11. Gunshow

50 best restaurants in Atlanta
At Gunshow, a roster of chefs compete for diners’ attention, rolling their creations by on carts.

Photograph by Greg Dupree

Built upon the singular promise of eating well and without pretension, Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow, which opened in 2013, is still our city’s gutsiest restaurant. Although the dining room is short on luxury—stark fluorescent spotlights, metal tables, loud rock music—the format is game-changing, revolving around the weekly whims of seven to eight chefs who cook and then deliver their plates directly to diners. Expect bold and playful food, riffs on beef tartare and Chinese dumplings, and even throwbacks like a show-stopping beef Wellington.

924 Garrett Street, 404-380-1886, gunshowatl.com

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