Buckhead Tavern At Eclipse Condos To Open Dec. 18

Sports lounge to serve up 'approachable tavern fare.'

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.

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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.

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  1. Loser location. Been three places in last few years. No parking. Too many other choices nearby that are easier to access. No hook to get a crowd inside. Confusing concept: is it a restaurant, sports bar, music venue? If not decided soon, it will be gone.

    1. Hmm this location has only been two places in the last year get it right. Aqua bistro closed in January of this year Boneheads opened in February . aqua bistro was there since 2006. I wonder if you are the same Allen that used to come in Aqua and get wasted and show your bare behind The location is great once everything is built it already on a prime street with 4 to 5 well know popluar restaurant landmarks. All they need to do is add valet on the north fulton side and get some type of paid agreement to park the cars in the parking lot next door. I have been telling julie that for years. This location always has a problem adding restaurants that have to compete with other restaurants that sell the same or similar cuisine that have a long history and a big following already. So hopefully this will do much better but I personally think they should be something else.

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