The corner of E. Andrews and W. Paces Ferry in Buckhead is choke full of Atlanta’s forgotten culinary greatness. Yes, the converted home that housed one of Atlanta’s most notable restaurants (Seeger’s) has gradually morphed from a place of legend and shi shi into an establishment for the more casual dinner. Coast Seafood & Raw Bar is the current resident, and they’ve set out to fill the void left when Steamhouse Lounge moved to Midtown.
The restaurant is operated by Tom Catherall’s Here To Serve, a restaurant group whose fooderies dot our cityscape with thoughts of greatness that always fall short. In fact, 111 W. Paces’ previous tenant, aptly named Home, was one such example. The restaurant’s brief flirtation with success came when Catherall brought in Atlanta’s darling chef, one Richard Blais. That Blais up and ran just a few months after showing up was not a surprise (it’s kinda been his m.o.). It was also no surprise that when Blais left, so too did Home’s business. Now, just a few months after H2S shuttered the cougarville that was Lola Bellini Bar in favor of the
disgusting Cantina Taqueria, they have followed suit with Home and Coast Seafood.