Muzo Saritas—the restaurateur behind Cuts Steakhouse, Atalian Kitchen & Bar, Truva Turkish Kitchen, and Metro Diner & Bar—is raising the “steaks” and has opened a second Cuts Steakhouse on Satellite Boulevard in the Sugarloaf neighborhood of Suwanee.
Saritas, a native of Turkey who has been in the restaurant industry since opening Cedar Creek Grill in Duluth in 1998, and his wife Liza have been working for three years to open the new Sugarloaf location of Cuts Steakhouse. They are confident that now is the time.
“Our executive chef Omar Catulo arrived from Argentina two months ago,” said Saritas in a statement. “We’ve been perfecting the menu at the Cuts Steakhouse on Andrew Young International Boulevard and trying so many dishes. We feel really good about what will be coming out of the kitchen at this new location.”
The Cuts Steakhouse menu will be more extensive than the downtown Atlanta location featuring steaks, seafood, Southern-inspired classics, a raw bar, craft cocktails and more than 2,125 bottles of wine. Highlights include:
- Jumbo lump crab cake
- Braised lamb shank
- Southern fried lobster tails
- CUTS ribeye
- Georgia-style cheesecake
Along with Saritas and executive chef Catulo, Javier Viera will serve as general manager of the new location. “Downtown is such a busy business, go-go-go location,” Saritas says. “Everyone wants to dine in under an hour and a half and leave. We hope this new location will draw guests to stay longer, enjoy a great meal and time with family and friends.”
Saritas collaborated with Innerworks Design Group—their sixth restaurant collaboration. He and Innerworks principal John Lay visited restaurants in Chicago, New York, Miami, Bogota, and Europe for inspiration. Guests enter Cuts Steakhouse through a natural herb garden. The space has an open kitchen and sunken dining room, two bars, a patio, large events space with a mezzanine and exterior balcony, a private dining room and two double-sided fireplaces with views between the bar, and event space. Modern rope décor, antique accessories and a 54-piece artwork display add to the appeal of the space.
When Saritas was running Cedar Creek Grill, he was there from early morning to late evening and was thankful for the opportunity to bond with those who frequently dined at the establishment. “Cuts Sugarloaf is nearby,” says Saritas. “I’m seeing a lot of the same faces, and they’re getting excited. I think our new Cuts Steakhouse location is going to be like a home to them.”
Cuts Steakhouse Sugarloaf is located at 1500 Satellite Blvd. NW. Initially, the restaurant will be open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday from 4-10 p.m.