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Best new restaurant

The colorful, flavor-packed banchan, an array of sides that come with every meal at Woo Nam Jeong. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Flavor-packed banchan at Woo Nam Jeong. Photo: Becky Stein / Special


1) Woo Nam Jeong

You say, “Best Korean in Doraville and everywhere else outside of Seoul!” and “[It's] on the top of my list.  The owner, Grandma Han, visits our table every time we eat there.”

2) Antico Pizza Napoletana

3) Party Q BBQ

4) Abattoir

5) Pizzeria Vesuvius

A few of the treats at Abattoir: potted chicken liver & foie gras with Armagnac (top left). pickled Georgia white shrimp (in front). local watermelon, fennel and ginger salad (top right). Photo: Becky Stein / Special

A few of the treats at Abattoir: potted chicken liver and foie gras with Armagnac (top left). pickled Georgia white shrimp (in front). local watermelon, fennel and ginger salad (top right). Photo: Becky Stein / Special


1) Abattoir

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “With Abattoir, Atlanta adds a gem to the family of stellar restaurants from chef-owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison.  Quatrano and executive chef Joshua Hopkins have fashioned  delightfully inventive dishes from tripe stew to chicken schnitzel, and refreshingly crafted cocktails to the bliss of chicken liver mousse in a jar.”

2) Bocado

3) La Pietra Cucina

4) Miller Union

5) Antico Pizza Napoletana

127 comments Add your comment


March 22nd, 2010
12:31 pm

Rivals Hotdogs in loganville Ga . Bringing back fond nastalgic memories w great chili and slaw dogs with handcut fries.


March 22nd, 2010
2:25 pm


March 22nd, 2010
3:06 pm

Seems like the latest “buzz worthy” pizza spot will be The Kind Pie on E Paces Ferry

Food Fan

March 22nd, 2010
3:48 pm

Abattoir – hands down.


March 22nd, 2010
3:54 pm

Tuk Tuk! Great atmosphere, wonderful food, and excellent service. The lychee martini is to die for!

J Anderson

March 22nd, 2010
3:59 pm

Hobnob — great food at really good prices!


March 22nd, 2010
4:01 pm

Buckhead Pizza Co. has some great food and a really cool atmosphere — the patio in Buckhead can’t be beat. They have 2 other locations in town too. My favorite pizza is “The Perimeter”.


March 22nd, 2010
4:03 pm

the best seafood for the money is the crawfish shack on buford hwy.


March 22nd, 2010
4:06 pm

Chops and Hops in Historic Downtown Watkinsville. Great food, great chef and owners, and now we don’t have to go to Athens for a great dinner. Try it.


March 22nd, 2010
4:06 pm

Joel, you got the crawfish shack right! It’s awesome.

Sam from New York

March 22nd, 2010
4:10 pm

Social Vinnings hands down is the best new restaurant. It takes the food trend of tappas / small bites and elevates the standard in Atlanta. It also has an atmosphere that is second to none. A restaurnat that is destined to be copied, but never duplicated!

Ernest McCoy

March 22nd, 2010
4:10 pm

Best new restaurant; The new “Thai Heaven”, on the second floor of the Virginia Ave (Suite M ), restaurants, this Thai / Sushi restaurant on Virginia Ave is a welcome change to the South side around the airport. We have many soul food, barbecue, and seafood places on the southside, but it’s suttle decor w/ soft mood lighting and options of Sushi or Thai is just what the doctor ordered. For an intriguing international dining experience this fine cusine, prices are reasonable around the $10 – $20 range.

Sam from New York

March 22nd, 2010
4:13 pm

The restaurant, Social Vinnings, is hands-down the best new restaurant. They have elevated the concept of tappas / small bites to a new standard in Atlanta. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is second to none. A restaurant that will surely be copied, but never duplicated!

loves food

March 22nd, 2010
4:53 pm

Manhattan NY Pizza on Indian Trail in Norcross has great NY style pizza. Nothing fancy about the spot, but the food!


March 22nd, 2010
4:55 pm

Meehan’s Downtown!


March 22nd, 2010
4:59 pm

Pink Pastry Parlor in Norcross. I know my cravings!!!!!


March 22nd, 2010
5:11 pm

Marietta Fish Market


March 22nd, 2010
5:33 pm

Cheeky Taqueria- The Avenue at Forsyth, Taps at the table


March 23rd, 2010
1:27 am

Woo Nam Jeong – It’s Korean food at its best.

mirza baig

March 23rd, 2010
6:42 am

Best Indian food buffet @ NAAN & CURRY at Breckingridge (gwinnett county)Monday —–Friday 11.30 am —–4.00pm……..opened 6months back.

FM Fats

March 23rd, 2010
7:14 am

Social Resto.


March 23rd, 2010
7:16 am

Miller-Union is the best restaurant I have patronized in years. Fresh, inventive southern cuisine. The vegetables are unbelievably good. The prices are reasonable (both entrees and wine list) for the quality of food and service.


March 23rd, 2010
7:28 am

Cafe Antalya – Turkishi in Sandy Springs


March 23rd, 2010
7:32 am

Taco Mac at the Prado – huge place, coolest sports bar in Atlanta


March 23rd, 2010
7:45 am

When I am on the west side of town, I love Busy Bee. But I always have to stop and taste Mudea’s Soulfood on Flat Shoals in Lithonia. Great home cooked food, and the staff is very friendly!!!!


March 23rd, 2010
7:50 am

Pizzeria Vesuvius is A+ pizza on Edgewood. Friendly staff, cheap pitchers, great view, and delicious pies.


March 23rd, 2010
8:08 am

Best restaurant in town for chicken is The Pickrick, on Hemphill Avenue.


March 23rd, 2010
8:26 am

RG’s Cafe on Campellton Road! The most fabulous food in the most unlikely location – it’s in a gas station!


March 23rd, 2010
8:28 am



March 23rd, 2010
8:29 am

5 Seasons Brewery@ The Brickworks on 1000 Marietta Street

robert coleman

March 23rd, 2010
8:30 am

Dockery’s in alpharetta, awesome breakfast, down home cookin, grits and gravy, biscuit and toast.
the fried chicken is to experiene just once


March 23rd, 2010
9:15 am

F2O hands down. I’ve been watching this concept for sometime and the food is great, service is great and the atmosphere as well. I feel like I am getting Houston’s but for much less.

roof top patio

March 23rd, 2010
9:34 am

If you like fresh air and fabulous Mexican food, you have to try the new PURE Taqueria in Woodstock. The same perfect menu as their Alpharetta location, but this new location has a roof-top patio with a large bar and trendy comfortable seating, and open-air (covered) dining and bar on the main floor. This restaurant is THE BEST!!!!!!! It just opened this month, so expect crowds, but it’s worth it.


March 23rd, 2010
9:36 am

I thought this was about the best NEW resturant?


March 23rd, 2010
9:56 am

Hungry Hippo is a new restaurant in Oakwood, GA! Beyond delicious! They have wings, subs, and pizza. They are great for something quick and good to eat! Oh yeah, the wings are huge and they pile the meat on the subs! Try the steak and cheese sub… AWESOME!


March 23rd, 2010
10:00 am

Sauced on Edgewood!

Waleska Dawg

March 23rd, 2010
10:04 am

Fabiano’s Pizzeria in downtown Canton


March 23rd, 2010
10:04 am

so ba in east atlanta – vietnamese, its delicious, staff is great. here’s a second for thai heaven on virginia avenue great to have sushi on the southside, also new on virginia avenue – ethiopian bole great food wonderful staff. will have to try RG’s cafe on campbellton.


March 23rd, 2010
10:10 am

Oh yeah, Hungry Hippo is located next to the BP gas station off frontage road! The prices are great too!

bill lumberg

March 23rd, 2010
10:12 am

i heard the flying bisquit is a great new place


March 23rd, 2010
10:16 am

I agree with Ziza – So Ba in East Atlanta. I have not had a single item there that wasn’t outstanding. Plus since right now it’s still BYOB it’s incredibly inexpensive for how good it is!


March 23rd, 2010
10:23 am

@bill..LMAO at your comment..


March 23rd, 2010
10:37 am

Agreed . Rivals Hotdogs in Loganville Ga . Both new and awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chili took me back about forty years . Owner said it was and original recipe he came up with . We even got to watch a food challenge he has free entertainment to boot on top of the great food and unique sportsy atmosphere ga bulldogs fans would love this place but hence the name RIVALS ga tech yellow jacket fans can feel at home as well . lots of character.

It's in Marietta

March 23rd, 2010
10:39 am

The Party Q!
2821 Chastain Meadows Pkwy (Wal Mart Shopping Plaza)
Marietta, GA, 30066

Backyard BBQ at its Best!!

Man, this que is GOOD!

March 23rd, 2010
10:41 am

The Party Q! in Marietta is the BOMB! Cindy & Tony Long are really doing it up over there. Home smoked barbeque, home cooked sides, and great customer service!

Check them out on Facebook! PartyQ


March 23rd, 2010
10:45 am

Drove 20 miles to Marietta just to try out some of the barbeque at the The Party Q! The food is OUTSTANDING and you get so much for such a low cost. It’s well worth the drive.


March 23rd, 2010
10:47 am

Imane – Duluth Large portions, stunning decor and belly dancers on occasion.


March 23rd, 2010
11:27 am

The Party Q has the best wings out there.


March 23rd, 2010
11:31 am

The PartyQ!!! The BBQ there is great! The owners are friendly…Did I say the BBQ is GREAT! When I think about BBQ Now I think about Tony’s Ribs..pulled pork..Hot Wings…its all good!! Check them out in COBB county!! I cant wait to get by and have more of their menu..if I can get past the

Sidney & Charlotte

March 23rd, 2010
11:41 am

THE PARTY Q in Marietta, Ga is the BEST place to go. The taste of the food is SUPERB and the service is EXCELLENT! We were visiting from Sav’h, Ga and you better believe when we come back to Marietta, THE PARTY Q will be our FIRST stop!