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Roswell Restaurateur Shifts Gears From Classic Southern to Classic Diner in Alpharetta

Coalition Food & Beverage is open in downtown Alpharetta on its own historic Canton Street

NY strip steak with Madeira and veal jus glazed button mushrooms
NY strip steak with Madeira and veal jus glazed button mushrooms
Randi Curling
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Coalition Food & Beverage from Roswell restaurateur Ryan Pernice (Table & Main, Osteria Mattone) is now open for dinner in Alpharetta. The restaurant, located at 50 Canton Street in Teasley Place, is what Pernice considers a modern interpretation of the classic American diner.

This new restaurant is all Alpharetta’s gain. The city’s rapidly transforming downtown could benefit from a little of the magic Pernice brought to Roswell in 2011 when he opened his classic southern tavern Table & Main. That restaurant helped to further transform Roswell’s historic Canton Street into the OTP dining destination it is today.

Coalition’s menu mixes familiar diner dishes with the polished touches patrons of Table & Main have become accustom to under executive chef Woolery Back. Back also leads the kitchen at Coalition. Expect burgers, big sandwiches, and banana splits alongside sustainably-sourced salmon with Carolina gold rice and a 12-ounce New York strip with Madeira and veal jus glazed button mushrooms.

The Georgia burger with single beef patty, sliced country ham, jalapeño-peach preserve, arugula, and goat cheese on a milk bun
The vegetable plate tailored to what’s in season
St. Louis style barbecue ribs
Banana split sundae

Coalition is another brotherly endeavor for Pernice. Sommelier Dan Pernice will pull double duty; acting as the beverage director for Osteria Mattone in Roswell and Coalition. The wine list centers around bottles from vineyards in California, Washington, and Oregon. The beverage menu offers a majority-local list of beers along with an assortment of cocktails, which lean classic and rum and whiskey-heavy.

The 145-seat restaurant in the center of downtown Alpharetta includes an indoor and outdoor bar and a patio. Lunch and brunch begin in a few weeks.

Take at look at the food and drink menus for Coalition Food & Beverage:

Open Sunday - Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

50 Canton Street, Suite 108, Teasley Place, Alpharetta.

Osteria Mattone

1095 Canton Street, , GA 30075 (678) 878-3378 Visit Website

Table & Main

1028 Canton Street, , GA 30075 (678) 869-5178 Visit Website