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The Number of Atlanta Restaurants Not Reopening This Week Continues to Grow

These Atlanta-area restaurants are holding off on reopening dining rooms

The Colonnade restaurant on Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta
The Colonnade owners will keep the iconic Southern restaurant on Cheshire Bridge Road closed
The Colonnade

Restaurants across Georgia are allowed to resume dine-in service as long as they follow a list of 39 “minimum basic operations” guidelines set forth by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Those measures include: screening employees for COVID-19 symptoms, requiring employees to wear masks, staggering shifts, and limiting the number of people inside the dining room by spacing out seating. Restaurants are limited to ten diners per 500 square feet inside the dining room and bar area.

Atlanta restaurant owners were quick to react to the controversial news, with some calling Gov. Kemp’s decision “irresponsible,” “unsafe,” and “unfathomable.” Despite the ability to resume dine-in service, there’s a long and growing list of restaurants choosing not to reopen dining rooms right now, and it reads like a who’s who of Atlanta’s most notable chefs, biggest restaurant groups, and beloved neighborhood establishments.

Most restaurant owners cite the health and safety of employees and patrons as the biggest factor for holding off on reopening dining rooms, along with needing adequate time to put further health and safety measures into practice.

Below is a list of restaurants holding off on reopening for dine-in service, but will continue takeout and delivery until further notice. Follow individual restaurants on social media for additional reopening plans.

5Church (reopening for takeout/delivery only 4/28)

10 Degrees South

a Mano

Ah-Ma’s Taiwanese Kitchen

Atlanta Chinatown (food court reopens for takeout only April 27; no dine-in service)

Argosy

Aria

Aziza

B-Side Cafe/The Deer and the Dove

Babs Midtown

Banjo Coffee

Banshee

Bantam and Biddy

Barcelona Wine Bar

Bartaco

Bellina Alimentari

Big Chow Grill

Biltong Bar (Buckhead & Ponce City Market)

Blue India

Blue Moon Pizza

Bocado

BoccaLupo

Bon Ton

Bread and Butterfly (takeout starts soon)

Brewhouse Cafe

Brick Store Pub

Brocket Pub House

Budi’s Sushi

Buenas Dias Cafe

Busy Bee Cafe

Butter and Cream

Buttermilk Kitchen

Cafe Alsace

Cafe Intermezzo

Calle Latina

Carmeli’s Pizza

Castellucci Hospitality Group: Bar Mercado, Cooks & Soldiers, The Iberian Pig, Recess, Double Zero, Sugo

Colletta

Comet Pub Lanes

Concentrics Restaurants: TWO Urban Licks, Parish, Bully Boy

Condesa Coffee

Dish Korean

Ecco Midtown

El Ponce

Empire State South

Escobar Restaurant and Tapas

Establishment

Falafel Nation

Farm Burger

Figo Pasta

Firepit Pizza Tavern

Flip Burger

Flying Biscuit

Folk Art Restaurant

Ford Fry’s restaurants: Superica, no. 246, Little Rey, JCT Kitchen, the Optimist, BeetleCat, King and Duke, St. Cecilia, Marcel

Forza Storico (tentative reopening May 11)

Foundation Social Eatery

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Freshii (reopening for takeout only)

Fritti

Gu’s Kitchen, Gu’s Dumplings

Grand China

Grecian Gyro

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Golden Eagle

Hampton + Hudson

Hazel Jane’s Wine Bar

Heirloom Market BBQ

Hell Yeah Gluten Free

Hen Mother Cookhouse

Home Grown

Honeysuckle Gelato

Hopkins and Company: Holeman and Finch, H&F Burger, Hop’s Chicken, C. Ellet’s

Hopstix

Hotto Hotto Ramen & Teppanyaki

JenChan’s Restaurant and Supper Club

Jinya Ramen

Kaleidoscope Bistro

Kimball House

Krog Street Market (curbside and takeout from stalls only; no on-site dining)

La Abuelas at Spindle Kitchen

Ladybird Mess Hall

La Grotta

Lazy Betty

Leon’s Full Service

Liberty Pizza

Little Bear

Little Farmhouse Cafe

Little’s Food Store

Little Tart Bakeshop

Local Green

Lyla Lila

Makimomo

Man Chun Hong

Manny’s Grant Park Tavern

Manuel’s Tavern

Marietta Pizza Co.

Memphis Smokehouse

Midway Pub

Miller Union

Ming’s BBQ

Miso Ko

Mission + Market

Mix’d Up Burgers

Monkey 68

Muchacho

NaanStop

Napoleon’s

NFA Burger

Nina & Rafi

Nino’s Italian Restaurant

Noble Fin

Noni’s

Northern China Eatery

Oak Steakhouse

O-Ku

Patria Cocina

Pisano’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Porter Pizza and Brewery

Pour Kitchen and Bar

Publico Kitchen and Bar

Ration and Dram

Red Beard Restaurants: Gunshow, Revival, Cold Beer

Redbird

Refuge Coffee (check out the story on the shop’s neighborhood coffee deliveries)

Rina

Rising Son

Rock Steady

RO Hospitality: Table & Main, Osteria Mattone, Coalition Food & Beverage (through at least May 11)

Root Baking Co./Pizza Jeans

Ruby Chow’s

Rye Restaurants: The General Muir, Yalla, Fred’s Meat and Bread, West Egg Cafe

Salaryman

Schlotzksy’s Deli (Georgia locations)

Snackboxe Bistro

Sotto Sotto

South City Kitchen Midtown/Vinings

Southern Belle

Souper Jenny

South Cobb Diner

Southern Custard

Spiller Park Coffee-Toco Hills (reopening curbside takeout only May 1)

Spring

Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante (tentative reopening May 11)

Sweet Auburn BBQ (check out the food truck traveling to neighborhoods)

Tamarind Restaurant Group: Nan Thai Fine Dining Tuk Tuk Thai Food, Chai Yo Thai

Taqueria Del Sol

The Albert

The Colonnade

The Consulate

The Highlander

The Lawrence

The Original El Taco

The Painted Duck

The Painted Pin

The Pig and the Pearl

The Spice House

The Stratford

The Varsity (drive-in/walk-up only)

THERE Bar (possible reopening in 3 weeks)

Ticonderoga Club

Ton Ton

Torched Hop Brewing Company

Tupelo Honey

Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

Upbeet

Umi

Unsukay Restaurants: Muss and Turners, MTH Pizza, Local Three, Eleanor’s

Varasano’s

Varuni Napoli (Midtown/Krog Street Market)

Victory Brands: Victory Sandwich Bar, LLoyd’s, Little Trouble, S.O.S Tiki Bar

Vino Venue

Watchman’s

West Cobb Diner

We Suki Suki: the Global Grub Collective

Wonderkid

Word of Mouth Restaurants: Arnette’s Chop Shop, Haven, Velenza, Vero

Yeah! Burger

Yebo Beach Haus

Yumbii

Zuzzu Pizza


Stay home if sick. Check the Georgia Department of Public Health website for guidance and twice-daily updates on the latest number of reported COVID-19 cases.

Home Grown

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

Torched Hop Brewing Company

249 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 835-2040 Visit Website

Fritti

309 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 880-9559 Visit Website

no. 246

129 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, , GA 30030 (678) 399-8246 Visit Website

Souper Jenny

1082 Huff Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 603-9977 Visit Website

Mission + Market

3550 Lenox Road Northeast, , GA 30326 (404) 948-2927 Visit Website

Hampton + Hudson

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 948-2123 Visit Website

Sweet Auburn BBQ

656 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (678) 515-3550 Visit Website

A Mano

587 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast, , GA 30312 (404) 549-7727 Visit Website

Heirloom Market BBQ

2243 Akers Mill Road Southeast, , GA 30339 (770) 612-2502 Visit Website

The Deer and The Dove

155 Sycamore Street, , GA 30030 (404) 748-4617 Visit Website

Forza Storico

1198 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (404) 464-8096 Visit Website

Varuni Napoli

1540 Monroe Drive Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 709-2690 Visit Website

Brick Store Pub

125 East Court Square, , GA 30030 (404) 687-0990 Visit Website

NFA Burger

5465 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, , GA 30338 (404) 666-2874 Visit Website

Ton Ton

, , GA 30308 (404) 883-3507 Visit Website

St. Cecilia

3455 Peachtree Road Northeast, , GA 30326 (404) 554-9995 Visit Website

Golden Eagle

904 Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 963-1703 Visit Website

The Painted Pin

737 Miami Circle Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 814-8736 Visit Website

O-Ku

1085 Howell Mill Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 500-2383 Visit Website

The Painted Duck

976 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 352-0048 Visit Website

Revival

129 Church Street, , GA 30030 (470) 225-6770 Visit Website

Superica

605 Overton Street, , TN 37203 (615) 709-3148 Visit Website

Snackboxe Bistro

6035 Peachtree Road, , GA 30360 (770) 417-8082 Visit Website

Falafel Nation

1170 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (470) 355-9951 Visit Website

Oak Steakhouse

950 3rd Street, , GA 30009 (678) 722-8333 Visit Website

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

1133 Huff Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 350-5500 Visit Website

Umi

3050 Peachtree Road Northwest, , GA 30305 (404) 841-0040 Visit Website

Osteria Mattone

1095 Canton Street, , GA 30075 (678) 878-3378 Visit Website

Cold Beer

670 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, , GA 30312 (404) 254-1032 Visit Website

BoccaLupo

753 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 577-2332 Visit Website

Lyla Lila

693 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 963-2637 Visit Website

Ecco

40 7th Street Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 347-9555 Visit Website

South City Kitchen Midtown

1144 Crescent Avenue Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 873-7358 Visit Website

Farm Burger

882 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, , CA 94960 (415) 785-4802 Visit Website

Butter & Cream

416 Church Street, , GA 30030 (404) 378-7272 Visit Website

The Albert

918 Austin Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 872-4990 Visit Website

Upbeet

1071 Howell Mill Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 347-1071 Visit Website

Double Zero

1700 Lincoln Boulevard, , CA 90291 (424) 280-4672 Visit Website

Cafe Alsace

121 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 373-5622 Visit Website

The Original El Taco

1186 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 873-4656 Visit Website

Gunshow

924 Garrett Street, , GA 30316 (404) 380-1886 Visit Website

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

1842 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 254-2273 Visit Website

Bully Boy

828 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast, , GA 30306 (678) 904-5607 Visit Website

Bar Mercado

Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 480-4866 Visit Website

Nina & Rafi

661 Auburn Avenue Northeast, , GA 30312 (404) 549-8997 Visit Website

The Optimist

1400 Adams Street, , TN 37208 (615) 709-3156 Visit Website

Buttermilk Kitchen

4225 Roswell Road Northeast, , GA 30342 (678) 732-3274 Visit Website

Rising Son

124 North Avondale Road, , GA 30002 (404) 600-5297 Visit Website

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

1238 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 577-4030 Visit Website

Muchacho

904 Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 748-9254 Visit Website

Babs Midtown

814 Juniper Street Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 541-0888 Visit Website

The Highlander

931 Monroe Drive Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 872-0060 Visit Website

The Consulate

10 10th Street Northwest, , GA 30309 (404) 254-5760 Visit Website

Sugo

10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097 (770) 817-8000

We Suki Suki

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

Colletta

900 3rd Street, , GA 30009 (678) 722-8335 Visit Website

BeetleCat

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (678) 732-0360 Visit Website

Midtown

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Little Rey

1878 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, , GA 30324 (770) 796-0207 Visit Website

Yumbii

1927 Peachtree Road, , GA 30309 (404) 975-3444 Visit Website

Bellina Alimentari

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 330-9933 Visit Website

Hen Mother Cookhouse

11705 Jones Bridge Road, , GA 30005 (770) 417-8404 Visit Website

Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

3167 Peachtree Road Northeast, , GA 30305 (404) 500-2181 Visit Website

The Iberian Pig

121 Sycamore Street, , GA 30030 (404) 371-8800 Visit Website

Redbird

1198 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (404) 900-5172 Visit Website

Root Baking Co.

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (470) 639-8046 Visit Website

Aria

490 East Paces Ferry Road Northeast, , GA 30305 (404) 233-7673 Visit Website

Lazy Betty

1530 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 975-3692 Visit Website

Cooks & Soldiers

691 14th Street Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 996-2623 Visit Website

Barcelona Wine Bar

1622 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 588-5500 Visit Website

Park Tavern

500 10th Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 249-0001 Visit Website

Sotto Sotto

313 N Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 404 523 6678 Visit Website

Spring

90 Marietta Station Walk NE, Marietta, Marietta, GA 3006GA 30060 (678) 540-2777 Visit Website

Marcel

1170 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (404) 665-4555 Visit Website

Table & Main

1028 Canton Street, , GA 30075 (678) 869-5178 Visit Website

Butter and Cream

661 Auburn Avenue Northeast, , GA 30312 (404) 709-2173 Visit Website

YEAH! BURGER

1168 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (404) 496-4393 Visit Website

Blue Moon Pizza

4600 West Village Place, , GA 30080 (770) 436-4446 Visit Website

Brewhouse Cafe

401 Moreland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 525-7799 Visit Website

Miller Union

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

Salaryman

2371 Hosea L Williams Drive Southeast, , GA 30317 (404) 228-1458 Visit Website

TWO urban licks

820 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 522-4622 Visit Website

Folk Art Restaurant

465 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 537-4492 Visit Website

Argosy

470 Flat Shoals Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 577-0407 Visit Website

El Ponce

939 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 881-6040 Visit Website

Rina

699 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 343-0362 Visit Website

Empire State South

999 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 541-1105 Visit Website

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