Guston’s Neighborhood Grill
The former Reagan’s tavern has been revamped as this neighborhood destination where the emphasis is now on food and a family environment. There is a full bar, but the main attraction is the American menu of home-style favorites, such as meatloaf, chicken pot pie, steaks, seafood dishes and 10-ounce burgers. During the month of December, kids eat free Mondays through Thursdays. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sundays, with brunch served in the morning. 4430 Wade Green Road, Kennesaw. 770- 29-1969. $$
Oyster Bay Seafood
The former Attic Café across from the historic courthouse is dedicated to seafood. Start with crab cakes, seafood quesadillas and conch fritters, then dig into fish tacos, sandwiches and po' boys. Main dishes include cedar plank salmon, lobster ravioli, scallops and crab legs. Landlubbers will find plenty to fill them up, too: deli sandwiches, burgers, ribs, steak and chicken are also served. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. 125 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville. 770-910-7521, www.oysterbaylawrenceville.com . $$
Le Triskell French Creperie
Warm up with a hearty casserole, a plate of beef Bourguignon, or a thick-sliced pork tenderloin, all done in the French style. Or savor lunch in a crepe, paired with a salad. But save room for one of the savory galettes for dessert. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 3833 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-814-8208. $
London Bistro Ultra Lounge
Think pub, restaurant and event space all in one and you have the idea behind this venture. Dinner features an international menu that starts with British favorites of fish and chips and bangers and mash, but also includes shrimp and grits, pastas, chicken, seafood and London broil. Wednesdays are wine tastings, paired with complimentary nibbles. There's a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays and depending on the night, you might catch a fashion show or other social gathering. 6 -- 11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 6 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 1950 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 770-708-8000, www.londonbistrolounge.com . $$
Char 88 Steakhouse and Piano Bar
Select your favorite cut of beef from the menu at eatery in the heart of Buford. Pair it with a bottle from the extensive wine list, but leave room for the homemade pastries. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; dinner, 5-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 5 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays. 15 E. Main Street, Buford. 770-945-8818, www.atlantasbeststeaks.com . $$$
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H.M. Cauley, for the AJC. Send news about your restaurant to email@example.com; 404-514-6162.