Fashionable French bistro, Le Bilboquet, will open its doors in the new Buckhead Atlanta district later this fall. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Le Bilboquet will bring a vibrant atmosphere paired with simple, classic French cuisine to the neighborhood.
Reminiscent of a charming European square, Le Bilboquet is located at the center of Buckhead Atlanta, anchoring the upscale retail and dining development. A true “jewel box,” the bistro and bar will be the only freestanding restaurant on the property, offering Atlantans and visitors a natural gathering spot to enjoy a chilled bottle of rosé alfresco alongside classic bistro fare or a draft beer and croquet monsieur at the bar.
Le Bilboquet originally opened in New York City’s Upper East Side as a 38-seat hotspot in 1986. After 27 years of success, the restaurant relocated to a larger space on East 60thStreet in Manhattan in October 2013. For the Atlanta restaurant, Philippe Delgrange, founder of Le Bilboquet, has teamed up with fellow restaurateur Rick Wahlstedt, owner and founder of national winning concepts.
“The restaurant will bring a slice of vibrant Parisian café culture and classic French cooking to the city,” said Delgrange. “We look forward to embracing Atlanta’s culture and hospitality.”
Le Bilboquet will serve the same approachable classics from its New York menu in Atlanta, including its standout Cajun chicken served with a heaping pile of crispy pomme frites and green salad. Other signature dishes include crab and guacamole salad, steak au poivre,salmon tartare and chocolate mousse. Leading the kitchen in Atlanta is chef de cuisine Jean Louis Sangare, who has been with Le Bilboquet for 15 years.
Floor-length windows surround the L-shaped interior dining area and bar, illuminating the space with bright, natural light. Incorporating quintessential Parisian elements, Le Bilboquet features a fabulous two-color terrazzo floor, traditional pewter counter at the bar, blue velvet banquettes and vintage brass light fixtures. The walls will boast a rotating collection of paintings and photography by locally and nationally acclaimed artists, all available for purchase, while ornate floral arrangements of fresh flowers will adorn the space. Outside of the restaurant, guests will be transported to a Parisian sidewalk café with traditional French bistro woven rattan chairs and tables.
Le Bilboquet is located at 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, and will be open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on weekends. A café menu will be available daily from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information call 404.869.9944.
They’re definitely trying to make Buckhead Avenue the next big thing here in Atlanta. If you haven’t been you should definitely go just to see it. It’s really nice and these high-end additions are definitely bringing the attention the property wants. Le Bilboquet is the perfect complement to the property.