Featured on TomTom’s new brunch menu, the lobster salad comes with avocado, arugula, farm lettuce, plus sliced radishes and cucumbers, all drizzled in a Champagne-citrus vinaigrette. TomTom tacos are best enjoyed in threes, like the marinated Mexican skirt steak, Korean barbecue (with kimchee) and Trailer Park (fried chicken) taco trio shown here. shareable weeknight specials ring up at $22. Cocktails are equally well-priced ($10 to $12)and we love the My Sharona—a refreshing watermelon margarita with agave and jalapeño that has the perfect Southern taste with a salt rim—and the Hemingway daiquiri, poured into a dramatic metallic coupe. Don’t miss the moscato-based Tiﬀ any: Mixing pear vodka, cognac vodka, lime and simple syrup in a lovely crystal fl ute, it hints at the nostalgia that led to a childhood of blue raspberry-stained tongues, but it’s also not too sweet and tasteful, as a Tiﬀ any should be. Apps include avocado bruschetta, blistered shishito peppers and warm burrata salad with heirloom tomato and arugula. We know hummus plates may seem pedestrian, but stay with us: With its warm marinated feta and charred lemon, TomTom’s might be the best we’ve savored outside a Mediterranean vacation. Like tacos? Get ready to taste your new favorites. Surprisingly sizeable and happy-hour priced at $10 for a trio, they range from marinated Mexican skirt steak to Korean barbecue with kimchee. And most importantly, after a successful cameo on MTV’s Daryl’s House (it was country cutie Anderson East’s fave!), Noche’s famed Trailer Park taco has returned, while Catherall has also introduced a Nashville hot chicken fl avor, served on thick white bread and garnished with pickles. An ambassador of sorts for Springer Mountain Farms, Catherall argues that his craveable fried chicken may be Atlanta’s best. And in a city with such stiﬀ competition for the Southern delicacy, Catherall is making a strong run for the title. Still, the beef Mac Burger is divine, and the luscious lamb burger delights with tzatziki and Moroccan spice. Continuing the Eastern infl uences are wonton-like spring rolls stuﬀ ed with Gulf shrimp, spinach and avocado, plus yogurt-based calabrese pepper sauce to dip—only one of the stellar seafood options; Catherall maintains a vacation spot in Seaside, Fla., so he personally brings home wild-caught seafood following his almost weekly trips to the coast. We highly recommend the wood-grilled octopus. Bedded on white-bean ragout and fresh friseé greens, then topped with umami-packed dressing and crunchy kosher salt, the tasty charred mollusk is almost too pretty to eat from its seaglass-hued, starfi sh-shaped plate. Still, TomTom’s pièce de résistance is the whole fresh catfi sh—stuﬀ ed with ginger, fried to a crispy skin and topped with chile black bean sauce and green onions, it’s an adventure to share. As for dessert, delightful options abound; however, a glass bottle of milk and chocolate chip cookies come standard with every bill arrival, ensuring your visit is always sweet from start to fi nish. Roast lamb is one of the restaurant’s specials—served with peas, pea shoots, carrots and lamb jus. What the back-patio patrons loved about Noche remains intact, while white tablecloths give Tom Catherall’s new eatery a boost of chic. Far from dull, the hummus plate is delectable, thanks to a mini-Mason jar of marinated feta and charred lemon to squeeze on top. TomTom 100 Virginia Ave. NE 404.815.9155 tomtomrestaurant.com 91 Tom’s Basil Smash is a signature for good reason; its mix of Old Tom gin, lemon, basil and simple syrup tastes completely classic. Try the Tiffany, a sweet yet refreshing cocktail featuring pear vodka, sparkling moscato and lime.