8. Restaurant Eugene

Restaurant Eugene
Photograph by Johnny Autry

Husband-and-wife team Linton and Gina Hopkins give Southern-ish food the white-tablecloth treatment at their flagship. “Bacon-veiled” pork tenderloin with buttered green cabbage and pink shrimp, and sorghum-lacquered quail with red long bean and brown butter sweet potato are rich examples of food short on neither style nor substance. Those eschewing meat (or even carnivores) should swing for the Southern Vegetables, which celebrates the season’s best in a handled copper bowl.

2277 Peachtree Road, 404-355-0321, restauranteugene.com

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