Eat This: 12 New Buckhead Restaurants Open in 2018

Do you love good food? We do, too. Fortunately for us, 2018 has been a banner year for Buckhead’s foodie scene as a number of exciting new restaurants have set up shop around the area. The concepts vary from dive bars to exquisite steak houses, and offer dishes that range from classic Americana pub food, to exotic street food, to top of the line gourmet cuisine. It’s a great time to be a food lover in Buckhead, as new restaurants continue to open their doors and are met with success and support form the community.

We have compiled a handful of our most highly anticipated openings from 2018, including information about the menu, speciality, and atmosphere of each location. Find their address, phone number, and website under each listing to make it easier for you to check out these hot new eats for yourself!

Biltong Bar 

Centered around the popular South African treat called biltong, an all natural air-dried jerky often made of beef, ostrich, venison, or elk, Biltong Bar offers organic South African inspired jerky meats, gourmet hand pies, snacks, sandwiches, and plates. A full bar featuring craft cocktails, local brews, and a wine list provide the ideal beverages to go with the flavorful dishes and snacks on the menu. A retail portion of the store will sell South African spices, rubs, and house-made sauces. The first of its kind in the United States, Biltong Bar has seen great success at its initial location at Ponce City Market and is now expanding and is set to open in the Shops Buckhead this September. The 6,500 square foot space will feature a 40-seat bar and a lounge stocked with games. (Photographs by Heidi Geldhauser) | The Shops Buckhead, 306 Buckhead Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30305 | 678.515.0620

Bún Mì 

Near the edge of the Peachtree Hills neighborhood, tucked away in Aramore Condos is Bún Mì, a fast casual restaurant dedicated to providing a mix of traditional and modern Vietnamese flavors with the use of local fresh ingredients. Dishes such as bánh mì, a sandwich made of a baguette stuffed with meats and savory vegetables, are made with organic top quality fillings like grilled short rib, garlic herb shrimp, honey lemongrass pork, grilled turmeric chicken, and grilled king mushrooms. Also on the menu are bún dishes made of thin vermicelli rice noodles with fresh herbs and a variety of tasty toppings.

www.bunmigrill.com2277 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 | 678.705.9156

Chido + Padre’s

Pulling inspiration from the beach and vibrant colors and flavors of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, Chido + Padre’s offers fresh, elevated coastal cuisine. The menu includes tacos, tostadas, salads, soups, appetizers, and specialty dishes. Expect to find flavors like sour orange and achiote-marinated smoke-roasted pork shoulder, tequila-spiked borracho sauce, and charred scallion-cilantro avocado sauce. Boasting an impressively varied brunch, lunch, and dinner menu, as well as serving up cocktails such as margaritas, mojitos, and micheladas, it’s no wonder Chido + Padre’s has been so warmly received in their new home near the Atlanta History Center where they have been since March of this year. (Photographs by Heidi Geldhauser)

www.chidoandpadres.com128 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 | 404.848.9100


Taking over the free-standing building outside Phipps plaza near the intersection of Peachtree and Wieuca, Ecco’s newest location is set to open on Tuesday, November 13 according to the Phipps Plaza website. The modern European fare includes fried goat cheese with honey, meat and cheese plates, foie gras, octopus, flatbreads, pastas, plus an assortment of house made ice cream and sorbet to round out the meal. The restaurant will accommodate 240 seating, two private dining rooms, and a landscaped patio, and will serve lunch and dinner daily. | 3586 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 | 404.816.4553

Flower Child 

For the health conscious, it doesn’t get much better than Flower Child. The fast-casual restaurant has recently opened in Buckhead’s Shops Around Lenox shopping center promises to offer “healthy food for a happy world,” with options that are health conscious dishes such as grain bowls, salads, wraps, and plates that offer mix-and-match orders of vegetables and additive-free proteins, as well as kombucha and seasonal lemonade and teas. With a seating capacity of about 85 guests inside and more on the patio, the restaurant boasts a healthy and fresh menu that has something for everyone, including those who are vegetarian, vegan, paleo, or gluten-free. | 3400 Around Lenox Drive, Atlanta, GA 30326 | 678.668.2271

Iberian Pig

The popular Spanish tapas restaurant from Decatur Square has announced a new location will open in the Hanover Buckhead Village development this winter. Known for their tapas, or small plates, the not-yet-released menu will feature seasonal dishes and bar favorites such as the Iberian old fashioned. The 4,500 square foot restaurant boasts 30 foot ceilings, an indoor/outdoor bar, patio, and private event space. | 404.371.8800

Misson + Market

Inspired by the West Coast, the menu at Mission + Market includes an assortment of fish dishes, shareable plates, salads, pizzas, and pastas. The sunny 5,000 square foot restaurant is at once lush and industrial, with a wall of windows, exposed concrete and metals, juxtaposed to a living moss wall. The space is lit by floor to ceiling windows that overlook a wrap around patio with loungers, fire pits, and a living moss wall separating the 140 seat dining room from the chic barspace. (Photographs by Raftermen Photography) | Three Alliance Center, 3500 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 | 404.948.2927

Pho Dai Viet

We recently profiled Pho Dai Viet, a new Vietnamese restaurant that opened in the Chastain Square shopping complex off Roswell Road. In speaking with owner and head chef Kyle Luong about his family’s Vietnamese restaurant legacy here in Atlanta, we learned all about his process to ensure a modern menu with high quality ingredients and dishes all while not compromising traditional flavors and techniques. Check out their bowls of pho, banh mi sandwiches, vermicelli dishes, rice-based dishes, and Vietnamese eggrolls. Read our full article here for more information and photographs. | 4279 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 | 404.458.0980


Inspired by South African cuisine, this takeout, delivery, and catering restaurant has recently opened a second outpost in Buckhead. The Savannah-based company came under fire after opening the new Collier Hills location when neighbors began sharing concerns about the name of their signature “Sh*t Yeah Sauce.” Despite the initial uproar, reception to the restaurant has been overall good, with customers enjoying customizable pitas and quick eats in the form of sandwiches, wraps, and salads.

www.zunzis.com1971 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318 | 470.698.2351

Little Alley Steak

Steak lovers rejoice, Little Alley Steak has opened their newest and largest outpost in One Alliance Center on Lenox Road adjacent to Phipps Plaza. The 9,000 square foot retro inspired restaurant is home to a selection of top butcher cut steaks, both wet- and dry-aged, as well as soups, salads, small bites, fish, chicken, burgers, and sandwiches. The menu lists more than 400 whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches, as well as classic cocktails. | 3500 Lenox Road #100, Atlanta, GA 30326 | 404.254.1899

Rise & Revelry

Two words: rooftop bar. That’s right, Rise & Revelry has opened for business on the roof of the new Savi Provisions Buckhead. The venue features open air seating with a retractable awning which ensures the restaurant can function come rain or shine, all without losing their rooftop vibe. The entrance, which is separate from that of Savi Provisions, leads you up stairs to a space that is decked out (pun intended) with teak tables and chairs, umbrellas, chic sofas, and barstools. Dishes include elevated American cuisine such as pork chops, roasted salmon, rib roast, rotisserie chicken, as well as meatball sandwiches, burgers, and veggie bowls. Cocktails, beer, and wine are available from the bar. | 308 Pharr Road, Atlanta, GA 30305 | 404.228.6591

Woody’s CheeseSteaks

Buckhead is set to welcome Woody’s CheeseSteaks as they expand to their new home at 45 Irby Avenue later this year. For more than 40 years, Woody’s CheeseSteak has been serving cheesesteaks from a small storefront nestled on a parcel of land where Virginia Avenue splits and meets Monroe in Midtown. The pit stop offers counter service and a few tables with a menu that offers classic Americana favorites such as a variety of cheesesteaks, cold subs, sausages, hot dogs, milkshakes, and ice cream. Their new space that used to house Sabot Shoes will have more space and room for additions to their classic menu. The company has yet to announce an official open date, but our fingers are crossed for a fall opening. | 45 Irby Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 | 404.876.1939

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