Emmer & Rye
Clean and meticulous: two words that describe every element of this Rainey Street District restaurant. From the airy, modern design to the clever dim sum–style cart wandering around the dining room, everything is a delight. A bowl of chilled smoked-pecan “gazpacho” broth was heavenly with lump blue crab, tangy green tomatoes, and pickled cabbage. A warm Carolina Gold rice scramble was a comforting dish brightened with a dollop of paddlefish caviar; smoky short rib carnitas with pickled vegetables was made more delicious with buttery roti.
Cuisine: New American