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Industry Insiders Share Their Top Atlanta Restaurant Standbys of 2016

The go-to spots

Inside the dining room at Ticonderoga Club.
Ticonderoga Club
Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta

As we put a cap on 2016, Eater Atlanta surveyed a few dining experts for their takes on the past year. We asked them questions that range from from top newcomers to saddest closures. All answers will be revealed — (mostly) unedited and unadulterated — by the time we pop the cork on 2017.

Angela Hansberger, Creative Loafing contributor

Kimball House feels like an extension of home. It's the place where I celebrate good things and deal with sad things over oysters and impeccable service. BoccaLupo is my darling, my love, my meat gravy. Brush for when I want a long experiential meal of omakase, a soothing bowl of ramen, a few bites of sushi, or a tasting of spirits at the bar. Miller Union, for its incredible hospitality (including Neal), beautiful wine list, and that damn gumbo. Nam Phuong since I go there every Wednesday.

Brad Kaplan, Thirsty South founder and Creative Loafing contributor

There's no place I'd rather spend an evening than Ticonderoga Club. Yalla and Fred's battle for my lunchtime cravings.

Beth McKibben, Eater Atlanta contributor

Ticonderoga Club #teamchuckwagon — and everything else David Bies is serving. Then, add Madeira, rum old fashioneds, and cider. The Club is the total package for me.

BoccaLupo for bucatini and cocktails at the bar.

Bread & Butterfly for my weekly bit of Paris in Atlanta.

Chris Fuhrmeister, Eater Atlanta editor

If I’m going out for a nicer dinner, odds are I’m going to Ticonderoga Club, Staplehouse, Cakes & Ale, or Miller Union. For breakfast, I’m either walking to Home Grown for a biscuit or making the quick drive to The General Muir for a bagel and lox. We Suki Suki might be the restaurant I patronized most this year — it’s tough to beat a lunch of barbecue pork banh mi and coffee boba.

All Year in Eater Coverage [EATL]

The General Muir

1540 Avenue Place, , GA 30329 (678) 927-9131 Visit Website

Home Grown

968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 404-222-0455 Visit Website


541 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 524-5005 Visit Website

Ticonderoga Club

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 458-4534 Visit Website


753 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 404 577 2332

Brush Sushi Izakaya

316 Church Street, , GA 30030 (678) 949-9412 Visit Website

Kimball House

303 East Howard Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 378-3502 Visit Website

Bread & Butterfly

290 Elizabeth Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (678) 515-4536 Visit Website

We Suki Suki

479-B Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (404) 430-7613 Visit Website

Cakes & Ale

155 Sycamore Street, , GA 30030 (404) 377-7994 Visit Website

Miller Union

999 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (678) 733-8550 Visit Website