Dining at Seven Lamps

I recently got to sample a few cocktails and bites from new Buckhead restaurant Seven Lamps. It’s located in the Shops Around Lenox complex, making it the perfect place to either fuel up before or wind down after a day of shopping at Lenox Square or Phipps Plaza. The decor is clean and simple with a rustic flair, thanks to reclaimed wood—salvaged from an old mill in North Georgia—that’s used throughout. The design of the space also includes an open kitchen, giving up to eight diners at a time the chance to enjoy an intimate meal at the “chef’s table” and personally see Chef Drew Van Leuvan whip up items from his regionally-influenced menu. He’s serving up everything from oysters on the half shell to handmade pastas. My personal favorites were wood-grilled kale crepes, a yummy potato-and-garlic soup and tortellini stuffed with chestnut and mascarpone. Oh, and the baked Ellijay apple with roasted mushrooms, goat cheese souffle and sherry caramel wasn’t bad either! My taste buds were seriously on a tailspin from the delicious spread.

The cocktail menu is equally as appealing as the food. Arianne Fielder, formally of Art Smith’s Bourbon Bar, heads up the beverage program at Seven Lamps. I was really intrigued by the bar’s barrel-aged Four Roses bourbon cocktails. Arienne barrels the entire cocktail mixture for up to two weeks, allowing the concoction to take on a different flavor profile. On the other end of the taste spectrum, I also tried out the light and refreshing jalapeno/tequila cocktail that’s garnished with a slice of sea salt-sprinkled watermelon.
Have you dined at Seven Lamps? Let us know some of your favorite dishes!  

By Sejal Bhima