Over the past few years, the Atlanta metro area has become a foodie paradise. Chef-driven concepts are taking center stage and using locally grown seasonal ingredients, which means diners can find any type of cuisine they may desire, from comfort food at the local diner to a wide range of ethnic cuisine and established chain restaurants. To celebrate the best and brightest, many of North Fulton’s cities have their own restaurant weeks throughout the year, where diners can sample some of the area’s best food from a fixed-price menu. Here are just a few of North Fulton’s best culinary options:
5 Seasons Brewing Company
5600 Roswell Road (The Prado), Sandy Springs
5seasonsbrewing.com •(404) 255-5911
5 Seasons has three locations across Atlanta and brews more than 70,000 gallons of beer each year. Locally sourced ingredients come together to create unique dishes like rabbit enchiladas and goat cheese cheesecake.
Altobeli’s Italian Restaurant & Piano Bar
3000 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek
altobelis.com •(770) 664-8055
This restaurant and piano bar has been serving authentic Italian food since 1988. Altobeli’s features live music Tuesday through Sunday.
Atlantic Seafood Company
2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta
atlanticseafoodco.com •(770) 640-0488
For more than 10 years, the Atlantic Seafood Company has been flying in fresh foods every day to be prepared by its master fish cutters and chefs. From prawns and tuna to sushi and shellfish, the menu will not disappoint.
70 West Crossville Road, Roswell
This European-style bistro serves small plates and classic French dishes in a relaxed environment.
Bite Bistro & Bar
11500 Webb Bridge Way, Ste A9, Alpharetta
biteatl.com •(770) 754-5500
Owner and chef Leif Johnson started Bite as a catering company based in Dunwoody before expanding it into a restaurant. The menu features Latin, Asian and Southern flavors.
Cibo e Beve
4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs
ciboatlanta.com •(404) 250-8988
Translating as “Eat and Drink,” Cibo e Beve pays homage to classic Italian dishes like fresh pasta and pizza.
Erawan Organic Thai
7537 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs
besterawan.com •(770) 399-3033
For more than 10 years, diners have flocked to the area’s only Thai restaurant that uses all organic ingredients in everything from curries and stir-fry to wine and beer. Be sure to sample the wild rice.
1087 Green St., Roswell
greenwoodsongreenstreet.com •(770) 992 -5383
One of the best restaurants in the metro area for old- fashioned Southern comfort food, Greenwood’s has been open since 1986 and uses fresh local ingredients.
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails
800 Mayfield Road, Milton
miltonscuisine.com •(770) 817-0161
Occupying a 150-year-old farmhouse and a 1930s cottage, this classic restaurant in the heart of the Crabapple Historic District features a bar, patio and fireplace.
1095 Canton St., Roswell
osteriamattone.com •(678) 878-3378
Owner and Roswell native Ryan Pernice opened Canton Street’s only Italian restaurant after an extensive eating tour of Italy with his business partner and the restaurant’s executive chef Ted Lahey.
Ray’s on the Creek
1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta
raysrestaurants.com/raysonthecreek •(770) 649-0064
A recently renovated interior designed by renowned architects ai3 and a revamped menu that features small plates, fresh seafood and specialties like veal meatloaf, Ray’s is one of Alpharetta’s best restaurants.
6112 Roswell Road, Atlanta
rumiskitchen.com •(404) 477-2100
Rumi’s is a mainstay on Atlanta magazine’s list of best local restaurants. Flavors and dishes like saffron, kebabs and freshly baked bread bring the authentic Persian cuisine to life.
Sage Woodfire Tavern
11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Sandy Springs
The phrase “chic yet casual” accurately describes the two locations of this local favorite, which feature American cuisine with global influences.
952 Canton St., Roswell
102 South Main St., Alpharetta
This upscale gastropub features a menu full of comfort food cooked with local and organic ingredients and a beer menu of more than 50 different brews. The Alpharetta location also has a bocce ball court.
281 S Main St., Alpharetta
satayhouseatlanta.com •(770) 663-8666
While Atlanta’s Buford Highway is widely known as the best place to find authentic ethnic cuisine, Satay House brings some of the area’s best Thai and Malaysian dishes to Alpharetta.
Spice Brick Oven Kitchen
10800 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta
spicebrickovenkitchen.com •(770) 777-0778
Live music, an inviting patio and a laid-back atmosphere accompany a tapas and hand-crafted pizza menu.
Table & Main
1028 Canton St., Roswell
tableandmain.com •(678) 869-5178
Earning accolades on everything from its fried chicken (Zagat) and shrimp and grits (Atlanta magazine) to its location and interior (HGTV’s FrontDoor, “6 Restaurants That Were Once Private Homes”), Table & Main is a great addition to Roswell’s dining scene.
9810 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite A, Johns Creek
trattoria141.com •(770) 497-0021
Executive chef Marc Sublette made a name for himself at some of Atlanta’s most prestigious restaurants. His passion for Italian cuisine shines through at this boutique neighborhood restaurant.
5815 Windward Parkway, Suite 210, Alpharetta
wildflouratlanta.com • (678) 822-9453
This family-owned cafe serves breakfast and lunch and many of its dishes feature its delicious homemade bread.