New Restaurants Galore: Intown options continue to grow

Craft izakayaI
Craft Izakaya

For every restaurant that closes, it seems three open to take its place. Intown’s dining options continue to grow at a breakneck pace, and there is literally something for every taste. Whether you like a simple burger or something more adventurous, there’s an eatery with your name on it. Here’s a rundown of what’s recently opened and what’s on the horizon.

Open Now

Krog Street Market
Restaurants at Inman Park’s new destination for dining are opening on their own schedules, but sushi and tapas bar Craft Izakaya and French-American brasserie The Luminary are already serving eager diners. Opening soon: burger and sandwich purveyors Fred’s Meat & Bread, kebabs and falafel from Yalla, dumplings and noodles from Gu’s Dumplings, Grand Champion BBQ, Asha Gomez’s Spice Road Chicken stall, charcuterie from The Cockentrice, seafood from Off the Dock and Tex-Mex from Superica. 99 Krog Street, krogstreetmarket.com.

Last Word
At press time, the contemporary American restaurant by former Woodfire Grill owner Bernard Moussa was supposed to be open in the old P’cheen space at Highland Walk, 701 Highland Ave. in the Old Fourth Ward. Moussa said the menu will be similar to a trattoria, but with contemporary cuisine. For more, visit lastwordatl.com.

The Pig and The Pearl
The Pig and The Pearl

Spice to Table
The long-awaited new dining concept by Chef Asha Gomez is now open at Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward. Open for breakfast and lunch daily excluding Mondays, Gomez describes the new restaurant as an “Indian patisserie” with menu items like spiced oatmeal, samosa pockets, caramelized onion and spiced cashew crostatas and quiche for breakfast. While lunch will feature tomato pies, vegetable rice pulao, pork vindaloo sandwiches, curried chicken stuffed bread, soup of the day and a salad of the day. 659 Auburn Ave., Suite 503, spicetotable.com.

The Pig & The Pearl
Chef Todd Richards is serving up brisket, pork shoulder, duck and sausage alongside fresh raw and smoked seafood and shellfish at Atlantic Station. 1380 Atlantic Ave., thepigandthepearl.com.

Smokebelly
Smokebelly

Smokebelly
This new Buckhead spot features a menu of “chef crafted barbecue” inspired by different regions. The restaurant also offers craft beer and cocktails. 128 East Andrews Ave., smokebellybbq.com.

MAX’s Wine Dive
Located in the 12th & Midtown development, MAX’s is offering “gourmet comfort food” (Southern fried chicken, oysters, mac ‘n cheese) with a selection of wines from around the world. 77 12th St., Suite 6B, maxswinedive.com.

TRACE
Head over to the W Atlanta-Midtown to try the “farm-to-hotel” menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a healthy take on classic Southern dishes and cocktails. 188 14th St., traceatlanta.com.

Bellwoods Social House
Pizza, wings, burgers and cocktails are on the menu at this new Westside eatery, which was slated to open Aug. 28. 1000 Marietta St., Suite 200, facebook.com/bellwoodssocialhouse1.

 

Coming Soon

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
You’ll be able to walk right off the Eastside Trail onto the patio of this new eatery at 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. (or mile marker 9.25 from the BeltLine) in the Old Fourth Ward. Expected to be open any day now, the menu is “modern campfire cuisine” with burgers and cocktails. ladybirdatlanta.com.

Le FatLe Fat
Guy Wong, the chef behind Miso Izakaya, was expected to launch his new Vietnamese restaurant on the Westside at the end of August or early September. It could be open by the time you read this, so find their Facebook page for an update. 935 Marietta St.

Diner
Chef Ron Eyester’s latest concept is slated to debut this month at Atlantic Station with modern takes on the class diner menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner. 261 19th St., facebook.com/dineratlanta.

Victory Sandwich Bar
The Inman Park location closed to make way for the Inman Quarter development, so fans of their sandwiches, tacos and world famous Jack & Coke slushie have had to trek over to Decatur. A new Inman Park location at 913 Bernina Ave. is expected to open this month. vicsandwichbar.com.

Buckhead Atlanta
There’s going to be plenty of dining options at the swanky new Buckhead Atlanta development and a few of them have announced they will open for business on Sept. 18, including Italian-style coffee bar Corso Coffee, Spanish fusion restaurant Gypsy Kitchen, burgers and shakes from Shake Shack and pizza joint Thirteen Pies. Coming in the next few months: American Cut, AF+B, Doraku Sushi, Fado’s Irish Pub, Georgetown Cupcakes, Le Bilboquet, Lugo Cucina Italiana, The Southern Gentleman Gastropub and Qing Mu Noodle Company. buckhead-atl.com.

Cooks & Soldiers
Castellucci Hospitality Group’s latest concept will open on the ground floor of the Elan Westside apartment building this fall. Drawing inspiration from the Basque regions of Spain and France, the restaurant will offer guests a modern approach to the rustic cooking style of southwestern Europe. 691 14th St., facebook.com/cooksandsoldiers.

Burger 21
Burger 21

Burger 21
A new franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot, has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to develop three restaurants in the Atlanta area: Buckhead, Cumberland Mall and North Druid Hills. The Buckhead location is expected to open sometime in 2015. burger21.com.

Atlas
A new dinner-only restaurant inside The St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead featuring American cuisine with fresh local ingredients will open in late fall 2014. Chef Gerry Klaskala is the consulting chef. 88 West Paces Ferry Road, atlasrestaurant.com.

Katana
Set to open in October in Buckhead, this new restaurant from Mali Hu will feature a sushi bar and teppanyaki, which means food cooked on iron griddles. 3345 Lenox Road.

Terminus City
Kevin Gillespie’s long-awaited second restaurant is still looking for a home. After a preview “takeover” at the Gunshow space in July,  Terminus City is currently offering catering until a space is finalized. The menu is a hybrid barbecue joint meets meat and three family-style restaurant. Find out more at gunshowatl.com.

The Castle
Your guess is as good as ours about what is going on with the historic home at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Streets in Midtown. The space was to re-launch as a restaurant at the end of August, but there has yet to be any news on a chef, menu or…well… anything. Stay tuned.

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