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Buckhead Atlanta restaurants revealed

053-Cam15-99-0203-Shake%20Shack%20%282%29Developer OliverMcMillan has released the names of more than two dozen tenants slated for Buckhead Atlanta –that massive and long-stalled luxury retail project that spent the recession as a construction site. In addition to a whole slew of Rodeo Drive-worthy fashion boutiques, there are restaurants. Lotsa restaurants:

  • American Cut, an upscale American steakhouse, will open its first Atlanta location in a 10,000 square foot space on Peachtree Road
  • Fine dining restaurant American F+B will open its first Atlanta eatery in a 6,370 square foot space on Buckhead Avenue. It may be this place.
  • Corso Coffee, an Italian-style coffee bar featuring handcrafted beverages, food and live music will open its Atlanta outpost in a 1,596 square foot space on Peachtree Road.
  • Doraku Sushi, a sushi and sake outpost with locations from Miami to Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam opens its first Atlanta location in 2,725 square feet on East Paces Ferry Road.
  • Georgetown Cupcake, a gourmet cupcake purveyor, will open in 2,700 square feet on East Paces Ferry Road.
  • Spanish fusion restaurant Gypsy Kitchen will open in a 3,750 square foot space on Peachtree Road.
  • New York’s Le Bilboquet will open in a 3,686 square foot space on Bolling Way for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Lugo Caffé, an Italian concept specializing in handmade pastas will open in 6,050 square feet on Buckhead Avenue.
  • An Atlanta outpost of New York-based Shake Shack, plans to open in a 2,500 square foot space on Peachtree Road;
  • The Southern Gentleman, a gastropub featuring farm-sourced ingredients, will open in a 3,750 square foot space on Peachtree Road.
  • Purveyor of artisan pizzas Thirteen Pies will open in 4,300 square feet of space on Buckhead Avenue;
  • Qing Mu, a noodle restaurant from the owners of Doraku Sushi, will be a brand new restaurant concept that will debut at Buckhead Atlanta in 2,725 square feet on East Paces Ferry Road.

- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog

44 comments Add your comment

Andrew

May 7th, 2014
1:16 pm

Umm….so what are the names of the other tenants? This list of restaurants has been public for 6 months.

Clive

May 7th, 2014
1:25 pm

There’s 2 on the list, I might check out. Sounds sterile and plastic. Hope they add some nitty gritty.

jerry gardner

May 7th, 2014
1:44 pm

It will be like Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza on a weekend.

Pat SayWhat

May 7th, 2014
2:00 pm

It’s good to see some new names on the list. I know there is some concern that the development may simply attract tenants from other areas of Buckhead and basically over saturate the area with retail space. I’m not sure if there is any truth to the long rumored move of Tiffany’s from Phips plaza, but obviously that would be a big hit for the mall and that area in general.

weena

May 7th, 2014
2:15 pm

Atlanta gets an outdoor shopping experience. As usual, about 10 years behind the game.
Go ahead, defend your international city with an “Atlantic Center” response. Then laugh at yourself.
Yall still eating cupcakes and gourmet burgers down there?
Ill bet the gays still go clubbing too?
Good airport though…

Tbone

May 7th, 2014
2:30 pm

@weena, why so down on Atlanta? Obviously, you don’t live here anymore so go on about your business.

Donald Sterling

May 7th, 2014
2:45 pm

I plan on opening a few places there myself. I like to create a diverse atmosphere.

Greg

May 7th, 2014
3:01 pm

Wow~ can’t wait !! Ummmmm…..

weena

May 7th, 2014
3:46 pm

Tbone, fair response. I guess the answer is Atlanta is constantly self promoting itself (much more than other cities or so it seems). I just felt the need to remind these readers it aint all that. Plus, I guess I’m trolling. I do like Shake Shack.

Sam Moore

May 7th, 2014
3:59 pm

Buckhead Atlanta has got to be the dumbest name ever as it doesn’t distinguish itself from the location of Buckhead, Atlanta. Most people I know still refer to it as Streets of Buckhead, because calling it “Buckhead Atlanta” wouldn’t be specific enough to give anyone a clue as to the destination.

Dr. Socrates

May 7th, 2014
4:19 pm

I wouldn’t eat at any of those places. They all sound generic. Traffic will be a nightmare. Guess I’ll just mark Buckhead, Atlanta, GA (?) off my destination list in the metro area. Life is too short to sit in traffic and eat at chain restaurants.

Ray S

May 7th, 2014
4:38 pm

Buckhead will never be like the 80’s again. Good Ole Days, Aunt Charlie’s, Three Dollar Café, Mellow Mushroom, Jerry Farber’s, Tree House, Odyssey, etc. You could wander around till 4 AM and still not be ready to leave.

FoodFan

May 7th, 2014
4:45 pm

Living across the street at The Elle equals me getting fat!!!!!

Baltisraul.....

May 7th, 2014
4:45 pm

Ray S……you are sooooo right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baltisraul.....

May 7th, 2014
4:47 pm

weena…..maybe u should try the restaurants at the airport when u pass thru!

Pat SayWhat

May 7th, 2014
4:53 pm

Ray said, “Buckhead will never be like the 80’s again”

No doubt the old Buckhead Village was pretty awesome back in the day. Probably the closest Atlanta has ever come to having some real street life and for along time the area was pretty safe. But, alas, things changed and now we get some more retail stores and generic restaurants.

Got Rocket

May 7th, 2014
5:04 pm

Grandstands….Orchestra Pit……Pat Hurleys……John Harvards…..Metropolitan Pizza….

….I’m getting a little verklempt…

Pat SayWhat

May 7th, 2014
5:25 pm

Does anyone remember the bar that had a ferris wheel inside? The place changed names several times, but I think it was once called Buckhead Beach and had sand volleyball courts outside.

DannyWho?

May 7th, 2014
5:44 pm

I am sure Parking will be a night mare. Is ParkAtlanta getting this part too to police?

I am not sure how “exciting” this is. Traffic here is already a complete nightmare especially during the rush hour times. It takes an hour to get off 400 Lenox to Piedmont.

Atlanta doesn’t have a nightlife or much of an exciting entertainment knack. I agree Buckhead “used” to be a great place to hangout until they shut it down and got rid of it and then of course there is the parking.

ATLBIG FALCON FAN

May 7th, 2014
6:15 pm

Atlanta remains years behind metro areas its size the mentality here,keeps it behind..the state ,and city needs fresh young minds..Seattle,Portland,and Greenville,sc,San francisco,Vancouver ,Toronto,Miami.are beautiful gems

Allie F.

May 7th, 2014
7:40 pm

What a joke….worst name ever…worst location ever…worst restaurants ever….just plain stupid and more traffic snarls. But then….the Buckhead Betty’s will be flocking to the site to be seen and spend the big $$$$. Once again, money DOES NOT BUY CLASS.

Ned Ludd

May 7th, 2014
7:43 pm

Wonder why I am being censored–message to Pat. I was there today. Spent $1,100.00 at Buckhead bar, getting my car serviced—it is now Buckhead Auto! Was Animal Crackers for quite some time.

Sam30317

May 7th, 2014
8:46 pm

Sooo basically…these are restaurants that the average person cant afford. Not that Im surprised….just getting real annoyed with it.

Kris

May 7th, 2014
9:52 pm

Wow….there are some incredibly unhappy, angry, negative and obviously bored folks making comments here….sad and disturbing at the same time.

UncleCracker

May 7th, 2014
10:27 pm

So would all the nay sayers here prefer it be a construction site or dive bars, or something new and somewhat interesting. The market will dictate if these (boring) concept restaurants make it or not. Else, we will have a mix of andrews crap, tin lizzy, ketch or whatever, a few steakhouses and not much more.

UncleCracker

May 7th, 2014
10:29 pm

Sam30317….there ain’t no average people in the B’head…it’s where the playas play (and swipe their way merrily into debt, or swipe someone’s credit card).

PCW

May 7th, 2014
10:34 pm

Man… People in Atlanta love to complain. You try to create anything in this city and all it does is generate internet negativity about how everything is wrong, wrong, wrong! It is hilarious, and I’d love to see the actual lifestyles of these “keyboard cowboys”. One can only imagine how lame they truly are… sitting around just being pissed off at any type of change here. “Those damn Braves”, “Not enough Marta”, “Georgia State buying Turner Field”; the list goes on and on. But hey, while y’all are sitting around being mad at this city that you can move away from whenever you want, Ill be out exploring it and this new venue’s restaurants.

Mark

May 7th, 2014
11:16 pm

The name of the place reminds me of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First” skits.

Where are you going? Buckhead Atlanta
What is the name of the place? Buckhead Atlanta
No, what is the name? Buckhead Atlanta
Where is it again?…
We’re going to Buckhead Atlanta, Buckhead Atlanta

HaroldW

May 8th, 2014
5:45 am

Anyone who lives in Buckhead knows how this will go…late night traffic and “other” headaches. The commenter who said it will be just like Lenox Mall on the weekends is dead on correct. I have eaten as Shake Shack and can find nothing that will differentiate it from all of the other burger joints that have cropped up all over town. This is yet another attempt at a lame ‘edge city’ like Atlantic Station or Emory Point.

NancyEllenB

May 8th, 2014
7:01 am

Harold W, you are spot on. This will become a disaster as far as traffic is concerned, and all of construction and road work that brought Peachtree Street (north up by Lenox) to it KNEES on a daily basis will have been for nothing. I used to work in an office building in Atlantic Station, and do you know what happened in that area daily? NOTHING. It was like a ghost town. While this development’s renderings may look gorgeous, and SPANX may now have a new headquarter location, all of these restaurants (which will no doubt just be more guys serving patrons in jeans and plaid shirts) will instigate a traffic disaster.

NancyEllenB

May 8th, 2014
7:04 am

And PS: No amount of pretty glass, architectural genius, or wealthy restaurateurs will ever be able to replicate the fun that area of Buckhead was in the mid-1990s. (That’s post gun-toting into a bar, Y’ALL!)

NancyEllenB

May 8th, 2014
7:04 am

Sorry – PRE-GUN TOTING!

Chris Peters

May 8th, 2014
7:29 am

I have eaten at the AF+B in Fort Worth and it is definitely a much need restaurant in Atlanta. The food was excellent. I still dream about the Scotch Eggs.

Browncoat

May 8th, 2014
9:05 am

Buckhead during the Braves magical 1991 season…that was something to see…..

Ray S

May 8th, 2014
9:33 am

The bar with the Ferris wheel was originally called Animal Crackers. When it went from Buckhead Beach to Three Dollar Café the Ferris Wheel was removed. The empty tower still remained.

Ned Ludd

May 8th, 2014
10:57 am

Wow—my critique didn’t post. Wonder why JK?

Chris

May 8th, 2014
11:46 am

@ATLBIG FALCON FAN, what you’re describing is happening – just not in Buckhead.

Go to the Westside, Inman Park/O4W, Poncey-Highland, or even midtown and see what actual, organic civic progress looks like.

Killer Mike

May 8th, 2014
1:33 pm

Atlanta Haters, I’m glad none of you are still here anymore :)

Gilroy Cream

May 8th, 2014
3:01 pm

This is awesome because I love going to Atlanta’s overrated restaurants and pretending that they are good because I am a typical Atlantan that is unable to form my own opinion so I just say that everything is good and that I enjoy it.

helene

May 8th, 2014
9:04 pm

Do you remember Carlos McGees? that was a great place to hang out…

Baltisraul.....

May 9th, 2014
9:00 am

helene……yes I remember Carlos McGees. My first experience with them was in Scottsdale Ar. many moons ago. I also enjoyed 5th Quarter but they went belly up also, I do believe.

Robert

May 9th, 2014
10:41 am

I’m just happy that the big hole in the ground will be filled soon. It’s only been there for what, four years? This development will have many pros and some cons. The pros are that it will help restore (and possibly boost) some of the property value to the adjacent areas, and help revitalize the area. This will also create more traffic and parking problems (par for the course, but still) at least on the short term. My biggest concern is that the Buckhead CID goes forward with a plan to put Peachtree on a road diet through this corridor. I understand the desire to make the area more pedestrian friendly and have large pedestrian pathways, but traffic through Buckhead is pretty bad as it is. Adding a large destination venue, combined with already high traffic volume, and reducing the number of lanes doesn’t seem like a good plan.

joe somerville

May 9th, 2014
7:19 pm

I can’t see more than one or two of them surviving what must be astronomical lease rates. You must sell a lot of cupcakes to pay $10,000 or more per month in rent.

ralph

May 9th, 2014
8:40 pm

no wonder the economy is so bad, people are so hard on businesses. why not show support for business that want to open in our city?? i welcome new business and will always do my best to support.