Where You’ll Be Eating This Spring

Book a table now at one of these five soon-to-be-notable restaurants

Photo: Shannon Cole

Inside the newly opened Lazy Betty in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood.

New Orleans, LA

Chef-restaurateur Donald Link teamed with Rebecca Wilcomb, a former chef at his Herbsaint, to open Gianna in New Orleans. The restaurant will serve pastas with Italian wines and liqueurs, and takes inspiration from Wilcomb’s Italian grandmother.

Austin, TX

Named after the Greek goddess of the hearth, Hestia in Austin, TX, is James Beard Award semifinalist Kevin Fink’s spot centering around live-fire cooking. Chefs will take orders and deliver duck fat pop- overs and red snapper crudo from their kitchen stations.

Washington, D.C.

Tucked above Ryan Ratino’s Fourteenth Street modern bistro Bresca in Washington, D.C., Jônt is the chef ’s eighteen-seat jewel box, which will serve a progressive tasting menu of eight to eleven courses. In the adjacent bar, a menu of classics spans hot dogs to caviar service.

Lazy Betty
Atlanta, GA

After a decade at Michelin-starred Le Bernardin and Le Colonial in New York, chef Ron Hsu returned home to Atlanta to open Lazy Betty in Candler Park, blending his Southern, Malaysian, and Chinese heritage in such dishes as sea urchin gazpacho and Wagyu steak and eggs.

Charleston, SC

Taste Spain in Charleston, SC, at Malagón by restaurateurs Patrick and Fanny Panella, who opened the French favorite Chez Nous here in 2014. The new place will offer tapas plus market goods like olive oil and cuttlefish ink.