There aren’t as many upscale places in East Atlanta as other parts of the city, but Banshee is helping to change that. This place is almost more mad scientist-inspired than classic fine dining, though, with an experimental, seasonal menu that covers a lot of ground. Come with a small group or a date and share a few of the larger dishes like the Szechuan pork osso buco and the charred broccolini with fonduta (kind of like broccoli and cheddar’s mature older cousin). And make sure to start with the hot and crispy fry bread that comes with pepperoni butter that you’ll want to smuggle home and spread on everything in your fridge.
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When you want a low-key spot for drinks, surprisingly good bar food, and games, head to Midway Pub in East Atlanta Village.
Blu Cantina is where to go in East Atlanta Village for Tex-Mex and margaritas until late.
Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand
Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand in East Atlanta’s name says it all - come here for incredible chicken sausage in everything from a sandwich to lasagna.
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Going to Gunshow is kind of like having dinner at your coolest coworker’s house: It’s loud, fun, and you never quite know what they’re going to serve.
Einstein’s in Midtown has a large, wide-ranging menu and an even larger patio, so it should be your next big group brunch spot.
Go to Beetlecat in Inman Park to sit on a patio and eat great seafood, or to drink in a basement bar that looks straight out of That ’70s Show.
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Staplehouse in the Old Fourth Ward is without a doubt the best restaurant in Atlanta.
Bread & Butterfly
Atlanta isn’t Paris, but when you want to forget that for a while, head to Bread & Butterfly for brunch on the patio or a glass of wine at the bar.
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