Georgia James Tavern
This casual little sibling to Underbelly Hospitality’s Georgia James brings Old Hollywood vibes and local charm to the ground floor of Market Square Tower. New executive Chef Tim Reading (Caracol, Ixim) has revamped the menu and is now running the kitchen. Gorgeous hunks of perfectly Seared Bavette Steak ride alongside diverse everyday fare driven by high-quality ingredients and technique. Slurp down a Gulf Coast Oyster Bake dripping in Calabrian chile butter and herby breadcrumbs, pair Roasted Bone Marrow with Crispy Duck Fat Potatoes, and dig into large plates like Roasted Gulf Fish, gorgeous Brick Chicken, and a 44 Farms Tavern Burger made punchier with horseradish sauce.
When you want the full steakhouse experience, head to big sibling establishment Georgia James (see above). But if you’re looking for a badass steak in a more casual (but equally as sexy) atmosphere, it’s all about the GJ Tavern. Opened in the fall, this young gun is led by Matthew “Tally” Coburn, former sous chef at Georgia James. You’re in good hands with Tally and crew, who put out game-changing dishes like Hearth-roasted Oysters, Viet-Cajun Confit Wings, and a seriously good Tavern Burger alongside perfectly seared Cast-iron Steaks.