Rina, the Israeli-style eatery from Tal Baum’s Oliva Restaurant Group, is set to open its second location on Nov. 13, 2023, at Avalon in Alpharetta.
The casual restaurant will channel Tel Aviv beach vibes with upbeat Israeli tunes and popular mezze, hummus varieties, pitas, platters, drinks and more. Lunch and dinner will be available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The dining room will offer full-service dining, as well as a to-go counter and takeout window that will allow guests on the run to quickly grab a meal.
The new location aims to bring all the colorful charm of the original Old Fourth Ward restaurant to Alpharetta, according to a press release. Designed by Smith Hanes Studio in collaboration with Baum, the 3,268-square-foot space will immerse guests into a breezy beachside oasis with a vibrant color palette, cheerful design elements, ocean-themed decor, Mondarian-style glass block windows, large planters and ceiling flags. There will be indoor and outdoor seating with classic blue and white striped awnings, plus rolling glass doors adorning the facade.
Rina, named after Baum’s grandmother, serves fresh, bright takes on Israeli-style street food, blending local ingredients with foreign tradition inspired by her childhood in Israel and her family’s traditional recipes.
The beverage program is led by Oliva Restaurant Group’s Beverage Director & Creative Director Demario Wallace.
“We are thrilled to grow with a second location of Rina and to join the exciting mix of businesses at Avalon,” Baum said in a press release. “From the array of seasonal events to the lively environment, this property fits perfectly with the colorful energy of our restaurant.”
Oliva Restaurant Group was founded in 2015 with the opening of Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market. The group now encompasses modern Israeli spots Aziza and Falafel Nation in the city’s West Midtown neighborhood; Atrium, which serves a Modern American menu with European influence at Ponce City Market; and Carmel, a restaurant at Buckhead Village.