Best friends Bo Kvrgic and Nem Filipovic recently opened Dorian Gray in Buckhead, at 111 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, the restaurant announced in a press release. With a “coastal-European, south-of-France vibe,” the restaurant combines the owners’ “cultural heritage with a love of deep house music to create a unique culinary and social experience in Buckhead,” according to the release.
“We wanted our space to have the feeling of seaside resorts like Capri, Monaco, and Belize,” Filipovic said. “It’s always been our goal to start a restaurant like Dorian Gray,” he continued.
“We intend for our patrons to feel like they are coming to our home for dinner, which will be an exceptional dining experience, ” Kvrgic added. “Dorian Gray was designed to express our personalities through food, wine, music, and people.”
Executive Chef Christian Evans’ culinary career began with Porsche’s worldwide headquarters opening. He joined The Ritz Carlton Buckhead a couple of years after that and, eventually, The Intercontinental Buckhead. He was named Sous Chef at the St Regis Bal Harbor before becoming Sous Chef at Nine Mile Station in Atlanta.
Chef Evans is joined by General Manager Andrej Pop, who spent almost fifteen years at Buckhead Life, most recently at GM of Kyma, along with veteran restaurant consultants Phillipe Haddad and Ilona Knopfler. Haddad’s most recent restaurants include Corso, Yebo Beach Haus, and Cape Dutch. Knopfler is the former general manager and partner of Le Bilboquet, Atlanta.
Currently accepting reservations and walk-ins, brunch service will be added in January 2023.