Better Half, one of Atlanta’s most lauded restaurants, will close its doors for good after dinner service on October 27. Zach Meloy, who owns the restaurant with his wife Cristina, announced the closure via email.
During its five-year run, the Home Park restaurant earned a spot as one of Eater Atlanta’s 38 Essential Restaurants, and Zagat Atlanta food editor Christopher Hassiotis called Meloy’s food “smart, creative, good-looking, and fun,” naming it one of his favorite go-to restaurants.
The Meloys opened Better Half in 2013, with both a la carte as well as five and nine-course tasting menus, after running a successful weekly supper club.
The ambitious menus changed often, but the silk handkerchief pasta with wild mushrooms, tomato marmalade, and porcini cream was a constant. It’s also the dish Meloy cooked for his wife on their first date.
“I’m proud of what Better Half has become. I’m proud of what Better Half has produced. I’m proud of what Better Half will leave behind,” Meloy wrote in the email.