2016 Restaurants

Enjoy the tastings you’ve sampled while on the Tour? Try these neighborhood eateries, gracious sponsors of the Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes.

Atkins ParkAtkins Park – Enjoys a colorful history as Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern. Whether you’re looking for a great place to eat with the kids, weekend brunch, or a late night drink. Atkins Park has something to offer everybody.
794 N Highland Avenue, 404-876-7249


apres-diemApres Diem – Located in the heart of Midtown beside Landmark Arts Cinema, we are a relaxed yet sophisticated take on the European style of dining, easily accessible from the eastside Beltline trail behind Trader Joe’s. Join us for daily specials, dinner & a movie, late night coffees & pastries, cocktails & wine, the patio or music. Apres Diem has been an Atlanta staple for 16 years.
931 Monroe Drive, 404-872-3333


dba-barbecueDBA Barbecue – Just like the variations in spelling, region influences the flavors of this favorite backyard classic. From the smoker and wood, to the rub, and Certified Angus used, it takes a lot of time, patience, and creativity to make a great barbecue. Over our past five years in Virginia-Highland, we’ve refined our hickory-smoked barbecue to be tender, moist, and flavorful—everything a good Southern barbecue should be.
1190 N. Highland Avenue, 404-249-5000


highland-bakeryHighland Bakery – It all started with Stacey Eames thinking about coffee. She likes really good coffee, and figured other people would, too. So she set up some coffee carts around the city and began schooling Atlantans on how to change their morning ritual. Then she started thinking about muffins. We bake good stuff. Really good stuff. We mill our own chemical free grains, and turn them into everything from rosemary garlic bread, to cinnamon rolls. You can get fresh bagels or custom cakes. Brioche or an oatmeal cookie. A half-pound muffin, or a weightless meringue kiss. We care about it. How it tastes, how it looks, what it’s made of. We think about it. We talk about it. We eat it. We mean it! Come get some!
655 Highland Avenue, #10, 404-586-0772


Fontaine'sFontaine’s Oyster House – This Cajun-inspired restaurant offers plenty of options for diners – belly up to the bar or grab a seat in a cozy booth. Or, grab a spot at the oyster bar and enjoy the freshest oysters in Atlanta. The patio provides covered seating beneath the stars. Whatever your preference, you’re sure to find a spot that fits your needs.
1026 1/2 N. Highland Avenue, 404-872-0869


Highland TapHighland Tap – Located in the heart of Virginia-Highland, Highland Tap has been the only steakhouse in this historic neighborhood since 1989. What began as a popular gathering place for neighbors, the Tap has become a destination restaurant for travelers and local diners as well. Many of our regulars are greeted by the same faces who served them in 1989!
1026 N. Highland Avenue, 404-875-3673


Marlow's TavernMarlow’s Tavern – Marlow’s Tavern features American tavern fare served in a modern atmosphere. The menu offers a diverse combination of classic dishes that are updated and elevated to a gourmet level. A warm neighborhood yet contemporary feel is the perfect compliment to John Metz’s modern tavern menu. Marlow’s is a meeting place for all seasons with spacious patios that are open year round.
1520 Avenue Place, Building B, Suite 120. 404-343-3282 (Emory Point)


press-and-grindPress & Grind – Press & Grind is Stacey Eames’ eighth spot in Atlanta. It may look small from the front, but when you walk through the door, you enter our open, modern and welcoming space. Of course there is also the familiar of fresh brewed coffee to greet you. Besides coffee, we offer freshly prepared juices, house-made elixers, nut milks, as well as incredible smoothies. You may gravitate to the displays of fabulous baked goods you’ve come to expect at one of Stacey’s restaurants. We also have bagels and breakfast sandwiches. For later in the day, there is a great variety of salads and “sammiches”.
992 N Highland Avenue, 470-447-5651


SavorySpiceLogo-PMS11Savory Spice Shop – At Savory Spice, you’ll find a large variety of freshly ground spices, handcrafted seasoning blends, and locally made specialty food products. Smell (and taste) your way through the shop to discover new flavors that will inspire your culinary creativity. Plus, spices and seasonings can be purchased in various amounts so you don’t have to commit to a whole jar if you want to try out something new.
1048 N Highland Avenue, 678-515-3999


tapa-tapaTapa Tapa – Tapa Tapa, located in the heart of Midtown right across from its sister restaurant Apres Diem, is the newest venture in the Diem Restaurant Group. Tapa Tapa offers a unique blend of Atlanta trends and authentic Spain. Come in and enjoy a variety of authentic Spanish tapas, a handpicked wine list and craft cocktails.
931 Monroe Drive, Suite C-106, 404-481-5226


Cooks-WarehouseThe Cook’s Warehouse – The Cook’s Warehouse is Atlanta’s premier gourmet store and cooking school, servicing the Atlanta community since 1995 by offering the finest and most comprehensive selection of cookware, kitchen accessories, large and small appliances, gadgets, gourmet food, cooking classes and more. The Cook’s Warehouse has been voted “Best of Atlanta” numerous times and holds over 800 cooking classes at our three locations–Midtown, Decatur, and East Cobb. Our mission is to give you every excuse to cook.
1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 403-R, 404-815-4993


The WarrenThe Warren City Club – The Warren City Club offers a fresh alternative to the typical night out in Atlanta, a beautiful setting for a delicious Sunday Brunch, or the perfect location for your celebrations. This Atlanta favorite for dinner, dancing, brunch and private events, is set high above the bustle of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood, on the top floor of a turn-of-the-century building. The Warren’s stylish interior and 400 square foot garden terrace provide the perfect backdrop for their professionally trained Chef and Staff to deliver an experience to remember.
818 North Highland Avenue, Our Offices: 404-789-3999, The Club: 404-475-1991


Taco CowboyTaco Cowboy – Taco Cowboy is the latest restaurant from Master Chef Tom Catherall. There is something for everyone to choose from at Taco Cowboy including delicious, Tapas, Tacos, Salads and Entrees. Try our signature hand crafted cocktails too. Patio dining available in the heart of historic Virginia-Highland.
1000 Virginia Avenue, 404-815-9155


pea-ridge-w-tractorPea Ridge – Pea Ridge kitchen & bar locally sources their food to keep small businesses thriving. They only look for the finest quality foods to produce mouthwatering flavors everyone will enjoy. Their menu is constantly changing to incorporate the seasons freshest ingredients. We’re conveniently located in Decatur.
2607 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA 30033, 470-268-4051