By Timothy George

Olmsted, a new lunch and brunch-only restaurant, has opened in the Symphony Tower, at 1180 Peachtree Street. Olmsted aims to be the go-to place for the Midtown business crowd and those seeking bistro style dining in a relaxed garden style environment.

Executive Chef Bernie McDonough heads up the restaurant, which features an open-air kitchen, white linens with green hues and earthy undertones, installations by a local artist, and indoor and outdoor dining.

A must-have from the menu would be the Rubenesque – cured and lightly smoked Angus brisket, house made kraut, cave aged gruyere, and 1000 island on thick cut pumpernickel. It will change the way you see a Reuben. For starters, try The Chairman’s Steak Tartar – ground sirloin, capers, cornichon, red onion, dijon, and quail egg served with toast points.

The restaurant is named after landscape designer Fredrick Law Olmsted, who designed Olmsted Linear Parks on Ponce de Leon and Central Park in New York. With such a rich heritage behind the name, and a location like none other, this hidden gem wrapped in sheer and glass is bound to become a city favorite.

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Photos by Ashley Perez

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.