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Recap: Atlanta’s dining landscape in 2011

Executive Chef John Coley at Double Zero Napoletana (photos by Becky Stein)

Executive Chef John Coley at Double Zero Napoletana (photos by Becky Stein)

Before we dive headlong into 2012, let’s take a look back at the evolution of Atlanta’s dining landscape in 2011.

Newcomers in 2011:

Fond farewell to the following:

  • Au Pied de Cochon, Atlanta
  • Bluepointe, Atlanta
  • Dogwood, Atlanta
  • French American Brasserie, Atlanta
  • LeRoy’s Fried Chicken, Atlanta
  • MF Sushibar Midtown, Atlanta
  • NAM, Atlanta
  • North of NOLA, Roswell
  • Pacci Ristorante, Atlanta
  • Pico Auténtico, Roswell
  • Rail Kitchen & Bar, Decatur
  • The Southern Skillet, Roswell
  • Watershed, Decatur

Cheers to restaurants past, present and future!

Since I couldn’t include everything on this list, were there any 2011 openings/closings that you found notable?

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

13 comments Add your comment

MD

December 30th, 2011
1:00 pm

Closings: Craft, New Yorker Deli on Pharr Rd., Copeland’s on Piedmont (seemed like it was there forever)

janet

December 30th, 2011
9:50 pm

The Bridge in Roswell

Dr. J.

December 30th, 2011
10:33 pm

Good riddance to Bluepointe. With all the hookers at the bar, I was afraid of getting an STD if I accidentally drank out of the wrong glass.

Rick

December 31st, 2011
10:51 am

Local Republic in Lawrenceville. Finally a place in this neck of the woods that has great food and service. Also a well thought out wine and beer list.

Renee

January 1st, 2012
11:55 am

Enjoyed Bluepoint – good, fresh fish. I will miss it. Of course, unlike Dr. J, I never sat at the bar.

PapaDoc

January 1st, 2012
8:53 pm

Heirloom Barbecue was a GREAT addition!

blue

January 2nd, 2012
2:26 pm

Is Dr. J. Dr. John??

Brian

January 3rd, 2012
5:48 pm

Viande Rouge Steakhouse in Johns Creek

Steveo

January 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

I miss Social downtown

atlmom

January 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

well, tierra will be in the list for 2012. only went there once, but it was so awesome.

BobDog

January 5th, 2012
7:49 pm

STK in Midtown is a great, upscale addition. It should definitely have been on the list.

We will miss Nam, a truly great Vietnamese restaurant. I didn’t know Watershed closed. That is a shock.

Lee

January 5th, 2012
7:52 pm

I thought that Watershed was going to re-open in a new location in 2012. Does anyone know about that?

Jenny Turknett

January 6th, 2012
6:16 am

Lee – you’re right. Watershed plans to open a new location this spring in the Brookwood Building on Peachtree Street.