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Atlanta’s Newest Restaurant Openings, Now on Resy

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Want to know the latest — and greatest — restaurant openings in Atlanta? You’re in the right spot.

From the highly-anticipated restaurant from Gunshow chef Kevin Gillespie to one cozy Decatur gathering space, we have you covered with this continuously updated list of hot new debuts.

And if you’re seeking out some beloved Atlanta spots that are now bookable on Resy, we’ve got you covered here.

The Reading Room Decatur

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You could call it a coffee shop, but this Decatur gem is something better: a community gathering place that happens to serve pastries from Saint Germain, generous platters of charcuterie and cheese, a curated selection of international wines produced by female vintners, and coffee from the woman-owned Little Waves Coffee Roasters in North Carolina.

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Photo by Cati Teague, courtesy of The Reading Room

Nàdair Restaurant Woodland Hills

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Because you can trust Gunshow’s Kevin Gillespie when it comes to live-fire cooking: he gained fame years back at Woodfire Grill, after all. And it takes center stage at Nàdair, an elegant yet relaxed space with a menu that references the South, New England, and most importantly, his ancestral Scotland. Get ready for something really special — Nàdair will even offer whiskey from Gillespie’s personal collection. 

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Pera Bistro Wildwood

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In this light-filled offshoot of Pasha Restaurant and Bar, Pera Bistro offers the same kinds of Turkish and Greek specialties Pasha’s known for but with much more of a focus on pastas and other Italian dishes — and, yes, in the best Turkish tradition, there’s hookah service too. 

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Yellow River Ale House Porterdale

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Upping the dining game in Porterdale, this Art Déco-inspired bright spot — opened by Julie and Chris Freeman with chef Eddie Russell in the kitchen — features a mostly Middle Eastern menu, from harissa fries to octopus kebabs, that will keep you coming back for more.

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The Reserve Conyers Kitchen & Cocktails Conyers

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The original location of The Reserve may have closed, but it’s come roaring back, and it’s every bit as good as you might remember. The kitchen fires just what you want to eat (pizza, pasta, tacos, smash burgers, steak) in a space that’s more fun than ever — thanks partly to the live music and the late-night hours.

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Mikata Dunwoody

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You can expect the same tried-and-true sushi and signature hibachi dishes here than at other Mikata locations, but with a little twist: Options at this Dunwoody outpost are seriously expanded with striking presentations to ramp up the experience.

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Okay Anny’s Dunwoody

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Suddenly it’s 1989 at this cool but riotously colorful, exuberantly retro speakeasy from the team behind JoJo’s Beloved, semi-hidden in a Dunwoody’s food hall. Expect cosmos and kamikazes galore and a Michael Jackson/Spaceballs vibe.

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Casa Balam Decatur

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In a stunning and glowing space that evokes a northern Mexican hacienda, chef Luis Damian (of Oaxaca in Chamblee) serves a family-friendly menu full of freshly-made tortillas, ceviche, grilled meats and seafood, and a range of impeccable tacos, from beef birria to duck confit.

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Casa Balam tortillas
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AÑEJO Lawrenceville

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Whether you dine in the beautifully tiled dining room or out on the terrace with its perfect views of historic Lawrenceville, you’ll find a lot to love at this modern Mexican restaurant, where the menu ranges from ribeye chicharron to tortas and tacos, and the cocktails have an agave kick.

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Politan Row at Ashford Lane Dunwoody

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Dunwoody’s Ashford Lane food scene just keeps getting better, and this high-style food hall, opened by the New Orleans-based Politan Group, ups the ante even more. Look for top-flight Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, and Creole-Mexican purveyors, among others, plus two bars, a vibrant retro speakeasy, and a full-service Cuban cantina.

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O by Brush Buckhead Village

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Brush Sushi migrated from Decatur to Buckhead Village last year, bringing along its flawless nigiri, specialties from the binchotan grill, and more — but now, chef Jason Liang has added this restaurant-within-a-restaurant, where “O” stands for “omakase,” which translates to a choice of 16 or 25 courses of sheer perfection.

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PLANTA Queen, Buckhead Buckhead

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Leave it to chef David Lee to reengineer plant-based cuisine for a high-energy, well-heeled crowd. Planta Queen unleashes its meatless brilliance in the shape of a wild pan-Asian menu, where the sushi rolls and wok-fried noodles are as craveable as “the real thing.” Don’t sleep on the cocktails, either.

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Lazy Betty Midtown

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Chef Ron Hsu’s first, and very personal, restaurant was defined by its exemplary tasting menu, melding his Chinese roots, Southern upbringing, and honed French techniques. A Michelin star and a new Midtown location later, he and co-chef and -owner Aaron Phillips (also a Le Bernardin alumnus) have expanded with an additional à la carte menu at the bar and an impressive beverage program — wine pairings, mocktails, and curated spirits included.

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Bar Diver West Midtown

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The younger sibling of Richard Tang’s Girl Diver in Reynoldstown, Bar Diver, at Westside Paper, leans towards Southeast Asia with its menu of (mostly) dim sum and other small plates and its array of metropolis-meets-the-tropics cocktails.

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Resto L’Antoinette Milton

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Fans of the New Orleans-flavored Lagarde American Eatery and il Giallo Osteria & Bar know that Leonardo Moura and chef Jamie Adams go for authenticity — and that’s exactly what this charming French bistro in Milton offers, from onion soup prepared tableside to coq au vin and crème brûlée.

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Pata Negra Buckhead

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You’d want to come to this family-owned hideaway in Buckhead for the treasury of mezcals and other agave-based spirits alone — but have you seen the craveable menu, which avoids the clichés in favor of panuchos, tlayudas, aguachiles, and other real-deal Mexican fare?

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M by Tasuku Murakami Buckhead

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Talk about a dining exclusive: Just three nights a week, chef Tasuku Murakami (who made his mark at The Lobster Club in Manhattan and Atlanta’s own Umi) creates a masterful 17- or 18-course omakase menu, served at a gleaming white-maple sushi bar with only eight seats — an experience you won’t forget.

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Prime on Peachtree Midtown Atlanta

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You’ll want to spend hours at this two-for-one Midtown place opened by Javarius Gay (of Stix Asian Cuisine): Dine in upscale comfort from an ample, all-American menu (including plenty of steaks), then head next door for more casual indulgences at Prime Cigar, with more things to eat, serious cocktails, a hookah menu, and cigars in the executive suite humidor.

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Highness Cuisine Lindridge-Martin Manor

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The team behind Octopus Kitchen has converted their high-energy nightspot The G.O.A.T. on Cheshire Bridge into a fine-dining destination that you’ll come back to again and again. Expect a genial atmosphere and a menu referencing Italy, India, China, the Middle East, and the U.S.A.

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Cru South Atlanta Morrow

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Part of Atlanta entrepreneur and one-time Real Housewives star Dennis McKinley’s ever-growing nightlife chain, Cru is all about fun — hookah pipes and CBDs, a menu of “Cru Tails,” premium bottle service, and a selection of small plates for when the hunger kicks in.

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Omakase by Yun Dunwoody

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Looking for something special? This is an exclusive omakase bar where Jonathan Yun, a veteran of the Michelin-starred Sushi Nakazawa in Manhattan, offers just two 10-person seatings a night for his 18-course omakase menus, featuring seafood sourced largely from Japan.

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B.O.T / Bar of Thailand Midtown

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B.O.T actually stands for “Bar of Thailand,” and you’re going to want to get ready: This cheerful restaurant from the proprietors of Tum Pok Pok is making its mark with an irresistible menu of classic and innovative dishes — think chef’s specialties like pad Thai with lobster and marinated grilled chicken lettuce-leaf tacos.

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A spread at B.O.T.
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Bar Ti Amo Buckhead

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This sleek, glass-enclosed Buckhead stunner from Tuscan native Marco Betti of Antica Posta fame is far more than just a stylish bar: It’s an irresistible all-day restaurant offering everything from bruschetta three ways to pollo alla cacciatora.

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Rwby Midtown

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You’ll definitely want to add this Midtown spot to your hit list for its tradition-plus-innovation menu (yes, there’s grilled chicken; yes there’s roasted carrot dip with peanuts and pomegranate), its riffs on classic cocktails, and its welcoming vibe.

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Yalda’s Persian and Middle Eastern – Westside Midtown

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You’ll love everything at this handsome Howell Mill offshoot of Ash Famili’s crowd-pleasing Sandy Springs original — the Persian and Middle Eastern spreads, the mezze and kabobs, and maybe most of all, the variations on classic tahdig rice, with its irresistible golden crust.

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