Lenox Road steakhouse Little Alley Steak is closed temporarily after a fire broke out in the kitchen of the One Alliance Center restaurant in Buckhead early yesterday evening. The fire was contained to the kitchen and no one was injured.
Prior to the arrival of the fire department, chefs tried to put out the fire that began in a hood above one of the stoves. Atlanta Fire and Rescue ruled the fire accidental.
Owners Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac tell Eater Atlanta they are assessing the damage to determine repairs and a reopening date. Signs posted to the front door indicate the restaurant could remain closed through at least Sunday.
This is the second location of Azhari and Kovac’s popular Roswell steakhouse on Canton Street. The Buckhead restaurant is triple the size of its Roswell counterpart, seating 250 people between two dining rooms, a bar, and the patio with its own bar.
The classic steakhouse serves both wet and dry-aged steaks and prime cuts of beef, alongside a menu of oysters and other chilled seafood. Both Buckhead and Roswell include deep whiskey lists. Buckhead offers more than 400 whiskeys, scotches, and bourbons on its menu.
In addition to Little Alley Steak, Azhari and Kovac also own Salt Factory Pub and 1920 Tavern on Canton Street in Roswell.
One Alliance Center, 3500 Lenox Road, NE, Suite 100, Atlanta. littlealleysteak.com