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11 Restaurants Heating Up the Brookhaven Culinary Scene

Brookhaven has really exploded in growth these past few years, with a hot culinary scene to match! Here are 11 spots that you should put on your radar this winter, perfect for a night out or a holiday get-together!

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

1. Arnette’s Chop Shop

2700 Apple Valley Rd NE | Brookhaven, GA 30319

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! 


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2. Avellino’s Pizzeria

1328 Windsor Pkwy | Atlanta, GA 30319

With a comforting charm and the freshest pizza in Brookhaven, Avellino’s offers an authentic Italian cuisine with choices of Antipasti, Salads, and more. You can never go wrong with Italian, so why not make it local? Make your own pizza, choose a pasta that draws your attention, and finish off with dessert and your favorite wine from their collection!


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3. BB’s Wings

4400 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd # D | Atlanta, GA 30341

Offering more than just the mouthwatering wings, BB’s has choices from Chinese food to Burgers, and subs galore! With delivery and take out options, you can order in or just swing by and pick up your favorite meal. They constantly have specials on the menu, so choose what makes your taste buds tingle the most!


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4. Cafe Christina

4000 Summit Blvd NE | Atlanta, GA 30319

Located inside the entrance of Villa Christina, you will find this to-go Italian spot full of tasty treats. From sandwiches to scratch-made soups, and even a made to order burger, there’s nothing lacking in terms of variety. Their impressive desserts will have you drooling, so finish off the meal with you favorite choice! If you are staying in the Hyatt Regency, just go downstairs and enjoy. If not, make that drive!


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5. Eataliano Kitchen

2480 Briarcliff Rd NE | Atlanta, GA 30329

With the original location in Brookhaven, you’ll feel the comfort of a local spot as soon as you walk in. If you want an easy-going Italian meal, join Eataliano Kitchen and either sit inside or out on the patio for some air. Start off with some Calamari Fritti, follow with an artisan sandwich choice, and make sure to stack up the sides. We’re in for a great meal!


Haven - Charcuterie
Haven – Charcuterie

6. Haven

1441 Dresden Dr NE #160 | Atlanta, GA 30319

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.

The GA Dawg Pounder burger from Lucky's Burger and Brew
Lucky’s | GA Dawg Pounder

7. Lucky’s Burgers & Brew

305 Brookhaven Ave #1250 | Atlanta, GA 30319

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a Brookhaven spot that’s dog-friendlier or has better burgers. Lucky’s (named for owner Ernie’s golden retriever Lucky) has you covered whether you’re taking the family out for dinner, meeting your coworkers for happy hour, or catching a game with your favorite four-legged (or two-legged) friends. For one of the best burgers in Atlanta, check out the GA Dawg Pounder, with a fried pimento cheese ball on top, for your smashing pleasure.
Petite Violette - French Onion Soup
Petite Violette – French Onion Soup

8. Petite Violette

2948 Clairmont Rd | Atlanta, GA 30329

“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!


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

9. Red Pepper Taqueria

705 Town Blvd Q310 | Brookhaven, GA 30319

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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10. Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar

Secreto is the place for reimagined favorites, taking your Southern comforts and modernizing them in a fantastic farm-to-table way. It’s impossible the narrow down the best items on the menu when you’re working with such a star-studded roster. But if we had to pick…the Southern Fried Chicken is a dish that will warm your heart with its impeccable flavor, not to mention the accompanying components of mashed potatoes, garlic green beans, and smoked bacon jalapeño gravy. Plus, the best burger you may ever eat is the Secreto Wagyu Burger, topped with housemade ketchup, mustard, caramelized onions, pickles, and American cheese. Oh yeah, and their bar program is top-notch, so whether you’re coming hungry or thirsty, or both, you’re going to leave happy.
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11. 26 Thai

705 Town Blvd NE, Q330 | Brookhaven, GA 30319

26 Thai’s food is something to chat about, but the ambiance makes it even more special. Beautiful plates, beautiful environment, what more could you ask for? Get your favorite roll of sushi, order as many Thai teas as you desire, and enjoy the authentic spot located in Town Brookhaven. Ready for sushi with a twist? 

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