Monday, June 27, 2016

101 Steak Now Open in Vinings

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Chef-Driven Chophouse Newest Neighborhood Addition from 101 Concepts

ATLANTA (June 27, 2016) – 101 Steak, the newest restaurant from 101 Concepts, the Atlanta-based entrepreneurial team behind neighborhood restaurants and pubs such as Food 101, Meehan’s Public House and Cibo e Beve, is now open in Vinings for dinner, with lunch service to follow in a few weeks. Owners Steve Buero, Chris Segal and Phil Roness, along with chef/partner Joe Ahn, are presenting high-quality steaks and seafood, a raw bar and more than 100 wines by the glass.

“Many of our friends and loyal patrons kept asking us to open a steakhouse, and we felt the Vinings neighborhood would be the perfect fit,” says Buero. “I also live in the area, and my children go to school here, so we are really looking forward to giving back to our community."

Helming the kitchen is Joe Ahn, whose culinary expertise has been enjoyed by Atlantans in some of the city’s best restaurants over the past two decades. His exposure to a multitude of cuisines began while growing up around his parents’ Korean, Japanese and Chinese restaurant, and his seasonal menu at 101 Steak showcases his eclectic background. In addition to a selection of seafood and Prime Black Angus beef, Ahn's menu displays his diverse skill set with Asian, Southern and Italian influences featured in dishes like crispy seafood misto, house-made burrata and heirloom tomatoes with kale pesto and a Big Green Egg-smoked pork chop served with pimento mac-n-cheese, collards and Coca-Cola gastrique.

“Although we are a steakhouse and will of course offer those familiar meat options, guests will also see a more chef-driven selection of appetizers and signature entrées that exhibit a lot of culinary creativity,” says Ahn.

More examples of appetizers, raw bar items, steaks and chops, house specialties and desserts on 101 Steak’s menu include:
  • Selection of East and West Coast oysters, sour orange cocktail, pickled ginger mignonette 
  • Parmesan-crusted roasted marrow bones, onion marmalade, fresh sage, artisan bread
  • Caribbean seafood cocktail (shrimp, octopus, lump crab) tossed with diced tomato, red onion, cilantro, avocado, blue corn tortilla and fried plantains
  • 32-ounce tomahawk chop – 50-day dry aged Prime
  • Spicy “frutti de mare” with Maine lobster, Georgia shrimp, clams, Spanish octopus and squid ink linguine
  • 101 Wagyu beef burger, Gruyère, thick smoked bacon, house-made pickles, onion jam and fries
  • Classic warm crème brulee

The restaurant’s beverage program offers craft cocktails composed of fresh quality ingredients, a wide array of craft beers and a carefully curated wine list that captures the best of California and beyond. Over one hundred wines by the glass are featured, including 50 properly stored reserve selections. Guests are presented with a wine pairing guide for both seafood and sauces, with two price points suggested for each dish. These guides are a thoughtful way to assist guests in making their wine choices to pair optimally with their food selection.

Designed by Brandi Sylvester of Artisan Restaurant Design, the décor at 101 Steak is a celebration of the classic American steakhouses from the 1950s and 60s, boasting rich materials such as leather, mahogany and granite. Best described as “the Rat Pack meets Ralph Lauren,” the restaurant’s environs convey warmth and comfort but also leave guests feeling like they’re living the high life.

A copper top raw bar gives hungry eyes a peek into the restaurant’s daily fresh seafood selection, while a wall of three handmade wine storage cabinets separates the bar from the main dining room and forms the main focal point of the restaurant. Sylvester has sourced artisan pieces from around the country, including a carved wood cornucopia from the late 18th century that was salvaged from a New Jersey home where Napoleon’s family once stayed.

101 Steak’s main dining room seats 85 guests, while the bar and lounge areas can accommodate an additional 50. An outdoor patio seats 45, and there are multiple private dining options, including “The Overlook Room” for large events of up to 50 guests, “The Tasting Room” for more intimate gatherings of eight to 10 and “The Board Room” for up to 12 guests.

101 Steak is located at 3621 Vinings Slope SE in Atlanta. The restaurant is open for dinner daily with lunch coming soon. Reservations are available through OpenTable. Complimentary self-parking is available in front and in the parking deck behind the restaurant. Complimentary valet parking is also offered during dinner service.

For more information, call 770-805-8855 or visit For additional updates, follow 101 Steak on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About 101 Concepts
101 Concepts is an Atlanta-based restaurant group whose owners rely on the dynamic combination of friendship and shared work ethic for the success of their 10 restaurants. Partners Steve Buero, Chris Segal and Phil Roness first met while working the New York City restaurant scene as Iona College roommates. In 1999, they established a business partnership and found their niche in friendly, neighborhood restaurants and pubs. Today, the trio owns Food 101 and Cibo e Beve in Sandy Springs, Castleberry Hill barbecue joint Smoke Ring and 101 Steak in Vinings, plus five metro-Atlanta locations of Meehan’s Public House. In 2014, 101 Concepts also obtained Restaurant Paradis in Rosemary Beach, Florida. For more information and restaurant addresses, visit


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