Old Vinings Inn Continues Its Classic Southern Appeal
Originally built in the 1880s as a village post office and general store, the Old Vinings Inn has long been a mainstay restaurant for Atlantans. The menu, which offers fresh, regionally-inspired fare, is sophisticated, while also preserving a rich history.
With more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, proprietor Lee Schulman is now leading the Old Vinings Inn team and continuing to deliver the restaurant’s classic Southern appeal. Schulman has led management teams at several Atlanta restaurants, including Atlanta Fish Market, Tom Tom A Bistro, OK Café and Stoney River Legendary Steaks.
To help achieve his goals at the restaurant, Schulman hired Executive Chef Don Diem. Diem has worked in restaurants all over the United States for the last 23 years, including the Keystone Mountain Lodge in the Rocky Mountains, Edgartown Yacht Club in Martha’s Vineyard, and Noche in Atlanta. He has also cooked for celebrities such as Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher and Michael Strahan.
Diem uses seasonal ingredients to produce simple, satisfying Southern cuisine. The dinner menu includes items such as blue corn-crusted Gulf oysters, kale chop-chop salad, buttermilk fried chicken, double-cut marbled pork chop, pecan mountain trout, cheddar grits, fried green tomatoes, Old Vinings Inn fudge cake and farmhouse peach pie. There is also an extensive wine and cocktail menu with house-made beverages including the Old Vinings Inn Plantation Punch made with St. Germain, Campari, champagne and fresh grapefruit juice.
Located on the second floor, the Attic Bar features an outdoor patio overlooking Vinings. Guests can enjoy a full service bar, dinner menu during dining hours, a special Attic Bar menu and live music Wednesday- Saturday night. For special celebrations, Old Vinings Inn offers a range of private dining options with customizable menus.