Boone’s restaurant opens for limited dine-in service early next month at the renovated Bobby Jones Golf Course along Northside Drive in Buckhead. According to the press release, the restaurant, located inside the Murray Golf House, was designed as part of a project by students from nearby Savannah College of Art and Design.
In addition to the restaurant, Murray Golf House includes a putting course and driving range and houses the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
When Boone’s opens in September, executive chef Austin Rocconi plans to serve “upscale, new American cuisine,” with dishes on the menu centered around his time spent in California, Texas, Mississippi, and Georgia. Drinks at Boone’s lean into whiskey and bourbon, like a take on the Bobby Jones cocktail made with Peach-infused bourbon. Expect the bar to also offer several local beers on tap and wines by the glass.
During the ongoing pandemic, seating will be limited inside the dining room, on the covered patio, and the veranda overlooking the course. Servers and other customer-facing employees are required by the state to wear masks.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms imposed a citywide mask mandate on the public in July, which includes inside private businesses. However, the governor’s latest executive order gives the owners of restaurants and other private businesses the choice to opt out of enforcing a local mandate on their property.
It’s unclear if Bobby Jones plans to enforce the mandate and require patrons of the golf course to wear masks inside buildings throughout the property.
Named for Augusta businessman, philanthropist, and golfer Boone Knox, Boone’s is run by the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation. Bobby Jones opened in 1932 as Atlanta’s first public golf course, in honor of the legendary golfer and native Atlantan. Beyond Jones’ many sports accomplishments over the decades, he helped found and design Augusta National Golf Club and co-founded the Masters Tournament.
Open for lunch and dinner, Wednesday - Sunday. Reservations encouraged. Brunch forthcoming.
2205 Northside Drive, Atlanta. boonesatl.com.