Upscale Southern comfort fare in Atlanta
While the menu at Atlanta’s Restaurant Eugene offers undeniably fine cuisine, the restaurant has the uncanny ability to make you feel immediately comfortable as soon as you walk in the door. The sleek and minimalist design features a simple color scheme of grays, while floor-to-ceiling drapes add a touch of drama to the space. Music from jazz greats Miles Davis, John Coltrane and more softly plays in the background providing a smooth soundtrack for ponying up to the small bar, tucked into the back of the main dining room, for a pre-dinner cocktail.
The relatively modest (but very classy) atmosphere serves a purpose — it allows the food and wine to take center stage. James Beard Award winning chef and owner Linton Hopkins (he also owns Holeman & Finch Public House, H&F Bottle Shop and H&F Bread Co.) creates Restaurant Eugene’s nightly menus based on what’s fresh from the area farmers with whom he’s formed relationships, giving a sense of community and local flavor to each bite.