Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Twelve Eighty restaurant at the Woodruff Arts Center has new look, new menu

Twelve Eighty, the upscale dining restaurant (formerly known as Table Twelve Eighty) located at the Woodruff Arts Center, has a new look – and a new menu. The restaurant, in partnership with Sterling Spoon Culinary Management, which manages culinary operations at the cultural institution, recently underwent enhancements to its lounge area while also transitioning to a spring menu.

Interior design in the lounge include a change in fixtures, particularly furniture, that keep the space bright, airy and comfortable, while at the same time melding with the restaurant’s art-driven surroundings.

On the food side, executive chef John Metz and his culinary team have debuted a new menu. Highlights among recent additions include starters like ahi tuna poke with crispy wontons, a flatbread of the day and a trio of house-made dips served with crudites and grilled baguette. New salads offerings include a chopped spring salad plus a melon and grape salad tossed with arugula, cucumber, feta, mint and a honey lavender-white balsamic dressing. Among heftier fare, look for a Tuscan chicken stack (Think: caprese salad, but hot, and with a couple of chicken fillets), a Maine lobster roll, an open-faced bruschetta steak sandwich, a veggie burger and tacos sporting mahi mahi.

The interior at Twelve Eighty.

Twelve Eighty is open to the public as well as to Woodruff Arts Center patrons. Headed to a performance at the symphony or Alliance Theatre? The lounge shifts to a bar menu after 4 p.m., offering an abbreviated menu of quick bites –  along with a beverage list of beer, wine and cocktails – to get you in and out the door in time for the show.

Twelve Eighty, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-5239,


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