Casa Almenara: Tulum Cuisine & Craft Bar in now open in the former 10th & Piedmont restaurant operating under the same Owner, Gilbert Yeremian, the restaurant this week announced. Casa Almenara serves cuisine from the Mexican region of Tulum, craft cocktails, and daily brunch.
“Casa Almenara focuses on high-quality, freshly prepared, and well-presented Latin American dishes served in the relaxed atmosphere of Tulum, Mexico,” according to a press release. “The eatery has doubled down on its 10th & Piedmont brunch success with expanded brunch service and famous bottomless mimosas every Wednesday through Sunday.”
In addition to daily brunch and dinner, guests can take advantage of weekly specials such as Taco Wednesday with $12 tres tacos and $9 margaritas; Bubbly Thursday with $12 enchiladas and $12 bubbly cocktails; and $20 bottomless mimosas every day during brunch. The restaurant also hosts Tulum Nights, an entertainment series that starts during dinner service each evening.
“Casa Almanera is a new chapter in our restaurant history, bringing an exciting new vibe to Midtown,” Yeremian said in the release. “Guests can expect familiar ownership and values but in an all-new concept.”
Almenara means “beacon” in Spanish, and Yeremian hopes that the new restaurant will be a relaxing oasis at the busy corner of Midtown.
“After repeated requests to serve our brunch throughout the week, we are doing just that,” Yeremian said. “We have revamped our beloved brunch with a new Tulum-style menu and expanded service beyond just the weekend and following brunch with a Tulum dinner each day.”
Improvements to the space include an updated kitchen, and the dining room décor reflects the colors of nature with bamboo, green plants, and many tiles. Tables are topped with reclaimed wood.
Yeremian has a long history with the community in this location. Starting in 2000, he and his brother opened Gilbert’s Café and Grill, serving Mediterranean fare. In the last 22 years, the restaurant space has served every Atlanta mayor, innumerable celebrities and, most importantly, its loyal regulars.
“Over the last few decades, a lot has changed about what guests expect from their neighborhood restaurant,” says Yeremian. “Our core values of appreciating and celebrating diversity and respecting and honoring human equality always will be the two pillars in the heart of our culture. We continue to support and work for the advancement of these values.”
Casa Almenara serves brunch from 11: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served from 4 p.m. to close Wednesday through Sunday. The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.