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Buckhead Date Night Spot Opens for Sangria, Paella, and Salsa Dancing in Alpharetta

The third location of tapas bar Eclipse di Luna is now open at Halcyon in southern Forsyth County

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

The third location of popular Atlanta tapas bar and date night spot Eclipse di Luna is now open at Halcyon in southern Forsyth County for tapas, paella, sangria, and salsa dancing.

Overlooking the trailhead to the Big Creek Greenway next to Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern at the complex, this latest location features a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows as well as two covered patios, one with its own separate bar.

The menu at Eclipse di Luna in Alpharetta mirrors that of the original location in Buckhead, including tapas favorites like patatas bravas, empanadas, fondue de camarones, and fried plantains as well as a section dedicated to paella. Look for dishes like buttermilk fried chicken and waffles drizzled in Calabrese honey and huevos rancheros topped with charred pinto beans, fontina cheese, salsa roja, and a sunny side egg during brunch. The bar serves cocktails, wine, and beer and pitchers of sangria and margaritas.

Chef Paul Luna and James Ehrlich first opened Eclipse di Luna in 1997 on Miami Circle in Buckhead, where it became a popular date night spot offering live music and salsa dancing. The second location opened in Dunwoody a few years later at Park Place on Ashford Dunwoody Road. Eric Kline partnered with Ehrlich in Eclipse di Luna in the late 1990s, following Luna’s departure from the restaurant. Luna went on to open storied downtown Atlanta cafe Lunacy Black Market, run from a space at 231 Mitchell Street along historic Hotel Row until it closed in 2014.

A revitalization of Hotel Row is currently underway on Mitchell Street, which will include a number of new businesses and restaurants, like Summerhill-based fried chicken restaurant How Crispy Express, a new location of Spiller Park Coffee, and Pizza Clementine and cocktail bar Thirteenth Floor from Slater Hospitality.

Click here to check out the menu for the new Alpharetta location of Eclipse di Luna.

6710 Town Square, Alpharetta. halcyon.eclipsediluna.com.

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

1551 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 968-2288 Visit Website

How Crispy Express

71 Georgia Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (678) 705-3531 Visit Website

Spiller Park Coffee

2929 North Druid Hills Road Northeast, , GA 30329 (404) 662-9766 Visit Website

Eclipse di Luna

4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road Northeast, , GA 30346 (678) 205-5862 Visit Website