The Bon Appetit website has named the General Muir one of the 50 best new restaurants in America. It opened in January. The Optimist at 914 Howell Mill Road is the only other Atlanta restaurant on the list.
The website says of the General Muir:
A real, New York—style Jewish deli in Atlanta? Believe it. The classics are all here: matzo-ball soup, piled-high pastrami sandwiches, lox-and-bagel. Everything from those bagels to the General's pastrami is made in house, and nouveau dishes—like, gasp, poutine—join them.
Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appetit choose the nominees. His pick for the best new restaurant will be announced Wednesday, Aug. 14.