579 North Highland Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307 +1 404 577 8673
Walk into JavaVino before or after a meal to set the mood with a drink. It offers an extensive list of coffee and wine (yes, you read right!) to choose from. Whether it is a business meetup or just a casual chat with friends, the tranquil atmosphere seems to offer much-needed privacy. They have an interesting breakfast, lunch and dinner menu too, and tea is also served. While here, do take a walk down to the basement to check out the huge and interesting wine cellar. The venue can be booked to host private events as well.
This food truck park, permanently located on site of an old hotel in the north of Atlanta, is every street foodie's dream. This park offers space for food trucks to park and dish out their specialties, covering dishes like tacos, barbecues, seafood, baked food and more. Here you can enjoy lunch or dinner with your family and friends in an open-air setup. And the fun is not just restricted to dining, as various community activities take place at this park which spreads across approximately 3 acres (1.2 hectares). Concerts, art exhibitions and farmer's market are organized throughout the week, and involves the locals as well as tourists in large numbers. Visit their website to know more about the food trucks available at the park everyday.
955 West Marietta Street Atlanta, GA 30318 +1 404 541 9060
For music lovers, Do (pronounced "dough") at the View has found its niche, turning your old pizza parlor into an interactive experience for the eyes, ears, and taste buds. Inside, the white walls would be stark but for the colorful lights projected in patterns on the wall to match the beat of music. Behind the bar, the images of liquor bottles are projected. Every table has a personal iPad, on which diners can pick out food, as well as vote on the music that is played. Each menu item is musically titled, with specials like the Maestro, which is a pizza with garlic cream sauce, shrimp, spinach, and cheese. Do is only open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, so reservations are recommended.
962 Marietta Street Atlanta, GA 30318 +1 404 724 0605
Comfort has a home in Atlanta at Urban Grind. With yummy drinks, a cozy atmosphere, and live entertainment, this has become a popular place to hang out. Besides the traditional coffee-house beverages, they also serve a variety of light snacks and pastries to tempt the palate. Bring along a laptop and enjoy the complimentary WiFi access while you relax. Also, you can stop by for some live music and poetry for the artist within, as they serve up both during the week. On Tuesdays, Musicians Open Mic runs from 7p-10p, and features some of the best talent in the Atlanta area, while Thursdays 7p-10p, Poetry Night is a haven for writers and lovers of poetry alike.
Located across the street from Zoo Atlanta and scenic Grant Park, Grant Park Coffeehouse is the perfect spot for a quick pick-me-up before or after a day spent outdoors. The small space, complete with a cozy couch and several indoor and outdoor tables, offers freshly brewed coffee, espresso drinks, gourmet teas and ice cream. Owner Rahel Belfield happens to be a pastry chef, which means yummy freshy baked goods are always on hand. From scones, muffins and pound cake to giant chocolate chip cookies, you'll find the perfect accompaniment to your cup of joe. The shop offers free wi-fi and a friendly neighborhood vibe - so grab a seat and stay a while if you like. - Rachel Quartarone
415 Memorial Drive Suite E Atlanta, GA 30312 +1 404 554 8220
Tacos and skillets are the most popular dishes at Tin Lizzy's, and there are plenty to choose from. Heat-lovers will like the spicy cilantro steak taco, while diners who want a blend of cultures can try the super Greek taco or skillet. The oversized skillets are a popular choice during brunch on Saturday and Sunday. On the weekends, the bar area usually hosts a local musician, typically playing acoustic rock. The restaurant overlooks Oakland Cemetery in Grant Park and the second floor outdoor patio offers gorgeous views of the cemetery. Tin Lizzy's Buckhead location is also a good spot to visit.
584 Woodward Avenue Atlanta, GA 30312 +1 404 524 1222
Tucked away in historic Grant Park, Stone Soup Kitchen is a breakfast and lunch spot with a strong local following. Open extra early for the breakfast crowd, Stone Soup offers hearty Southern breakfast classics and locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee. While breakfast is served all day, lunch is when the "soup's on". Stone Soup Kitchen serves up 5-7 freshly made soups each day. Cuban Black Bean, Chicken Curry and Hungarian Mushroom are always on the menu, along with daily specials such as Tomato Basil. The vegetarian-friendly menu features a variety of delicious sandwiches, salads and baked goods as well.
475 Bill Kennedy Way Atlanta, GA 30315 +1 404 835 4363
The Shed at Glenwood is a New American restaurant with a constantly evolving menu based on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The chef combines good ingredients with a simple, stylish and meticulous preparation. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and fantastic food. Cocktails don't fall short! Everything behind the bar is as fresh as in the kitchen. Try one of the Pimms concoctions or a lychee martini. An 80 item wine list ensures that you will definitely find something wonderful to compliment your meal. The is a patio and free parking. What could be better?
668 Highland Avenue Atlanta, GA 30312 +1 404 781 0931
In the stuffy success of the Old Fourth Ward's restaurant revival, Across the Street provides a welcome injection of fun with a splash of color, strong margaritas, and one of the best outdoor patios in the Atlanta metro area. The food is consistently raved about and rightly so, showing off several classic Tex-Mex dishes made with fresh ingredients, and offering a vegetarian version of almost everything. The real attraction, however, is the margarita pitcher deals for only USD25 and ready to enjoy on the patio during sweltering Southern summers. A feast for the taste buds as well as the eyes, Across the Street is the perfect place to unwind.
For the Japanese twist on the tapas bar, come to Miso Izakaya. In Japan, an izakaya is a bar where the alcohol is the main dish and foods are served as an accompaniment. It is meant to be a casual, relaxing experience, and Miso Izakaya delivers with a minimalistic airy room and delicious, modern dishes. A customer favorites is the Shoyu Tamago (fried egg with soy sauce over seasoned rice cakes), which complements a carafe of sake or glass of shochu perfectly. The chef puts interesting Southern touches on common menu items, like the Tonkatsu Sandwich, a pork cutlet served with Japanese mustard cabbage and tempura onion rings. Sample any of the large assortment of sushi along with your sake, and take a load off after work any day.
Hal's has quietly earned a reputation as a restaurant with
consistently good food and service. Hidden on the dead end side of Old Ivy, Hal's attracts a core of regular customers and is a worthy destination for visitors seeking ...
With Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music in the background, this
Greek restaurant makes you shake your belly. Like all parties this one also starts after sunset; by 7p the belly dancers come out; by 10p the party really picks ...
One of the largest open air seating area in the
neighborhood is well serviced by a friendly staff and provides umbrella cover for bright days. Generous seating is also available inside, where the smoky tavern motif is set off ...