Recently opened restaurants in metro Atlanta

At-a-glance info on recently-opened restaurants around the metro area.


Otter’s Chicken

The Avenue West Cobb is home to the first metro area operation of this Nashville-based company. Chicken salads, sandwiches, wraps, sliders and tenders done three ways are paired with fries, chips, fried pickles, slaw, Texas toast and fried mushrooms. Bottled and draft beers and wine are served.11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. 3625 Dallas Highway, Marietta. 770-428-8333, . $


Biscuit Man Café

Breakfasts of eggs, pancakes, sausage casserole, grits and sides are served all day and joined after 10 a.m. by sandwiches, soups and salads. And of course, there are loads of flaky biscuits. 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 11255 Woodstock Road, Roswell.  770-998-8200, . $

Goin’ Coastal

"Sustainable and seasonal" seafood is the star of this eatery, the first in-town location of the original Canton operation. With just 65 seats, this is a cozy Virginia-Highland spot for filling up on she crab soup, shrimp and creamy grits, sea scallops with garlic and tarragon Parmesan butter, and a few land-based options as well. 5-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 1-11 p.m. Sundays. 1021 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. 404-941-9117, . $$

Googie Burger

You're enjoying the water fountains at Centennial Olympic Park when a burger craving hits. No worries; just wander over to this stand where you'll find not only burgers, but chicken sandwiches, veggie patties, french fries, shakes and floats. There's a beer and wine list as well. Order your favorites, find a patch of grass and -- voila! -- instant picnic! (Some tables are available.) 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 265 Park Ave., W., Atlanta. 404-223-4664, . $

Rusto’s Pizza & Ice Cream

Fresh, natural ingredients are the key to the brick-oven pizzas, topped with homemade mozzarella and a range of traditional meats. The big hits have been the pesto, margarita and white pies. Just looking to cool off? Drop by for one of the four homemade ice creams. A full bar is in the works. Free Wi-Fi. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Dinner, 5:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 4-10 p.m. Sundays. 2100-A Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta. 404-325-4104, . $

H.M. Cauley, for the AJC. Send news about your restaurant to; 404-514-6162.

Pricing code: $$$$$ means more than $75; $$$$ means $75 or less; $$$ means $50 or less; $$ means $25 or less; $ means $15 or less. The price code represents a typical full-course meal for one, excluding drinks.