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5 New Atlanta Restaurant's For Holiday Dining

By Caroline Perrott | November 25, 2020 | Food & Drink Food & Drink

1. C&S Sandy Springs

Owned by veteran chef Jon Schwenk and restaurateur Rich Clark, C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar has officially opened its dine-in experience at Modera Sandy Springs on Roswell Road. The experienced duo (the pair also owns the Vinings location of C&S and Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell) has partnered with new executive chef Tony Manns to whip up a slightly evolved menu that includes Schwenk’s newest food discoveries while staying true to what they do best: raw-bar favorites like oysters and seafood platters, as well as whole fish entrees, lobster, crab and steaks. 6125 Roswell Road, Ste. 700, Sandy Springs

Cocktails-0002.jpgTaste a multitude of cocktails at C&S Sandy Springs

2. Boone’s

How about the back nine and a burger? Boone’s at Bobby Jones Golf Course in Buckhead is your spot. Named after Augusta businessman, philanthropist and golfer Boone Knox, the restaurant serves elevated American cuisine inspired by food and beverage director Austin Rocconi’s experiences in California, Texas, Mississippi and Georgia. The concise menu focuses on big flavors and includes dishes like Georgia-grown steak frites with heirloom tomatoes drizzled with chimichurri and accompanied by crisp, handcut fries; and classics like the B.L.FGT: bacon, lettuce and a fried green tomato. Pair your meal with a local IPA and your day overlooking the links has just gone from average to extraordinary. 2205 Northside Drive NW


grilled Springer Mountain half chicken with parsnip and Yukon mash, snap peas and beech mushroom from Boone’s lunch menu.

3. Chattahoochee Food Works

Chattahoochee Food Works, inside The Works on the Upper Westside, is the next big elevated food hall experience. Harboring a test kitchen and 31 vendor stalls over 22,000 square feet, Chattahoochee Food Works is doing much more than just providing good food. Big-name consultants such as chef Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid, creator of Gansevoort Market in New York City, have collaborated to tap into Atlanta’s diverse dining scene. They’ve sought to encompass the cuisines of micro-regions of Thailand, Mexico and France, as well as Italy, South Africa, Japan and more. A communal (but socially distanced) indoor-outdoor bar and outdoor seating section make this the perfect culinary destination. 1235 Chattahoochee Ave., NW

AtlantaExteriorRendering201909271352103IRI3-0002.jpgan exterior rendering of Chattahoochee Food Works

4. Mac’s Chophouse

Historic Marietta Square welcomes a classic steakhouse experience in Mac’s Chophouse. Mac’s celebrates the heyday of steakhouses with a handcrafted bar, juicy steaks, locally sourced dishes and creative cocktails, all in a plush setting. The concept comes from the hands of experienced fine dining restaurateur Randy “Mac” McCray, who operates several other Atlanta foodie hot spots like The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell and McCray’s Tavern locations. Executive chef and owner Michael Fuller has created a seasonal menu full of items like prime bone-in short rib cooked low and slow with whipped potatoes and crispy onions; sea scallops, pan seared with arugula rice grits, heirloom tomatoes, fava beans and saffron aioli; and more. Explore the luxury event space, complete with high ceilings and exposed brick, for your next socially distanced event. 19 N. Park Square, Marietta

5. Asian Pop by Mission + Market

Buckhead’s Mission + Market has welcomed a new takeout- and delivery-only experience called Asian Pop. Brought to us by the resto’s executive chef Ian Winslade, the menu offers dishes of comforting Asian food with the fresh flavors of Chinese and Thai cuisines. Expect mains like honey garlic chicken with snow peas, carrots and scallions; and Hanoi-style seared salmon with yellow Thai curry peanut sauce—both are made better by ordering starters like spring rolls and potstickers. Look for more pop-ups and creative concepts coming soon to Mission + Market as it explores new flavor profiles and cuisines. 3550 Lenox Road NE, Ste. 550

Sracheffphoto893IPSV-0002.jpgHanoi seared salmon with yellow Thai curry peanut sauce from Mission + Market’s Asian Pop

Photography by: From top, photos: by Mia Yakel; by Sara Racheff; by brandon amato; courtesy of the works