Sports lounge to serve up ‘approachable tavern fare.’
Buckhead Tavern, a sports lounge in the Eclipse Buckhead Condominium building, at 264 Pharr Road, is slated to open its doors Thursday, December 18, according to a press release Monday.
Johnny Esposito, Jr. will spearhead the new restaurant alongside restauranteur Ron Barber. Esposito, Jr. is the son of the late founder of Johnny’s Hideaway, Johnny Esposito, Sr.
“My family has been in this business for nearly half a century,” Esposito, Jr. said in the release.
“Hospitality is what we love, and that passion has been the driving force behind the development of Buckhead Tavern. We have a great team of established restaurant veterans on this project and are excited for Atlantans to see what we have to offer.”
Buckhead Tavern will offer “approachable tavern fare,” cocktails and a selection of beer and wine in addition to live entertainment Thursday through Sunday.
The tavern’s menu will feature dishes like pan-seared wahoo with coconut red curry broth, forbidden black rice and grilled baby bok choy; Asian-braised short ribs; brined thick-cut pork chop with rosemary apple jus, truffled cauliflower/potato mash and broccoli rabe; and grilled salmon with brown sugar & mustard glaze, truffled cauliflower/potato mash and edamame succotash.