Despite all of the uncertainties and financial upheaval brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years, plenty of Atlanta restaurant and bar owners and food and beverage entrepreneurs plan to open new establishments in 2022 and beyond.
Check out this running list of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops set to open around Atlanta over the next year.
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Eclipse di Luna opens this spring at the Halcyon development in southern Forsyth County for tapas, paella, sangria, and salsa dancing.
EggRoll Boyz opens a permanent quick-service location this winter from the second story of the Windward Crossing shopping complex on Windward Parkway.
Fogón and Lions, a Spanish-Latin restaurant owned by chef Julio Delgado, opens this spring on Roswell Street.
Food Terminal, owned by the family behind Sweet Hut Bakery, opens a third location early this year in the former Fuddruckers space on North Point Parkway.
Yumbii opens this spring at the Atwater shopping center across from Avalon on Old Milton Parkway.
Sunshine Alchemy, a vegetarian and vegan food truck turned cafe, is opening on Presidential Parkway as part of the growing collection of Prep Atlanta incubator restaurants.
Yalda, a Persian-Mediterranean restaurant, opens this year at the Osprey complex on the corner of Howell Mill Road and 10th Street.
Capella Cheese, a cheese shop featuring handmade, artisan selections co-owned by Raymond Hook, opens this fall on Ottley Drive.
Painted Pickle, a bar and restaurant focused on the game of pickleball, will open later this year. A second location could also open near the Perimeter.
Victory Brands, the group behind Victory Sandwich Bar, LLoyd’s, and Little Trouble, plans to open a new restaurant concept at the recently opened Indie Studios complex on Ottley Drive.
Common Roots Farmers Market, a 12,000-square-foot neighborhood grocery with a deli offering to-go food and an expansive outdoor seating area and plant nursery, opens early this year.
Leftie Lee’s, a sandwich shop and bakery from Foodcation Forever chef and baker Vivian Lee, brings Korean-inspired baked goods and sandwiches to Olive and Pine in 2022.
Santo Cantina and Cocina opens soon in the former Good Karma coffee shop space on North Avondale Road.
Mac McGee opens a second location at the Battery Atlanta this summer. The menu for the Cobb County location will be similar to the Roswell restaurant.
Nourish + Bloom Market, a grocery store using artificial intelligence and delivery robots owned by Jamie and Jilea Hemmings, could open along the Beltline in the next year.
KPot Korean BBQ and Hot Pot opens at the Howell Mill Square shopping center in 2022.
Corner Grille is opening on Marietta Boulevard in the former Westside Pizza space serving Cajun and Creole fare.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q opens a third location by this summer in the former Hudson FC International Sports Pub space at Brookhaven Station on Peachtree Road.
5Church Atlanta opens this fall on Peachtree Road in Buckhead, taking over the former Sage Woodfire Grill space near Lenox Square.
Botica opens this fall at Phipps Plaza in an expanded section of the luxury mall complex that will also include Nobu Hotel and a food hall.
Brix and Stones, a NYC-style pizzeria and slice joint, opens soon on Piedmont Road.
Carmel, a coastal cuisine-inspired restaurant and bar from Tal Baum, opens at Buckhead Village this year.
Cava, a Mediterranean restaurant chain, is opening 14 locations throughout metro Atlanta. The first opened in Buckhead on June 25.
Karma Farm is relocating from Peachtree Road to Powers Ferry Square on Roswell Road this spring.
Lucy’s Market opens a second, smaller location this winter at Corso Atlanta on Howell Mill Road near West Paces and Northside Drive.
Pala, an Italian bakery and gelateria serving paninis, pane alla Romana, and dessert from Antico owner Giovanni Di Palma, opens in February on West Paces Ferry Road.
Recess opens this year in the former Cafe Posh space at Hanover Buckhead Village
Roshambo, and all-day diner, takes over the former Another Broken Egg Cafe space in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center on Peachtree Street this summer.
Saint-Germain Bakery opens a bakery-cafe later this summer at Buckhead Village.
Sinbad Mediterranean Grill opens this fall in the former Bún Mì Vietnamese Grill space on Peachtree.
The Daily, the Charleston-based coffee shop and cafe owned by Michael and Melody Shemtov, opens in an undisclosed location near Northside Parkway in 2023.
Yeppa and Co., from the owners of Storico Fresco and Forza Storico, opens this summer in the former Biltong Bar space at Buckhead Village.
Zakia Lebanese, Mendocino Farms, a location of Yard Milkshake Bar, and Mexican restaurant CT Reforma are all slated to open over the course of the coming year at Modera Prominence on Lenox Road.
A Mano opens this summer on Sylvan Road. First reported. Opened in 2017 at the corner of Ralph McGill Boulevard and Glen Iris Drive, owner George DeMeglio hopes to begin construction on the restaurant this summer.
Oreatha’s and Serenidad from chef Deborah Van Trece and real estate investor Shea Embry will open at the Point at the corner of Cascade Road and Benjamin E. Mays Drive.
Smokey Stallion, a barbecue restaurant owned by the family of NFL quarterback Cam Newton, will open in the former Smoke Ring space on Nelson Street.
Spice and Sky, a rooftop bar and restaurant opening in June at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Chamblee, hired Bhojanic and Tandoori Pizza and Wing Co. chef and owner Archna Becker to help develop and consult on the menu.
The Distillery of Modern Art plans to open this spring on Irvindale Way near the Chamblee MARTA station. The building will house a distillery producing vodka, gin, whiskey, and possibly an amaro or herbal liqueur.
The Breakfast Boys opens a second location in the former Tin Plate space on Commercial Street in early 2022.
KPot Korean BBQ and Hot Pot opens in the Cumberland Mall district in 2022.
Boho 115, a seafood restaurant and bar, takes over the former Square Pub space in February.
Glide Pizza is opening this year inside new brewery Inner Voice Brewing.
Muchacho taco and coffee bar opens a second location this year behind Leon’s Full Service.
Opo Coffee, a coffee shop, roastery, and coffee training center from the owner of Taproom Coffee and Beer in Kirkwood, opens on East Howard Avenue this summer.
Kamayan ATL, the highly popular Filipino food pop-up founded by Mia Orino and Carlo Gan, opens as a restaurant in Asian Square.
Grant Park Coffeehouse relocates September 29 to downtown Atlanta and opens a second location in Grant Park this year.
Gusto is opening at the corner of Park Place and Edgewood Avenue in the former Kung Fu Tea space.
Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ expands to Duluth this year.
Snackboxe Bistro opens a second location soon on Pleasant Hill Road focused on Lao barbecue.
Grana, from chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella, opens next door to Taco Mac in Perimeter Center by the end of the year.
Puttshack opens its second Atlanta-area location by 2023, this time at the forthcoming High Street development.
Red Pepper Taqueria, known for its colorful mimosas at brunch and its margaritas, opens soon on Ashford Dunwoody Road.
Superica opens at Ashford Lane this summer.
Sweetgreen and Chicago-based sustainable seafood restaurant Brown Bag Seafood Company open this spring at the emerging Ashford Lane.
The Hall at Ashford Lane, a nine-stall food hall, opens inside the former Henredon Furniture store at Perimeter Place (soon to be renamed Ashford Lane) on Olde Perimeter Way.
Westside Motor Lounge, a new bar, restaurant, and entertainment venue, opens this year at the Echo Street West development emerging at the corner of Northside Drive and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
Exurbs — outer metro Atlanta
Mochibees doughnut shop is opening in the northern Atlanta city of Suwanee.
The Exchange, a large mixed-used development taking shape in the Gwinnett County city of Buford, will contain several restaurants as part of its dining district, including a food hall.
Sensu Sushi Restaurant and Bar opens this winter at Town Centre at Trilith in Fayetteville (formerly Pinewood Forest), a planned community adjacent to Trilith movie studios,
Grant Park Coffeehouse relocates September 29 to downtown Atlanta and open a second location in Grant Park this year.
Bankhead Seafood, backed by Atlanta rappers Killer Mike and T.I., opens as a 130-seat, two-story restaurant on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
Spoon, the Ormewood Park Thai restaurant owned by Sujaree Hewitt and her family, opens its second location in the south metro Atlanta city later this year.
Hattie B’s hot chicken opens a second Atlanta location at 10th Street and Howell Mill Road this spring.
Beeline Bagels, a New York-style bagel cart, launches near the Beltline in the neighborhood this spring.
BrewDog, the controversial UK-based brewing company, is opening an Atlanta location this year at the Stove Works complex.
Painted Park takes over the Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish space on North Highland Avenue and will serve food and drinks with expanded outdoor seating and lawn games along the Beltline.
The Daily, the Charleston-based coffee shop and cafe owned by Michael and Melody Shemtov, opens in the former Proof Bakeshop space later this year.
Mochibees doughnut shop is opening in the northern Atlanta city.
Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks owner Derrick Hayes plans to open a third location in Jonesboro.
Nourish Botanica, a sustainable greenhouse cafe on Pryor Stret owned by Quianah Upton, should open in 2022 with a commercial kitchen for rotating food vendors. The plant store and flower shop open March 5.
Chefs Market or Chefs Market at Building 7, a permanent location for the pop-up chefs market at the Pratt Pullman District takes over the Rogers Street space previously slated for Bellsmouth Cafe this spring.
Knights Park/Howell Station
Glide Pizza, all-day breakfast restaurant Pancake Social, seafood restaurant Girl Diver, and the first Georgia location of Boxcar Betty’s open in 2022 at Westside Paper.
101 Bagel Cafe opens a third location on Lower Roswell Road this year.
Marietta Street Artery
Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen takes over the 4 Rivers Smokehouse space on Marietta Street, opening its second location there in early 2022.
Alici, an Italian seafood and oyster bar, opens this summer at Midtown Promenade next in the former Frogs Cantina space.
By Weight and Measure, owned by Johnny Martinez and Brandon Ley (Joytstick Gamebar, Georgia Beer Garden) and Ian Carlson, opens at the Collective at Coda.
Holeman and Finch pub finally reopens this year at Colony Square.
Rose Bistro and Champagne Bar opens this fall at Atlantic Station in Midtown.
Shake Shack is opening its sixth Atlanta-area location on the outskirts of Piedmont Park in Midtown, near the 12th Street entrance.
SmoQue Burger burger and sandwich shop opens at the Collective at Coda.
Taste Bar and Kitchen, a popular Houston all-day brunch hot spot, now includes a ghost kitchen at Forrest Eatery in Atlanta’s Berkeley Park neighborhood and opens a full-service location early this year nearby at the Atlantic building.
Taste of Greece opens this year in the former Bareburger space on Peachtree Street in Midtown just north of the Fox Theatre.
Urban Hai takes over the BurgerFi space on 12th Street this year.
Victory Restaurant and Lounge takes over the former Baraonda Ristorante space on Peachtree Street in Midtown later this year.
Yumbii, the Queso Shop, and all-day brunch restaurant Snooze, an A.M. Eatery are all opening at Midtown Promenade in 2022.
Spiller Park opens its third location this spring at the Publix-anchored Moores Mill Center complex.
Yumbii and takeout restaurant the Queso Shop are opening at the Publix-anchored Moores Mill Center on Marietta Boulevard.
Multiple Atlanta Locations
CRU Hemp Lounge, owned by Atlanta-based restaurateur Dennis McKinley (the Original Hot Dog Factory), opens in multiple locations this summer, including in Union City, Douglasville, Marietta, Morrow, and Alpharetta. Two additional locations on Old National Highway and Decatur are also in the works.
Yet-named restaurant from the owner of El Tesoro is opening in the former Lawrence’s Cafe space, serving drinks centered on mezcal and dishes based on the foods of Acapulco.
Old Fourth Ward
Big Game, a sports bar serving game meat from the owners of Bantam Pub, opens this winter at Anthem on Ashley.
Boon Development opens a restaurant and market on Decatur Street near Fetch dog park and bar.
Kuro, from chefs Todd Richards and Joshua Lee, opens in the former Hazel Jane’s wine bar space next to Cold Beer. The menu will focus on seafood and serve a mix of Japanese fare and ingredients fused with Soul food dishes.
Seabird Oyster Bar opens this spring along the Eastside Beltline trail with a menu centered around raw bar selections and other seafood dishes paired with cocktails and sparkling wine.
Socu Prime, owned by chef Erica Barrett, opens in February 2022 next door to upcoming brewery Biggerstaff Brewing Company and Staplehouse Market.
Sweetgreen, the billion-dollar salad chain, expands to Atlanta with at least three new locations. The first has opened at Ponce City Market.
Nashville-based Red Pebbles Hospitality, the group behind Adele’s and the 404 Kitchen, plans to open a restaurant beside Staplehouse Market and forthcoming brewery Biggerstaff Brewing on Edgewood Avenue.
A yet-named restaurant from chef Kevin Gillespie takes over Cold Beer on the Beltline, which closes January 29.
H&W Steakhouse opens in the former Black Walnut Cafe space on Peachtree Parkway.
Jinbei West, from the owner of Yakitori Jinbei in Smyrna, is opening Jinbei West on Town Center Boulevard this fall.
Red Pepper Taqueria is opening on Ashford Dunwoody Road. This marks the fourth location for the popular taqueria which plans to take over the former Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar.
Ponce City Market
Umbrella Bar opens early 2022 in the expanded food hall for kimbob, bibimbap, meat skewers, and Korean corn dogs paired with Korean beers, soju, cocktails, and slushies.
Aftercar Bar, the social house, pop-up kitchen, and shared work space from Beltline creator Ryan Gravel, opens in 2022.
East Pole Coffee opens in the former San Francisco Coffee/Apotheos Roastery space at Plaza on Ponce.
Fishmonger seafood market and takeaway cafe opens at the Plaza on Ponce shopping center, home to the historic Plaza Theatre, the Righteous Room, and Southern Belle.
Jinya Ramen still plans to open at Plaza on Ponce along North Highland Avenue in the back of the complex.
Smith Gourmet Creations, a catering service and food truck serving comfort foods like fried shrimp, blackened salmon cake egg rolls, and garlic butter crab fries, is opening a permanent restaurant.
El Malo (“The Bad Guy”), a rum bar backed by one of the restaurateurs behind Supremo Taco is opening at the Atlanta Dairies complex on Memorial Drive this fall.
La Semilla, opening at Modera Reynoldstown on Memorial Drive, will serve a menu centered around vegan Latin dishes and drinks, including crunch wraps made with seitan beef and sopes with seitan asada as well as squash empanadas and king oyster mushroom carnitas enchiladas.
Salt Factory, from the F&H Food Trading Group, the restaurant group behind Little Alley Steak, plans to open a location of their suburban gastropub at Madison Yards.
Breaker Breaker from the team behind Grindhouse Killer Burgers is opening at the redeveloped Stein Steel and Supply Co. plant along the Eastside Beltline trail this year.
Bryan Furman BBQ, a new restaurant owned by pitmaster Bryan Furman opening in early 2022, will be a celebration of Black barbecue traditions. The existing house on the Bolton Road property will be torn down to make way for a new building and smokehouse. Read the full story here.
Casa Robles, a Spanish-Latin restaurant from the owners of Table and Main, opens in the former Whiskey Project space on Oak Street.
Cubanos ATL should open behind former live music venue Gypsy Rose on Alpharetta Street.
Foundation Social Eatery opens in downtown Alpharetta early this year. And the new location will include a Parisian-style shop serving grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, charcuterie, and coffee drinks.
Baraonda closed after 21 years at the corner of Peachtree and 3rd streets in Midtown, but is relocating to the Adley City Springs apartment complex on Roswell Road this year.
Yalda, a Persian-Mediterranean restaurant, opens this year at Aria Village off of Abernathy Road.
Ben’s Seafood and Bar replaces Wade’s Fine Eatery on Concord Road.
How Crispy, Pizza Clementine, and Thirteenth Floor cocktail bar are opening are opening at the historic Hotel Row redevelopment on Mitchell Street.
Pins Mechanical Company, Ohio-based arcade and game bar, will open at the historic 222 Mitchell building across from Hotel Row.
Wild Leap opens a location with two levels this fall at Centennial Yards South, part of a 50-acre redevelopment of the historic Gulch and railyards.
A yet-named 21-stall food hall will serve as the anchor tenant when it opens this year at Underground Atlanta.
A yet-named rooftop diner and cocktail bar from Slater Hospitality (Nine Mile Station, Skyline Park) opens in 2023 at 222 Mitchell.
South Forsyth County
Il Bottegone European-style market opens at the Halcyon development.
Gocha’s Tapas Bar, from the owner of Gocha’s Breakfast Bar, will open in the Publix-anchored Sandtown Crossing complex this spring.
D Boca N Boca, a Mexican gastropub from Real Mexican Vittles mobile kitchen owner Helio Bernal, opens soon along Georgia Avenue.
Hodgepodge Coffeehouse should open another Atlanta location along Hank Aaron Drive.
Press Start, from Char Korean and Girl Diver owner chef Richard Tang, opens as an old school arcade and bar along Georgia Avenue.
Redacted Basement Drink Parlor, the Summerhill conspiracy theory-themed bar, still plans to open along Georgia Avenue.
Southern National from chef Duane Nutter (formerly of One Flew South) and restaurateur Reggie Washington opens this year on Georgia Avenue.
A new restaurant from Asa Fain, the owner of Downtown restaurant Apache Cafe, opens in a building formerly home to Auburn Avenue Rib Shack and Thelma’s Kitchen and Rib Shack later this year.
Salaryman is opening at the Toco Hill Shopping Center on North Druid Hills Road.
The Queso Shop relocates from Piedmont Heights to the Toco Hill Shopping Center this fall.
Antico Sporto, from the owner of Antico Pizza, is opening at the Publix-anchored Hugh Howell Marketplace in 2022.
Gusto opens its 12th location with a drive-thru on Hugh Howell Road in 2022.
Brash Kitchen all-day cafe opens at the Works soon from Brash founder Chris McLeod and Stop Think Chew chef and owner Julia Kesler Imerman.
Chattahoochee Food Works sees the first restaurant stalls opening this spring and summer and throughout the summer at the 31-stall food hall. The food hall includes a location of popular Cuban sandwich shop Cubanos ATL. Several stalls are now open.
Fetch Park opens this year at the Works complex, an 80-acre development that includes food hall Chattahoochee Food Works.
Mochinut doughnut shop is opening a location at Chattahoochee Food Works. Six yet-determined locations are in the works for Atlanta, too.
The 3rd Spot, a gaming venue offering food, cocktails, and plenty of game options, opens early this year at the emerging Works complex on Chattahoochee Avenue.
Waffle Experience, a California-based breakfast and brunch restaurant, opens at the Works development along Chattahoochee Avenue in northwest Atlanta.
A yet-named, tapas restaurant backed by the Select and Paces and Vine owner Dave Green opens at the Works this summer.
Bartaco opens this summer at Vinings Jubliee, replacing Mexican restaurant Guaco Joe’s at the boutique complex.
Yet-named restaurant/bar from Little Spirit owner Randy Pechin opens this year in the former Diesel Filling Station space on North Highland.
Honeysuckle Gelato is opening a retail shop at the new Lee and White food hall.
Lake and Oak Neighborhood Barbecue, owned by chefs Todd Richards and Josh Lee, opens later this year at the Lee and White complex.
Portrait Coffee, an Atlanta-based roastery, opens this year at the Lottie Watkins Building on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, one block north of the historic Wrens Nest House Museum.
Yet-named food hall joins restaurants, breweries, offices, and retail shops now open at or planned for the Lee and White complex along the Westside Beltline.
Westside-Howell Mill Road/Brady Avenue/Marietta St. Artery
Bastone, a mozzarella, pasta, and wine bar from the White Bull/Grana chef Pat Pascarella, opens in the former Bocado space in early 2022.
Fight Club, a dart bar and restaurant based in the UK, opens this year at the emerging Star Metals complex.
Guac y Margys opens early this year at the block-wide behemoth the Interlock on Howell Mill Road.
Humble Pie, a restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas, pot pies, and a variety of dessert pies from Lazy Betty chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips, opens at the Interlock on Howell Mill Road this spring.
Kinjo Room, a 20-seat sushi bar, is opening at the Interlock.
Leave of Absence (L.O.A.), a resort-style pool, outdoor bar, and restaurant venue from the company behind Ponce City Market rooftop restaurant Nine Mile Station and Skyline Park, opens on the roof of the Interlock on Howell Mill Road early this year.
Palo Santo will likely take over the former Do pizzeria space on West Marietta Street this year.
Pour Taproom opens at the Interlock across from Westside Provisions District.
Savi Provisions is opening another neighborhood market at the emerging Star Metals complex on Howell Mill Road.
Superica is opening next door to seafood restaurant and oyster bar the Optimist on Howell Mill Road.
SMR Tap bar could open this winter at the emerging Star Metals complex on Howell Mill Road.
Sushi Hayakawa relocates from Buford Highway this summer to the ground floor of Star Metals on Howell Mill Road.
Wagamama Japanese and ramen restaurant is opening at the Star Metals complex along Howell Mill Road.
Atlanta Location TBD
Amar Bien was to open at the Westside Village complex on Marietta Boulevard. Those plans were scraped while owners Howard and Anita Hsu scout new locations for the restaurant.
Bocado closed March 27 on Howell Mill Road, but owner Brian Lewis plans to reopen the restaurant known for its burger elsewhere, possibly in another westside Atlanta neighborhood.
Botanico Kitchen and Bar in Buckhead closed above Savi Provisions on Pharr Road, but plans to relocate the club-like Mexican restaurant and bar are already underway.
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, a 24-hour automat, will open five Atlanta-area locations.
Dear Friend Bagels, owned by Dale Donchey of Spiller Park Coffee, will open as a bagel shop and delicatessen in Atlanta. Donchey tells Eater he’s eyeing space in downtown Atlanta.
Graffiti Breakfast closed at Chattahoochee Food Works in early January and plans to reopen in a new Atlanta location.
Omakase by Yun, owned by chef Jonathan Yun, is relocating from Chirori Japanese restaurant on 14th Street in Midtown to a new, undisclosed location this summer.
Slutty Vegan is opening at 700 Baxter Street, on the edge of the UGA campus.