20 Best Atlanta Restaurants to Visit in 2016
We are breaking protocol to share with our readers what’s on the menu for 2016. Our regular readers know that we never give a restaurant advance notice of our intent to review but we cannot help ourselves from sharing what’s in store for the New Year!
If you decide to check out one of these restaurants or have visited there recently, please let us know about your dining experience. Ready? Let’s eat!
Hugo’s Oyster Bar, Roswell – When you love seafood as much as we do, a trip to Hugo’s is inevitable. Roswell has become a hotbed of great restaurants and we are SO looking forward to this one! [Read our review of Hugo’s Oyster bar, Jan 29 2016]
il Giallo Osteria & Bar, Sandy Springs – Chef Jamie Adams, former Executive Chef at Veni, Vedi, Vici, and his business partner Leonardo Moura opened Il Giallo in 2015, we knew that something great was in store for Atlanta. We cannot wait to experience what they have to offer! [Read our review of il Giallo Osteria & Bar, Jan 22 2016]
Staplehouse, Old Fourth Ward – This for-profit arm of The Giving Kitchen sounds interesting with it’s offering of a 5 course Chef’s tasting. Shut up and take my money!
Restaurant Eugene, Peachtree Battle – Our readers can’t say enough great things about this restaurant. But can Chef Linton Hopkins do anything that’s other than pure excellence?
Babette’s Café, Poncey-Highlands – If there ever was a food critic’s dream, this one looks like it. Nestled in a converted cottage, we hear nothing but great things coming out of this restaurant.
Horseradish Grill, Chastain Park – Can you believe we haven’t made it here yet? We’ve been trying to get this on our schedule for six months – put it on yours for 2016!
Seed Kitchen & Bar, East Cobb – Our readers in East Cobb keep telling me I have to check out Seed and we are going in 2016. Their menu looks absolutely fabulous! [Read our review of Seed Kitchen & Bar, Jan 15 2016]
Watershed on Peachtree, Atlanta – We have been waiting to experience the Sunday Jazz Brunch but sadly we’ve never gotten there. This is the year we’re going to get to experience all that Chef Zeb Stevenson has to offer!
Canoe, Vinings – A legacy in Atlanta fine dining it’s inexcusable for us not to have been here yet. We’re excited to experience Canoe for ourselves!
Smokebelly BBQ, Buckhead – We’ve been here a few times in 2015 but never have done an official review. Looking forward to returning and gazing at the sauce selections!
[Read our review of Smokebelly BBQ, Feb 5, 2016]
W.H. Stiles Fish Camp, Ponce City Market – When Star Provisions announced this restaurant we were so excited! Seafood lovers such as ourselves cannot wait to get down to Ponce City Market and check this place out! [Read our review of W.H. Stiles Fish Camp, Feb 26 2016]
Thumbs Up Diner, Decatur – Yes, there’s five other locations in Atlanta, but for us Thumbs Up in Decatur will always be home. Put this one down as one we’ve eaten at and never reviewed. That’s going to change in 2016.
Seven Lamps, Lenox – When it comes to that trendy, industrial chique look Seven Lamps looks near the top and so does their menu. Expect a visit from us in the New Year!
Henry’s Louisiana Grill, Acworth – Readers have been scolding me to get the Henry’s and we’re planning on doing just that in 2016. Just be gentle Chef Henry with Melanie’s oh-so-sensitive palate.
Food 101, Sandy Springs – We are suckers for good Southern food, so we cannot wait to try out Food 101. Personally, I’ve got my eye on that Carolina Swordfish and Red Quinoa!
[Read our review of Food 101, Feb 5, 2016]
South Kitchen + Bar, Athens – Like many of our readers, we’re frequent visitors to the Classic City and we’ve never been able to get into South – they’re always packed! 2016 will be our year to experience this place – fo sho! [Read our review of South Kitchen + Bar, Jan 15 2016]
NoToSo’s , Decatur – I get excited about new restaurants, but Le Cordon Bleu trained David Simmons has really got me crazy to check out his talent! Seeing his post about “feeding the hungry and the homeless” sealed the deal – this guy has some HEART and we’re betting that kind of love is going to show up strong in his restaurant.
Urban Cannibals, Midtown – After the move from East Atlanta Village to Midtown, Calavino Donati and Doria Roberts are cooking with gas! To move a restaurant and open another two in one year, these ladies already have our respect! Can’t wait to eat there! [Read our review of Urban Cannibals, Feb 12 2016]
Now, are you as excited as we are about 2016? There is good food and good times to be had for all with these 20 Best Restaurants in Atlanta to visit! Guten appetit!
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