The Atlanta dining scene has never been hotter! See what’s new all around town in our latest round-up of ATL’s newest dining and drinking destinations.
2700 E College Ave Ste 4000 Decatur, GA 30030-3913
Head to Decatur where it’s greater for this sexy, cool cocktail lounge. New spot Anansi is perfect for a beautifully made pre or post dinner drink. They brilliantly divide their menu to make it easily accessible for everyone, with a “Spicy,” “Spirit Forward,” “Citrus/Refreshing,” and “Smokey” section. For the nondrinkers, there’s a small mocktail section, too! There’s plenty of classic cocktails plus a lot of cool new riffs, like a Mezcal Old Fashioned!
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2. Bar Blanc
1198 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318
For steak frites, a beautiful Parisian atmosphere, and a classic take on cocktails, head to Bar Blanc, right upstairs from Little Sparrow. Talented bartender Allison Lovelace helms the bar program here, and to make these classic beverages stand out the rest, she takes extra care to source the best of the best distillers and makers.
4. Burle’s Bar
505 N Angier Ave NE Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30308
There certainly seems to be a trend of full-fledge cocktail bars located in the upstairs lofts of other spaces (e.g. The Waiting Room, Ranger Station, Bar Blanc). Burle’s Bar (actually pronounced like bur-lee) is along that same vein, except it’s upstairs from a full-fledge plant shop! This mighty little tucked away Beltline spot focuses on well-executed classic cocktails. You can find a handful of great tiki drinks, a selection of beers + shots, and a nice little mocktail menu, too. Enjoy their drinks on the patio for the perfect Beltline day.
1634 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, GA 30337
College Park is truly becoming quite the dining gem. Check out Buttermilk Biscuit for comfy, simple Southern favorites at reasonable prices!
3330 Cobb Pkwy SE Suite 118, Atlanta, GA 30339
This popular Vinings and Sandy Springs spot now has an outpost in Brookhaven. Something that is continually slept on is their brunch menu. It is a food coma in the best way possible!
1000 Marietta St NW Atlanta, GA 30318
Arizona based restaurant chain and gastropub Culinary Dropout gets its first outpost in West Midtown. Enjoy comfy foods like hot wings, popcorn shrimp, soft pretzels and cheese dip, and a 36-hour pork ribs that diners rave about. There’s a nice rooftop deck that’ll be great when it gets warmer, too.
7. Jang Su Jang
35 Milton Ave Ste C Alpharetta, GA 30009
For damn good Korean food, you gotta head OTP. After 20 years of operation, popular Duluth spot Jang Su Jang opened another location recently in Alpharetta. The Korean kalbi, or short ribs, is always a lovely decadent treat, while soondubu jigae, a slightly spicy Korean tofu soup, is perfect in the winter weather.
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1198 Howell Mill Rd #18, Atlanta, GA 30318
Chef Ford Fry never misses. French brasserie Little Sparrow is his latest venture, taking over the former JCT Kitchen space. Their burger was a best-of meal for 2023 from one of our staff members. There’s lovely plush velvet and leather touches throughout, ambient music to transform you to Paris, and beautiful, delicate wallpaper to really set the mood. A truly romantic place to be!
9. Namak Restaurant
5220 McGinnis Ferry Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30005
Namak Restaurant is now serving up Pakistani halal fire in Alpharetta, GA. If you’re an Indian food lover, you’ll enjoy Pakistani cuisine as well. Try the roasted Patahkha chicken, which is fried with a lot of garlic and chili flavors, for a crowd pleaser for spicy food and chicken lovers.