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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. C. Ellet's

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2605 Circle 75 Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

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.

2. Rose + Rye

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87 15th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 500-5980

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

3. The Canteen

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75 5th Street
Atlanta, GA

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.

4. A Mano

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587 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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

5. Talat Market

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1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 371-0889

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.

6. Bar Mercado

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99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

7. Molly B’s Cookhouse

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1414 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 223-8000

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.

8. Greens & Gravy

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1540 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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.

9. Golden Eagle

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904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Atlanta, GA 30316

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.”

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10. Muchacho

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904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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.

11. Lean Draft House

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600 Hopkins St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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

1. C. Ellet's

2605 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

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.

2605 Circle 75 Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

2. Rose + Rye

87 15th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309
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.

87 15th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

3. The Canteen

75 5th Street, Atlanta, GA

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.

75 5th Street
Atlanta, GA

4. A Mano

587 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
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.

587 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

5. Talat Market

1660 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

6. Bar Mercado

99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

7. Molly B’s Cookhouse

1414 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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.

1414 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

8. Greens & Gravy

1540 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

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.

1540 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

9. Golden Eagle

904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, Atlanta, GA 30316
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.”

904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Atlanta, GA 30316

10. Muchacho

904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

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.

904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

11. Lean Draft House

600 Hopkins St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
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.

600 Hopkins St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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