Get a Table or Takeout at Atlanta’s Restaurants this Spring
Local restaurateurs and brewery owners have been creative in coming up with new ways to keep guests safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From takeout options to family meals and expanded outdoor dining, the following are just a few of the ways Atlanta’s restaurants and breweries are working to keep guests safe and happy.
Bold Monk Brewing Co.
Inspired by Belgium’s monasteries, Bold Monk Brewing Co. offers a taste of Europe without travel restrictions. The Westside brewpub welcomes guests to its reconfigured indoor and outdoor dining spaces including a 4,000-square-foot European-style beer garden with expanded covered breezeway seating. Take advantage of new to-go options such as pizza, roast chicken and a six pack of Bold Monk Belgian brews. This spring, Bold Monk is featuring live music in the beer garden and comedy shows with Hand Up Stand Up.
Travel to Paris without leaving Buckhead and savor modern French fare for lunch, brunch and dinner. The Buckhead Life Restaurant Group eatery features a spacious heated patio overlooking Peachtree Road and a menu of classics such as French onion soup, oysters on the half shell, charcuterie, steak au poivre and loup de mer. To ensure guests can enjoy their Bistro Niko favorites wherever they feel most comfortable, the restaurant has implemented online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery.
Chef and restaurateur Ford Fry’s Tex-Mex restaurant with four locations serves sizzling fajitas, street-style tacos, enchiladas, steak and seafood plates, and refreshing margaritas. Those enjoying Atlanta’s amazing spring weather on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail can refuel at the eatery’s Krog Street Market location that offers an expansive outdoor patio. Superica has introduced family meal options and online ordering and delivery through DoorDash.
South City Kitchen Buckhead
South City Kitchen offers sophisticated Southern cuisine such as fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and red coulis and Springer Mountain Farms fried chicken with collard greens and mashed red bliss potatoes. In response to COVID-19, South City Kitchen modified its outdoor patio to accommodate social distancing and weather changes with built-in heaters and a firepit with comfortable lounge chair seating. The restaurant also implemented takeout service and changed menus slightly to be more takeout friendly, went cash-free and began offering takeout specials. Diners also can visit locations in Midtown, Vinings and Avalon.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
For Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the restaurant — including its downtown Atlanta location at Centennial Olympic Park — invested in a user-friendly online ordering platform, expanded its carry-out and delivery options and introduced family-style meals for the holidays. Now guests have the option of enjoying signature dishes such as the wedge salad, filet, Chilean sea bass, sizzling crab cakes and lobster mac & cheese in Ruth’s Chris’ spacious dining room or from the comforts of home.
Ted’s Montana Grill
Co-founded by Atlanta media mogul Ted Turner and restaurateur George McKerrow, Ted’s Montana Grill Downtown is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal in the eatery’s welcoming dining room or to grab takeout. During COVID-19, Ted’s introduced convenient family meals that feed four with mains such as bison short ribs, bison meatloaf and cedar plank salmon. Additionally, Ted’s Butcher Shoppe provides premium cuts of bison and certified angus beef that are cut by hand and delivered directly to customers’ doors.
Named one of the top beer gardens in the country, Der Biergarten spreads across 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, offering plenty of room for social distancing. Menu items include traditional German beers and dishes such as riesebretzel (giant warm pretzel with mustard), Jägerschnitzel (lightly breaded pork with a mushroom, bacon and onion sauce) and bratwurst on a bun with sauerkraut and potato salad.
Explore European-inspired flavors and dishes in a contemporary setting at Ecco. Menu highlights include fried goat cheese drizzled with honey, cured salmon flatbread and pappardelle pasta with braised pork along with an impeccable wine list. To better serve guests, Ecco implemented takeout service, went cash-free and began offering takeout specials. Guests can now enjoy Ecco’s welcoming patio that has been enhanced to accommodate social distancing and includes a built-in fireplace and heaters. Ecco also has locations in Midtown and at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Whether catching all the action from a favorite team on one of STATS’ 70 televisions or just catching up with friends, STATS offers a menu of elevated bar food, home-brewed beers from its onsite brewery and personal beer taps on select tables. A spacious, partially covered rooftop patio overlooking the Centennial Olympic Park District provides plenty of fresh air and sunshine.
The Atlanta brewery, with locations at West End and Avondale Estates, lives up to its “Serve Your Neighbor” motto by offering a menu of snacks and tacos with better to-go food packaging at its West End location; major patio upgrades at both locations including large firepits, improved outdoor lighting, umbrellas and easy outdoor bar services.
Monday Night Brewing
The Garage, Monday Night’s barrel-aging and souring brewery on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail in historic West End, features a tap room with beer selections in a large, eclectic space. To ensure guest safety, Monday Night has created socially distanced seating both indoors and outside and introduced QR code menus. This spring, Tears Of My Enemies, a Scotch barrel-aged brew, returns with three unique variants.
Hop City Craft Beer and Wine West End and Boxcar at Hop City are part of an expansive open-container district in the Lee+ White development devoted to the art of fermentation along Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. Boxcar offers a menu with 28 rotating taps of beer along with curated wines and handcrafted cocktails, with takeout and delivery options. Downstairs, Hop City Craft Beer and Wine showcases one of the city’s most eclectic selections of canned and bottled beers and has 48 taps, a wine shop and online ordering with curbside pick-up.
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