Atlanta’s dining scene is beginning to come back online after more than a year of uncertainties and months of financial and construction delays brought on by the pandemic. New restaurants, bars, and coffee shops are now opening nearly every week in Atlanta and across the surrounding metro area. It’s hard to keep track.
Below is a round-up of the latest openings to know this month, which will be updated weekly with new additions as more restaurants and bars open for businesses around town. Did Eater miss a recent restaurant opening in your neighborhood this week? Send the details to email@example.com.
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Alpharetta: Fairway Social, a golf-themed restaurant, putting green, and entertainment venue, is now open at the Maxwell on the corner of South Main Street and Devore Road in Alpharetta.
Alpharetta: Curry Up Now opened its third metro Atlanta location at Alpharetta City Center.
Atlanta-Howell Mill Road/Brady Avenue: Drawbar, a cocktail bar and lounge inside the new Bellyard Hotel, is now open at the Interlock development on the corner of Howell Mill Road and 14th Street in Atlanta. The bar resides on the third floor and features an outdoor terrace and food from chef Christina Wai.
Buckhead: Original Pancake House is now open on Peachtree Road in Buckhead for breakfast, brunch, and coffee. The restaurant includes locations on Cheshire Bridge Road, Alpharetta, and Stone Mountain.
Cumming: Cubanos ATL opened in Cumming, Georgia, at Cumming Marketplace for Cuban sandwiches and coffee drinks.
Downtown: Saito Sushi, Steak, and Cocktails, from Red Phone Booth and Amalfi Pizza owners Stephen de Haan and Greg Grant and master sushi chef Saito Saito, opened in the lobby of the century-old Regenstein’s department store building on Andrew Young International Boulevard.
Forsyth County: Cattle Shed Wine and Steak Bar is now at Halcyon in southern Forsyth County. The 70-seat restaurant, owned by the group behind Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern, includes a large patio.
Forsyth County: Iron Age Korean Steakhouse is now open at Halcyon in southern Forsyth County near Popbar at the complex.
Inman Park: Amore e Amore is now open on North Highland Avenue, replacing Il Localino in Inman Park. Both Italian restaurants are owned by Gale Parker and Professor Giovanni, who closed the latter abruptly in April.
Kirkwood: The Abby Singer opened at Pratt Pullman District in Kirkwood and includes a take on the “Juicy Lucy”, a popular stuffed cheeseburger found at restaurants in Minneapolis.
Kirkwood: The outdoor mobile food park and chefs market opened at Pratt Pullman District in Kirkwood, coinciding with the debut of interactive digital exhibit the Van Gogh Experience. Three permanent food vendors include Supremo Taco, Filipino pop-up Kamayan ATL, and Three Heart Coffee.
Kirkwood: Poco Loco, the Tex-Mex breakfast burrito pop-up from chef Nick Melvin, opened as a takeout restaurant and market in the former Dish Dive space in Kirkwood.
Little Five Points: Star Community Bar reopened on Moreland Avenue in Little Five Points. Now owned by Christopher Jackson, Luke Lewis, Dan Meade, and Bruce McLeod, Star Bar is easing back into business on Moreland, starting with cocktails in the Little Vinyl Lounge and on the back patio.
Midtown: Bantam + Biddy is now open at Atlantic Station in midtown Atlanta, replacing chicken restaurant Chick-a-Biddy on 19th Street at the development. Both restaurants are owned by chef Shaun Doty.
Underwood Hills: Brash launches a mobile coffee bar called Brash Beast Saturday, May 29, at the Works complex, home to food hall Chattahoochee Food Works.