Man and woman deep in conversation at Cafe Intermezzo

Cafe Intermezzo

star 4.3 - Cafe, Dessert - $$
Midtown, ATL

Cafe Intermezzo’s owners describe it as an “intermission” between life’s activities and responsibilities. Inspired by European coffeehouses, Intermezzo itself was founded in 1971 with the goal of bringing slow dining to America. Soft lighting and traditional decor encourages guests to leave stress at the door. Inside, rich desserts and smooth coffee draw in a diverse […]

Flowers, mirrors, rugs and colorful chairs at The Social House

The Social House

star 4.5 - Social Club, New American - $$
Eastside, ATL (Sweet Auburn)

Change-making meets cocktails at The Social House. Owner Joy Christina has transformed her entertainment bar Clues and Cocktails into a new, exclusive space for innovators with a reverence for the culture and a passion for enacting change within their communities. The Social House is an invite-only, members-only affair with high quality cuisine and drinks. Its […]

Inky blue decor at The Consulate

The Consulate

star 4.5 - New American-fusion - $$
Midtown, ATL

The Consolate is strong, sexy, powerful. If James Bond found himself in Atlanta, this is where he’d stop. The restaurant and bar combines international cuisine with an elegant atmosphere. Antique and modern art, including works by Warhol and Matisse,  combine with purple velvet booths and black ceilings to create an aura that’s both intense and […]

Man performing on stage at Kat's Cafe

Kat’s Cafe

star 4.3 - Poetry & Art Cafe, Cocktails - $$
Midtown, ATL

Nestled on Piedmont Road, Kat’s Cafe is a delicate night club with heart to spare. A safe space for copious amounts of talent to be shared and experienced by melanated patrons, this is the spot where the “cultured and creative mingle.” Inside, the vibrations of the establishment echo the movie Love Jones. A red interior […]

Plush red sofas, dark wooden tables, art covered cream walls at Continent Restaurant

Continent Restaurant

star 4.8 - New Caribbean - $$
Buford Highway, ATL

The Continent unites the Caribbean with midtown Manhattan right here in Atlanta. Defined by regal red velvet booths, high ceilings, and bold Afro-Caribbean artwork, the restaurant and lounge is imbued with a modern West Indian elegance reflecting the experiences of its Jamaican and Trinidadian co-owners. Chef Scott Ines’s menu of exquisite New Caribbean cuisine shows […]

Restaurant with wooden furniture ad pictures of icons on the wall at APT 4B

APT 4B

star 4.6 - Caribbean - $$
Buckhead, ATL (Peachtree Hills)

APT 4B describes itself as a “savvy, eclectic, intimate, and funky restaurant in the heart of Buckhead Atlanta.” It also boasts the city’s largest collection of vinyl, as well as some of its best and most innovative cuisine. Chef Dayana Joseph crafts a menu grounded in her Haitian background and enlivened by her global citizenship. […]

Food platter at Loca Luna

Loca Luna

star 4.0 - Tex-Mex, Latin - $$
Midtown, ATL

An oasis for urban professionals, Midtown’s Loca Luna is the ideal destination for a tapas style dining experience in the heart of the action. Their menu locates itself at the confluence of Latin American cuisine, southwestern fusion, and Southern bites. A selection of classic and Latin cocktails, alongside a good selection of wine and cerveza, […]

Diners at an ice- themed restaurant painted blue and light grey at Ms. Icey's

Ms. Icey’s

star 4.4 - Soul Food, Southern - $$
Decatur, GA

“Where old school meets new school” just about sums up the vintage setting of Ms. Icey’s Kitchen & Bar. The moment you walk in, you instantly feel the nostalgia of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Black hip-hop icons Notorious B.I.G, Aaliyah, and more greet you from the walls. The decor tastefully melds graffiti with contemporary design, […]

Nine mile rooftop at Sunrise

Nine Mile

star 3.8 - New American - $$
Eastside, ATL (Old Fourth Ward)

Located in stylish Ponce City Market, “breezy” and trendy sum up Nine Mile Station. By virtue of its rooftop location, this eatery is a prime destination for views of Atlanta, and the country-luxe decor perfectly compliments the city skyline. The restaurant pays homage to the history of ATL by preserving the memory of the eponymous […]

Restaurant with earth toned decor at Politan Row at Colony Square

Politan Row at Colony Square

star 4.1 - Food Court, American - $$
Midtown, ATL

Sleek, robust, and unique, Politan Row captivates all who enter with its ingenious upscale food hall concept. With diverse food stalls offering a smorgasbord of entrees from tandoori pizza to jerk chicken, each stop is a different experience yet communicates Politan’s celebration of being “a citizen within a diverse community.” And with that community being […]

Indoors at Vegan Bar with animated lights casting a golden glow on customers' faces

Bar Vegan

star 4.3 - American, Vegan - $$
Eastside, ATL (Old Fourth Ward)

The brainchild of restaurateur Pinkie Cole, Bar Vegan is a hip Black-owned restaurant and bar catering to our taste buds and vibes as well as our health. Gone are the days when it was virtually impossible to find a health-conscious spot other than a hippy smoothie shop. Located on the second floor of Ponce City […]

Interior shot of restaurant furnished with yellow and blue, upholstered chairs and a well stocked bar at FIA Restaurant & Bar

FIA Restaurant & Bar

star 4.2 - New American, Mediterranean - $$$
Buckhead, ATL

Ensconced in the Burgess Hotel, lavish FIA Restaurant & Bar is known for its exceptional design, featuring a beautiful marble-topped bar, a gorgeously upholstered lounge, and of course, the requisite white tablecloths. However, the restaurant’s true beauty comes from the eponymous wood-fire hearth that spangles the space with twinkling light throughout the evening. FIA may […]

Restaurant festooned with colorful vases, string lights hung overhead and beautifully carved chairs at Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

star 4.3 - Thai, Asian - $$
Buckhead, ATL

Voted Best High Restaurant by AJC newspaper, Tuk Tuk Thai takes Atlanta dining to a new level. The eatery’s outdoor patio perches over Peach street, offering a panoramic view of the Atlanta skyline. Though Tuk Tuk is known for the ambiance, we also love Chef DeeDee Niyomkul’s gourmet takes on Thai street food. With dishes […]

Close up shot of a chandelier lighted restaurant at The Painted Duck

The Painted Duck

star 4.3 - Bowling, Sports Bar - $$
West Midtown, ATL (Stockyards)

The Painted Duck is the second one-of-a-kind outlet from the team behind luxury bowling alley the Painted Pin. The venue offers an upscale dining and drinking experience alongside a diverse selection of gaming options. Think less board games and trivia, more fancy bowling, faaancier Belgian feather bowling, shuffleboard, snookball, and more, all set in a […]

Colorful seating area furnished with emerald sofas; pink walls covered with mirrors, paintings and photographs at Parlor

Parlor

star 4.4 - Cocktail Bar, American - $$
Southwest, ATL (Castleberry Hill)

A classy and sexy cocktail den, at The Parlor pre-Prohibition era meets chic. It’s the perfect destination for a mature vibe, nightcap, or place to begin a wilder evening. Parlor’s ambiance—Black art aesthetic, comfy sofas, and live DJ who always keeps the volume at the right volume—curates an aura of intimacy and sultriness from start […]

Earth toned restaurant with flower decorated tables at Twenty Six Thai Kitchen

Twenty Six Thai Kitchen

star 4.5 - Thai - $$
Buckhead, ATL (Lindbergh/Morosgo)

A Midtown favorite, 26 Thai offers authentic Thai cuisine sans cultural dilution. Chef and owner Niki Pattharakositkul was just 26 years old when she achieved her lifelong dream of founding a restaurant based around the flavors of her childhood kitchen. Prepare your tastebuds for savory classics like the Pad Thai and Massaman Curry, alongside inventive […]

Restaurant with grey walls, cream colored bar and wooden furniture at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

star 4.5 - Soul Food, Southern - $$
West Midtown, ATL (Blandtown)

Chic meets soul food at Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours. Critically acclaimed Chef Deborah Vantrece highlights the capabilities of Southern cuisine as she pushes the boundaries of grandma’s cooking in imaginative ways. The menu boasts well-plated classics like fried chicken and greens as well as exquisite new spins like a black eye pea hummus and […]

Restaurant with airy ambiance surrounded by large, glass windows and decorated with indoor plants, black lamps and chairs at Two Urban Licks

Two Urban Licks

star 4.3 - American - $$
Eastside, ATL (Old Fourth Ward)

Industrial yet inviting and centrally located in the Old Fourth Ward, Two Urban Licks is the place to be if you like to wine down within an aura of upscale sophistication. Known locally as one of Atlanta’s best restaurants, Two Urban Licks is the epitome of fine dining and culture. The atmosphere gives us living […]

Closeup shot of restaurant bathed in golden light and furnished with wooden chairs and tables at red Phone Booth

Red Phone Booth

star 4.8 - Speakeasy, Cocktail Bar - $$$
Downtown, ATL

Head to the Red Phone Booth for an authentic speakeasy experience. Mystery and craft cocktail lovers alike will enjoy the old school, vintage boy’s bar vibe—although in this era women are equally welcome. Get ready to immerse yourself in the Prohibition era, as you’ll need a code to get into this lair. Once you’re inside, […]

Brunch spread at The Garden Room

The Garden Room

star 4.3 - American, Seafood - $$$
Buckhead, ATL (Peachtree Heights West)

Somehow both easy-going and enchantingly glamorous, The Garden Room provides an utterly unique dining experience. The bar and restaurant nestles inside an immersive display of colorful flowers, creating an almost mystical ambiance. The menu lives up to the setting, with elegant dishes drawn from sea, farm, and harvest. We loved the charred octopus, Chilean sea […]

Red decorative pieces adorning restaurant with wooden furniture and cream walls at Poor Calvin's

Poor Calvin’s

star 4.1 - Pan Asian - $$
Downtown, ATL (SoNo)

Skillfully marrying Asian culinary tradition with Southern flavor, Chef Calvin Phan has produced a bold new menu that draws upon his Vietnamese heritage as well as his travels throughout Asia and the world. The versatile menu ranges from Southern fried chicken to Siam Duck to tom yum soup. Despite the variety, the concise menu proves […]

Brown, upholstered leather chair at the middle of a black and white themed room at The James Room

The James Room

star 4.3 - Cocktail Bar, Cafe - $$
Eastside, ATL (Inman Park)

In 2020, Black restauranteur Harold Brinkley acquired The James Room and began transforming the luxurious café and cocktail bar into a hip-hop based “vibe dining” experience. The spot has long cultivated expert craft and impeccable customer service. During the day, gourmet coffee and delicate pastries lure in remote workers and relaxation seekers alike. In the […]

Leather armchairs and glass tables arranged against art covered wall

Rock Steady

star 4.6 - Caribbean - $$
Midtown, ATL

Upscale and artsy, Rock Steady is loved by Atlanta’s West Indian community for its convivial space with dope vibes. Each work of art stems from the owners’ Caribbean and African travels. Meet and mingle over modern Nu Caribbean cuisine with Afro-expressionist wall art alongside a cultured mix of afro-beat and reggae music—and that is just […]

Brightly lit bar and restaurant at CalaBar & Grill

CalaBar & Grill

star 4.9 - Caribbean - $$
Stone Mountain, GA

CalaBar & Grill has won the love of Atlanta’s West Indian community for its spot-on flavors and celebratory atmosphere. Balancing contemporary southern invention with Jamaican flavor, the eatery serves up entrées ranging from traditional favorites like ackee and saltfish and whole fried snapper to innovative plates like curry seafood and conch fritters. The colorful yet […]

Customer in white clothing posing front of the Slutty Vegan sign and entrance

Slutty Vegan

star 4.5 - Vegan, American - $$
Eastside, ATL (Edgewood)

“Bangin Plant-Based” is the perfect slogan for this upbeat fast-casual restaurant serving vibrant vegan cuisine. Leaning towards the risqué side of things, this is a great spot for plant-enthusiasts with a sense of humor. Expect to be greeted by trap music and with the question of whether you’re a first time patron or “a loyal slut!” […]

Bigger Oh boy burger at Local Green

Local Green

star 4.0 - Vegan, Vegetarian - $$
Westside, ATL (Vine City)

Black-owned Local Green has a simple mission: “redefining healthy and affordable food for all.” The small yet airy health stop serves artisanal vegan and vegetarian cuisine along with a range of seafood. Each delicious dish proves that the flavor of Black cooking can be celebrated in a healthier manner—just try the salmon Philly cheesesteak, Kingston […]

Interior of elegant restaurant with floor to ceiling windows at Bacchanalia

Bacchanalia

star 4.7 - New American - $$$$
West Midtown, ATL (Blandtown)

Eat exquisitely. Situated in the heart of midtown, Bacchanalia lives up to its name by offering a dining experience fit for Mt. Olympus itself. Lauded as the jewel of Atlanta fine dining since 1993, Bacchanalia stays unique by curating  an extravagant experience while fostering a sense of community. As patrons note, the experience is sumptuous […]

Steak at LowCountry Steak

Low Country Steak

star 4.3 - American, Steakhouse - $$
Midtown, ATL

Low Country Steak is a perfect expression of Nu Southern cuisine wrapped in an exquisite steakhouse package. Their menu spices up classic American favorites with a refreshing addition of Southern accents, resulting in mouth-watering dishes like bone-in ribeye steak served with whipped garlic potatoes, Georgia shrimp with stone ground grits, and can’t-miss peach cobbler for […]

Guests enjoying music at Ten ATL

Ten ATL

star 4.0 - Bar, Chill Spot - $$
Eastside, ATL (East Atlanta Village)

At TEN ATL, an intimate cocktail lounge meets local DJ jam sessions. This chill spot offers up creatively crafted cocktails, soulful live music, and a relaxed vibe all week long, from Monday night jazz to R&B Thursday’s and old school Sundays. With subdued lighting and a stage featuring local talent, TEN ATL feels like a […]

Portrait of Nelson Mandela overlooking a black and grey themed room at Ten Degrees South

Ten Degrees South

star 4.3 - South African - $$$
Buckhead, ATL (E. Chastain Park)

To sit down for a meal at 10 Degrees South is to experience opulent fine dining as grand as the upscale Buckhead neighborhood. As the first South African restaurant in the US, 10 Degrees stands out by showcasing the rich diversity of the motherland. Decor imported from home sets off the tasteful interior. Once you’ve […]

Chairs and tables arranged at the gravel covered entrance to a brick building at Three Parks Wine

Three Parks Wine

star 4.5 - Wine Bar, Wine Shop - $$
Eastside, ATL (East Atlanta Village)

Situated in the middle of three different parks, Three Parks Wine Atlanta is one of the village’s most beloved wine shops. Both a store and a wine bar, Three Parks offers a tasteful and eclectic array of vino, highlighting community favorites like the Black Girl Magic Red Blend from the McBride sisters (America’s largest Black-owned […]

Interior of loft style restaurant with a gray theme at Fellaship

Fellaship

star 4.5 - American, Cocktail Bar - $$
Downtown, ATL

Fellaship restaurant—a tucked-away lair complete with an attractive library—doubles as a cigar lounge, where the sophisticated men and women of the A come to play. Owner and NFL star Cam Newton expertly fuses his passion for stylish artistry with Southern-accented American classics. There’s a carefully maintained dapper dan vibe, so when you do show up, […]

Battle & Brew Gaming Vibes

Battle & Brew

star 3.8 - Arcade, New American, Barcade - $$
Sandy Springs, GA

Whether you’re the only anime fan in your friend group, or a gamer looking for an in-person space to bring the crew, you’ll love Battle and Brew. The first entertainment venue aimed at gamers and geeks in the United States, the bar boasts a wide selection of everything from vintage gaming consoles to the newest […]

Mediterranean Food at Pasha Restaurant and Bar

Pasha Restaurant and Bar

star 4.0 - Mediterranean, Clubstaurant - $$$
Buckhead, ATL (Lindbergh/Morosgo)

Restaurateur Okan Ozyurteri first gained fame by bringing Instablu (now Blue) to Atlanta’s nightlife. Pasha is his second venture, and it more than lives up to Instablu’s legacy. The upscale clubstaurant invites you to the coasts of the Mediterranean. Lounge indoors or outdoors with hearty portions inspired by the cuisine of Turkey and the Eastern […]

Patrons enjoying their meals at a table full of steak, scallops, salads

STK Steakhouse

star 3.9 - New American, Steakhouse - $$$$
Midtown, ATL

There’s something about steak and stilettos on a Saturday night that has become the ideal expression of millennial style and celebration. STK’s Atlanta location is fashionable yet trendy, known for music on ten and festive brunches. The menu advertises a panoply of luxury entrees—think three different cuts of wagyu beef alongside lobster, Chilean sea bass, […]

Bar tending preparing a drink at The Gathering Spot

The Gathering Spot ATL

star 4.4 - Social Club, New American - $$
Downtown, ATL

A membership club for Black professionals and creatives, The Gathering Spot in Atlanta hosts a full-service restaurant, event space, and bar for those looking to have meaningful daytime meals or more sophisticated nights out. Its WYE restaurant features contemporary American cuisine with options such as BBQ blackened salmon, sautéed spinach, peach cobbler a la mode, […]

Patrons seated at Gaja Korean Bar

Gaja Korean Bar

star 3.9 - Korean, Asian - $$
Eatside, ATL (East Atlanta Village)

Gaja Korean Bar may be SE Atlanta’s most unconventional “hole in the wall” eatery. The hidden gem takes a bold American spin on Korean culture and cuisine. Fill your bento box with anything from fried chicken thighs – savory garlic glazed or with tofu ranch– to brussel sprouts served with pork belly and Gochujang honey. […]

Flowers and white furniture at Garden Parc Brunch & Events

Garden Parc Brunch & Events

star 4.3 - Brunch Events, Pop-Up - $$$
Southwest, ATL (Cascade)

Garden Parc ATL is curating a brand new brunch vibe, and we’re certainly hoping the pop-up becomes brick and mortar.Get dolled up and visit on Saturdays for cocktail parties, live jazz music, colorful drinks, and bottomless bites, or show up on a Sunday for delectable table-side eats, a Southern seafood buffet, and one-hour complimentary Garden […]

Soup at Blu Rose Art Bistro

Blu Rose Art Bistro

star 4.4 - Southern, Paint & Sip - $$
Douglassville, GA

One part brunch eatery, one part professionally curated art gallery, Blu Rose is a quaint hometown diner sure to spark your creative side.  The menu features traditional Southern go-to’s like shrimp & grits, smothered chicken, and chargrilled pork chops, as well as updated entrees like banana foster french toast and blackened catfish served with NOLA-style […]

Patrons milling about a bar at Whiskey Blue

Whiskey Blue

star 3.6 - American, Bar - $$
Buckhead, ATL

A highlight among the Buckhead neighborhood’s array of modish lounges, Whiskey Blue is a relaxed and tasteful spot where chilling and vibing is a must. Perched atop the lux W hotel, the lounge facilitates however you want to play— whether hitting up a a movie viewing, getting it on to live music, mingling with the […]

Breakfast spread at Gocha's Breakfast Bar

Gocha’s Breakfast Bar

star 4.4 - Soul Food, Breakfast, Brunch -
Southwest, ATL (Cascade)

Brunch mecca inshallah! Nestled in Atlanta’s Cascade area, this brunchery is known for delicious versions of what have become  underserved homestyle breakfast delicacies. Yes, shrimp & grits and steak & eggs are omnipresent in ATL, but here you won’t have to wonder whether they have hash browns or home fries. As the goddess Gocha Hawkins […]

Rustic style bar with high stools and a jukebox at Joystick Gamebar

Joystick Gamebar

star 4.1 - Arcade, Barcade - $$
Eastside, ATL (Edgewood)

While adulting in the city is the name of the game, casual and youthful is how it’s played at Joystick Gamebar. At this delightful barcade on Edgewood Ave, cocktails and a retro arcade are designed to stimulate and fascinate your inner child, offering updated bar staples and vintage games from back in the day like […]

Blue stools at a white bar, long wooden table and chairs and a white pillar at BeetleCat

BeetleCat

star 4.3 - Seafood, Gastropub, American - $$$
Eastside, ATL (Inman Park)

With retro yet contemporary decor, dim lighting, and coastal accents, BeetleCat brings an air of casual sophistication to Inman Park’s food scene. Serial restaurateur Ford Fry’s homage to coastal Maine curates a retro ambiance. The upstairs features a chic dining area inspired by the class of the 1960s, while downstairs you’ll find The Den—a witty […]

Pancakes, waffles, eggs and strawberries at Breakfast at Barneys

Breakfast at Barney’s

star 4.4 - American, Brunch - $$$
Downtown, ATL

“Breakfast at Barney’s” is a soulful spin on Breakfast at Tiffany’s, serving up decadent breakfast and brunch in a welcoming yet luxurious atmosphere. Splashes of blue and gold encourage you to feel like royalty, while images of Black excellence line the walls, immersing you in generations of African American culture. The art deco lighting and […]

Peppermint Moca at Rosie's Coffee Cafe

Rosie’s Coffee Cafe

star 4.4 - Cafe, Breakfast - $$
Downtown, ATL

With Rosie’s Coffee Cafes, Sheri Ricks has managed to franchise a labor of love. With several locations and their own blend of coffee, Rosie’s offers a Black-owned breakfast and cafe alternative to your more typical franchise fair, elevated by direct from down-home craft that comes with caring beyond the brand.  Welcoming and cozy, they’ve hosted […]

Restaurant with wooden furniture, neon lights and a curved bar at Sage Woodfire Tavern

Sage Woodfire Tavern

star 3.6 - American - $$
Chamblee, GA

With blue accent lighting, exposed brick detail, and hardwood floors, Sage Woodfire Tavern can feel more like a getaway villa than a tavern. Chef Delroy Brown treats diners to a classic selection of American cuisine including can’t-miss entrées like filet mignon, Alaskan cod, jambalaya and a brioche burger. Depending on the day, violinists, live jazz, […]

Rustic style restaurant with brick walls and earth toned furniture at Seven Lamps

Seven Lamps

star 4.3 - American - $$
Buckhead, ATL (Lenox)

Explore the upmarket Lenox shopping area, and you’ll eventually find a comfy heated patio with a fire pit and patrons chatting in a luxe-rustic ambience. Seven Lamps is a trendy eatery offering an evolving menu of “elegant comfort” food and craft cocktails. Chef Van Leuven crafts dishes with a meticulousness that lives up to the […]

Patrons seated at a restaurant bathed with neon lights with a dark, wooden ceiling overhead at Hippin Hops Brewery

Hippin Hops Brewery

star 4.0 - Beer Garden, Seafood - $$
East Atlanta

A new happy hour hub, Hippin Hops Brewery is making history as Georgia’s first Black-owned brewery where beer is actually brewed on site. The East Atlanta chill spot boasts a spacious beer garden and hip-hop vibe. Punchy IPAs and specialty brews like the Proof is in the Pudding (banana pudding, sour hints of banana, graham […]

Naan and Curry at Tabla

Tabla

star 4.7 - Indian - $$
Midtown, ATL

Tabla has rapidly become one of Atlanta’s best-loved Indian spots. Tables often fill up, so we recommend reserving in advance—the food will more than live up to the anticipation. The rich and flavorful menu offers authentic Indian cuisine with a modern twist. Begin your meal by selecting from an array of small plates such as […]

Patrons at the Jimmy'z Kitchen Marietta bar

Jimmy’z Kitchen Marietta

star 4.2 - Puerto Rican, Latin - $$
Marietta, GA

Jimmy’z Kitchen became a Latin-American OTP staple the minute it arrived. Since their Miami debut, Jimmy’z has earned national recognition for its award winning fast-casual cuisine with a Latin twist. For Chef Jimmy, the eatery exists to bring a “chef inspired menu, healthy, and fresh” food to an already well-loved cuisine. With addictive entrées like […]

Food platter at Lickety Split Kitchen

Lickety Split Southern Kitchen & Bar

star 4.0 - Soul Food, Southern - $$
Hapeville, GA

Conveniently located near Atlanta International Airport, Lickety Split features a rich menu of Southern favorites. The Black-owned mother-daughter enterprise has attracted celebrities like Monica and Young Joc. Besides the star power, the establishment is known for fast service, beautiful exposed brick, quality food, and a varied menu. Cuisine is classic southern, including fried catfish and […]

Close up Waffles With Fried Chicken at Apache Cafe

Apache Café

star 4.4 - American, Breakfast, Brunch - $
Downtown, ATL (Centennial Hill District)

Apache Café is an ATL institution overflowing with culture. Serving brunch staples by daylight and converting into an intimate art and dinner lounge by moonlight, it’s a place where soulful talent takes center stage. The eatery makes its imprint on the Atlanta hospitality scene through open mic nights, spoken word, new artist debuts, and jazzy […]

Guests at an open plan bar with curtain covered windows, wooden benches and tables and fans hanging from brick walls at Our Bar ATL

Our Bar ATL

star 4.4 - American, Social House - $$
Eastside, ATL (Edgewood)

Our Bar ATL brings a new eclectic and trendy space to Edgewood Ave. Lit up by both live DJs and seasonal chefs, the kitchen and bar is both a hot nightlife destination and a place to vibe in the day. The calendar brings the heat with a range of events, from open mic comedy to […]

Exterior shot of well lit, shack style restaurant at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

star 4.5 - Ethiopian - $$
Briarcliff Woods, ATL

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen has been serving Atlanta an authentic Ethiopian experience since 2006. Translating to “happy” Ethiopian Kitchen, Desta blends Southern comfort with a traditional Ethiopian restaurant. Set in a country-style home complete with indoor and outdoor porches, the eatery expertly sets a relaxed vibe, and offers delightful entrees at very reasonable prices. Its lentil […]

Interior of brightly painted restaurant furnished with dark, wooden chairs at Negril Village Nyc

Negril Village

star 4.1 - Jamaican - $$
Midtown, ATL

Negril Village ATL delineates itself from its New York location by orchestrating a delightful Jamaica-meets-the-South experience. From the classic dark woods to the polished bar to the golden chandeliers, Negril is the essence of opulence. The menu boasts Caribbean staples such as jerk chicken, curry goat, and escoveitch fish while paying tribute to the South […]

Green and brown sofa set against a brown wall at Therapy Lounge

Therapy Lounge

star 4.1 - Cafe, Ethiopian, Bar - $$
Druid Hills, ATL (Eastside)

With work from home as the new normal, Therapy Lounge couldn’t come at a better time. This Black-owned Ethiopian coffeehouse by day and hookah lounge by night curates the perfect vibe to open your laptop and sink into your home-away-from-home. In true coffee shop fashion, the eatery serves hippies and working professionals alike. Meanwhile, the […]

Interior shot of blue and silver themed restaurant at Nouveau Bar and Grill

Nouveau Bar & Grill

star 4.4 - American, Brunch - $$
College Park, GA

Melanin central College Park is naturally home to our folks, and Nouveau Bar and Grill fits right in. This Black-owned restaurant serves delicious American comfort food in a casual yet sexy atmosphere arrayed in sleek grey and black tones. The eatery is chic yet versatile, and can adapt to a wide variety of vibes with […]

Two women seated and having a conversation at Tom, Dick, and Hank

Tom, Dick, and Hank

star 4.0 - Barbecue, American - $$
Westside, ATL (Mechanicsville)

Tom, Dick, and Hank is a Black-owned collection of BBQ fusion lounges. A visit captures the feelings of the cookout, whether you’re away from home or just looking for leisure to remind you of summer evenings spent cutting up on the patio or in the backyard. Two locations, serving downtown and College Park, offer largely […]

Hotdogs at The Original Hotdog Factory

The Original Hotdog Factory

star 4.0 - Fast Food, Hot Dogs - $
Downtown, ATL

With several appearances in past episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta giving it a touch of celebrity, this eatery offers a delicious variety of artisanal hot dogs, transforming an American BBQ staple into a gourmet escape. The hotdogs are as diverse as they are creative, reflecting different regions and ethnic cuisines such as the Detroit […]

Earth toned restaurant furnished with green, white and brown chairs; wall covered with green and white art at True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen

star 4.0 - Healthy, American - $$
Buckhead, ATL (Lenox)

A different kind of comfort food, True Food Kitchen re-creates clean cuisine in a fresh new way that is both family-oriented and sophisticated. We love the Buckhead location for its airy and elevated aura, derived from earthy decor and bright green booth seating. And with Oprah as a stakeholder, doctors of integrative medicine as partners, […]

Guests seated at tables in a well lit restaurant at Fin & Feathers

Fin & Feathers

star 4.0 - Soul Food, Clubstaurant - $$
Eastside, ATL (Edgewood)

“Where Atlanta’s socialites come to play,” is a fitting slogan for an eatery that feels more like a club. With poppin’ events like Whiskey Wednesdays and turn’t out brunches, Fin & Feathers brings the party to Edgewood Ave. Neon lighting, hookah, and, of course, a lively DJ make this upbeat, Black-owned spot the ideal setting […]

Yellow stools surrounding a beige bar at Food Terminal

Food Terminal

star 4.2 - Malaysian, Chinese, Pan Asian - $$
Buford Highway, ATL (BuHi)

Food Terminal achieves the impossible by packing the incredible diversity of Malaysian cuisine onto a single menu. The food is a confluence of Indian, Chinese, and southeast Asian flavors. Alongside well-known provinces like Guang Zhao, the magazine menu (literally you’re given a magazine) advertises local dishes from small towns we’d never heard of. Dishes are […]

Interior of restaurant with blue bar with flat screen tvs and wooden chairs

The Beverly

star 4.1 - American, Sports Bar - $$
Glenwood Park, ATL

Casual restaurant by day, lively sports bar come happy hour, The Beverly is giving Atlanta everything it needs. Y’all know the A is about their sports, and fellas need a place to watch the game. But even casual fans flock here for the comforting aura and animated energy courtesy of a tasteful DJ. Regulars come […]

coffee at Urban grind

Urban Grind

star 4.0 - Coffee, Cafe - $$
West Midtown, ATL (Knight Park/Howell Station)

Urban Grind Coffeehouse is not your average millennial gathering spot. Take your favorite cozy living room sofa, add some caffeine, soul, and trendy eats, and you’ll get this West Midtown café with all the feels. More than just a coffee shop hangout, this Black-owned business has their own coffee blends, loose leaf organic teas and […]

Tacos at Patria Cocina

Patria Cocina

star 3.8 - Mexican - $$
Southeast, ATL (Grant Park)

At Patria Cocina, the Aguirre family’s dedication to great food powers some of the best authentic Mexican in the city. Their cuisine draws on their roots in Jalisco and Michoacán and combines a deep devotion to serving up excellent food and drink with a strict reliance on natural ingredients. Folks rave about fresh and fancified […]

Patrons seated at tables and on bar stools at Virgil's Gullah Kitchen & Bar

Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar

star 4.1 - Gullah, Cajun, Soul Food - $$
College Park, GA

Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar proves that Southern creole food is way ahead of the game. The Gullah are descendants of enslaved Central and West African people who carved out a unique identity in the lowcountry of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. From a cozy Atlanta home, Virgil’s is keeping the culture alive. The restaurant […]

Tacos at Vortex Bar and Grill

Vortex Bar & Grill

star 4.0 - American - $$
Midtown, ATL

The Vortex’s coveted reputation as the best burger spot in Atlanta remains undisputed. As soon as you enter the eclectic garage-like pub of colorful beer cans, American miscellanea, motorcycles and skull motifs, you know things are bound to get weird, but in a good way. All the burgers are cooked over a live fire. You […]

Bar with a screen at GOAT Sports Lounge

GOAT Sports Lounge

star 4.0 - Sports Bar, American - $$
McDonough, GA

GOAT is a sports bar with style. The second venture from the owners of Continent Restaurant and Lounge proves they know how to provide a fashionable experience in any restaurant category. Built with living love for the game, the seating glows piercing green, evoking a game field that sets the tone for champions. Greats like […]

Canvas and paint brushes against purple brick wall at Dine & Design

Dine and Design

star 4.4 - Paint & Sip - $
Midtown, ATL

Sometimes you want to do more than just eat. A new addition to Atlanta’s collection of lit experiences, Dine and Design offers sip and paint classes that live up to the hype they’ve garnered across town. Inspired by the 90s, the art studio freshly weaves the era’s memorabilia into the details. You’ll laugh at colorful […]

Sports bar with plush red sofas, high stools and multiple TV sets at Madhouse Sports Bar & Grill

Madhouse Sports Bar & Grill

star 4.0 - New American, Sports Bar - $
College Park, GA

Sometimes you just need a place to watch the game. As ATL natives would say, the Madhouse vibe is “buzzy,” through and through. A kind of adult playground, the restaurant welcomes you to eat, drink, and watch the game. Plush red velvet seating accompanies big screen TVs. The menu includes sports bar classics as well […]

Table full of southern dishes at Southern Queenz

Southern Queenz

star 4.3 - Soul Food, Southern - $$
Eastside, ATL (Edgewood)

The newly opened Southern Queenz has become a hotspot for delicious brunches and trendy vibes, creating a scene for those who came out to be seen. With an imaginative menu touting entrees like oreo chicken and waffles, cinnamon waffle wings served with vanilla frosting, and fruity pebble french toast as well as traditional Southern dishes […]

Patrons seated at tables in a restaurant with brick walls at The Real Milk & Honey

The Real Milk & Honey

star 4.3 - Soul Food, Southern - $$
College Park, GA

Inspired by vintage hip-hop, this restaurant hums with the cultural vibes that so many love. From the Tupac, Biggie, and Lauren Hill records on the walls to the graffiti art decor, The Real Milk & Honey is a breakfast and brunch favorite for a lively crowd. The menu boasts Nouveau Southern comfort brunch food, fusing […]

Ice cream at Jeni's

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

star 4.1 - Ice Cream, Dessert - $
Eastside, ATL (Glenwood Park) + multiple locations

Jeni’s is an artisanal ice cream shop guaranteed to transport you back to your childhood happy place.  Freshly made waffle cones highlight addictive flavors like blueberry cheesecake, bramble berry crisp, buttermilk strawberry, gooey butter cake, and salted peanut butter with chocolate flakes. Everything’s crafted with the love of a Black woman’s hand—because how else could it be […]

Restaurant interior with mirrors and light fixtures on brown walls, gray chairs and formally arranged tables and an ornate lamp hanging from the ceiling at Roc South

Roc South Cuisine & Cocktail

star 4.5 - Soul Food, Southern - $$
Buckhead, ATL (Brookhaven)

Located in Brookhaven, Roc South is an exceptional representative of a growing culinary movement that celebrates the possibilities of Southern cuisine. The flavors take you back home, but the dishes also show off Chef Virgil Harper’s fervor to impress and invent, from beautifully plated shrimp & grits and apple cobbler French toast at brunch-time to […]

Patrons milling about a pizzeria with pale gray walls, white lights and brown stools at Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

star 4.1 - Pizza, Artisanal - $$
West Midtown, ATL

Using pizza, hip-hop, and art as tools, this Black-owned, fast-casual eatery empowers our community while serving up great pies. Made from well-balanced, fresh ingredients, their artisanal pizzas pay tribute to hip-hop pioneers and culture with tasty selections like the “Cee No Green” (red sauce, house cheese blend, beef, pepperoni, two kinds of bacon, and Italian […]

A cup of coffee at Just Add Honey Tea Co.

Just Add Honey Tea Co.

star 4.4 - Cafe, Tea Room - $$
Eastside, ATL (Inman Park)

For your own piece of heaven in a cup of tea, visit Just Add Honey Tea Company. Owners Brandi and Jermail Shelton serve you a complete Southern tea service laden with love, and transform what was once an aristocratic tradition into an upbeat, down-to-earth experience for all ATLiens to enjoy. Patrons enjoy specialty loose leaf […]

Patrons seated around the bar at Spice House Cascade

Spice House Cascade

star 4.0 - Caribbean-fusion - $$
Southwest, ATL (Cascade Road)

Three words sum up what you’ll experience at Spice House ATL—Elevated. Caribbean. Dining. To put it more specifically, you’ll taste an ingenious assemblage of Haitian, Jamaican, and Trinidadian cuisine, blanketed in the dining room’s exotic yet modest ambiance. The intimate and relaxed vibe pairs elegantly with their nuanced menu and sophisticated plating, so whether you […]

Ice cream at Cathy's Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches

star 4.3 - Ice Cream, Dessert - $$
Midtown, ATL

Universally touted by sweet-tooth influencers, Cathy’s in Midtown is taking ice cream sandwiches to the next level with made-from-scratch cookies and ice cream options galore. When it comes to dessert, photographable is almost as important as edible, and these colorful ice cream sandwiches are lighting up the ‘gram. Still, the deliciousness is hardly skin deep. […]

Sushi at Kuroshio Sushi Bar and Grill

Kuroshio Sushi Bar and Grille at Cumberland

star 4.0 - Sushi, Japanese, Asian - $$
Smyrna, GA

Kuroshio’s Smyrna location has reliably served up Japanese fare with a down-to-earth charm since 2013. Expect a full range of classic and creative sushi entrees like the cha cha cha roll (spicy hot wok shrimp, and scallions, aioli), the drunken tiger roll (salmon, avocado, unagi, ebi shrimp), volcano roll (imitation crab alongside cucumber wrapped in […]

menu spread at Edgewood Pizza Westend

Edgewood Pizza WestEnd

star 3.9 - Pizza, American - $
Eastside, ATL (West End)

Edgewood Pizza on the West End is becoming as much of a neighborhood institution as its flagship store on Edgewood Ave. Outfitted in hip red booths, Edgewood West End brings a trendier appeal than its pleasantly minimalist counterpart, but both are still some of the best places for a neighborhood slice with a side of […]

Injera at Chef Winnie's Kitchen

Chef Winnie’s Kitchen

star 4.3 - Ethiopian-fusion - $$
Clarkston, GA

Inspired by the culinary genius of her homeland, Chef Woinshet “Winnie” Legesse Emory invites Atlanta to taste true Ethiopian flavors. With recipes handed down from her ancestors as well as dishes influenced by Atlanta’s own eclectic communities, the food is guaranteed to both delight and surprise. While the menu is grounded in Ethiopian cooking, expect […]

Sandwiches at Zunzi's

Zunzi’s

star 4.3 - South African, Sandwiches - $$
Buckhead, ATL (Channing Valley)

We can’t get enough of this growing sandwich franchise where the roots and flavor of South African culture aren’t forgotten. Still surrounded by Insta fanfare after two decades on the block, Zunzi’s continues to deliver. An upgrade from a regular sub spot, the eatery brings color and bold flavor to the sandwich game. Our favorite […]

Milkshake at The Yard Milkshake Bar

The Yard Milkshake Bar

star 4.3 - Ice Cream, Dessert - $$
Downtown, ATL

This Insta-worthy, downtown milkshake spot has been taking over cities since their Shark Tank debut, and remains en vogue for artisanal ice cream lovers.  With bright and wild garnishes, expect bespoke shakes and sundaes served in massive proportions. The vast array of both toppings and ice-creams means you’ll never run out of options. Dream up […]

Interior of restaurant with graffiti covered walls and dark furniture at The BQE Restaurant & Lounge

The BQE Restaurant & Lounge

star 3.8 - Soul Food, Southern - $$
Eastside, ATL (Edgewood)

Black-owned BQE is what happens when New Yorkers migrate back down South. Self described as serving “New York edge with a Southern accent,” BQE has proven its dedication dedication to creating a place for good food and a good time, regardless of the state of the world. Lauded in the NY Times for their community […]

waffles and cream at Nana's Chicken-n-Waffles

Nana’s Chicken-n-Waffles

star 4.0 - Soul Food, Southern, Brunch - $$
Conyers, GA

The line often stretches out the door at Nana’s, but Atlanta’s best waffles are worth the wait. Located in Conyers, Nana’s mouthwatering waffles and moist chicken give you the magnificent taste of New Orleans breakfast in a chill and casual atmosphere. In a diner-esq hangout designed for locals and travelers alike, you can relax while […]

Smoothie held against building with a brick façade at Juiceheads

Juiceheads

star 4.4 - Smoothies, Juices - $
Buckhead, ATL (Lindbergh/Morosgo)

Juiceheads is a Black-owned juice bar specializing in fresh and organic smoothies and juices. Recommended by Essence and 21ninety, the restaurant has made waves as a celebration of food that’s good for both you and the planet. Turquoise walls, tropical fruit baskets, and burning incense set a peaceful mood for the rest of your day. […]

Cracker Jack Doughnut at Sublime Doughnuts

Sublime Doughnuts

star 4.3 - Donuts, Dessert - $
Midtown, ATL (Home Park)

A doughnut with angel wings is a fitting logo for what is essentially pastry nirvana. Founder Kamal Grant reimagines the humble doughnut as a culinary art form, serving up imaginative flavors and textures on a buttery and airy “canvas.” Swing by and treat yourself to one of a vast array of creative creations— try the […]

Patrons seated at a dimly lighted restaurant with a chrome bar at Sudo Bar and Grill

Sudo Bar & Grill

star 3.6 - Sports Bar, American - $$
Conyers, GA

As a city centered around love for the game, Atlanta has the sports bar scene on lock. Among fierce competition, Sudo Bar & Grill stands out by getting all the basics right. Chill and homey, low red lighting sets the vibe for the evening, while several large TV screens offer everyone a view of the […]

Peach Cobbler at Atlanta Breakfast Club

Atlanta Breakfast Club

star 4.3 - American, Breakfast, Brunch - $$
Downtown, ATL

If you’re looking for an impeccable Southern style breakfast with a side of warmth, then the Atlanta Breakfast Club is the place for you. Outfitted in classic red and white seating, the restaurant combines the chic style of a modern cafe with the charm and hospitality of a 1950s diner. The playful decor sets the […]

Interior of grey themed restaurant with mirrors on the wall at Baltimore Crab & Seafood

Baltimore Crab & Seafood

star 3.5 - American, Seafood - $$
Southwest, ATL (Cascade Road)

Atlanta’s Cascade neighborhood bustles with culinary competition, but Baltimore Crab and Seafood still manages to stand out. Everything on the menu, from staple soups to luxuriously battered trout, shows off the kitchen’s expertise. Seafood is certainly the star of the show, but customers also rave about the array of side dishes, even understated-sounding options like […]

Restaurant with formally arranged tables set against dark gray walls decorated with paintings at Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac’s Tea Room

star 4.0 - Southern, Tea Room - $$
Midtown, ATL

Located in Midtown, Mary Mac’s has been an Atlanta institution since 1945. Interwoven with the history of the city itself, the eatery opened post World War II, when women restauranteurs were blocked by prejudice and touting the name “tea room” was a means of making female entrepreneurship palatable to Southern society. This simple eatery has […]

Pizzas on a table at Triple Jay's Pizza Bar

Triple Jays Pizza Bar

star 4.1 - Pizza, American - $$
Midtown, ATL

Making sonic waves on Instagram, Triple Jays Pizza finally brings sizzling hot pies to Midtown Atlanta. Once a food truck, the mobile pizzeria has transformed into a brick and mortar kitchen where longtime fans get to experience the old magic on an even deeper level. Triple Jays understands what their community wants— Detroit and New […]

Chicken at Pit Boss BBQ

Pit Boss BBQ

star 4.0 - Barbecue - $$
Hapeville, GA

The full-bodied flavors of juicy brisket, crispy smoked wings, and Atlanta lemon pepper sauce secure Pit Boss BBQ’s status as one of the best barbecue spots in Atlanta. Don’t let the simple decor fool you—the warm and friendly atmosphere is known to thrill all carnivores, with visitors flocking to the restaurant from all over the […]

Tassa Roti Shop

star 4.3 - Trinidadian - $
Marietta, GA

Though woven into the fabric of Marietta, Tassa’s comes straight out of Trinidad. At prime hours, patrons line up for the buffet to enjoy bona fide Trini roti, bake and saltfish, chicken palau, and savory curry—and a deck to sit down and tuck themselves away. The packed platters invite patrons to serve  themselves hearty portions […]

Hand holding up chicken sandwich outside building of Scoville Hot Chicken in Midtown

Scoville Hot Chicken

star 4.2 - Hot Chicken, Southern - $$
Midtown, ATL

Scoville Hot Chicken is bringing Nashville culinary tradition to Atlanta. With locations in Marietta, Buckhead, Athens, Howell Mill, and Norcross, you’re sure to find one that’s close to home. There, you’ll find juicy yet crispy fried chicken in a range of flavors, served alongside coleslaw, kosher pickles, fries, their special Scoville sauce, and freshly squeezed […]

Empanadilla at My Abuela's Food

My Abuela’s Food

star 4.0 - Puerto Rican - $$
Eastside, ATL (Inman Park)

My Abuela’s Food is one of those pop ups we pray will transition to brick and mortar. An ode to Puerto Rico, the restaurant provides a sense of community alongside a menu of fresh, upbeat, and authentic cuisine. Chef and co-owner Louis Martinez calls his cooking “a menu of memories” originating from his Puerto Rican […]

Injera at Embilta Cafe

Embilta Cafe

star 4.0 - Ethiopian - $$
Eastside, ATL (Lindridge-Martin Manor)

Tucked in a shopping plaza, Habesha’s unassuming exterior conceals one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets. The eatery makes an impact through its expert knowledge and execution of traditional Ethiopian cooking—spongy, flavorful injera, beef awaze tibbs, spicy Ethiopian stews, and their famous berbere sauce. Ditch the fork and bring a friend, as this is a true […]

Orange umbrellas and Wrought iron chairs and tables arranged at a flower festooned patio at The Beautiful

The Beautiful

star 3.8 - Soul Food, Southern - $
Southwest, ATL (Cascade)

Providing delicious, filling soul food, The Beautiful transports clientele to a Southern grandmother’s kitchen. Quaint but mighty, The Beautiful has been an ATL soul food institution since 1979. Expect tray-filling crispy fried chicken, casserole, banana pudding, peach cobbler, lemon cake, sweet tea, and other soul food staples served to you cafeteria-style for next-to-nothing in a […]

Busy Bee sign above a blue awning attached to the exterior of a brick edifice at Busy Bee Café

Busy Bee Cafe

star 4.0 - Soul Food, Southern - $$
Westside, ATL (Vine City)

Named the city’s best fried chicken by Atlanta Magazine, it’s no surprise that Busy Bee is buzzing. Founded in 1947 by Lucy Jackson, a self-taught Black chef inspired to create affordable, nurturing food in her hometown, Busy Bee got a great start and never lost its stride. Awarded a coveted James Beard award in 2022, […]

Chocolate cupcakes at CamiCakes

CamiCakes

star 3.5 - Dessert, Bakery - $$
East Point, GA + multiple locations

CamiCakes is a Black-owned cupcake franchise serving up an indulgent selection of traditional and inventive treats. From red velvet and triple chocolate to banana cream and sweet potato, there’s something here to satisfy everyone’s cravings. The cupcakes are beautifully decorated, making them ideal gifts or party favors, but the affordable price tag keeps them perfect […]

Pizza at Plant Based Pizzeria

Plant Based Pizzeria

star 4.0 - Pizza, Vegan, Vegetarian - $$
Eastside, ATL (Virginia-Highland)

This vegan pizzeria somehow surpasses the taste of a traditional pie. Build your own pizza or order the widely popular Vegan Meat Lovers pizza or the Georgia Peach pizza. The range of fresh toppings more than compensates for the lack of dairy cheese. The menu even offers a cauliflower-based crust for when there’s gluten-free folks […]

Jerk Chicken at Irie Mon

Irie Mon Cafe

star 4.0 - Jamaican - $
Buckhead, ATL (Ardmore)

Buckhead’s Irie Mon Café serves up some of the best authentic Jamaican cuisine Atlanta has to offer. No-frills cafeteria-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner staples like ackee & saltfish, curry chicken, and coconut curry shrimp are guaranteed to satisfy. The limited menu changes by the day, but if you’re craving something specific, call ahead and the […]