (W-Sa), Br (Su). www.staplehouse.com. 541 Edge­wood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.524.5005. $$$$ Map1/D7

Mid­town

EM­PIRE STATE SOUTH— South­ern. Dig into el­e­vated South­ern fare at this show stop­ping restau­rant. An ex­ten­sive cock­tail pro­gram, cof­fee bar and bocce court are high­lights. B&L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.em­pirestate­south.com. 999 Peachtree St. NE, 404.541.1105. $$$ Map3/D5 R. THOMAS DELUXE GRILL— Eclec­tic. This 24-hour cov­ered pa­tio gar­den uses high-qual­ity ingredients—like cold-pressed or­ganic oils, fresh pro­duce and or­ganic grains—to help peo­ple feel great while eat­ing healthy food that has great taste. The eclec­tic in­te­ri­ors and the late Mr. Thomas’ birds make for a unique At­lanta ex­pe­ri­ence. www.rthomas­delux­e­grill.net. 1812 Peachtree St, 404.881.0246. $$ Map1/C6 SALTWOOD CHAR­CU­TERIE & BAR— New South­ern. This chic restau­rant in­side Loews At­lanta Ho­tel of­fers share­able small plates that feature fresh, lo­cal ingredients in an ap­proach­able space de­signed for ca­sual min­gling, so­cial gath­er­ings or large catered af­fairs. B,L&D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.salt­woo­dat­lanta.com. 1065 Peachtree St. NE, 404.745.5000. $$ Map3/C5 SOUTH CITY KITCHEN— South­ern. In­dulge in South­ern food with a so­phis­ti­cated twist, in­clud­ing but­ter­milk fried chicken, fried green toma­toes and ba­nana pudding. Hours vary by lo­ca­tion. www. southc­i­tyk­itchen.com. Mid­town, 1144 Cres­cent Ave. NE, 404.873.7358 Map3/C5; Buck­head, 3350 Peachtree Road, 404.815.6677. Map2/E7; Vin­ings, 1675 Cum­ber­land Pkwy. SE, 770.435.0700. $$ Map1/C5; Avalon, 9000 Avalon Way, Al­pharetta, GA 30009, 678.722.3602. Map1/E2 SIL­VER SKIL­LET RESTAU­RANT— Break­fast. Lit­tle has changed in 50+ years at this land­mark restau­rant. Go for the true South­ern break­fasts, fried chicken and awe­some home­made pies. No reser­va­tions. B&L (daily). www.the­sil­ver­skil­let.com. 200 14th St. NW, 404.874.1388. $ Map3/C4 THE VOR­TEX BAR & GRILL— Amer­i­can. This funky burger joint is fa­mous (in­fa­mous to nu­tri­tion­ists) for its huge burg­ers piled high with unimag­in­able fixin’s. L&D (daily). Open late. www.thevor­texbarand­grill.com. 878 Peachtree St. NE, Mid­town, 404.875.1667. $$ Map3/D; 438 More­land Ave. NE, Lit­tle Five Points, 404.688.1828. $$ Map1/D7 VARUNI NAPOLI— Pizza. These sat­is­fy­ing pies are care­fully crafted to rep­re­sent the true fla­vors of Naples. The dough is made fresh daily with sim­ple ingredients and prod­ucts from Italy. Hours vary by lo­ca­tion. www.varuni.us. 1540 Mon­roe Drive NE, Mid­town, 404.709.2690. Map1/D7; Krog Mar­ket, 99 Krog St. NE, 404.500.5550. Map1/D7

North Metro

C. ELLET’S— Steak and Seafood. Set just out­side SunTrust Park in The Bat­tery At­lanta, this mod­ern steak­house from es­teemed Chef Lin­ton Hop­kins and wife Gina is named for Hop­kin’s great-grand­fa­ther. A walk-up oys­ter bar is open on week­ends and for SunTrust Park events. L&D (daily). www.cel­lets.com. 2605 Cir­cle 75 Park­way, 678.996.5344. $$$ Map1/C5 FOOD TER­MI­NAL— Pan-Asian. This hip han­gout on Bu­ford High­way’s culi­nary cor­ri­dor fea­tures de­li­cious Malaysian cui­sine and Asian-style street food served up quickly. From baos and skew­ers to Szechuan beef noodle soup and chicken curry roti, deep dishes of­fer bang for your buck. Brought to you from the At­lanta-based Sweet Hut Bak­ery chain, don’t for­get to leave room for dessert. L and D (daily). www.foodter­mi­nal.com. 5000 Bu­ford High­way, Cham­blee, 678.353.6110. Map1/E5 GAR­DEN AND GUN CLUB— South­ern. This lively, so­cial gath­er­ing place at The Bat­tery At­lanta brings the mag­a­zine to life with its first restau­rant/re­tail con­cept. The in­te­ri­ors and menu rep­re­sent some of re­gion’s most taste­ful chefs and de­sign­ers. L&D (daily). www.gar­de­nand­gun­club.com. 2605 Cir­cle 75 Park­way,Cum­ber­land, 770.726.0925. $$$ Map1/C5 HEIR­LOOM MAR­KET BBQ— Korean Fu­sion. Or­der at the counter and the kitchen churns out plates of grilled meats, pickled veg­eta­bles and an ar­ray of side dishes. Not your av­er­age South­ern BBQ joint, Heir­loom Mar­ket is op­er­ated by two clas­si­cal trained chefs, Chef Jiyeon Lee and Chef Cody Tay­lor. “Dine-in” ta­bles are stand­ing-room only on the shaded pa­tio, and cater­ing is a pop­u­lar op­tion. L&D (Tu-Sa). www.heir­loom­mar­ketbbq.com. 2243 Akers Mill Rd SE, 770.612.2502. Map1/C5 MUSS & TURNER’S— Deli. Eat in or take out at this combo re­tail/eat-in space from Chef Todd Muss­man (the Muss) and Ryan Turner. The deli car­ries sin­gle-es­tate olive oils, Span­ish cured meats and cheeses, plus a wide as­sort­ment of sand­wiches, soups, sal­ads and to-go foods. L&D (Tu-Sa), Br (Su). www.mus­sand­turn­ers.com. 1675 Cum­ber­land Pkwy., Smyrna, 770.434.1114. $ Map1/B6 PORCH LIGHT LATIN KITCHEN— Latin. Chef An­dre Gomez draws on his Puerto-Ri­can up­bring­ing to cre­ate a sump­tu­ous menu with high­lights like plan­tain em­panadas, smashed yuca mo­fongo and pressed co­hiba sand­wiches. L, D (Tu-Sa). www. porch­light­latinkitchen.com. 300 Vil­lage Green Cir. SE, Smyrna, 678.309.9858. $$ Map1/B5 TA­BLE AND MAIN— South­ern. A sim­ple, sea­sonal and South­ern din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, this Can­ton Street main­stay is housed in a cozy re­stored cot­tage. En­joy home-style cook­ing like Chef Woody Back’s fa­mous friend chicken and a well-stocked bour­bon bar. D (daily). www.table­and­main.com. 1028 Can­ton St., Roswell, 678.869.5178. Map1/D3

West­side

BAC­CHA­NA­LIA— New Amer­i­can. The con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can prix-fixe menu is first class, as are the ex­ten­sive wine list and ser­vice. On-site Star Pro­vi­sions has gourmet spe­cialty items and pre­pared food. D (M-Sa). www.starpro­vi­sions.com. 1460 Ellsworth In­dus­trial Blvd. NW, West­side, 404.365.0410. $$$$ Map3/B1 BET­TER HALF— Eclec­tic. What started as a sup­per club is now one of the fresh­est con­cepts in the city. The hid­den gem serves up a cool, laid-back am­biance and an ever-chang­ing menu of in­ter­est­ing dishes that of­ten feature Latin in­flu­ences. D (Tu-Sa). www.bet­ter­hal­fatl.com. 349 14th St. NW, Bldg. C, 404.695.4547. $$$ Map3/B3 BRASH COF­FEE— Cof­fee. Lo­cated in a con­verted ship­ping con­tainer, the quaint lo­cale roasts its own beans and serves up a de­li­cious al­beit lim­ited, menu of cof­fee drinks along­side lo­cally sourced bites. A sec­ond lo­ca­tion is now open in­side the At­lanta His­tory Cen­ter’s Buck­head cam­pus. www. brash­cof­fee.com. 1168 How­ell Mill Road, West­side,. Map3/C1 MAR­CEL— Steak. Ford Fry’s only steak­house fea­tures a menu of USDA Prime steaks com­ple­mented by fla­vor­ful sides and starters. A late-night menu in­clud­ing oys­ters and a cheese­burger is avail­able F&Sa 11 pm-2 am. L (M-Sa), D (daily). www.marce­latl.com. West­side Pro­vi­sions Dis­trict, 1170 How­ell Mill Road, 404.665.4555. Map2/C1 MILLER UNION— Eclec­tic. Named “Best Chef: South­east” by the 2017 James Beard Awards, Chef Steven Sat­ter­field makes magic at this es­teemed restau­rant lo­cated in a re­fur­bished ware­house once oc­cu­pied by Miller Union Stock­yards. L (TuSa), D (M-Sa). www.millerunion.com. 999 Brady Ave. NW, West­side, 678.733.8550. $$ Map1/C7 MOLLY B’S— New South­ern. Named for sports mogul Arthur Blank’s mother, this chop­house and pri­vate club is lo­cated in­side Mercedes-Benz Sta­dium. En­joy sweep­ing views of the city and the field while you dine on a menu cre­ated by the same team be­hind TWO ur­ban licks. Call or check web­site for hours. www.mer­cedes­ben­zs­ta­dium.com/ molly-bs. 1 AMB Drive NW, 470.341.5050. M3/I2 O-KU— Ja­panese & Sushi. At this swanky sushi spot, the rooftop bar draws crowds on week­ends while an am­ple menu of ul­tra-fresh ni­giri, rolls, cre­ative ap­pe­tiz­ers and hot en­trees de­lights food­ies. D (daily). www.o-kusushi­atl.com. West­side Iron­works, 1085 How­ell Mill Road, 404.500.2383. $$ Map1/C7 TA­QUE­RIA DEL SOL— Mexican. The food is worth the wait at these ca­sual spots that of­fer from­scratch Mexican-meets-South­ern cui­sine. A full bar in­cludes mar­gar­i­tas, liquor and bot­tled beer. www.taque­ri­adel­sol.com. L (M-Sa), D (Tu-Sa). 1200 How­ell Mill Road NW, West­side, 404.352.5811 Map3/C1; 395 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., De­catur, 404.377.7668 Map1/D7; L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 2165 Cheshire Bridge Road, Buck­head, 404.321.1118. $ Map2/E11; 5001 Peachtree Boule­vard, Suite 910, Cham­blee, 470.321.3232. THE OP­TI­MIST— Seafood. This chic restau­rant em­bod­ies coastal liv­ing with a raw bar and out­door pa­tio with mini-golf. L (M-F), D (daily). www. theop­ti­mistrestau­rant.com. 914 How­ell Mill Road, West­side, 404.477.6260. $$$ Map3/D1

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