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8 Hot, New Restaurants Just Opened In Atlanta (Updated September 2023)

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.

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1. Alcohall

225 Rogers St NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Pick your poison, literally, at alcohol, one of the city’s most unique food halls. Each stall features different drinks and spirits, and after a few you’ll definitely want to hop on the mechanical bull they’ve got set up in the middle. Be sure to stop by the Filipino-owned rum station and try the ube colada. There’s also pickleball outdoors, rotating food trucks, and two permanent restaurants right outside if you need to sober up! It’s great for a group hang or day drinking situation. 


2. Alta Toro

33 Peachtree Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Latin cuisine gets a modern twist at newcomer Alta Toro from the K5 Hospitality Group, known primarily for its popular 5Church restaurants in Midtown and Buckhead.  Find Latin American pupusas alongside Spanish fare like gambas al ajillo and paella. But perhaps the biggest draw of this new spot are the nightly fire shows! 

Photo: Facebook/ | Bar Ti Amo - Tiramisu
Photo: Facebook/ | Bar Ti Amo – Tiramisu

3. Bar Ti Amo

3199 Paces Ferry Pl NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

The owners of long running Antica Posta have opened up a new spot called Bar Ti Amo. The actual physical space of this restaurant are quite unusual as well. There’s a bar area, a patio space that’s more open air and perfect for taking in the view, and a more tucked away interior if you prefer a cozier feel.Their lunch and dinner menu is expansive, with bruschette, pastas, tiramisu, and even a fun espresso flavored creme brûlée.  They are also open for breakfast! You can enjoy cannoli, croissants, and Italian eggs cooked in a tomato stew—similar to shakshuka—here.

Photo: Facebook/breakerbreakerATL
Photo: Facebook/breakerbreakerATL

4. Breaker Breaker

921 Wylie St SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Atlanta is certainly not a seafood town, but spots like Breaker Breaker are looking to change that. The menu is an enticing assortment of greatest hits from all types of seafood cuisines. You can find hush puppies alongside cajun shrimp alongside a chili crisp lemongrass dip and even chicken étouffée empanadas. Breaker Breaker sits on the Eastside trail of the Beltline, past Krog Street Tunnel but before Muchacho.


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5. Dad’s

870 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Dad’s is one of the newest bars in town, brought to you by the folks behind the extremely popular Inman Park cocktail bar, Little Spirit. It’s a decidedly casual spot with a quirky 80s dad vibe. Expect lots of plaid and movie memorabilia alongside your martini. We hear the drinks are strong, and they certainly are playful. Find appletinis alongside a new-to-us drink called a “clarified milk punch.” And the disco fries are apparently also a hit!


6. Planta 

99 Krog St NE, Ste Y, Atlanta, GA 30307

It’s getting easier and easier to follow a plant-based diet in Atlanta, and elegant, upscale newcomer Planta is making it even easier. You can now enjoy all your favorite cuisines, but vegan! There’s a sizable sushi selection, with a spicy “tuna” roll made with avocado and ahi watermelon and a unagi eggplant nigiri with miso truffle. Plus, a vegan spaghetti carbonara, chorizo pizza, and so much more! It’s truly quite an achievement and shows how far we’ve come from the days of black bean burgers and sad side salads.



The Waiting Room – Interior | Photo: Instagram/justkeepwaitingroom

7. The Waiting Room 

674 Myrtle St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

The 70s are back in a big way! Step into this shag carpet covered, retro cool cocktail lounge that truly feels like a fever dream. The Waiting Room sits atop Bon Ton, a Vietnamese-Cajun spot Bon Ton that has long been quite the hidden gem in Atlanta. So make a night of it by checking out Bon Ton and grabbing a drink at Waiting Room before or afterwards! 

Photo: Yelp
Photo: Yelp

8. Wok Provisions

4709 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Ste B, Dunwoody, GA 30338

This casual spot is new to Dunwoody, with all your Chinese American and Sichuan favorites. Enjoy dishes like orange chicken, soup dumplings, Mongolian beef, wood ear mushroom salads, and Sichuan chili wontons. The portions are on the larger side, and the restaurant is very clean and new. 

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