Atlantans no longer need to travel through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to dine at One Flew South, when the critically acclaimed Southern restaurant and sushi bar opens its second location Friday, June 17, on the Eastside Beltline. And it’s likely one of the biggest restaurant openings to take place in years along this portion of the trail in the Old Fourth Ward.
Located next door to Shake Shack, taking over the former Hazel Jane’s wine bar space, the Beltline location of One Flew South features the same menu as the airport restaurant, with a few new dishes added, like bourbon miso cod atop creamy stone grits, Szechuan-style short ribs, a deviled egg flight, and hot drunken chicken and mochi waffles.
Atlanta chef Allen Suh (8ARM, Gato, Gaja) leads the sushi bar at One Flew South on the Beltline, while chef Cedric McCroery oversees day-to-day operations at both the airport and Old Fourth Ward locations.
One Flew South, backed by Jackmont Hospitality, was nominated in 2014 for Outstanding Service by the James Beard Foundation, and then again in 2015. It’s the first airport restaurant to be recognized by the prestigious annual food awards.
Longtime Jackmont Hospitality culinary director Todd Richards (Lake and Oak BBQ, Soul: Food and Culture) says a second location of One Flew South outside of the airport has always been in the cards. Timing and the right space hadn’t come along, until now.
“It’s very important to us that we maintain the core elements of One Flew South as we expand beyond the airport, including the execution of the food and the customer service we’re quite famous for,” Richards told Eater in May. “Having this larger space will offer more opportunities for seasonal menu items, expanding to brunch and simply being more accessible for folks.”
People familiar with the airport location will find much of the design and decor at the Beltline restaurant similar. This includes the iconic wood wall flanking the dining room and the photographic mural of the forest. The larger space also affords One Flew South to expand its seating options, including transforming Hazel Jane’s oval wine bar in the center of the restaurant into a sushi bar and adding seating outside on the front patio.
Take a look at the dinner and sushi menus:
Open daily for happy hour, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekday and Sunday dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Weekend brunch expected in the coming weeks.
670 DeKalb Avenue. oneflewsouthatl.com.