The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel will open its St. Julep and Willow Bar hospitality concepts on Wednesday, March 24, according to a press release Tuesday.
The rooftop lounge and bar, and tucked-away garden bar and restaurant, respectively, arrive a month after “modern American supper club” The Betty made its debut in the Buckhead property.
Led by General Manager Brian McFarland, St. Julep is perched on the ninth floor above Buckhead and offers goers panoramic views. Willow Bar, located just behind the hotel’s living room, is a “lush and secluded respite from Atlanta’s bustling scene,” centered on a plant-forward menu.
St. Julep’s Executive Chef Brandon Chavannes has created a menu that includes items such as Sichuan Tots, the Cheeeese Mozz Corndog, and the Mulita Burger with Cheese. The beverage menu highlights “selective yet simple crowd favorites” including gin and tonics, margaritas, highballs, and a seasonal rotation of boozy soft-serve ice cream offerings like Chili Mango and Vanilla & Black Pepper, as well as a Black Pepper Ice Cream Sandwich. A regular weekend lineup of DJs will spin live sets as guests dine, imbibe, and stargaze.
St. Julep will be open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Nestled just behind The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, Willow Bar’s beverage program is from Sommelier Joe Billesbach and is anchored by “patio-perfect” wine offerings (featuring a 12-glass wine list and 50-70 curated bottles focused on rosé, Mediterranean whites, and effervescent options), as well as cocktails and beer.
The selection of sharable snacks from Chef Chavannes are largely plant-based to complement the surroundings with dishes like Smoked Shiitakes with Green Tomato and Walnuts, and Jerk Cauliflower with Tamarind.
Willow Bar will operate Monday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.