From the mind of Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson come two new northern comfort food and beverage spots to Buckhead.
Spaceman offers both indoor and outdoor seating INTERIOR PHOTO COURTESY OF REEVES YOUNG
Mount Royal’s beef tartare, served with smoked egg yolk, shallot and cornichon.
Inspired by the Great White North’s comfort foods comes Buckhead’s newest foodie destination. Tucked inside Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, both Montreal steakhouse Mount Royal (@mountroyalatl) and rooftop bar Spaceman (@spacemanatl) have found a home. James Beard Award-winning chef and Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson brings high-quality steaks and Canadian cuisine to the South through Mount Royal, the anchoring culinary offering at Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta. “Mount Royal is an ode to where I’m from—Montreal and Ottawa—and that region of the world,” shares Acheson. “It’s a steakhouse extensively, but offers really high-quality beef and beautiful renditions of some of my favorite dishes, like a Portuguese chicken plate, split pea soup and more.” This is not Acheson’s first time in Atlanta’s food scene, as Mount Royal and Spaceman are additions to his three other beloved Georgia-based restaurants: Five & Ten, Empire State South and By George. Sitting right off the lobby on the main floor, Mount Royal offers renditions of Acheson’s favorite dishes such as tourtière, finished with frisee and black truffle vinaigrette, and latkes, complete with creme fraiche and smoked salmon. With the goal of gathering loved ones to share a meal, the breakfast, lunch and dinner spot draws on French cooking techniques mixed with Southern hospitality and local harvests to make guests feel right at home.
Fripper’s hot dog, served with a potato bun, black truffle chowchow, Dijon and crispy potato sticks at Spaceman
Sitting high above Mount Royal is Acheson’s second creation, Spaceman, a rooftop bar that allows guests to sip on craft cocktails such as the Prado Royal—a combination of bitter orange vodka, bianco and dry vermouth, mezcal, maraschino, lemon and bubbles—while overlooking Buckhead’s skyline. Located on the 15th floor, Spaceman hosts a light menu inspired by Acheson’s Canadian background. Guests can enjoy interior or exterior lounge seating while savoring a few shareables, such as the single-layer nachos served with green chili chicken or red chili mushrooms.
Mount Royal serves a variety of choice cuts
Make no mistake, Acheson’s comfort food (and liquid layers) beat the cold weather like no other, and Buckhead just hit the jackpot.
Mount Royal’s contemporary and colorful interiors.
Photography by: interiors photos courtesy of Reeves Young, food imagery by Andrew Thomas Lee