Bistro Niko, one of two new concepts scheduled to open this fall from Buckhead Life Restaurants, is scheduled to open to the public on November 5.
Originally to be called Balon Rouge, the restaurant is named after Buckhead Life founder Pano Karatassos’ son, Niko, and will have Gary Donlick at the kitchen’s helm as chef. Donlick was the chef at Pano’s & Paul’s before it closed after 30 years of business earlier this year.
No word yet on if the concept, which was to be a stylish brasserie in the Sovereign Building at 3344 Peachtree Road, has changed as well. And no opening date yet for Pano’s, part of the St. Regis Atlanta at 88 W. Paces Ferry Road, and touting a menu and ambiance that is “a little more high-end,” according to Karatassaos, Sr.