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South African eatery Yebo Beach Haus is opening its new Buckhead digs on Tuesday, September 22, according to a press release this week. The Andrews Square space, at 56 E. Andrews Drive NW where Bar Americano and Bar Crema were most recently housed, is a relocation of the restaurant’s former Buckhead outpost that was situated a stone’s throw away nearby.
Yebo is part of True Story Brands, the hospitality group headed up by restaurateur and native South African Justin Anthony. Other restaurants in the group include Biltong Bar—serving South African street food and craft cocktails at Ponce City Market and Buckhead Village—and 10 Degrees South—opened in 1998 as the “first South African restaurant in the nation,” according to the release.
Yebo Beach Haus’s menu will remain much the same at the new location, fusing South African flavors with New American cuisine, like Yebo popcorn, Ostrich Sliders, Peri-Peri Prawn Tacos, and Halibut served in red butter curry sauce. There will be some new dishes like a Whole Branzino served with grilled leeks, lemon, and peri-peri sauce; Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with roasted carrots and truffle cauliflower risotto; and a Bone-in Chipotle Ribeye served with a cilantro-lime succotash and coconut rice.
Designed by Anthony’s wife Kelly, the designer behind Wolf Design Group, the 4,500-square-feet interiors will “mirror the spirit of Cape Town, transporting guests on a South African getaway while maintaining the warm, welcoming feel of a stylish friend’s home,” according to the release. “Warm leathers in rich earth tones, clean white walls and slipcovers, and soft, textured pillows will evoke a laid-back sophistication. Standout design elements will include hanging woven drum light fixtures; a bold, hand-painted mural from artist Jill Ott, inspired by traditional South African textiles; and a large, marble communal chef’s table.” The entrance to the new space will welcome guests through a courtyard featuring a fountain and greenery. Steel doors and retractable windows line the exterior of the restaurant and connect the courtyard space with an interior bar, with two folding windows for outdoor bar seating.
Yebo Beach Haus will be open Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Yebo Beach Haus was first opened in 2012. Every year from December to February, the restaurant transforms from Yebo Beach Haus into Yebo Ski Haus, a pop-up ski lodge complete with blankets, outdoor fire pits, and a comfort food-focused menu.