At Simon’s Restaurant, new to Midtown, you’ll find plenty of small bites and entrees stacked with global inuences ranging from executive chef Allysa Storms’ native Jamaica to Italy and Thailand.
Tip: Opt for the 8 oz. red snapper escovitch complemented by a medley of bell peppers, Israeli couscous and chili coconut cream.
Standouts from Storms—who has previously showcased her talents at The Dutch in New York City and Barcelona Wine Bar here in Atlanta—include the short ribs agnolotti, the red snapper escovitch and the simply prepared roasted Brussels sprouts with breadcrumbs and lemon (Save room for dessert—the banana pudding is outrageous.) The building itself has a varied past, once being home to Ludacris’ now-shuttered Straits restaurant, Spice and Time Restaurant and Lounge. You might recognize owner Simon Guobadia’s name, as he was previously involved in both Time Restaurant and Lounge and Buckhead Bottle Bar, and partnered with LDV Hospitality to bring American Cut to Atlanta; this is his namesake restaurant, one which he has modeled after casual New York City neighborhood dining experiences. Whether you live in the neighborhood or are visiting the nearby Fox eatre (it’s a short three-block walk), know that Simon’s is a delicious respite.
793 Juniper St. NE, 404.698.3715, simonsatl.com
Photography by: Simon's Restaurants