Bar Americano and Bar Crema, two new Italian ventures from the team behind The Pinewood Tippling Room and The Mercury, will open in Buckhead later this month. The new restaurants are taking over the old Prohibition space, in the former East Andrews Entertainment district, at 56 East Andrews Drive NW. A specific debut date has not been set.
Chef Adam Waller, previously of Bocado, will run the kitchen at Bar Americano, which will serve lunch and dinner. The menu hasn’t been finalized, but a current draft includes antipasti, salads, pizzas, pastas, and composed entrees throughout the day, plus soups and sandwiches at lunch. Bar Crema will offer espresso, cocktails, and gelato in a cafe environment. Both businesses plan to cater to night owls, staying open until 2 a.m.
Design is being handled by local firm Square Feet Studio. With outdoor bar space and floor-to-ceiling windows that can be opened when the weather is nice, an open-air quality will be central to the two bars’ vibes.
Brooks Cloud, Julian Goglia, and Mike Blydenstein are using their new openings as an opportunity to form their own official restaurant group. Dubbed “Ten Apart,” the company operates The Pinewood in Decatur; The Mercury in Ponce City Market; Proof, an artisanal cocktail syrup business; as well as the forthcoming Bar Americano and Bar Crema. Deep End, which is taking over the space that used to house 4th & Swift, will also fall under the Ten Apart umbrella.
Take a look at recent menu drafts and renderings for Bar Americano below.