Best of Atlanta 2023: Readers’ Choice

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Best of Atlanta 2023
Criminal Records

Photograph by Wedig + Laxton

We asked our readers to nominate their favorites in dozens of categories. Here are more than 200 winners who received the most votes.

Shopping

Shopping Mall
Ponce City Market

Outdoor Shopping Mall
Avalon

Indoor Shopping Mall
Lenox Square

Department Store
Nordstrom

Local Clothing Store
Souk Bohemian

Designer Women’s Store
Megan Huntz

Designer Men’s Store
Sid Mashburn

Local Women’s Boutique
Souk Bohemian

Kid’s Clothing Store
Baby Braithwaite

Local Men’s Boutique
Sid Mashburn

Place for Men’s Suits
Nordstrom

Jewelry Store
Brown & Co.

Shoe Store
Abbadaba

Shoes (Bargain)
Nordstrom Rack

Shoes (Splurge)
Neiman Marcus

Best Engagement/Wedding Rings
Solomon Brothers

Place for Women’s Workwear
Ann Taylor

Home Goods Resale Store
Console by 2NDBDRM

Place to Buy Art
Cat Eye Creative

Outdoor Gear Shop
REI

Garden Supply/Nursery
Pike Nurseries

Home Fabric Shop
Forsyth Fabrics

Furniture Store
Atlanta Used Furniture

Antique Store
Kudzu Antiques + Modern

Kitchen Store
The Cook’s Warehouse

Home Accessories, Small Store
Glenn Atelier

Home Accessories, Megastore
HomeGoods

Bridal Salon
The Sentimentalist

Eyeglass Shop
Warby Parker

Local Bookstore
Virginia Highland Books

Record Store
Criminal Records

Cigar Shop
Red Phone Booth

Gift Shop
Richards Variety

Vintage Clothing Store
EveryThang Dope

Lighting Shop
Masterpiece Lighting

Skincare Store
Sephora

Tennis Shop
I Play Tennis

Flower Shop
JJ’s Flower Shop

Best of Atlanta 2023
Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming Beltline

Photograph courtesy of Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming

Kids, Family, & Pets

Daycare
The Suzuki School

Toy Store
Richards Variety

Pet-Friendly Bar or Restaurant
Fetch Park

Restaurant for Kids
El Tesoro (tie)

La Parrilla (tie)

Doggie Day Care
Central Bark

Kennel/Boarding
Central Bark

Pet Groomer
Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming Beltline

Veterinary Practice
The Village Vets

Pet Store
City Dog Market

Health & Wellness

Personal Trainer
Kevin Rodriguez
(at ArmourBody Fitness and F45 Training)

CrossFit Studio
ArmourBody

Bike Shop
Intown Bicycles

Climbing Gym
The Overlook

Cycling Studio
Vibe Ride

Gym/Health Club
ArmourBody

Running Event
Peachtree Road Race

Barre Studio
Pure Barre Westside

Pilates Studio
The Daily Pilates

Massage
Frank Santore

Gym (Old-School)
YMCA

Boxing Gym
Vesta Fitboxing

Yoga Studio
Sozo Yoga

Kamayan ATL review
Kamayan ATL

Photograph by Martha Williams

Dining

Restaurant
Lazy Betty

New Restaurant
La Semilla

Chef
Mia Orino at Kamayan ATL

Special-Occasion Restaurant
Your 3rd Spot

Restaurant with a View
Canoe

Restaurant to Take a Client
Lazy Betty

First-Date Restaurant
Your 3rd Spot

Farm-to-Table
Staplehouse

Farmers Market
DeKalb Farmers Market

Coffee Shop
Dancing Goats

Wedding Cake
Southern Sweets Bakery

Greek
Kyma

Sushi
Nakato

Smoothie/Juice Bar
Arden’s Garden

Steak
Marcel

Bakery
Little Tart

Bagel Shop
Emerald City

Patio
Alma Cocina Buckhead

Mexican Restaurant
Nuevo Laredo

Food Hall
Krog Street Market

Butcher Shop
Evergreen Butcher + Baker

Frozen Treat
Big Softie

Chinese
Northern China Eatery

French Fries
Yumbii

Burger
Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Italian
BoccaLupo

Chocolate/Chocolatier
Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate

Breakfast
Home Grown

Fast-Casual
Taqueria del Sol

Specialty Food Shop
Star Provisions

Sandwich Shop
Cubanos ATL

Power Breakfast Restaurant
The Flying Biscuit Cafe

Doughnut Shop
Revolution Doughnuts

Cake Shop
Piece of Cake

Burrito
El Tesoro

Food Instagrammer
ATL Bucket List

Pie Shop
Little Tart

Salads
Sweetgreen

Ramen
Jinya Ramen Bar

Food Truck
Yumbii

Affordable Restaurant
Nam Phuong

Brunch
Humble Pie

Thai
Talat Market

Desserts
Humble Pie

Buford Highway Restaurant
Kamayan ATL

Indian
Chai Pani

Wings
The Local

Cookies
Tiff’s Treats

Food Pop-Up
Gene’s

Tacos
Taqueria del Sol

Japanese
Nakato

Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant
La Semilla

Pizza
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Cheap Eats
NFA Burger

Barbecue
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Best of Atlanta 2023
Ladybird

Photograph courtesy of Electric Hospitality

Drinking & Nightlife

Happy Hour
Tio Lucho’s

Spot for Trivia
Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Distillery
Murrell’s Row Spirits

Rooftop Bar
Hotel Clermont

Bartender
Conrad Helms

Bloody Mary
The Nook

Georgia Beer
Three Taverns

Wine Store
Elemental Spirits Co.

Wine Bar
Barcelona

Place to Drink Outdoors
Ladybird

Beer Selection (Bar)
Brick Store

Wine List
Southern Belle

Place for Girl’s Night Out
Tio Lucho’s

Brewery
Monday Night Brewing

Karaoke Night
Dark Horse Tavern

Place to Dance
MJQ

Sports Bar
Park Bar

Bar
Park Bar

Margarita
Alma Cocina

Craft Cocktails
North Italia

Georgia Winery
Wolf Mountain Vineyards (tie)

Three Sisters Vineyards (tie)

Play & See

Public Park
Piedmont Park

Public Golf Course
Bobby Jones Golf Course

Private Golf Course
East Lake Golf Club

Bike Trail
Atlanta BeltLine

Performing Arts Theater
Fox Theatre

Museum (Arts)
High Museum of Art

Museum (Other)
Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Day Trip
Blue Ridge, GA

Live Theater
Fox Theatre

Club for Dancing
MJQ

Live Comedy
Distillery of Modern Art

Art Gallery
Cat Eye Creative

Jazz Club
Distillery of Modern Art

Local Attraction (ITP)
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Local Attraction (OTP)
Stone Mountain Park

Bowling Alley
Midtown Bowl

Local Band
The Coathangers

Community Theater
Alliance Theatre

Concert Venue
The Eastern

Dog Park
Fetch Park

Best of Atlanta 2023
The St. Regis Atlanta

Photograph courtesy of The St. Regis Atlanta

Beauty

Barbershop
Ideal Barbershop

Hair Salon
Chrome Rose Salon

Hairstylist
Paige Whiffen at Zeba Hair Salon

Med Spa
AYA Medical Spa

Spa
The Spa at the St. Regis

Georgia Spa Resort
Sea Island

Nail Salon
Chant’s Nails Box

Hair Removal
Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio

Salon for Blowout
Zeba Hair Salon

Salon (Colorist)
London at Van Michael Buckhead

Salon (Facial)
Kindred Studio

Lashes & Eyebrows
Tamara Townsend at Steve Hightower Hair Salon

Services

Boutique Hotel
Bellyard

Portrait Photographer
Jason Meek Photography

Moving Company
Peachtree Movers

Auto Service/Repair
Mercedes Benz Buckhead

Window Replacement
America’s Best Choice

Home Realtor
Holly Neil of Sotheby’s Realty

Financial Planner
Dave Ramsey

Wedding Planner
Peachy Keen

Auto Dealership
Mercedes-Benz Buckhead

Photographer
JM Photographics

Wedding Photographer
Katie Coon Photography

Summer Day Camp
Josh Powell Summer Camp

Custom Closets
The Container Store

Car Wash/Auto Detail
Two Minit Car Wash

Upholsterer
Chong’s Upholstery

Wedding Venue
The Candler Hotel

Home Theater Design/Install
Audio Video Interiors
multiple locations

Caterer
Three Sisters Catering

Georgia Resort (Statewide)
Sea Island Resort

Georgia Resort (Metro)
Chateau Elan

Luxury Hotel
The St. Regis Atlanta

Heating & Air Company
Estes Services

Dry Cleaner
Sig Samuels Dry Cleaners
404-872-2233

Chain Framing Shop
Binders Art Supplies and Frames

Local Framing Shop
Moog Gallery

Media & Sports

Atlanta United Player
Thiago Almada

Pro Sports Team
Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves Player
Ronald Acuña Jr.

Atlanta Hawks Player
Trae Young

TV Anchor
Dr. Rashad Richey

Local Podcast
The Gayly Dose

TV Meteorologist
Chesley McNeil

Radio Talk Show Host
Dr. Rashad Richey

Atlanta Falcons Player
Kyle Pitts

Atlanta Dream Player
Haley Jones

Community Organization
Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation

Home

Neighborhood ITP
Virginia-Highland

Neighborhood OTP
Roswell

Home Builder
Level Craft Construction

Electrician/Electrical Company
Bernard Brown of Brown Electrical Services

Roofing Company
Finley’s Roofing

Pest Control
Arrow Exterminators

Plumber/Plumbing Company
M. Cary & Daughters Plumbing

Home Remodeling Company
Four Square Building Co.

Interior Designer
Trinity Home Furnishing & Design

Custom Furniture Shop
Westside Market

Winners were limited to two categories. Some category names were edited slightly for clarity.

See all Best of Atlanta 2023 winners

This article appears in our December 2023 issue.

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