Banshee Endive Salad with gorgonzola, beets, walnuts, fennel, citrus, and sumac. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

These are (nearly all of) the restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2018

There are tons of restaurants that opened their doors in 2018. How many have you tried? Check out our list, and let us know in the comments if there are any that we’re missing.

Buteco Quibe, croquettes of beef, bulgur wheat, and mint with fresh lime. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Intown Atlanta

3heart, Eastside Beltline

ATL Taco, Lenox Square

Adalina, Buckhead

Baker Dude, Grant Park

Banshee, East Atlanta 

Biltong Bar, Shops Buckhead Atlanta

Blu Cantina, East Atlanta

Blue Donkey Coffee, Grant Park

Blue India, Midtown

Bully Boy, Eastside Beltline

Bun Mi, South Buchkhead

Buteco, Grant Park

Butter & Cream, Eastside Beltline

Chai Yo, Buckhead

Cousins Maine Lobster, Lenox Square

Cultured South, West End

Ecco, Phipps Plaza

Bazati with The Brasserie and Estrella, Eastside Beltline

Banshee, East Atlanta

Chido + Padre’s, Buckhead

The Dapper Doughnut, Lenox Square

Docent Coffee, Old Fourth Ward

Drafts + Dogs, Ponce City Market

Emerald City Bagels, East Atlanta

Everyday Market, Old Fourth Ward

Farm Burger, Grant Park

Fetch, Old Fourth Ward

Firepit Pizza Tavern, Grant Park

Fish Bowl and Dua Vietnamese, Midtown

Five Daughters Doughnuts, Ponce City Market

Flower Child, Buckhead

Full Commission Pink Deviled Eggs with beet wash, cotija cheese, and radish. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Full Commission, Grant Park

Genuine Pizza, Phipps Plaza

Gino’s East, Poncey-Highland

Grand Lux Cafe, Phipps Plaza

Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Grant Park

Guac y Margys, Eastside Beltline

Gyu-Kaku, Atlantic Station

Hattie B’s, Little Five Points

Hecter’s Kitchen, Sweet Auburn

Ink, Eastside Beltline

Irby’s Tavern, Buckhead

Jim Adams Farm & Table, Riverside

King of Pops Bar, Ponce City Market

Kong’s Kitchen, Morningside

Little Alley Steak, Buckhead

Little Spirit, Inman Park

LLoyd’s, Inman Park

The Local Pizzaiolo, West Midtown

Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken and Oysters, East Lake

Mihoko’s Method Bone Broth, Eastside Beltline

Miso Ko, Ponce City Market

Mission + Market, Buckhead

Momonoki, Midtown

Mouth of the South, Cabbagetown

New Realm Brewing Co., Eastside Beltline

Nina + Rafi, Eastside Beltline

Ocean Market, downtown Atlanta

Parlor, Castleberry Hill

Patria Cocina, Grant Park

Peachtree Pint, Lenox Square

Pho Dai Viet, Buckhead

Pho Nam, Krog Street Market

Pin & Proper, Grant Park

The Public Kitchen & Bar serves a pimento cheese burger topped with bacon and an exceptionally creamy version of pimento cheese. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: For the AJC

Public Kitchen & Bar, Phipps Plaza

Publico, Midtown

The PokeSpot, downtown Atlanta

Public House 28, Riverside

RFD Social, Ponce City Market

Ramen Station, Grant Park

Recess, Krog Street Market

Root Baking Company, Ponce City Market

Sage Woodfire Grill, Buckhead

Saladworks, Brighten Park

Tiki Iniki, Virginia-Highland

Tiny Lou’s, Poncey-Highland

Tuza, Berkeley Park

Watchman’s, Krog Street Market

Zunzi’s, West Midtown

If you want to nibble while enjoying a cocktail at the Garden & Gun Club, the Smoked Fish Dip with Baked Saltines is one way to go. CONTRIBUTED BY MIA YAKEL
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Cobb County


2 Sistas Soul Food, Smyrna
ATL Fusion BBQ
, Marietta
Achie’s
, The Battery (closed in November 2018)

Basecamp at Kennesaw Mountain, Kennesaw

Bezoria, Cumberland Mall

El Super Pan, The Battery

Everything Burger, Marietta

Fire Stone Chinese, Kennesaw

Garden & Gun Club, The Battery

Hawg & Ale Smokehouse, Marietta

Hoyle’s Kitchen and Bar, Marietta

Independent Ground Coffee, Kennesaw

Java Cats Cafe, Marietta

JoJo’s Candy Shop, Vinings

The Juicy Crab, Kennesaw

The Oasis, Kennesaw

Punch Bowl Social, The Battery

Skewers, Marietta

Wyer Street Foods, Smyrna

The Alden, 5070 Peachtree Blvd., Chamblee. "...Keep an eye on Jared Hucks. Even if he doesn’t always reach them, he is a chef capable of great heights.” -- Wyatt Williams
Photo: Henri Hollis

DeKalb County

The Alden, Chamblee

Ammazza, Decatur

Amore Cucina & Bar, Brookhaven

Arnette’s Chop Shop, Brookhaven

Boba Theory, Emory Point

Chopt, Toco Hill

Chronic Tacos, Chamblee

Cinco Mexican Cantina, Perimeter Mall

Crayhouse, Doraville

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle, Dunwoody

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, Emory Point

Dog Towne Franks, Decatur

Feedel Bistro, North Druid Hills

Gu’s Kitchen, Chamblee

Gusto, Decatur

HOBNOB, Dunwoody

Hot Melody Chinese, Doraville

Tortas Factory del D.F. adds warm, caramelized pineapple to tacos al pastor. CONTRIBUTED BY WYATT WILLIAMS
Photo: For the AJC

The Local Pizzaiolo, Toco Hill

Ms. Icey’s, Decatur

Mariscos El Sazon del Kora, Doraville

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, Perimeter Mall

The Little Farmhouse Cafe, Embry Hills

The Po’Boy Shop, Decatur

Red Pepper Taqueria, Brookhaven

Savi Provisions, Decatur

Secreto Southern Kitchen, Brookhaven

Son of a Bear, Oakhurst

Snackboxe Bistro, Doraville

Tabi Sushi, Decatur

Tanaka Ramen, Brookhaven

Tortas Factory del D.F., Doraville

The White Bull, Decatur

Zinburger, Dunwoody

Casi Cielo Tlayuda Garden of Oaxaca with puré de frijol, queso, cherry tomatoes, jalapeno, avocado, and micro greens. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

North Fulton

Abuelos Mexican Kitchen and Cantina, Sandy Springs

Alpha Soda Kitchen and Bar (previously Alpha Soda), Alpharetta

Belux Coffee Roasters, Alpharetta

Bogartz Food Artz, Sandy Springs

BoneYard Kitchen and Tap, Roswell

Casi Cielo, Sandy Springs

Chipper’s Club, Roswell

Chiringa, Alpharetta City Center

Chronic Tacos, Alpharetta

Citizen Soul, Alpharetta City Center

Coalition Food & Beverage, Alpharetta

Crafthall Kitchen, Sandy Springs (closed in November)

Cupanion’s Kitchen + Coffee, Sandy Springs

Curahee Brewing Company, Alpharetta

Deep Roots Wine Market, Sandy Springs

Flower Child, City Springs

Coalition’s Reuben Sandwich boasts house-smoked pastrami with classic accouterments. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Fresco Cantina Grille, Roswell

Gracious Plenty Bakery, Roswell

Hen Mother Cookhouse, John’s Creen

Holmes, Alpharetta City Center

Iron Age, Sandy Springs

King Barbecue, Avalon

Loyal Tavern, Roswell

M Thai Street Food, Alpharetta

Pho 24, Sandy Springs

Pinkies Up, Roswell

Porter Pizza & Brewery, Sandy Springs

Sankranti Indian Restaurant, Johns Creek

South City Kitchen, Avalon

Taste...A Seasonal Bistro, Alpharetta

Tasty China, Sandy Springs

Vaz Kouzina, Roswell

Vintage Frozen Custard, Roswell (relocated from West Midtown)

The Whiskey Project, Roswell

Wild Slice, Roswell

Next Door, 2131 Pleasant Hill Road, Number B3, Duluth. "As Atlanta’s Korean-American community grows, it’s delightful to explore a cuisine that is so much more than just table-top barbecue. " -- Wendell Brock
Photo: HANDOUT/Wendell Brock

Gwinnett County

Fancy Funnel Cake, Lawrenceville

Firenza Pizza, Duluth

Foggy Bottom BBQ, Duluth

Grecian Gyro, Snellville

Khanh Vietnamese, Duluth

La Mixteca, Suwanee

Next Door, Duluth

Pueblo Maya, Buford

Truck and Tap, Duluth

Wicked Sushi and Grill, Buford

Won Won Seafood House, Duluth

Apron Octopus Terrine with marcona almonds, lemon, boquerones, pickled fresnos, olives, and romesco. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.
Photo: Bob Townsend/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

South Fulton

Apron at Solis Two Porsche Drive, South Fulton

Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Old Lady Gang, Camp Creek Marketplace

Shake Shack, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The Sleepy Potato, South Fulton

Soul Crab, College Park

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