Chef Kevin Gillespie Photo credit Andrew Thomas Lee Sweet Savant
Chef Kevin Gillespie
Photo credit Andrew Thomas Lee

Top Chef and Big Gun at Atlanta Restaurant Gun Show Kevin Gillespie will be opening a new restaurant, Revival in Decatur this July! Revival will feature seasonal dishes we would have found at the chef’s Grandmother’s house (I’m guessing Grandma was a good cook) but with more refined technique and top quality ingredients. Andreas Müller has been named executive chef.

I’m assuming that Fried Chicken will be on the menu since Revival Fried Chicken is menu “inspiration” at Gun Show this week. Revival will have “FAMILY-STYLE DINING” hopefully at family style prices…a girl can dream can’t she?

Here’s a peek at the Full Supper menu:

  • Pastured Georgia chicken based in sweet onions and golden raisins
  • Smoke-roasted mountain trout stuffed with cornbread and green onions
  • Georgia white shrimp and Terminus City sausage in roasted tomato gravy
  • Country fried grass-fed beef round steak with skillet pan gravy

“These entrées will be served with the Gillespie family puffy cornbread and four to six sides such as fatback-fried silver queen corn, roasted heirloom baby tomatoes with spicy pepper relish, old-fashioned creamed potatoes, fresh field peas and baby carrots in sweet cream butter and dill.”

Photo credit Andrew Thomas Lee
Photo credit Andrew Thomas Lee

Revival is located at 129 Church Street in the former Harbour House Pub site in Decatur. The space (once a house) is to be restored to get close to it’s original condition featuring trey ceilings, crown molding, fireplaces, mixed metal and wood accents. The restaurant will also sport an antique blue and white color palette reminiscent of grandmother’s china. The restaurant, will seat 100 guests and will also have a front garden and a spacious back yard.

The patio space will house an outdoor bar called Communion  slated to open by early fall. Inspired by a Viennese wine garden this space will offer another opportunity for guests to interact.



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