Sim Walker, the restaurateur behind Southern brunch spot Ms. Icey’s Kitchen and Bar, opened Apt. 4B over the weekend in the former 1 Kept space on Peachtree Street in Buckhead, the AJC reports. 1Kept closed last September after six years there.
For now, Apt 4B is only open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are required and currently limited to one hour. Walker plans to expand the restaurant’s hours over the next few weeks and eventually offer a takeout menu with dishes that can be easily reheated at home.
Chef Dayana Joseph blends Caribbean flavors and ingredients with French preparation methods on the menu for Apt. 4B. Think starters like duck wings a l’orange and cracked conch with a Scotch Bonnet pepper emulsion, followed by entrees such as oxtail bucatini with meat slow braised in Haitian spices, cashew chicken roulade, and roasted mackerel escovitch.
The interior footprint of 1 Kept remains relatively intact, including the wrap-around bar in the middle of the dining room, which also features seating at a large communal table and high top tables. The patio seats an additional 10 people. Walker added a DJ booth toward the front of the restaurant with multiple turntables for playing his vast collection of more than 10,000 records.
Walker recently reopened the dining room at Ms. Icey’s on Clairmont Road after only being open for takeout since late March. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and parties are limited to no more than four people.
2293 Peachtree Street NW, Unit B. Atlanta. apt4batl.com.