Brookhaven, GA

Top restaurants in Brookhaven

Paige Minds The Gap

Head to this city in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta for a mix of that residential feel and big-city living along with a strong sense of community. Check out the top restaurants and places to eat in Brookhaven here.
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Valenza brings the spirit of a warm Italian village café into an upscale setting in Brookhaven. They serve authentic Italian dishes daily with large portions and a chef-driven menu. Chef Matt Swickerath has earned a reputation for innovative dishes using creative traditional and non-traditional ingredients. The menu at Valenza features a variety of Italian dishes from all regions of Italy using fresh seasonal and local ingredients for a classic menu with an updated culinary touch.


Haven Restaurant and Bar is an upscale neighborhood restaurant with a custom wine library wall showcasing America’s top vineyards and a chef-driven kitchen that opens up into the main dining room. Haven is not only a top restaurant in Brookhaven, but it has also been consistently voted a top restaurant in all of Atlanta. Their contemporary farm-to-table cuisine includes seasonal seafood, steaks, and a range of creative comfort foods. In the spring and the summer, enjoy dinner on their popular patio surrounded by a lush garden oasis and under a canopy of elm trees.

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen was opened in 2006 by co-owners Ash Nega and Titi Demissie, both born and raised in Ethiopia. Their restaurant focuses on authe3ntic flavors, high quality ingredients, speed, and great service. On the menu, you’ll find modern Ethiopian cuisine, from their all-day breakfast to their vegan options to their signature entrees. Try the favorites like the Vegetarian Platter or The “Original Meat Lover”.
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Terra Terroir Kitchen and Bar

Terra Terroir Kitchen and Bar is a semi-fine dining restaurant known for its food creativity and presentations. On the menu, you’ll find modern American cuisine and creative dishes. Award-winning Chef Charles Zeran creates inimitable dishes nightly, so keep an eye on the chef’s specials like Grilled Salmon with Pistachio Basil Butter, Honey Whipped Feta with Watermelon, and Thai Shrimp Over Ginger Rice.

Verde Taqueria

Verde Taqueria opened its doors in 2009 serving fresh and inventive Mexican dishes including a variety of tacos, quesadillas, bowls, and nachos. This has quickly become a go-to taco spot for friends and families wanting to hang out after work or on the weekends. And don’t skip out on their infused margaritas as the perfect complement to your taco dinner.

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