48. Empire State South

Empire State South

Photograph courtesy of Empire State South

This rustic Midtown centerpiece still draws enormous energy from its handsome bar, which opens at 7 a.m. with coffee, pastries, and bagels. Throughout the day, enjoy Hugh Acheson’s “Farm Egg Fried Rice” with kimchi and sweet potatoes, among other Southern-ish dishes. Visit during cocktail hour for Kellie Thorn’s killer drinks.

999 Peachtree Street, 404-541-1105, empirestatesouth.com

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