This splashy, Spanish-inspired concept in Inman Park offers Tempranillo varietals and a great selection of sherries to imbibe while snacking on cured meats and cheeses.
We’ll concede that the charm of this bistro, tucked into a historic mill village storefront, seasons the dining experience, but the cafe hasn’t earned locals’ loyalty on charisma alone.
Holy Taco has found a groove serving affordable and ever-nervier interpretations of Latin small plates. For restaurant-goers who feel that every place in town serves the same ingredients prepared in similar ways, this East Atlanta gem is an antidote.
Kevin Rathbun’s wine-and-tapas bar promotes communal interaction rather than date-night tête-à-tête. The space is minuscule, and strangers start conversations over finger food such as duck prosciutto tramezzini and cured meats.
Provocative chef Paul Luna returns to the scene with a Downtown restaurant that reflects a mellowed disposition. Tapas remain his metier and usually cost between $3 and $4. Hello, cheap date night.
This late-night restaurant-within-a-restaurant does a nightly takeover of the kitchen and porch of East Atlanta Village’s pho parlor So Ba. You’ll be surprised by the size of the crowds.
Robert Phalen is the wild child among Atlanta chefs, and his restless imagination conjures some of the most unlikely but satisfying food in the city.
Chef Zeb Stephenson has every reason to be proud of his small plates, which include chicken liver mousse with blackberry glaze, robust country pâté with prosciutto, homemade pigs in a blanket, pickled fiddlehead fronds, and more.
Chef-owner Hector Santiago keeps the tapas concept frisky with an ever-changing menu of whimsical, familiar-yet-exotic small plates. Try the reworked Cuban sandwich and the precisely muddled mojitos.
Doug Turbush, along with chef de cuisine Brendan Keenan and manager/sommelier Jason Raymond, has done it again with this sophisticated wine bar.
Sleek design, global-minded small plates, and serious cocktails unite at the sister establishment of Midtown’s Top Flr. While the DJ spins, order from the excellent drink list and munch on Belgian-style frites.
Bob Amick and Todd Rushing know how to throw a great party. The warehouse environment and view of the city are hard to beat.
The most ambitious wine bar to open inside the Perimeter since Kevin Rathbun’s Krog Bar in 2005, Buckhead’s Vine & Tap approaches vino in a couple of surprising ways.