Reopened businesses have to follow social distancing guidelines, screen workers for fever and respiratory illnesses, and take other steps to minimize the risk of transmitting the coronavirus. The 39-point list of guidelines was released on April 23. An updated list of guidelines was released on May 12.
Restaurants throughout the state had been closed for dine-in service since April 3, when Kemp’s shelter-in-place order went into effect. Numerous metro Atlanta restaurants had closed prior to that date.
Kemp’s announcement prompted food service operators to evaluate the viability of opening as early as April 27. While some in metro Atlanta have stated that they will not reopen right now, the following eateries announced plans to offer some form of sit-down dining at their facilities.
5Church – The Midtown restaurant reopened its dining room May 27. Hours are 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
26 Thai Kitchen and Bar – Both the Lindbergh and Midtown locations have reopened their dining rooms.
A Mano – The Old Fourth Ward spot is open for dining on its patio and its outdoor bar.
101 Steak – The Vinings eatery reopened for dine-in and patio service June 1.
The Battery – Several eateries within the entertainment complex next to Truist Park in Cobb County are offering dine-in service with modifications including Cru Food & Wine Bar, Goldberg’s Fine Foods, Sports & Social Atlanta and The Tavern, Ph’east, which also offers patio seating and Yard House.
C&S Seafood and Oysters – Vinings – The Vinings location of the seafood restaurant announced on Facebook that it would reopen for dinner on April 27 at 4 p.m. Dinner will be by reservation only and seating will be reduced by 25% beyond the state’s occupancy requirements.
Canoe – The restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service.
Copeland’s of New Orleans – The Kennesaw and Cumberland locations reopened their dining rooms May 8.
Crooked Tree Cafe – The Marietta restaurant reopened for dine-in service May 7.
Drift Fish House and Oyster Bar. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service June 10. Drift is open from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Fuego Tortilla Guisos & Taqueria – The Marietta restaurant is offering dine-in service for lunch and dinner.
Jimmy’z Kitchen – The Marietta Cuban restaurant is open for dine-in service for lunch and dinner.
Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Pub – The Marietta bar and restaurant opened on April 27 with limited indoor seating while adding a permanent to-go menu to its business model.
Marietta Pizza Co. Both locations have reopened for dine-in service.
Marietta Square Market – The food hall announced its 18 vendors would reopen May 15, with patio dining available. The dining room reopened May 22.
Moxie Taco – The Marietta Mexican restaurant is open for patio and dine-in service during lunch.
Old Vinings Inn – The restaurant is open for dine-in service.
The Pirate’s Boil – The Smyrna seafood restaurant reopened for dine-in service May 29.
Porch Light Latin Kitchen – The Smyrna restaurant is offering patio dining with a limited menu.
Seed Kitchen and Bar. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service June 10. Seed is open from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Silla del Toro – The Marietta tapas restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service 4-10 p.m.
Soho American Bistro – The Vinings restaurant is open for limited dine-in service from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sunday.
Spring – The Marietta restaurant is opening for dine-in service June 3.
US Cafe – The restaurant’s South Cobb location in Smyrna is open for patio dining only.
The Wing Cafe & Tap House – The Marietta restaurant’s dining room and tiki bar have reopened.
Wade’s – The Smyrna restaurant’s patio and dining room are open.
57th Fighter Group – The restaurant has reopened its patio and dining room for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
Benchwarmers – The Clairmont Road bar reopened its dining room for lunch and dinner May 7.
Chat Patti – The Indian restaurant reopened its dining room at the beginning of May.
Cremalosa – The gelato shop is reopening for patio service on May 29.
D92 Korean BBQ – The Decatur restaurant offers dine-in service from 11:30 a.m. daily.
Dijla Cafe – The Decatur Mediterranean restaurant is reopening for dine-in service May 29.
El Rey del Taco – The Buford Highway restaurant reopened its dining room May 15.
Floataway Cafe – The restaurant reopened for patio and dine-in service May 21.
Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern — Both the Brookhaven and Dunwoody locations opened their dining rooms and patios for dining May 5.
J’s Mini Hot Pot – Both the Duluth and Chamblee locations are open for dine-in service.
Kitchen Six – The Oak Grove restaurant reopened for dine-in and patio service May 28.
Legarde American Eatery – The Chamblee eatery is open for patio dining.
Leon’s Full Service – The patio has re-opened to limited seating and reservations only.
The Little Farmhouse Cafe – The restaurant is open for patio service.
Petite Violette – The French restaurant reopened for dine-in service May 7.
Roxx Tavern – The Cheshire Bridge restaurant allows on-premise dining on its patio only. Its dining room will remain closed.
Word of Mouth Restaurant Group – The umbrella group for Brookhaven restaurants Arnette’s Chop Shop, Haven, Valenza and Vero Pizzeria reopened its dining rooms May 13.
Good Word Brewing – The brewpub in the Parsons Alley development in Duluth began patio service May 23. Hours are 4-9 p.m., and food is takeout but guests are allowed to utilize and dine on the patio.
Monkey Wrench Brewing – The Suwanee brewery is open for patio service.
Noble Fin – The Peachtree Corners seafood restaurant reopened May 22 for outdoor and indoor dining.
Noona – The Korean steakhouse in the Parsons Alley development in Duluth has reopened for patio service.
Uncle Jack’s Meat House – The restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service.
North Fulton County
1920 Tavern – The Roswell restaurant is open for dine-in service.
Ari Korean BBQ – The Johns Creek restaurant, which has launched a special curbside menu, reopened for dine-in lunch and dinner service on May 7.
Avalon – Several of the Alpharetta development’s eateries are open for modified dine-in service including South City Kitchen, Bocado Burger, Marlow’s Tavern, MF Bar, District III, Cru Food & Wine Bar, Kona Grill, Branch & Barrel, Cafe Intermezzo, True Food Kitchen, Ted’s Montana Grill, Colletta, Oak Steakhouse and Rumi’s Kitchen. In addition, Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar is open for patio service.
Battle and Brew – The self-described “geek and gaming” restaurant reopened its dining room May 8.
Bistro VG – The Roswell restaurant reopened for dine-in and patio service May 21. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4-9 p.m. Sunday.
Campania – Both the Milton and Alpharetta locations opened their dining rooms on May 8.
Chronic Tacos Alpharetta – The Alpharetta location of Chronic Tacos reopened on April 27.
Hugo’s Oyster Bar – The Roswell restaurant reopened for dine-in service for dinner on April 27. Dinner will be by reservation only and seating will be reduced by 25% beyond the state’s occupancy requirements.
il Giallo Osteria and Bar – The Sandy Springs restaurant reopened its dining room at reduced capacity on May 16. Hours of operation are 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.
Kaiser’s Chophouse – The Sandy Springs steakhouse reopened for dine-in service May 28.
Little Alley Steak – The Roswell restaurant reopened for dine-in service June 1. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
Mavericks Cantina – The Johns Creek restaurant is open for patio service.
Minnie Olivia Pizzeria – The Alpharetta spot is reopened for patio dining.
Monkey 68 – The Roswell restaurant has reopened its dining room and outdoor patio, with seating capacity reduced by half.
Monkey 68 Kitchen and Bar – The Alpharetta restaurant reopened for dine-in and patio service May 30. The restaurant is open from 5-9 p.m.
Ray’s at Killer Creek – Opened for dinner service May 1.
Ray’s on the River – Opened for dinner service May 1.
Rock n Taco – The Roswell restaurant is open for dine-in and patio service.
Salt Factory Pub – The Roswell, Alpharetta and Woodstock locations reopened for dine-in service on June 1. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
Shanghai Chinese Food & Bar – The Roswell restaurant is open for patio dining.
Southern Bistro – The Sandy Springs restaurant has opened its patio for on-premise dining. The dining room remains closed.
Standard at Roswell. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in and patio service.
Stone’s Cuisine and Cocktails. The Johns Creek restaurant reopened for limited dine-in service May 26.
The Whiskey Project – The Roswell spot’s patio is open, and its dining room reopens on May 15.
Applebee’s. The chain has reopened some locations for dine-in service.
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – All four locations of the burger restaurant reopened on April 27: Chamblee, Decatur, Roswell and Smyrna.
Bloomin Brands has opened the dining rooms of the chains it operates, including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.
Cafe Intermezzo — The restaurant’s Midtown and Alpharetta locations opened for dine-in service on May 14.
California Pizza Kitchen – The Atlantic Station and North Point Mall locations are open for dine-in service 5 p.m.-close daily.
Castellucci Hospitality Group – The restaurant group’s eateries Cooks & Soldiers in West Midtown; The Iberian Pig in Buckhead and Decatur; Double Zero in Emory Village; and Sugo in Johns Creek are open for dine-in and patio service. Bar Mercado opened June 4 for dine-in and patio service at Krog Street Market, and food stall Recess will be available for dine-in service at Bar Mercado.
Chicken Salad Chick – The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. for dine-in,
Chili’s. The chain opened its Georgia dining rooms on April 27.
Cracker Barrel – The chain has reopened for dine-in service.
Darden, the restaurant group behind Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze has reopened many of its Georgia dining rooms.
First Watch – The breakfast chain is reopening its metro Atlanta locations June 1.
Hooters – The chain has reopened its metro Atlanta dining rooms.
Houston’s – Both the Peachtree and West Paces locations are open for dine-in service.
Hudson Grille. The Tucker, Kennesaw and Midtown locations are open for dine-in service from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. The Sandy Springs location reopened May 22 and the downtown location reopened May 29.
IHOP – The breakfast chain has reopened some locations for dine-in service.
Jason’s Deli – All metro Atlanta locations of Jason’s Deli reopened their dining rooms on April 27. In accordance with state guidelines, the restaurant’s salad bar will not be open for self-service, but employees will prepare custom salad bar orders for individual customers.
Java Cats Cafe – The Grant Park and Marietta cafes have reopened.
Kani House – All locations of the Japanese restaurant are open for dine-in service.
Landry’s, which operates 600 dining establishments around the world, has reopened all of its Georgia restaurant dining rooms. Landry’s operates Chart House in Savannah, Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse in Dunwoody, Del Frisco Grille and The Palm in Buckhead, Joe’s Crab Shack in Morrow and Savannah, Morton’s The Steakhouse in Atlanta, McCormick & Schmick’s in downtown Atlanta and The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Midtown.
Lead Hospitality Group has reopened several of its concepts. McCray’s Tavern Midtown and Foxtrot Liquor Bar are open for dine-in service in Atlanta; The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch dine-in and patio service; McCray’s Tavern Smyrna is open for dine-in and patio service; and McCray’s Tavern on the Square in Lawrenceville is open for dine-in and rooftop seating. New eateries Mac’s Chophouse & and McCray’s Tavern East Cobb are slated to open in the next few weeks for dine-in and carry out.
Lucky’s Burger & Brew – Locations in Brookhaven, Roswell and Marietta have reopened for dine-in and patio service. A location at Emory Village closed permanently in May.
Maggiano’s Little Italy. – The restaurant’s Buckhead, Dunwoody and Cumberland locations have opened their dining rooms for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Mellow Mushroom – Several metro Atlanta locations of the pizza eatery have reopened their dining rooms.
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina – The chain reopened its dining rooms on May 6.
The Original Hot Dog Factory – Both locations of the restaurant, in Smyrna and Downtown, opened for dining services on May 1.
Roaster’s – Both locations of Roaster’s in Lenox and Sandy Springs opened April 27 for limited dine-in service.
Rocket Farm Restaurants – Ford Fry’s restaurant group — including Beetlecat, King and Duke, St. Cecilia, Marcel, JCT Kitchen, Little Rey, The Optimist and Superica Krog and Buckhead in Atlanta; no. 246 in Decatur; Superica Avalon in Alpharetta; and Superica Battery in Cobb County — are all open for dine-in and patio service.
Salata – The built-to-order salad chain reopened its Georgia units May 1. Salata has two intown locations as well as units in Alpharetta and Marietta.
Secreto Southern Kitchen – The Alpharetta and Brookhaven locations are open for limited dine-in and patio service.
Taco Mac – Dining rooms opened on May 8.
Ted’s Montana Grill – All locations are now open for dine-in service.
Tin Lizzy’s Cantina – Buckhead, Downtown, Perimeter, Kennesaw, East Cobb and Sugarloaf locations are open for dine-in service.
U Restaurants – The umbrella group for Sotto Sotto, Fritti and Escorpion in Atlanta and Novo Cucina in Dunwoody has reopened the restaurants’ dining rooms and patios.
Wagaya – Both the West Midtown and Emory Village locations reopened for dine-in and patio service May 12.