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Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Celebrates the Opening of Signature Restaurant, Brassica

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Brassica Dinner Spread
Luxury hotel debuts its new signature restaurant, bar and lounge as part of its ongoing property‑wide transformation

ATLANTA – The luxurious Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is pleased to announce the opening of its new signature restaurant, Brassica, which weaves together brasserie-style French cooking with regionally sourced ingredients, drawing culinary inspiration from Georgia and the American South. Together, with its new intimate bar that embraces the history and heritage of American craft cocktails, the stylish and sophisticated Peacock Alley lounge, and enchanting Solarium, Brassica is set to become the dining cornerstone of Atlanta’s coveted Buckhead neighborhood.

“As part of our exciting property-wide transformation, we are delighted to bring Brassica to life within our community and to offer an innovative take on brasserie-style French cooking, infusing regional cookery and ingredients into our menu. Brassica will serve as a keystone location in the Buckhead neighborhood where hotel guests and Atlantans are offered innovative gastronomic programs unlike no other,” said Christopher Guidice, director of food and beverage, Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. “We look forward to having guests experience the restaurant and understand how traditional French cuisine paired with Southern elegance offers a truly unforgettable sensory experience.”

Reimagined Food and Beverage

Newly appointed Executive Chef Christophe Le Métayer relies on his classical French training to infuse traditional French dishes and preparation methods with regionally sourced ingredients and modern Southern culinary techniques. The experience offers a menu organized into three sections: “Growers & Producers,” starters that spotlight the highest quality fresh produce from local purveyors; “Butchers & Fishermen,” the heart of the menu that showcases the finest cuts of regional meat and seafood; and “For Two,” shared dishes that represent a nod to Southern hospitality and hosted dinner parties.

Executive Chef Christophe Le Métayer
Executive Chef Christophe Le Métayer

Dishes include tantalizing selections, such as Yellow Corn Bisque studded with gulf shrimp, bacon and chopped croutons; Steak Tartare served with Yukon potato puffs and topped with a quail egg and peppery greens; Low Country Perloo brimming with gulf shrimp and chicken thighs; and the Brassica Roast Chicken for two with a cornbread dressing, roasted root vegetables, and salted peanut gravy.

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Brassica Dinner Spread
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Brassica Dinner Spread

In keeping true to the brasserie experience, Brassica presents a highly curated bar program, which tells the story of the American craft cocktail evolution, from the early 1900s to present day, illuminating the influence of the flagship Waldorf Astoria New York’s Peacock Alley bar program, among other tributes to historic tipples. Designed by Will Benedetto and refined by Brassica’s lead bartender, Cara McInerney, the menu is carefully crafted to excite the senses, incorporating detailed touches, such as spraying glasses with rose water and utilizing fresh florals still on the vine that are cut to order.

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Brassica Old Fashioned
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead - Brassica Old

Signature cocktails include City within the Forest, mixed with Toki whiskey, peach vinegar, orange phosphate, orange flower, and a splash of seltzer; the Spicy Margarita, elevated with Casamigos blanco tequila, Anaheim chili, rose, agave, orange, and lime; and The Waldorf Cocktail, a take on Dale DeGroff’s version crafted with Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Carpano antica, pernod absinthe, orange bitters, and lemon.

Stunning Design

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Brassica
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead - Brassica

Brassica’s interior design was executed by award-winning, bi-coastal design firm, BHDM Design, who drew inspiration from Atlanta’s “city within the forest” concept that stems from the natural beauty of the surrounding area. The space melds neo-classical details with floral-inspired motifs, all resting within an architecture that is a contemporary classic.

The dining room and its bar were conceived as a glowing, intimate mixology space, layered with deco touches inspired by the original Waldorf Astoria property. Custom cerused oak walls, white oak floors, and saddle leather banquettes are warmed further by custom pendant lights and geometric gold-leafed Phillip Jeffries wall covered-insets to create an inviting backdrop for guests. Additional elements include custom pearlized hand-painted wallcovering by Vahallan, sconces by Holly Hunt, and a custom dogwood-inspired Chandelier by Yellow Goat.

Peacock Alley, an ode to the original at the brand flagship, Waldorf Astoria New York, serves as an extension of the restaurant, set in the classically appointed Robert A.M. Stern lobby. Suitable for both lounging and dining, the space is outfitted with modern, gently curved sofas and chairs, a custom hand-painted silvery dappled forest mural by Dean Barger, and artwork provided from a rotating curatorial program by Atlanta-based Bill Lowe Gallery.

A New Stage for Afternoon Tea

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Solarium
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Solarium

The hotel’s signature Afternoon Tea is served in the light-filled Solarium, previously an open-air patio that was reimagined by BHDM Design into an enclosed space with custom up-lit trellises, overhead lanterns, and furniture that evokes an indoor-outdoor feel. Here, patrons can enjoy a traditional tea service, offering a fine local tea selection, complemented by Southern-inspired tea sandwiches and traditional petite sweets, as well as champagne or sparkling wine. The Solarium is also available for private dining and events.

For more information about Brassica and to make a reservation, visit Brassica Atlanta, call (404) 995-7545, or find the restaurant on social media on Instagram or Facebook.

More details about Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead and its property-wide transformation will be revealed this summer. For more information about the hotel, or to book a reservation, please visit

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About Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

Waldorf Astoria established roots in the heart of Atlanta’s coveted Buckhead neighborhood in 2018, presenting an urban retreat with understated luxury and sophisticated charm for out-of-town travelers and residents alike. True Waldorf Astoria service blends seamlessly with genuine Southern hospitality across the hotel’s settings, including the 15,000-square-foot spa with its “city within a forest” concept, 60-foot saline lap pool, expansive fitness center and yoga studio, private English Gardens, and intimate function spaces. This year, the property will debut a new, elegant guest room design inspired by the hotel’s refined feel, featuring accommodations that offer more space, comfort, and convenience with inviting, neutral color tones, while also unveiling reimagined suites and a grand Presidential Suite. Brassica, the hotel’s new signature restaurant, weaves together brasserie-style French cooking with regionally sourced ingredients, drawing culinary inspiration from Georgia and the American South. For more information on Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead visit the website or connect on Facebook or Instagram.