You’ll never go hungry in Atlanta, that’s for sure. Since our last new restaurant roundup in June, a whole slate of new restaurants have opened or are close to serving up their first meals. Here’s the latest:
This 10-seat sushi counter from local restaurateur and chef Guy Wong is set to open on Sept. 8 at Ponce City Market. Featuring grab-and-go offerings and seated dining at high-back barstools, Miso Ko will serve made-to-order sashimi, nigiri, hand rolls, makimono, specialty rolls, and more. Guy Wong also owns Ton Ton at Ponce City Market and Le Fat on Atlanta’s Westside.
After a seven-year run at Tech Square in Midtown, The Barrelhouse will soon reopen on the groundfloor of Highland Walk, 701 Highland Ave., in the Old Fourth Ward. After Cast Iron suddenly closed earlier in the summer, it wasn’t long before The Barrelhouse took the space for “a casual pub atmosphere with signature burgers, local beers and a notable bourbon program.” For updates on the opening, visit barrelhouseatl.com.
Field Day Café and Everyday Market
Across Highland Avenue from The Barrelhouse’s new home will be another café/market concept on the heels of Mexican restaurant Across The Street and its adjacent market at closing earlier this year. The concepts at 668-670 Highland are the brainchild of Rob Bouton, who operates the century-old Queen City Market in Charleston, SC. Everything on the café’s menu will be $10 or less and is expected to feature all-day breakfast sandwiches, crepes, and coffees served up inside or on a dog-friendly patio. The market will focus on local products and other necessities for the busy Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Both café and market were expected to be open in early September.
Located inside the Common Ground development the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, the 7,000-square-foot space housed inside a 1940s industrial warehouse is now open for lounging, sipping, shopping, reading and dining. The Brasserie, evoking 1920s Paris, will offer breakfast pastries, coffee, and classic brasserie fare for lunch and dinner like steak frites, quiche Lorraine, and duck confit. To drink, there will be a selection of French wines and a cocktail program rooted in Paris’ années folles era (think French 75s and Boulevardiers). Chef Remi Granger, formerly of Bread & Butterfly, will helm the kitchen. There’s also two bars (including one on the roof) and a big BeltLine-facing patio for al fresco dining. If you’re in a shopping mood, Bazati will also stylish gifts such as flowers, books, textiles, leather goods and more. Common Ground is at 550 Somerset Terrace. For more, visit bazatiatl.com.
Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza
The Buckhead shopping malls have announced a slate of new eateries. Revelator Coffee Company will offer coffee, tea and food at locations in both malls starting in November. Da Vinci’s Donuts is set to serve up light and tender donuts with a slightly crunchy exterior at Lenox Square in September, while a second outpost of European-inspired Ecco is slated to open in a new freestanding space outside Phipps in November.
Popular Dallas-based taco has announced it will open its first Georgia location at Buckhead Market Place on West Paces Ferry next March. Chances are you’ve never had a spicy tikka chicken taco or a Cuban pig taco or shrimp and grits taco, so prepare your taste buds. For more information, visit velvettaco.com.
The new eatery at Larkin on Memorial in Grant Park is now open all day serving a limited breakfast menu, bar bites, coffee and cocktails. Focusing on Southern gastropub fare, Full Commission also offers weekend brunch and craft cocktails For more, visit fullcommissionatl.com.
Helmed by Executive Chef Juan Ruiz, the menu features Oaxacan cuisine (cheese, mezcal, grasshoppers and chocolate) and dishes like sous-vide and charcoal baked octopus and lobster, Mexican foie-gras meatballs with tenderloin tartar, duck croquettes, chocolate lava cake with guajillo chili, and of course mole sauce. The restaurant is at 6125 Roswell Road.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
You might have noticed the crowds outside the converted gas station at 229 Moreland Ave. in Little Five Points lined up for a taste of this Nashville staple. Offering six levels of heat – including “Damn Hot!!” and “Shut the Cluck Up!!!” – the chicken comes in sandwiches and as plates with various sides. See the menu at hattieb.com.
The breakfast-focused eatery serving pancakes, sandwiches, bowls, fresh juices, coffee and more will open this winter at Ponce City Market. The 150-seat restaurant will offer both indoor and outdoor dining and will be located near the North Avenue entrance next to Mountain High Outfitters.
This healthy, fast-casual concept is now open at Shops Around Lenox (and will open a second outpost at the City Springs development in Sandy Springs this fall) offering bowls, wraps and salads. If you’re organic, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian or vegan, then this place will be up your alley. For more information, visit iamaflowerchild.com.