Downtown's French American Brasserie closes

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Downtown's French American Brasserie closes

Photo courtesy of F.A.B. on Facebook


Owners to focus efforts on new Buckhead concept.

French American Brasserie (F.A.B.) has closed its Downtown location.

The French restaurant, at 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, shuttered Saturday, according to an announcement Sunday on its Facebook page.

"We want all of our loyal fans and patrons to be the first to know that as of last night, we have closed our doors downtown," F.A.B. posted to its Facebook page Sunday.

The owners of F.A.B. are opening a new concept at the Ritz Carlton Residences in Buckhead called F and B Atlanta in the spring of 2012 and plan to "focus all of our attention and efforts on the new location."

F.A.B.'s owners blame the  "current economic climate"  for shuttering French American Brasserie, according to the Facebook post.

No word on what will replace the French restaurant Downtown.


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French American Brasserie (F.A.B.)

30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Caleb J. Spivak
Caleb Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

6 responses to “Downtown's French American Brasserie closes

  1. I love how everyone blames the "current economic environment" for their failures. I take that as, "we were only able to succeed when the entire world was behaving irrationally, and not looking for any real value for their dollar".

  2. Urbanist: I actually agree with you on this one...some of these closing restaurants have been packed every time I go there, yet they blame the economy for the closing. I think its a tax write off quite honestly, or perhaps some sort of partner dispute for some of these (maybe not FAB on the partner dispute).

  3. I live down the street from FAB and they made an enemy of a whole bunch of us when they first opened. It was not smart to upset people who could have been their most loyal customers and cheerleaders. Mellow Mushroom is doing great but they treat the neighborhood with respect. FAB, much like also shuttered Au Bon Pain, decided their customers weren't the locals but rather those they could convince to drive downtown.

  4. A tremendous loss to Downtown. I don't blame them. I was in walking distance and had many a lunches there. This was a great place to entertain clients and have a delicious bite outside of a chain. I guess Mellow Mushroom is my only option now.

  5. This saddens me......I recently had a fabulous (pun intended) lunch here celebrating my daughter's graduation from GSU. Will downtown Atlanta ever be able to sustain exceptional resaturants? Hope so.

  6. This restaurant was terrible. Im happy to see it go.$17 for a giant plate with a small noodle in the middle of it and a drop of sauce that didnt land on the noodle.

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