On Monday, November 16, Eater Atlanta will present the 2015 Eater Awards, our sixth annual celebration of all that's made the restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, and the voting begins right now. First up is Restaurant of the Year. The nominees:
Located in Buckhead's St. Regis Hotel, Atlas has become a critical darling since opening January. Christopher Grossman is reviving American fine dining cuisine, and the restaurant has received three stars from Atlanta Magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and a whopping four stars from Creative Loafing.
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Since opening in Westside last December, the Castellucci Hospitality Group's latest restaurant has been regarded as its best. Executive chef Landon Thompson was named as a James Beard Award semifinalist for his take on Basque cuisine.
Guy Wong's latest restaurant, which began service in March, is getting good buzz in Westside. The menu features Vietnamese soup and noodle dishes, plus entrees such as spicy chile prawns and shaking beef. Local fans admire the upscale take on Vietnamese cuisine and its intown location.
Anne Quatrano's restaurant opened in May downstairs from Bacchanalia in Westside Provisions District. Executive chef Joe Schafer is turning out classic continental cuisine with his own modern touches.
Neapolitan style is well represented in Atlanta, but this walk-up counter inside Irwin Street Market is turning the local pizza scene on its head and has been getting rave reviews for its New Jersey-style "Gandma Pie" since opening in January. Plus, it's one of the few local pizzerias that serves top-notch slices.
Cast your vote for this year's top restaurant below. Eater writers and editors will confer and choose a winner from the top three vote-getters.