Bocado - 50 Best Restaurants - Features - Atlanta Magazine


The squishy, melty double burger—the headliner of Bocado’s sandwich-heavy lunch menu—earns its cult status. But when I see groups at night who have ordered nothing but the burger, I yearn to intervene. I want to sidle up to those tables, kneel down eye-level like an earnest server, and pitch the menu’s many other highlights. Executive chef Todd Ginsberg’s salad of sliced peaches, pickled blueberries, and pistachio-arugula pesto draped with duck ham; the mild, gossamer chicken liver piled on bacon and caramelized onion toast; and pan-roasted chicken breast with grits and collards with a gentle white wine–Tabasco sauce all deserve the same blind devotion. The cocktail program has also grown much more serious lately; try the Blood and Sand, a Scotch-based powerhouse with subtle undertones of cherry and orange.
887 Howell Mill Road, 404-815-1399,

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  1. Lindy posted on 07/30/2013 11:22 AM
    I had lunch there and it was an ugh. Hot ham and cheese was cold, shaved ham (cheep) and a trace of cheese. Not my idea of a top restaurant. Won't go back!
    1. Slant K. Martretta posted on 11/10/2013 04:53 PM
      @Lindy I'm no expert, but it sounds like you should have tried the burger. Also, why are you writing a bird noise after the shaved ham. I don't get it.
  2. Brandon posted on 12/26/2013 10:31 PM
    I went for lunch a couple of months ago and their fryer was working; not my idea of top 20 material.
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