26 Thai Kitchen And Bar To Open In Lindbergh Center

Thai Eatery to debut early June.

Thai Eatery to debut early June.

Lindbergh Center will now have a more unique and ethnic restaurant option than Taco Mac, Chili’s and Longhorn Steakhouse, all of which currently occupy space at the mixed-use development.

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Niki Pattharakositkul has plans to open 26 Thai Kitchen and Bar at 541 Main Street NE, in space formerly occupied by The Firkin & Lindbergh Pub.

Pattharakositkul told What Now Atlanta Tuesday the restaurant will serve Thai cuisine with a modern spin and the establishment will feature a full bar featuring a wide selection of asian-fusion inspired creative cocktails. In Adele-like fashionPattharakositkul named the establishment “26 Thai Kitchen And Bar” as she is 26 years old and wants the name to serve as a monument to her age when she opened her first restaurant.

She is opening her business in Lindbergh Center because the transit-oriented development features both businesses and residential components. There’s no doubt that having a MARTA rail station in the immediate area helps as well.

Pattharakositkul has been searching for the right spot and planning a menu for the restaurant for years. She is happy to be moving forward after finding the right location and chef, who helped to perfect the menu.

26 Thai Kitchen and Bar will serve lunch and dinner, and only dinner on Saturdays and Sundays.

The head chef of the eatery has worked in five star restaurants in Thailand and Singapore, so guests can rest assured that they will enjoy authentic food from a well-seasoned cook.

The spacious 3,421-square-foot location will undergo renovations, including new paint, new floor tiles, new kitchen equipment, and demolishing of a partition in the dining area, according to a commercial alteration permit filed with City of Atlanta.

26 Thai Kitchen and Bar is slated to open by the beginning of June.

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4 years ago

This development is a challenge for restaurants, and I suspect the Taco Mac, Chili’s and Longhorn locations don’t get nearly the amount of business as more suburban locations which have friendlier parking arrangements.

4 years ago
Reply to  Greg

They have a parking deck right next to it. Really easy to find and plenty of space actually!

4 years ago

I agree, until the city and MARTA and LAZ Parking can better manage the surrounding parking garages and give people a break who patronize local businesses, this place is destined for failure. People will not pay to park at Lindbergh. I don’t know why the garages started charging for parking but it makes no sense at all and hinders the area from developing. Places have opened and closed in the past because the parking situation was so screwed up. The ticket validation machines constantly break down and the garage exits don’t function, leaving people trapped in the garages. And half… Read more »

4 years ago
Reply to  mike

I eat and park at Lindberg ALL the TIME (ever since it was rebuilt) and I have NEVER had a problem with either validation or the gates.The parking on busy nights can seem a little chaotic at times, but that can just be fixed by exercising a little patience… Also, I usually park at Lindberg and ride the train if I need to go downtown for anything major. It’s a GREAT DEAL! Park for FREE (above the 3rd Floor). All you have to do it take your ticket with you and validate it in one of the Yellow Validation Machines… Read more »

4 years ago

They have a parking deck right next to it. Really easy to find and plenty of space actually!

Andrew Richardson
4 years ago

Nestled among a sea of seemingly endless chain restaurants 26 Thai is certain to be a welcome breath of fresh air. As a longtime resident of the Lindbergh area I find myself puzzled as to why there is such a dearth of authentic urbane eateries. Those tides may finally be turning. 26 Thai may finally serve as the catalyst for original and inspired cuisine that an area of this caliber is lacking. Also excited to see that they will be equipped with a full bar 🙂

Best of luck!

4 years ago

I don’t think the problem is parking at all. There are places with far worse parking situations than here that do great business. The problem is people intown don’t want crappy, boring chain restaurants. Chili’s? Why would anyone with options (i.e, not stuck in the suburbs) go there? And that Taco Mac, the few times I’ve been there, has some of the worst employees I’ve ever experienced in a restaurant. Look at the places next to the Decatur MARTA station. Parking is tough there too, but Brickstore, Leons, etc. sure aren’t hurting for customers.

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