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5 Restaurants Heating Up the Brookhaven Culinary Scene

Article written in partnership with Explore Brookhaven

Brookhaven has really exploded in growth these past few years, with a hot culinary scene to match! Here are 5 spots that you should put on your radar this winter, perfect for a night out or a holiday get-together!

Petite Violette - French Onion Soup
Petite Violette – French Onion Soup

1. Petite Violette

“The finest French restaurant in Atlanta,” and “I really feel like I’m in France!” are just some of the rave reviews diners are saying about Petite Violette (formerly known as Petite Auberge). Enjoy the live French music that plays most nights, the gorgeous ambiance, and outstanding dishes such as the French Onion Soup, Beef Wellington filet, and Sea Bass Florentine. You can also order them for catering, or rent out their private dining rooms and facilities to host your special event! They’ll also be hosting a special menu on New Year’s Eve–visit their website for more info as it gets closer to the date!

Haven - Charcuterie
Haven – Charcuterie

2. Haven

Seek haven this winter at this fun Brookhaven spot! We love Haven’s neighborhood feel and the ever-changing seasonal menu featuring classic favorites such as their French onion soup, smoked short rib, and fish and chips. You can get the holidays started early with their Holiday Dinner & Concert on Dec. 9th, with a four-course menu featuring wine pairings and a Nantucket Bay Scallop Crudo, Sweet Potato Caramelle, Slow Roasted Georgia Wagyu Striploan, and a Chocolate Yule Log to finish it all off. YUM!  Reservations are required for that event and can be made by calling the restaurant at 404-969-0700. 

Olde Blind Dog - Bangers & Mash
Olde Blind Dog – Bangers & Mash

3. Olde Blind Dog

We love this cozy, Irish pub! They’ve got your Irish classics like bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, and scotch eggs as well as pub fare like wings, burgers, and some truly decadent buffalo chicken fries. The interior is ultra cozy–it feels like you’ve stepped right into the world of Harry Potter with hand-crafted wood accents everywhere and authentic souvenirs and memorabilia. They’re especially great for holiday parties and club meetings, no matter your group size. They’re located in the Town Brookhaven shopping center.

Arnette's Chop Shop - 36oz Porterhouse
Arnette’s Chop Shop – 36oz Porterhouse

4. Arnette’s Chop Shop

This steakhouse is the upscale dining experience that we always crave during the holiday season. Mouthwatering classic steakhouse sides, a fabulous upstairs open-air bar, and of course, prime cuts like wagyu strips and tomahawk shortrib will make you keep coming back again and again. End your meal with their truly impressive Baked Alaska! 

Red Pepper Taqueria - Grilled Oysters
Red Pepper Taqueria – Grilled Oysters

5. Red Pepper Taqueria 

It’s lit! Red Pepper Taqueria is always amazing whether you want to grab a scrumptious bite to eat or booze it up with your friends. Despite their name, they’re doing way more than cooking up tacos. They’ve got fresh seafood offerings, tasty salads to fit any diet you’re on, and terrific buffalo wings served with a chipotle ranch that really makes them pop off. The best part is that they always have  tons of weekly specials: $15 bottomless mimosas on the weekends, $2 taco Tuesdays, and ½ off wine bottles on Wednesdays just to start! Located in the Town Brookhaven shopping center.

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