Best Restaurants: Celebrity Chef Kevin Gillespie challenges the typical restaurant experience: multiple chefs work to prepare their unique creations, then leave the safety of the kitchen to hustle those dishes to customers ordering a la carte. Don't think twice about passing on something that doesn't interest you, or nod a resounding "Yes!" Your selection is immediately placed in front of you, and your dim sum style menu is checked off as having received the dish. Small plates come all night, and you only pay for those you want. There is no pretentious vibe here; the setting is comfortable, simple, and humble. However, the food is far from plain. Dishes are sophisticated, genuine, from the heart, and full of flavor. From beautiful Berkshire pork belly bulgogi to confit morel mushrooms, the flavors are unique, full and delicious. We absolutely adore the rolling cocktail cart and highly recommend the Toasted Old Fashioned.
Local Expert Lesli Peterson Says:
Best Restaurants: "The monthly Hired Guns series allows you to sample everything on the menu that night, and possibly get a selfie with Chef Kevin Gillespie"
Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: A unique experience with dishes you'll remember for a lifetime. It's five-star dining in a comfortable, creative environment; the very best of the South.