Hartsfield-Jackson's One Flew South gets nod for 'outstanding service'

OUTSTANDING SERVICE: A restaurant at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport might not seem the most likely spot to snag a nomination, but with its top-shelf drinks and serivce, One Flew South has become a dining destination in itself.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE: A restaurant at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport might not seem the most likely spot to snag a nomination, but with its top-shelf drinks and serivce, One Flew South has become a dining destination in itself.

Adam Carlson contributed to this story.

A restaurant at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport might not seem the most likely spot to build award-worthy buzz — but with its top-shelf drinks and service, not to mention tabletops of Cherokee Marble, One Flew South has become its own destination; and the self-proclaimed "first upscale dining experience" at the airport.

That attention to satisfaction was recognized with a nomination as a semifinalist for the 2015 James Beard Award for Outstanding Service, the only Atlanta restaurant nominated. Diners say the food is worth a bite, but that the spirits are where One Flew South soars.

It's a standout despite, or perhaps because of, its location. As AJC chief dining critic John Kessler once wrote, "For me, the only pleasures our airport currently offers (with the exception of One Flew South) are guilty ones."

See all 13 Atlanta James Beard semifinalists here<span> and meet the the rest of the local nominees in our gallery </span>here<span>. </span>

Final nominees will be announced Tuesday, March 24.

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