“Buckhead has a special place in my heart, and we have had many guests ask us to open in Buckhead,” Ayman Kamel, principal of 5Church Atlanta, said in a prepared statement. “We are looking forward to embracing the Buckhead community with open arms and will show them a great time. Our incredible service and imaginative food will ensure that guests will walk away wanting to come back again and again. They will feel like family.”
Executive chef Mark Alba, who started at the Midtown location in early 2020, will oversee the kitchen, working with sous chefs Angelina Espinoza and Chris Williams. Executive Chef Whitney Thomas will be taking over the Midtown location.
The menu will feature several dishes that have been mainstays at the Midtown restaurant since it opened in Colony Square in 2016, including the “60 Second” prime New York strip and 5Church lamb burger that can be found at all four 5Church locations: Midtown, Buckhead, Charlotte & Charleston. Guests can also find several dishes specific to the Buckhead location, as well as seasonally changing items. Photography by Erik Lewitt, Plexus Research & Design.
Kamel said the large building, designed by Erik Lewitt of Plexus Research and Design, will be completely renovated. The centerpiece will be a “greenroom”, a patio space for about 70 that can easily be enclosed or can function as outdoor seating via retractable windows. Art from local artists will be installed throughout the restaurant, including on the ceiling. The interior will seat about 145.
“The minute you walk in, you’re going to see that ‘wow’ factor,” Kamel said. “It’s not going to be a copy and paste of 5Church Midtown. We wanted to give people something to be hungry for. Each restaurant will have its unique experience, but it’ll still be a 5Church.”
“We want guests to have a memorable time and leave our place completely satisfied,” Kamel said. “Buckhead is known for exceptional food, nightlife, and art, and we are going to impress our guests with new, unique experiences including amazing artwork and ‘wow’ moments that they will not find anywhere else. We know they will have a great time with us.”
5Church Buckhead will be open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as weekend brunch.
Photography by: Erik Lewitt, Brandon Amato