Empire State South takes a modern approach to creating authentic Southern dishes, relying on the beautiful foods of this region. A community restaurant that appeals to a broad range, Empire State South is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a to-go lunch program, courtyard bocce ball and an extensive coffee bar.
Empire State South is open for Breakfast M-F, 7:00am-10:00am, Lunch M-F, 11:00am-3:00pm, Dinner Mon-Sun, 5:30pm-11:00pm, Brunch on Sunday, 10:30am-3:00 pm. The ESS coffee shop is always open with to-go options available.
Executive Chef of Empire State South is Ryan Smith. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Ryan received his degree in 2000 and has since worked in Atlanta’s most prominent restaurants including Bacchanalia, Canoe, Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch.
Order a signed copy of Hugh’s cookbook, A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen. Filled with more than 120 mouthwatering recipes and anecdotal headnotes, plus 100 color photographs and line drawings from Hugh himself, and plenty of kitchen tips, shortcuts, and plain old-fashioned know-how, A NEW TURN IN THE SOUTH is an essential addition to any home cook’s library.