Lauded as “one of the best and most distinctive steakhouses in America” by critic John Mariani, Oak Steakhouse has become a Charleston, S.C. destination, helmed by executive chef/partner Jeremiah Bacon, a James Beard semifinalist in 2012 and 2013 for best new chef in the Southeast.
Now the Indigo Road restaurant group plans to open a sister Oak Steakhouse in the new Avalon development in Alpharetta in the fall of 2014. Bacon will aid in the search to find a chef to helm the new restaurant.
“I grew up in Atlanta and I have always looked forward to an opportunity to open a restaurant here,” Steve Palmer, the managing partner of Indigo Road, said in a press release. ”I’ve looked at a lot of different real estate over the years and this was the right fit and the right time to bring Oak Steakhouse to Avalon. We’re thrilled to be a part of this vibrant, growing community.”
Oak Steakhouse Alpharetta will reflect the current Charleston menu with a signature mix of classic steakhouse items and seafood and vegetarian dishes sourced from local farmers and fisherman.
Specialties at the Charleston Oak Steakhouse include pan-roasted grouper, jumbo lump crab cakes and whole fried lobster and signature cuts of Prime Certified Angus Beef, such as a 24-ounce bone-in ribeye and a New York strip.
Avalon is a $600 million mixed used development located on 86 acres at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Old Milton Parkway. Currently, Bocado Burger Bar and Antico Pizza are scheduled to join Oak Steakhouse in the development, along with residential and hotel properties.
Have you eaten at Oak Steakhouse in Charleston? Will its sister restaurant be a hit in Alpharetta?
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.