Though a recent announcement had the reopening set for September 23, Rathbun’s will be serving dinner tonight starting at 5:30 p.m.
The big news was released early this morning via an e-mail greeting card that reads, “Everybody Loves A Surprise… Here’s Ours… We’ll be opening tonight. Welcome back.”
Of course, Rathbun’s has been closed since a July 4th fire wreaked enough havoc to require a new kitchen and other renovations.
Adding injury to insult, chef/owner Kevin Rathbun fell through a drop ceiling and suffered a broken ankle while attempting to inspect and clean up some of the damage.
Nick Anderson will be in the new kitchen as the new chef de cuisine. And Atlanta Magazine has posted a copy of the new reopening menu.
The “second mortgage” section is gone. But look for lower price points and classic dishes from past menus.
For reservations, call: 404-524-8280.
— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More.