Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Atlanta

Gunshow

Celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie's latest light-bulb moment is an unorthodox evening out. Guests do not order at the three nightly seatings, but rather choose between 12 or so smallish dishes, dreamed up by five chefs…
Top Choice Barbecue in Atlanta

Fox Brothers

At this longtime Atlanta classic, set in Inman Park, ribs are scorched and smoked perfectly with a hint of charcoaled crust on the outside and tender on the inside. They're also known for their exceptional Texas-sty…
Barbecue in Atlanta

Sam's BBQ1

This culinary odyssey ends in Marietta, just north of Atlanta, at Sam's BBQ1, run by grill master Sam Huff, who makes pork so tender, sweet and satisfying he has been immortalized in song (and on the Food Network). …
Modern American in Atlanta

Bacchanalia

Widely considered the top restaurant in the city for years, the menu here rotates daily and you may choose from six dishes for each of the five courses. Start with a Berkshire pork lonzino with pickled roots and mus…
Modern American in Atlanta

Cakes & Ale

A Chez Panisse alum and pastry mastermind run this hip eatery. The bakery next door has life-affirming hot chocolate along with a case of delectable pastries, while the restaurant features spare but stunning selecti…
Burgers in Atlanta

Vortex

An NC-17 joint cluttered with Americana memorabilia, where alterna-hipsters mingle alongside Texas tourists and Morehouse College steppers at the Godfather of Atlanta burger joints, which veer from impressive to out…
Barbecue in Atlanta

Daddy Dz

A juke joint of a BBQ shack, consistently voted tops in town, and set smack in downtown. From the graffiti murals on the red, white and blue exterior, to the all-powerful smoky essence, to the reclaimed booths on th…
Barbecue in Atlanta

Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Don't leave the Atlanta city limits until you sample Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. Although it does serve chopped pork we suggest a slab of ribs (though a half slab will probably suffice). Take special note of the Brunswick…
Modern American in Atlanta

Empire State South

This rustic-hip Midtown bistro serves imaginative New Southern fare and does not disappoint, be it at breakfast (they make their own bagels, the attention to coffee detail approaches Pacific Northwest levels and the…
Modern American in Atlanta

Westside Provisions District

An inviting new complex of hip, farm to table inspired restaurants sprinkled among upscale shops and lofts on Atlanta's Westside. The restaurants vary from tasty and affordable burger joints and special diners, to w…