Grant Park Eats and Zoo Bar, owned by Travis Harris, Wesley Mollon, and chef Chris Hughes, open in the former Third Street Goods and Cardinal spaces at the Beacon in March, a representative tells Eater.
Serving bistro-type fare, expect soups, salads, sandwiches, and Mediterranean-style tapas with a focus on house-roasted meats on the menu for Grant Park Eats, with Zoo Bar offering charcuterie, wings, a burger, and entrees like grilled lobster tail paired with “speakeasy-style” cocktails. The restaurant will also sell prepared meals, such as sumac- and thyme-roasted chicken and beef and boar meatloaf.
Designer Mona Stephen of M One Design Group, whose previous work includes Ten Restaurant and the Patio Cigar Lounge, took design inspiration for the restaurant and bar from nearby Zoo Atlanta. Expect a “sexy, jungle theme” throughout both spaces. Zoo Bar, for example, features a palette of creams, purples, and golds with bar stools and chairs upholstered in animal prints. The design also incorporates statement pieces, including gold-plated rhino and elephant heads, a nine-foot LED zebra motif, and a large greenery wall.
Neighborhood market Third Street Goods and adjoining cocktail bar Cardinal closed at the complex last August. Cardinal never reopened due to state-mandated closures throughout the spring, followed by capacity caps on bars in June. Those capacity limits remain in place. Owner and bartender Kathryn DiMenichi told Eater at the time that without Cardinal, Third Street Goods and the bar don’t “thrive.”
Take a look at the menus for Grant Park Eats and Zoo Bar:
—Tomato bisque with smoked blue cheese
—Kale Caesar salad with parmesan crisps and croutons
—Farro salad, roasted squash, marinated dates, almonds ricotta salata, sun-dried tomato vinaigrette
—Baked mac and cheese
—Sumac and thyme roasted chicken with roasted Brussels sprouts
—Beef and boar meatloaf, tomato conserva, roasted turnips
Grant Park Eats menu:
—Charcuterie of three rotating cheeses, one to two cured meats, or house-made rillette, honeycomb, and focaccia
—Spring onion and ricotta mousse crostini
—Smoked trout dip, shaved radish and grilled ciabatta
—Baked Camembert, strawberry mustardo and grilled bread
—Caesar salad, Parmesan crisps and croutons
—Seasonal salad, mustard and thyme vinaigrette
—Fried artichokes, sunflower aioli, gremolata
—Roast chicken and gruyere melt, sourdough, grilled lettuce, aioli and tomato conserva
—Ham and cheese, braised pork, Camembert, pickles and Dijon aioli
—Grant park burger, tomme, caramelized onions, pickles and aioli
—Lamb shoulder croquettes, goat cheese and spring onion bread pudding, jus
—Pan seared trout, spring pea and artichoke ragu, salsa verde
—Crispy baby potatoes, aioli
—Warm spring pea and artichoke panzanella
—Green bean, pickled shallot, almond butter
Zoo Bar menu:
—Sumac and pepper smoked wings, celery seed aioli
—Mussels, house pancetta, spring onions, preserved lemon, white wine, grilled bread
—Smoked morel mushrooms, asparagus, creme fraiche, pink peppercorns, cured duck egg, grilled bread
—Grilled lobster tails and artichokes, ramp butter
—Zoo Bar burger, tomme, caramelized onions, pickles aioli, potatoes
—Poached striped bass, porcini brodo, fava beans, hakuri turnips
—Wild mushroom and farro stuffed quail, pea and herb pistou
—Pan seared steak, spring onion and green peppercorn soubise, fingerling potatoes, creme fraiche, trout roe
Grant Park Eats open Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Zoo Bar open Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.