Grand Slam

Buckhead’s Little Alley Steak puts a sultry, sophisticated spin on the classic steakhouse

Extending 9,000 square feet—with an additional 3,000-square-foot outdoor patio that has its own bar—Buckhead’s Little Alley Steak sprawls three times the size of its flagship location in Roswell. The restaurant opened in One Alliance Center on Lenox Road in May, helmed by owners Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac.

Inside, the space is broken up into a main bar, a smaller dining room and a formal dining room. Nearly everything (with the exception of the chairs) was custom-built—from handmade squares of wood that comprise the walls to meat-hook chandeliers overhead. “Most spaces are designed room-by-room, but Little Alley Steak Buckhead was designed wall-by-wall,” says Hicham. On the menu, expect wet-aged, dry-aged and prime beef from Chicago butcher shop Meats by Linz, along with charcuterie, seafood and sides. “We are one of only four restaurants in the country serving 100 percent Black Angus beef from Meats by Linz in Chicago. It’s the finest steak in the world,” Hicham says. There’s also a menu of exactly 426 bourbons available, the largest selection in Atlanta. 

“It is old-school yet modern, classic yet industrial,” Hicham notes. “I think it’s a next-generation steakhouse.”