Velvet Taco

This is INtown’s third roundup of the year of new restaurants that have opened – or soon will – as the city’s dining options continue to grow. The announcement of new concepts and menus by local and international chefs keep arriving monthly as Atlanta’s reputation as a food destination continues to gain traction.

Le Colonial

Le Colonial
The famed restaurant that introduced fine French Vietnamese cuisine to America in New York more than 25 years ago has opened an outpost at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The chic restaurant and lounge has 8,100-square-feet of space with an expansive terrace and private dining spaces. The sharable menu showcases “heirloom” Vietnamese recipes alongside contemporary takes on classic dishes featuring seafood, meats, and exotic herbs and spices from around the globe.  Information:

Junior’s Pizza
Husband-and-wife team Alex and Jennifer Aton started Junior’s Pizza as a pop-up before deciding to open a traditional shop in Summerhill at 77 Georgia Ave. Along with homemade pizzas and sauces, the menu includes Greek salads, beer and wine and vegan-friendly pizza. Information:


After opening the successful Italian market and wine bar Bellina Alimentari in Ponce City Market, Oliva Restaurant Group is paying homage to owner Tal Baum’s Israeli roots with the opening of this modern Israeli restaurant. Information:

Farm Burger Midtown
The burger joint has opened a location inside the new Whole Foods Market in Midtown at 22 14th St. The menu includes 100 percent grassfed beef burgers, as well as chicken and pork burgers, vegan offerings, fresh salads and more. Information:

Velvet Taco
This Buchead joint at 77 West Paces Ferry Road, Suite 450 is offering creative, playful tacos made with eclectic array of spices and flavors from around the world. Information:


MetroFresh Uptown
Mitchell Anderson’s new location of his popular soup and sandwich restaurant is now open at One Midtown Plaza, 1360 Peachtree St. Information:

VIETVANA Pho Noodle House
Modern Vietnamese fare is on the menu at this new restaurant opened by husband and wife team Dinh Tran and Khanh Dang at 2831 E. College Ave. in Avondale Estates. Ph? noodles and banh mi bread are both prepared fresh in-house daily. Information:

Sugar Factory American Brasserie
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the new two-story location in Midtown at 1080 Peachtree St. when it opens this month. The 8,000-square-foot restaurant will include a full-service café (crepes, salads, burgers) and confectionary shop, retail store, indoor and outdoor dining areas, two full-service bars and a private dining room, as well as a-one-of-a-kind Gummy Bears Chandelier over the main dining room. Information:

Sugar Factory

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.