Atlanta's rich culinary scene has only gotten better with age. This past year has brought a slew of new restaurants, stylish spaces, thoughtfully curated menus, and intentional concepts to the Big Peach.
Visitors and locals alike now have a myriad of options when deciding where they should spend their next meal.
This list highlights the new kids on the block who have kicked off their services with a bang.
Whether you're looking for a lively rooftop for sharing a night out with friends, an intimate bookish bar for a romantic escape, or maybe just a quick and satisfying lunch break, there's something for everyone.
Cuisine: Fresh Seafood
Address: 674 North Highland Avenue Northeast Suite A, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: This brand new spot is partly a seafood shop and partly a lunch spot equipped with a raw bar and laid back vibe. The high quality fish and no fuss menu items make it an ideal spot to enjoy a grouper sandwich or oysters on the half shell.
Cuisine: SoCal Chicken Joint
Address: 792 Moreland Ave. S.E. Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: This neighborhood chicken joint in East Atlanta Village offers Sinaloa-style grilled chicken with fresh tortillas and toppings for a build-your-own food item. It's great for a quick stop for an affordable, flavorful lunch on their patio.
Price: Not yet listed.
Cuisine: Charcuterie & Wine
Address: 887 Howell Mill Rd. N.W., Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: Bastone describes itself as a "wine-focused mozzarella bar." The cheery nook serves high quality cheeses and salumi alongside craft cocktails and handmade pastas. It is the ideal happy hour venue regardless of the time of day.
How Crispy Express
Cuisine: Chicken Shop
Address: 71 Georgia Ave. S.E. Unit B, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: This staple chicken shop serves fun twists on the classic chicken sandwich, made with juicy dark meat. Their fresh toppings and affordable prices makes it a hot upcoming lunch spot to indulge. They also offer salads and fresh provisions from their grab 'n' go.
Lucian Books and Wine
Cuisine: Seasonal Small Plates
Address: 3005 Peachtree Rd. N.E., Suite 300, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: Thoughtfully curated books pair nicely with their intentional yet expansive wine lists. Seasonal, thoughtful small plates in an elegant yet comfortable ambiance round out the experience. This spot has quickly cemented itself as a staple in the swanky Buckhead neighborhood.
Address: 415 East Paces Ferry Rd. N.E., Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: Located in the stunning new Thompson Hotel in Buckhead, Chef Todd Ginsberg has created a savory safe haven with plentiful Italian-American classic plates.
Cuisine: Vietnamese Street Food
Address: 699 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: This brand new casual eatery serves mouthwatering phởs and bubble tea in a stylish space. Chef and owner Ha Kieu brings authentic Vietnamese street food and all the flavor that comes with it to the Atlanta Beltline.
Cuisine: Elevated Eclectic
Address: 3301 Lenox Square Pkwy., N.E., Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: This gorgeous rooftop space offer skyline sips and an eclectic twist on your favorite classics. It is perfect for a girls night out or a romantic date in the clouds.
Price: Not listed.
Cuisine: Omakase Sushi
Address: 691 14th St. N.W. Suite C, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: This place has Edomae style sushi made with fish flown in from Japan. It's an intimate sushi restaurant that aims to provide an experience nothing short of excellence rooted in respect and tradition. Rolls are tailored to your personal tastes.
Saint + Council
Price: Prices not listed.
Cuisine: Focused Farm To Table
Address: 1221 Peachtree St. N.E. Suite 130, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: This newest addition to Colony Square offers high-quality seasonal plates and expertly crafted cocktails without all the rules of fine dining.
Cuisine: Contemporary Mexican
Address: 800 Peachtree St. N.E, Suite F, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: This brand new spot showcases contemporary Mexican cuisine paired with a thoughtfully curated list of Latin American wines on top of a plethora of craft cocktail choices.
This article has been updated since it was originally published on March 22, 2022.