Tried & True

Holeman & Finch Public House, by renowned Atlanta restaurateur and chef Linton Hopkins, is back and better than ever 

Husband-and-wife duo Linton and Gina Hopkins, co-founders of hospitality group Hopkins and Company, have reintroduced the new rendition of their legendary restaurant Holeman & Finch Public House to Colony Square. Open for lunch and dinner, this establishment is a must-visit for all Atlantans and out-of-towners alike.

“Warmth and deliciousness are our jam at Holeman & Finch. I want our guests to feel like they are in a place that welcomes them before they even walk in the door,” says Chef Hopkins.

An assortment of shareable fare occupies the dinner menu, like their indulgent pimento cheese and the Sapelo clams with bacon, bourbon, jalapeño and toasted levain. The menu also offers a wide selection of meats and cheeses to build your own charcuterie board. Among the selection of main plates is Hopkins’ famous cheeseburger as well as delectable options such as a snapper meunière and a skillet beefsteak. “Many of the dishes at Holeman & Finch are inspired by the original location, but we are always weaving in new stories,” says Chef Hopkins. “We have a full oyster and shellfish bar and are featuring a traditional Sunday roast each weekend. Regardless of the time of day, we celebrate from-scratch, whole-animal and whole-vegetable cookery.”

Designed by Gina, daughter Avery Hopkins and Katelyn Belson, thoughtful furnishings inhabit Holeman & Finch’s interior. “We used our love for cozy British pubs and our connectivity to the art district in Midtown as a starting point,” says Gina. “The three of us share a similar sensibility and we each brought ideas to the design.” A variety of art pieces and memorabilia from the Hopkins family collection, Scott Antique Markets, 1stDibs, Chairish and more reside in every dining nook. “For the booths, I have to give Chef Hopkins all the credit,” says Gina. “Having those special nooks was his idea and became the canvas for the overall design.” The team also worked with cabinetmakers to create the furniture and millwork, and the zinc bars—ideal for happy hour—were custom-made
in Savannah.

 With an alluring environment to match, Holeman & Finch is the new city hangout for an enticing meal and cocktail. Says Chef Hopkins, “The idea of a public house is to come as you are without too much fuss. Meet a friend, grab a drink, stay for a short time or stay for a long time.”