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Blackbird Opens for All-Day French Dining on Marietta Street Downtown

Blackbird opened in the former Studio No. 7 space for breakfast, weekend brunch, and dinner

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

An all-day restaurant called Blackbird opened in the former Studio No. 7 event space downtown on Marietta Street, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Blackbird, owned by Asa Fain, the proprietor of live music club and gallery Apache Cafe on 3rd Street near Tech Square, serves breakfast and weekend brunch as well as dinner.

The breakfast menu at Blackbird offers French toast and waffles as well as platters, including a Greek omelette and a skillet with fingerling potatoes, mushrooms, peppers, bacon, and sausage. There’s a selection of lighter fare on the menu, like the Blackbird sandwich made with egg whites, cheddar, bacon, and tomato and a scramble consisting of egg whites, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

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Chef Matthew Jones (the Optimist), who describes Blackbird as “New American/Gourmet Casual/French-European”, leans into more French-Creole dishes on his dinner menu. It includes a handful of appetizers such as scallops prepared three ways and crispy pork belly, and entrees, including a braised rabbit, rainbow trout meuniere, a pork chop served with Creole mustard sauce, and banana pudding poke cake for dessert.

Blackbird serves beer, wine, and cocktails and expects to begin late night bites in a few weeks. According to the website, Fain may be looking to eventually add live music during dinner and late night dining.

Take a look at the breakfast menu:

Open Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

393 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta.

Update, March 20, 12:30 p.m.: This story was updated with new information regarding the hours and beverage offerings.

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