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Restaurant Eugene

2277 Peachtree Rd. N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30309, United States
TEL: (404) 355-0321

Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins is a believer in the secret menu. When the clock strikes 10 each night at his classic public house, Holeman & Finch, 24 double-patty burgers hit the grill—and sell out in minutes. Even more difficult to order is Hopkins’s ode to fried chicken at Restaurant Eugene, a sophisticated farm-to-table establishment in Atlanta’s trendy Buckhead quarter. “We serve it only on Sunday nights,” Hopkins says, “and with whatever is in season. Today: a chopped tomato salad with a dollop of mayonnaise. Maybe creamed corn.” Unearthing an 1824 recipe for his Sabbath supper, Hopkins goes the extra mile in tribute to cooks from a Jeffersonian era. “We brine our chicken 24 hours in salt water, pat them dry, then do a light flour dusting before an entire deep-fry bath,” he says. His main fried chicken law is simplicity. “A lot of times when chefs cook an icon,” Hopkins says, “they keep wanting to do something to it. And that’s when you end up with disasters like pineapple in your coleslaw.”

Insider Tip:

For maximum privacy, ask for one of the banquettes on the far side of the softly lit, minimalist dining room. You’ll need to make your weekend reservations at least two weeks ahead.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Chef's Table
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Large Groups
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Prix Fixe
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Parking Available
  • Romantic
  • Tasting Menu

Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau

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