Ford Fry’s St. Cecilia opens
Chef/owner Ford Fry and his Rocket Farm Restaurants team welcomed 2014 by opening St. Cecilia for lunch today. Located in the former Bluepointe space at the corner of Peachtree and Lenox roads, the concept is helmed by executive chef Brian Horn with a menu inspired by southern European seaside spots.
Look for pasta, roasted fish and fresh crudo served in an opulent two-story setting with a chef’s table and private dining room. Fry’s other restaurants include JCT Kitchen, No. 246, the Optimist, and King + Duke.
3455 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-554-9995, stceciliaatl.com.
Cuts Steakhouse opens downtown
Cuts Steakhouse opens softly for dinner tonight, switching spaces with Truva in the downtown Atlanta dining district. Executive chef Donnie Wicker, a native of the Pinehurst area of North Carolina, brings a Southern influence to the classic steakhouse menu with dishes such as Southern-fried lobster tail, pimento mac-and-cheese, and creamy cheddar grits.
Innerworks Design Group was in charge of the build-out, which includes two dining rooms and a bar area.
60 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.E., Atlanta. 404-525-3399, cutsatlanta.com.
Rebrandings yield G’s Midtown, Table at Ten
Last month, Communitas Hospitality (10th & Piedmont; HOBNOB) rebranded Gilbert’s Cafe & Bar as G’s Midtown, a “new American gastropub,” with updated decor and a new menu offering “everyday comfort food with a modern, chef-driven twist.” communitashospitality.com.
Now, nearby Ten Atlanta has rebranded and will relaunch later this week as Table at Ten, with a new chef and a new focus on Southern comfort food. tenatlanta.com.