Center Stage

Adjacent to the new Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, THE BETTY introduces Buckhead to a modern take on the glitz and glam of old-Hollywood style

Cocktails are shaking, artfully plated dishes are flowing and jazz and soul legends can be heard above the murmur of social hour. No, this isn’t out of a period piece, it’s The Betty—Atlanta’s finest new supper club-inspired restaurant.

Designed by New York City-based firm Goodrich and Ave Bradley, Kimpton Hotel’s global senior vice president of design, The Betty boasts old-Hollywood style that’s set to impress the most glamorous personalities. Handsome midcentury modern details—dark wood, luxe curves in the furniture, and rich jewel tones—enhance the restaurant’s nostalgic air.

The sophisticated design is also prevalent in the menu, where executive chef Brandon Chavannes showcases his take on American-Continental cuisine. “It’s always exciting for me to explore how food traditions can be so similar in different parts of the world and have almost identical philosophies and approach,” says Chavannes. “We wanted to dive into this to make sure people can have a new experience while also having the sense of comfort and nostalgia.”

Some of those diversified dishes include the Betty’s Bagel with smoked salmon for breakfast or chicken liver mousse with Sicilian pistachio, port and strawberry during dinner service. The beverage menu has a wide range of wines and cocktails, from a classic sidecar to the playful Sunset in Guadalajara. To push the envelope, Chavannes will continue to introduce new and exciting menu items frequently. “My only hope is that people feel the relevance in classic cuisine while also seeing a path toward evolution.”