So many Asian restaurants have all of the allure of an East German subway station. Hat tip to Guy Wong, who turns out terrific Vietnamese and Chinese plates in a setting bathed in French Colonial grandeur. Are the fresh summer rolls, plump shrimp wontons, and shaking beef—all worth ordering—more expensive here than at Le Fat’s Buford Highway counterparts? Of course, but those extra dollars are justified by the gorgeous decor, strong cocktail program, and attentive waitstaff. And Le Fat has something else that Asian restaurants often lack: great housemade desserts, like the jade crème brûlée. 935 Marietta Street, lefatatl.com
This article originally appeared in our November 2015 issue.