The Restaurants

Five & Ten (2000) was started from scratch and represents our continual quest to provide a community restaurant within our town. It is a restaurant with little pomp and circumstance serving a diverse crowd of people. To some, we are a restaurant for special occasions and to others we are their constant meal source. The menu has always been an open interpretation of Southern food, melding Georgia cookery with French and Italian influences I learned growing up. It’s been a very fun restaurant over the years.

Address: 1073 S Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-546-7300


Empire State South (2010) is our first Atlanta outpost and has been a great success. The food, spanning breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, is very modern with a deep loyalty and respect for local ingredients. The wine program, coffee service and kickass bocce ball court are all-important attributes to a restaurant that has found its heart in midtown Atlanta.

Address: 999 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-541-1105


by George (2019) Opened in the newly renovated Candler Hotel in downtown Atlanta, By George, offers French-inspired classic cuisine. As a consultant management group Hugh and the team, serve French-inspired cuisine. Inspired by the history and architecture of the building, the restaurant is named after the original architects of the 1906 building, George E. Murphy and George Stewart.

Address: 127 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (470) 851-2752


Hotel Effie

Hotel Effie Sandestin(2020) We partnered with the Becnel family of Sandestin, FL to open this unique boutique hotel to breathe fresh new life into beloved Southern cuisine and food that nourishes the body and the soul. Opened in January of 2020, we offer multiple experiences here. Guests can choose between our:  Lobby Bar which is a beautiful lobby cocktail bar, coffee, and pastry offerings at the coffee shop, Sweetbay, however, if you looking for more full experience check out the ground floor fine-dining restaurant, Ovide, or take in the views at the rooftop bar, ara... Lastly, in-room dining if you feel like just relaxing in your room.

Address: 1 Grand Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Phone: 1 (850) 351-3000



Mount Royal & Spaceman (2021) Indulge in spectacular, chef-driven meals on-site at Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta. Enjoy small plates and craft cocktails at Spaceman, our indoor-outdoor, 15th-floor rooftop bar, and lounge at the North and South terraces offering TVs throughout and yard games. Then head to Mount Royal, our ground-floor restaurant serving up delicious Montreal-inspired dishes made fresh for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in-room dining.

Address:  3301 Lenox Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: (470) 763-4399

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