Despite all of the uncertainties and financial upheaval brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years, plenty of Atlanta restaurant and bar owners and food and beverage entrepreneurs plan to open new establishments in 2022 and beyond.
Check out this running list of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops set to open around Atlanta over the next year.
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Eclipse di Luna opens this spring at the Halcyon development in southern Forsyth County for tapas, paella, sangria, and salsa dancing.
EggRoll Boyz opens a permanent quick-service location this winter from the second story of the Windward Crossing shopping complex on Windward Parkway.
Foundation Social Eatery opens in downtown Alpharetta this summer. And the new location will include a Parisian-style shop serving grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, charcuterie, and coffee drinks.
Yumbii opens this spring at the Atwater shopping center across from Avalon on Old Milton Parkway.
Sunshine Alchemy, a vegetarian and vegan food truck turned cafe, is opening on Presidential Parkway as part of the growing collection of Prep Atlanta incubator restaurants.
Yalda, a Persian-Mediterranean restaurant, opens this year at the Osprey complex on the corner of Howell Mill Road and 10th Street.
Capella Cheese, a cheese shop featuring handmade, artisan selections co-owned by Raymond Hook, opens this fall on Ottley Drive.
Painted Pickle, a bar and restaurant focused on the game of pickleball, will open later this year. A second location could also open near the Perimeter.
Victory Brands, the group behind Victory Sandwich Bar, LLoyd’s, and Little Trouble, plans to open a new restaurant concept at the recently opened Indie Studios complex on Ottley Drive.
Common Roots Farmers Market, a 12,000-square-foot neighborhood grocery with a deli offering to-go food, an expansive outdoor seating area, and selling outdoor seasonal decor, opens by early fall.
Leftie Lee’s, a sandwich shop and bakery from Foodcation Forever chef and baker Vivian Lee, brings Korean-inspired baked goods and sandwiches to Olive and Pine in 2022.
Cultivate Food and Coffee opens below OrthoAtlanta at the Battery this spring.
Nourish + Bloom Market, a grocery store using artificial intelligence and delivery robots owned by Jamie and Jilea Hemmings, could open along the Beltline in the next year.
The Village Market, six shipping container storefronts to include a mix of retail and restaurants, will open two locations along the Eastside and Westside trails later this year. The new venture offers Black-owned businesses in Atlanta more visibility along the Beltline.
KPot Korean BBQ and Hot Pot opens at the Howell Mill Square shopping center in 2022.
Corner Grille is opening on Marietta Boulevard in the former Westside Pizza space serving Cajun and Creole fare.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q opens a third location by this summer in the former Hudson FC International Sports Pub space at Brookhaven Station on Peachtree Road.
The Ashford, a neighborhood restaurant owned by Blair and Matt Huckeba, opens in the former Pour space on Dresden Drive.
Botica opens this fall at Phipps Plaza in an expanded section of the luxury mall complex that will also include Nobu Hotel and a food hall.
Carmel, a coastal cuisine-inspired restaurant and bar from Tal Baum, opens at Buckhead Village this year.
Cava, a Mediterranean restaurant chain, is opening 14 locations throughout metro Atlanta. The first opened in Buckhead on June 25.
Little Rey, owned by Ford Fry, opens in a new portion of the Northcreek Office Park complex on Northside Parkway.
Lucy’s Market opens a second, smaller location this winter at Corso Atlanta on Howell Mill Road near West Paces and Northside Drive.
Okiboru Tsukemen and Ramen is opening in the former Karma Farm space at the Aramore on Peachtree in May and a yet-named Korean steakhouse takes over the former Restaurant Eugene space at the same condo complex. Both are owned by Justin Lim.
Recess opens this year in the former Cafe Posh space at Hanover Buckhead Village
Roshambo, and all-day diner, takes over the former Another Broken Egg Cafe space in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center on Peachtree Street this summer.
Sinbad Mediterranean Grill opens this fall in the former Bún Mì Vietnamese Grill space on Peachtree.
The Daily, the Charleston-based coffee shop and cafe owned by Michael and Melody Shemtov, opens in a new portion of the Northcreek Office Park complex on Northside Parkway
Yeppa and Co., from the owners of Storico Fresco and Forza Storico, opens this summer in the former Biltong Bar space at Buckhead Village.
Zakia Lebanese, Mendocino Farms, a location of Yard Milkshake Bar, and Mexican restaurant CT Reforma are all slated to open over the course of the coming year at Modera Prominence on Lenox Road.
Community Burger, owned by chef Todd Hogan, is opening at the Mill on Etowah development this spring.
A Mano opens this summer on Sylvan Road. First reported. Opened in 2017 at the corner of Ralph McGill Boulevard and Glen Iris Drive, owner George DeMeglio hopes to begin construction on the restaurant this summer.
Serenidad from chef Deborah Van Trece and real estate investor Shea Embry will open at the Point at the corner of Cascade Road and Benjamin E. Mays Drive, next to their restaurant Oreatha’s.
Smokey Stallion, a barbecue restaurant owned by the family of NFL quarterback Cam Newton, will open in the former Smoke Ring space on Nelson Street.
Spice and Sky, a rooftop bar and restaurant opening in June at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Chamblee, hired Bhojanic and Tandoori Pizza and Wing Co. chef and owner Archna Becker to help develop and consult on the menu.
The Breakfast Boys opens a second location in the former Tin Plate space on Commercial Street in early 2022.
KPot Korean BBQ and Hot Pot opens in the Cumberland Mall district in 2022.
Corner Slice, a Detroit-style pizzeria owned by Comet Pub and Lanes partner Ben Horgan, is opening this September in the former Avellino’s space on West College Avenue.
Glide Pizza is opening this year inside new brewery Inner Voice Brewing.
La Chiquiada, owned by Catherine Zuber, is opening in downtown Decatur this spring for breakfast tacos, conchas, and coffee in the morning and street tacos, roast chicken dinners, and happy hour in the evening.
Muchacho taco and coffee bar opens a second location this year behind Leon’s Full Service.
Opo Coffee, a coffee shop, roastery, and coffee training center from the owner of Taproom Coffee and Beer in Kirkwood, opens on East Howard Avenue this summer.
Kamayan ATL, the highly popular Filipino food pop-up founded by Mia Orino and Carlo Gan, opens as a restaurant in Asian Square.
Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ expands to Duluth this year.
Mochinut is opening at the Mall Corners Shopping Center this fall.
Snackboxe Bistro opens a second location soon on Pleasant Hill Road focused on Lao barbecue.
Grana, from chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella, opens next door to Taco Mac in Perimeter Center by the end of the year.
Puttshack opens its second Atlanta-area location by 2023, this time at the forthcoming High Street development.
Red Pepper Taqueria, known for its colorful mimosas at brunch and its margaritas, opens soon on Ashford Dunwoody Road.
Superica opens at Ashford Lane this summer.
The Halal Guys is opening at the State Farm at Park Center building some time this year.
The Hall at Ashford Lane, a nine-stall food hall, opens inside the former Henredon Furniture store at Perimeter Place (soon to be renamed Ashford Lane) on Olde Perimeter Way.
Valor Coffee is opening a second OTP location in Dunwoody Village by the end of 2022.
Schoolhouse Brewing is opening next door to the General Muir at Emory Point, across from the CDC complex on Clifton Road.
Westside Motor Lounge, a new bar, restaurant, and entertainment venue, opens this year at the Echo Street West development emerging at the corner of Northside Drive and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
Bonafide Deluxe opens on LaFrance Street, expect cocktails and draft beer paired with sandwiches from chef Nolan Wynn.
Exurbs — outer metro Atlanta
Mochibees doughnut shop is opening in the northern Atlanta city of Suwanee.
The Exchange, a large mixed-used development taking shape in the Gwinnett County city of Buford, will contain several restaurants as part of its dining district, including a food hall.
Enzo Italian Steakhouse is opening at Town Centre at Trilith this summer.
Fairway Social is headed to Town at Trilith (formerly Pinewood Forest) near Trilith Studios.
Sensu Sushi Restaurant and Bar opening at Town Centre at Trilith in Fayetteville (formerly Pinewood Forest), a planned community adjacent to Trilith movie studios,
Grant Park Coffeehouse relocated to downtown Atlanta and opens a second location back in Grant Park this summer in the Chosewood building at the corner of Grant Street and Georgia Avenue.
Grant Park Social, a cocktail bar serving 150 types of bourbon and desserts from Smokey Peach catering company, is opening on Glenwood Avenue.
Bankhead Seafood, backed by Atlanta rappers Killer Mike and T.I., opens as a 130-seat, two-story restaurant on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
Junior’s Pizza, owned by Alex and Jennifer Aton, is opening next spring in a new development on North Central Avenue.
Spoon, the Ormewood Park Thai restaurant owned by Sujaree Hewitt and her family, opens its second location in the south metro Atlanta city later this year.
Hattie B’s hot chicken opens a second Atlanta location at 10th Street and Howell Mill Road this spring.
Beeline Bagels, a New York-style bagel cart, launches near the Beltline in the neighborhood this spring.
BrewDog, the controversial UK-based brewing company, is opening an Atlanta location this year at the Stove Works complex.
Painted Park takes over the Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish space on North Highland Avenue and will serve food and drinks with expanded outdoor seating and lawn games along the Beltline.
The Daily, the Charleston-based coffee shop and cafe owned by Michael and Melody Shemtov, opens in the former Proof Bakeshop space later this year.
Mochibees doughnut shop is opening in the northern Atlanta city.
Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks owner Derrick Hayes plans to open a third location in Jonesboro.
Nourish Botanica, a sustainable greenhouse cafe on Pryor Stret owned by Quianah Upton, should open in 2022 with a commercial kitchen for rotating food vendors. The plant store and flower shop open March 5.
Chefs Market or Chefs Market at Building 7, a permanent location for the pop-up chefs market at the Pratt Pullman District takes over the Rogers Street space previously slated for Bellsmouth Cafe this spring.
Knights Park/Howell Station
Glide Pizza, all-day breakfast restaurant Pancake Social, seafood restaurant Girl Diver, and the first Georgia location of Boxcar Betty’s open in 2022 at Westside Paper.
El Gordo, from the owners behind Birria El Gordo, opens at Uptown Atlanta across the street from 26 Thai Kitchen and Bar and the Lindbergh MARTA station this fall.
Yet-named restaurant from chef Vincent Jung and the owners of Korean barbecue restaurant Miss Gogi opens at Uptown Atlanta this year.
101 Bagel Cafe opens a third location on Lower Roswell Road this year.
Marietta Street Artery
Culinary Dropout, an Arizona-based restaurant chain featuring live music and games, is opening at the Brickworks.
Postino Wine Cafe, an Arizona-based wine bar chain, is opening at the Brickwork near Food Terminal and Emmy Squared.
Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen takes over the 4 Rivers Smokehouse space on Marietta Street, opening its second location there in early 2022.
Alici, an Italian seafood and oyster bar, opens this summer at Midtown Promenade next in the former Frogs Cantina space.
Atlanta Breakfast Club at Atlantic Station later this summer.
By Weight and Measure, owned by Johnny Martinez and Brandon Ley (Joytstick Gamebar, Georgia Beer Garden) and Ian Carlson, opens at the Collective at Coda.
Holeman and Finch pub finally reopens this year at Colony Square.
Larakin, a petite wine and coffee bar owned by Jordan Chambers (Steady Hand Pour House), opens on 12th Street across from Cafe Lucia near Piedmont Park this summer.
Rose Bistro and Champagne Bar opens this fall at Atlantic Station in Midtown.
SmoQue Burger burger and sandwich shop opens at the Collective at Coda.
Taste Bar and Kitchen, a popular Houston all-day brunch hot spot, now includes a ghost kitchen at Forrest Eatery in Atlanta’s Berkeley Park neighborhood and opens a full-service location early this year nearby at the Atlantic building.
Urban Hai takes over the BurgerFi space on 12th Street this year.
Victory Restaurant and Lounge takes over the former Baraonda Ristorante space on Peachtree Street in Midtown later this year.
Multiple Atlanta Locations
CRU Hemp Lounge, owned by Atlanta-based restaurateur Dennis McKinley (the Original Hot Dog Factory), opens in multiple locations this summer, including in Union City, Douglasville, Marietta, Morrow, and Alpharetta. Two additional locations on Old National Highway and Decatur are also in the works.
Dugan’s, a popular Poncey-Highland sports bar known for its wings, is relocating by the end of the year from its present location on Ponce to what was formerly Northlake Mall.
Yet-named restaurant from the owner of El Tesoro is opening in the former Lawrence’s Cafe space, serving drinks centered on mezcal and dishes based on the foods of Acapulco.
Old Fourth Ward
Boon Development opens a restaurant and market on Decatur Street near Fetch dog park and bar.
Pizza Jeans is relocating from its present location on the second floor of Ponce City Market to the first floor of the central food hall this summer.
Seabird Oyster Bar opens this spring along the Eastside Beltline trail with a menu centered around raw bar selections and other seafood dishes paired with cocktails and sparkling wine.
Socu Prime, owned by chef Erica Barrett, opens in February 2022 next door to upcoming brewery Biggerstaff Brewing Company and Staplehouse Market.
H&W Steakhouse opens in the former Black Walnut Cafe space on Peachtree Parkway.
Jinbei West, from the owner of Yakitori Jinbei in Smyrna, is opening Jinbei West on Town Center Boulevard this fall.
Ponce City Market
Bibi, a Persian restaurant from the owners of Delbar, is opening this summer in the Central Food Hall.
Umbrella Bar opens early 2022 in the expanded food hall for kimbob, bibimbap, meat skewers, and Korean corn dogs paired with Korean beers, soju, cocktails, and slushies.
East Pole Coffee opens in the former San Francisco Coffee/Apotheos Roastery space at Plaza on Ponce.
Jinya Ramen still plans to open at Plaza on Ponce along North Highland Avenue in the back of the complex.
Tio Lucho’s, a Peruvian restaurant serving seafood and ceviche owned by La Chingana pop-up chef Arnaldo Castillo, is opening on North Highland Avenue in June.
Smith Gourmet Creations, a catering service and food truck serving comfort foods like fried shrimp, blackened salmon cake egg rolls, and garlic butter crab fries, is opening a permanent restaurant.
Breaker Breaker from the team behind Grindhouse Killer Burgers is opening at the redeveloped Stein Steel and Supply Co. plant along the Eastside Beltline trail this year.
El Malo (“The Bad Guy”), a rum bar backed by one of the restaurateurs behind Supremo Taco is opening at the Atlanta Dairies complex on Memorial Drive this fall.
La Semilla, opening at Modera Reynoldstown on Memorial Drive, will serve a menu centered around vegan Latin dishes and drinks, including crunch wraps made with seitan beef and sopes with seitan asada as well as squash empanadas and king oyster mushroom carnitas enchiladas.
Salt Factory, from the F&H Food Trading Group, the restaurant group behind Little Alley Steak, plans to open a location of their suburban gastropub at Madison Yards.
Spina Pizza, from Anthony Spina Jr., and Small Fry, from 8ARM and Fishmonger owners Skip Engelbrecht and chef Nhan Le, are opening at Atlanta Dairies on Memorial this year.
Wylie and Rum, a rum bar and Caribbean restaurant, opens in July along Moreland Avenue on the border between the Reynoldstown and Edgewood neighborhoods.
Bryan Furman BBQ, a new restaurant owned by pitmaster Bryan Furman opening in early 2022, will be a celebration of Black barbecue traditions. The existing house on the Bolton Road property will be torn down to make way for a new building and smokehouse. Read the full story here.
Casa Robles, a Spanish-Latin restaurant from the owners of Table and Main, opens in the former Whiskey Project space on Oak Street.
Cubanos ATL should open behind former live music venue Gypsy Rose on Alpharetta Street.
Doodle Pies serving sweet and savory mini pies paired with hot coffee opens this spring on Woodstock Road in Roswell.
Baraonda closed after 21 years at the corner of Peachtree and 3rd streets in Midtown, but is relocating to the Adley City Springs apartment complex on Roswell Road this year.
Carta’s Azucar Cuban Cuisine restaurant later this spring. Azucar the restaurant opens on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, next door to Three Dollar Cafe.
Yalda, a Persian-Mediterranean restaurant, opens this year at Aria Village off of Abernathy Road.
Ben’s Seafood and Bar replaces Wade’s Fine Eatery on Concord Road.
Wild Leap opens a location with two levels this fall at Centennial Yards South, part of a 50-acre redevelopment of the historic Gulch and railyards.
A yet-named 21-stall food hall will serve as the anchor tenant when it opens this year at Underground Atlanta.
A yet-named rooftop diner and cocktail bar from Slater Hospitality (Nine Mile Station, Skyline Park) opens in 2023 at 222 Mitchell.
South Forsyth County
Il Bottegone European-style market opens at the Halcyon development.
Gocha’s Tapas Bar, from the owner of Gocha’s Breakfast Bar, will open in the Publix-anchored Sandtown Crossing complex this spring.
Hippin Hops Brewery opens its third location on Memorial Drive in May with a food menu centered on soul food.
Hodgepodge Coffeehouse should open another Atlanta location along Hank Aaron Drive.
Press Start, from Char Korean and Girl Diver owner chef Richard Tang, opens as an old school arcade and bar along Georgia Avenue.
Redacted Basement Drink Parlor, the Summerhill conspiracy theory-themed bar, still plans to open along Georgia Avenue.
Southern National from chef Duane Nutter (formerly of One Flew South) and restaurateur Reggie Washington opens this year on Georgia Avenue.
Mambo Zombi, a cocktail bar above Georgia Beer Garden on Edgewood, opens this summer.
Antico Sporto, from the owner of Antico Pizza, is opening at the Publix-anchored Hugh Howell Marketplace in 2022.
Gusto opens its 12th location with a drive-thru on Hugh Howell Road in 2022.
Brash Kitchen all-day cafe opens at the Works soon from Brash founder Chris McLeod and Stop Think Chew chef and owner Julia Kesler Imerman.
Chattahoochee Food Works sees the first restaurant stalls opening this spring and summer and throughout the summer at the 31-stall food hall. The food hall includes a location of popular Cuban sandwich shop Cubanos ATL. Several stalls are now open.
Fetch Park opens this year at the Works complex, an 80-acre development that includes food hall Chattahoochee Food Works.
Foundation, a cocktail bar serving charcuterie boards, is opening near Fox Bros Bar-B-Q and Dr. Scofflaw’s Laboratory and Beer Garden at the Works, also home to food hall Chattahoochee Food Works.
The 3rd Spot, a gaming venue offering food, cocktails, and plenty of game options, opens early this year at the emerging Works complex on Chattahoochee Avenue.
Waffle Experience, a California-based breakfast and brunch restaurant, opens at the Works development along Chattahoochee Avenue in northwest Atlanta.
A yet-named, tapas restaurant backed by the Select and Paces and Vine owner Dave Green opens at the Works this summer.
Bartaco opens this summer at Vinings Jubliee, replacing Mexican restaurant Guaco Joe’s at the boutique complex.
Dad’s, a bar and restaurant serving cocktails and comfort food inspired by “cool dads” from the 1960s to the 1990s, is opening in the former Diesel Filling Station space.
Yet-named restaurant/bar from Little Spirit owner Randy Pechin opens this year in the former Diesel Filling Station space on North Highland.
Grass VBQ Joint relocated back to Atlanta from Stone Mountain. It’s currently operating out of Triton Yards food truck park before settling in its new location at Oak Street Eats.
Honeysuckle Gelato is opening a retail shop at the new Lee and White food hall.
Lake and Oak Neighborhood Barbecue, owned by chefs Todd Richards and Josh Lee, opens later this year at the Lee and White complex.
Portrait Coffee, an Atlanta-based roastery, opens this year at the Lottie Watkins Building on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, one block north of the historic Wrens Nest House Museum.
Yet-named food hall joins restaurants, breweries, offices, and retail shops now open at or planned for the Lee and White complex along the Westside Beltline.
Westside-Howell Mill Road/Brady Avenue/Marietta St. Artery
Culinary Dropout, a restaurant offering live music and games, is opening at the Brickworks along Marietta Street.
Fight Club, a dart bar and restaurant based in the UK, opens this year at the emerging Star Metals complex.
Humble Pie, a restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas, pot pies, and a variety of dessert pies from Lazy Betty chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips, opens at the Interlock on Howell Mill Road this spring.
Leave of Absence (L.O.A.), a resort-style pool, outdoor bar, and restaurant venue from the company behind Ponce City Market rooftop restaurant Nine Mile Station and Skyline Park, opens on the roof of the Interlock on Howell Mill Road early this year.
Palo Santo will likely take over the former Do pizzeria space on West Marietta Street this year.
Postino Wine Cafe, an Arizona-based chain, is opening at the Brickworks across from Emmy Squared.
Savi Provisions is opening another neighborhood market at the emerging Star Metals complex on Howell Mill Road.
Superica is opening next door to seafood restaurant and oyster bar the Optimist on Howell Mill Road.
SMR Tap bar could open this winter at the emerging Star Metals complex on Howell Mill Road.
Sushi Hayakawa relocates from Buford Highway this summer to the ground floor of Star Metals on Howell Mill Road.
Wagamama Japanese and ramen restaurant is opening at the Star Metals complex along Howell Mill Road.
Atlanta Location TBD
Amar Bien was to open at the Westside Village complex on Marietta Boulevard. Those plans were scraped while owners Howard and Anita Hsu scout new locations for the restaurant.
Bocado closed March 27 on Howell Mill Road, but owner Brian Lewis plans to reopen the restaurant known for its burger elsewhere, possibly in another westside Atlanta neighborhood.
Botanico Kitchen and Bar in Buckhead closed above Savi Provisions on Pharr Road, but plans to relocate the club-like Mexican restaurant and bar are already underway.
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, a 24-hour automat, will open five Atlanta-area locations.
Dear Friend Bagels, owned by Dale Donchey of Spiller Park Coffee, will open as a bagel shop and delicatessen in Atlanta. Donchey tells Eater he’s eyeing space in downtown Atlanta.
Graffiti Breakfast closed at Chattahoochee Food Works in early January and plans to reopen in a new Atlanta location.
Omakase by Yun, owned by chef Jonathan Yun, is relocating from Chirori Japanese restaurant on 14th Street in Midtown to a new, undisclosed location this summer.
Zilch Market, a non-alcoholic bottle shop and cocktail bar, is opening in city of Atlanta.