The team behind Muss and Turner’s, MTH Pizza, and Local Three just opened another Atlanta restaurant together, this time an Atlanta version of a “21st-century diner” in Buckhead called Roshambo.
Taking over the former Another Broken Egg Cafe space in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, Roshambo is what partners chef Chris Hall, Ryan Turner, and Todd Mussman refer to as their “love letter to Atlanta” in both menu and design.
Another name for the game “rock, paper, scissors,” Roshambo replaces those trio of choices with a hodgepodge of breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods served throughout the day. Starting at 9 a.m., people can order a variety of dishes from the all-day menu, including buckwheat pancakes, shrimp and grits, a fried bologna sandwich, and spaghetti cacio e pepe.
Chef Kevin Leveille also pays homage to the late Jim White and his longtime Peachtree Battle restaurant Jim White’s Half Shell on the menu, offering oysters Rockefeller and blackened redfish Pontchartrain with cheddar grit cakes. A bucket of fried chicken served family-style is accompanied by sides of mac and cheese, coleslaw, and biscuits and the option to add a bottle of Champagne. Look for daily specials, too, such as duck meatloaf on Wednesday and prime rib on Friday, as well as a brownie sundae and apple cobbler for dessert.
In addition to wine and beer, expect classic cocktails like the Aviation, Cosmpolitan, Manhattan, and Hemingway daiquiri from the bar. And it appears Hall, Turner, and Mussman aim to bring back the three martini lunch with a pitcher of martinis served wet, dirty, or dry.
With a design by Amy Price of Starling Studio and John Boggs of Phase 5 Creative, Roshambo takes inspiration from the city’s cultural icons and skyline. A wall of booths in the main dining room incorporates street maps of Atlanta and cutouts of views from the Jackson Street Bridge as seen in 1970, 1996, and 2015.
Over in the “Side Hustle” dining room, custom plates hang on the walls featuring some of Atlanta’s most famous public figures and fictional characters like hip-hop duo Outkast, local street performer and “Ambassador of Mirth” Baton Bob, and the cast from “Designing Women”. Vintage photos throughout the restaurant contain snapshots of recognizable Atlanta landmarks, including Waffle House and Turtle’s Records and Tapes. One of the most unique design elements at Roshambo is a hat tip to Turtle’s in a wall of old cassette tapes.
Take a look at the food and cocktail menus for Roshambo below:
Open Sunday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
2355 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. roshamboatl.com.