A Sage Woodfire Tavern classic is Surf & Turf with black angus petite filet, Maine lobster tail, hand cut steak fries, spinach, and lobster butter. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.
Photo: Bob Townsend/Atlanta Restaurant Scene
Photo: Bob Townsend/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Sage Woodfire Tavern closes in Buckhead

A Perimeter location remains open

The Buckhead location of Sage Woodfire Tavern has closed a year after opening.

The restaurant, located at 3379 Peachtree Road, posted notice of the closure to its Facebook page before deleting the post, What Now Atlanta reports. A manager at the restaurant’s Perimeter location confirmed the closure.

The Buckhead eatery was the latest Sage location to close after the restaurant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2018. The original Sage, which opened in Alpharetta nearly two decades ago, closed last year, along with a Windy Hill location that had opened in late 2017. An East Cobb location also closed in 2017. The Perimeter Sage is the only restaurant that remains open.

Owner James Liakakos, whose Greek-American family started out in the restaurant business in Brooklyn, spent close to $3 million redesigning the 11,000 square-foot, 300 seat Buckhead space. The restaurant featured two bars, a patio and the addition of a second floor that was used for parties, private events and business meetings.

When asked why he opened the Windy Hill and Buckhead locations within six months of each other, Liakokos said, “I didn’t want to say no to SunTrust Park. And, then, how could I ever say no to Buckhead?”

The AJC has reached out for more details on the closure and future plans for Sage. 

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