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It’s East Coast Surf and Turf on the Beltline When Bully Boy Opens

The new Concentrics seafood restaurant should open by early November

Two Urban Licks
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

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 100-seat restaurant is located between the Telephone Factory lofts and Common Grounds (New Realm Brewing) on the Eastside Beltline, in the former Nexto Ramen space across from Two Urban Licks.

Chef Michael Bertozzi
Chef Michael Bertozzi
Heidi Geldhauser

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.


828 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 809-3763 Visit Website


1005 North Charles Street, , MD 21201 (443) 438-5499 Visit Website

The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at PARISH

240 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 681-4434 Visit Website


1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 404 347 2220

Room At Twelve

400 West Peachtree Street Northwest, , GA 30308 (404) 418-1250 Visit Website

New Realm Brewing

550 Somerset Terrace Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 968-2777 Visit Website

The Painted Pin

737 Miami Circle Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 814-8736 Visit Website

TWO urban licks

820 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 522-4622 Visit Website

The Painted Duck

976 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 352-0048 Visit Website