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100 HOTTEST RESTAURANTS 2017 33 34 THE GENERAL MUIR 1540 Avenue Place, Ste. B-230 • North Druid Hills 678.927.9131 • @thegeneralmuir • $14-$24 • B R P 35 36 37 38 39 ATLANTA FISH MARKET 265 Pharr Road NE • Buckhead • 404.262.3165 @atlantafishmarket • $20-$43 • R 40 41 42 43 44 CAST IRON 701-5 Highland Ave. NE • Old Fourth Ward 404.228.2005 • @castironatl • $7-$21 • B R The General Muir gets a surprising Asian makeover at the start of each week as guest chefs take over the kitchen for Monday Night Ramen. Think spicy miso ramen with chicken, scallions, black radish, Swiss chard and egg; or an imaginative spin on the classic latke befitting the theme, with bonito, furikake, okonomi and kewpie. But regular menu items like corned beef sandwiches and matzoh ball soup still keep folks lining up every day. In addition to its iconic fish statue outside, Atlanta Fish Market is well known for serving up some of the best seafood in the A. Located right smack dab in the center of Buckhead, this lively eatery offers a mind-boggling variety of fresh fish and is also home to Pano’s Market, so patrons can purchase their favorites to prepare at home. For some out-of-the-sea good options, order the jumbo lump crab cakes with scallion whipped potatos, thin beans, tartar and mustard sauces. This newcomer to ATL’s dining scene has quickly become one of our faves, and for good reason: With a low-key vibe and high-quality food prepared almost entirely in cast iron pans (hence the name), it’s an unpretentious mainstay for BeltLine-goers looking for tasty eats. Try the Thai-inspired cold noodles and shrimp paired with a sizzling Penicillin cocktail; then finish with the resto’s too-cute dessert combo of housemade cookies and milk served via coupe. BOCCALUPO 753 Edgewood Ave. NE • Inman Park 404.577.2332 • $16-$19 • R P F NY PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road NE • Buckhead 404.846.0644 • @newyorkprime • $24-$98 • R P JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road • Westside 404.355.2252 • @jctkitchenandbar • $16-$37 • R P If you’re looking for a world-class restaurant without the restrictive dress code—or price tag—look no further than Bruce Logue’s innovative Inman Park trattoria. Specializing in creative twists on pasta and cocktails, BoccaLupo combines the Old World expertise of fine Italian dining and contemporary American fare with a nod to Atlanta’s soul-food roots. Featured on our “100 Hottest” list every year since Bruce Almighty premiered (2003 for the un-pop-cultured), this Buckhead steak joint remains a top choice for the A’s elite. If we had to guess what makes NY Prime so noteworthy, it’s probs the USDA prime-only menu that’s overflowing with tender meats like the double rib veal chop that’s simply b-e-a-utiful. The welcoming atmosphere and delicious Southern plates (the JCT. fried chicken, with collard greens, buttermilk biscuits and housemade hot sauce, is a must) at this Ford Fry mainstay keep us coming back again and again. Sip a specialty cocktail on the rooftop, where live music and a spectacular skyline view make it a go-to spot for kicking off the weekend with a group of friends—or kissing it goodbye, as the resto also offers a Southern-style Sunday Supper from 5 to 9 pm . SUPERICA Multiple locations • Buckhead, Inman Park @supericaatl • $14-$38 • B P TRUE FOOD KITCHEN 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 3058B • Buckhead 404.481.2980 • @true_food_kitchen • $12-$23 • B R P Think “Tex-Mex” in its most deliberate form. Complete with Mexican folk art and hanging antlers, Ford Fry’s Superica is always packed, and for a good reason—the food and atmosphere. With more than 57 tequilas and 10 mezcals, the resto emulates the funky-cool culture of Austin, Texas. If you’re feeling up to it, opt for the Tampiquena, which is a pretty large plate of marinated wood-grilled skirt steak served under two cheese enchiladas and a fried egg. Yes, please! Healthy never tasted as good as it does at True Food Kitchen, where the menu, just like the inspired cocktail list, is fresh, innovative and—the best part of all—anti-inflammatory. Head to this Lenox Square hot spot post-workout for the organic Tuscan kale salad, a filling yet light start to any meal, followed by the butternut squash pizza or hearty teriyaki quinoa bowl. Top it all off with a refreshing (and pretty) pomegranate mule, and feel good knowing you didn’t undo all your hard work at spin class! REVIVAL 129 Church St. • Decatur 470.225.6770 • @revivaldecatur • $14-$32 • B R P BREZZA CUCINA 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. • Old Fourth Ward 404.724.9700 • @brezzacucina • $15-$23 • B R Revival is serving up plates just like mama used to make ‘em. Inspired by chef Kevin Gillespie’s formative years, the Decatur resto offers a traditional Sunday dinner dressed in family-style elegancies. When warmer weather arrives, Revival’s Communion Beer Garden provides the best spot for a pre-or post-meal beverage. Head to this beer haven for a truly happy hour every week, Wednesday to Sunday from 5 to 7 pm . Celeb chef Jonathan Waxman’s first Atlanta venture is right at home in Ponce City Market, with a sprawling bar and airy, spacious dining room facing an open kitchen to complement the Italian-with-a-California-twist menu. The gnocchi, JW chicken and JW kale salad are standouts, but, chocolate lovers, be sure to order the creamy, dreamy Budino (bittersweet chocolate pudding, whipped cream and biscotti) for dessert. That’s amore! PRICCI 500 Pharr Road • Buckhead 404.237.2941 • @pricciatlanta • $25-$42 • R KYMA 3085 Piedmont Road • Buckhead 404.262.0702 • @kymarestaurant • $26-$46 • R BREZZA CUCINA PHOTO BY HEIDI GELDHAUSER Brezza Cucina’s JW chicken topped with salsa verde There’s no such thing as a bad day when there’s pasta involved! That’s the motto of neighborhood Italian eatery Pricci, whose menu consists of hearty entrees and savory apps that are sure to leave bellies satisfied. Pasta is the specialty here, and there’s something for everyone according to executive chef Piero Premoli, a third-generation Italian and executive chef. Pasta and passion—what more could a diner want? When it comes to Mediterranean food, it doesn’t get much better than Kyma, which means “wave” in Greek. The restaurant features both a vegan and vegetarian menu and an impeccable recreation of Greek architectural elements (think white Doric columns and colorful mosaics). The lunch menu is always popular, offering inventive yet approachable dishes that would please even the pickiest palate. KEY: $ -Dinner entree price range B -Brunch available [times vary] R -Reservations accepted [restrictions may apply] P -Patio dining F -Furry friends welcome 76 M O D E R N L U X U R Y. C O M

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