14. Leon’s Full Service


Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

Leon’s U-shaped bar encourages conversation. Its clever cocktail list encourages experimentation: The Garden Party, for instance, mixes blanco tequila, poblano, arugula, ginger, Salers, lime, celery shrub, chili salt, and club soda. Its extensive beer menu will delight any hops snob. And its menu is as much a draw as the drinks, from the warm chickpea and cherry salad with basil and aged provolone to the $7 fries that are a meal themselves. On pleasant nights, ask for patio seating—and take advantage of the bocce court while waiting for your table. 131 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, 404-687-0500, leonsfullservice.com