It's almost time to wrap up voting for the 2015 Eater Awards, our sixth annual celebration of all that's made the restaurant world run in the past 12 months, but there's one category to go. We've already narrowed down finalists for Atlanta's Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and So Hot Right Now, and Bartender of the Year. Next up is Stone Cold Stunner, recognizing the best-looking restaurant that opened in Atlanta this year. The nominees:
Yes, it's a high-end fine dining restaurant, but remove the tables and Atlas could serve as an impressive art gallery. Among the collection are paintings by Pablo Picasso, Chaim Soutine, Lucien Freud, Vincent van Gogh, Marc Chagall, and, fittingly for a restaurant, Francis Bacon.
Designed by Victory Brands' Ian Jones, the Westside cocktail bar takes inspiration from '80s sci-fi cult classic Blade Runner. Shadows and neon lighting flood the space, and Little Trouble has quickly become one of the most Instagram-worthy scenes in Atlanta.
Not far from Little Trouble, walking into Ford Fry's European-inspired steakhouse feels like taking a step back in time. The restaurant salutes the dining of yesteryear, and the old-school decor, which could have come off as trite, is whimsical.
The Staplehouse team kept it simple. Located in an old building on Edgewood avenue, the restaurant's design lets the bones show in a good way. Exposed brick and dark wooden beams are accented by stainless steel, subway tile, and leather.
Kevin Ouzts' first full-service restaurant is meat-centric, which is obvious with the large cuts hanging behind glass and old photos of butchers on display. Some have questioned the name, but no one is complaining about the design.
Polls are open for 24 hours, so cast your vote for Atlanta's best-looking restaurant below. Eater writers and editors will confer and choose a winner from the top three vote-getters.