Food & Drink

The Coolest Bars and Restaurants in Town

Published On 11/12/2013 Published On 11/12/2013

Atlanta is often misrepresented, misunderstood, or in some cases, simply misguided. It's a vibrant and diverse jewel of the South, filled with an assemblage of individuals you won't find in any other city -- north or south of the Mason-Dixon. And it's those people who have created an expansive food and drink culture that rivals those found in cities like San Diego, LA, Chicago, Nashville, and even New York City. 

Whether you're new to our city, have been here forever, or are just entertaining some out-of-towners, you can't go wrong heading to any of the places in our exhaustive list below. Without further adieu, here are the coolest places to eat and drink around town. Which ones have you been to? 

Saltyard

Saltyard

Buckhead
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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King + Duke

Buckhead
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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Stilllhouse

Buckhead
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

Seven Lamps

Buckhead
This buzzy, workshop-esque spot cranks out craft cocktails like blood orange & bourbon Red Derbys, and bites from Tuscan crepes to hangar steak.

1Kept

1Kept

Buckhead
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.

Umi

Umi

Buckhead
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.

Cook Hall

Cook Hall

Buckhead
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?

Del Frisco's Grille (Atlanta)

Del Frisco's Grille

Buckhead
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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Chops Lobster Bar

Buckhead
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.

KR Steakbar

KR SteakBar

Buckhead
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.

The Barrelhouse

The Barrelhouse

Midtown
The inventive, locally sourced eats are all built to play well with their Benjamin of beers, which are 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.

STK Atlanta

STK

Midtown
The chic steakhouse/lounge backs up seriously prime 34oz cowboy rib-eyes with inventive cocktails like the Aperol/fresh sour mix/Earl Grey-infused gin Tea Time Fix-Up.

The Lawrence

Midtown
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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Mi Cocina

Mi Cocina

Midtown
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.

Edgar's Proof and Provision

Proof & Provision

Midtown
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.

The General Muir

The General Muir

Emory Point
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.

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

Downtown
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.

Der Biergarten

Der Biergarten

Downtown
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.

Twenty-Two Storys Lounge & Bar

Twenty-Two Storys

Downtown
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

Kimball House

Decatur
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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Leon's Full Service

Decatur
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.

Mar

Decatur
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.

The Pinewood

The Pinewood Tippling Room

Decatur
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.

Bone Lick BBQ

Bone Lick BBQ

West Atlanta
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.

The Optimist

The Optimist

West Atlanta
The feel-good seafood restaurant sports a maritime design to go with an Oyster Bar pouring out rotating, refreshing, boozy punches.

The Sound Table

The Sound Table

Old Fourth Ward
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.

Rumi's Kitchen

Sandy Springs
This gigantic Persian palace & pantry is like something out of Aladdin, sporting a crescent-shaped bar w/ 50+ vinos and an extensive selection of meat on sticks.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Morningside
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.

Folk Art

Folk Art

Inman Park
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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Krog Bar

Krog Bar

Inman Park
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.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Little Five Points
Set up beneath an early 20thC Victorian house this artisanal meal-serving rathskeller looks like a happily drinky dungeon serving beers that are literally prepared in-house.

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Seed Kitchen & Bar

Marietta
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.

Gunshow

Gunshow

East Atlanta Village
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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Octopus Bar

East Atlanta Village
Octopus Bar's the late-night option when it comes to Vietnamese eateries that start serving after dinner shuts down at 10pm on So Ba's patio.
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The One Sushi +

The One Sushi Plus

Brookhaven
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.

Hugo's Oyster Bar

Hugo’s Oyster Bar

Roswell
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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Opulent

Roswell
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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The ATL Burger Truck

Atlanta Burger Truck

Roaming
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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People's Food Truck

Roaming
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. 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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2. King + Duke 3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

Named after characters from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, King + Duke is a storybook tavern in Buckhead with colonial-style cooking. The space is anchored by an open, 24ft hearth, where traditional American dishes like whole-roasted chicken and bone-in ribeye (it's called "The King," and you'll be having it for dinner) are cooked over wood-fueled flames. In keeping with the literary motif, the Southern-inspired craft cocktails reference literary classics, like plantation rum-based “On Stranger Tides” and “Drums of Autumn” with peach-infused bourbon. Dine inside, among aromas of a campfire, or on the expansive back patio, can of local brew in hand.

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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. Chops Lobster Bar 70 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

Serving authentic Wagyu beef with a BMS (Beef Marbling Score) of 12 out of 12, Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead has cornered the surf n turf market. Step into this dark wood dining room, and you won't hesitate at ordering a bone-in filet or something from the fresh seafood menu, like Rockefeller oysters and lobster tails in a savory butter-sage sauce.

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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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15. 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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16. 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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17. 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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18. 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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19. 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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20. 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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21. Leon's Full Service 131 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (Decatur)

Housed in an old gas station, Leon’s Full Service in Decatur practices the principle of southern hospitality, performing the restaurant equivalent of “full service,” while fueling you up with New American fare, not gasoline. Try sharing plates, charcuterie boards, larger plates, and hand-cut pommes frites, served golden-fried and ready to be outfitted with the most decadent of dipping sauces, including mango-peppadew ketchup, peppercorn gravy, and goat cheese fondue. The outdoor patio has tiny overhead lights and pebbled pavement, making for a delightful place to snack with friends and family.

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22. 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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23. The Pinewood Tippling Room 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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24. 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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25. 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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26. 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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27. 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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28. 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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29. 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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30. 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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31. 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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32. Seed Kitchen & Bar 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068 (Marietta)

Inside this sleek, light-filled Marietta spot, you can dig into creative takes on American cuisine, such as lemon & herb ricotta ravioli, chicken schnitzel, and hickory-smoked pork chop. The team here is offering up a solid cocktail menu, too, split into vintage and modern drinks -- from a classic Ward 8 (Rittenhouse Rye, fresh OJ, lemon, and homemade grenadine) to the inventive Delight Savings Time (Boosma, Parfait Amour, Salers, lemon, strawberry-rhubarb soda). You'll want to top it all off with the tres leches cake.

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33. 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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34. 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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35. 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.

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36. 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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37. 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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