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


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.

Hugh Acheson is the author of the James Beard Foundation Award Winning Cookbook “A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen,” “Pick a Pickle: 50 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, and Fermented Snacks,” and “The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruits.” He is a chef/partner of the Athens, Georgia, restaurants 5&10, The National, the Atlanta restaurant Empire State South, and The Florence in Savannah. He is a James Beard award winner for Best Chef Southeast and was named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine. Hugh competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Season 3 and currently stars as a judge on Top Chef. Executive Chef of Empire State South is Josh Hopkins.


Daily Hours

Monday through Friday, breakfast is served from 7am to 10:30am, lunch is between 11:30am and 3pm, and dinner begins at 5:30pm. Our coffee shop remains open all day, serving pastries in the morning and light snacks in the afternoon. On Saturday, our bar opens at 4pm and dinner begins at 5:30pm. On Sunday, the coffeeshop opens at 9:30am and brunch is served between 10:30am and 3:00pm and dinner begins at 5:30pm.

Monday: 7am-10pm
Tuesday: 7am-10pm
Wednesday: 7am-10pm
Thursday: 7am-11pm
Friday: 7am-11pm
Saturday: 4pm-11pm
Sunday: 10:30am-9pm


Our parking is located in the 999 Parking Deck, with entrances at the Hyatt Midtown, off of 10th St., and Peachtree Place. We validate parking for 3 hours. If you have any questions, we encourage you to refer to the directions here or call us at 404-541-1105. Look for our main entrance in the courtyard betweeen the Hyatt Midtown and the 999 Peachtree building.


Contact Us

999 Peachtree Street NE #140, Atlanta, GA 30309
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tel: 404-541-1105
fax: 404-541-1107
email: contact@empirestatesouth.com

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