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Atlanta’s Most Exciting Spring Restaurant Openings

We’re already picturing a few days on this Yucatan-inspired patio, drinking cocktails in this secret basement parlor, and dining at these other highly-anticipated restaurants.

Fast forward a few months to spring when you, your clothes, and your car will have a semi-permanent yellow dusting every time you roll outside. While our sinuses can definitely wait to battle the high pollen count, there are a few restaurant openings we’re itching to try in the coming months.  From what may be our new go-to sushi counter to this Southern seafood spot, check out these exciting new venues.

THE SPOTS

TydeTate Kitchen

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229 Mitchell Street, Atlanta, GA, Atlanta
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Opening: Late Winter 2023

TydeTate Kitchen opened at Chattahoochee Food Works in 2021 and has become a favorite in the Upper Westside food hall. The success of their homestyle Thai food led to a second location, expected to open this February at Hotel Row in South Downtown. The new downtown location will continue providing their signature comfort food and feature staples like pad thai, pad kee mao, and pad see ew. And, seriously, the panang curry beef is all the motivation we need to battle downtown parking.

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Opening: Spring 2023

Carmel is bringing coastal vibes to Buckhead Village this spring. The menu is inspired by the California and Yucatan coasts with an emphasis on fresh, simple ingredients. With an indoor and outdoor space modeled after a light and breezy living room and patio setup, Carmel looks to be a casual spot to escape the buttoned-up, sometimes stiff Buckhead scene and pretend you’re relaxing near the ocean for a few hours. But it is still Buckhead, so leave your flip-flops and beachwear at home.

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Opening: 2023

Nationally-renowned sushi chef Jason Liang is bringing an omakase option to Buckhead with Brush Sushi. Formerly located in Decatur, Brush will serve shareable seafood dishes (we doubt we’ll want to share, but okay) and omakase style sushi with a 17-seat private room and prix fixe menu. Like the other buzzing tasting menu spots, let’s just hope it doesn’t take months to get a reservation.

Opening: Winter 2023

Summerhill is adding underground parlor, Redacted, to its growing roster off Georgia Ave. The cocktail list will be inspired by conspiracy theories to go along with their basement digs. We like a good theme, and as long as it’s more Area 51-type theories than election-denying vibes, we might have a new bar to put on our rotation.

Opening: Early 2023

Southern National, the popular restaurant from Mobile, Ala., is making its Georgia debut this year in Summerhill. From Chef Duane Nutter (yup, you remember him as the executive chef at One Flew South for eight years), Southern National will offer seafood and Southern dishes with a twist. Heavily influenced by Nutter’s early years in Louisiana, Southern National is inspired by his Southern roots (fingers crossed for the shrimp and grits to make the Atlanta menu).

Opening: 2023

The owners of the Storico restaurants are bringing Italian restaurant Yeppa and Co. to Buckhead Village in the space formerly occupied by Biltong Bar. Yeppa and Co.'s menu will feature seafood dishes, pizza, pasta, and charcuterie with a focus on foods traditionally found in Rimini, Italy. Since the restaurant's name is based off the verbal expression for joy, we’ll rehearse saying, “Yeppa” as we anticipate some delicious new favorites from the kitchen.

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Opening: Early 2023

Sankranti Indian Kitchen is expanding with a second location in Emory Village. Like their Dunwoody restaurant, the new venue will feature menu options like curry bowls, veggie samosas, and salads. And with plenty of vegan and vegetarian items, too, Sankranti brings even more variety to the Emory Village strip .

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The Painted Pickle

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Opening: Spring 2023

The team behind The Painted Pin and The Painted Duck are betting on the growing popularity of pickleball with their newest concept, The Painted Pickle. If you aren’t familiar with the game, think jumbo-sized ping pong on a shrunken tennis court with sport-specific jargon like “dink” and “the kitchen.” This latest gaming bar, located in Armour Yards between Buckhead and Midtown, will feature eight indoor courts and two patios alongside a full bar, and light eats including sushi, salads, and sandwiches. So yes, the Painted Pickle is set to provide dinks and drinks to Atlanta (we had to do it). 

Holeman & Finch Public House - Colony Square

Opening: Spring 2023

The story of the H&F burger in Atlanta has reached mythic proportions. The burger used to be served starting at 10pm, with just 24 prepared each night. Talk about a coveted burger. Luckily, it's now served every day and is no longer limited in quantity, so we can all enjoy the cheesy goodness anytime we choose. The home of the legendary burger will be back in business as Holeman & Finch moves into Colony Square later this year. The larger space will include a patio and will serve lunch, brunch, and dinner.

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