First Look: 1910 Public House, Lilburn

Dining Out

Lunch: 11-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Dinner: 4:30-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 4:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

Small plates, $4-$11; large plates, $11-$22; salads and burgers, $5-$11. Lunch, $-$

107 Main St., Lilburn, 770-564-6911,

The new concept from the owners of Sprig in Oak Grove, 1910 Public House, is situated in a vintage brick storefront on Main Street in Lilburn. The Southern-influenced neighborhood restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and will soon feature a market with boxed lunches, drinks and house-made to-go items.

The look: A row of sidewalk tables leads to the front entrance. Inside, the main dining area is a spacious, sparsely decorated room with brick walls, wood floors and a three-sided bar in the middle. Tables are grouped around the perimeter, set off by a quirky array of chandeliers, art lights and curtain partitions. A sliding wooden barn door hangs over the entrance to the adjoining market space.

The scene: One recent weeknight, the sidewalk was packed with small groups enjoying dinner and drinks, and there was a wait for a table in the dining room. At the bar, a large party decided to pass the time munching on pork fat, sweet corn and Tabasco-flavored popcorn ($4) and quizzing the bartender about the cocktail list.

The menu: Dinner offerings from executive chef Robert Elliot are divided between small plates, large plates and salads and burgers. Among the small plates are grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp with cheese fondue ($11) and blackened catfish tacos with blackeyed peas and chipotle tartar sauce ($9). Big plates include barbecued duck breast with cornbread pudding and peas and carrots ($19) and brown sugar-rubbed pork shoulder with braised cabbage, wilted kale and pan jus ($21). The 1910 House Burger is topped with pimento cheese, caramelized onion, pickled jalapeno and leaf lettuce ($10).

The drinks: On the specialty cocktail list, the Heeey Punkin' mixes root beer-infused Ivy Mountain moonshine with Drambuie, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pecan bitters and sage. Other than dessert wines, everything on the wine list is available by the glass or bottle ($7-$48). The beer list ranges from PBR ($3.50) to Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale ($8.50)

The extras: The daily lunch menu features salads, small plates, burgers and sandwiches, such as pimento cheese and bacon ($8) and a grilled or fried chicken po' boy ($10). Look for brunch service on Saturdays and Sundays, soon.