Over the past decade, Atlanta’s Inman Park has become not only one of the newest entertainment districts in the city, but also a major culinary destination. We guide you through some of the very best restaurants in this up-and-coming neighborhood.
Tucked away in Atlanta’s historic Inman Park neighborhood is BoccaLupo, an Italian-American restaurant. An intimate restaurant, BoccaLupo offers seating for just 40 inside and patio dining for 18 more guests. The restaurant currently focuses on extruded and rolled hand-cut pastas. There are also fantastic tasting menus, each offering four courses of some of the restaurant’s most amazing dishes. The place is popular, so it’s best to make reservations well in advance.
A quirky corner restaurant with French bistro sidewalk seating, One Eared Stag is a true neighborhood gem. The restaurant’s namesake is quickly apparent upon entering, as a one-eared stag is prominently mounted at the center of the bar, surrounded by top-shelf scotches and whiskeys. The interior is spacious, clean, bright, and modern rustic, exuding French country café charm with a large private decked patio in the back. One Eared Stag is the perfect culinary exploration for those looking for something truly unique, and those who have an adventurous palate with a focus on game meats.
While exploring the famous Krog Street Market, you may stumble upon Ticonderoga Club, a colonial era-inspired tavern offering excellent service and innovative New American cuisine that you definitely won’t want to miss. It’s such a quiet and quaint place, with a homey feel and cool design, that is almost hard to believe given its location in the chaos of the Krog Street Market. The restaurant is sectioned off into two areas: the more casual ‘canteen’ and a spacious bar area with an upper level, providing guests with the perfect environments in which to enjoy some spectacular cocktails and cuisine.
Part of a family of three Inman Park restaurants, Kevin Rathbun Steak was the third establishment opened by the owner as well as his biggest endeavor to date. The incorporation of local produce and a completely chef-driven menu with organic meats and heritage-bred animals has continued to keep this restaurant among the top new steakhouses in the United States. A local favorite for celebrating all kinds of special occasions, Kevin Rathbun Steak offers its patrons incredible menu items.
Opened in 1999, Sotto Sotto creates authentic Italian food with complex flavors developed over centuries of Italian culinary traditions. Sotto Sotto’s impeccable hospitality and intimate dining room promote the feeling of dining in a room full of friends rather than strangers. The restaurant’s simple decor and soothing colors allow diners to really focus on the honest food perfectly complemented by the all-Italian award-winning wine list.
Conveniently located just minutes from the East Side Belt-Line entrance in the Inman Park suburb, Julianna’s is a one-of-a-kind shop unlike anything else in Atlanta. Specializing in Hungarian crepes called ‘palacsinta,’ Julianna’s strives to bring the best European crepes to Atlanta. People everywhere love to come to this cute and quirky place, thanks to its reasonably priced assortment of large sweet and savory crepes. Julianna’s crepes are based on a Hungarian-style recipe that has been passed down for generations.
Restaurant, South American, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
Nestled into the alluring landscape of Inman Park’s historic neighborhood, Wisteria has been serving up modern Southern cuisine and charm since 2001. One of the first in Atlanta to reinterpret the flavors and techniques of traditional Southern cooking, in addition, the restaurant’s large room, with an original brick wall, is dominated by a dedication to showcasing the work of local artists, all of which are available for purchase.
Not only does Superica call Inman Park’s Krog Street Market its home, but it is also the most popular restaurant in the area. At first glance, you may think you’re in Austin, Texas because of the restaurant’s mash-up of old and new findings like really good margaritas, live music, and a welcoming outdoor patio complete with heat lamps for colder weather, all of which are reminiscent of the ‘Great State.’ Despite being a trendy spot, Superica does still give out delicious complimentary chips with both green avocado and fire-roasted tomato salsas to its guests.
Established in 2000, Fritti remains one of the first restaurants in Atlanta to serve Pizza Artigianale Italiana, a divine combination of hand-milled tomato sauce, locally produced fior di latte mozzarella, and fresh toppings. Situated in an excellently refurbished garage, Fritti offers its guests the ability to experience a casual al fresco dining space filled with the aroma of the restaurant’s open wood-burning oven. Fritti only serves pizzas made with the best dough and ingredients in order to ensure that they have the most intensely satisfying flavors.
The Cockentrice, melds traditional and modern cooking techniques plucked from the rich heritage of the Southern United States and beyond. The restaurant’s mission, is rooted in the importance of celebrating good food made right away as well as the chef’s voracious desire to continue stoking the fires of America’s farm and locally focused food renaissance.