A long-delayed steakhouse is almost ready to open its doors at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta development. American Cut, which comes from Iron Chef Marc Forgione and LDV Hospitality will begin to hold soft openings “around Labor Day,” a representative tells Eater Atlanta. What’s more, a rooftop lounge, The Regent Cocktail Club, will sit above the restaurant.
Plans for American Cut were first announced way back in May 2014, and since then, LDV has opened two other concepts at the development: Corso Coffee and Dolce Italian. The steakhouse was supposed to open sometime in 2015, but it was officially put on the back burner in November. At the time, LDV founder and president John Meadow told Eater Atlanta problems with the development were to blame for the delay.
“The project as a whole has been a lengthy endeavor for all parties going back nearly ten years at this point, and many aspects of its timeline have been a moving target, in relationship to the economic growth of the area in general,” Meadow said. “We look forward to opening American Cut next year when the development is fully activated and exciting neighborhood projects like the Restoration Hardware flagship continue to evolve.”
The addition of The Regent Cocktail Club is a new revelation for LDV and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Two locations are already in business in Miami and Montauk, N.Y. It’s being described as an “industrial, airy 5,000 square foot space will serve signature craft cocktails and special programming featuring live performances from local bands.” The bar pays homage to The Regent in Miami, which opened in 1941, so guests should expect a throwback vibe. It’s also on track to hold soft openings around Labor Day.
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