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An apple a day… keeps your palate in bliss. Here, five restos that are getting to the core of the delicious fall fruit.

1. Bistro Niko
Chef Gary Donlick’s terrine de foie gras et porc—a duck foie gras and cubed ham hock terrine with apple compote—is perfection. 3344 Peachtree Road NE, 404.261.6456, buckheadrestaurants.com/bistro-niko

2. Seed Kitchen & Bar
Start with pimento crostinis made with Benton country ham, crisp apples and arugula. 1311 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Marietta, 678.214.6888, eatatseed.com

3. The Optimist
This fish camp and oyster bar’s seared and chilled scallop is marinated in apple and celery with tarragon. 914 Howell Mill Road, 404.477.6260, theoptimistrestaurant.com

4. Bistro VG
The OTP vet makes a caramel apple martini with sour apple pucker and buttershots that recalls of fall. 70 W. Crossville Road, Roswell, 770.993.1156, bistrovg.com

5. Kevin Rathbun Steak
Apples are irresistible in Rathbun’s signature fall soup: a combo of local African squash, jonagold apple, fennel and sage gastrique. 112 Krog St. NE, 404.524.5600, kevinrathbun.com