A few more minor details are rolling in regarding the new Beltline-based surf-and-turf restaurant Bully Boy, from Atlanta-based Concentrics Restaurant Group.
Concentrics owner Bob Amick named Bully Boy after his parents’ favorite restaurant in the town where he grew up, along the Hudson River near New York City. Menu details are sketchy, but Amick says chef Michael Bertozzi will cook “with ingredients from the East Coast’s land and sea.” Bertozzi will also remain the executive chef of Two Urban Licks and the culinary director for the restaurant group.
The opening of a new Concentrics restaurant isn’t entirely surprising. Following the closure of the group’s Midtown gastropub Tap in May, they alluded to the possibility of new restaurants saying, “Our lease was up for renewal [at Tap] and we decided to continue to focus on new concepts... We look forward to sharing exciting announcements in the coming months.”
Tap wasn’t the only Concentrics restaurant to close this year. One Midtown Kitchen shuttered in March after 16 years on the edge of Piedmont Park. The group said then they were “retiring” the brand in order to be “at the forefront of trends.”
In addition to Two Urban Licks, Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish, Allora, Molly B’s, and Room at Twelve in Atlanta, Concentrics also owns restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky; Charleston, South Carolina; Toledo, Ohio; and Columbus, Ohio. Amick’s son Justin owns Buckhead’s the Painted Pin and Westside’s the Painted Duck with his business partner, William Stallworth.
828 W10 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta. concentricsrestaurants.com.