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Peek Inside Golden Eagle, Now Open In Reynoldstown

Sister concept Muchacho—which sits adjacent Golden Eagle—debuted last month.

Sister concept Muchacho—which sits adjacent Golden Eagle—debuted last month.

Golden Eagle is now open in Atlanta’s Reynoldstown neighborhood. The restaurant is from Michael Lennox, owner of Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall.

Along with its sister spot—newly opened Muchacho—Golden Eagle is housed in a former rail depot at 904 Memorial Drive.

The two restaurants are separated by an interior brick wall but share a patio.

“Lennox, an Atlanta native, is developing Golden Eagle largely as an homage to his grandparents, with a buttoned-down, retro aesthetic that channels the diamond-in-the-rough watering holes, neighborhood corner taverns and hotel lobby bars they would frequent in their native Pittsburgh,” according to a press release Wednesday announcing the opening.

“The restaurant showcases a dark, moody interior with wall-to-wall red plaid carpet, glowing custom lighting, low-slung crushed velvet seating all anchored by a large U-shaped bar and antique Art Deco backbar serving an extensive cocktail menu of accessible, boozy classics.”

The menu consists of eats from “yesteryear” like garlic knots, crab Rangoon, and charbroiled oysters, as well as shareable vegetable plates and a few larger items such as ricotta gnocchi and a tavern steak.

Tall ceilings expose the building’s existing steel trusses, and woodgrain cabinet speakers will stream music from a reel-to-reel tape player.

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Caleb J. 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.

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