A running list of Atlanta restaurants that have permanently closed amid coronavirus pandemic

PEI Mussels with pork belly, caramelized onion, and hard cider broth at Bogartz Food Artz. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.
PEI Mussels with pork belly, caramelized onion, and hard cider broth at Bogartz Food Artz. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Since the coronavirus fully hit the U.S. in mid-March, numerous metro Atlanta restaurants have temporarily closed their doors. Many have since reopened, if not for dine-in service than for delivery or takeout. Many have closed permanently.

Here, the restaurants that shuttered for good during the COVID-19 crisis:

Ah-Ma’s Taiwanese Kitchen. The Midtown restaurant closed in mid-December after six years.

Aix and Tin Tin. Chef Nick Leahy closed his French restaurant and bar to open the more casual Nick’s Westside in the same space in October.

Amelie's French Bakery. The North Carolina-based cafe closed its only Atlanta location, located near Georgia Tech.

Ammazza - Decatur. The Neapolitan-style pizza spot closed its Decatur location in October. The original restaurant in Old Fourth Ward remains open.

Amsterdam Cafe. The bar near Piedmont Park closed after 15 years.

Anna Lee’s. The Roswell cafe closed its doors in July after more than 30 years.

Anne and Bill's Restaurant. The Forest Park restaurant shuttered after 46 years. A McDonough location also closed.

Arizona's. The Stonecrest restaurant closed permanently after 15 years in business, less than a year into new ownership.

Beni's Cubano - East Cobb. The East Cobb location of the Cuban restaurant shuttered in May. A downtown Atlanta location remains open.

Big Al’s Butter Made Burgers. The burger closed in August at The Shops of Buckhead, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.

Big Ketch - Roswell. The original Buckhead location of the seafood restaurant remains open.

Big Pie in the Sky. The Roswell location of the pizza spot closed permanently after an initial temporary closure. A location in Kennesaw remains open.

Blaxican. The Peachtree Corners Mexican-soul food spot closed due to the pandemic, but its food truck and catering business remain open.

Bogartz Food Artz. The Southern restaurant with Jewish and Creole influences closed in Sandy Springs after less than two years.

Bone Lick Southern Kitchen. The Old Fourth Ward barbecue restaurant closed in September, along with adjoining music venue The Music Room and cocktail bar SPKEZ.

Botiwalla - Alpharetta. The Indian street food spot at Alpharetta City Center won’t reopen after closing in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, What Now Atlanta reports, and will be replaced by a new location of Indian chain Curry Up Now. A Botiwalla location at Ponce City Market remains open.

Bread and Butter Bakery - The Marietta Square Market location closed permanently in May. The original Covington location remains open.

Brezza Cucina. The Italian restaurant closed its doors in Ponce City Market, with potential plans to reopen in another location.

Brooklyn Cantina. The Mexican restaurant in Johns Creek closed in June.

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar - Roswell. C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar- Vinings and Hugo’s Oyster Bar, will remain open. The restaurant group also opened a C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar in the Sandy Springs’ Modera in September.

Cacao Cafe. The retail outpost of chocolate maker Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co. is closed, but customers can still purchase chocolate online at cacaoatlanta.com.

Cafe Posh. The Buckhead restaurant closed over the summer, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.

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Cafe Sunflower. The longtime Atlanta vegetarian restaurant closed its Sandy Springs location after 25 years. Its Buckhead location remains open for takeout.

The Canteen. The micro food hall from the team behind The General Muir and Wood's Chapel BBQ closed its doors in Midtown's Tech Square.

Cardinal and Third Street Goods. The adjoining cocktail bar and neighborhood market closed in Grant Park in August.

Chama Gaucha. The only Atlanta location of the Brazilian steakhouse closed in Buckhead during the pandemic, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.

Colombian Bites. The Colombian restaurant closed its doors in Kennesaw in September. The space is slated to become Italian restaurant Vesuvio later this year.

Cook Hall. The restaurant on the first floor of the W Atlanta Buckhead hotel never reopened after initially closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Crispina Grill. The Vinings Italian restaurant closed, with plans for French Market Grill to take over the space.

Dantanna's Downtown. The sports bar closed in CNN Center after more than a decade. The original Buckhead location remains open.

Donetto. The Indigo Road restaurant group concept never reopened after initially closing in March due to the pandemic. Jonathan Waxman, who closed his Brezza Cucina eatery in Ponce City Market earlier this year, plans to take over the space.

Doraku. The Japanese restaurant never reopened after closing in March at Buckhead Village due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Duke's Bar & Grill. The Crabapple restaurant from chef Todd Hogan will redirect employees to Hogan's two other restaurants, which will remain open, according to Fox 5.

Ebrik Coffee Room. The coffee shop on Georgia State University's campus closed after six years. The status of a Decatur location has not yet been determined, though a spot inside the Michael C. Carlos Museum on Emory University's campus is slated to reopen in the future.

E.M. Bop. The Alpharetta location of the Korean barbecue spot closed in December, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. A location in Duluth remains open.

Endive Publik House. Loring Heights eatery Endive Publik House decided to close indefinitely in August, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported.

Farm Burger - Peachtree Corners. The Peachtree Corners location of the local grass-fed beef burger chain closed in late September. Farm Burger locations currently open in metro Atlanta include units in Buckhead, Decatur, Dunwoody, Grant Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Whole Food Market in Midtown. The restaurant also has locations in Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Foundation Social Eatery. Chef Mel Toledo closed his Roswell restaurant in December, with plans to relocate inside the Perimeter in 2021.

FROGS Cantina. The Tex-Mex restaurant closed in the Midtown Promenade development after 15 years.

Genki Noodles and Sushi. The Virginia-Highland location of the sushi restaurant permanently closed in July.

Georgia Grille. The Buckhead restaurant closed its doors after 30 years at the end of April. It is not clear if loss of business during the pandemic led the eatery to close.

Georgian Club. Formed in 1982, The Georgian Club was Atlanta's first suburban city club and was comprised of roughly 30 community and business leaders.

Gio’s Chicken Siciliana. The popular chicken concept from Antico Pizza owner Giovanni Di Palma will not reopen at The Battery Atlanta at Truist Park.

Greater Good BBQ. The Tucker location of the barbecue eatery has closed, with the Buckhead location remaining open, What Now Atlanta reports.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Sweet Auburn. The chain of Atlanta burger spots closed its original location at Sweet Auburn Curb Market after 11 years, Eater Atlanta reports. Grindhouse locations remain in Brookhaven, Piedmont Heights, Grant Park, Decatur, Athens and two locations at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The Harp. The restaurant on Memorial Drive closed in June, What Now Atlanta reports.

Hazel Jane’s. The wine bar on the Eastside Beltline closed in September after a year.

Hemingway’s. The Marietta Square restaurant closed after nearly 30 years to make way for an outpost of Red Hare Brewing.

Highland Bakery. The Decatur location of the Atlanta chain closed in July.

Jack's New Yorker Deli. The Marietta location closed permanently after 13 years in business, the Marietta Daily Journal reports. Locations in Buckhead and Smyrna remain open.

KBBQ on Fire. The Alpharetta Korean barbecue spot closed in late 2020, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.

Kouzina Christos. The longtime East Cobb Greek restaurant closed in December.

Krog Bar and Rathbun's. Owner and chef Kevin Rathbun said the closures of his two oldest concepts were the result of a lease dispute rather than the economic effects of COVID-19. He plans to reopen his two other restaurants, KR Steakbar and Kevin Rathbun Steak, in June.

Local on North - Roswell. The Roswell location on Local on North was replaced by Canton St. Social. Local on North locations remain open in Duluth, Marietta and Canton.

Lucky's Burger and Brew. The Emory Village location decided not to renew its lease after closing temporarily in March. Lucky's locations in Brookhaven, Roswell and Marietta remain open.

Mother Bar + Kitchen. The Old Fourth Ward bar closed after eight years.

Murph’s. Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy closed his restaurant at Cobb Galleria to the public in October, though it is still available for private events.

There’s no filler in Noble Fin’s crab cakes. (CONTRIBUTED BY BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)
There’s no filler in Noble Fin’s crab cakes. (CONTRIBUTED BY BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Noble Fin. The seafood restaurant closed in Peachtree Corners in June.

Octane Coffee. The original -- and last remaining -- Octane Coffee location in West Midtown won’t reopen.

Pananhar Bangladeshi Cuisine. The Bangladeshi restaurant closed its doors on Buford Highway after nearly 20 years.

Public School 404. The West Midtown restaurant closed May 15 after opening in 2017.

Qing Mu. The Buckhead Village restaurant never reopened after initially closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Queen of Cream. The ice cream shop in the Plaza on Ponce development closed in October.

Ri Ra Irish Pub. The decision to close the Midtown establishment was reportedly made before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Rise-N-Dine. The breakfast restaurant at Emory Village closed in October after 13 years.

Roy’s Cheesesteaks. The Smyrna cheesesteak spot closed over the summer, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.

The Shed at Glenwood. The Glenwood Park restaurant closed after 12 years

Simon's Restaurant. The Midtown restaurant, which served a menu of Southern dishes, closed May 19.

Snackboxe Bistro - Battery. The Laotian eatery closed its stall at Ph’east at the Battery Atlanta over the summer, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. A location in Doraville remains open.

Sound Table. Old Fourth Ward restaurant and bar Sound Table closed in Old Fourth Ward in October after a decade. Similar concept Edgewood Dynasty is set to open in the space in late 2020.

You can find the Baja Fish Taco, Smoked Brisket Taco, Al Pastor Taco and Fitti cocktail at Marietta Street Market’s Street Taco, which has its own dining room. CONTRIBUTED BY MIA YAKEL
You can find the Baja Fish Taco, Smoked Brisket Taco, Al Pastor Taco and Fitti cocktail at Marietta Street Market’s Street Taco, which has its own dining room. CONTRIBUTED BY MIA YAKEL

Street Taco. The full-service Mexican restaurant inside Marietta Square Market closed permanently.

Sweet Auburn Seafood. The restaurant shuttered in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood at the beginning of September.

Sweet Tomatoes. The buffet franchise that has had locations in Georgia for years, announced it will close all of its nearly 100 locations due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tap & Six. The Roswell craft tap house is set to close June 14, just a few months after celebrating its second anniversary.

Taqueria Tsunami - Sandy Springs. The metro Atlanta chain closed its Sandy Springs location, leaving eight locations remaining, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.

TJ's Sports Bar and Grill. The Roswell spot closed after 30 years after failing to come to terms on a lease.

Tanaka Ramen. The Brookhaven restaurant decided not to reopen after initially temporarily closing in March due to the pandemic, Tomorrow’s News Today reported.

Tassa Roti Shop. The Alpharetta location of the Caribbean restaurant closed in late April. The Marietta location remains open.

Tavern at Phipps. The restaurant never reopened after closing in March due to the pandemic, and announced its official closure in September after 30 years.

Tea House Formosa. The Buford Highway cafe closed in November.

Ted’s Montana Grill - Cumberland and Decatur. The Atlanta-based chain shuttered two of its local locations due to the economic impacts of coronavirus. Eleven metro Atlanta locations remain open.

Tin Lizzy's Cantina - Emory Point. Nine other metro Atlanta locations of the Mexican restaurant remain open.

Uncle Julio’s. The Mexican chain exited the Atlanta market after announcing its locations in Sandy Springs and on Peachtree Road in Buckhead would not reopen.

US Cafe. The Buckhead location, which opened in 2010, has closed, with two Smyrna locations remaining open.

Zinburger. The chain made the decision to permanently close most of its East Coast locations, including metro Atlant restaurants at Lenox Square and in Dunwoody.

Restaurants that closed early in the year:

Guaco Joe’s

4 Rivers Smokehouse

Cape Dutch

La Calavera

Atlantic Seafood Company

Holler and Dash

Meehan’ Public House - Sandy Springs

Graveyard Tavern

Wild Slice

Horseradish Grill

Square Pub

Hudson Grill

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