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That Hotel for Food Lovers Opens in Midtown Atlanta This Week

Epicurean Atlanta, a 16-story hotel for food lovers with a show kitchen restaurant and terrace-level restaurant and bar, opens on West Peachtree September 16.

Epicurean Atlanta hotel and its restaurants and bars open September 16 in Midtown.
The 178-room Epicurean Atlanta hotel and its restaurants and bars open September 16 in Midtown.
Erik Meadows

Epicurean Atlanta, a 16-story hotel for food lovers with a show kitchen restaurant and terrace-level restaurant and bar, opens on West Peachtree in Midtown Thursday, September 16. Each of the 178 rooms at Epicurean Atlanta come equipped with fully stocked pantries and mini bars and food-themed design elements, including artwork and butcher-block accents.

Part of Marriott’s Autograph collection, the culinary-themed boutique hotel resides in one of three towers at the 1105 West Peachtree development and includes ground-level restaurant Reverence, Aerial Kitchen and Bar on the ninth floor terrace, and high-tech kitchen classroom Epicurean Theatre. Seating up to 100 people, look for events hosted in the culinary classroom featuring local and national chefs, bartenders, and winemakers.

Epicurean Atlanta’s first big culinary event kicks off in mid-October with Gather ‘round, a four-day Southern food festival co-founded by Elizabeth Feichter (Atlanta Food and Wine Festival).

chef Ewart Wardhaugh of Epicurean Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, GA
Chef Ewart Wardhaugh
Erik Meadows

Scottish-born chef Ewart Wardhaugh leads the kitchens at Reverence and Aerial, as well as the overall food programing for Epicurean Atlanta.

At Reverence, expect dishes like king trumpet oyster mushrooms with cherry confit, chocolate oil, and truffles, Sapelo Island razor clam ceviche, and hay-smoked rack of lamb paired with wines by the glass and bottle. Seating up to 127 people, an open show kitchen at Reverence offers bar seating, with additional seating in the dining room and on the patio overlooking West Peachtree Street.

On the ninth floor terrace, Aerial Kitchen and Bar serves dishes, raw bar selections, and drinks inspired by the foods and flavors of South America and Mexico. Aerial’s design is meant to resemble a garden with outdoor lounge seating, an open-air bar, and poolside cabana service for guests of the hotel.

Located in the lobby of the adjoining office tower across from the entrance to Epicurean Atlanta, the aptly named cocktail bar and lounge Office Bar serves sandwiches, salads, and Southern-inspired bites, like fried chicken-flavored popcorn and a shrimp and grits Scotch egg, during lunch and dinner. Wardhaugh also plans to offer special menus here centered around popular sporting events shown on televisions throughout the bar.

Reverence, Aerial Kitchen, and the Office Bar are all open to the public.

Reverence open daily 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Sunday - Thursday, 5 p.m .to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations encouraged.

Aerial Kitchen and Bar open Sunday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Office Bar open Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Public transit information: Hotel located less than a half mile south of MARTA Arts Center rail station. While buses run up and down West Peachtree, Uber or Lyft from the station to the hotel advised, as no buses stop at the hotel.

Disclaimer: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here. It is highly advised people wear masks indoors or in crowded situations, regardless of vaccination status, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

1117 W Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta. epicureanhotelatlanta.com.

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