Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/17
ROSE + RYE NOW OPEN IN “THE CASTLE,” MIDTOWN ATLANTA’S HISTORIC MANSION AT 15TH & PEACHTREE STREET
All-Female Culinary & Management Leadership Team
Open For Dinner With Lunch Starting in November & Weekend Brunch To Follow in January
Rose + Rye restaurant and bar is now open in The Castle, Midtown Atlanta’s iconic mansion with a storied history at 87 15th Street NE. Three levels of dining and drinking space include multiple outdoor patios and rooms for private events. Rose + Rye is headed up by an all-female culinary and management leadership team.
Open for dinner with lunch and brunch to follow, Rose + Rye serves refined American fare with a global reach. Both the food and drink menu are rooted in the season and will change often. Guests can expect creative dishes designed to please the eye and the palate, including Smoked Caesar Salad with baby kale, smoked yogurt, parmesan cookie crumble, and soft boiled egg; Seared snapper with celery root puree, Anson Mills farro, wild cherries & redux, and Chicken Mole with braised Joyce Farms chicken, crispy rice patty, and wilted kale.
Built by Ferdinand McMillan the early 1900’s, The Castle is a historic landmark and one of Atlanta’s last marquis properties. After acquiring it in the late 1940s, Hazel Roy Butler opened the home to local artists, who often paid their rent with works of art. The architecturally unique building is known for its long-term connection to the local arts community.
The first floor of the space is “The Grotto,” a bar with a dramatic floor-to-ceiling rock wall as the backdrop. Stairs leading up to the second floor reveal an open kitchen, chandeliers, and floors restored from original materials, where a larger bar area is separated from the dining room. On the third level, Rose + Rye’s private event space features three private dining rooms, as well as a second outdoor patio lined with original columns and unparalleled views overlooking Woodruff Arts Center and Midtown Atlanta.
Thaddeus Keefe, Owner
Keefe is a 20-year restaurant industry veteran and native Atlantan who also serves as Owner of 1KEPT Kitchen + Bar in Atlanta and Charleston and Y.N.K. in Orange County. He is the former owner and creator of Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft and Mosaic in Atlanta.
Lindsay Owens, Executive Chef
Owens comes to Atlanta from Minneapolis and formerly served in the kitchens of Minneapolis favorites The Lynhall, Tilia, Unideli. She also ran Creamery Café, with a menu focused on local sourcing, from Seward Community Co-op.
Jessica Schilling, General Manager
Schilling previously served as Assistant General Manager of STK Atlanta. She has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.
Seewai Sayavong, Assistant General Manager
Born in Laos, Sayavong’s first restaurant job was at the age of 13 in her aunt’s Thai eatery. She most recently worked at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and as General Manager of Nan Thai Fine Dining and Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft in Atlanta.
Anu Adebara, Sous Chef
Adebara previously cooked with Avalon Catering and as a personal chef before joining the team at Rose + Rye.
Charity Everett, Pastry Chef
Everett founded Revel Pastry Company in Chattanooga before serving as Pastry Chef at 1KEPT in Charleston and Atlanta.
Reservations are available on OpenTable.
Phone Number – 404.500.5980
HOURS DURING OCTOBER, OPENING MONTH:
Tues. – Thurs., 5pm – 10pm
Fri. – Sat., 5pm – 11pm
* Opening for lunch on Nov. 20 and weekend brunch in January.