Empire State South

Southern / Soul, American, New American
$ $ $
999 Peachtree St NE (at 10th St NE)
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
3:00pm - 11:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm

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



  • 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
  • Pastry chef Cynthia Wong is leaving the States & taking her Phatty Cake recipe with her.
  • Try the "in jars" app. Lots of food for two, easily split with a group. A great way to experience lots of flavors.

Nearby places

400 Park Dr NE (Piedmont Ave. NE)
660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE)
1280 Peachtree St NE (at 16th St NE)