Dallas-based restaurant National Anthem, owned by chef Nick Badovinus, opens this spring inside the Omni Hotel at Battery Atlanta, just steps from Atlanta Braves stadium Truist Park.
Billed as an ode to the modern diner and America’s favorite pastime (baseball), the menu for National Anthem features everything from loaded nachos, deviled eggs, and fish and chips to rigatoni alla vodka, a double-stack burger, and a London broil-style flat iron steak. Dessert includes butterscotch brulee and pineapple upside down cake.
A favorable 2022 review by the Dallas Observer described the menu for National Anthem as a “mix tape of Badovinus’ greatest hits,” but with a more affordable price tag than some of his other Dallas restaurants and with more seafood, including ceviche and crudo.
In addition to National Anthem, Badovinus also owns Town Hearth, two locations of Neighborhood Services, Yo Lobster, Desert Racer, Montlake Cut, and Brass Ram in and around Dallas.
This isn’t the first restaurant from a well-known chef to open at the Omni at Battery Atlanta. In 2018, chef Hugh Acheson opened Achie’s at the hotel, a restaurant named for his grandfather serving riffs on Southern classics, poutine, and ballpark snacks. Achie’s closed ten months later.
The Omni Hotel is located right off of the main drag at Battery Atlanta, in the shadow of Truist park near C. Ellet’s Steakhouse, Garden and Gun Club, and Antico. The pool overlooks the ballpark and often hosts parties and other events on Atlanta Braves game days.
2625 Circle 75 Parkway, Battery Atlanta. nationalanthemdtx.com.