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The Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta Right Now, November 2017

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the new restaurants? What haven't I heard of? What's everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change periodically to highlight where the food-crazed crowds are flocking. Since this is a spotlight on what's happening right now, we must make room for what's fresh. Therefore, in this edition of the north-to-south guide we welcome Golden Eagle, Muchacho, and Rose + Rye.

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C. Ellet's

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The latest restaurant from Linton Hopkins is a Southern-inspired steakhouse near the Atlanta Braves' new ballpark. C. Ellet's, named for Hopkins's great-grandfather, is serving a variety of chophouse cuts, Gulf seafood, burgers, and more. There's even a walk-up oyster bar with a daily rotation of up to 15 selections.

Rose + Rye

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New to Midtown’s historic “Castle” mansion is Rose + Rye, a new restaurant that promises to serve “American fare with global reach.” Translation? Entrees like glazed pork belly with gnocchi and apple fennel slaw or chicken mole with a crispy rice cake and wilted kale.

Inside the dining room at Rose + Rye. Chris Watkins

The Canteen

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From the folks behind The General Muir, West Egg Cafe, Fred's Meat & Bread, and Yalla comes this "micro-food hall" in Midtown. Located in the former Spence space, The Canteen includes four separate stalls: new outposts for Fred's and Yalla along with TGM Bagel and Square Bar. The venture aims to serve guests from early morning to late evening.

A Mano

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This Old Fourth Ward restaurant was first announced back in 2014, and it's finally in business. Chef Chandler Cottingham is serving a simple, affordable menu of traditional Italian fare. Fresh pastas are made in house, and Cottingham staged at Bruce Logue's BoccaLupo to learn technique from a master.

Exterior shot of A Mano in Old Fourth Ward Eater Atlanta photo

Talat Market

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Eat Me Speak Me has moved on from Gato, and in its place is a new Thai pop-up that utilizes nothing but locally sourced ingredients. Chef Parnass Lim Savang operates Talat Market during dinner hours, Friday though Sunday, and he's drawing massive weekend crowds to the tiny Candler Park diner.

Bar Mercado

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The latest restaurant from Castellucci Hospitality Group (Double Zero, Cooks & Soldiers) is also the latest opening at Krog Street Market. Diners can find tapas, bar bites, and Spanish wines and cocktails for weeknight dinner and lunch and brunch on weekends.

Molly B’s Cookhouse

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This full-service restaurant inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium is now open for lunch on non-game days. Chef Michael Bertozzi of Two Urban Licks created the menu, which includes dishes such as an over-the-top burger with two short-rib patties, Gruyere, French onion soup mayo, dijon, pickles, and caramelized onions on a brioche bun.

Greens & Gravy

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Cookbook author, YouTube chef, and traveling supper club host Darius Williams is serving modern soul food at his new Westview restaurant. Reservations are required, and diners can expect dishes such as crab cake deviled eggs, chicken and biscuits on a stick, collard green lasagna, and smoked gouda grits.

Golden Eagle

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Garlic knots, crab rangoon, and more retro eats await at Golden Eagle, the dinner club-inspired spot from Michael Lennox, owner of Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall. The interior here is dark and clubby, and the food aims to be what Lennox calls “no-nonsense, throwback continental classics of yesteryear.”

Golden Eagle

Muchacho

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Located in the same building as Golden Eagle is Michael Lennox's new Muchacho, bringing Californian cuisine to Reynoldstown. The space is dressed up like it's 1970 in Venice Beach, and tacos, toasts, grain bowls, and poke all made the menu.

Lean Draft House

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This West End beer hall holds the distinction of being the first new business to open along the Atlanta BeltLine's nearly completed Westside Trail. Lean pours tons of local brews, serves a menu of tacos and Mexican appetizers and sides, and offers expansive patio space for al fresco eating and imbibing.

Lean Draft House Lean Draft House/Facebook

C. Ellet's

The latest restaurant from Linton Hopkins is a Southern-inspired steakhouse near the Atlanta Braves' new ballpark. C. Ellet's, named for Hopkins's great-grandfather, is serving a variety of chophouse cuts, Gulf seafood, burgers, and more. There's even a walk-up oyster bar with a daily rotation of up to 15 selections.

Rose + Rye

Inside the dining room at Rose + Rye. Chris Watkins

New to Midtown’s historic “Castle” mansion is Rose + Rye, a new restaurant that promises to serve “American fare with global reach.” Translation? Entrees like glazed pork belly with gnocchi and apple fennel slaw or chicken mole with a crispy rice cake and wilted kale.

Inside the dining room at Rose + Rye. Chris Watkins

The Canteen

From the folks behind The General Muir, West Egg Cafe, Fred's Meat & Bread, and Yalla comes this "micro-food hall" in Midtown. Located in the former Spence space, The Canteen includes four separate stalls: new outposts for Fred's and Yalla along with TGM Bagel and Square Bar. The venture aims to serve guests from early morning to late evening.

A Mano

Exterior shot of A Mano in Old Fourth Ward Eater Atlanta photo

This Old Fourth Ward restaurant was first announced back in 2014, and it's finally in business. Chef Chandler Cottingham is serving a simple, affordable menu of traditional Italian fare. Fresh pastas are made in house, and Cottingham staged at Bruce Logue's BoccaLupo to learn technique from a master.

Exterior shot of A Mano in Old Fourth Ward Eater Atlanta photo

Talat Market

Eat Me Speak Me has moved on from Gato, and in its place is a new Thai pop-up that utilizes nothing but locally sourced ingredients. Chef Parnass Lim Savang operates Talat Market during dinner hours, Friday though Sunday, and he's drawing massive weekend crowds to the tiny Candler Park diner.

Bar Mercado

The latest restaurant from Castellucci Hospitality Group (Double Zero, Cooks & Soldiers) is also the latest opening at Krog Street Market. Diners can find tapas, bar bites, and Spanish wines and cocktails for weeknight dinner and lunch and brunch on weekends.

Molly B’s Cookhouse

This full-service restaurant inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium is now open for lunch on non-game days. Chef Michael Bertozzi of Two Urban Licks created the menu, which includes dishes such as an over-the-top burger with two short-rib patties, Gruyere, French onion soup mayo, dijon, pickles, and caramelized onions on a brioche bun.

Greens & Gravy

Cookbook author, YouTube chef, and traveling supper club host Darius Williams is serving modern soul food at his new Westview restaurant. Reservations are required, and diners can expect dishes such as crab cake deviled eggs, chicken and biscuits on a stick, collard green lasagna, and smoked gouda grits.

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Garlic knots, crab rangoon, and more retro eats await at Golden Eagle, the dinner club-inspired spot from Michael Lennox, owner of Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall. The interior here is dark and clubby, and the food aims to be what Lennox calls “no-nonsense, throwback continental classics of yesteryear.”

Golden Eagle

Muchacho

Located in the same building as Golden Eagle is Michael Lennox's new Muchacho, bringing Californian cuisine to Reynoldstown. The space is dressed up like it's 1970 in Venice Beach, and tacos, toasts, grain bowls, and poke all made the menu.

Lean Draft House

Lean Draft House Lean Draft House/Facebook

This West End beer hall holds the distinction of being the first new business to open along the Atlanta BeltLine's nearly completed Westside Trail. Lean pours tons of local brews, serves a menu of tacos and Mexican appetizers and sides, and offers expansive patio space for al fresco eating and imbibing.

Lean Draft House Lean Draft House/Facebook

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