Empire State South

Row 1

999 Peachtree St NE (at 10th St NE)
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
Southern / Soul, American, New American
$ $ $
Mon–Fri: 7:00 AM–11:00 PM Sat: 3:00 PM–11:00 PM Sun: 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Empire State South's emphasis is on fresh approaches to traditional Southern cuisine. Another notable entry in the New American restaurant canon, this establishment serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and features a unique coffee bar.

-Arthur Newbould

Foursquare Tips

  • Seasonal produce is spun into whimsical dishes with reverence and the wine list is a treasure trove for true wine lovers. [Eater 38 Member]
  • The ESS charcuterie plate already won CL's Charcuterie Smackdown, so making the cut for CL's best 100 dishes was a done deal
  • salads - super food
  • The first Atlanta outpost from star chef Hugh Acheson is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. DO NOT MISS the "Super-food" (veggies and hanger steak) for lunch.
  • The Farm Egg with Carolina Gold Rice always gets my mojo workin'. One of the best among CL's 100 best dishes.
  • Beady lentils, sliced hanger steak, mixed lettuces, and seasonal vegetables (currently sorghum sweet potatoes, pickled beets, and chewy wheat berries) help make Super Food one of CL's 100 Best Dishes.
  • Farro is the centerpiece of this salad from Empire State South and it's amazing.
  • I need a dictionary for the menu lol! What are yellowfoots? Ohhhh, it's turtle....
  • Can you say lamb confit? How about Farro eggplant or pumpkin duck breast? All end with delicious!
  • Count on Southern-tinged dishes made with super-fresh local ingredients, anytime. At night, don't miss the house charcuterie or farm egg over crispy rice. 2013 Best of Atlanta Critics Pick.
  • The pork belly appetizer and smoked dust breast entree are knockouts.
  • Jars baby.
  • CL Best of Atlanta 2010 winner: Best restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, porridge made with steel-cut oats, soft scrambled eggs served with lox & rye toast and great coffee
  • Fried rice w/ egg dish, sweet potato salad, brussel sprouts, and duck entree. Resident mixologist is mezcal enthusiast, get a cocktail!
  • Gotta love a restaurant with several Prince albums on the playlist! Also, the pimento cheese with bacon marmalade is delish!
  • I like sitting at the bar with Cody, who is a great bartender, ordering the jars starter...amazing! It is a lot to eat, the bacon and pimento cheese is to die for, so half the time that is dinner...
  • Pop in for a pastry and a coffee to go on your travels up and down Peachtree Street.
  • Try the Duck Breast - with farro, abalone mushroom, escarole, spring onions
  • The farm egg and crispy rice appetizer is amazing. Best collard greens ever.
  • Pastry chef Cynthia Wong is leaving the States & taking her Phatty Cake recipe with her.