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French Restaurant Aix Is Closing to Become a Neighborhood Spot Called Nick’s Westside

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Chef Nick Leahy is closing Aix and Tin Tin on Brady Avenue and transforming the restaurant and wine bar into a casual neighborhood spot — take a look at the menu

The dining room at Aix on Brady Avenue in Westside
The dining room at Aix
Ryan Fleisher

After opening French Provençal restaurant Aix and adjoining wine bar Tin Tin nearly two years ago along Brady Avenue, chef Nick Leahy plans to close both this Saturday night and reopen the space on October 13 as a neighborhood spot called Nick’s Westside.

The decision to close Aix and Tin Tin is due, in part, to the pandemic and the need to pivot away from special occasion dining, in order to provide people with a more casual place to grab takeout or eat during the week.

”I think this whole year has taught us a lot of different lessons, but one of the lessons that has really stuck with me is how important our community and neighbors are. I was able to reflect and decided that I wanted to create a concept that was more of a neighborhood place for guests to gather and make everyday memories,” Leahy tells Eater. “We wanted to create a spot that people living in the neighborhood could feel comfortable visiting two or three times a week, as opposed to just for a special occasion.”

Pasta and clams Nick’s Westside
Smoked wings sprinkled with sesame seeds, parsley and radishes Nick’s Westside
Grain bowl with grilled chicken Nick’s Westside

Once Nick’s Westside opens, people can expect a totally transformed menu from that of Aix and Tin Tin, which included dishes like foie gras torchon, bouillabaisse, roasted trout nicoise, and croquembouche — a towering tree of cream puffs laced with caramel. Now people will dine on pork belly bao buns, shrimp ceviche, smoked chicken wings, burgers, short rib sandwiches, and daily pasta specials paired with local beers and original and classic cocktails from beverage director Matt Gibbons.

Aix and Tin Tin will also receive a makeover. Atlanta-based Starling Studio plans to update the dining room and bar areas, which will eventually feature “family-friendly activities” in the sunroom, space on the walls for people to sign their names, new lighting, and a fresh coat of paint. For now, seating will only be available in the sunroom with its fireplace and on the adjoining patio (once part of Tin Tin.)

“A majority of refresh will be completed when doors open next week, Tuesday, October 13th. A few additional design elements will be added in the coming weeks,” a representative for Nick’s Westside says.

The bar at Aix
The bar at Aix
Ryan Fleisher
the patio at tin Tin
Tin Tin’s patio
Ryan Fleisher

Check out the menu for Nick’s Westside:

Nick’s Westside

Nick’s Westside offers takeout and limited dine-in service on the patio and in the sunroom. Reservations highly encouraged. Masks are required when not seated a table.

Open Tuesday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

956 Brady Avenue NW, Ste. 100, Atlanta. nickswestsideatl.com.

Update: October 9, 7:30 a.m.: This story has been updated with comments from chef Nick Leahy and a menu for Nick’s Westside.

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