Fifth Group Restaurants’ newest addition, South City Kitchen Avalon, has officially opened for breakfast and dinner. Located at 9000 Avalon Boulevard at The Hotel at Avalon, the restaurant serves as the fourth outpost of the southern concept, marking 25 years since the birth of Fifth Group and the South City Kitchen brand in 1993.
Occupying 6,000 square feet at The Hotel at Avalon, South City Kitchen Avalon serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Weekend brunch service will introduced soon.
While South City Kitchen Avalon’s rooted brand identity and separate street entrance lend it an autonomous feel, the restaurant remains connected to The Hotel at Avalon through complementary design work by The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry – like the expansive bar spilling into the hotel lobby.
Executive chef David Gross leads the kitchen, executing a blend of South City Kitchen staples and seasonal dishes developed exclusively for the Avalon location. As the first South City Kitchen location to host daily breakfast services, Gross incorporates the facets of a traditional southern breakfast with lighter menu options. Chef Gross’ inspiration lies in light, contemporary Southern cuisine focused on grains, vegetables, seasonality and local farmers.
Breakfast dishes include a stacked chicken biscuit with gouda, pecan-smoked bacon and apple butter; smoothies like a green smoothie with spinach, pineapple and apple cider; avocado toast with H&F whole grain bread, hass avocado, poached eggs and smoked bacon; and more. For dinner specialties exclusive to the Avalon location, guests can look for salmon tartare with a bourbon-based “Kentuckyaki” sauce, pickled okra, Old Bay crema and house chips; pan-seared tuna with eggplant-peanut hummus, braised cabbage, herb pistou and black pepper yogurt; and duck cassoulet with spice-rubbed duck leg, andouille sausage, Sea Island red peas and green tomato chow-chow.
The Hotel at Avalon, a 330-key Autograph Collection hotel, opened to the public Tuesday, January 16, in tandem with the Alpharetta Conference Center.