It's time for a new edition (easy there, Bobby Brown) of the Thrillist 47, giving you the best new and new-ish places to eat and drink. Some had to go (sorry Cakes & Ales you're out... mostly 'cause we've had too much of said cakes and ales), while other hot spots could not be denied (Hello, King + Duke, Gunshow, etc.). Have a look at the list (organized by hood, this isn't a ranking) and make the most of your next night out.



1) Saltyard
1820 Peachtree Rd NW; 404.382.8088
The gang behind Italian pasta house La Grotta, is bringing you what they're calling "biggie small" plates of locally sourced cheese, veggies, charcuterie, and other nosh so good you can stop eatin’ five-cent gums, 'cause you know where your next meal’s comin’ from.
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2) King + Duke
3060 Peachtree Rd NW; 404.477.3500
There aren’t any gas ovens, no microwaves, or heat lamps in this place, just a 24tf open-fire hearth where the dude behind the Optimist, No. 246, and JCT Kitchen is cooking up meatastic options like a one-kilo bone-in ribeye served w/ roasted marrow bones.
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3) Stilllhouse
56 E Andrews Dr NW; 404.389.0856
Joining the illustrious ranks of East Andrews Entertainment District spots like Atlanta Improv Comedy Club, Czar Ice Bar, and Prohibition, Stillhouse is a... um, Prohibition era-inspired barstaurant lacing you with smoke-infused moonshine 'tails and a slew of handcrafted burgers, the latter of which are so next-level, it's safe to assume the chefs have gotten into the former.
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Seven Lamps

4) Seven Lamps
3400 Around Lenox Rd, Ste 216; 404.467.8950
This buzzy, workshop-esque spot cranks out craft cocktails like blood orange & bourbon Red Derbys, and bites from Tuscan crepes to hangar steak.
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5) 1Kept
2293 Peachtree Rd; 404.254.1973
This speakeasy-style spot is only accessible via the back alley of Tantra and Peachtree Walk, and they've ingeniously made the cocktails so good, there's no shot you'll be able to remember just how you found it the first time.
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6) Umi
3050 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste 1; 404.841.0040
Boasting white oak-paneled walls, a gold metal bar, and a 23ft sushi bar this seafoodery is serving eats/cocktails that’re crafted so meticulously that you’ll think it’ a temple to the ancient japanese art of stuffing your face.
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Cook Hall

7) Cook Hall
3377 Peachtree Rd NE; 404.523.3600
The Edison-bulb-filled atrium delivers roasted radish toast, pork belly sliders w/ chili mayo, crispy duck tacos, and DIY cocktail kits curated by James Beard winner Belinda Chang, because what goes better with DIY projects than heavy drinking?
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Del Frisco's Grille (Atlanta)

8) Del Frisco's Grille
3376 Peachtree Rd; 404.537.2828
Dallas-originated Del Frisco's Grille is an ultra sleek steakhouse livened up with Savannah-sourced blue crab toast, hand-cut NY strips w/ aged balsamic reduction, and localized cocktails like the Avión Silver/lime & guava juice/sugar & cayenne-rimmed Hotlanta Cooler.
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9) Czar Ice Bar
56 E Andrews Dr; 678.244.3610
Czar is the city's first ice bar, serving up 300 vodkas and master-cheffed sushi in an anything-but-modest space: crystal chandeliers, a stormy blue illuminated ceiling, Peter the Great paintings, and a 27ft bar topped with a constantly refreshed, 4in-thick plank of ice.
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Courtesy of Chops Lobster Bar

10. Chops Lobster Bar
70 W Paces Ferry Rd NW; 404.262.2675
This place is so confident about its beef game (they're one of the only restaurants in the country certified to sell “100% A5 Authentic Wagyu Kobe Beef”, they offer a "porterhouse experience") they went ahead and... um, chopped any reference to meat out of their name.
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11) Ocean Prime THIS IS CLOSED

3102 Piedmont Rd; 404.846.0505
The grand piano-flanked Blu Lounge has build-your-own shrimp/crab/oyster shellfish towers, and decidedly not-build-your-own prime steaks.
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12) Prohibition THIS IS CLOSED

56 E Andrews Dr
To get in this clandestine speakeasy and partake of their rare-liquor-fueled classic cocktails and hard-to-find cigars, you have to step into a red London phone booth outside, dial a secret number, then push through the wall. Then it's all with Italian leather couches, walk-in humidors, and holographic electric fireplaces.
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KR Steakbar

13) KR SteakBar
349 Peachtree Hills Ave; 404.841.8820
Kevin Rathbun's modern Italian steakhouse kicks out sexy small plates of lamb tartare, octopus w/ candied lemon, and beef tongue, while the craft-y cocktail list rounds out the experience.
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The Barrelhouse

14) The Barrelhouse
322 5th St; 404.844.5601
The inventive, locally sourced eats are all built to play well with their Benjamin of beers, which're poured via taps w/ handles shaped like the Atlanta "A", a machete, and a cleaver, the sight of which hopefully doesn't Ward off any nearby Beaver.
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STK Atlanta

15) STK
3400 Around Lenox Rd, Ste 216; 404.467.8950
The chic steakhouse/lounge backs up seriously prime 34oz cowboy ribeyes with inventive cocktails like the Aperol/fresh sour mix/Earl Grey-infused gin Tea Time Fix-Up.
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16) The Lawrence
905 Juniper St; 770.710.1618
The gang behind Sound Table and Top Flr opened this minimalist, subway-tiled, primer-painted supper-house-meets-train-station to deliver wild blue mussels, pan roasted duck, lamb sammies, and handcrafted 'tails.
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17) The Spence THIS IS CLOSED

75 5th St NW; 404.892.9111
Richard Blais's white-bricked bon-appetite-ery channels the Top Chef kingpin's casually creative cuisine into a daily rotating menu ranging from a quail egg w/ bone marrow & tuna tartare, to ginger beer-steamed mussels w/ Chinese sausage. Don't skip the house-bottled cocktails.
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18) Cucina Asellina THIS IS CLOSED

1075 Peachtree St NE; 404.793.0141
Pronounced with a long "a" (or it'd sound like a much raunchier version of a Daddy Yankee song) this sanctuary of Italian eats plates irresistible stuff like wood-fired meatballs w/ cheese fonduta.
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19) Olmsted THIS IS CLOSED

1180 Peachtree St; 404.443.8431
Expertly crafted lunches include "The Chairman's" sirloin steak tartare w/ quail egg, and a house-blended chuck/short rib/hanger steak/brisket burger w/ aged white cheddar they call The Daily Grind.
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Mi Cocina

20) Mi Cocina
1080 Peachtree St; 404.872.8801
Mi Cocina's first ATL location is for the birds... or at least for people who like 'em, since the first floor sports a curving mural depicting feathered flyers native to the A, and frescoes of birds in flight, with a menu focused on street eats like tacos w/ diced & grilled fajita beef, serranos & onions.
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Edgar's Proof and Provision

21) Proof & Provision
659 Peachtree St NE; 404.897.1991
Set in the basement of the Georgian Terrace (you know, the one that hosted that totally bangin' Gone with the Wind premiere party back in the day), P&P serves the classy cocktails you deserve in a sophisticated setting.
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22) Ink & Elm THIS IS CLOSED

1577 N Decatur Road; 678.244.1541
Choose from the lounge, restaurant, or tavern menu. It doesn’t matter, you’re going to win. And you can come back for something brand new tomorrow, because the chef buys fresh from farmers daily.
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The General Muir

23) The General Muir
1540 Avenue Pl, B-230; 678.927.9131
This NY-style deli from the West Egg gang doles out traditional Jewish fare as well as Chef Todd Ginsberg's acclaimed Double Burger Stack.
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White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

24) White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
270 Peachtree St; 404.524.7200
A "simple, yet complex" joint from the owner of Max Lagers, White Oak's seriously Southern hooch list includes 80+ brown spirits, while cooked-right feasts hail from inland areas, because any other approach would just be outlandish.
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Der Biergarten

25) Der Biergarten
300 Marietta St; 404.521.BRAU
Der's a festive 7000sqft indoor/outdoor haven for Deutsch-y food & froth fanatics, plus anyone interested in the German-made model trains circling the interior's ceiling.
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Twenty-Two Storys Lounge & Bar

26) Twenty-Two Storys
265 Peachtree St NE; 404.460.6318
The Hyatt Regency's local-welcoming bar/eatery ("beatery"? No, no, that's not very good...) boasts booths with built-in beer taps, though the kitchen seems to have one too, judging by edibles ranging from Georgia Brown Ale aged cheddar soup w/ bacon croutons, to a Lambic-infused Kobe flat iron wrap.
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Kimball House

27) Kimball House
303 E Howard Ave; 404.378.3502
In addition to badass cocktails, this Decatur eatery slings platters full of iced oysters that're sans spicy/ overpowering cocktail sauces. Instead, you get a little mignonette sauce (shallots, cracked pepper & vinegar), in an eyedropper so you can blind yourself! flavor your bivalves just so.
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28) Leon's Full Service
131 E Ponce de Leon Ave; 404.687.0500
Housed in a former petrol station, Leon's is a relaxed, 160-seat gourmet gastro garage done up with retro red colors, tall windows, and polished stone flooring, making a fine setting to enjoy craft cocktails, daily rotating brews, and locally sourced bar bites.
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29) Mar
314 East Howard Ave; 404.373.2725
Want all the relaxation and good food (shrimp ceviche, foie gras emanadas, etc.) of a South-of-the-border beach vacay, but have enough Cancun Drinking Team tank tops already? Then this brick-walled, and steel-girdered seafoodery is for you.
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The Pinewood

30) The Pinewood Tippling Room
254 W Ponce de Leon Ave; 404.373.5507
Breeze through the linen-curtain entrance to find a toolshelf-ish wooden bar (stocked with bitters and Mason-jarred beverages), and the general feeling that someone plopped a hidden-yet-happenin' hangout for real drinkers inside a funky '70s woodshop.
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31) Bone Lick BBQ
1133 Huff Rd; 404.343.6574
What started as a dinner party at Mike LaSage's home became a saucy meat mecca serving up BBQ every which way but loose, and skee-ball competitions illuminated by a gigantic lit-up carnival arrow.
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32) The Optimist
914 Howell Mill Rd; 404.477.6260
The feel-good seafood restaurant sports a maritime design to go with an Oyster Bar pouring out rotating, refreshing, boozy punches.
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33) The Sound Table
483 Edgewood Ave SE; 404.835.2534
A bi-level brick-walled restaurant/music lounge from the team behind Top Flr, TST's "street-to-table" fare is far more delicious than it sounds, and top notch cocktails enhance the tuneful work of local DJs.
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34) Rumi's Kitchen
6112 Roswell Rd; 404.477.2100
This gigantic Persian palace & pantry is like something out of Aladdin, sporting a uncomfortably attractive cartoon broad crescent-shaped bar w/ 50+ vinos and an extensive selection of meat on sticks.
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1409 N Highland Ave NE; 404.809.2979
Ron "The Angry Chef" Eyester's domination of Morningside continues with this specialty pizza/pasta joint where they’re making things like a white pie w/ garlic and Calabrese chilis & clams... a few of which you should have no trouble dropping on such creative ‘za.
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36) Grindhouse Killer Burgers
1842 Piedmont Ave NE; 404.254.2273
GHKB2 boasts greasy good burgers, a full bar, and a gritty, spaced-out diner look thanks to aircraft nose-esque hanging lamps, a curved orange leather banquette, and a mural of robots holding the aforementioned meat-discs.
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37) Folk Art
465 N Highland Ave NE; 404.537.4493
Opened by the dude behind Wisteria, who, in an effort to get out of his culinary… waitforit!... Lane, has decided to serve up some absolutely badass AM eats (think campfire-inspired chocolate s'mores waffle topped w/ crushed-up graham crackers & marshmallow Fluff), plus sweet lunch options, all abetted by a full bar.
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38) Krog Bar
112 Krog St; 404.524.1618
ATL's perfect date spot thanks to warm glowing globe lights that make you look less like Louie Anderson as you down Kevin Rathbun's Spanish tapas and cocktails.
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39) Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave; 404.221.2600
Set up beneath an early 20thC Victorian house this artisanal meal-serving rathskeller looks like a happily drinky dungeon serving beers that're literally prepared in-house.
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40) Seed Kitchen & Bar
1311 Johnson Ferry Rd; 678.214.6888
The Asian-influenced food at Seed is perhaps best enjoyed on the floating-trellis-covered outer patio, but then the same can be said for the epic cocktails that come out of their arrowhead-shaped bar.
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41) Gunshow
924 Garrett St SE Ste C; 404.380.1886
Top Chef alum Kevin Gillespie's meat-a-torium dishes out a weekly rotating menu of dim sum-style locally sourced pork, lamb, and fish offerings, all cooked in an open kitchen where you can watch the crimson-bearded chef flex his culinary muscle.
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42) Octopus Bar
560 Gresham Ave; 404.627.9911
Octopus Bar's the late-night option when it comes to Vietnamese eateries that start serving after dinner shuts down at 10p on So Ba's patio.
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43) The One Sushi Plus
2523 Caldwell Road NE; 404.869.6988
If you were to ask The Merovingian, he'd probably try to fool you into believing there were others before The One, in French, before hustling to get some strange in the bathroom from some hot blonde. But ask the owners of this metallic den of Japanese fillings, and they'll say they're it.
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44) Hugo’s Oyster Bar
10360 Alpharetta St; 770.993.5922
This OTPer’s slinging hand-shucked oyster and fried mac ‘n cheese in a space that channels Bourbon Street via hand-painted wall art, New Orleans-style gas lanterns, etc., and also boasts a glowing marquee that says Hugo's, which is meant to be helpful but could just make you feel Lost.
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45) Opulent
948 Canton St; 770.998.3114
Break out your monocle and top hat... or at least, like, iron your pants, 'cause you definitely want to hit this swanked-out speakeasy-style spot in historic Roswell by the folks behind Salt Factory Pub and Little Alley Steak.
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46) Atlanta Burger Truck
ABT's making meat discs inspired by the City's various 'hoods -- the appropriately slaw-topped Cabbage Town also comes with pulled pork & prime Brasstown beef; the Castleberry Hill w/ a balsamic pear compote, caramelized onions & cheese, which's exactly what people in the 'hood feel like every time a building gets gentrified: blue.
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47) The Peoples Food Truck
The super-chef behind King + Duke, The Optimist, et al. created a fried chicken donut sandwich (and some other eats) for the people at City of Refuge to sell off the back of a truck for charity. So at least those donuts are good for somebody.
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1. Kimball House 303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (Decatur)

Located on the former site of an old train depot on the south side of Decatur, Kimball House is a nationally lauded French restaurant and cocktail bar. Libations at this decidedly plush spot include modern, made to order reinventions of the classics, and a full service absinthe bar. High end fare like caviar, filet mignon and a raw bar are menu standouts -- but if you want the luxe experience without getting too spendy, stop in Monday through Friday from 5-7pm for $1 to $1.50 oysters.

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2. MAR 314 East Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (Decatur)

Hit up this Mex-taurant for fish tostadas and tacos, as well as some serious 'tails like the Little Devil margarita.

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3. Folk Art 465 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Inman Park)

Jason Hill of Wisteria's new daily breakfast/lunchery in Inman Park.

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4. Timone's 1409 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Morningside)

This NY-influenced pizza joint from Ron Eyester has stuffed rice balls, wine of tap, and, of course, glorious amounts of gourmet 'za.

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5. Hugo's Oyster Bar 10360 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075 (Roswell)

From the guys behind C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar comes Hugo's, where live jazz, fresh seafood, AND your favorite sports games all come together for your casual enjoyment. Other noteworthy things: fried mac 'n cheese.

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6. Opulent 948 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075 (Roswell)

The Roswell date spot in the former INC Autentico space takes notes from the Roaring Twenties with a speakeasy-style decor and American-inspired bites.

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7. Saltyard 1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Buckhead)

With delicious, international-inspired small plates, excellent craft cocktails, a solid mostly domestic wine and beer selection, Saltyard has gained a cult following for good reason. Its seasonal offerings vary, but arguably peak in summer when the kitchen relies on fresh Georgia peaches. We can’t get enough of the creamy, homemade Burrata accented with lemon, thyme, and chili flakes served alongside pickled peaches, crispy country ham, and delectable cornbread crumbs. It may well Atlanta's most sophisticated Southern dish.

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8. Umi 3050 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste 1, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

In the heart of Buckhead, Umi features a 23ft sushi bar where Fuyuhiko Ito -- formerly of sushi house MF Buckhead -- slices and dices denizens of the sea for the citizens of Atlanta. Its white oak walls give the space a warm feel, as do the charred wood walls, which were hand-burned using the ancient Japanese application of Shou Sugi Ban. That kind of attention to detail is evident in the dishes, too, like the the assorted nigiri, spider and shrimp tempura rolls, and changing desserts that have included a Yuzu lemon meringue with blackberries and creme anglaise.

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9. 1Kept 2293 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Buckhead)

1Kept slings some of Atlanta's finest meat-based dishes. From pork loin to steak frites and more, its meats are all melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Maybe even more impressive? Some of the most beloved dishes are meatless (or easy on the meat). Don’t let the delectable pimento cheese board, with its grilled, crusty sourdough and pumpernickel breads, assorted jams, and homemade pickles pass you by. And for a dose of healthy greens, check out the warm kale salad with spicy chorizo, quinoa, carrots, and sweet, plump golden raisins tossed in a spicy chili oil vinaigrette.

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10. Stillhouse 56 E Andrews Dr NW , Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

Handcrafted burgers made from oysters, duck, steak and chicken are par for the course at this Buckhead tavern where moonshine cocktails wash everything down.

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11. Gunshow 924 Garrett St SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (East Atlanta)

Top Chef alum Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow is a Brazilian churrascaria-meets-dim sum eatery in Glenwood with rock music and ticketed reservations. Diners sit at communal metal tables while chefs roll trolleys around the dining room featuring small plates from the open kitchen. Cocktail service follows suit with a roaming bar cart and tableside preparations (get the Toasted Old Fashioned). The menu rotates weekly but always features bold dishes like faux beef bone marrow, Buffalo chicken livers, French-style mussels with beef fat fries, and Vietnamese-style popcorn shrimp. An evening at Gunshow is like a night at dinner theater: take your seat, pick your poison, and enjoy the culinary show.

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12. Seven Lamps 3400 Around Lenox Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Buckhead)

This rustic resto is serving craft food and drinks, which means artisan cheeses, handmade pastas, and, naturally, things like their Smoked Bramlett Trout Mousse. Drinks run the gamut from jerk sodas to beer-tails to speciality 'tails.

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13. Cook Hall 3377 Peachtree Rd NE, Buckhead, GA 30326 (Buckhead)

A global gastropub based in the W Atlanta-Buckehead, CH dishes out comfort food in a bar-centric environment where they even give you your own DIY kit to mix 'tails.

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14. Czar Ice Bar 56 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Buckhead)

Turn up the heat and it'll become Czar water bar. This super-fresh vodka haven boasts an ice-topped bar, a loaded sushi menu and a chic ambience that punches subtlety in the mouth.

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15. Del Frisco's Grille 3376 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Buckhead)

Situated in the upwardly trending Buckhead neighborhood, Del Frisco's Grille is a bustling steakhouse serving premier steaks, fresh food, and an array of other gourmet fare. And with a glass of wine from its extensive stock, you can take it all in from one of its scenic patio.

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16. STG Trattoria 102 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

STG slings traditional Neapolitan pies and additional Italian-ness from a minimalist space with an open kitchen housing two 5000lb, Naples-imported, wood-burning ovens, a horseshoe-shaped communal table, and a front patio with cream umbrellas.

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17. Ocean Prime 3102 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

This Buckhead spot serves up top-notch steakhouse eats alongside surfier seafood options. The wine list is specifically designed to pair well with their dishes, so you can't screw it up!

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18. Prohibition 56 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

Technically, this 1920s-style speakeasy isn't members only. But if you don't secure the password and punch it into a phone booth at the entrance, you're gonna have a bad time.

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19. KR SteakBar 349 Peachtree Hills Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

Just one in a line of resto's establishing the legacy of chef Kevin Rathbun, KR SteakBar specializes in, wait for it... steak! It also offers up crafty cocktails and a menu full of Italian deliciousness.

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20. The Barrelhouse 22 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

The Barrelhouse is just a downright easy-going neighborhood pub that can satiate your appetite for anything from a snack, to a brew, to a full meal.

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21. STK Atlanta 1075 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

Celebrating the simplicity of a great steak by removing all those showy "vowels," STK boasts a porterhouse and a cowboy ribeye that'll fill you up, and a black truffle aioli tartare that should every meal. The restaurant is advertised as a steakhouse "for the stiletto set," though, so you'll also get the choice of plenty of salads, small plates, and three sizes of steaks, all served in a chic, glossy space.

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22. The Lawrence 905 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

The gang behind Sound Table and Top Flr has taken over the old Lupe space to open a minimalist, subway-tiled, primer-painted supper-house-meets-train-station. At The Lawrence, you'll find several creations made with house infusions (lavender mint tea vodka, cinnamon-chipotle-infused añejo tequila, lemongrass-infused rye) and other ass-kicking drinks like the Armagnac-mixed Brooklyn Social Scene.

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23. Cucina Asellina 1075 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

If you happen to be heading down Peachtree St (or up it for that matter), it's never a bad idea to swing by Cucina Asellina for lunch, dinner or a quiet glass of wine or cocktail in a classy, but simple Italian environment where pizza is known as "pizze"!

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24. Olmsted 1180 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Midtown)

Because of its soft decor, lush outdoor garden spaces, and tasty brunch and lunch offerings, you'll be thinking Olmsted INstead of any other daytime spots around.

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25. Mi Cocina 1080 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

Face it, su cocina will never encompass two floors featuring a modern ambience, ornithological murals, crazy-good Tex-Mex grub, and cocktails that don't consist of only cheap rum and Mr. Pibb, so you should head over to Mi Cocina to get all of that and more.

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26. Proof and Provision 659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

Tucked underneath the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel, Proof and Provision is a hip brick-columned basement where barrel-aged cocktails and scrumptious small plates take center stage. Whiskey is the name of the game here, and you really can't go wrong no matter what drink you choose -- we'd suggest The Truth, which uses their private label “Edgar’s Truth” bourbon and pineapple-citrus sour. Pair it with bites like black eyed pea hummus, mac & cheese, or the southern chicken biscuit.

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27. The General Muir 1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329 (Emory Point)

The General Muir is an homage to the timeless New York-style deli, though the white subway-tiled space looks more like a demure bakery than a generations-old Jewish deli. The hallmark of the morning-to-night menu is, of course, the bagels, which are hand-rolled and kettle-boiled. Sandwiches are named after the streets of Alphabet City and served open-face with smoked fish spreads ranging from nova and schmear to trout salad. The rest of the menu reads like a combination of Katz's and Russ & Daughters: house-cured pastrami with chopped liver, latkes with apple sauce, and matzoh ball soup are all there. The only giveaway that you're not in New York is the friendly smiles from the people dining next to you.

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28. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails 270 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails lives at the intersection of contemporary style and Southern tradition. The menu changes seasonally, but no matter when you stop in, you can expect a Southern tinge in each of the simple, yet elegant dishes, like a charcuterie plate with pimento cheese or deviled eggs with... pimento cheese. The bar is firmly rooted in the South as well, with a focus on wine, whiskey, and bourbon. With refined decor featuring (you guessed it) white oak wood and opulent chandeliers, the 300-seat restaurant is an airy, upscale space for date night, group dining, and private events alike.

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29. Der Biergarten 300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Downtown)

Indulge in all the schnitzel you seek at Der Biergarten, a festive 7,000sqft indoor/outdoor haven for Deutsch-y food & froth fanatics. This place is loaded with 3-D murals of the German countryside, a circular "Stammtisch" (table for regulars) with its own chandelier, and a German-made model train circling the interior's ceiling.

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30. Twenty-Two Storys 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)

A relaxing American lounge with a beer and cocktail-heavy drink selectio, Twenty Two Storys is located in the lobby of the upscale Hyatt Regency hotel. After a few local craft beers in this luxurious spot with your friends, you'll add a few stories of your own.

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31. The Pinewood 254 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (Decatur)

At the sophisticated Pinewood Tippling Room, you'll find traditional Southern classics kicked up a notch, like chicken & waffles with a savory cheddar & herb waffle and crystal chicken gravy, and salmon with grilled corn & lady pea succotash, goat cheese mousse, and crispy prosciutto. You'll want to imbibe some whiskey cocktails inside this industrial-chic space, which are Pinewood's specialty, such as the Goonies Never Say Die! with Old Forester Bourbon, ginger, lime, Velvet Falernum, and grains of paradise.

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32. Bone Lick BBQ 1133 Huff Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318 (West Atlanta)

Bone Lick's a saucy meat mecca with a recycled wood bar and skee-ball pointed out by a gigantic lit-up carnival arrow.

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33. The Optimist 914 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318 (West Atlanta)

The Optimist proudly brings premier sustainable seafood to Midtown Atlanta. The airy, modern, minimalist spot specializes in oysters, with over ten varieties from the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and Canada available on the half shell. Coastal, regional dishes (gumbo, clam chowder, fish& chips) make up the rest of the menu. For an after dinner treat, knock out a round of putt-putt on the restaurant's on-site course.

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34. The Sound Table 483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Downtown)

The Sound Table in the Old Fourth Ward offers the three D’s to success: dinner, drinks, and dancing. Sharing plates offer international flavors in shrimp-chorizo tacos, tuna tataki, and Belgian-style frites, and they’ll put just enough swing in your step to jam to the live DJs on the daily lineup. Add a couple of drinks, like the classic ST Boulevard Zombie, with Wray & Nephew rum, Goslings rum, lime, grenadine, and orange curacao, or a Penultimate, with Cimarron Blanco tequila, lime, St. Germain, and maraschino liqueur, and get on your feet.

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35. Rumi's Kitchen 6112 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328 (Sandy Springs)

Rumi's Kitchen serves authentic, textually flavorful Persian dishes. Daily freshly baked bread, diverse list of international and domestic wines, and impeccable service make for a memorable dining experience.

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36. Grindhouse Killer Burgers 1842 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Buckhead)

Grindhouse Killer Burgers is kind of like the reading a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' book, but it's better because there's food involved. Orders are customized from scratch from the meat (beef/turkey/veggie) to the size of the patties to the toppings (of which there are a dozen), but if you aren't feeling creative, there are a handful of burger "styles," like the Hillbilly with brisket chili and the bleu cheese-heavy Yankee. A lot of folks drop by and get theirs to go, but they miss out on the kung fu movies that are always playing on the flatscreen tvs.

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37. Krog Bar 112 Krog St, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Atlanta)

An intimately styled wine bar, Krog Bar is the perfect place to impress your date with all those Rosetta Stone hours you put into studying the 'romantic languages.' If all else fails, you can set things back on track by ordering some of their outstanding list of Spanish cheese and wine.

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38. Wrecking Bar Brewpub 292 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Little 5 Points)

Founded by a home-brewing couple and located in the basement of Little Five Points' historic Victor H. Kriegshaber House, Wrecking Bar Brewpub is an award-winning neighborhood staple serving up a diverse range of approachable, comforting beers like the Sow Your Wild Oatmeal Porter, the pine-flavored Spruce Juice Pale Ale, and the bright, fruity Partition Rustic Urban Ale. Beers aside, Wrecking Bar Brewpub's also upheld for its house burgers, made with grass-fed beef and all the fixings.

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39. The Octopus Bar 560 Gresham Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316 (East Atlanta)

Featuring a menu that changes daily, Octopus Bar is a quality spot for late-night eats. But keeping in tune with their name, yes, you'll be able to order octopus on pretty much any day you're there.

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40. The One Sushi Plus 2523 Caldwell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319 (Brookhaven)

The One Sushi Plus, located in Atlanta's Brookhaven neighborhood, wants you to know it's not a one-trick pony, its small plates, like its braised pork belly to its entrees assure you'll be praising many more than its acclaimed sushi rolls. Imported Japanese beers and handmade cocktails means the drinks are up to par as well.