No. 13: Rumi's Kitchen
Buford Highway and Duluth hog the attention as the metro area’s hotbeds of global cuisines, but Sandy Springs warrants inclusion on the map. It’s home to a wealth of Persian restaurants, the crown jewel among them being this insanely popular stunner, whose swank atmosphere matches its savvy kitchen. Start with dips—herbaceous yogurt, sultry smoked eggplant—with hot, crackery bread, and segue to juicy marinated kebabs.