Dante’s closing in July
After months of mixed messages, Dante Stephensen announced via Facebook that Dante’s Down the Hatch will close July 31. The iconic restaurant, as beloved for its multilevel shipwrecked atmosphere, as its jazz, fondue and wines, was an Atlanta destination for 43 years. And Stephensen was its master of ceremonies. If you missed it on Sunday, here’s a great story about Stephensen and Dante’s by the AJC’s Bert Roughton Jr.: www.ajc.com
Sun Dial set for renovations
The Sun Dial restaurant, which has been revolving atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza for more than 35 years, will be closing for renovations on April 28. According to a press release, it will reopen in August with “a fully refreshed interior, regular special events and a seasonally crafted menu from Chef Jason Starnes with an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients.
Peasant Bistro closed last week
One of the last vestiges of the original ’70s Pleasant Peasant restaurants, originally owned and operated by Dick Daily and Steve Nygren, the Peasant Bistro near Centennial Olympic Park closed last week. It first opened in 2006, and owners Maureen Kalmanson and Pam Furr have another Peasant group restaurant, Campagnolo, in Midtown.
Do you have memories of dining at Dante’s, the Sun Dial, or any of the Peasant restaurants?
— Bob Townsend, Food and More blog.