Atlanta’s restaurant scene reflects the city’s status as a gateway to and from the Southeast, offering beloved bastions of Southern and soul food (do... Read More
Atlanta’s restaurant scene reflects the city’s status as a gateway to and from the Southeast, offering beloved bastions of Southern and soul food (don’t miss the fried chicken and Brunswick stew at Mary Mac’s Tea Room) as well as eclectic contemporary fare (like the Japanese small plates at Miso Izakaya). The best restaurants in Atlanta are a diverse and compelling mix that includes divey spots like Vortex Bar & Grill and inventive offerings from restaurateurs Ford Fry (JCT. Kitchen, St. Cecilia) and Kevin Rathbun (Rathbun’s, Krog Bar).
For a special night out, head to Bacchanalia, where the industrial setting is a striking counterpoint to the sophisticated five-course tasting menu, or Atlas, which offers impeccably crafted local fare prepared by a French Laundry alum in an art-filled, romantic setting.
For more casual fare, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is a can’t-miss stop on any serious barbecue lover’s tour of the city. And patrons line up at Holeman and Finch Public House for a taste of their revered, formerly limited-supply burgers, which used to be served only at 10 p.m.; the burgers are now available around the clock, but are no less popular.