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Empire State South


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Half Dz $16.0
Dz $26.0
Half Shell Oysters
cocktail, celery mignonette, ess hot sauce, benne crackers
For 1 $16.0
For 2 $25.0
For 4 $40.0
Ess House Charcuterie
mustards, pickles
Padron Peppers
ga olive oil, sea salt
In Jars
deviled ham, trout mousse, pickles, pimento cheese & bacon marmalade, boiled peanut hummus
ess buttermilk crackers
Cow - Landaff, Cellars At Jasper Hill, Vt
prickly pear mostarda - raw
Goat - Bluegrass, Prodigal Farm, Nc
Cow - Thomasville Tomme, Sweet Grass Dairy, Ga
kiwi apple butter - raw
Farro Salad
arugula, marcona almond, yogurt vinaigrette, preserved peach, radish, chicken skin
Prime Steak Tartare
burnt mustard, crisp egg, farro, frisee, ess half sours
Mixed Lettuces
ess goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette, baroida cured pork loin, buttered sourdough
Farm Egg
ess bologna, crisp carolina gold rice, chestnut puree, shiitake, foraged greens
Chicken Consomme
spicy chicken meatballs, boiled peanuts, root vegetables
Foraged Mushrooms
nori noodles, apple, custard, mushroom broth, ginger
Crisp Pork Belly
popcorn rice grits, peanut-caramel corn, pickled ginger
Tybee Island Shrimp
brussels, pepperoni vinaigrette, radish, orange confit, flowering basil
Border Springs Lamb Belly
braised cabbage, pickled cherries, pear, shoyu, peanuts
Crisp Sweetbreads
lentils, ess cured jowl, maple, hay cream, celery, quince membrillo
Nc Catfish
pepper dashi: rice grits, african squash, baby peppers, mustard greens
Ga Trout
chicken jus: n'duja tortellini, maitake, red russian kale, parsnip puree, turnip
Smoked Duck Breast
bourbon peach butter: purple cape beans, trumpets, shishito, corn kimchi
Darby Farms Chicken Roulade
pickled blueberries: celeriac-sourdough gratin, sweet potato, brussels
Prime Ribeye
red wine jus: sunchokes, confit chestnuts, matsutake, kohlrabi, escarole, tendon
Ess Ricotta Gnudi
whey broth: foraged mushrooms, parsnip, squash, opal basil, rice cracker
Collard Greens And Ham Hock
Fingerling Potatoes And Chestnuts
Creamed Field Peas
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
For A 3 Oz Jar $3.0
Charred Onion Jam
For A 3 Oz Jar $3.0
Green Tomato Chow Chow
Pumpkin Malt
malted milk panna cotta, scones, toasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin and ale sorbet
Candy Bar Parfait
nougat semifreddo, peanut sable, salted caramel, chocolate & peanut butter ice cream, nougat, fleur de sel
Apples "pudding"
gala apple popover, cardamom anglaise,oats, quince ice cream
Not Carrot Cake
parsnip cake, tangerine curd, walnut brittle, cream cheese ice cream, candied carrot
Cheese Plate
selection of three great artisan cheeses
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Got to try the farm egg. Never had anything like it. I had the duck and my wife had the lamb. Both were AMAZING. Great place for a special date night or a group dinner.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Z8167LYrobertr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great cocktails, atmosphere and food, with good friends, make for a great night! Old Fashioneds were well crafted as were the mulled wines. Trout and Swordfish were elevated by the sauces. My favorite dish was the Black Rice with Pistachios Salad. Just delicious and very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tennisgalDallas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big party, well handled and food was in good portions and tasty. Appreciated the parking and the good service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chuckcocke
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We had a private dinner for 20 in a side room. Chic decor and cool factor but food was just “ok.” Pear salad was fair and Coulotte dish (beef) was tough. Choose wisely

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank montbalt43
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Good modern southern food that isn't too heavy. Even the worst dish we tried was better then good. Good wine list, specially good selections by the glass. Definitely make sure you get the bread, it's amazing (and also makes a great dessert).

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I might have to go back here for this Farm Egg every time I’m in a Atlanta! When you break the egg into the crunchy rice, it becomes a perfect sauce. I don’t know how they make the rice like Rice Krispies, but I love...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robaheart
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Went with a large group on business and had a great meal. The place was modern, clean and comfortable and the service was excellent. A modern twist on southern food! Our hosts and server recommended the farm egg and “the jars” appetizers, as well as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HappyCTmama
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Empire State South has great food and interesting ambience. The Farm Egg is fabulous, and the Burger and fries are delicious. This was my first time, but I’ll be back!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Ltmc01
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The food at Empire State South was excellent and the service was prompt and friendly. All four of us loved the Farm Egg appetizer. Overall the flavor was rich and the crunchy rice was a nice surprise. We also enjoyed the Pork Belly appetizer served...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank derricksikes
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I could just do apps and started here with a glass of wine and be content. The farm egg dish is so good. I know it sounds weird. But we all loved it. Delicious!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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12 March 2017|
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Response from Travlins | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are not required but are recommended.
21 April 2016|
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Response from daviddT1735JS | Reviewed this property |
They were quite accommodating with reservations, even advising us on when we needed to be finished in ord to make the Cirque performance. They worked hard to get us in and out without feeling rushed. Very good experience.
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