Peek inside By George, Hugh Acheson’s new downtown restaurant

September 20,2019

Carly Cooper, Atlanta magazine

Two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson (of Empire State South and the National and 5 & 10 in Athens) is opening a restaurant in the newly renovated Candler Hotel downtown. Serving French-inspired classic cuisine, By George will open in late October with cocktails by beverage director Kellie Thorn and an extensive French wine list compiled by sommelier Steven Grubbs.

The 3,000-square-foot restaurant is named after the original architects of the circa 1906 building, George E. Murphy and George Stewart. Acheson says he was inspired by the history and architecture of the building, which was influenced by former Atlanta mayor Asa Griggs Candler.

“You can’t overlook the beauty of architecture in the Candler building: the amount of imported marble, the monolithic beauty with the sculptures, the interior brass bank of elevators,” he says. “If it is a flatiron building, we are at the apex.”

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