50 Best Restaurants in Atlanta

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  • Cakes & Ale
  • Tomo
  • Restaurant Eugene
  • Atlas
  • Aria
  • Gunshow
  • Photograph by Heidi Geldhauser
  • Little Bacch
  • The General Muir
  • Bones
  • Miller Union
  • Bacchanalia
  • Kevin Rathbun Steak
  • Cooks and Soldiers
  • No. 246
  • Kyma
  • The Optimist
  • Masterpiece
  • Watershed on Peachtree
  • Seed Kitchen & Bar
  • One Eared Stag
  • Table & Main
  • Revival
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  • Craft Izakaya
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  • Le Fat
  • Local Three
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  • Taqueria del Sol
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  • Breakers Korean BBQ
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  • Heirloom Market BBQ
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About the List

50 Best Restaurans
We’re not the same city that we were when we last ranked Atlanta’s best restaurants in 2011. Back then the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail was still a year from opening. Developers for Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market had yet to break ground. The glamour and glitz of Buckhead Atlanta? The ambitious urbanism of Alpharetta’s Avalon? Not a paver in the streets. Five years later, we’re flooded with new developments and filthy with places to eat and drink. Chefs are opening restaurants at breakneck speed (Ford Fry!), testing the limits of what they can do (Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow), and reviving the classics we’ve missed (oysters Rockefeller at Little Bacch). Even the James Beard Awards have taken notice: We garnered a record 13 nominations last year. Taken together, we’re witnessing a growth spurt not seen since the 1996 Olympics. And to track these changes, here we rank the city’s best—power players who define our dining culture, impress us consistently, and leave us hungry for more long after we pay the check.

Written by
Corby Kummer,
Christiane Lauterbach,
and Evan Mah

Edited by
Evan Mah

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