20 metro Atlanta restaurants that'll help you mix up your lunch routine

Sick of your same old lunch spot? Want to shake things up a bit? Check out these new restaurants and old favorites offering up new menus.

101 Steak - The spot's new lunch menu's offerings include a variety of salads, appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and steaks including six spice egg rolls, blackened chicken Caesar wrap and Maryland crab cake sandwich. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

3621 Vinings Slope SE, Atlanta. 770-805-8855, 101steakatl.com/

4 Rivers Smokehouse - The sprawling menu of smoked meats includes pork, chicken, turkey, burnt ends, pork and beef ribs, tri-tip, sausage and wings. In addition, try out sandwiches, a large selection of Southern-style sides, and a surprising number of vegetarian options with seasonal vegetables.

822 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 1-844-474-8377, 4rsmokehouse.com/locations/atlanta.

5 Church - Want lunch but don't feel like leaving your desk? This Midtown spot offers complimentary lunch delivery service in the Midtown Business District, from 11th Street and 15th Street and West Peachtree Street and Juniper Street. Choose from dishes including the lamb burger, grilled chicken club and grilled peach flatbread.

1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-400-3669, 5churchatlanta.com/

Atkins Park Va-Hi - Try some of the new seasonal fall dishes the Virginia-Highland restaurant has added to its lunch menu including herb-roasted airline chicken breast with fried okra and butternut squash gratin, pan-seared scallops with fried leeks, whipped cauliflower and herbed butter sauce and jambalaya skillet with chicken and andouille sausage.

794 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-876-7249, atkinspark.com .

Bar Mercado - The Krog Street Market spot's dinner menu is available during lunch on Saturdays, offering a variety of Spanish tapas.

99 Krog St. NE, Atlanta. 404-480-4866, barmercadoatl.com/

Blaze Pizza - The first metro Atlanta location of the California based pizza chain offers pies that come out of the over in 180 seconds.

2131 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 678-705-8508, blazepizza.com.

Bluetop - Try out dishes including a Maine lobster corn dog, a signature burger made with Snake River Farms beef and Red Dragon cheddar and a kale salad tossed with milk blanched garlic, dried blueberries, toasted oats, and fermented hemp nut vinaigrette, or sample one of their quirky cocktails.

5362 Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 678-620-3490, bluetopchamblee.com.

Bytes - This newly-opened "digitally infused" space serves up brunch, lunch and dinner. The menu includes "small bytes" and a variety of pastas, pizzas, salads, desserts, milkshakes, specialty drinks and cocktails and wine.

848 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. 470-447-2601, bytesrestaurant.com/

C. Ellet's - The Linton Hopkins steakhouse at The Battery at SunTrust Park offers lunch in its clubroom, with offerings including a variety of salads, shellfish towers, sandwiches and steaks.

2605 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 400, Atlanta. 678-996-5344, c-ellets.com.

Cibo e Beve - New fall lunch and dinner menu items include roasted cauliflower with mascarpone, honeycomb and pine nuts; gemeli pasta with smoked bacon, cream, parmesan and peas; and a roasted pear and arugula salad.

4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-250-8988, ciboatlanta.com/

Colletta - The Avalon restaurant's revamped lunch menu includes a $10 express "you pick two" option, with choices including a variety of sandwiches, pasta, salads and pizza slices.

900 3rd St., Alpharetta. 678-722-8335, collettarestaurant.com/

Donetto - The new Tuscan restaurant offers Cosa Nostra on Sundays from Noon-5 p.m., with breakfast-inspired dishes and mid-afternoon snacks, otherwise known in Italy as 'merenda'.

976 Brady Ave., Suite 110, Atlanta. 404-445-6867, donettoatlanta.com.

Holler & Dash - Cracker Barrel's "millenial-focused" biscuit spot also serves up toasts, egg plates, salads, sandwiches and sides.

1085 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 470-865-5660, holleranddash.com.

Molly B's - The only full-service, sit-down restaurant at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium recently opened to the public for lunch, with offerings including salads, sandwiches, a burger and a fried chicken plate.

1 AMB Drive NW, Atlanta. 470-341-5050, mollybsatlanta.com

Muchacho - The Reynoldstown cafe from the team behind Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall offers a variety of tacos, poke, bowls and toasts, in addition to a full coffee program. Its sister restaurant, Golden Eagle, is set to open at the end of October.

904 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta. 404-748-9254, muchachoatl.com.

Oak Steakhouse - The Avalon restaurant just launched its first lunch service from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with an option for a 45-minutes "express ;unch." The menu's dishes include Thai beef salad; the croque madame with Benton's country ham, gruyere, mornay, a sunny side up egg and brioche; and the jumbo lump crab cake paired with warm mustard buerre fondue, pickled celery and apple salad.

950 3rd St., Alpharetta. 678-722-8333, oaksteakhouseatlanta.com/

Rose + Rye - The new Midtown spot from the team behind 1Kept is housed in an old castle   and will begin offering lunch service in November.

87 15th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-500-5980, roserye.com/

Sage Woodfire Tavern - The third metro Atlanta Sage (a fourth is set to open in Buckhead by the end of the year) serves up a variety of salads, soups, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, wraps and paninis for lunch.

3050 Windy Hill Road SE, Atlanta. 770-955-0940, sagewoodfiretavern.com/windy-hill/menu/

Salata - The salad chain opened its first Atlanta location with a menu that offers an array of vegetables, fruits, cheeses, seeds and nuts, plus chicken, seafood and vegan proteins, and house-made dressings, which can be combined and customized in hand-tossed salads or several styles of salad wraps. 

265 19th St., Suite. 2155, Atlanta. 470-233-7164, salata.com.

Saltyard - The south Buckhead restaurant launched its lunch service this month with dishes including soups; shared places such as a veggie board and a house-cured salmon board; salads such as kale salad with pickled shitakes,  shaved red onion, feta and pecan vinaigrette; sandwiches such as a Sriracha-glazed salmon wrap with banh mi veggies and sesame aioli; and various desserts.

1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. 404-382-8088, saltyardatlanta.com/

Looking for answers to all your Atlanta food and dining questions? Check out the AJC Fall Dining Guide: Burning Questions on Thursday, Oct. 26 at myajc.com/food.

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