After nearly two years of planning, James Beard award-winning chef Linton Hopkins will open his latest, C. Ellet’s, on Friday August 25. Described by Hopkins as a “a Southern-American steakhouse” that takes inspiration from New Orleans, the restaurant is one of the main attractions at Cobb County’s Battery development that lies adjacent to SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.
Chef Damon Wise, who recently joined Hopkins’s Resurgens Hospitality Group as culinary director, will take charge in the kitchen. C. Ellet’s, named for Hopkins’s grandfather Charles Ellet Jr., will serve an expansive list of traditional chophouse cuts, along with Southern, coastal fare that includes Gulf black grouper, New Orleans barbecue shrimp, and a shellfish pan roast. Beer and cocktails are on the beverage list, and the wine selection covers an astounding 900 bottles.
The restaurant offers various services in its main dining room, club room, patio, and walk-up oyster bar. Local firm Square Feet Studio helmed the design process, creating an opulent space that features accents such as murals by Seattle-based artist Maeve Harris and a chandelier from New York designer Gabriel Scott.
C. Ellet’s will serve seven days a week, but hours vary depending on the day, room, and whether the Braves have a game. Take a look inside via the photos below.
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