A list of metro Atlanta restaurants that have reopened dining rooms, patios amid coronavirus pandemic

Ray's on the River employees wait on customers at the Sandy Springs location on May 10, 2020.   STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Ray's on the River employees wait on customers at the Sandy Springs location on May 10, 2020. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Gov. Brian Kemp announced in late April that Georgia restaurants were permitted to reopen their dining rooms on April 27.

Reopened businesses have to follow social distancing guidelines, screen workers for fever and respiratory illnesses, and take other steps to minimize the risk of transmitting the coronavirus. The 39-point list of guidelines was released on April 23.  An updated list of guidelines was released on May 12.

Restaurants throughout the state had been closed for dine-in service since April 3, when Kemp’s shelter-in-place order went into effect. Numerous metro Atlanta restaurants had closed prior to that date.

Kemp's announcement prompted food service operators to evaluate the viability of opening as early as April 27. While some in metro Atlanta have stated that they will not reopen right now, the following eateries announced plans to offer some form of sit-down dining at their facilities.

Intown Atlanta

5Church - The Midtown restaurant reopened its dining room May 27. Hours are 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

26 Thai Kitchen and Bar - Both the Lindbergh and Midtown locations have reopened their dining rooms.

A Mano - The Old Fourth Ward spot is open for dining on its patio and its outdoor bar.

Cobb County

Aria - The Buckhead restaurant reopened its dining room and patio May 14.

Bacchanalia - The West Midtown restaurant reopened for dine-in service on May 21.

The Beverly - The Glenwood Park restaurant is open for limited dine-in service.

The Big Ketch - The Buckhead restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service.

Biltong Bar - The Buckhead location of the South African restaurant is open for limited dine-in and patio service.

Black Bear Tavern - The Buckhead bar is open for dine-in service.

Blue India - The Midtown spot reopened for dine-in service May 18.

Bocado - The West Midtown restaurant reopened for dine-in service on May 20.

Bold Monk Brewing Co. - The brewpub reopened for daily dine-in service May 8.

Bole Ethiopian -- The restaurant, which recently relocated within College Park, is open for patio dining.

Bone Garden Cantina - The Mexican restaurant is open for patio service from noon-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and noon-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Botanico. The Mexican restaurant in Buckhead is open for dine-in and patio service.

Boxcar - The Hop City sister restaurant has reopened counter-order service from 3-10 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 12:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.

Bucket Shop Cafe - The Buckhead spot is open for dine-in and patio service.

Buckhead Life Restaurant Group - The umbrella group for Atlanta Fish Market, Bistro Niko, Buckhead Diner, Chops Lobster Bar, Corner Cafe and Pricci has reopened its dining rooms. Kyma remains takeout only.

Buena Vida Tapas and Sol - The restaurant opened for limited dine-in and patio service May 30.

Carroll Street Cafe - The Cabbagetown restaurant is open for patio service.

The Corner Grille - The College Park restaurant is open for dine-in service from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

Corner Bakery Cafe - The Buckhead location of the sandwich shop reopened for dine-in service June 2.

Cuts Steakhouse - The downtown Atlanta eatery reopened its dining room May 12.

Dantanna's - The Buckhead location has reopened its dining rooms and patio.

E Ramen - The Midtown spot reopened for dine-in service June 1.

Eight Sushi Lounge - The West Midtown restaurant reopened for dine-in service June 1.

Einstein's. The Midtown restaurant opened for dine-in and patio service May 29.

Endive Publik House - The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

Escobar Restaurant & Tapas - The restaurant and lounge is open for dine-in and patio service.

Estrella - The rooftop patio is open for service.

F&B Atlanta - The French restaurant in Buckhead is open for dine-in service.

Firepit Pizza Tavern - The Grant Park restaurant opened regular hours for dine-in service on May 18.

Folk Art - The Inman Park location reopened for dine-in service May 15. The Decatur location remains takeout only.

Fontaine's Oyster House - The Virginia-Highland eatery opened for patio service from 4-8 p.m.

Forza Storico - The restaurant began offering patio service May 20. Guests will only be seated with a reservation, and those who do not have one will be prompted to make one at the host podium. Personal information will only be used to be able to reach out to all guests should it be necessary due to COVID-19 related issues.

Fox Bros. BBQ - The restaurant resumed a modified dine-in service beginning June 1 from 11 a.m. -8 p.m. daily. With this decision, they shifted to a counter ordering service model in the bar area in order to accommodate a more spacious seating plan.

Grana - The Italian restaurant currently allows dining on its patio.

Hal's Steakhouse - The Buckhead steakhouse has reopened for dine-in dinner service Monday-Saturday.

Hampton + Hudson - The Inman Park restaurant is open for patio service from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.

The Harp - The Grant Park restaurant is offering social distancing on its two patios, with at least 10 feet between tables and gloves provided for customers for use at the self-serve tap wall.

The Hive Buckhead - The restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service.

Jai Ho - The Indian restaurant is open for patio service.

Joe's on Juniper - The Midtown restaurant has reopened for dine-in and patio service from 2 p.m.-midnight daily.

Joy Cafe - The Midtown restaurant is open for patio service.

Johnny's Hideway - The club is open for dine-in food and drinks, though the dance floor remains closed.

Kevin Rathbun Steak. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service June 9. The dining room is open 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Lazy Betty - The Candler Park restaurant reopened for dine-in and patio service June 3.

Lazy Llama Cantina - The Midtown Mexican restaurant's dining room and patio are open for dine-in service.

Le Bilboquet. The French bistro in Buckhead has reopened with limited dining service, including service on the expanded patio.

Le Colonial - The Buckhead restaurant resumed limited dining services May 4, with only its patio open for sit-down service and delivery and to-go continued to be offered.  

Local Three - The restaurant is open for dine-in service 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

Miller Union - The West Midtown spot reopened for dinner service June 1.

Mission + Market - The Buckhead restaurant reopened it patio and dining room for service on May 18 with limited seating. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday – Friday 4–9 p.m. Saturday.

Moe's Original BBQThe Alabama-based barbecue chain's 14th street location reopened for in-person dining on April 27.

New Realm Brewing - The Beltline brewpub's outdoor beer garden has reopened for service.

Nina and Rafi - The Beltline restaurant has reopened for patio service. Hours are 4-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, noon-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon-9 p.m. on Sundays.

Nowak's - The Virginia-Highland restaurant reopened its dining room and patio May 5.

O-Ku - The sushi spot has reopened its rooftop for dine-in service from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Its dining room reopened June 2.

Park Bar - The restaurant is open for counter service, and food can be eaten inside or on the patio.

Park Tavern - The patio bar is open for service at the Piedmont Park restaurant.

Patria Cocina - The Grant Park restaurant is open for patio service.

The Pig and the Pearl - The Atlantic Station eatery is open for patio service.

Ponce City Market - The intown mixed-use development is reopening its restaurants and food stalls starting May 22 and running through June 1. Brezza Cucina and El Super Pan are among the restaurants opening on May 22.

Red Phone Booth - The downtown speakeasy reopened June 1.

Republic Social House -  The Grant Park restaurant is open for limited patio service.

Rocky Mountain Pizza - On April 21, the Midtown bar and pizza restaurant announced on Instagram that it would reopen on April 27.

Rosie's Coffee Cafe - All locations are open for dine-in service

Saltyard - The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

STK - The Midtown restaurant is open for dine-in service from 2-10 p.m. daily.

Storico Fresco - The Buckhead pasta eatery reopened for dine-in service May 28.

Sugar Factory. The Midtown restaurant has reopened for limited dine-in and patio service.

Sweet Auburn BBQ - The Poncey-Highland restaurant is open for bar and dine-in service from noon-9 p.m. daily.

Tabla - The Midtown Indian restaurant has reopened its patio for dining.

Tamarind Restaurant Group - The umbrella group for Thai restaurants Chai Yo Modern Thai, Nan Thai Fine Dining and Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft reopened the dining rooms of all three restaurants on May 15. Each restaurant offers limited outdoor patio dining, along with minimal dine-in services.

Truva Turkish Kitchen - Both the downtown and Virginia-Highland locations are open for dine-in service.

Two Urban Licks - The Old Fourth Ward spot reopened for dine-in and patio service May 29. Dinner is served 4-9 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and weekend brunch and lunch is served 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Varuni Napoli - The pizzeria's Midtown location is open with limited dining room and patio seating, while their Krog Street Market location is open with limited stall seating.

The Vortex - The Midtown location opened for dine-in service on May 13. The Little Five Point location remains take-out only.

Wisteria - The Virginia-Highland restaurant has resumed limited dine-in service from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

Wonderkid - The restaurant is open for patio service.

Yumbii Taco Shop - The restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service.

Cobb County

101 Steak - The Vinings eatery reopened for dine-in and patio service June 1.

The Battery - Several eateries within the entertainment complex next to Truist Park in Cobb County are offering dine-in service with modifications including Cru Food & Wine Bar, Goldberg's Fine Foods, Sports & Social Atlanta and The Tavern, Ph'east, which also offers patio seating and Yard House.

C&S Seafood and Oysters - Vinings - The Vinings location of the seafood restaurant announced on Facebook that it would reopen for dinner on April 27 at 4 p.m. Dinner will be by reservation only and seating will be reduced by 25% beyond the state's occupancy requirements.

Canoe - The restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service.

Copeland's of New Orleans - The Kennesaw and Cumberland locations reopened their dining rooms May 8.

Crooked Tree Cafe - The Marietta restaurant reopened for dine-in service May 7.

Drift Fish House and Oyster Bar. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service June 10. Drift is open from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Fuego Tortilla Guisos & TaqueriaThe Marietta restaurant is offering dine-in service for lunch and dinner.

Jimmy'z Kitchen - The Marietta Cuban restaurant is open for dine-in service for lunch and dinner.

Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub - The Marietta bar and restaurant opened on April 27 with limited indoor seating while adding a permanent to-go menu to its business model.

Marietta Pizza Co. Both locations have reopened for dine-in service.

Marietta Square Market - The food hall announced its 18 vendors would reopen May 15, with patio dining available. The dining room reopened May 22.

Moxie Taco - The Marietta Mexican restaurant is open for patio and dine-in service during lunch.

Old Vinings Inn - The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

The Pirate's Boil - The Smyrna seafood restaurant reopened for dine-in service May 29.

Porch Light Latin Kitchen - The Smyrna restaurant is offering patio dining with a limited menu.

Seed Kitchen and Bar.  The restaurant reopened for dine-in service June 10. Seed is open from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Silla del Toro - The Marietta tapas restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service 4-10 p.m.

Soho American Bistro - The Vinings restaurant is open for limited dine-in service from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sunday.

Spring - The Marietta restaurant is opening for dine-in service June 3.

US Cafe - The restaurant's South Cobb location in Smyrna is open for patio dining only.

The Wing Cafe & Tap House - The Marietta restaurant's dining room and tiki bar have reopened.

Wade's - The Smyrna restaurant's patio and dining room are open.

Dekalb County

57th Fighter Group - The restaurant has reopened its patio and dining room for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

Benchwarmers - The Clairmont Road bar reopened its dining room for lunch and dinner May 7.

Chat Patti - The Indian restaurant reopened its dining room at the beginning of May.

Cremalosa - The gelato shop is reopening for patio service on May 29.

D92 Korean BBQ - The Decatur restaurant offers dine-in service from 11:30 a.m. daily.

Dijla Cafe - The Decatur Mediterranean restaurant is reopening for dine-in service May 29.

El Rey del Taco - The Buford Highway restaurant reopened its dining room May 15.

Floataway Cafe - The restaurant reopened for patio and dine-in service May 21.

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern -- Both the Brookhaven and Dunwoody locations opened their dining rooms and patios for dining May 5.

J's Mini Hot Pot - Both the Duluth and Chamblee locations are open for dine-in service.

Kitchen Six - The Oak Grove restaurant reopened for dine-in and patio service May 28.

Legarde American Eatery - The Chamblee eatery is open for patio dining.

Leon's Full Service - The patio has re-opened to limited seating and reservations only.

The Little Farmhouse Cafe - The restaurant is open for patio service.

Petite Violette - The French restaurant reopened for dine-in service May 7.

Roxx TavernThe Cheshire Bridge restaurant allows on-premise dining on its patio only. Its dining room will remain closed.

Word of Mouth Restaurant Group - The umbrella group for Brookhaven restaurants Arnette's Chop Shop, Haven, Valenza and Vero Pizzeria reopened its dining rooms May 13.

Gwinnett County

Good Word Brewing - The brewpub in the Parsons Alley development in Duluth began patio service May 23. Hours are 4-9 p.m., and food is takeout but guests are allowed to utilize and dine on the patio.

Monkey Wrench Brewing - The Suwanee brewery is open for patio service.

Noble Fin - The Peachtree Corners seafood restaurant reopened May 22 for outdoor and indoor dining.

Noona - The Korean steakhouse in the Parsons Alley development in Duluth has reopened for patio service.

Uncle Jack's Meat House - The restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service.

North Fulton County

1920 Tavern - The Roswell restaurant is open for dine-in service. 

Ari Korean BBQThe Johns Creek restaurant, which has launched a special curbside menu, reopened for dine-in lunch and dinner service on May 7.

Avalon - Several of the Alpharetta development's eateries are open for modified dine-in service including South City Kitchen, Bocado Burger, Marlow's Tavern, MF Bar, District III,  Cru Food & Wine Bar, Kona Grill, Branch & Barrel, Cafe Intermezzo, True Food Kitchen, Ted's Montana Grill, Colletta, Oak Steakhouse and Rumi's Kitchen. In addition, Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar is open for patio service.

Battle and Brew - The self-described "geek and gaming" restaurant reopened its dining room May 8.

Bistro VG - The Roswell restaurant reopened for dine-in and patio service May 21. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4-9 p.m. Sunday.

Campania - Both the Milton and Alpharetta locations opened their dining rooms on May 8.

Chronic Tacos AlpharettaThe Alpharetta location of Chronic Tacos reopened on April 27.

Hugo's Oyster BarThe Roswell restaurant reopened for dine-in service for dinner on April 27. Dinner will be by reservation only and seating will be reduced by 25% beyond the state's occupancy requirements.

il Giallo Osteria and Bar - The Sandy Springs restaurant reopened its dining room at reduced capacity on May 16. Hours of operation are 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Kaiser's Chophouse - The Sandy Springs steakhouse reopened for dine-in service May 28.

Little Alley Steak - The Roswell restaurant reopened for dine-in service June 1. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.

Mavericks Cantina - The Johns Creek restaurant is open for patio service.

Minnie Olivia Pizzeria - The Alpharetta spot is reopened for patio dining.

Monkey 68 - The Roswell restaurant has reopened its dining room and outdoor patio, with seating capacity reduced by half.

Monkey 68 Kitchen and Bar - The Alpharetta restaurant reopened for dine-in and patio service May 30. The restaurant is open from 5-9 p.m.

Persian Basket Kitchen & Bar - The Johns Creek restaurant reopened for dine-in service June 5 for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch services. The restaurant is open every Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 5 – 9 p.m.

Ray's at Killer Creek - Opened for dinner service May 1.

Ray's on the River - Opened for dinner service May 1.

Rock n Taco - The Roswell restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service.

Salt Factory Pub - The Roswell, Alpharetta and Woodstock locations reopened for dine-in service on June 1. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.

Shanghai Chinese Food & Bar - The Roswell restaurant is open for patio dining.

Southern Bistro - The Sandy Springs restaurant has opened its patio for on-premise dining. The dining room remains closed.

Standard at Roswell. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in and patio service.

Stone's Cuisine and Cocktails. The Johns Creek restaurant reopened for limited dine-in service May 26.

The Whiskey Project - The Roswell spot's patio is open, and its dining room reopens on May 15.

Multiple counties

Applebee's. The chain has reopened some locations for dine-in service.

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar - All four locations of the burger restaurant reopened on April 27: Chamblee, Decatur, Roswell and Smyrna.

Bloomin Brands has opened the dining rooms of the chains it operates, including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.

Cafe Intermezzo -- The restaurant's Midtown and Alpharetta locations opened for dine-in service on May 14.

California Pizza Kitchen - The Atlantic Station and North Point Mall locations are open for dine-in service 5 p.m.-close daily.

Castellucci Hospitality Group - The restaurant group's eateries Cooks & Soldiers in West Midtown; The Iberian Pig in Buckhead and Decatur; Double Zero in Emory Village; and Sugo in Johns Creek are open for dine-in and patio service. Bar Mercado opened June 4 for dine-in and patio service at Krog Street Market, and food stall Recess will be available for dine-in service at Bar Mercado.

Chicken Salad Chick - The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. for dine-in,

Chili's. The chain opened its Georgia dining rooms on April 27.

Cracker Barrel - The chain has reopened for dine-in service.

Darden, the restaurant group behind Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze has reopened many of its Georgia dining rooms.

First Watch - The breakfast chain is reopening its metro Atlanta locations June 1.

Hooters - The chain has reopened its metro Atlanta dining rooms.

Houston's - Both the Peachtree and West Paces locations are open for dine-in service.

Hudson Grille. The Tucker, Kennesaw and Midtown locations are open for dine-in service from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.  The Sandy Springs location reopened May 22 and the downtown location reopened May 29.

IHOP - The breakfast chain has reopened some locations for dine-in service.

Jason's DeliAll metro Atlanta locations of Jason's Deli reopened their dining rooms on April 27. In accordance with state guidelines, the restaurant's salad bar will not be open for self-service, but employees will prepare custom salad bar orders for individual customers.

Java Cats Cafe - The Grant Park and Marietta cafes have reopened.

Kani House - All locations of the Japanese restaurant are open for dine-in service.

Landry's, which operates 600 dining establishments around the world, has reopened all of its Georgia restaurant dining rooms. Landry's operates Chart House in Savannah, Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse in Dunwoody, Del Frisco Grille and The Palm in Buckhead, Joe's Crab Shack in Morrow and Savannah, Morton's The Steakhouse in Atlanta, McCormick & Schmick's in downtown Atlanta and The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Midtown.

Lead Hospitality Group has reopened several of its concepts. McCray's Tavern Midtown and Foxtrot Liquor Bar are open for dine-in service in Atlanta; The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch dine-in and patio service; McCray's Tavern Smyrna is open for dine-in and patio service; and McCray's Tavern on the Square in Lawrenceville is open for dine-in and rooftop seating. New eateries Mac's Chophouse & and McCray's Tavern East Cobb are slated to open in the next few weeks for dine-in and carry out.

Lucky's Burger & Brew - Locations in Brookhaven, Roswell and Marietta have reopened for dine-in and patio service. A location at Emory Village closed permanently in May.

Maggiano's Little Italy. - The restaurant's Buckhead, Dunwoody and Cumberland locations have opened their dining rooms for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Mellow Mushroom - Several metro Atlanta locations of the pizza eatery have reopened their dining rooms.

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina - The chain reopened its dining rooms on May 6.

The Original Hot Dog Factory - Both locations of the restaurant, in Smyrna and Downtown, opened for dining services on May 1.

Roaster'sBoth locations of Roaster's in Lenox and Sandy Springs opened April 27 for limited dine-in service.

Rocket Farm Restaurants - Ford Fry's restaurant group -- including Beetlecat, King and Duke, St. Cecilia, Marcel, JCT Kitchen, Little Rey, The Optimist and Superica Krog and Buckhead in Atlanta; no. 246 in Decatur; Superica Avalon in Alpharetta; and Superica Battery in Cobb County -- are all open for dine-in and patio service.

Salata - The built-to-order salad chain reopened its Georgia units May 1. Salata has two intown locations as well as units in Alpharetta and Marietta.

Secreto Southern Kitchen - The Alpharetta and Brookhaven locations are open for limited dine-in and patio service.

Taco Mac - Dining rooms opened on May 8.

Ted's Montana Grill - All locations are now open for dine-in service.

Tin Lizzy's Cantina - Buckhead, Downtown, Perimeter, Kennesaw, East Cobb and Sugarloaf locations are open for dine-in service.

U Restaurants - The umbrella group for Sotto Sotto, Fritti and Escorpion in Atlanta and Novo Cucina in Dunwoody has reopened the restaurants' dining rooms and patios.

Wagaya - Both the West Midtown and Emory Village locations reopened for dine-in and patio service May 12.

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