First Look: True Food Kitchen, Buckhead

True Food Kitchen from Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts recently landed at the revamped main entrance of Lenox Square in Buckhead, along with another Fox concept, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. True Food features menus based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet.

The look: In keeping with its healthy living mission, the atmosphere is uncluttered and bright, with eco-friendly natural wood set off by green and yellow hues. The spacious dining room affords views of the busy open kitchen in back, while the front bar area and covered patio look out on the parking lot and Peachtree Road.

The scene: As a dining companion put it during a recent Saturday brunch visit, the space looks something like the REI of restaurants. And the smiling, super-attentive servers look like they’d be up for a weekend of cycling or backpacking.

The food: The menu takes into account all sorts of dietary restrictions, with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, and dishes for paleo and Mediterranean devotees. Even with all that, there’s plenty of hearty fare, too. The grass-fed bison burger ($16) is topped with mushrooms, onions, mayo and watercress on a Parmesan and flaxseed bun. Redfish or grass-fed beef tacos ($16) are served with avocado, cotija cheese, tomatillo salsa, sour cream and anasazi bean. The seasonal summer market salad ($12) is a mix of purslane, corn, almond, cucumber, avocado, goat cheese, blueberry, tomato and herb vinaigrette.

The drinks: Listed under “natural refreshments,” find nonalcoholic concoctions like the Medicine Man ($6), an “antioxidant blast” of sea buckthorn, pomegranate, blueberry, cranberry, black tea and soda. More potent cocktails include Spontaneous Happiness ($9) with ginger and vanilla-infused shochu, St. Germain and lime. Sustainable and organic wines by the glass or bottle range from $9 to $60. Current Georgia craft beers ($5.50-$6) include Terrapin Hi-5 IPA and Maggie’s Peach, and Three Taverns White Hops.

The extras: The weekend brunch menu brings on breakfast items like muffins ($3-$4), goji berry granola with Greek yogurt ($7), and organic eggs with turkey sausage and sweet potato hash ($10).

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