Indigo Road Restaurant Group Announces Opening of Oak Steakhouse in Alpharetta

There is little doubt that the majority of Atlanta's best restaurants are within the city limits. However, if you are a true foodie who likes to explore and don't mind a little extra driving, heading north of the city to Alpharetta awaits a plethora of culinary surprises. In Alpharetta you'll find various types of restaurants that suit every palate, just like a new steakhouse set to open up next fall. The Oak Steakhouse is coming and you definitely don't want to miss what it has in store for local residents! The Indigo Road travels west to Alpharetta, Ga. with the highly anticipated opening of the Oak Steakhouse in the fall of 2014.

Located in the prestigious Avalon development, Oak Steakhouse will offer a seasonally driven menu with ingredients sourced by local purveyors with exceptional hospitality and service inspired by its sister restaurant, Oak Steakhouse in Charleston, S.C. "I grew up in Atlanta and I have always looked forward to an opportunity to open a restaurant here," remarked Steve Palmer, the managing partner of The Indigo Road restaurant group. "I've looked at a lot of different real estate over the years and this was the right fit and the right time to bring Oak Steakhouse to Avalon. We're thrilled to be a part of this vibrant, growing community." Chef Jeremiah Bacon, a James Beard semifinalist in 2012 and 2013 for best new chef in the southeast and the executive chef and partner of Oak Steakhouse and The Macintosh in Charleston, S.C., will work closely with Indigo Road to find a chef to helm the new restaurant that shares the same values and culinary principals the company espouses. Oak Steakhouse in Alpharetta will reflect the current menu in Charleston with a mix of classic steakhouse features as well as a farm-to-table locally driven selection of seafood and vegetarian dishes.

Oak will continue its relationship with Certified Angus Beef, offering the highest quality of beef, ranging from dry-aged or wet-aged Prime bone-in Rib-eyes, Prime New York Strip Steak and center cut filet mignon. Oak's long standing partnership with CAB has included chef Bacon and Palmer attending CAB symposiums, CAB highlighting chef Bacon on their advertising campaign and CAB sponsoring an Oak James Beard dinner in New York City. "The Oak Steakhouse has built its reputation on quality and has always taken great pride in serving its guests the very best beef," says Mark Polzer, vice president of business development for the Certified Angus Beef brand. "We are honored to collaborate with them in this new venture, as they introduce diners in the Alpharetta area to their signature steaks, service and cuisine." The success of Oak Steakhouse in the Charleston market is a leading indicator of its future in Avalon.

Described as "one of the best and most distinctive steakhouses in the America," by culinary writer, John Mariani, recent accolades include: Travel + Leisure in 2013 naming Oak Steakhouse as one of the best steakhouses in America, The Daily Meal in 2013 listing them as one of America's top 20 steakhouses and Southern Living declaring Oak one of the best restaurants in Charleston for their travel guide. "Having Charleston's premier restaurateur join the Avalon dining scene is testament to the fact that we have created an exceptional environment that attracts top culinary talent," stated Mark Toro, a partner with North American Properties managing the Avalon development. "We have long coveted Steve Palmer's creations and we are proud to bring his unique style to Atlanta. Oak Steakhouse will provide the discriminating clientele in Alpharetta with an experience they have been clamoring for." Avalon is a $600 million mixed used development located on 86 acres at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Old Milton Parkway. High-end restaurant tenants at this time include Bocado Burger Bar, Antico and a restaurant from Ford Fry, to name a few, putting Oak Steakhouse in good culinary company.