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7 Hot, New Restaurants Just Opened in Atlanta

A new neighborhood pizza spot, not one or two–but THREE–new rooftop restaurants/bars, and an absolutely stunning Buckhead cafe and wine bar inspired by the farmers market are some of the newest additions to the Atlanta dining scene. Check it out!

1. Azotea Cantina

245 18th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
A new Mexican spot in the center of Atlantic Station has hit the scene! Azotea means “rooftop” in Spanish, and this rooftop really is a beauty, with heaters throughout in the winter and an excellent patio section downstairs as well.  For the food, expect trendy, elevated Mexico City-inspired bites. Their carne asada tacos get a remix with the addition of queso and guac, and they even have a fun fried chicken taco topped with shaved cabbage and morita aioli. The margs are awesome! 


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2. Dirty Rascal

415 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

The new Thompson Buckhead hotel, from Hyatt, has just opened on East Paces Ferry Road! The rooftop is absolutely stunning, with nearly 360 degree views of the city, and is set to open early next year as a private, invite-only social club called Tesserae. But on the ground floor is a new restaurant open to the public called Dirty Rascal, helmed by Chef Todd Ginsberg of The General Muir, Yalla, and Fred’s Meat & Bread fame. Expect old Italian-American red sauce classics like veal parmigiana and hearty, comforting, handmade pasta dishes like king-crab scampi. The actual restaurant interiors are stunning as well and definitely serve as a juxtaposition to the homey menu, with a stylish and chic marble bar, leather touches throughout, and chic, ambient lighting to really set the mood. 

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3. Le Bon Nosh

65 Irby Ave NW Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30305

It doesn’t get much more stunning than Le Bon Nosh! This is owner Forough Vakili’s very first restaurant (though she’s gotten her culinary chops attending Le Cordon Bleu Paris and working at a two-Michelin star restaurant in France), and she’s knocked it out of the park on her first try. There’s been thorough attention paid to every detail here, and it’s the perfect place for an elegant lunch with your girlfriend or a fabulous pastry and latte or glass of wine at the wine bar. The menu was inspired by trips to the farmer’s market, so expected fresh and seasonally changing  light bites. It’s an Instagram dream


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4. Mochibees

Multiple Locations

These mochi donuts are so! dang! cute! For a donut that’s totally unique and all its own, try out Mochibees. Unlike a cake or yeast donut, these mochi donuts are more mochi like, with a bit of chew and bounce. There’s tons of fun flavors for you to try, from ube to churro to matcha. Locations in Duluth and Doraville! 

Pielands - Exterior | Photo: Ash Wilson
Pielands – Exterior | Photo: Ash Wilson

5. Pielands 

1021 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Billy Streck–owner of Nina & Rafi, Lyla Lila, and Hampton + Hudson–has quickly become one of the city’s most prolific restaurateurs, and he’s going for pizza magic once again with his newest venture, Pielands. Pielands is a pizza and sub joint called Pielands, now open in Virginia-Highlands. It’s all about the nostalgia here: unfussy pizzas, Italian-style subs with cold cuts, and even old-school soft serve ice cream. Billy’s a NY native, so you know you’re getting the real deal here. 

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6. Saints + Council

Colony Square
1221 Peachtree Street Suite 130
Atlanta, GA
Midtown’s food scene is really stepping up. Saints + Council is the newest addition to Colony Square. The interiors are elegant and masculine, with luxe leather seating throughout. And there’s a lovely mix of both indoor and outdoor seating, with firepits as well outside. Expect seasonal bites all day long–they’re open for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. 

7. Up on the Roof 

33 S Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Alpharetta‘s got a rooftop! This rooftop restaurant/bar seats up to 300 folks, with a handful of fireplaces throughout and heaters as well. There’s a really fun mix of cuisines on the menu, from a Jamaican jerk chicken quesadilla to venison ravioli to praline pecan pie. Plates are meant to be shared, and there’s a selection of bottled cocktails as well to make service quicker. 

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