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 for Breakfast M-F, 7:00am-10:00am, Lunch M-F, 11:00am-3:00pm, Dinner Mon-Sun, 5:30pm-11:00pm, Brunch on Sunday, 10:30am-3:00 pm. The ESS coffee shop is always open with to-go options available.

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.
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