Atlanta’s dining scene is beginning to come back online after more than a year of uncertainties and months of financial and construction delays brought on by the pandemic. New restaurants, bars, and coffee shops are now opening nearly every week in Atlanta and across the surrounding metro area. It’s hard to keep track.
Below is a listing of the latest openings to know this month, which will be updated weekly with new additions as more restaurants and bars open for businesses around town. Did Eater miss a recent restaurant opening in your neighborhood this week? Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.
Avondale Estates: Santo Cantina and Cocina opens in December in the former Good Karma coffee shop space on North Avondale Road.
Brookhaven: Greek Pizzeria and Gyros opens December 1 in the Skyland Shopping Center on Clairmont Road.
Buckhead: Fetch opens at luxe outdoor mall Buckhead Village District (formerly the Shops Buckhead Atlanta) in December.
Ponce City Market: LaRayia’s Bodega, a vegan market and takeout spot, opens December 3 next to Batter Cookie Dough and Saint-Germain Bakery.
Ponce City Market: Vietvana Vietnamese food stall opens in December in the expanded central food hall.
Poncey-Highland: Georgia Boy, the tasting menu restaurant hidden behind the dining room at Southern Belle, reopens December 2 at Plaza on Ponce.
Alpharetta: Up on the Roof, a Greenville-based restaurant and bar, is now open atop Liberty Hall in downtown.
Alpharetta: The Original Hot Dog Factory is now open at the food hall at Halcyon.
Buckhead: Le Bon Nosh, an all-day Parisian-inspired cafe and wine bar, is now open at the Irby complex.
Buckhead: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse reopens November 17 at Phipps Plaza.
Buckhead: Sweetgreen is now open at Lenox Square, taking over the former ATL Taco space at the Buckhead mall.
Buckhead: Amalfi Cucina and Mercato, a pizzeria and Italian restaurant next door to cocktail and cigar bar Red Phone Booth, is now open on Peachtree Road.
Chamblee: Cajun Seafood Kitchen Viet-Cajun restaurant is now open at Buford Highway Plaza, the same retail complex as Lee’s Bakery.
Downtown: Cheesecaked, a bakery-cafe owned by Shawn Brown serving personal-sized cheesecakes, paninis, and wild milkshake concoctions, is now open at Underground Atlanta.
Duluth: Mochibees, a cafe serving mochi doughnuts, opened on Old Norcross Road. Locations are also planned for the Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the Doraville H-Mart.
Fayetteville: Woodstone Bakery and Cafe is now open at Town Centre at Trilith (formerly Pinewood Forest) in Fayetteville, just south of Atlanta.
Glenwood Park: Pho Cue, a restaurant and pop-up blending Vietnamese flavors and dishes with central Texas barbecue, is open on Garrett Street, across from Gunshow.
Kirkwood: Le Petit Marche is back open and now owned by Osiris Ballard and chef Anthony Sanders, the pair behind Atlanta Breakfast Club and ABC Chicken and Waffles.
Krog Street Market: Papi’s Cuban Grill is now open at Krog Street Market. The Tampa-based Cuban restaurant and sangria bar is next door to Soul: Food and Culture.
Krog Street Market: Indulge Popcorn opens November 19 at the market for caramel and cheddar, white chocolate, and vegan butter popcorn and mix-and-match batches.
Midtown: Refuge Coffee Co. opened a third Atlanta-area location at the Woodruff Arts Center.
Piedmont Heights: Daily Chew, the takeout window from Stop Think Chew private chef Julia Kesler Imerman, is open on Liddell Drive, Wednesday through Sunday, for coffee and light breakfast, along with rotisserie chicken pita wraps and bowls.
Ponce City Market: Nani’s Piri Piri Chicken, serving rotisserie chicken rubbed with piri piri, is now open at the expanded central food hall.
Underwood Hills: Deliah’s Everyday Soul food stall is open at Chattahoochee Food Works.
Westside Provisions District: Yeah Burger finally reopened debuting its much-hyped “100% plant-based” menu.
Dunwoody: Bar Peri is now open at the AC Hotel Perimeter Center in Dunwoody for cocktails and tapas.
Kirkwood/Edgewood: Dead End Drinks, formerly Ration and Dram, changed its name and shifted food operations to a pop-up kitchen hosting roving Atlanta chefs on October 1.
Marietta: Tuesdays in Marietta coffee shop is now open on Church Street.
Marietta: Scoville Hot Chicken, owned by Sonny Fowler, is now open at the Sandy Plains Plaza in Marietta
Oakhurst: Ford’s BBQ opened in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur in the former Matador Mexican Cantina space.
Old Fourth Ward: Handlebar, a cycling-themed bar from the owner of Edgewood Pizza, is now open at the corner of Boulevard and Edgewood.
Old Fourth Ward: Docent x CB coffee shop, from Docent Coffee and chef Kevin Gillespie, opens October 16 on the covered patio at Cold Beer.
Poncey-Highland: Bully Boy, the seafood restaurant owned by Concentrics Restaurants, reopened with a new Japanese kaiseki-inspired menu.
Reynoldstown: Muchacho reopened along the Eastside Beltline, debuting its newly expanded dining room and a new food and drink menu.
Sandy Springs: G’s Pizzeria, a takeout pizza restaurant from the owners of Il Giallo, is now open on Roswell Road near Il Giallo.
Tucker: Papi Ali’s, a Latin vegan bowl, sandwich, and wraps restaurant, is now open on Main Street.
Underwood Hills: Krave Korean is now open on Collier Road for takeout and dine-in service.
Underwood Hills: Scoville Hot Chicken is now open in the former P. Red’s BBQ space at the corner of Chattahoochee Avenue and Defoor Circle.
Buckhead: Alon’s Bakery and Market is now open at luxury mall Phipps Plaza. Located next to Nordstrom, Alon’s offers the same menu found at both the Morningside and Dunwoody markets and features a large patio.
Decatur: Inner Voice Brewing opened September 17 on West Ponce. Glide Pizza opens there later this fall.
Midtown: Epicurean Atlanta, a 16-story hotel for food lovers with a show kitchen restaurant Reverence and terrace-level restaurant and bar, opens on West Peachtree.
Midtown: Toscano Ristorante Italiano, from the owners of Sandy Springs Italian restaurant Cibo e Beve, is now open at Atlantic Station.
Midtown: Marrakech Express and Zaddy’s, the final two food stalls in Politan Row food hall, are now open at Colony Square.
Old Fourth Ward: Biggerstaff Brewing Company is now open and serving coffee, beer, and food next door to Staplehouse Market on Edgewood Avenue.
Sandy Springs: Tre Vele Italian restaurant and market, from Mission and Market chef Ian Winslade and brothers Ryan and Jonathan Akly, opened in the former Three Sheets restaurant.
Westside/Howell Mill: Holiday Bar, an open-air coffee and cocktail bar, opened at the corner of Howell Mill Road and 14th Street.
Westside/Howell Mill: Snooze An A.M. Eatery opens September 1 at the new Osprey complex on the corner of Howell Mill Road and 10th Street.
Buckhead: Bellwood Coffee is open every weekday as part of Peachtree Workspace at 1776 Peachtree on the edge of the Ardmore neighborhood.
Buckhead: Red Phone Booth cocktail lounge and cigar bar opens Friday, August 13, taking over the former Gordon Biersch space on Peachtree Road.
Castleberry Hill: Neyow’s Creole Cuisine and Rooftop Restaurant opens August 26 on Walker Street.
Chamblee: Yummy Place Korean fried chicken restaurant, with locations in Duluth and on Caroline Street in Edgewood, is now open in Chamblee.
Chamblee: Surina Thai, from the owner of Thai Norcross, is now open next door to Mamak Vegan off Chamblee Tucker Road.
Doraville: Arepa Grill is now open at the Korean Town shopping complex on Buford Highway.
Duluth: A location of Pelicana Korean fried chicken is now open on Pleasant Hill Road.
Dunwoody: Yao, a Thai-Chinese restaurant from the owners of Tum Pok Pok, is now open near Perimeter Center.
Dunwoody: Iron Hill Brewery is open on Hammond Drive near Perimeter Mall.
Jonesboro: Nouveau Bar and Grill is open in the former Firehouse Museum for jerk wings, sticky fried ribs, four cheese spinach dip, and Windy City crab cakes.
Kennesaw: Prince Palace Indian Bistro, specializing in Indian, Himalayan, and Nepalese cuisine, is open on Cherokee Street at the Shiloh Square Shopping Center.
Midtown: Steak Market, the 200-seat, multi-level restaurant and members-only cigar lounge, is now open on Juniper Street.
Morningside/Midtown: Guac y Margys restaurant and margarita bar is now open inside the former Amsterdam Cafe just outside of Piedmont Park.
Piedmont Heights: Brooklyn Bagels and Deli is now open at Ansley Mall.
Stone Mountain: The Vibrary wine bar and bookstore, owned by Candace Walker, is now open on Main Street.
Underwood Hills: Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is now open at the Works off of Chattahoochee Avenue.
Underwood Hills: Dash and Chutney, owned by chef and Food Network personality Palak Patel, is now open at Chattahoochee Food Works serving vegan takes on Indian street foods.
Virginia-Highland: Doughnut Dollies is now open at the corner of Virginia and North Highland avenues.
Buckhead: Lamb Shack, a takeout and delivery restaurant from chef Pano Karatassos and Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, is now open at the group’s Greek restaurant Kyma.
Chamblee: Antiguo Lobo, owned by Jesús Oñate Jr., is now open on Peachtree Road with a menu of dishes from multiple regions throughout Mexico.
Downtown: Mr. Fries Man, specializing in loaded French fry platters, is now open on Decatur Street near Georgia State University.
Duluth: Samurai Ramen is now open inside the former Korean restaurant Yuk Dae Jang.
East Atlanta Village: Sabbath Brewing is finally open on Glenwood Avenue after several frustrating delays due to zoning issues with the city of Atlanta.
East Atlanta Village: Victorian Atlanta x Bellwood Coffee, a plant and coffee shop, is now open on Glenwood Avenue inside a renovated 100-year-old home.
Howell Mill/the Interlock: Saint-Germain Bakery opened a bakery and cafe on July 1 at the emerging Interlock development across from Westside Provisions District.
Midtown: JoJo’s Beloved, a hidden cocktail lounge located within food hall Politan Row at Colony Square, opens Friday, July 23.
Midtown: Farm Burger reopens after being closed for a year due to the pandemic inside the Midtown Whole Foods on Monday, July 12.
Midtown: Serena Pastifcio opens at Colony Square Tuesday, July 13. Located next door to the new dine-in movie theater iPic at the complex.
Old Fourth Ward: Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen is open for Southern breakfast and lunch at the new Wylie Hotel on Ponce. The restaurant is expect to open for dinner at some point.
Pittsburgh: Rodney Scott’s BBQ opened on Metropolitan Parkway across from the Met on the border of the Pittsburgh and Adair Park neighborhoods. The restaurant is known for its South Carolina-style whole hog barbecue.
Poncey-Highland: Monks Meadery, owned by Justin Schoendorf, is now open below coffee and wine cafe Java Vino on North Highland.
Poncey-Highland: Jeni’s Ice Cream is now open in the former Queen of Cream space at the Plaza on Ponce near Southern Belle and the Majestic Diner.
Summerhill: Poach Social, a breakfast and brunch restaurant located next door to Talat Market, is now open.
Underwood Hills: Cuban sandwich shop Cubanos ATL is now open inside Chattahoochee Food Works food hall.
Bankhead: What the Truck is now open at 1060 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, bringing brings area artists and food entrepreneurs together.
Buckhead: Lucian Books and Wine, owned by former Cover Books founder Katie Barringer and Atlanta sommelier Jordan Smelt, opened at Modera Buckhead on the corner of Peachtree and Pharr roads.
Buckhead: Mediterranean restaurant chain Cava opens its first Atlanta location Friday, June 25, on Roswell Road.
Cabbagetown: JenChan’s opened a lunchtime taco restaurant called Justacos from its Carroll Street location.
College Park: The Breakfast Boys opened in the former Kafenio space on Main Street in College Park.
Decatur: Hodgepodge Coffeehouse is now open on East College Avenue at the Cortland Decatur East complex.
Decatur: Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ and Cajun Kitchen, based in College Park, opens its second location June 25 on Clairmont Avenue.
Duluth: Lobster Banh Mi, specializing in lobster banh mi sandwiches and coffee, is now open on Peachtree Industrial.
East Atlanta Village: Bellwood Coffee and plant shop the Victorian Atlanta combined forces to open Victorian Atlanta x Bellwood Coffee near the Flatiron in June.
Howell Mill Road/Brady Avenue: Velvet Taco opened a second location at the Interlock complex on Howell Mill Road with a walk-up window.
Little Five Points: Euclid Avenue Yacht Club reopened earlier in June after closing for more than a year due to the pandemic. The iconic L5P dive bar also has a new owner.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium: PITA Mediterranean Street Food is now open on the 100 level near section 120 of the stadium.
Midtown: Politan Row opened June 25 at Colony Square. The nine-stall food hall includes outposts of Federal Burger; bubble tea bar Unbelibubble; Tandoori Pizza and Wing Co.; Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill; smoothie and bowl spot YŌM; Hibachi and sushi stall Gekko; Creole-Mexican street taco stall Pretty Little Taco; Neapolitan-style pizzeria Belli; and Caribbean food spot Locale Cafe. There’s also a 40-seat central bar.
Midtown: Pour Taproom self-service beer bar is now open in the former Tap space on Peachtree Road.
Midtown: Nagomiya Japanese restaurant opened in sushi, ramen, karaage fried chicken on West Peachtree.
Old Fourth Ward: Wood’s Chapel BBQ Shortstop opened in the the former Grand Champion BBQ space at Krog Street Market.
Old Fourth Ward: Sweetgreen opens June 8, at Ponce City Market next to SoulCycle on the North Avenue side of the complex.
Riverside: Upper Westside Yard opens Friday, June 4, in Atlanta’s Riverside neighborhood, taking over the property once home to B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque.
Southwest Atlanta: Che Butter Jonez opened beside a Chevron on Cleveland Avenue. The menu changes daily at the restaurant, but will include the oft-ordered lamb burger.
Virginia-Highland: Morelli’s Ice Cream opened next to Taco Mac on North Highland Avenue.
Westside Provisions District: Brown Bag Seafood Company is now open at Westside Provisions District. The counter-service spot includes some limited seating inside, with more seating found outside on the covered patio.
Alpharetta: Fairway Social, a golf-themed restaurant, putting green, and entertainment venue, is now open at the Maxwell on the corner of South Main Street and Devore Road in Alpharetta.
Alpharetta: Curry Up Now opened its third metro Atlanta location at Alpharetta City Center.
Atlanta-Howell Mill Road/Brady Avenue: Drawbar, a cocktail bar and lounge inside the new Bellyard Hotel, is now open at the Interlock development on the corner of Howell Mill Road and 14th Street in Atlanta. The bar resides on the third floor and features an outdoor terrace and food from chef Christina Wai.
Avondale Estates: Little Cottage Brewery is open on Olive Street for a variety of small batch beers and food from Atlanta-based pop-up restaurants.
Buckhead: Original Pancake House is now open on Peachtree Road in Buckhead for breakfast, brunch, and coffee. The restaurant includes locations on Cheshire Bridge Road, Alpharetta, and Stone Mountain.
Cumming: Cubanos ATL opened in Cumming, Georgia, at Cumming Marketplace for Cuban sandwiches and coffee drinks.
Downtown: Saito Sushi, Steak, and Cocktails, from Red Phone Booth and Amalfi Pizza owners Stephen de Haan and Greg Grant and master sushi chef Saito Saito, opened in the lobby of the century-old Regenstein’s department store building on Andrew Young International Boulevard.
Forsyth County: Cattle Shed Wine and Steak Bar is now at Halcyon in southern Forsyth County. The 70-seat restaurant, owned by the group behind Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern, includes a large patio.
Forsyth County: Iron Age Korean Steakhouse is now open at Halcyon in southern Forsyth County near Popbar at the complex.
Inman Park: Amore e Amore is now open on North Highland Avenue, replacing Il Localino in Inman Park. Both Italian restaurants are owned by Gale Parker and Professor Giovanni, who closed the latter abruptly in April.
Kirkwood: The Abby Singer opened at Pratt Pullman District in Kirkwood and includes a take on the “Juicy Lucy”, a popular stuffed cheeseburger found at restaurants in Minneapolis.
Kirkwood: The outdoor mobile food park and chefs market opened at Pratt Pullman District in Kirkwood, coinciding with the debut of interactive digital exhibit the Van Gogh Experience. Three permanent food vendors include Supremo Taco, Filipino pop-up Kamayan ATL, and Three Heart Coffee.
Kirkwood: Poco Loco, the Tex-Mex breakfast burrito pop-up from chef Nick Melvin, opened as a takeout restaurant and market in the former Dish Dive space in Kirkwood.
Little Five Points: Star Community Bar reopened on Moreland Avenue in Little Five Points. Now owned by Christopher Jackson, Luke Lewis, Dan Meade, and Bruce McLeod, Star Bar is easing back into business on Moreland, starting with cocktails in the Little Vinyl Lounge and on the back patio.
Midtown: Bantam + Biddy is now open at Atlantic Station in midtown Atlanta, replacing chicken restaurant Chick-a-Biddy on 19th Street at the development. Both restaurants are owned by chef Shaun Doty.