A la carte dining will be served in the lounge area and will include options such as salmon tartare with burnt citrus and herbed nage and LB “fried rice,” made with crispy rice cake, five-spiced duck and Chinese sausage. Desserts will include ginger spiced doughnuts, ice creams and sorbets.
The restaurant’s wine list will be sourced from boutique wineries with a focus on biodynamic wines and organically-grown grapes. The beverage list will also feature sake, craft cocktails and locally and internationall-brewed beer.
The Lazy Betty team includes (from left) Anita Hsu, Aaron Phillips, Ron Hsu, Howard Hsu
An Atlanta native, Ronald Hsu has worked for years at acclaimed New York City restaurants including Le Colonial and Le Bernardin. He is featured on Netflix’s cooking series “The Final Table,” which premiered in November 2018.
Phillips most recently served as line cook at Atlas Restaurant in the St. Regis Buckhead and has also worked at New York eateries including The Mark Restaurant, Bouley and Le Bernardin, where he met Hsu.
Rounding out the Lazy Betty team are general manager Peter Hill, assistant general manager and beverage director James Brim, sous chef Austin Goetzman and pastry sous chef Lindsey Davis.
The restaurant previously had plans to open at 652 North Highland Ave. NE in Poncey-Highland, next door to Sweet Auburn BBQ. Sweet Auburn is owned by Ron Hsu's siblings Howard and Anita Hsu, who are also partners in Lazy Betty.
Local architecture firm Praxis3 designed Lazy Betty with an “industrial chic” aesthetic. The interior will feature natural light, muted colors and exposed brick and concrete flooring. The dining room will seat 28, and another 18 seats will be in a lounge area with chef’s counter. Lazy Betty will also feature an outdoor patio seating 25.
“After hosting preview supper club dinners last year and working to conceptualize our space, we are excited to open our doors and get cooking,” said Ron Hsu in a prepared statement. “Lazy Betty has a great team, and we are proud to offer something new and special in Atlanta.”
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