Head to Poor Calvin's for a taste of Asian and Southern fusion.

Chef Zach Meloy dazzles with his artistic cuisine at Better Half.

Aria in Buckhead is perfect for a romantic date night.

Gunshow impresses with a myriad of flavor and color.

Atlanta’s Best Chef-Owned Restaurants

Some of the best restaurants in any city are the ones owned by chefs. In Atlanta, we’ve got so much talent, and lucky for us many of them open up more than one restaurant. Here’s a list of the dozen best chef-owned restaurants in Atlanta.

Malika Bowling is the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Atlanta, Food Blogging 101 and founder of Atlanta Restaurant Blog. She has been a contributing writer to USA Today and has been featured on HGTV, Huffington Post and About.com. Malika also has served as a judge at various culinary competitions and food festivals, including Taste of Atlanta. She is the president of the Association of Food Bloggers and her podcast, Just a Byte, can be downloaded from iTunes. Follow her on Twitter @MalikaBowling and Instagram

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