Sometimes, half of the fun of eating out is in the experience and presentation, and these 5 restaurants in and around Atlanta absolutely deliver on both of those fronts. You will absolutely remember your visit to these unusual dining spots for time to come, and leave with a super fun pic to flex on the gram!
1. 14 Seats
Alpharetta’s hottest new restaurant isn’t a restaurant at all, but the home of Chef Colin McGowan and his fiancé Devan Joel! At 14 Seats, you can enjoy an intimate, 10-course dinner with 13 soon-to-be-friends. Chef McGowan has had experience creating outstanding food for Foundation Social Eatery, Bacchanalia, State Farm Arena, and a litany of other top Atlanta restaurants and now provides these meals monthly in his home. The ingredients he uses are fresh and local from local purveyors like like Stone Mountain Cattle, and a sommelier from Fermented Wine Boutique will keep the vino flowing all night long. It’s truly a unique and special experience you’ll always remember. Follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date on what’s next.
Arghhhh, robots are taking over the world!! But at least this one will bring you pizza. This family-friendly spot is providing affordable eats in Brookhaven, and there are also great lunch specials if you need something quick and cheap. Definitely worth a visit for the novelty alone!
3. Kamayan ATL
Kamayan ATL have been making a name for themselves with pop-ups all over the city of Filipino fusion dishes and most notably, their Kamayan style feasts. Kamayan means “with hands” in Filipino, and at their feasts, you’ll be able to gorge on tons of delicious Filipino comfort food. The menu is constantly changing, but ube, a purple yam popular in the Philippines, and flavorful baos seem to be mainstays on the menu. You can catch them popping up at Pratt-Pullman Yard on August 24th, or follow them on Instagram to see where they’re headed next!
This place is truly something. The food is phenomenal, first of all–whatever you do, make sure you order the sriracha ribs and the bacon and peanut butter appetizer–but then there’s also so much more to the space. And literally, so much space–36,000 square feet of it! Tannery Row Ale House in Buford, GA is part event-space, part bar, part restaurant, part Artist’s Colony, and part concert venue. There’s tons of fun arcade games, a 17 foot by 11 foot television to watch your favorite team, a vintage car just plopped at the restaurant opening, and tons of great country and singer-songwriter acts always hitting the stage. Check them out sometime!
Feel like you’ve stepped into Tokyo when you try Kura Sushi! Pluck a dish straight from the revolving conveyor belt, or order your favorite items from the touchpad if you want to cut to the chase. At just over $2 per plate, Kura is also a budget friendly option. If you order 15 plates, you’ll also receive a little toy as a treat!