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Tiny Lou’s is located on the bottom floor of the Hotel Clermont on Ponce De Leon
Tiny Lou’s is located on the bottom floor of the Hotel Clermont on Ponce De Leon
Ryan Fleisher

A Sneak Peek at the Menu for Tiny Lou’s at Hotel Clermont

Take a look at the dishes featured at Tiny Lou’s before it opens at the iconic hotel on Ponce de Leon

Hotel restaurants never caught on as a dining option for local Atlantans. However, that may change once Tiny Lou’s from the Charleston-based Indigo Road Hospitality Group (O-Ku, Donetto, Colletta, Oak Steakhouse) opens on the bottom floor of the iconic Hotel Clermont on Ponce de Leon Avenue later this spring.

The Hotel Clermont began its life along Ponce in 1924 and has been everything from a motor lodge to apartments before it fell into disrepair and was nearly razed in the late aughts. Its most infamous tenant is the Clermont Lounge—one of Atlanta’s oldest strip clubs—which resides in the basement of the building. The 94-room boutique hotel is currently finishing its multi-million dollar renovation, but its new restaurant may open before the first overnight guests even step foot inside the lobby.

Tiny Lou’s name is inspired by a popular dancer from the 1950s who performed at the hotel’s Gypsy Room and was said to have been “the girl who refused to dance with Hitler.” The restaurant serves classic French dishes such as steak frites, escargot, foie gras, and trout almondine finessed with fresh and familiar Southern flavors and ingredients.

Chef Jeb Aldrich (formerly 4th and Swift, Noble Fin) serves as Tiny Lou’s executive chef alongside director of restaurants Nick Hassiotis (Foundation Social Eatery). The pair developed the food menus for Tiny Lou’s, the hotel’s sleek cocktail bar, and the rooftop bar and patio, serving bites like hot dogs and crepes. Bar manager Jordan Moore created the cocktail menu for the lobby bar. The restaurant, lobby bar, and rooftop (open late nights) will all be accessible to the public.

Take a look at some of the dishes featured on the menu at Tiny Lou’s.

Arugula, local strawberries, endive, ice wine vinaigrette, urfa spiced hazelnuts, and sheep’s milk feta
Arugula, local strawberries, endive, ice wine vinaigrette, urfa spiced hazelnuts, and sheep’s milk feta
Duck consommé with foie gras dumplings, breakfast radishes, pickled apricot, and fine herbs served table side
Duck consommé with foie gras dumplings, breakfast radishes, pickled apricot, and fine herbs served table side
Hudson Valley snails with parsley pistou, caper cappelletti, pickled champagne grapes, and frisée
Hudson Valley snails with parsley pistou, caper cappelletti, pickled champagne grapes, and frisée
Steak frites with C.A.B. coulotte and sauce du Clermont
Steak frites with C.A.B. coulotte and sauce du Clermont
Trout almondine with Haricot vert, capers, cipollini, toasted almond, almond milk, and sourdough brown butter
Trout almondine with Haricot vert, capers, cipollini, toasted almond, almond milk, and sourdough brown butter
Lamb chop with polenta vert, artichokes barigoule, shaved fennel, and sauce au poivre
Lamb chop with polenta vert, artichokes barigoule, shaved fennel, and sauce au poivre
From left to right: The Perfect Storm with mezcal, vermouth, and Herbsaint; Depth Perception with rhum agricole blanc, lemon juice, ginger syrup, Yellow Chartreuse, and tiki bitters; Grey Lady with O4W and Hat Trick gins, lemon juice, sugar, lavender bitt
From left to right: The Perfect Storm with mezcal, vermouth, and Herbsaint; Depth Perception with rhum agricole blanc, lemon juice, ginger syrup, Yellow Chartreuse, and tiki bitters; Grey Lady with O4W and Hat Trick gins, lemon juice, sugar, lavender bitters, Earl Grey tea, egg white, and Gewurtztraminer

The menu for Tiny Lou’s at the Hotel Clermont:

Tiny Lou’s, 789 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta. tinylous.com.

O-Ku

1085 Howell Mill Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 500-2383 Visit Website

Oak Steakhouse

950 3rd Street, , GA 30009 (678) 722-8333 Visit Website

Noble Fin

5260 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 (770) 599-7979 Visit Website

Donetto

976 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 445-6867 Visit Website

Foundation Social Eatery

1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Space 810, Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 641-8877 Visit Website

Colletta

900 3rd Street, , GA 30009 (678) 722-8335 Visit Website

The Clermont Lounge

789 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
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