Local empire builder Ford Fry is working on a restaurant at the Four Seasons hotel in Midtown, and now we know what to expect. Bar Margot, named after Margot Tenenbaum, the secretive, depressed playwright made famous in The Royal Tenenbaums, is scheduled to open on September 28.
Bar Margot, which replaces Park 75 Lounge, will serve lunch and dinner, offering a menu developed by Fry and Four Seasons chef Robert Gerstenecker. Gerstenecker will run the kitchen on a daily basis. Park 75 Restaurant is undergoing renovations and will continue to serve breakfast only.
"Atlanta needs a cool hotel bar with high-service standards, big-flavor food, and zero pretension," Fry said in a prepared statement. "Bar Margot will be a funky community lounge with uncomplicated, thoughtful food, small-batch spirits, and a rockin' vinyl collection."
On the menu, look for "handmade pasta, charcuterie and cheeses, crudos, and more for lunch and dinner — all with bright flavors, and with plenty of small plates for sharing." Many ingredients will come from local farmers and the hotel's rooftop garden and apiary. There will be "craft espresso and high-quality coffee menus," as well.
"I'm excited to work alongside Ford to enhance the dining experience at Four Seasons," Gerstenecker said. "Locals and guests have always enjoyed dining with us, but we want Bar Margot to be the number one reason they dine here. My culinary team and I couldn't be more excited about this new direction."
See early renderings of the restaurant below.