• Private Dining Available
  • Coffee Bar with Takeout Options
  • Wine Director Steven Grubbs


Attention All: We will be closed for dinner on Sunday, February 1 in observance of the Super Bowl. Brunch will maintain its regular hours of 10:30am-3:00pm so come in prepared to brunch your socks off!

Empire State South takes a modern approach to creating authentic Southern dishes, relying on the beautiful foods of this region. A community restaurant that appeals to a broad range, Empire State South is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a to-go lunch program, courtyard bocce ball and an extensive coffee bar.

Empire State South is open:
Breakfast Mon-Fri, 7:00am-10:00am
Lunch Mon-Fri, 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner Sun-Weds, 5:30pm-10:00pm; Thurs-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
Brunch Sunday, 10:30am-3:00pm
…and the ESS coffee shop opens at 7am during the week and 9am on Sunday

Executive Chef of Empire State South is Josh Hopkins.

Hugh Acheson is the chef/partner of Empire State South. Acheson is a four-time James Beard Foundation nominee and chef/partner of the lauded Five & Ten and The National in Athens, GA.

Order a signed copy of Hugh’s cookbook, A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen. Filled with more than 120 mouthwatering recipes and anecdotal headnotes, plus 100 color photographs and line drawings from Hugh himself, and plenty of kitchen tips, shortcuts, and plain old-fashioned know-how, A NEW TURN IN THE SOUTH is an essential addition to any home cook’s library.