New Orleans-Inspired Eatery Lagarde Now Open in Chamblee

Menu features nods to deep generational roots in NOLA.

Leonardo Moura and Chef Jamie Adams, owners behind the Italian Sandy Springs eatery il Giallo Osteria and Bar, have opened their newest restaurant, Lagarde American Eatery, inside the Parkview on Peachtree development in Chamblee.

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Lagarde, Chef Jamie Adams’ middle name, pays homage to the chef’s parents and grandparents, who hail from New Orleans.

“Since I became a chef, I always wanted to open a restaurant that paid respect to the past and future of New Orleans’ multi-cultural cuisine that has had such an impact on my palate and my life,” Adams, who will be recreating many of his mother’s recipes at Lagarde, including Andouille and Shrimp Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, and Daube, a traditional New Orleans braised brisket served with crispy onions, said in a press release Monday.

The menu also features a variety of freshly shucked Oysters, Barbecue, Plancha and Fried Shrimp and multiple Po’ Boy iterations.

John McGarry, who spent the majority of his culinary career as the Executive Chef of several Here To Serve Restaurants, will head Lagarde’s culinary operations, as its Executive Chef.

il Giallo Osteria’s Pastry Chef Libby Muldawer will do double duty for Lagarde, creating classics like Pecan Pie and Bread Pudding, as well as playful desserts like soft-serve ice cream and toppings.

This 118-seat restaurant, styled by Atlanta-based Interior Designer Vivien Patrie, includes 20 seats at the spacious granite-topped bar, and a large 1,800. square foot outdoor patio that overlooks Keswick Park and three interior walls made entirely of glass. The mural was created and hand-painted by Atlanta-based graffiti artists, Lotus Eaters Club.

Many locals will see another familiar face at Lagarde, as Atlanta native and former owner of Brookhaven’s Kaleidoscope, Doug Gross take the helm as Lagarde’s General Manager.

“I’m excited about once again helping to create a neighborhood gathering place from the ground up,” Gross said in the release.

“My goal is to establish Lagarde as a modern-day Cheers – a local’s restaurant and bar where everyone knows you and knows what you enjoy eating and drinking, ensuring you have a fantastic experience.”

Lagarde will initially be is open for dinner only Tuesday through Sunday, and beginning December 14, will be open continuously from brunch until dinner on Saturdays and Sundays.

Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker is an Atlanta-based journalist, editor and researcher.
Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker is an Atlanta-based journalist, editor and researcher.