Recent restaurant openings brought Australian-style coffee and dishes, house music and see-and-be-seen vibes paired with coastal European fare, and Southern barbecue and beer to Buckhead and Dunwoody. Check out the latest restaurant openings to know around Atlanta.
Parched Hospitality Group, the company behind Hole in the Wall, the Sentry, Daintree, Isla, and Ghost Burger, opens its first Atlanta restaurant this week. All-day restaurant and bar Isla and Co. opens Thursday, December 8, at the Andrews Square complex on East Andrews Drive with a menu centered on Australian-style coffee and dishes, drawing food and flavor inspiration from countries around Europe and Southeast Asia. The design vibe here leans into that industrial chic aesthetic (Think high ceilings, white walls, glossy subway tiles, concrete floors, and metal dining chairs.)
Open at 9 a.m. daily for breakfast and brunch, the menu features dishes like the Brekkie Roll (BEC on a toasted brioche bun), mushroom toast on sourdough, and brioche French toast, followed by fish and chips and shrimp vodka rigatoni at lunch. For dinner, expect oysters, pork sausage rolls, and charred octopus to share, with entrees of braised lamb shoulder and Thai green curry at dinner. Dessert includes a sticky date pudding and affogato. The bar offers a list of mostly natural wines and local beers as well as cocktails like an espresso martini and the Smoke Show made with mezcal, lime juice, passionfruit, and habanero.
Named for the hedonistic character from Oscar Wilde’s novel “A Picture of Dorian Gray”, Dorian Gray the restaurant opened in the former Yebo Beach Haus space this month for see-and-be-seen coastal European and south of France vibes paired with food, drinks, and house music.
Owned by Bo Kvrgic and Nem Filipovic, expect shared appetizers like little neck clams, duck ravioli, beef tartare, and parmesan doughnuts topped with black garlic caramel, followed by spinach tagliatelle, black garlic rubbed rack of lamb, turbot with white asparagus, and filet mignon at dinner. Wines by the glass, beer, and cocktails such as the Dorian with gin and Italicus bergamot liqueur are available from the bar. A DJ spins on the patio three days a week. Brunch should begin in January.
Morty’s Meat and Supply brought its twist on Southern barbecue and sides and deli sandwiches to Dunwoody this week. Billed as a family-friendly counter-service restaurant on Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Morty’s features daily specials like a pastrami sandwich or barbecue lasagna alongside regular menu items, including burnt ends meatloaf and platters of pulled pork, brisket, and smoked chicken wings paired with Southern sides. Grab-and-go dishes are also available for takeout. The bar offers 24 beers and a selection of cocktails on tap.
Part of a restaurant revitalization currently underway in Dunwoody Village, owner David Abes and his group Dash Hospitality Concepts designed Morty’s with a casual indoor-outdoor vibe. Garage doors open to the outside, and the restaurant includes two patios.