Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/16/17
Taylor Neary (Formerly of Marcel, St. Cecilia) Will Serve as Executive Chef
Opening early 2018, Restaurant Holmes is an eclectic neighborhood restaurant and bar within the historic Jones House at Alpharetta City Center. Roswell native Taylor Neary, formerly of Marcel, St. Cecilia, and more, will head up the kitchen as Executive Chef.
Opening seven days per week, Restaurant Holmes will serve an eclectic American menu that changes often. Dishes will feature simply prepared, locally sourced ingredients. Guests can expect a lunch menu of seasonal salads, small plates and entrees, with highlights on the dinner menu including dishes like coal-roasted beets, crudo, pasta, wood-fired fish, and more.
Chef Taylor Neary attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta. During that time, he worked at Stoney River Grill, Roswell’s legendary steakhouse, before continuing on to Buckhead Life Group’s Kyma. Over the last seven years, Chef Taylor has helped lead kitchens at acclaimed restaurants across town including Roux on Canton, Little Alley Steak, Opulent, St. Cecilia, and Marcel, where he most recently served as Sous Chef. “Holmes” is a six-generation family name for Taylor.
Built in 1915, the Jones House is a historic building and former residence preserved by Alpharetta City Center. MT Studio Architecture and Couch Construction Services are heading up the restaurant’s renovation, and Holmes will take on a handsome interior with leather banquettes, dark tile, and design features including murals by renowned local artist Greg Mike. Dishes will be served on custom ceramics from Noble Plateware out of New York.
The restaurant will offer 60 seats indoors with additional seating on a covered porch and patio. A semi-private room off the main dining room will also offer space for gathering.